Our Team Bio

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Jennifer Garden, B.H.K., MCl.Sc. (OT), MSc. Registered Occupational Therapist

Greater Vancouver / BC

SleepdreamsTM Inc. founder Jennifer Garden is mom of twins. She has worked professionally in paediatrics for children and infants since 1996. Jennifer's educational credentials include an undergraduate degree in Human Kinetics at the University of British Columbia, a Master of Clinical Science in Occupational Therapy from the University of Western Ontario, and a Master of Science at the University of British Columbia, and has taken course credits as a breast feeding counselor. She is also a university instructor who has presented at several national conferences, teaches a course on sleep at the university/graduate level, and is actively involved in sleep research. Jennifer enjoys exploring the coast with her twins. Jennifer carefully selects Registered Occupational Therapists and oversees additional training so that you can be assured our consultants are the best for you and your child.

 

Courtney Hall, B.Sc., M.O.T., Registered Occupational Therapist

Greater Vancouver / BC

Courtney Hall, mother of two, has practiced paediatric occupational therapy in community-based early intervention services and in clinical and school settings in private practice. Courtney has furthered her education in the area of sensory integration, and applies this knowledge towards its impact on sleep and other activities of daily living of children. She graduated from Thompson Rivers University with a Bachelor of Science (2004) and from UBC with a Master of Occupational Therapy (2007). Courtney believes that working with children and their families is about building a partnership, and goals should be meaningful and functional to the whole family.

 

Jen Gellis, B.Sc.OT, MAA Design Registered Occupational Therapist

Greater Vancouver / BC

Jen Gellis is mom to three spirited little ones (who sleep together in one room). She has practiced paediatric occupational therapy since 2001 in community and hospital settings. Jen’s professional experience includes paediatric school-based therapy, positioning, mobility, feeding, and swallowing. Jen graduated from UBC as an Occupational Therapist in 2000 and completed her Master of Applied Arts in Design at Emily Carr University of Art and Design in 2009. She has also completed continuing education coursework on supporting breastfeeding families. Jen feels privileged to support families of babies and young children through their early development. She also has a passion for children’s play environments and music education and can be found playing and singing with her own little ones around the North Shore.

 

Karen Randall, BSc(OT), Registered Occupational Therapist

Greater Vancouver / BC / Alberta

Karen Randall, mother of two, graduated from UBC as an Occupational Therapist in 2000 and is registered in BC & Alberta. Since graduating from UBC, Karen has practiced in both hospital and community settings.  She has worked at the Royal Columbian Hospital with infants in the Neonatal ICU and with adults in Acute Medicine.  She has also worked in a community based centre for early intervention with children from birth to 3 years of age.  Her professional interests lie in feeding and swallowing and neurodevelopment.  She is also a Certified Breastfeeding Counsellor.  Karen enjoys the ability to work with the whole family and values the opportunity to help parents and children reach their own goals and maximize their participation and success in everyday life activities.