Our Team

R. Team

Visionaries in Vocational Rehabilitation

Bonnie Maguffee, M.Sc., CRC, CVE


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.
[email protected] to submit your resume directly to Bonnie for review

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Colleen C., B.Sc., OT(c)

Vocational Case Manager

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.

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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.

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