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

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As Executive Director, Evergreen Nursing Vancouver, Tara assumes a busy leadership role.

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) and is now 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.

Since 2011, she has worked in private community-based rehabilitation, providing case 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 cycling, running, travelling, spending time with her children and teaching spin classes at her local YMCA.

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

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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. In 2016 Jill received the Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists Provincial Award of Excellence in Fieldwork Education, an honour awarded to a clinician who demonstrates exemplary skills in leadership and clinical education.

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.

Alex Tham, BKin, MOT

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Alex is an occupational therapist who uses a client-centred approach, working closely with clients, their families, and their healthcare team, to support them in achieving their goals. He received his Bachelor in Kinesiology and Master in Occupational Therapy from the University of British Columbia.

Joining Evergreen Rehab, he brings clinical experience with clients with developmental disabilities, mental health disorders, neurological conditions, brain injury, and chronic pain. As a recent immigrant, he is familiar and has explored through research some of the issues that migrant families may face.

 

 

Alex's clinical interests include the assessment and treatment of individuals with neurological conditions and chronic pain. As a recent graduate, he strongly believes in evidence-based practices and continues to keep up to date through professional development training.

Outside of work, Alex loves spending time with his family and friends doing activities such as eating out, playing board games, and watching movies and musicals.

 

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

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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 (née Eugster), B.A. (Hons), M.OT.

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Christine prioritizes collaboration with her clients, their families, and the healthcare team to promote wellness and enhance daily living. 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.

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

 

 

Christine's clinical interests include the assessment and treatment of individuals with cognitive impairments and facilitating a successful return to work experience. 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.

Outside of work, Christine is an avid runner and strives to spend her free time exploring the local outdoors.

 

Jana Morton, B.Sc., MOT

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Jana is an Occupational Therapist with clinical experience primarily in private practice and managing an interdisciplinary team that specialized in treating clients who sustained brain injuries while in the workplace.

Recently Jana was a participating therapist in a UBC clinical trial that evaluated whether specific psychologically-informed treatment was beneficial to 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.

Jana grew up in Vancouver, completing 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 getting outside and skiing, stand-up paddle boarding, camping, and road cycling. She also enjoys all the amazing arts and music that Vancouver has to offer and is known to have CBC playing somewhere in the background with a strong cup of coffee often within reach.

 

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

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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.

Luisa Johnson, B.Kin, M.OT.

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Luisa is an occupational therapist who works with individuals and their healthcare team to promote recovery and wellbeing, and facilitate a return to meaningful activities, including work.

She takes a client-centered and evidence-based approach to help individuals optimize their function and independence, and reach their goals. She received both her Bachelor of Kinesiology and Health Science and her Master of Occupational Therapy from the University of British Columbia.

 

 

Luisa has worked as a community-based private practice OT since 2015, with experience in managing complex cases. She values transparent communication and taking a team approach to ensure her clients’ needs are being met.

Luisa’s clinical interests include assessment and treatment planning for individuals with concussion and traumatic brain injury, chronic pain management, ergonomic assessment and intervention, and coordination of a safe and durable return to work.

When she’s not working, Luisa values spending quality time with her family and friends, walking the seawall, hiking, cooking, painting, and photography.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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