Our Team


Boris Lesar, MC, R.Psych.

Clinical Director

Boris comes with an impressive set of education, skills, experience, personal attributes and passion. He is a registered psychologist, and was the Director of Clinical Operations and Programming at The Mustard Seed. He was also the recipient of the 2018 Professional Care Award, awarded by Canadian Mental Health Association Alberta.... See Full Bio

Nicole Morin

Intake, Child Development Facilitator & BDA Programs Coordinator

A true Calgarian, Nicole Morin had aspirations of becoming a nurse and even took steps towards this goal by completing a Nursing Assistant course. This quickly changed, however, when Nicole started volunteering with children and adults with special needs. Her volunteerism led to her starting with Ability4Good in 2009 and... See Full Bio

John Marquina, B.Sc, A.A, M.A.

Group Coordinator

John has completed his Masters in Counselling at the City University of Seattle in Canada. John’s future aspiration is to continue his career specializing in Developmental Psychology. John has a strong passion for working with children and youth. He has developed support groups for LGBT youth, as well as created a network... See Full Bio

Lindsay Agnew, MEd, CCC

Registered Provisional Psychologist & Behaviour Consultant

Lindsay’s person-centered therapeutic approach aims to empower families by providing support, understanding and collaborative goal setting. She has a Bachelor of Arts (honours) degree in Psychology from York University, and a Master of Education in Counselling Psychology from the University of Lethbridge. She is currently working towards becoming a Registered... See Full Bio

Anthony Battistone, MEd

Behaviour Consultant

Anthony’s passion for supporting children of all varieties has provided him with vast experiences in supporting children and their behaviours.  Anthony received his Master of Education from Niagara University and a Post-Graduate Certification in Applied Behavioural Analysis from the University of New Brunswick. Originally from Ontario, Anthony has made his way west province by... See Full Bio

Kathleen Boothman

Behavioural Consultant

Kathleen has a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from the University of Calgary and is completing a Master of Counselling from City University of Seattle. She is currently preparing to graduate and register as a Provisional Psychologist in 2021. Kathleen has worked as a behavioural therapist and early intervention therapist... See Full Bio

Sandia Abraham, MSc-SLP, R.SLP, SLP (C)

Speech Language Pathologist

Sandia Abraham is a registered Speech Language Pathologist with a Master of Science degree from the University of Alberta in Speech-Language Pathology. Her undergraduate degree in Psychology and Linguistics affords her a unique perspective in assessment and intervention for children with language and communication disorders. Sandia has always had a... See Full Bio

Karissa Izzard-Wells, MSc, R.SLP, S-LP(C)

Speech Language Pathologist

Karissa Izzard-Wells, M.Sc., R.SLP, S-LP(C) is a registered and nationally certified Speech-Language Pathologist (SLP). She received her Masters of Science in SLP from Dalhousie University in 2017. Karissa has gained experience working as an SLP in a variety of settings including schools, daycares and preschools, and in-home. She has had the opportunity to work... See Full Bio

Kelsey Anderson, M.Sc, R.SLP

Speech Language Pathologist

Kelsey Anderson is a registered speech language pathologist with a Master of Science from Western Illinois University. Since completing her undergraduate degree from Memorial University of Newfoundland in 2015, Kelsey has gained valuable experience working with a variety of populations. She has provided services in a number of settings including... See Full Bio

Lianne Pettigrew, MScOT (C)

Occupational Therapist

Lianne obtained her Bachelor of Kinesiology at the University of Calgary, and a Master of Science in Occupational Therapy from the University of Alberta. Lianne has a diverse background working with children of all ages, ranging from a few weeks old all the way until young adulthood. She is passionate... See Full Bio

Nicole Baker, MScOT (C)

Occupational Therapist

Nicole completed her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from the University of Victoria and her Master of Science degree in Occupational Therapy from the University of Alberta. Nicole is excited to be back with Ability4Good, having previously worked here as a Child Development Facilitator prior to pursuing OT.  Nicole... See Full Bio

Kate Brockington, MScOT (C)

Occupational Therapist

Kate is a registered Occupational Therapist, originally from Ontario. She completed her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology at Trent University and her Master of Science degree in Occupational Therapy at McMaster University. Kate has a variety of experience working with children and youth, using a holistic and family-centred approach... See Full Bio

Karen Schafer

Triple P Practitioner

Karen is a Saskatchewan native who attended the University of Calgary and moved to Medicine Hat, where she has lived ever since. There she raised her three fabulous children and, over the years, had run a small business, taught elementary school and worked with children and families with special needs. While focusing on the... See Full Bio

Tara Walker

Child Development Facilitator Coordinator

Working at a group home after her first year of university precipitated a major shift in career aspirations for Tara. She obtained a diploma in Rehabilitation Services from Lethbridge College and a Bachelor of Community Rehabilitation from the University of Calgary. Tara is committed to providing and coordinating individualized services... See Full Bio