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 Hallmother of two very active boys, has practiced as a paediatric occupational therapist in community-based early intervention services as well as in clinical and school settings in private practice. Courtney has furthered her education in the area of sensory integration, anxiety and attachment, 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 young children. She 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. Her professional experience includes school-based therapy, private practice therapy, positioning, mobility, feeding, and swallowing. She has also furthered her education in the areas of sensory integration, anxiety and attachment, maternal wellness, and breastfeeding support. Jen believes in creating meaningful and realistic goals in partnership with families. She values being able to support families of babies and young children through their early years.

 

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.