Staff

Sumanta Das
Director/Board Certified Behavior Analyst/Occupational Therapist
Sumanta is one of the co-founders of Symbiosis Pediatric Therapy. He currently oversees the clinical
Shalini Das
Director/Board Certified Behavior Analyst/Occupational Therapist
Shalini is one of the co-founders of Symbiosis Pediatric Therapy. Shalini currently oversees the clinical and administrative
Shawn Chuang
Occupational Therapist
Shawn had completed her Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy in Taiwan and graduated in 2009. He has experience working
Kristine Balisacan
Occupational Therapist
Kristine has completed her Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy and her passion to help children with developmental disabilities to maximize
Rubika Subramaniam
Occupational Therapist
Rubika's special interest is in working with children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
Nina Heins
Occupational Therapist
Nina brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the team, having worked in a range of Occupational Therapy settings in both pediatrics and the adult population
Rahilla Waheed Bhat
Occupational Therapist
Rahilla completed her Master of Occupational Therapy in 2008 after graduating with her Bachelors
Aarti Davina Pereira
Occupational Therapist
Aarti has completed her Masters degree in Pediatric Occupational Therapy from the University at Buffalo
Leanne
CLINIC OPERATIONS AND HR MANAGER
Leanne is responsible for providing administrative and operational support to ensure proper functioning of Symbiosis Clinics.
Jennifer Chen
Occupational Therapist
Jennifer completed her Masters degree in Master of Science in Occupational Therapy (MScOT), from the
Aastha Malhotra
Occupational Therapist
Aastha is working as an Occupational Therapy Assistant at Symbiosis Therapy Assistant
Merin John
SPEECH-LANGUAGE PATHOLOGIST
Merin is a Registered Speech-Language Pathologist from CSHHPBC (College Speech and Hearing Health Professionals of BC)
Jessica Breakwell
SPEECH AND LANGUAGE PATHLOGIST
Jess is a Registered Speech-Language Pathologist from the CSHHPBC (College of Speech and Hearing Health Professionals of BC). She completed her Bachelor of Speech Language Pathology
Ericka Rancourt
CLINIC COORDINATOR
Ericka has joined Symbiosis and manages the Surrey clinic's day-to-day activities including scheduling appointments,
Matthew Cochrane
SPEECH-LANGUAGE PATHOLOGIST
Matthew is passionate about the Speech Pathology profession and believes in
Katie Critchfield
CLINIC COORDINATOR
Katie has joined Symbiosis to provide her support and ensure that our families and customers receive
Sukh Bains
CLINIC COORDINATOR
Sukh brings administrative experience in a variety of office settings and proficiency in
Magdalene Grace Isaac (Maggie)
Occupational Therapy Assistant
Maggie graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Occupational Therapy in 2013. She has experience working as
Michelle Nightingale
SPEECH-LANGUAGE PATHOLOGIST
Michelle completed her Master of Science in Speech from the University of Southwestern Louisiana – Los Angeles, CA in 1996 after completing her
Aimy Eldhose
SPEECH-LANGUAGE PATHOLOGIST
Aimy is working as Speech and Language Therapy Assistant and acknowledges
Jobitha K J
Occupational Therapy Assistant
Jobitha completed her Bachelor of Occupational Therapy in 2016 from India. She is currently in
Lori McAra
BEHAVIOR INTERVENTIONIST
Lori had worked with children within different programs of ages ranging from 3-12 years old
Anum Chaudhry
THERAPY ASSISTANT/BEHAVIOR INTERVENTIONIST
Anum completed her Bachelor’s degree in Criminology & Minor In Counselling
Simerjeet Dhillon (Simer)
Occupational Therapy Assistant
Simer completed her Master of Occupational Therapy program at Bond University, Australia. She had the opportunity
Fatima Aiyub
SPEECH-LANGUAGE PATHOLOGY ASSISTANT
Fathima is working towards her Bachelor’s in Psychology from Kwantlen Polytechnical University and expected to graduate
Maria G. Seminario
SPEECH-LANGUAGE PATHOLOGY ASSISTANT
Maria is currently enrolled in Bachelor in Arts (Minor in Linguistics, Learning & Developmental Disabilities
Danica Brown
Occupational Therapy Assistant
Danica completed her Bachelor of Science (BSc.) from the University of the Fraser Valley with Biology Major with a
Maria Suzeth B. Sanares
Occupational Therapy Assistant
Maria has completed her Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy from Philippines in 2000.
Carla Emery
SPEECH-LANGUAGE PATHOLOGY ASSISTANT
Carla completed her Diploma in Speech and Language Pathology Assistant from University College of the Fraser Valley after completing her Certificate in Early Childhood.
Daniela Paz
SPEECH-LANGUAGE PATHOLOGY ASSISTANT
Daniela completed her Graduate degree in Speech and Language Pathology from the
Elizabeth Hudson (Liz)
Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA)
Elizabeth is the Clinical Supervisor for our team of Behavior Consultants for the Surrey, Delta, and Burnaby locations.
Gabrielle Winterhalt
THERAPY ASSISTANT/BEHAVIOR INTERVENTIONIST
Gabrielle graduated from the University of British Columbia with a Bachelors in Cell and Developmental Biology. She worked as
Amanda Marandola
CLINIC COORDINATOR - SURREY AND DELTA
Amanda joined Symbiosis to provide her support and ensure that our families and customers
Megan Brynelson
BEHAVIOR INTERVENTIONIST
Megan Joined Symbiosis- Chilliwack in April 2021.Her approach focuses on teaching functional skills that are
Rosie (Rose) Martins
THERAPY ASSISTANT/BEHAVIOR INTERVENTIONIST
Mauli has completed her Bachelor's Degree in Psychology and Communications from the University of the Fraser Valley
Rupa Chakraborty
THERAPY ASSISTANT/BEHAVIOR INTERVENTIONIST
Rupa graduated with a Master's degree in Anthropology after completing her Bachelor's degree in 1998.
Jocelyn Danielsen
BEHAVIOR INTERVENTIONIST
Joselyn has over 11 years of experience working with individuals who have neurological exceptionalities (Autism,
Suman Ayaz
THERAPY ASSISTANT/BEHAVIOR INTERVENTIONIST
Amol Sekhon
BEHAVIOR INTERVENTIONIST
Amol is working as a Behavior Interventionist at Symbiosis Pediatric Therapy. She has
Ahlam Alhasan
THERAPY ASSISTANT/BEHAVIOR INTERVENTIONIST
Krysia completed her Bachelor's Degree in Psychology from the University of the Fraser Valley.
Alyza Rotoni
THERAPY ASSISTANT/BEHAVIOR INTERVENTIONIST
Alyza graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy from the University of Santo Tomas
Stephanie Sywak
Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA)
Stephanie is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst and has been working with individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder and other developmental disabilities since 2009
Kelly Russell
BEHAVIOR INTERVENTIONIST
Kelly enjoys working directly with children and their families. She likes seeing first-hand the positive impact that
Jenn Bui
THERAPY ASSISTANT/BEHAVIOR INTERVENTIONIST
Over the last three years, Jenn has worked as a behavior interventionist (BI) with children ages three to seven, alongside multiple BCBAs, BCaBAs, and SLPs.
Michelle Wong
Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA)
Michelle has completed her Bachelor of Science Degree at UBC and is currently enrolled in her Masters of Professional Education
Sandra Mai Ho
Behavior Consultant
Mai has completed her Master of Professional Education – ABA from University of Western Ontario after completing her Bachelor of Science from
Arshdeep K Gill
Behavior Consultant (BC)
Arshdeep provides behavioral consultation to children and youth on the autism spectrum
Dalena Friesen
Dalena has been working as a Behavior Interventionist at our Abbotsford Clinic. She has assisted children during their
Tommy Kim
Behavior Consultant
Tommy started his career working with children in 2007 during his studies at Simon Fraser University. He has since
Aishwarya Shete
THERAPY ASSISTANT/BEHAVIOR INTERVENTIONIST
Aishwarya is working as a Behavior Interventionist at our Delta clinic. She completed her Bachelor of Arts
Stayzia Santini
THERAPY ASSISTANT/BEHAVIOR INTERVENTIONIST
RUIJIE(Rosie) JIANG
Behavior Consultant
Ruijie (Rosie) is currently enrolled in Master of Arts - MA, Behavior Analysis Practice  from the Florida Institute of
Cindy Zhang
Behavior Consultant
Cindy completed her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Simon Fraser University and currently enrolled for her Graduate study
Zainab Alkassab
Behavior Consultant
Zainab started her career as an Early Childhood Educator and completed her Disability and Applied Behavior Analysis in 2019
Laila Saleh
Behavior Consultant
Laila completed her Bachelor of Science Degree (Computer Science) from the University of Jordan Amman
Sandeep Gill
Behavior Consultant
Sandeep completed her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of the Fraser Valley, Abbotsford, BC
Tamara C. Mello
Behavior Consultant
Tamara completed her BA Honors in Psychology in 2007 and is currently taking her
Brianna Wood
SPEECH-LANGUAGE PATHOLOGIST
NOT ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS!! Brianna has been practicing as a Speech-Language Pathologist since 2010. She worked at Semiahmoo Speech Services in Surrey for 5 years