Karen grew up in Oakville Ontario and completed her Bachelor of Science from the University of Western Ontario. She then went on to complete here B.Ed from Canisius College and taught in a primary classroom for 9 years before making the move to the Okanagan. After Karen arrived in Vernon she decided to make a career change and started working part-time for Meridian 10 years ago. She is now our full time H.R and Financial Administrator. Karen has been vital in helping build Meridian up to the expanding company it is now. When she’s not crunching numbers, Karen enjoys swimming, travelling, hiking, snowshoeing and spending time with her husband and two boys
Originally from Ontario, Caitlyn’s love of snowboarding brought her to BC permanently. As Meridian’s Administrative Assistant, Caitlyn ensures invoices are out on time and oversees the booking and co-ordination of FCEs, as well as the admin side of things for Meridian’s Work Hardening Program and Pediatric Program. She is the proud owner of a therapy dog who loves to soak up the attention of the residents at local care homes. Caitlyn’s capacity to care brought her to Meridian where she loves the staff, clients, and seeing people return to doing what they love!
Colleen is our Vernon receptionist and the first friendly face you’ll see at Meridian Rehabilitation! Originally from Prince George, BC, she now calls Vernon home. Monday to Friday she oversees the day to day on-goings of our Vernon and Kamloops locations, but on weekends she enjoys gardening, camping and being auntie to 11 nieces and nephews. This may also explain her love of classic Saturday morning cartoons!
Dana and her partner, Devin, recently moved to Vernon. Dana is our newest Administrative Assistant in our Vernon office and is taking the lead on the coordination of driving evaluations. She comes to us from Saskatchewan where she worked for the provincial government for 19 years. Dana has a son who runs competitively for the University of Regina and she loves to watch his races whenever possible. Interestingly, he is working towards a Bachelor of Therapeutic Recreation degree. Dana loves the diversity of her work and the personable culture here at Meridian.
Janie oversees the Kelowna and Penticton offices as our Kelowna receptionist. She also coordinates the FCE and Cost of Future Care Assessments in these office too! Janie grew up in Kelowna and has her Master of Arts (Development Studies) from York University in Toronto and Bachelor of Arts Political Science at UBCO. She loves working for a company that’s centered on helping people achieve their goals and reach their potential. Janie grew up riding horses and loves her nerdy shows – Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Firefly and Game of Thrones!
When you call our Kamloops office, you’ll have the pleasure of speaking with Catey! She is our Kamloops receptionist and coordinates HandyDART bookings for our therapists there as well. Spending her formative year in Kamloops, she enjoys dirtbiking and off-roading with her fiance and their dog, Royce. She also loves music and art! Catey has her diploma in Office Administration and puts it to good use at Meridian where she enjoys working with the senior population and meeting clients from all walks of life.