Marnie Courage- Director and Inclusive Design Consultant
Marnie established Enabling Access Inc in 2005 to meet the gap in public health care community occupational therapy services. As an occupational therapist, Marnie is a Life Care Planner, providing medical-legal expert testimonies in the field of occupational therapy, and vocational rehabilitation. She has developed innovative injury prevention programming including customized ergonomic training for employees conducting physically demanding work. Marnie was awarded a grant through the WCB's SafeWork Manitoba Research and Workplace Innovation Program in 2015 to deliver her customized ergonomic training to construction workers throughout Manitoba. Marnie's passion for increasing accessibility in Manitoba is embedded in her Inclusive Design consultation; her contribution to the City of Winnipeg's Access Awards Jury; and in the workshops she creates to increase awareness of accessibility laws, best practice for designing the built environment and to ensure services and goods are made accessible to all Manitobans. Marnie is an instructor at the University of Winnipeg's Human Resource Program, teaching "Creating Inclusive Workplaces-Accessibility to Accommodation" and is a dynamic public speaker, presenting at conferences and workshops in her field throughout the province.
Jeannine Bourrier- Office Manager
Jeannine joined Enabling Access with a diverse background in the healthcare industry, bringing her experience as a medical administrative assistant and a home support worker. Jeannine has done a variety of humanitarian and volunteer work with local churches, communities and soup kitchens. Her personal experiences and desire for knowledge have also helped her grow professionally through the opportunities to facilitate groups, provide spiritual ministry and teach people about holistic living. Jeannine provides customer support including accounts receivables and referral processing at Enabling Access. Jeannine keeps the wheels of Enabling Access rolling and is a tremendous asset to our team.
Anne Macgregor- Vocational Rehab Consultant
Anne has been a Vocational Rehabilitation Consultant (VRC) since 2008, delivering career and disability management services. Anne is a Registered Rehabilitation Professional and holds a degree in Human Ecology with a minor in Commerce from the University of Manitoba. She holds Certificates in Rehabilitative Case Management, Career and Employment Coaching and Motivational Interviewing. With Enabling Access, Anne conducts Transferable Skills Analysis, Labour Market Analysis, Vocational Assessment, Career Exploration, Employment/ Job Search Services and Return to Work Planning. Anne is experienced in working with populations who have physical, psychological, cognitive and emotional barriers.
Linda Pleskach - Vocational Rehabilitation Consultant
Linda holds a CPHR designation (Chartered Professional in Human Resources) and has attained a diploma in Human Resource Management from the University of Manitoba and Certificates in Adult and Continuing Education (CACE), Motivational Interviewing and Chronic Pain and Mental Health Reactivation Program Training. She conducts Vocational Assessments, Transferable Skills Analysis, Labour Market Analysis, Career /Education Exploration, Return to Work Planning, Job Search Services, and Disability Case Management. Linda remains committed to ongoing professional development related to various mental/physical health conditions and effective management tools to support sustainable progress and increased tolerance in vocational rehabilitation.
Bree Gillis- Rehab OT Lead (WINNIPEG & SELKIRK)
Bree holds a Masters of Occupational Therapy degree and undergraduate Psychology degree, both from the University of Manitoba. She is well experienced working with individuals who have brain or spinal cord injuries, and those living with physical, intellectual and sensory impairments. Bree leads our rehabilitation team assisting individuals with increasing their functional independence, removing barriers at home, work and in their community. Bree also provides workplace ergonomics and injury prevention services. Certified in Matheson Ergonomics and Functional Capacity Evaluations, Bree assists caregivers, lawyers, and insurers in determining appropriate care support and services.
Linda Harrison- Associate Occupational Therapist
Linda is an occupational therapist whose specializes in mental health and neurological rehab for brain injury. She is a Certified BrainFx 360 Administrator (Cognitive Testing). Linda is the author of Daily Living Skills Worksheets: Reproducible Resources for Teaching Independent Living Skills. Linda provides Activation Therapy, using motivational interviewing and a cognitive behavioural approach when working directly with clients living with mental health conditions and neurological injury to re-engaging in meaningful activities. She has a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Psychology and a Bachelor of Medical Rehabilitation (Occupational Therapy) from the University of Manitoba.
Lindsay Edwards- Associate Occupational Therapist
Lindsay has extensive experience in the area of Workplace Ergonomics and Injury Prevention. She is certified in Matheson Functional Capacity Evaluations(FCE), Cognitive Functional Capacity Evaluations (CogFCE), and is a Certified BrainFx 360 Administrator(Cognitive Testing). Skilled in job demands analysis, ergonomic evaluations and post-offer employment testing, Lindsay's personal trainer certification background make her a great instructor of workplace ergonomics. Lindsay graduated with a Masters degree in Occupational Therapy, Faculty of Medical Rehabilitation and has a Bachelor of Exercise Science degree. (University of Manitoba).
Gina Tranquada- Associate Occupational Therapist
Gina graduated with a Masters degree in Occupational Therapy and a Bachelors degree in Kinesiology-Athletic Therapy from the University of Manitoba. She works in our rehabilitation services assisting clients with mental health conditions, as well as intellectual, physical and sensory impairments. Gina also performs residential accessibility assessments and public space accessibility audits to remove barriers in the built environment. Gina works with our clients to improve independence and assists in helping clients to achieve their functional and vocational potential with direct therapy and return to work preparation.
Jackie Belbeck- Associate OT (BRANDON) ON MATERNITY LEAVE
Jackie brings a wealth of experience providing occupational therapy to people with neurological, musculoskeletal, orthopedic, advancing age and mental health conditions. She conducts functional and cognitive assessments, home access assessments, and provides direct treatment service to clients to increase independence in preparation for returning to work. Jackie holds Certification in Neuro-Rehabilitation (Brock University), is SAEBO certified, NDT trained and is a Certified BrainFx 360 Administrator (Cognitive Testing). Jackie graduated from the University of Manitoba's Master's of Occupational Therapy, with a Bachelor Degree in Arts. Jackie works in our Brandon office, providing services in that region.