2020 HEALTH CARE PROVIDER OF THE YEAR NOMINEE
HEALTH CARE PROVIDER OF THE YEAR
Alana is a Speech Language Pathologist who works in North Eastern Ontario. She services the areas from Wawa to Sault Ste. Marie, the communities in the corridor to Sudbury, all of Manitoulin Island, and the corridor to North Bay. She travels extensively to ensure all clients in North Eastern Ontario have access to the services they deserve.
Alana ensures that the client and their family receive the best care and service possible. She goes above and beyond in her role, which is evident in her daily practises. Anyone who works with Alana knows she always puts her clients’ needs first. She is recognized for her strong ethics, client-centered functional approach and her passion for the work she does. She works with the client to achieve maximal recovery while focusing on quality of life. She ensures that goals for treatment are tailored to each person’s unique rehabilitation needs.
Alana currently runs a private practice, Insight Rehabilitation (insightrehabilitation.com) which she began in 2011. She is also the Clinical Educator for Spark Rehabilitation, which provides Rehabilitation Support Workers and Therapy Assistants (CDA, OTA, PTA) (sparkrehabilitation.ca). Alana enjoys educating the contractors at Spark as she believes the best way to provide specialized therapy services to underserviced areas is to work closely with well-educated, highly experienced assistants. Alana has strong beliefs in working within inter-disciplinary teams with the client at the center. She doesn’t believe in problems, only solutions.
Alana has worked in the field of brain injury for over 27 years. She graduated with her master’s degree in Speech Language Pathology from McGill University in 1993 and has continued exploring educational opportunities focusing on brain injury, cognitive communication and best practice. Alana is a member in good standing with the College of Audiologists and Speech Language Pathologist of Ontario (OSLA), the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) as well as a member of the Ontario Association of Speech Language Pathologist and Audiologist (OSLA) special interest group on MVA and brain injury.
Alana has been involved with the Sault Ste. Marie and Area Brain Injury Association for over 10 years and has been instrumental in helping to expand the association’s role within the community by developing relationships with other providers.
Alana is proud of the work she has done to increase the quality of life and experience for those who live with brain injury in North Eastern Ontario. She will continue to work tirelessly to represent those with “the invisible injury”.