CHERYL VERBEEK BA Psych, CCRC, CLCP, CVRP
Cheryl has a diploma in Rehabilitation Services from Mount Royal College and a Bachelor of Arts (Psychology) degree from the University of Calgary. She has worked in vocational rehabilitation and case management with WRS since 1997.
Throughout her career, she has supported clients as they transition towards their goals, both work and personal. This includes breaking down barriers and finding solutions that work.
Cheryl’s certifications include:
Canadian Certified Rehabilitation Counsellor (CCRC)
Certified Life Care Planner (CLCP) and has completed Cost of Care / Life Care Plans for the legal community and insurers. She has qualified as an Expert Witness in the province of British Columbia
Certified Vocational Rehabilitation Professional (CVRP)
She completed training through the University Centre for Research on Pain and Disability to provide the Progressive Goal attainment Program (PGAP).
In her spare time, Cheryl enjoys gardening, camping and hiking, and spending time with family and friends. She enjoys all the benefits yoga provides. She has been a longstanding board member of the Central Music Festival Society and has prepared home cooked meals for the musicians. Travel and adventure is important and often involves heading to a concert, festival, mountains or someplace warm during the middle of winter.
FLORIA MANIVONG BSc.PT, CAFCI
Floria is a passionate physical therapist who loves to help clients achieve their full potential in all facets of life. In addition to working with clients, Floria is devoted to her family and enjoys kick boxing, working out, and spending time with family and friends. She is also passionate about gardening and Rodan + Fields skincare. She strongly promotes maintaining a balance between work, family, and self-care, which is key to ensuring a healthy mind, body and soul.
Floria is a registered physical therapist with over 14 years of experience in occupational rehabilitation. She has extensive work experience in multidisciplinary rehabilitation, hospital settings, and brain injuries in private rehabilitation centers. She has worked with clients with chronic medical and psychological diagnoses. She is skilled in worksite assessments, independent physical therapy evaluations, physical demands analyses, in-home assessments, ergonomic assessments, education classes, functional capacity evaluations, and future cost of care assessments. She continues to take continuing education courses yearly to expand her knowledge base and increase her skills as a clinician and assessor.
Floria completed her Bachelor of Science degree in Microbiology in 2001 and in Physical Therapy in 2004 (both with great distinction). Both degrees are from the University of Saskatchewan in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. She also became certified in Acupuncture through the Acupuncture Foundation of Canada Institute in 2006. She is a longstanding member of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association.
PAULA WISCHOFF YERAMA CCDP, RRP, RVP
Throughout Paula’s career, which spans over 15 years, she has supported career planners and transitioners in rural and urban labour markets, from all occupational and educational backgrounds, and of all ages and abilities. Her skills and experience include vocational assessment, transferrable skills analysis, career exploration, labour market research, job search strategy, and personal branding and marketing.
Paula enjoys seeing her clients’ progress and take positive steps forward in learning, work, and life, which is the most rewarding part of her work. She enjoys encouraging her clients to live active and productive lives and to participate in life-long learning.
In addition to her work as a vocational, career, and employment specialist Paula is passionate about gardening, canning and preserving the fruits and vegetables she grows, baking, and participating in adventure activities.
Paula is a Registered Rehabilitation Professional, (RRP), Registered Vocational Professional (RVP), and Certified Career Development Professional, (CCDP), with a Bachelor of Management degree in Human Resources and Labour Relations.
As a dedicated professional Paula is actively involved with the Career Development Association of Alberta, the Canadian Council for Career Development, and the Vocational Rehabilitation Association of Canada. In 2013 she was awarded a Life Membership with the Career Development Association of Alberta for her commitment to the profession and her work in growing the association and in 2017 she was honoured as an Outstanding Career Leader by Career Professionals of Canada.
Jennifer Williams, BA
Jennifer has over 23 years’ experience in vocational rehabilitation, skills analysis, career planning, and case management. With considerable experience providing vocational rehabilitation services to clients participating multidisciplinary treatment, Jennifer is dynamic in her practice and excels at engaging and collaborating with clients to create successful return to work outcomes.
A key strength is Jennifer’s ability to identify and promote a client’s strengths while supporting change. Jennifer considers herself to have been very fortunate to have worked with a very diverse clientele through the creation and facilitation of a variety of career exploration, job search and self-employment workshops.
Jennifer enjoys a homestead lifestyle raising chickens, gardening, canning, building and renovation projects.
SHELLEY BAUER, B.Ed., VRA CANADA (Associate Member)
Shelley completed her Bachelor of Education Degree from the University of Alberta and has over 20 years' experience working in teaching, group facilitation, vocational rehabilitation and case management roles. She has considerable experience providing vocational rehabilitation services to clients receiving support from a multidisciplinary team. She employs a collaborative approach to supporting clients. Her diverse work experience includes clients receiving benefits through Workers’ Compensation Board of Alberta, disability insurance providers, Alberta Works, Employment Insurance, and Veterans Affairs.
Shelley is highly skilled in completing vocational assessments, career counselling, return to work planning, resume writing, job coaching, job search, as well as labour market research. Using her vast experience, she also developed and facilitated a transitional skills program to assist clients facing multiple challenges with their return to work in a supportive group environment. She employs a holistic approach to engage her clients in being actively involved in their rehabilitation. She has a demonstrated ability to build rapport with clientele to facilitate goal attainment and adapt to change.
Shelley completed training to provide the Progressive Goal Attainment Program (PGAP), an evidence-based treatment program for reducing disability associated with pain, depression, cancer and other chronic health conditions. In 2018, she completed the Mental Health First Aid course through the Mental Health Commission of Canada.
Shelley is an avid mountain biker, loves to travel, and spend time in the mountains.
Shelley is an associate member with the Vocational Rehabilitation Association of Canada.