Beverlee C. Melamed
Canadian Certified Life Care Planner
Beverlee graduated from McGill University in 1976, with a Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy, Beverlee has pursued a career in working extensively in community rehabilitation. Beverlee has created a modest scholarship program and promotes opportunities for clients to celebrate their successes through individual exhibits and projects, as is part of the philosophy in creating meaningful rehabilitation, specific to each client.
Linda has over 20 years’ working experience as an Intake Co-coordinator for a neurology-based company treating individuals with traumatic brain injuries. Linda has very strong people skills and organizational skills. Linda enjoys interacting with clients, lawyers, insurers and case managers. She is a very caring and compassionate person and has been an asset and valuable addition to Beverlee C. Melamed & Associates since 2010.
Marion Feldman graduated from McGill University Faculty of Education as an art specialist in 1974. In Montreal, she worked in both the fields of education and recreation for five years teaching art to both children and adults. After moving to Toronto in 1979 she developed the pottery program and directed a summer camp for the YMCA. Marion also taught in the private schools at the elementary level. She continued her education at Brock University in the field of brain injury and post 1993 has been working in rehabilitation with children and adults who have sustained head injuries. Marion ran the York Region Pediatric Support Group. Marion was involved with the Abilities Arts Festival since 2003 and was a member of the board from 2006-2012.
Wayne is a Rehabilitation Coach with Beverlee Melamed & Associates Inc. since 2004. Wayne graduated with a Diploma in Photography from the Tswane University of Technology, South Africa. Wayne Fisher continued his education at Brock University and obtained a level 1 and 2 certificate in Brain Injury Rehabilitation as well as attending brain injury conferences and workshops. Wayne Fisher‘s education and people skills makes him a valuable part of the team at Beverlee Melamed & Associates.
Aaron is a Occupational Therapist with Innovative Rehab. Aaron started out as an Occupational Therapy Student with Innovative Rehab in 2017. He graduated from D’Youville College in 2018, with a Master of Science degree in Occupational Therapy. Before completing his Master’s degree, he obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree in Exercise Science in 2015 from Concordia University Ann Arbor.
Aaron is responsible for conducting assessments and providing treatment to individuals who have sustained complex and serious injuries, as well as physical, cognitive and/or emotional impairments as a result of their injury or illness. Aaron has previous experience and continues to work with children, teenagers, adults, and seniors.
Aaron continues to expand his knowledge and update his skills by attending various conferences, workshops, and webinars. He is a member in good standing with the College of Occupational Therapists of Ontario (COTO), Canadian Association of Occupational Therapy (CAOT) and the Brain Injury Society of Toronto (BIST). He enjoys working from a client-centered perspective and supporting people by helping them to develop their own strengths, focus on their own values and priorities, and supporting meaningful lives.
Rehabilitation Coach/Administrative Assistant
Emily graduated from Humber College with a Bachelor of Journalism in 2016. She has continued her education through Brock University’s Brain Injury Rehabilitation courses. Her background gives her a number of assets and makes her an invaluable member of our team.
Shanta is a passionate and patient individual who enjoys working with children and adults of all ages. Shanta has been involved in numerous activities such as running afterschool programs and providing supply staff for children ages 4-13. She has also assisted in the classrooms for the Toronto District School Board. Some of her other experiences includes teaching at a community college. Her educational background is rooted in the field of Accounting, with a certification in Payroll Management and Human Resource Management. In addition to her accounting knowledge she also holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Sociology. Shanta continues to update her skills by enrolling in continued education classes at York University.