Meet Our Therapy Team!
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.
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 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 .
Chelsea graduated in 2021 with a Diploma in Rehabilitation Therapy Assistance. Prior to starting at Face, she worked in a Physiotherapy clinic. Chelsea has always wanted to work with children with special needs because she has a son with Autism Spectrum Disorder and being able to help other children and parents is a passion of hers.
Before going back to school for Rehabilitation, Chelsea worked as a Certified Personal Trainer for 5 years. Chelsea has trained all ages, from teenagers to seniors. Making exercise and movement-based activities motivating for children is a strong suit of Chelsea’s.
In her spare time Chelsea enjoys spending time with her family, painting, going for long bike rides, and watching Marvel movies!
Kimberly has been passionate about helping others since she was young. She has worked in the special needs sector since she was 18. Apart from her upbeat and charismatic personality, Kim brings knowledge and skills from her many years of learning from people with special abilities to her role as a Program Coordinator. Earning her diploma in Communications from Lethbridge College in 2007, Kim uses her interest in communications to encourage participants to learn and interact with the world around them through a fun and collaborative approach to teaching. Kim also received a Bachelor of Arts degree in International Development Studies from the University of Guelph, Ontario in 2013, which enabled her to travel to South Africa where she facilitated classes to children ages twelve to fourteen. It is her belief in the power of education and its ability to improve people’s lives that inspired her to establish a scholarship for a young man to earn a postsecondary degree.
Kim’s empathetic and enthusiastic attitude is contagious in her work and teaching. She always strives to create an inclusive environment that fosters positivity, love, and self-confidence to help participants reach their full potential. Being a lifelong learner, Kim is motivated to continue to find creative ways to spark the interests and imaginations of learners and to support them in finding their passion. She is excited to see FACE grow and be part of the new and evolving adult program.
Kimberly is happiest spending time with the people whom she loves, being in nature, meditating, and attempting to master numerous new hobbies and activities — currently climbing and converting her bike into an e-bike!
Board of Directors
Chair: Emily Jackson
Secretary: Gabe Girimonte
Treasurer: Youyou Zhang
Member at Large: Jeryn Edwards