Kathleen obtained her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Performance Dance in 2014 at Toronto Metropolitan University (formerly known as Ryerson University). She performed professionally as a contemporary ballet dancer for 6 years before deciding to pursue a career in occupational therapy.
In 2022, Kathleen completed her Master of Health Science degree in Occupational Therapy from Queen’s University in Kingston. While at Queen’s, Kathleen was the Health and Wellness Representative and took on the role of Coordinator for the Mental Health Committee.
Kathleen has clinical experience working in both outpatient/inpatient settings with adults and seniors living with emotional, physical, and cognitive challenges. She has implemented occupational therapy assessments and interventions for clients living with stroke, depression, anxiety, orthopaedic conditions, as well as many other chronic health conditions.
To build and maintain her expertise as an occupational therapist, Kathleen prioritizes opportunities for professional education. She has completed course work in mental health, first aid, motivational interviewing, and coaching.
Kathleen strongly believes that no matter a client’s age, gender, race, or ability, they deserve to find meaning in their life and do the things that are most important to them.
To lead by example, Kathleen strives to achieve a work/life balance and participates in many leisure activities, including dance, painting, hiking, playing sports, and spending time with family and friends.
BFA (Perf. Dance.), M.HSc. (OT), OT Reg. (Ont.)
Bachelor of Fine Arts in Performance DanceToronto Metropolitan University, Toronto, Ontario (2014)
Master of Health Science in Occupational TherapyQueen's University, Kingston, Ontario (2022)