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Our Rehab Team

Tara Trethewey, B.H.K., M.OT.

Tara Trethewey, B.H.K., M.OT.

Since assuming the role as Evergreen Nursing's Executive Director in 2016, Tara has enjoyed leading the nursing and rehab teams as they grow and adapt to their clients needs.

Personable and resourceful, Tara is committed to developing the Rehabilitation Services Division of Evergreen Nursing and Home Health Care by building lasting relationships with clients and the community.

After receiving her undergraduate degree in Human Kinetics, she completed a Master of Occupational Therapy at the University of British Columbia (UBC) in 2009 and is a UBC clinical faculty member.

 

 

Tara started her occupational therapy career working in community- and clinic-based vocational rehabilitation programs for clients with mental illness, orthopaedic injuries and chronic pain before transitioning to private community-based rehabilitation. As an OT, Tara providedcase management and occupational therapy services (from hospital discharge to return-to-work support) for clients with traumatic brain injuries, mental illness, chronic pain and orthopaedic injuries.

For fun, Tara enjoys yoga, snowboarding, spending time with her children, and exploring BC.

Jill Olson, B.A., M.OT.

Jill Olson, B.A., M.OT.

Jill is the Director of Rehabilitation Services. She is a consultant occupational therapist with over 15 years experience in the health care industry. Her primary practice area is the assessment and treatment of children, adolescents and adults with concussion/mild traumatic brain injury as well as the case management of complex injury files.

Jill has considerable experience in return to work planning and negotiating successful work outcomes for individuals post-injury.

 

 

Jill received her undergraduate degree from the University of Victoria and her master of Occupational Therapy from UBC.

She is a Clinical Faculty Instructor with the Department of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy at UBC, where she enjoys sharing her knowledge of how occupational therapy can improve the lives of individuals impacted by brain injury and cognitive loss.

Jill participates in numerous professional development opportunities, speaks at local and international events and continues to enjoy the development of her clinical and case management skills. When she is not working, you can find Jill cycling the local mountains or travelling with her bike to find not-so-local mountains.

Luisa Johnson, B.Kin, M.OT.

Luisa Johnson, B.Kin, M.OT.

Luisa is a consultant occupational therapist who is passionate about delivering client-centred, holistic, and evidence-based care to promote her clients’ independence and engagement in meaningful activities. She draws upon her excellent problem solving, communication, and organizational skills to manage complex cases. Luisa prides herself on developing strong therapeutic rapport with her clients and their greater healthcare teams to collaboratively facilitate recovery, well-being, and quality of life.

Luisa grew up in North Van and completed both her Bachelor of Kinesiology and Health Science and her Master of Occupational Therapy from the UBC.

 

 

Luisa has worked as a community-based OT since 2015. Luisa values the importance of giving back to the educational community and provides opportunities for students to learn more about the OT field. Since 2021, she has been invited once a year to be a guest lecturer, for the School of Kinesiology Seminar Series Class at Capilano University, to speak about her experience and work as an OT. She has also hosted student placements through CapU Kinesiology and the UBC OT Program.

Luisa’s clinical interests include assessment and treatment of concussion/mild traumatic brain injury, physical injuries, chronic pain and mental health, as well as coordination of successful return to work. She has completed additional professional development coursework for exposure therapy and has experience providing treatment for various mental health concerns. Luisa also enjoys conducting ergonomic assessments (at individuals’ home-based offices or their workplaces) to promote comfort and proper positioning while they engage in computer-based tasks.

Outside of work, Luisa enjoys spending quality time with her family and friends, salsa dancing, stand-up paddle boarding, walking the seawall, hiking, painting, and photography.

Jessica Leung, B.Sc. (Hons), M.OT.

Jessica Leung, B.Sc. (Hons), M.OT.

Jessica is a consultant occupational therapist who works with individuals and their team to optimize services to facilitate return to activity including work. She has worked as a private community based occupational therapist since 2011.

She has an undergraduate degree in Biochemistry from Queen’s University, and completed her Master of Occupational Therapy at the University of British Columbia.

She has had a variety of international experiences, which helps her understand and work with the diverse cultures the Lower Mainland has to offer.

 

 

Jessica’s special interests include assessment and treatment planning for individuals with concussions/mild traumatic brain injury, chronic pain management, and education. She has a strong understanding of neurodevelopment from neonatal to adulthood. Her strengths includes pursuing and providing evidence based best practice, and utilizing problem solving skills for complex case management.

Outside of work, Jessica can be found planning her next travel adventure, running or hiking, or trying out a new recipe.

Lulu Lian, B.Sc., MSc.OT

Lulu Lian, B.Sc., MSc.OT

Lulu is an occupational therapist who is passionate about providing collaborative, relationship-focused, and evidence-based care to clients. She received her undergraduate degree in Integrated Sciences with a focus in Developmental Neuroscience and Pharmacology from UBC, and her MSc. in Occupational Therapy from the University of Toronto.

Prior to joining Evergreen, Lulu gained clinical experience across diverse settings such as acute care, inpatient rehabilitation, and mental health hospitals. Her current clinical interests lie in empowering individuals facing physical, psychological, and cognitive challenges with returning to work, school, and other activities.

 

 

Lulu has experience supporting clients with various conditions including concussion/mild traumatic brain injury, orthopaedic injuries, mental health challenges, ADHD, and chronic pain. In addition, she brings with her experience in case management, ensuring alignment of goals across disciplines and identifying appropriate services and referrals to maximize recovery and return to function. She is dedicated to fostering collaboration with clients and their support teams, aiming to optimize individual strengths and interests to facilitate achievement of functional goals.

Outside of work, you can find Lulu hiking and going on nature walks, going to spin and barre classes, reading, and spending quality time with her friends and family.

Anne Marsden, B.A., M.OT.

Anne Marsden, B.A., M.OT.

Anne is a consultant occupational therapist who strives to help her clients develop and improve the skills needed for optimal daily living. She received her undergraduate degree from the University of Victoria and her Master of Occupational Therapy from the University of British Columbia.

Prior to joining Evergreen Rehab Anne developed her skill set in both clinic and acute care settings across the lower mainland as well as in community and rehabilitation hospital settings in New York City.

Anne's current clinical practice focuses on the assessment and treatment of adults with orthopedic injury and supporting the client recovery process following concussion/mild traumatic brain injury.

 

 

She brings with her case management, return to work and ergonomics expertise that lends itself well to the Evergreen Rehab model.

To keep active, Anne spends the majority of her spare time road cycling.

Christine McIntyre, B.A. (Hons), M.OT.

Christine McIntyre, B.A. (Hons), M.OT.

Christine is an Occupational Therapist who prioritizes collaboration with her clients, their families, and the healthcare team to promote wellness and enhance daily living. Her clinical work primarily involves supporting individuals recover from illness or injury, as well as adapt to life following diagnoses.

She has a strong background in supporting individuals return to work, as well as enhancing functioning on the job through ergonomic modifications. Christine has additional training in home modifications, including strategies to support aging in place.

 

 

Her practice style emphasizes optimizing ability through functional activity and the use of compensatory strategies. Her case management experience has allowed her to see the value of building effective healthcare teams and coordinating care to meet her clients' needs.

Christine received her Bachelor's degree in Psychology from the University of Victoria, and her Master of Occupational Therapy from the University of British Columbia.

Prior to joining Evergreen Christine worked in a clinic-based practice, primarily with individuals who had sustained concussion/mild traumatic brain injury. She brings much experience assisting individuals successfully transitioning back to work following injury.

Outside of work, Christine enjoys spending time with her family outdoors hiking, biking, and camping.

Jana Morton, B.Sc., MOT

Jana Morton, B.Sc., MOT

Jana is an Occupational Therapist with clinical experience primarily in private practice in outpatient brain injury rehab and community therapy. She has also participated as a therapist in clinical trials to evaluate the benefit of specific psychologically-informed treatment for concussion recovery.

Jana has been employed locally and internationally, bringing a breadth of experience collaborating with individuals from all walks of life. Her therapy interests lie in a holistic approach to care that focuses on all aspects of clients' lives, helping to improve cognition, mental health, physical health, and overall function.

 

 

Her therapy interests lie in a holistic approach to care that focuses on all aspects of clients' lives, helping to improve cognition, mental health, physical health, and overall function.

Jana grew up in Vancouver and then completed a Bachelor of Science from the University of Western Ontario. She went on to graduate with a Masters of Occupational Therapy from the University of British Columbia in 2011. In her free time Jana enjoys most things outdoors that involve water, snow, and things on two wheels. She also enjoys all the amazing arts and music that Vancouver has to offer.

 

The Evergreen Approach - Caring for the Whole Person

You get support beyond rehabilitation as a result of our approach of looking at the whole person, understanding the bigger picture and building relationships with clients and community organisations.

Evergreen believes that looking at all aspects of your situation, not just the rehabilitation process, produces longer lasting results.

Professional & personable

Fair, thorough, strong communicators and team players. Our team is attentive to the needs of clients and is thereby a strong advocate for their rights. This allows us to seek out cost-effective solutions and negotiate on your behalf -- especially when it comes negotiating return-to-work accommodations.

Focusing on the person, not just their injuries

Clients are often overwhelmed with rehab and medical appointments. Many become anxious and depressed as they lose their sense of self being shuttled from one appointment to the next. These psychosocial concerns often lead to a significant delay in recovery and return to work. Our team has a strong ability to spot these concerns and address them early on in the rehabilitation process before they become a barrier to success.

Augment, not duplicate public services

Evergreen strives to assist customers get the best solution for their problem. As a result of our well established relationship with BC healthcare providers and a wide range of clients and their employers means we have the expertise to guide you in making well informed decisions about your rehabilitation program.

Extensive experience assessing and managing traumatic brain injury cases

As occupational therapists, our team members have specialised in brain injuries, regarded as one of the most challenging areas of occupational therapy. We have assisted and managed brain injury cases of private clients and are certified Cogmed Working Memory Training coaches, university clinical faculty members and conference presenters.

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