Our Team

Meet Our Therapy Team!

Abigail Aldridge

Program Coordinator and Conductor

Abigail has worked within the special needs sector since she was 14 years old. Since qualifying with her BA (Hons) in Conductive Education from the University of Wolverhampton and the National Institute for Conductive Education, Abigail has worked as a qualified conductor in several centres in the UK,  Ireland, Mauritius and Canada. She has also volunteered her professional skills in India, Vietnam and Uganda.

Abigail has a background and training in dance, yoga and movement based recreation programming which she utilizes during our day programs and summer camps to provide a fun and engaging environment. She strives to deliver fun, yet challenging classes and aims to educate her participants and families about movement anatomy and facilitation techniques to keep caregivers safe. Abigail has a passion for sensory integration and has received advance training in PODD communication systems, as well as taken courses in AAC, Cortical Visual Impairment and applied behaviour analysis. Abigail has also travelled to Chile to work directly with Ramon Cuevas to learn how to deliver his highly sort after therapy technique CME.

In her spare time Abigail likes to spend time outdoors on her X country skis, paddle board, or walking her dogs. Indoors she is currently learning to play the piano and trying to be creative.

Leila Gilani


Leila has been working as an Occupational Therapist and Conductive Education Conductor for 14 years in clinics, homes, and schools. Leila has extensive experience with infants, preschoolers and young children who have sensory/motor issues, developmental delays, neurological impairments, coordinating disorders, fine motor, and hand writing difficulties.

A positive and compassionate individual, Leila values the importance of establishing a trusting relationship with the children and families with whom she works. Leila has received her bachelor’s degree in Occupational Therapy from the university of Tehran, Iran (2004). She graduated from the Dr Andras Peto Institute with certificate in Conductive Education in Hungary, Budapest (2006).

Leila enjoys going to the beach with her family, reading, running, and working with children.

Zsuzsi Gaspar


Zsuzsi graduated in Hungary, at the International Peto Institute as a conductor – kindergarten teacher in 2008. She has lived in several places with her husband: the United Kingdom, Toronto,ON, and in Hubbards, NS.
Zsuzsi fell in love with your beautiful country, and took our Oath of Citizenship in 2019.

Zsuzsi’s hobbies are traveling, reading, going to camp, and her pets (Osiris, the Leonberger, and Felix, the cat). She is ready to give up our fifth hobby – moving -, to settle down in Calgary and at FACE.

Ancible Peter


Ancible graduated as a Physiotherapist with her Bachelors degree from Mahatma Gandhi University, India in 2007. She has worked as physiotherapist in India and also in the Middle East for a few years. She moved to Canada in 2012 and started to work as Therapy Assistant since then.

Ancible has enjoyed working at FACE since February 2015. She meets many families and children that impact her heart and enjoy helping them to reach their maximum potential. She loves the daily chats and laughs with them.

Outside work, Ancible loves to eat, cook and spending time with family .

Board of Directors

President: Dave Francis

Secretary: Toju Pessu 

Treasurer: Sharon Zacharias

Board member: Jason Grieve

Board member: Emily Jackson

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