I am a pediatrician and the Director of the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at St. Michael’s Hospital. I am cross-appointed at the Hospital for Sick Children, where I work regularly as a Staff Neonatologist. For the past 20 years, I have worked with children and families who have had numerous medical problems.
Bryan's Place is important to me since families who have children with disabilities need a safe place to go to celebrate life. Bryan's Place reminds us of what’s important in life. Laughter, family and friends.
Since graduating from McMaster University as a Physiotherapist in 1996, I have been focused on supporting children and their families. My journey is rooted in a lifelong desire to make a positive impact on the lives of others. It has been a privilege to be a part of the lives of the children and families I have worked with over the last many years. I am honoured to be a part of Byran's Place, an organisation born out of a Mother's love for her child and the recognition that there are gaps in services available to adult children with disabilities. There is no power stronger than the love for a child, which is what drives Bryan's Place and its vision to provide opportunities for all to continue to develop and thrive.
Bryan's Place holds a special place in my heart, having watched the idea of it grow, some 20+ years in the making. As a mother and as a therapist, I am proud to be a part of this amazing community and excited to see all of what Bryan's Place will accomplish.
I am a Physiotherapist specializing in working with children and adults with a wide range of diagnoses and disabilities. I am also the Director of TheraBounce Inc. which provides trampoline based therapy to individuals with disabilities. I have always been very passionate about working with this population. I am thrilled to be able to support Bryan’s Place as a board member! Bryan’s Place is extremely important to our community, filling the gaps in service for children transitioning to adulthood, supporting families holistically, and providing an inclusive environment where everyone belongs.
I have a degree in dentistry, and my office, The Stockyards Dental, has given me the opportunity to help many families, patients and smiles over the years. In the last years, I have found a bigger calling and heart-filling journey in life called Charity Work, helping people in any way they need.
When I was introduced and invited to be part of Bryan’s Place, the organization was still in the dream stage. Seeing how fast it has grown and the amazing events Bryan’s place has created shows how much our community needs this organization.
It has been an Honour to be part of this growing and very promising Beautiful Organization and I hope I can keep helping them in many ways so they can keep filling the pre-existing gap for this kind of service in society and heart-filling many children, adults and parents with special needs.