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Who We Are

Board of Directors

Christa Keating-McKay

Christa Keating-McKay

President

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Tim Rye

Tim Rye

Director

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Tim lives in Burlington with his wife Heather and children Daniel and Lauren. As an active member of the community he can often be found coaching hockey, running around to various activities or actively working on school council projects and other community programs. In his professional life Tim is the Senior Vice President of Teranet where he oversees the Financial Solutions Division. He brings to the board many years of corporate, strategic and channel development experience along with a strong passion for equality and driving change through positive engagement.

Francesca Rollo

Francesca Rollo

Director

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Francesca is a Personal Injury Lawyer and Partner at Ross & McBride LLP.

She obtained both her Bachelor of Arts and her Master of Arts from the University of Western Ontario, and in recognition of her academic excellence, Francesca was awarded a Special University Scholarship and Graduate Teaching Scholarship. After completing her graduate studies, she received her law degree from McGill University and joined Ross & McBride in 1998 to complete her articles.

Pooja Patel

Pooja Patel

Director

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Diane Velikonja

Diane Velikonja

Director

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Dr. Velikonja completed her graduate studies in the Biological Psychology Program at the University of Waterloo and obtained clinical training as well as conducted research with both pediatric and adult populations. Afterwards, she completed her residency and post-doctoral training at Chedoke-McMaster Hospitals. She then became licensed for independent practice specializing in Neuropsychology, Rehabilitation Psychology and Clinical Psychology across the lifespan. She has worked since 1997 in a clinical and research capacity at the Acquired Brain Injury Program at Hamilton Health Sciences, where she continues to work with residents and research students. She actively publishes and is a reviewer for a number of scientific journals.

Dr. Velikonja is also on faculty in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Neurosciences at the DeGroote School of Medicine, McMaster University and holds an adjunct appointment in the Department of Psychology at McMaster University.

Dr. Velikonja was the Chief of Psychology Practice at Hamilton Health Sciences between 2004 and 2011. She is Past-President of the Hospital Psychology Association of Ontario, Director on the Board of the Hamilton Brain Injury Association, and the President-Elect of the Ontario Psychological Association. She also sits on the advisory board for the Ontario Neurotrauma Foundation and is actively involved in the development of guidelines for concussion management and concussion clinics, as well as with moderate to severe traumatic brain injury.

Dr. Velikonja has also completed the post-doctoral training program awarding a Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychopharmacology.

Ahona Mehdi

Ahona Mehdi

Director

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