B.Sc (Hons Kin.), Registered Kinesiologist
Jean Taylor is a Registered Kinesiologist with her Honours Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology and has been working in the field of Acquired Brain Injury for over twenty years using her skills as a Case Manager and a leader in developing ABI Services in Ontario. Founding her own firm Key Rehab Services Inc. in 2006 Jean Taylor works as a Case Manager for catastrophically injured clients as well as consulting as the ABI Clinical Consultant to Traverse Independence Not for Profit. Jean Taylor has taken a leadership role in developing Transitional Living options for brain injury survivors.
Taking an evidence-based approach Jean Taylor, working with University of Waterloo, Key Rehab Services Inc, Traverse Independence and NSERC, is a leader in assessment of community interventions including ABI supported community living having completed the data collection for a methodology study of over 200 ABI clients. This study is in the process of being published. Jean Taylor is beginning the program evaluation phase for a second study referencing the methodology of the first study.
Bringing the rehabilitation community into communication with direct providers and the survivors of brain injury she is currently forging partnerships to investigate the relationship of brain injury to functional implications and outcome measures. As a Registered Kinesiologist Jean Taylor brings together teams of individuals on initiatives, projects and on individual cases to make a difference for survivors, their caregivers and the community.
B.Sc (Hons Kin.), Registered Kinesiologist
Director of Clinical Operations
Alicia White is a Registered Kinesiologist with an Honours Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology and a specialization in Neurobehavioural Assessments. She has been working in the area of Neurorehabilitation since 2008 with both research and clinical experience. During her continued work with the University of Waterloo, Ms. White performed cognitive and functional assessments on students with concussions or individuals suffering from cognitive impairments due to mild to moderate traumatic brain injuries for both research and rehabilitation purposes.
Ms. White has extensive rehabilitation experience in providing services to various populations including individuals with cognitive, functional and behavioural impairments, chronic pain, complex orthopedic and soft tissue injuries. She has completed Level One and Level Two of the Brain Injury Rehabilitation certification offered by Brock University and the Ontario Brain Injury Association (OBIA) in the area of Neurorehabilitation: Assisting Recovery and Function in Everyday Life Following Brain Injury and Neuropsychological Assessments: Beyond Testing. Ms. White has also received training and certification to perform Functional Abilities Evaluations, Range of Motion Assessments and Physical Demands Analysis through Metriks Education Inc. Ms. White has been working as a Rehabilitation Specialist providing social and vocational rehabilitation, psychometric testing, as well as Case Management since September 2011.
Clinical Psychologist with a practice in Neuropsychology
Dr. Carolyn Wilson is a Psychologist registered with the College of Psychologists of Ontario to practice in Clinical Psychology and Clinical Neuropsychology across adults and seniors. Her practice focuses on understanding underlying causes of cognitive impairment. Throughout her career, she has worked with individuals with a variety of neurological disorders, mental illnesses, traumatic brain injury, and other biologically-based disorders which give rise to cognitive difficulties. She has a particular interest in understanding the interplay between cognition and mental illness in the context of brain dysfunction. Although rare to find one single contributing factor to cognitive impairment, neuropsychological assessment is often helpful in determining which underlying factors are more or less responsible for the observed difficulties. Among Individuals with TBI, who often must contend with a variety of inter-connected challenges (e.g., emotional dysregulation, cognitive compromise, chronic pain, physical limitations, substance misuse, trauma, role-transitions), understanding such factors, as well as which are amenable to intervention, is essential to treatment planning.
Dr. Wilson received her PhD from University of Waterloo (2010) where she was jointly enrolled in the Clinical Psychology and Cognitive Neurosciences programs. She also holds a MSc in Neuroscience (Neuropathology) from Western University. Dr. Wilson completed her residency training in the London Clinical Psychology Residency Consortium (London Health Sciences Centre and Parkwood Hospital), within the Neuropsychology Track, then pursued a postdoctoral fellowship in Neuropsychology through the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Neurosciences at McMaster University. In addition to Key Rehab, Dr. Wilson also works as a Clinical Neuropsychologist in private practice in UpTown Waterloo. Dr. Wilson also holds Assistant Clinical Professor (adjunct) positions at University of Waterloo (Psychology) and McMaster University (Psychiatry and Behavioural Neurosciences).
OT. Reg (Ont.)
Eileen Meechan is a Registered Occupational Therapist, with a BScOT degree from Queen’s University. She is licensed to practice in the province of Ontario by the College of Occupational Therapists of Ontario, Registration #G0305579, and is a member in good standing with that same College. She holds a professional membership with the Canadian Association of Occupational Therapist. Ms. Meechan has been a practicing OT since 1987, working in varied environments (primarily with adults and seniors) across the continuum of care: Acute Care In-Patients, Out-Patients, Rehabilitation settings (both short-term and long-term) as well as the community. Experience includes expertise in Hand Therapy and orthopedic injuries and conditions for ten years, neurology - both stroke rehab and some ABI, amputee rehab, Dementia care, and most recently working as a Case Manager in the community with Waterloo Wellington CCAC for three years. She also served as a Medical member of Review Tribunals for CPP Permanent Disability appeals hearings (for a three-year term), making determinations/decisions on claimant’s cases consistent with the legislation.
Director of Program Operations