Kamloops Staff

Occupational Therapists

Karalyn Mayne

Karalyn joins us as an OT who, after obtaining her Bachelor of Science at Thompson Rivers University, completed her Masters of Occupational Therapy at La Trobe University in Melbourne, Australia. Karalyn loves being an OT because it allows her to support and empower her clients to meet their own goals using a blend of critical thinking, science and creativity. When Karalyn’s not out hiking, biking, boating or swimming, you can find her frequently visiting her extended family at their properties on Adams Lake. 

Qualifications and Memberships

Bachelors of Science – Thompson Rivers University
Masters of Occupational Therapy – La Trobe University (Australia)
Member of the College of Occupational Therapists of British Columbia 
Member of the Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists 


Areas of Practice

Case Management
Community Rehabilitation
Seating Assessments and Prescription
Long Term Care and Complex Care contract services

Elecia Noseworthy

Elecia comes to us from the town of Grand Falls-Windsor in Newfoundland and Labrador. Elecia has her Master of Science in Occupational Therapy from Dalhousie University. In the Kamloops office, she works with both adults and children and she loves the diversity of OT work – no two days are ever the same! She appreciates getting to see firsthand the positive changes that occupational therapy makes in people’s lives. When Elecia isn’t in the office, you can find her playing volleyball, travelling and spending time outdoors – usually with her Kamloops co-worker and best friend, Olivia! 

Qualifications and Memberships

Master of Science in Occupational Therapy – Dalhousie University 
Bachelor of Kinesiology (Honours) – Memorial University of Newfoundland 
Member of the College of Occupational Therapists of British Columbia 
Member of the Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists
Registered Autism Service Provider (RASP) for children under 6


Areas of Practice

Case Management 
Mental Health 
Community Rehabilitation 
Chronic Pain Rehab 
Post-Concussion Rehab 
Orthopaedics  
Stroke Rehabilitation 
Brain Injury Rehabilitation 
Work Hardening and Work Conditioning Programming 
Job Sit Visits and Job Demands Analysis 
Return to Work Coordination 
Pediatrics & Autism Services

Jackie Parobec

Jackie is Meridian’s Kamloops office manager and also acts as contract lead for our WSBC Community OT contract and Extended Care facilities contracts. She completed her degrees at the University of Alberta before settling in Kamloops to follow her passion for complex discharge planning, seating assessments and prescription, PTSD/anxiety treatment, and residential care. Jackie appreciates the diversity of her career as an OT, with the opportunity to assist her clients in the physical, cognitive, and emotional domains of their recovery. Outside of the office, Jackie loves spending time on the lakes and trails of sunny Kamloops with her husband and her dog, Parker.

Qualifications and Memberships

Masters of Science in Occupational Therapy – University of Alberta
Bachelor of Arts in Recreation, Sports, & Tourism – University of Alberta
Member of the British Columbia College of Occupational Therapists
Ride custom seating certification
Canadian Falls Prevention Curriculum Moving and Handling Level 1 Certification
Progressive Goal Attainment Program Provider
IHA Dysphagia trained professional


Areas of Practice

Case Management
Community Rehabilitation
Dysphagia
Post-Concussion Rehab
Seating Assessments and Prescription
Spinal Cord Rehabilitation
Stroke Rehabilitation
Brain Injury Rehabilitation
Work Hardening and Work Conditioning Programming
Job Site Visits and Job Demands Analysis
Return to Work Coordination
Ergonomic Evaluations
Progressive Goal Attainment Program Services (PGAP)
Residential care contract services
Exposure therapy (Anxiety/PTSD)
Orthopaedics

Danielle Setlakwe

Danielle brings experience in chronic pain, mental health, developmental disabilities and cognitive impairments to our Kamloops team. By way of Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, she completed her Bachelor of Science – Biology at Acadia University and went on to complete her Masters in Occupational Therapy at Queen’s University. A recent transplant to the Kamloops area and an avid runner and skier, she’s looking forward to exploring all that BC has to offer. She also states that she’s a major Harry Potter fan!

Qualifications and Memberships

Masters in Occupational Therapy – Queen’s University
Bachelor of Science (Biology) – Acadia University
Member of the British Columbia College of Occupational Therapists
Member of the Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists
Prevention and Management of Elder Abuse – Certificate
Brief Action Planning Certificate
Non-Violent Crisis Intervention Training
Registered Autism Service Provider (RASP) for children under 6

 

Areas of Practice

Case Management
Community Rehabilitation
Chronic Pain Rehab
Mental Health
Pediatric Services
Autism Services
Developmental Disabilities
Post-Concussion Rehab
Seating Assessments and Prescription
Spinal Cord Rehabilitation
Stroke Rehabilitation
Brain Injury Rehabilitation
Work Hardening and Work Conditioning Programming
Job Sit Visits and Job Demands Analysis
Return to Work Coordination
Ergonomic Evaluations
Universal Home Design

Speech-Language Pathologists

Nadine Fort

As one of our Kamloops SLP’s, Nadine brings her love of language and communication into her work with both children and families. She received her Master of Arts in Communication Disorders from University of Minnesota Duluth. Her career started in Manitoba working in small rural and Metis communities in the North.   Later, she provided services to preschool and school aged children, their parents and the educators in the Brandon School Division in Manitoba. She brings to the SLP team an immense amount of experience working with children and their families and caregivers. She believes that parents and caregivers are a child’s best communication partner and focuses her interactions to support their skills to be their child’s best “therapist”. Nadine has raised 3 sons and now lives in Kamloops with her husband. They love to travel, having visited China, Japan, Thailand and Peru. They also love camping and kayaking so that they can pursue their passion for “loon stalking” in BC’s lakes and rivers!

Qualifications and Memberships

Master of Arts in Communication Disorders – University of Minnesota Duluth
Member of the College of Speech and Hearing Health Professionals of BC
Member of Speech-Language and Audiology Canada
Registered Autism Service Provider (RASP) for children under 6


Areas of Practice

Pediatric Services
Autism Services
Speech sound therapy (articulation, phonology, apraxia of speech)
Language therapy (expressive and receptive language skills)
Cognitive communication intervention
Social skills training
Reading and writing therapy
Voice therapy
Fluency / stuttering therapy

Kate Rajabov

Bio Coming Soon!

Kinesiologists and Rehab Assistants

Shelby Kieper

Shelby was born and raised in Kamloops and completed her Bachelor of Human Kinetics at UBCO. With an interest in injury prevention and recovery, post-concussion exercise programs and strength and conditioning training, Shelby is excited to put those skills into fruition with her clients. She loves that she has the opportunity to work with a diverse population as well as learn different skills through a variety of practitioners/therapists. Shelby likes to spend her time outside of work hiking, travelling, camping, and playing soccer, as well as chilling with her dog Kenya.

Qualifications & Memberships 
Bachelor of Human Kinetics – University of British Columbia – Okanagan  

 

Areas of Practice 
Gym-Based Exercise Programs
Complex TBI and orthopedic rehabilitation
Community Integration Programs
Walking programs
Lifeskills & Return to Homemaking Programs
Coaching of Youth in Team-Based Sports

Jordan Sernaggia

Jordan graduated from Simon Fraser University and holds a Bachelor of Science – Kinesiology, specializing in Active Health and Rehabilitation. Certified through Matheson, Jordan also provides Functional Capacity and Cost of Care Evaluations in our Kamloops office. Outside of the office, he enjoys spending time with his family and their dog, Pirate.  He volunteers with Special Olympics of BC coaching both powerlifting and soccer, and with the City of Kamloops coaching an adapted ice hockey team.  He stays active with hockey, snowboarding, hiking and rock climbing and keeps his adrenaline pumping with adventure sports like bungee jumping, skydiving and white-water rafting.  Jordan has an interest in nutrition and injury prevention & recovery which he has plenty of experience in – when he was younger he managed to break one arm playing hockey and, the day after his cast came off, broke the other arm snowboarding!

Qualifications and Memberships:

Bachelor of Science – Kinesiology – Simon Fraser University
Practicing Member of BC Association of Kinesiologists (BCAK)
Matheson Functional Capacity Evaluator
BCRPA certified Personal Trainer
NCCP Special Olympics Competition Coach
NCCP Developmental Level One Hockey Coaching Certificate
Non-Violent Crisis Intervention          Winner of the 2022 Meridian NFL Pool

 

Areas of Practice

Rehabilitative Programs for Injury Recovery
Gym-Based Exercise Programs
Aquatherapy
Post-Concussion Exercise Programs
Wheelchair Skills Training
Strength and Conditioning/Sport Specific Training
Coaching of Youth in Team-Based Sports
Pediatric Programs
Autism Spectrum Disorder Physical Literacy Programs
Physical/Sport Programs for Individuals with Developmental Disabilities
Baseline Functional Assessments
Community Integration Programs
Work Hardening and Work Conditioning Programming
Job Site Visits and Job Demands Analysis
Functional Capacity & Cost of Future Care Evaluations

Administrative Staff

Camilla Rose

Coming soon!