Recipient of the 2014
Michelle Diamond is a registered Social Worker in good standing with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers. She is also a member of the Ontario Association of Social Workers. For over 21 years, Michelle has worked with individuals and families specializing in the area of traumatic injuries including acquired brain injury, complex orthopedic injuries chronic pain and chronic mental health. She previously worked for over 10 years at the Toronto Rehabilitation Institute in a hospital setting as both a clinical social worker, professional practice leader and Service Director providing support and educational resources to clients and their families to support a return to a pre-injury level of function and independence. Michelle currently hold the position of Director of Case Management Services with Functionability Rehabilitation Services, supporting clients and their families across Canada. In 2014 Michelle was the (inaugural) honoured recipient of the award for Case Manager of the Year, awarded by the Ontario Brain Injury Association (OBIA).
Michelle completed 2 terms on the Board of Directors of BIST (Brain Injury Society of Toronto), including one year as Chair of the Board. She has been involved in numerous industry-wide events including the BIST 5km walk, run roll event, served as a committee member for the Toronto ABI Network Conference, presented at various conferences, and has continued to attend conferences to further her learning to best support her clients. Michelle continues to advocate for her clients, and collaborate with others to optimize recovery for her clients. It is an honour to be nominated for the 2022 Case Manager of the Year award.