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Debbie Ladisa

Administration - Office Manager Debbie is our office manager for 97 Hinton Avenue North, as well as our intake coordinator for psychological services. She coordinates scheduling for Dr. Yolanda Korneluk, Danielle Quigley, Jay Best,...

Jennifer Mackintosh

Administration - General Inquiries and Psychology Intake Coordinator Jennifer is a mother of 2 boys with autism who handles inquiries for our Behaviour Intervention program.  Her office hours are typically Monday to Friday between 10 and 2....

Emerging Minds Est

Emerging Minds Est is a satellite office which offers occupational therapy, behaviour intervention and parent coaching.  They can be reached at 613-790-0241 or admin-est@emergingminds.ca. They are located at 2310...
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Eleanor (Jean-Louis) Klausmann, CHRL

Managing Partner and Director, Human Resources/Operations As a Managing Partner of Emerging Minds’ Children’s Program, Eleanor (Jean-Louis) Klausmann oversees many areas of the organization.  Eleanor is an experienced Human Resources Professional, responsible for all areas...

Dr. Yolanda Korneluk

Psychologist Dr. Korneluk is a registered member of the College of Psychologists of Ontario. Before starting Emerging Minds, she worked with the Ottawa Children’s Treatment Centre as a clinical coordinator....

Danielle Quigley

Psychometrist Danielle Quigley earned her PhD in developmental psychology from Carleton University in 2013 and completed a post-doctoral fellowship in 2014. Under the supervision of Dr. Korneluk, she provides psychoeducational...

Jay Best

Psychology Student - Supervised Practice Jay Best is a PhD student in clinical psychology. Clinically, his interests include child development, Autism Spectrum Disorder, adolescent issues, and family interactions. Before starting graduate school, Jay worked...

Mary Champagne

Behavioural Consultation Services Mary Champagne is a registered member of the College of Psychologists of Ontario and the Behavior Analysis Certification Board. She provides consultation and therapy services to individuals and families...

Gianna Colizza

Special Needs Education and Behaviour Consultant Gianna Colizza holds an ECE diploma, a Bachelor of Child Studies and a Bachelor of Education. Gianna has worked with children on the spectrum for over 20 years, including...

Abeer Lababenah

Behaviour Consultant Abeer Lababenah is a BCBA (Board Certified Behaviour Analyst) , She has many years of experience working with individuals and families living with neurodevelopmental disorders, such as Autism Spectrum...
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Melissa Nyveld

Developmental and Behavioural Support Specialist Melissa Nyveld, MSc. (Neuroscience); BA Hon. (Developmental Psychology) has over fifteen years experience working with autistic children, youth, and their families throughout the region.  She has been a part...

Kristen Robertson Grewal

Special Education Advocate Kristen Robertson-Grewal has an M.A. in Education with a specialization in Teaching, Learning, and Evaluation from the University of Ottawa.  She has been advocating for parents of children with...

Robin Gaines

Speech Language Pathologist Robin Gaines, Ph.D., SLP ©, Reg. CASPLO, is a speech-language pathologist who has worked with children with a variety of speech/language delays and disorders for more than 20 years....

Veronique Chiasson

Occupational Therapist and Parent Coach At this time, Veronique Chiasson is available to offer services in-person or through video conferencing for intervention sessions and assessments for all new and returning clients. Please note, strict...

Josée Massé

Director of Programming - Canotek, Parent Coach Currently, Josée Massé is available to offer Parent Coaching services in person or virtually.  For more information, please contact Admin at 613-790-0241 or admin-est@emergingminds.ca. Josée Massé is a registered Child...

Heather Fawcett

Social Worker - Older Youth, Adults and Their Families Heather Fawcett is a registered member of the Ontario College of Social Workers. Heather has worked within the ASD community for twenty years, connecting families and professionals with resources,...

Theresa Martinez

Parent Coach Theresa Martinez has a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and is currently working as a Parent Coach (supervised by a Psychologist) using the Early Start Denver Model at Emerging Minds...