Dr. Jennifer Bogner is a board certified psychologist and Professor in the OSU Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. She holds the Bert C. Wiley, MD Endowed Chair in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. Her roles include being Vice-Chair of Research and Academic Affairs and being the Director of the Division of Rehabilitation Psychology. She also serves as Associate Editor for the Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation. Her research has focused on the treatment of substance misuse following traumatic brain injury, the impact of lifetime exposure of TBI on outcomes, and the comparative effectiveness of rehabilitation interventions.
Bonnie Cai-DuartesB.Sc.PT, M.Sc.
Bonnie has 20 years of experience working as a physiotherapist with clients living with neurological conditions in Toronto, Ontario. In her work with the Toronto Rehab Brain and Spinal Cord LEAP Service at the University Health Network, she supports clients to learn skills to self-manage their pain and to learn ways to move that are safe and sustainable. She has received her Masters of Science from University of Toronto and has been involved with student teaching for the past 20 years. She holds a lecturer status appointment with the University of Toronto Department of Physical Therapy.
Cara KircherOT Reg (Ont)
Cara has 17 years of experience working as an occupational therapist in the field of pain management in Toronto, Ontario. In her work with the Toronto Rehab Brain and Spinal Cord LEAP Service at the University Health Network, she supports clients with neurological conditions and pain to learn skills to self-manage through increasing their knowledge of pain science, and teaching a wide variety of physical and cognitive strategies. As a yoga teacher, she has a passion for making yoga accessible to all populations, and to help clients discover the joy of moving while listening to their bodies.
Carolyn LemskyPh.D.,C.Psych ABPP-CN
Dr. Carolyn Lemsky is a board certified neuropsychologist with 25 years of experience working in rehabilitation settings in the U.S. and Canada. For the past 20 years she has been the Clinical Director at Community Head Injury Resource Services of Toronto. Dr. Lemsky has been a strong proponent of integrated care. For the past 10 years she has been the director of the Substance Use and Brain Injury Bridging Project, a research and knowledge transfer initiative funded by ONF. In addition to frequent conference presentations, Dr. Lemsky has contributed book chapters and articles to the neuropsychology and brain injury literature.
Abe SnaidermanMD, FRCP(C)
Dr. Snaiderman is an Assistant Professor in both the Department of Psychiatry and the Department of Medicine at the University of Toronto. He is the founding director of the Neuropsychiatry Clinic at the Toronto Rehabilitation Institute, Neuro-rehabilitation Program where he has worked for the past 23years.
As a clinician teacher he has been involved in training medical students, residents, fellows and ancillary health professionals as well as the general public for over 23years. He is a member of the Exam Board and an examiner in Psychiatry for the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and winner of the Ivan Silver Award for Excellence in Mental Health Education given by the University of Toronto. In his spare time he tortures his family and neighbours with his attempts at playing guitar.
Gordon Stringer is the father of Rowan Stringer. Rowan died on May 12, 2013, from Second Impact Syndrome, the result of three unrecognized, undiagnosed, untreated concussions in a span of 6 days.
Since that day Gordon and his wife, Kathleen, have advocated for both organ donation (Rowan was a donor) and for increased awareness and education regarding recognition of concussions and their acute, chronic and in extreme cases like Rowan’s, lethal effects.
Following a Coroner’s Inquest into Rowan’s death in May of 2015 he has worked tirelessly to ensure that the 49 Coroner’s Jury recommendations were implemented. On March 6, 2018 “Rowan’s Law” was passed in Ontario. The first of the Jury recommendations, and the first Concussion legislation in Canada. The remaining jury recommendations will be addressed in the near future based on Report of the Rowan’s Law Advisory Committee.
Gordon and Kathleen continue their quest to make sure what happened to their daughter happens to no others. Moving forward they continue to work towards having Ontario’s “Rowan’s Law” replicated across Canada.
Catherine Wiseman-Hakes is a clinical neuroscientist and registered speech language pathologist. Catherine has dedicated over 20 years to the development and provision of evidence-based care for individuals with traumatic brain injury (TBI), across the spectrum of severity from concussion to those with moderate-severe injuries. She has two intersecting research and clinical foci which include: Investigation of sleep following injury, its’ role in neuroplasticity and impact on recovery, and, the second, Development and evaluation of interventions to address cognitive and communication impairments associated with concussion/TBI. Catherine is an affiliate scientist with the Hull Ellis Concussion and Research Clinic at UHN-Toronto Rehab Institute, and professor (Clinical adjunct) in the School of Rehabilitation Science at McMaster University. She has authored numerous peer-reviewed publications, and is a contributing author to the Ontario Neurotrauma Foundation Guidelines for the Management of Concussion/mTBI and Persistent Symptoms (3rd ed.) and the INCOG clinical practice guidelines series for rehabilitation of cognition and communication post TBI.
Michael HutchisonPhD, RKin
Michael Hutchison an Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Kinesiology and Physical Education at the University of Toronto. Michael Hutchison holds a PhD in Rehabilitation Science and is a Registered Kinesiologist, who specializes in sport-related concussion research in various populations ranging from adolescent students, university level students, and professional athletes and had published presented internationally in the area of sport concussion. He also holds appointments as a Research Scientist and a member of the NHL/NHLPA Concussion Subcommittee, as all as a Scientist position with the Neuroscience Program, Keenan Research Centre for Biomedical Science of St. Michael’s Hospital. Finally, Dr. Hutchison is also the Director of Concussion Program within the David L. MacIntosh Sport Medicine, University of Toronto, where he oversees a multidisciplinary team of health professionals for sport or physical activity related concussion.
Brian Cameron completed his LLB at Western University and was called to the bar in 2001. He joined Oatley Vigmond in 1999 and became a partner in 2008. Brian represents people who have sustained serious injuries and the families of those who have died. His practice focuses on resolving claims arising out of motor vehicle collisions, boating injuries, occupiers’ liability claims and products liability issues.
- Named by the Ontario Trial Lawyers Association as the Outstanding Young Lawyer in May of 2008.
- Certified Specialist in Civil Litigation
- Listed in Best Lawyers
A graduate of McMaster University and Queen’s University Faculty of Law, Erin represented insurers for several years after her call to bar in 2013. She joined Oatley Vigmond in May 2017.
As an associate at Oatley Vigmond, Erin focuses on getting fair results for her clients. Erin is passionate about ensuring there are consequences for institutions that engage in negligent behaviour. She brings a high level of engagement to her practice, where she is committed to advancing the legal interests of her clients.
Bill joined Oatley Vigmond in 2008, bringing with him extensive and varied experience working in the fields of rehabilitation and insurance. After obtaining a Bachelor of Physical Education from McMaster University in 1991, Bill became a member of The Ontario Kinesiology Association working in physiotherapy and chiropractic clinics as a kinesiologist.
Bill is responsible for assisting our clients in understanding and obtaining accident benefits from their own car insurance company. As an Accident Benefits Specialist, Bill helps assemble a reliable community rehabilitation and long-term care team for our clients.
Kim is an International Medical Graduates who work as a physician's assistant and patient educator at Apollo Cannabis Clinics in Toronto. She works to support patients who are looking to improve their quality of life with medical cannabis. Apollo is a doctor's office in Toronto, that prescribes medical cannabis for patients suffering from conditions such as pain, sleep issues, and anxiety, and Apollo educates all their patients, and the larger community, about this alternative medicine.
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