West Vancouver

Andrew Wong

Type: Occupational Therapists

FCE & CBOT Coordinator

Andrew completed his undergraduate degree in Cellular Biology and Genetics at the University of British Columbia and his Masters in Occupational Therapy at the University of Western Ontario. Andrew started his OT career working on a multidisciplinary team helping clients with orthopedic injuries and chronic pain overcome physical and psychosocial barriers to return to work. Having worked on a multidisciplinary team has helped him recognized the importance of taking a holistic approach in recognizing each individual client needs. Andrew is motivated in helping clients recognize their rehab potential and returning to meaningful occupations in all facets of their lives. When he is not working, Andrew stays active going to the gym and playing ice hockey.

Andrew has the capacity to complete FCEs and has experience in many areas such as TBI injuries, physical rehabilitation, and ergonomic assessment

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Grace Fong

Type: Occupational Therapists

Mainland OT Team Manager & WSBC Coordinator

After completing her undergraduate degree at the University of British Columbia, Grace attended Queen’s University where she acquired her Master’s in Occupational Therapy.  Grace specializes in cognitive rehab, coaching, assistive technology, return to work, and home and community re-integration. She takes a special interest in low vision rehab and incorporating interdisciplinary collaboration into her work.  When she’s not at work, she enjoys baking, hiking and biking.

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Grace Fong

Kris Kent

Type: Occupational Therapists

Kris received his undergraduate degree from McMaster University where he majored in Biology. Upon graduation he pursued his passion for helping others through volunteering in Asia and Central America alongside various humanitarian organizations. Kris earned his Master’s Degree in Occupational Therapy at the University of British Columbia and has experience working on a multidisciplinary team helping clients with head injuries, traumatic psychological injuries, and chronic pain, overcome physical and psychosocial barriers to return to work. Kris is motivated in helping clients recognize their rehab potential and returning to meaningful occupations in all parts of their lives. When he is not working, you’ll likely find Kris cooking at home, running along the seawall, or hiking one of the local mountains.

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Marli Siebrits

Type: Rehab Assistants & Kinesiologists

Marli graduated with her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of British Columbia in 2016. She has experience working in a variety of different rehabilitation settings including but not limited to work as a behavioral interventionist, OTA, work in aquatic stroke rehabilitation and research at the Rehab Research Lab at GF Strong. She is currently studying Occupational Therapy at the University of British Columbia and plans to graduate in 2020. With an undergraduate degree in psychology, she is passionate about understanding the impact of illness and disability on the person as a whole. She is also keen to discover how different activities can be adapted to ensure increased participation and functionality for individuals. In her spare time she enjoys baking, hiking and practicing yoga!

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Rebecca Izen

Type: Occupational Therapists

Rebecca received her undergraduate degree from the University of British Columbia where she majored in Kinesiology with a secondary focus in Family Studies. Upon graduation she pursued her passion for helping individuals with disabilities and she returned to UBC to earn a Master’s Degree in Occupational Therapy. Rebecca has worked with a variety of individuals of all ages with both physical and mental health difficulties, from aiding school-aged children with learning disabilities, to reintegrating individuals back into their communities. In her free time Rebecca is passionate about staying active. She participates in many team sports and always enjoys taking walks around the Seawall with her dog Franky. Rebecca deeply values staying connected with her family, and especially loves spending quality time with her young nephews. Being born and raised in Vancouver, Rebecca is sincerely committed to the well being of her city, community, and the people who live in it.

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Talisa Murray

Type: Occupational Therapists

Talisa graduated from the University of Victoria with a Bachelor of Arts Degree, majoring in Psychology. She then went on to complete her Master’s Degree in Occupational Therapy at the University of Toronto. While studying and completing clinical placements, Talisa gained a wide range of experience in acute care, physical rehabilitation, mental health and community practice. She has a passion for helping clients identify goals and makes steps to achieve meaningful occupations in their everyday life.

 

Being born and raised in Vancouver (and missing the mountains and oceans), Talisa returned to the West Coast. Talisa joined JR Rehab in September 2018.

 

In her spare time, Talisa enjoys running, snowshoeing, reading and travelling.

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