“Please join us in congratulating Heather Howe as she advances from General Manager of our Occupational Concepts location to the role of Regional Manager for the New Brunswick East
Region including the CBI Moncton, CBI Mapleton, CBI Acadie, Occupational Concepts location, effective September 1, 2018.
Heather is a 1994 graduate of McGill University’s Bachelor’s program in Physical Therapy. She then began her career with WorkSafe NB after completing a work placement with the organization. Over the next 10 years with WSNB, Heather was fortunate to have had the privilege of experiencing both the roles of Clinician and Case Manager. After making the decision to return to the private sector, the next 15 years of Heather’s career were spent with Occupational Concepts Ltd. in various managerial roles; the last being General Manager overseeing operations and ensuring continuous improvement over the customer, client and employee experience. Heather has been key in the integration of Occupational Concepts and CBI following the acquisition in February 2018.
Heather’s experience in the rehabilitation private sector, knowledge of our customers, leadership strengths in addition to her integrity and focus have been key in her ability to successfully lead the operations of Occupational Concepts and will assist her to effectively leading the CBI Health Centre P.C. NB East Region.” – Rachelle Levesque, Director of Operations NB & PEI
Join us in congratulating one of our Occupational Therapists’, Dianna St-Pierre who is a Certified Disability Management Professional and newly appointed to the Board of Directors of the Canadian Society of Professionals in Disability Management.
Her experience as an Occupational Therapist and as a service provider for both public and private workplaces as well her versatility of knowledge will bring exemplary leadership to the Society in the coming year.
Occupational Concepts is pleased to announce the official merger of their business operations with CBI Health Group to offer a unified Occupational Therapy and Rehabilitation Services solution to our community. Assets, people and customer contracts and the merged business will continue to operate under the Occupational Concepts brand.
Occupational Concepts, founded in 1999, provides Occupational Therapy and Rehabilitation services to assist all individuals to Get Back To Living® following an injury or physical or mental illness by delivering efficient disability management services with sustainable results. Our mission is to remove all barriers that prevent people from achieving health and well-being and get them back to living following an injury or illness.
“It has been an exciting adventure over the past eighteen years leading the Occupational Concepts team”, comments Nicola MacNaughton, founder of Occupational Concepts. “I have been very fortunate to have an incredible team that has traveled this journey with me. We now get ready to write a new chapter with CBI. With this new partnership comes the opportunity to continue to improve and grow our service delivery. I look forward to my new role as business segment leader. Thank-you to all who have supported Occupational Concepts and we look forward to continuing to strengthen ongoing relationships and to form new ones”
Rachelle Levesque, Director of Operations NB & PEI CBI Health Group, comments: “I am extremely proud to welcome Nicola MacNaughton and her team to the CBI Health Group network. While getting to know the Occupational Concepts’ group, it has been clear that we share a similar treatment philosophy while understanding the increasing complexity in community healthcare. Our collective commitment to clinical excellence combined with an exceptional level of customer experience, will result in a stronger breadth and depth of expertise through practices covering both mental and physical health. It has been a genuine pleasure to work with the Occupational Concepts Team, as we join forces to affect positive and enduring change in the lives of our clients.”
CBI Health Group is Canada’s largest community healthcare provider. CBI Health Group was created over 40 years ago as an education and research organization. Today, CBI employs more than 13,000 clinical and support staff and delivers comprehensive healthcare services through 300 facilities across Canada. The company is focused on a united purpose: to improve the health and enrich the lives of Canadians.
More information to come as the transition continues in the following months.
For more information about CBI Health, please visit:
CBI Health Group: https://www.cbi.ca/
We are pleased to announce our newest addition to the Occupational Concepts team : Tanisha McGinn, Occupational Therapist
After completing her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology at Crandall University, Tanisha decided to make a move and pursue professional studies in a field that focused on her passion for serving others and promoting both physical and mental wellbeing (Occupational Therapy). Tanisha completed her studies in London Ontario where she completed her Master’s degree in Occupational Therapy at the University of Western Ontario in 2017. Following the completion of her degree, Tanisha returned to her home roots of Miramichi, New Brunswick to pursue her career in Occupational Therapy. Outside of work interest: learning languages and cultures, anything craft related and continued research on informal leadership.
Occupational Concepts is happy to welcome our new Bathurst Team administrative assistant, Tania Robichaud!
She graduated from NBCC in Business Administration – Accounting. After a few years of administrative and financial services at a financial institution, she now joins OC Bathurst to support the administrative team. Outside of work, Tania likes to socialize, likes outdoor activities and loves life!
Luc is joining the Field Services team and obtained his bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology from the Université de Moncton in 2015. Starting his career in the field of orthopedics, Luc is excited to join the occupational Concepts team as a Kinesiogist where he hopes to have a positive impact on the life of others.
We’re thrilled to welcome back Tabitha to the Occupational Concepts family. Tabitha is looking forward to providing you with more information, answer any questions you may have, and design an effective solution to help you or your employees back to living. She will be offering services such as, return to work coordination, job site analysis, ergonomic assessments, home assessments, cognitive and mental health, and PGAP. For more information or to refer, contact Cindy Lynch, Field Services Manager at (506) 382-6601 ext 202, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org!
Join us in welcoming back Occupational Therapist Ghislaine Comeau to our Field Services staff. Ghislaine worked with us previously in 2008-2009 and has returned with new work experiences including cognitive and mental health services. We a thrilled to have her back!
We are very pleased to announce that Benoit Dionne has officially started with us a few weeks ago as our newest Occupational Therapist. A new grad, Benoit will be joining the Multi-disciplinary Active Functional Rehab Program to help clients Get Back to Living on a daily basis.