MEET THE TEAM

BRITTANY NUGENT
REHABILITATION SUPPORT WORKER

PHONE: 519-615-0260

FAX: 519-472-4718

EMAIL: brittanynugent@striderehab.ca

ABOUT

Brittany Nugent is a graduate of the Fitness and Health Promotion Diploma Program at Fanshawe College as well as the Physiotherapist Assistant/Occupational Therapist Assistant Diploma Program at triOS College of Business, Technology and Healthcare. Her career began as a wellness coach at London Health Sciences Centre, Victoria Hospital. Brittany then moved on to the YMCA where she continued as a wellness coach and personal trainer. 

 

It was at the YMCA where Brittany established a niche supporting a number of individuals with special needs and brain injury. This led to her decision in pursuing a more permanent rehabilitation role with a dedicated focus on acquired brain injury and spinal cord injury. 

 

Her experience from the hospital and YMCA has given her an understanding of the demands associated in supporting a wide variety of client needs. 

 

Brittany is recently engaged, and looking forward to this exciting chapter in her life. In her spare time, she remains actively involved with volleyball, soccer and working out. 

JAKE WHITNEY
REHABILITATION SUPPORT WORKER

PHONE: 519-801-8994

FAX: 519-472-4718

EMAIL: jakewhitney@striderehab.ca

ABOUT

Jake Whitney is an honours graduate of the Social Service Worker program at Mohawk College. While in college, he found a passion for acquired brain injury and rehabilitation in the community. As a result, he had the opportunity to complete multiple courses through the Ontario Brain Injury Association including Neurorehabilitation: Assisting Recovery & Function in Everyday Life Following Brain Injury and Children and Youth with Acquired Brain Injury. Jake also completed the ABI Rehabilitation Therapist Training Program through McMaster University. Jake has experience working with Acquired Brain Injury, chronic pain, mental health and addiction. 

 

He is a strong believer in strengths-based practice, collaborative problem solving and mindfulness. Before his post-secondary education, Jake served in the Canadian Armed Forces as an infantry soldier, gaining valuable experience in leadership, teamwork and the importance of physical and mental health. 

 

Jake is on the planning committee for the annual Camp Dawn wine tasting event. Camp Dawn is a registered charity which operates a camping retreat for adult brain injury survivors which is 100% funded by sponsors, events and camper fees. The program is the only one of it's kind in Canada. Each September, Camp Dawn hosts 100 adult brain injury survivors from Southwestern Ontario. 

 

In his free time, Jake enjoys hiking, cycling and maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Being recently engaged has given him lots to be excited about. Spending time with family is high on his priority list. 

JORDAN VERHEY
REHABILITATION SUPPORT WORKER

PHONE: 705-987-0928

FAX: 519-472-4718

EMAIL: jordanverhey@striderehab.ca

ABOUT

Jordan Verhey is a graduate of the Psychology program at Laurentian University. Throughout his career, Jordan has worked with individuals with acquired brain injuries, as well as people with sight loss. He has experience working with a variety of physical and behavioural challenges in client’s homes and in the community, as well as providing group programs.  Through OBIA (in collaboration with Brock University), Jordan has completed the Level One: Neurorehabilitation course.  He brings with him vast knowledge and experience working in Northern Ontario communities.

 

Jordan enjoys spending time with his family.  In his spare time, he enjoys metal working, woodworking, and spending time outdoors.

CHARLES BAILEY
REHABILITATION SUPPORT WORKER

PHONE: 519-860-2427

FAX: 519-472-4718

EMAIL: charlesbailey@striderehab.ca

ABOUT

Charles Bailey is a graduate of the Human Services program at Fanshawe College and an honours graduate of the Crisis and Emergency Management program at Algonquin College. Throughout his career, Charles has worked in a variety of settings, including crown ward group homes that exclusively housed CAS children; and both treatment and custody facilities. Charles has vast experience working with individuals struggling with both physical and sociological barriers and deficiencies including extreme behavioural concerns. Charles now specifically focuses his skillset on rehabilitation support for individuals with Acquired Brain Injuries (ABI).

 

Charles is a husband and father of two. He enjoys film, sports, travel and animals of all kinds. Charles has been an active volunteer hockey coach within the community for 15 years, doing what he can to give back to the sport he so enjoys.

SHANNA PETERS
REHABILITATION SUPPORT WORKER

PHONE: 519-709-4984

FAX: 519-472-4718

EMAIL: shannapeters@striderehab.ca

ABOUT

Shanna Peters is a graduate of The University of Western Ontario with a double major degree in Psychology and Visual Arts. Shanna has also graduated from Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology. Her experience comes from various settings including: home health care; private psychology practice; and public health care systems. Although much of her professional experience comes from serving people with mental health disorders, Shanna has personal experience in dealing with acquired brain injury. When her mother suffered a stroke nine years ago, Shanna became extremely knowledgeable and familiar with the ABI rehabilitation and recovery processes.

 

Shanna is a committee member for the Brain Injury Association of Sarnia-Lambton’s Annual golf tournament. In her free time, Shanna enjoys spending time with family and friends, painting and drawing, running, and practicing yoga.

NANCY RODRIGUES
REHABILITATION SUPPORT WORKER

PHONE: 519-639-7799

FAX: 519-472-4718

EMAIL: nancyrodrigues@striderehab.ca

ABOUT

Nancy is a graduate of The University of Western Ontario, obtaining a Psychology and Criminology degree. Prior to joining the Stride team, Nancy leveraged her Psychology background to provide support throughout the community to individuals with developmental/cognitive disabilities. Nancy has a special interest in providing support to individuals who have experienced acquired brain injuries. 

 

Nancy is also a Camp Leader at the annual 4-day Camp Dawn for ABI survivors.  Camp Leaders work in groups to facilitate activities for campers, playing an integral role in the camp experience. Nancy has completed the Level 1: Neurorehabilitation: Assisting Recovery & Function in Everyday Life Following Brain Injury course through OBIA (in collaboration with Brock University). Nancy is fluent in French and Portuguese and can provide support in either language. 

 

Spending time with her family is at the top of her priority list. In her spare time, Nancy is a TV show/movie buff, enjoys hiking and fishing.

CHRIS PETERS
REHABILITATION SUPPORT WORKER

PHONE: 519-318-9215

FAX: 519-472-4718

EMAIL: chrispeters@striderehab.ca

ABOUT

Chris Peters is a graduate of the Developmental Services Worker program at Fanshawe College. Chris has devoted the first 14 years of his career to working at The Child and Parent Resource Institute (C.P.R.I.), counselling and supporting children and youth with mental health disorders, developmental disabilities, physical disabilities and brain injuries. During this time, Chris became a knowledgeable and valuable part of the many interdisciplinary teams that he worked on. This training allowed Chris to provide his clients the best possible support during their treatment and rehabilitation. 

 

Chris is a member of the KickAbout Committee, an adult, co-ed soccer tournament hosted annually by Siskinds, The Law Firm. All proceeds raised support a local charity in London, Ontario. The committee chooses a new charity to donate the proceeds to every year. The most recent tournament raised just over $24,000.

Chris is a husband and father of two. Spending time with family is important to Chris. In his free time, he enjoys a variety of sports such as hockey, soccer, squash and playing the piano.

PAUL SHAMOON
REHABILITATION SUPPORT WORKER

PHONE: 519-643-8587

FAX: 519-472-4718

EMAIL: paulshamoon@striderehab.ca

ABOUT

Paul Shamoon is a graduate of the University of Western Ontario with a degree in Psychology and a minor in Sociology. Paul has worked in various settings including group homes and treatment facilities with the Ministry of Children and Youth Services. Paul draws on experience supporting people with intellectual disabilities, mental health disorders and extreme behavioural challenges such as self-injurious behaviour. Throughout his career, Paul's primary focus has been on supporting individuals with acquired brain injuries.

 

Paul is a member of the Board of Directors with the Spinal Cord Injury Association of London. He also sits on the committee for the annual London Roll & Bowl. This bowling event in London helps raise funds for people with spinal cord injuries and other disabilities. 

 

Paul is a husband and father of one. His time is well spent with family and friends. He can be found on the links in the summer enjoying the outdoors. 

JOHN SHAMOON
REHABILITATION SUPPORT WORKER

PHONE: 519-668-9503

FAX: 519-472-4718

EMAIL: johnshamoon@striderehab.ca

ABOUT

John Shamoon is a graduate of the Developmental Services Worker program at Fanshawe College. His career has been devoted to serving a diverse population of individuals. His experience comes from day programs, treatment facilities, and group homes, in addition to the school system. Although his focus has remained in the area of acquired brain injuries, much of his experience comes from serving people with developmental disabilities, mental health disorders and extremes in behaviour such as self-injury, and suicidal gestures/attempts.

 

John is a member of the Board of Directors with the Brain Injury Association of London and Region. He is also a member of the Helmets on Kids Committee. The Helmets on Kids Community Partnership was started by the Brain Injury Association of London & Region along with the Ontario Trial Lawyers Association in 2002. Since its first event held in London, Ontario, this initiative has distributed more than 15,000 helmets to students. This program is intended to put a helmet on the head of every child who needs one and provides education and awareness about bicycle helmet use. In addition, the program also includes a video presentation and educational material for distribution at local schools.

John is a husband and father of three. In his spare time he keeps a close eye on the Edmonton Oilers of the National Hockey League. 

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