Recipients of the 2014 Awards of Excellence
in Brain Injury Rehabilitation

Congratulations to this year’s recipients for being recognized for providing exceptional service
to the brain injury community.

HOSPITAL SOCIAL WORKER OF THE YEAR

SUSAN MCDONALD
Susan began working in the area of brain injury many years ago in Toronto. She joined Hamilton Health Sciences in 1999, and has practised in acute care as the Social Worker in the Clinical Neurosciences (Neurosurgery) Programme since 2001.

REHABILITATION COMPANY OF THE YEAR

FUNCTIONABILITY
It all started with Charlie. He was our one and only client, our top priority. Helping Charlie rebuild his life after a combined spinal cord and brain injury is what we were meant to do and we loved doing it! There you have it, FunctionAbility was born.

COMMUNITY BRAIN INJURY ASSOCIATION OF THE YEAR

BRAIN INJURY SOCIETY OF TORONTO
The mission of the Brain Injury Society of Toronto is to enhance the quality of life for people in the City of Toronto, living with the effects of acquired brain injury through education, awareness, support and advocacy.

HEALTH CARE PROVIDER OF THE YEAR

ROB KATTENHORN
Rob Kattenhorn, joined Lawlor Therapy Support Services as a Rehabilitation Support Worker ten years ago in 2004. Rob was motivated to change careers that year after losing his mother, Jane Kattenhorn, to a brainstem aneurism.

CASE MANAGER OF THE YEAR

MICHELLE DIAMOND
Michelle Diamond currently works with Functionability Rehabilitation Services as the Director of Case Management and Client Services. She has worked in the field of Brain Injury for over 13 years.