Empowering Steps Staff

Diversity is our strength.

Your experience is unique, and your perspective matters. Every person involved with Empowering Steps brings a distinctive value to the program and has an equal opportunity for growth. We celebrate the individuality of our participants and staff, and are committed to including and uplifting each other collaboratively with sensitivity and respect.

Here you will be supported not only through an interdisciplinary learning and therapy experience, but by the inclusive, shared environment and community that has grown with it.


Founder

Vivien Symington (she/her)

Empowering Steps founder; support staff for all programs


Supervising Staff

Empowering Steps supervisors and therapists are all support staff for Physiotherapy and SLP integrated program delivery


Alison Davidson (she/her)

B.Sc. Kinesiology, Behavioral Interventionist, Certified ES Therapist, Supervisor


Suk Chan (John) Oh

B.Sc. Kinesiology, Behavioral Interventionist, Certified ES Therapist, Supervisor


Alison Ikeda

B.Sc. Health Science and Kinesiology, Behavioral Interventionist, Certified ES Therapist, Supervisor


Laura McArthur (she/her)

B.Sc. Kinesiology, Behavioral Interventionist, Certified ES Therapist, Supervisor


Natasha Chichkine (she/they)

B.Sc. Kinesiology, Behavioral Interventionist, Certified ES Therapist, Supervisor


Madeleine (Maddy) Teasell (she/her)

B.Sc. Biomedical Physiology, Behavioral Interventionist, Certified ES Therapist, In-training Supervisor


Therapists

Empowering Steps therapists are all support staff for Physiotherapy and SLP integrated program delivery


Jaime Wong

B.Sc. Kinesiology, Behavioral Interventionist, Certified ES Therapist


Courtney De Anna (she/her)

B. Physical Ed and Coaching, Kinesiology Specialty, Behavioral Interventionist, Certified ES Therapist


Karn Athwal

B. Physical Ed and Coaching, Kinesiology Specialty, Behavioral Interventionist, Certified ES Therapist


Min Lee

B.Sc. Biomedical Physiology (in progress), Behavioral Interventionist, In-training ES Therapist


Annika Mak

B.Sc. Health Sciences (in progress), Behavioral Interventionist, In-training ES Therapist


Specialists

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Physiotherapy

Wesley Wai


Speech and Language Pathology

Suzy Spence, Tiffany Tsang (she/her)


Music Therapy

Joney Poon


Office and Additional Support Staff

Desiree Armstrong

ES Manager, Medical Officer Manager, support staff for ES Therapists


Angela Khan

Lead Administrator, Medical Office Assistant


Lilliana Armstrong

in training SLP support staff

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