Our Team

Calgary

Jade Powers, B.SW, R.SW, M.A, CCC

Clinical Coordinator

Jade began her career working as an aid with children with Autism in Toronto after graduating with her Bachelor of Social Work from Ryerson University. She absolutely fell in love with working with people with disabilities and continued to work in the field while she did her Masters in Creative... 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

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

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

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

Group Coordinator

John is completing 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

Dale Mercer

Triple P Coordinator

Parenting is a difficult job, and can be even more challenging when you have a child with a disability. As the Triple P Program Coordinator, and as a mother herself, Dale is passionate about helping parents... 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

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

Edmonton

Allison Correia, M.Sc-ABA

Clinical Coordinator

Born and raised in Toronto, Ontario, Allison joined the Ability4Good team in February 2020. Allison completed her Masters in Science Psychology with a Specialization in Applied Behaviour Analysis and completed her undergraduate degree in Sociology with a minor in Psychology. Allison also completed a post graduate degree in Autism and... See Full Bio

Dani Neufeld, M.A.

Registered Provisional Psychologist

Dani holds her Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology from Yorkville University and her Bachelor of Arts in Applied Psychology from Concordia University of Edmonton. Dani has worked with children, youth and families in a variety of capacities since 2008. Dani previously worked at Dreamcatcher Nature Assisted Therapy where she... See Full Bio

Praise Lam, MScOT (C)

Occupational Therapist

Praise grew up in Edmonton where she achieved her Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy and Masters in Business Administration. Praise has a passion for supporting and working with families in their home environment. She values the support network of the Ability4Good team as well as the relationships established with... See Full Bio

Frances Sharon, MScOT (C)

Occupational Therapist

Frances obtained her degree in Biological Sciences Technology and subsequently obtained a Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy from the U of A. She has been an Occupational Therapist for over 22 years, working in a variety of areas including acute care, mental health and home health. For the last... See Full Bio

Kelly Wonitowy, M.Sc, R.SLP, CCC-SLP

Speech Language Pathologist

Born and raised in Fillmore, Saskatchewan, Kelly Wonitowy joined the Ability4Good in 2015. She comes to us with over 23 years’ worth of experience working with children with special needs. Her education includes a Bachelor of Arts in Speech-Language Pathology from Minot State University, a Master’s of Science degree in Infant Toddler... See Full Bio

Sarah Hansen, M.Sc-SLP, R.SLP, S-LP(C)

Speech Language Pathologist

Sarah obtained a Master’s of Science in Speech-Language Pathology from the University of Alberta. Prior to that, she completed her undergraduate degree in Psychology with a focus on child development. Over the past several years, Sarah has provided services in a variety of settings including homes, classrooms, and clinical settings. She has... See Full Bio