Victor Andres, RN BN
President / Nurse Case Manager
Telephone: (204) 474-2228
Cell: (204) 471-5668
As President of Independence Incorporated, Victor maintains an active and varied caseload, assisting clients with the management of complex medical, rehabilitation and return to work issues. Services delivered include:
- counseling individuals as they adjust to disabilities and the resulting impact on their ability and/or inability to work
- coordination of programs of rehabilitation including arranging specialized assessments, and facilitating the resulting recommendations
- consensus and team building amongst key stakeholders in the return to work process, including employees, employers, care providers and insurers
Over the past 19 years as a Registered Nurse, Victor has become well known in the community for his client focused and comprehensive approach to disability case management. He brings a unique perspective and ability to assess and remove barriers to recovery and return to work plans. This includes facilitating a wide range of return to work scenarios despite inherently complex rehabilitation challenges. Services provided in English and Victor is also fluent in Spanish.
Kathleen Moore, RRP, B.A
Vocational Rehabilitation Consultant
Telephone: (204) 474-2666
Cell: (204) 471-2569
Kathleen is a Registered Rehabilitation Professional with the Canadian Association of Rehabilitation Professionals. She has an education which focuses on conflict resolution, psychology and adult education. She has:
- 20 years experience in the private rehabilitation sector
- 3 years experience working in the public insurance sector
- vocational rehabilitation services for a client population with the following disabilities: physical, psychological/psychiatric, traumatic brain injury, developmental and learning
- experience working with clients in crisis (i.e., suicidal or threatening)
Kathleen has extensive experience providing the following services:
- cost effective, time conscious and goal oriented rehabilitation plans
- vocational rehab assessments
- Alternate Occupation Identification
- transferable skills analysis (TSA)
- resume preparation & interview coaching
- employment/career counseling
- return to work planning & job search assistance
- work experiences, employability assessments, job shadows and informational interviews
Lisa Borchert, B.A
Vocational Rehabilitation Consultant
Telephone: (204) 474-2977
Cell: (204) 471-2736
Lisa is a professional Employment Counselor with 8 years experience coaching diverse individuals moving into meaningful employment.
This experience extends to:
transferable Skills Analysis
creating effective resumes and cover letters
planning job search strategies
As a certified trainer Lisa has written and trained courses in business management, life skills, computer skills and industry specific skills. As a workshop facilitator her seminars have included job search, interview skills, skills analysis and an interactive women’s self esteem seminar.
Continuing education includes Professional Leadership and Development, Adult Learning and Conflict Resolution. A double Bachelor’s degree in English and History provide a strong background in writing and research.
Lisa is organized with a strong focus on clients, solutions and achieving results.
We look forward to Lisa assisting your clients in the vocational rehabilitation process.
Alison Baldwin, B.P.T.
Ali is a practicing physiotherapist, registered with the College of Physiotherapists, (CPM) and a member of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association (CPA) including the Pain Division. She completed her education in Australia, U.K. and Canada. Her practice of physiotherapy over the past 20 years has focused on the management of musculoskeletal conditions, especially those that are accompanied by persistent pain.
more than 30 years experience as a physiotherapist working with both adult and paediatric rehabilitation in Australia, U.K., Italy and Canada
more than a decade in the field of Work Injury Management and Return to Work Programs
certification to provide the Progressive Goal Attainment Program (PGAP)
many years of Physical Functional Assessment experience
experience with pain management through education and exercise
experience with Complex Regional Pain syndrome. (CRPS)
Ali is able to provide:
In home physical assessments and exercise specific programs
Customization and implementation of reconditioning programs
Worksite visits for physical demands analysis and / or ergonomic assessments
Progressive Goal Attainment Program (PGAP)
Personal Care Needs Assessment
Matthew Benedet, 0.T. (M)
Matthew is an Occupational Therapist registered with the College of Occupational Therapists of Manitoba and the Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists.
Matthew graduated from the University of Manitoba and has experience in occupational assessments, return to work, rehabilitation and pediatrics.As a new member of the Independence Inc. team Matthew is taking referrals for:
- Ergonomic Assessments
- Personal Care Assessments
- Physical Demands Analysis
Margot MacInnes, CMA.
Margot is a Certified Management Accountant with over 25 years of experience with organizations ranging from sole-proprietors to large corporations. She joined Independence Incorporated in 2005 and is responsible for all accounting functions, including invoicing, cash receipts, accounts payable, budgeting & forecasting and financial statement preparation. Margot thoroughly enjoys working with such a wonderful caring team in this vibrant, growing business
Telephone: (204) 478-6644
Fax: (204) 478-6677
Rebecca Harasym came to Independence Inc. with valued experience both in the public healthcare system as well as the commercial sector. As the Administrative Assistant for Independence Inc., Rebecca is responsible for providing administrative and clerical services in order to ensure ongoing effective and efficient operations for staff and customers alike. The utmost professional, Rebecca has proven herself to be an integral member of the growing team at Independence Inc. Please feel free to contact Rebecca at any time with any questions or concerns.