Tammy graduated from Dalhousie University in 1994 with a Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy. Since 1994, she has pioneered in various areas of Occupational Therapy practice including the establishment of a community-based service in a rural Newfoundland community specializing in home-based assessments. Tammy worked in inpatient and outpatient mental health as well as established the first community-based vocational rehab program for mental-health consumers in Western Newfoundland.
Tammy has worked for the majority of her career in the area of occupational rehabilitation and injury prevention for a public health care service. In this practice area, she has worked in a clinical leader capacity with responsibilities including supervision of other occupational therapists and regional occupational rehab and ergonomic program development. Tammy’s expertise is in the area of functional assessments, early and safe return to work programs, job-site analyses, injury prevention and education programs, train-the-trainer programs and home-based assessments.
Tammy has had extensive training in the area of occupational rehabilitation including certification as a work capacity evaluator from Roy Matheson and Associates in 2001. Tammy is a certified Progressive Goal Attainment Program clinician. She has ergonomic training from a variety of experts in the field and has attended many conferences including the Association of Canadian Ergonomists, workshops among others.
Current memberships include the Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists (CAOT), the Newfoundland and Labrador Association of Occupational Therapists (NLAOT), and the Newfoundland and Labrador Occupational Therapy Board. Tammy has served on the NLAOT Executive in the past (2003-2004) and currently serves as a member of the NLAOT Education Committee.
At IOHS, Tammy is responsible for home and workplace assessment services in the Corner Brook/West Coast area.