Marnie Courage, C.E.O. & Inclusive Design Consultant
Marnie established Enabling Access Inc. in 2005. She is a Bachelor of Psychology and Bachelor of Medical Rehabilitation in Occupational Therapy graduate from the University of Manitoba. She is a trained mental health clinician and a Return to Work Specialist. With a passion for increased accessibility, she 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. She sits on the Canadian Home Modification Council and established Safe Living Manitoba, a home modification assessment and consultation service to support people living with disabilities and those wanting to Age In Place.
Marnie is also a Matheson Certified Ergonomic Evaluator Specialist (CEES), Certified Functional Capacity Evaluator, Post-offer Employment Testing Evaluator and has developed innovative Workplace Disability Management Services. She was awarded WCB's SafeWork Manitoba Research and Workplace Innovation Program grant in 2015. Marnie is a Certified Life Care Planner, specializing in brain and spinal cord injured clients, providing medical-legal expert services internationally. Marnie is a dynamic public speaker, presenting regularly at conferences and workshops in her field.
Vanessa Meads, Office Manager
Vanessa has a strong background in business finance and customer relationship management. Vanessa completed her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Integrated Studies at the University of Manitoba and is currently working on her Human Resource Diploma at the University of Winnipeg. Vanessa provides our customer service support, processes referrals, and handles all invoicing. She conducts the bookkeeping management tasks and helps to keep our Enabling Access Inc. team on top of our administrative tasks. She handles all customer service general inquiries and coordinates workshops and other special events. Vanessa continues to ensure the business operations and clinic management runs smoothly. Vanessa is friendly and helpful and is ready to answer your service inquiries and will direct you to the team member suited for your referral needs.
Reetu Chahal, Clinic Assistant
Reetu is responsible for a variety of administrative and functional organizational tasks that assist our therapists and contribute to the daily operations of our clinic. Reetu is a 5-time gold medal powerlifting champion with Special-Olympics. She volunteers at Main Street Project and with Meals on Wheels. Reetu's motivation and commitment to her family, work, and community shine through as she proves to be a valued member of our team.
Gina Tranquada, Senior Occupational Therapist
Gina is a Masters of Occupational Therapy and a Bachelor's in Kinesiology-Athletic Therapy graduate of the University of Manitoba. She is Matheson Certified in Functional Capacity Evaluations and provides a variety of rehabilitation services for her adult clients with mental health conditions, brain injury/concussions, and those with serious physical injury and complex medical needs. Gina is a skilled mental health clinician and cognitive rehabilitation specialist who assists clients to achieve their functional potential in preparation for return to learn or work planning. Gina leads our Pediatric Occupational Therapy program and brings 10 years of experience working extensively with the Autism Program at St. Amant, leading a multi-disciplinary feeding team and has developed guidelines surrounding constraint-induced therapy. Gina has specialized training in sensory processing and regulation, acquired brain injury/concussion care, mental health therapy, as well as wheelchair and seating prescription. She has been a guest speaker at the Manitoba Association of Behavioral Analysis (MABA) Conference as well as presented at the Canadian Conference on Developmental Disabilities and Autism (CCDDA).
Bree Dawson, Senior Occupational Therapist
Bree holds a Masters of Occupational Therapy from the University of Manitoba. Certified in Matheson Ergonomics, physical Functional Capacity Evaluations and Cognitive Functional Capacity Evaluations, Bree assists our insurance and medical-legal customers with determining her client's functional abilities, equipment, and care needs. Bree is an experienced wheelchair and seating specialist and she is passionate about increasing her client's functional independence and removes barrier at home, work and in the community by providing discharge planning services, conducting home and vehicle modifications, and worksite ergonomic assessments. Bree specializes in working with clients with brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, amputations, and those with complex medical needs. Bree also leads our Disability Agency Occupational Therapy services offering assessment and training services to residential, day programs, and supportive employment organizations throughout Manitoba supporting individuals with intellectual, sensory and physical disabilities and their caregivers.
Craig Bennett, Senior Occupational Therapist
Craig is a Masters of Occupational Therapy and a Bachelor of Kinesiology graduate from the University of Manitoba. Craig is a Matheson Certified Ergonomic Evaluator Specialist (CEES) and with a strong foundation in biomechanics, he understands the physical, psychological, and cognitive demands of work. Craig leads our Workplace Disability Management Services. He is a certified Canadian Mental Health Association' Psychological Health and Safety Advisor, is Mental Health First Aide certified and works with our industrial-based workplace customers to help reduce employee loss time, improve productivity and assist in creating a healthy and workplace culture. Craig provides a variety of services from post-offer employment tests, job demands analysis, ergonomic assessments, workplace accommodation assessments, psychological safety training and offers disability management consultation drawing from his experience to identify risks and mitigation strategies using a cost-effective, practical approach.
Robyn Musgrove, Staff Occupational Therapist
Robyn is a Masters in Occupational Therapy from the University of Manitoba and a Bachelor of Kinesiology graduate from the University of Winnipeg. She provides a variety of rehabilitation services to our insurance and medical-legal customers including assessments and direct treatment for clients with mental health conditions, mild brain injury/concussion, and those with complex physical disabilities. Robyn is a skilled mental health clinician, trained in CBT, trauma reduction, and exposure therapy and activates her client to reach therapeutic goals. She enjoys preparing her clients for a successful return to learn and work experiences. Robyn provides cognitive assessments and rehabilitation and as a seasoned return to work coordinator, she assists with implementing accommodations matching work to client capabilities. She also conducts home assessments and functional assessments to identify equipment, care needs and support services to improve function and safety. Robyn's timely communication and her ability to gain rapport and trust with her clients help to move them closer to their functional potential.
Erin Floyd, Staff Occupational Therapist (Winnipeg and Kenora)
Erin is a Masters of OT graduate from the University of Manitoba. She provides a variety of rehabilitation services including assessments and direct treatment for clients with mild brain injury/concussion, mental health conditions, and those with intellectual or physical disabilities. Erin provides occupational therapy services out of both our Winnipeg and Kenora locations. Her genuine interest in assisting her clients to improve their cognitive function, productivity, and mental health well-being is demonstrated by the positive impact she has on her clients. Erin is also on our Pediatric Occupational Therapy team and brings with her a strong passion for helping pre-school and school-aged children with kindergarten readiness, emotional regulation, and sensory processing. She provides direct mental health occupational therapy for children and leads group sessions to help our clients reach their therapeutic goals. Erin is experienced working with First Nations Communities and works to improve environmental access, prescribe adaptive equipment and promote functional independence and wellbeing.
Samantha Pollock, Staff Occupational Therapist
Samantha graduated with a Masters in Occupational Therapy from the University of Manitoba. She is a Matheson Certified Ergonomic Evaluator and assists our workplace customers across the province in preventing injuries and disability through ergonomic evaluations, job demands analysis, post-offer testing and psychological safety and training. She provides a variety of rehabilitative assessments for our insurance and medical-legal customers to determine current and future functional, safety and support service needs. Samatha is also on our Pediatric Occupational Therapy team and brings with her experience in preschool and school-aged therapy having worked at Macdonald Youth Services and at the Rehabilitation Centre for Children in both School Therapy Services and with the Children's Therapy Initiative. She has training in self-control and behavioural management, fine motor development, sensory processing and regulation, feeding, and specializes in working with children with autism and FASD. Samantha leads our occupational therapy groups in Winnipeg to help clients meet their individual therapeutic goals in a supportive social setting.
Angela McMillan, Staff Occupational Therapist
Angela graduated with a Masters in Occupational Therapy from the University of Manitoba, following her Bachelor Degree in Psychology. Bringing with her experience in geriatric rehabilitation, spinal cord injury and brain injury in long term care, Angela provides a variety of rehabilitation assessment services for our clients. With specialty skills in wheelchair and complex seating prescription, catastrophic injury assessments, equipment prescription, assistive technology and rehabilitation, Angela provides occupational therapy hospital discharge planning, home and vehicle modifications, and cost of future care assessments planning for our insurance and medical-legal customers. Angela's timely communication and ability to remove barriers for improved function helps our clients reach their functional potential and assists our customers with addressing referral goals.
Elayna Hurtig, Staff Occupational Therapist
Elayna graduated from the University of Manitoba with a Masters in Occupational Therapy and undergrad Bachelor of Kinesiology. She holds certification in Matheson Functional Capacity Evaluations (FCE), provides job demands analysis and ergonomics assessments in our Workplace Health and Inclusion Services. Elayna brings strong public health OT experience and skills from both hospital and community. Her easy rapport-building approach and client-centered care benefits our Disability Agency customers and the individuals they support. Elayna offers assessment and training to residential and day programs, supporting individuals with intellectual, sensory and physical disabilities and their caregivers. Elayna is skilled in wheelchair and seating prescription, as well as functional, cognitive and home assessments, to offer adaptive solutions with the goal of helping her clients maximize safe and functional independence.
Jackie Belbeck, Associate Occupational Therapist (Brandon)Currently on Maternity Leave
Jackie is a Masters of Occupational Therapy and Bachelor of Arts graduate from the University of Manitoba. Jackie holds certification in Neuro-Rehabilitation (Brock University), is SAEBO and BrainFx 360 Administrator certified, NDT trained and provides a variety of assessments and direct treatment to her clients who have mild brain injury/concussion, spinal cord injuries, mental health conditions, and those with complex physical injury or disability. Jackie works out of Brandon, Manitoba, and her ability to identify barriers and provide solutions or treatment that improve her clients' functional independence, help our customers rest assured knowing they have the right OT for the job.