Visionaries in Vocational Rehabilitation
Bonnie Maguffee, M.Sc., CRC, CVE Director
Our founder and director, Bonnie Maguffee, has 30 years experience in vocational rehabilitation. She uses her experience and knowledge to provide comprehensive vocational evaluation and placement services, assuring our clients are able to find the right job at the right time. Bonnie graduated from the University of Alberta in 1986, obtaining a Bachelor of Arts with distinction majoring in Psychology with a minor in Sociology. She then went on to obtain a Master of Science in Human Resources/Rehabilitation Counseling from East Central University in 1996 after internships with Weyerhaeuser Canada’s Occupational Health Department, B.A.C.K Chronic Pain Management Centre in Oklahoma, and Professional Counseling Group. PGAP™ Certified.
Bonnie has had articles published in Rehab Review and Spinal Columns, and has presented at the National Rehabilitation Conference in Brooklyn, New York and Dallas, Texas. She is a designated C.R.C. and C.V.E., and is qualified as an expert witness in provincial court. She has served as a board member and secretary for the Canadian Association of Vocational Evaluation and Work Adjustment, is a member of the Vocational Rehabilitation Association, the National Rehabilitation Association and VEWAA, has served as a board member for the Grande Prairie Chamber of Commerce and was a member of Toastmasters for 10 years. She has also worked with Hire a Student for the Canada Employment and Immigration Commission, and for Alberta Family and Social Services. Bonnie uses her extensive experience and expertise to deliver optimal vocational rehabilitation services to all our clients.
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Colleen, a dedicated employee of RWG for over 20 years, serves as a Case Manager helping to ensure that our vocational services are delivered in a timely and comprehensive manner. Be helping develop and reviewing the client individual vocational plan, she provides support and feedback on what resources will work best to build career success. She is also a support to the vocational rehabilitation counselors, assisting with vocational evaluation by administering aptitude, interest, personality, intelligence, and basic functional tests and inventories. Colleen graduated with a degree in Occupational Therapy from the University of Alberta and worked in long-term care before coming to R. Work Group in 1998. She has also worked in mental health, stroke rehabilitation, and pediatrics.
Colleen C., B.Sc., OT(c) Vocational Case Manager
Naomi Scott, BScN Vocational Rehabilitation Counsellor
Having worked in an Emergency Room for a number of years, Naomi is well aware of how quickly life can change and how traumatic that can be. Naomi embraces her role with our team where she can coach people through their challenges and assist in the process to re-establish them in their vocational pursuits.
Additionally, she plays an essential role in developing employer relationships building on her transferable skills from serving as a Sales Director with Mary Kay, that helped her build an understanding of the business world and the importance of connecting people to their passions and interests.
Her love of people and passion to help others find the right job at the right time is how Naomi makes a significant contribution on our team.
Patty Beals, BTh Vocational Rehabilitation Counsellor
Kylee Campbell, B.A. Vocational Rehabilitation Counsellor
Kylee is a graduate of St. Francis Xavier University with a bachelor’s degree in Development Studies and Psychology with a focus in health psychology. Part of her degree focused on local community development and encouraging individuals to become active citizens within their communities. This included working closely with the university, municipal government, and local non-profit organizations to create a more equitable society, particularly for vulnerable populations.
Additionally, she focused on psychological development and the importance mental health has in everyone’s life. Her coursework included service learning where she worked with community partners to enhance programs that promote better physical and psychological health. Kylee is passionate about helping people with health related issues find the right job at the right time.
Lara Matiisen, HBSc Client Service Coordinator
Lara joined our team in March 2018 and brings with her expertise in providing client focused service coordination. Lara provides followup support to clients in coordinating appointments, confirming employment results, and coordinating service resources. She brings with her a unique background with a HBSc in Forensic Anthropology and a minor in Psychology. She often trouble-shots our technology needs and helps to ensure our operational systems run smoothly.
Most importantly Lara cares about our quality of services and that clients are finding the right job at the right time.
Catherine Aldred, M.A., B.A. Career Coach