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Staff changes at Network

The Toronto ABI Network is pleased to welcome Sue Balogh, Project Coordinator/Planner and Julie Osbelt, ABI Referral Coordinator, to the Network secretariat.

Sue Balogh is very familiar with the ABI Network and has years of experience working in the field of ABI. For the past seven years she has worked as a project coordinator/planner for the GTA Rehab Network and prior to that worked ten years as a social worker in the Trauma Program and Head Injury Clinic at St. Michael’s Hospital. Sue brings a wealth of clinical and project management experience to her new role and we are fortunate to have her!

Sue can be reached directly at sue.balogh@uhn.ca or 416-597-3422 ext. 3923.

Julie Osbelt recently joined the Network and comes to us from Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital, where she worked in the field of pediatric brain injury for the last 16 years. During this time, she has supported clients through their rehabilitation as an inpatient Therapeutic Recreation Specialist and as a Life Skills Facilitator for outpatient and community clients. Julie has been an active volunteer for the BIST Awareness Committee over the past eight years, supporting the annual June Brain Injury Awareness Event. We know Julie will excel in her new role with the Network as she has a special interest in supporting clients and families affected by brain injury and in helping them navigate system.

Julie can be reached directly at julie.osbelt@uhn.ca or 416-597-3422 ext. 3688.

Karen Allison has joined the Network in the role of Office Manager. Karen comes to us with a wealth of expertise, most recently as an Executive Assistant at Rogers Communications where she supported three senior directors.

Karen can be reached at info@gtarehabnetwork.ca or 416-597-3057.

And some goodbyes…

The Network is also saying goodbye to two staff members.

Robert Jessop our Communications/Data Coordinator has been a member of our team since the Network was established. He managed the database, website, newsletters, conference registrations and much more for both the Toronto ABI Network and the GTA Rehab Network. After a summer of travel, Robert will be returning to school this fall. We thank him for all of his hard work over the years and wish him all the best in his new adventures!

We’re also saying goodbye to Patty Aird, who is taking early retirement after eleven years as our Office Manager. Patty was at the hub of both Networks, managing our busy office. We will miss her amazing organizational abilities. Enjoy retirement Patty!