Marnie Courage, Director & Inclusive Design Consultant
Marnie established Enabling Access Inc. in 2005. She holds a Bachelor Degree in Psychology and a Medical Rehabilitation (Occupational Therapy) Degree from the University of Manitoba. With a passion for increasing accessibility, she has completed Universal Design courses through the University of Buffalo and holds an Executive Certificate in Home Modification from the University of Southern California. Marnie designed and teaches Creating Inclusive Workplaces - Accessibility to Accommodation course at the University of Winnipeg's Human Resource Program. Marnie is also a Matheson Certified Ergonomic Evaluator, Functional Capacity Evaluator, Post-offer Employment Testing Evaluator and has developed innovative Workplace Disability Management Services including customized ergonomic training for employees conducting physically demanding work, for which she was awarded WCB's SafeWork Manitoba Research and Workplace Innovation Program grant in 2015. She is a Certified Life Care Planner, specializing in Brain and Spinal Cord Injuries, providing medical-legal expert services internationally. Marnie is a dynamic public speaker, presenting at conferences and workshops in her field.
Vanessa Meads, Office Manager
Vanessa has a strong background in business finance and customer relationship management. She worked previously as Director of Finance at Spence Neighbourhood Association and as Executive Director of Winnipeg FoodShare Co-op. Vanessa completed her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Integrated Studies at the University of Manitoba. She enjoys hiking and indoor gardening. Vanessa provides customer support, processes referrals, and conducts the bookkeeping management tasks for Enabling Access Inc. She handles all general inquiries and coordinates workshops and other special events. Vanessa is a tremendous asset to our team!
Linda Harrison, Lead Occupational Therapist (Mental Health and Brain Injury Rehabilitation)
Linda has a Bachelor of Psychology and a Bachelor of Medical Rehabilitation (Occupational Therapy) from the University of Manitoba. She specializes in mental health and neurological rehabilitation for concussions/mild brain injury. She is a Certified BrainFx 360 Administrator and a Certified Goal Management Training Instructor. Linda leads our Cognitive and Mental Health Rehabilitation Services that activate and condition people to increase their performance tolerance and return to work potential. Linda conducts Activation Therapy, Progressive Goal Attainment Programming and is trained in using Motivational Interviewing. She uses a cognitive behavioural approach when assisting clients living with mental health conditions and neurological injury to re-engage in meaningful activities. Linda also leads our Psychological Safety in the Workplace Coaching service, assisting workplaces with early identification of mental health conditions and establishing healthy stay at work and return to work programs. Linda is the author of Daily Living Skills Worksheets: Reproducible Resources for Teaching Independent Living Skills.
Bree Gillis, Lead Occupational Therapist (Physical and Sensory Rehabilitation)
Bree holds a Masters of Occupational Therapy and Bachelor of Psychology from the University of Manitoba. Bree is our wheelchair and seating specialist, disability agency service coordinator and is the clinical physical and sensory rehabilitation lead. Working with equipment vendors and product specialists, Bree assists individuals with increasing their functional independence and removing barriers at home, work and in the community. Bree conducts caregiver training and provides customized safety procedures for disability agencies throughout the province. Bree also conducts workplace ergonomics and injury prevention services conducting job demands analysis, post-offer testing and ergonomic training. Bree provides rehab services to individuals with catastrophic neurological injuries, and those living with physical, intellectual and sensory impairments. Certified in Matheson Ergonomics and Functional Capacity Evaluations, Bree assists caregivers, lawyers, and insurers in determining functional status, accommodations and appropriate care support services.
Craig Bennett, Lead Occupational Therapist (Workplace Disability Management)
Craig graduated with a Masters of Occupational Therapy and a Bachelor of Kinesiology from the University of Manitoba. Craig completed the Matheson Certified Ergonomic Evaluator Training and the Canadian Mental Health Association' Psychological Health and Safety Advisor training program. With a strong foundation in biomechanics, and understanding of the physical, psychological, and cognitive demands of work, Craig leads our Workplace Disability Management Services working with our customers who represent both HR and Safety, in a variety of settings to help reduce employee loss time, improve productivity and assist in creating a healthy workplace culture. Specializing in industrial workplace risk identification and mitigation Craig draws from all aspects his background to promote safe work environments and injury prevention through risk identification, education, and training. Craig brings experience from a long-term care facility, hospital setting and is a musculoskeletal injury prevention specialist.
Gina Tranquada, Occupational Therapist
Gina graduated with a Masters in Occupational Therapy and a Bachelors in Kinesiology-Athletic Therapy from the University of Manitoba. She is a Matheson Certified Functional Capacity Evaluator who 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. She conducts workplace accommodation assessments, job demands analysis, post-offer testing and ergonomic assessments. Her return to work and stay at work consultation assists our customers with their disability management reducing time loss costs related to injury and illness. Gina works directly with clients living with mental health conditions as a clinical specialist, as well as with those who have intellectual, physical and sensory impairments, to improve accessibility and function. Gina leads our Safe Living Manitoba functional assessment and residential accessibility service, performs Residential Accessibility Assessments, Customer Service Accessibility Screenings and coordinates our Architectural & Physical Audits to remove barriers to services and the built environment.
Robyn Musgrove, Occupational Therapist
Robyn graduated from the University of Manitoba with her Masters in Occupational Therapy and holds a Bachelor of Arts in Kinesiology from the University of Winnipeg. She has strong experience working with clients with varying acute and chronic health conditions in a hospital setting and is now using her client assessment skills and equipment/service prescription within our community-based Rehabilitation Program. Robyn's wheelchair seating and discharge planning skills are an asset as she takes an objective approach, considering client goals and customer parameters with each interaction. Robyn is a skilled mental health clinician and enjoys preparing the people she works with for successful return to work experiences. She works with our customers to offer a variety of rehabilitation assessments in the community, as well as workplace ergonomic worksite assessments, post-offer testing and job demands analysis.
Lindsay Edwards, Occupational Therapist
(Currently On Maternity Leave)
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 and Sport Science-Kinesiology degree. (University of Manitoba).
Jackie Belbeck- Occupational Therapist BRANDON
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 out of our Brandon Clinic, providing services in that region.