Chelsea Osiowy, Bkin, ATACP
Manager of Solutions Prairie Region
Chelsea has been with the Neil Squire Society since 2018. After completing her Bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology from the University of Regina, she eagerly began working at the Neil Squire Society. She enjoys finding inventive solutions that span from optimizing Office and Industrial ergonomics to harnessing the potential of creative applications. She encourages a client-centered approach in her work, using accommodations and assistive supports to minimize discomfort, and maximize independence. Chelsea is an Assistive Technology Specialist (California State University, Northridge) and an Ergonomics Specialist (University of Fredericton) who provides assessments and training in these fields, as well as accessibility evaluations, disability awareness presentations, and support consultations. In a dynamic industry, she enjoys continuously staying updated with the latest technology trends and connecting with her clients to find solutions to any barrier, big or small.
Assistive Technology Trainer & Assistant
Jody Dickerson graduated from the School of Interactive Arts and Technology at Simon Fraser University and attended the Interaction Design Master’s Programme at Malmö Högskola in Sweden. Prior to joining the Neil Squire Society, Jody worked in Community Living, where she provided a wide range of support and assistive technology services promoting safety, independence, and communication. Bringing diverse experience to her current role as an Assistive Technology Specialist and Trainer at Neil Squire, Jody specializes in utilizing disability-specific and mainstream technologies to eliminate access barriers resulting from physical and cognitive challenges — tailoring systems to suit the specific needs of users and offering comprehensive training, empowering them to use technology independently and effectively.
You’re invited to our Neil Squire Hearing Solutions Grand Opening event on Thursday, September 15th from 2pm to 6pm. Delayed for the past two years due to COVID-19, we are pleased to be finally opening our doors to showcase our newest social enterprise. Join us for a ribbon cutting ceremony, speeches, food, and drinks, and find out what sets us apart from other hearing labs in the area.
Manufacturer rep, Natasha Lombardo (right) is in our office all week joining Audiologist, Heather Ritchie (left) for our Hearing Solutions Demo Week. We’re offering up to 30% off regular hearing aid pricing as well as a complimentary hearing assessment. If you haven’t scheduled a one-on-one appointment yet, give us a call: 778-945-1215.
Join us for our Demo Week event and receive up to 30% off regular hearing aid pricing.
- COMPLIMENTARY hearing assessment
- HUGE SAVINGS with our special event pricing
- DEMO of our newest hearing technology!
We’re bringing the expert to you!
See for yourself how the latest hearing aid technology works by talking to manufacturer rep, Natasha Lombardo. Along with our hearing professionals, Natasha Lombardo brings experience in the hearing healthcare industry that together gives us insight into the challenges that accompany hearing loss and access to the latest technology developments in hearing sciences.
Appointments are limited. Reserve your one-on-one appointment today!
Call: 778 945 1215
400 – 3999 Henning Drive
Burnaby, BC V5C 6P9
Dedicated to the prevention and treatment of hearing loss, Hearing Solutions is a fully equipped hearing health centre offering compassionate and client centered service in the Greater Vancouver area. We welcome anyone with hearing related concerns.
This discount is available during Demo Week only. See store for details.
Eric Chau, MOT, CWCE, Reg. OT (BC)
Eric Chau received his Bachelor of Kinesiology degree in 2017 and Master of Occupational Therapy degree in 2019, both from the University of British Columbia. Prior to and during his work as an Occupational Therapist, Eric has been greatly involved in academia, including graduate level teaching, presentations at research conferences, and is published as a first author in the American Journal of Occupational Therapy. His past occupational therapy experience includes working in private practice, performing functional capacity evaluations, worksite visits and return to work planning, ergonomic assessments and job demands analyses, work simulations, community rehabilitation, and case management. Eric is driven in his clinical practice to help promote maximum independence with clients by leveraging available assistive technology and innovative solutions to bridge gaps between functional ability, activity demands, and environmental affordances.
Claudia Maldonado completed her Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy at the University of Alberta in 1999. Claudia worked in public health care in the Fraser Health Authority and Island Health for the next for 18 years in various areas including acute care, acute neurology, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Orthopedics, and in two Intensive Inpatient Neurological Rehabilitation Programs. In 2017, Claudia started working in private practice providing occupational therapy services and case management to individuals with a variety of health conditions. Claudia joined the coveted Neil Squire family in 2019 when an office was opened in Nanaimo. Claudia thrives in assisting clients independently return to various productivity roles through the use of assistive technology and ergonomics.
Digital Technology Specialist
Khatidja teaches individuals basic digital literacy skills on phones and computers while using assistive technology. Her expertise is working with people with vision disabilities ranging from low vision to complete vision loss. She’s also interested in website and document accessibility. With Solutions, she assists with software trials and training.
She obtained her Bachelor’s degree in Technology from British Columbia Institute of Technology, and is certified trainer for JAWS, a screen reader program that helps individuals with no vision use the computer.
Alain Désir, MSc. OT (Reg NB), M.Biomed.Eng.
Alain joined Neil Squire in 2018 as the organization’s first Occupational Therapist on staff in the Atlantic region. Alain has held a variety of positions in the health field as a case worker for individuals with mental health disabilities, as an OT in homecare, and as a clinical specialist in telehealth. Alain has also worked in the pharmaceutical industry as a biomedical engineer. Alain enjoys working with people and technology. He says that “working with the Neil Squire gives me the opportunity to combine these two interests of mine”.
Alain Désir, MSc Erg (Enr. NB), M.Gen.Biomed.
Alain s’est joint à Neil Squire en 2018 comme le premier ergothérapeute de l’organisation dans la région Atlantique. Alain a détenu des postes dans le domaine de la santé comme travailleur communautaire en déficience intellectuelle, comme ergothérapeute en maintien à domicile, et comme spécialiste clinique en télésanté. Il a aussi évolué dans l’industrie pharmaceutique comme ingénieur biomédical. Alain apprécie travailler avec les gens et avec la technologie. Il atteste que travailler à Neil Squire lui donne l’opportunité de combiner ses deux intérêts.