Christopher J. Jenkins, PhD. is a Teacher and Coordinator of Inclusion Outreach. Chris graduated from the University of Oregon with a PhD in Special Education and Rehabilitation and was the Associate Director of the Neuromuscular Education and Research Center at the U of O and worked on a number of model demonstration projects through Oregon Research Institute. Chris has had a long and varied career as a teacher, provincial consultant for the Ministry of Health and faculty member at Douglas College, UBC, Camosun College and UVic. Current interests include using technology and teleconferencing to provide e-mentoring support to students and their teams throughout the province.
Pat Hart Blundon, Ph.D. is a Registered Speech-Language Pathologist who works with children with physical and developmental disabilities in Victoria and provincially, as part of the Provincial Inclusion Outreach Program. She has worked as an SLP for over 30 years in several provinces in private, health care, and educational settings, and as a clinical instructor for the U of A and UBC. She is also a consultant in a northern British Columbia school district.
Linda Haynes, BA is a teacher with Inclusion Outreach. Linda graduated from the University of Northern Colorado with a degree in Special Education and certification as a Teacher for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing from Kindergarten through grade 12. Linda has taught children with hearing losses in England and in a variety of school districts across British Columbia. Linda has also worked as a classroom teacher with children with physical, intellectual and developmental disabilities. As well as working on the Inclusion Outreach Team, Linda continues to teach children with hearing losses, in Victoria, British Columbia.
Zoë Watt, BSc, MAEd Student, is a Registered Speech-Language Pathologist who received her SLP degree in Edinburgh, Scotland and has worked widely across the UK and for the last fourteen years BC. Zoë has always taken a special interest in multi-disciplinary approaches to support communication for children and youth and values the collaborative approaches of both Inclusion Outreach and those of the new response team she is working on to support students with complex needs in the Greater Victoria School District. Zoë is committed to furthering social justice goals for inclusion of students with disabilities in general classrooms throughout BC through developing our understandings of what makes our practice inclusive.
Taryn Silver, BScPT Taryn received her Physiotherapy degree from the University of British Columbia in 1999. Since that time, she has worked in community pediatrics seeing children from birth to age 19 in their homes, childcare centres, and schools on both Vancouver Island and the South Island of New Zealand. Taryn was involved in the development of the BC Hip Surveillance Program for children who have cerebral palsy. She joined the Inclusion Outreach team in 2017. Her areas of interest include nature based learning, and physical literacy.
Camille Traverse MSc-SLP (c), is a Registered Speech-Language Pathologist. Over the last 10 years she has worked with children, youth and adults with communication impairments in India, Chile, and throughout British Columbia. Camille is fluent in French and Spanish and enjoys working in these languages as well as her native English. She currently works part-time with the Greater Victoria School District as well as the Provincial Inclusion Outreach program. Camille strongly believes that communication is a basic human right, and supports development of provincial and local policies to reflect this, through her role on the Provincial Council of Speech and Hearing BC.
Julia Loreth, MScOT(c) received her Master of Science in Occupational Therapy from Dalhousie University in Halifax, NS in 2009. After graduation, Julia came to Vancouver Island and started working in private practice. For more than 10 years, Julia has worked with clients across the lifespan; from infants and young children in Early Intervention, school age students in their homes and schools, as well as adults and seniors in the community. Julia enjoys working collaboratively with multidisciplinary teams to create student-centered, meaningful programs and functional goals.
Stephanie Edwards, MScOT(c), received her Master’s Degree in Occupational Therapy from the University of British Columbia. She has worked in Victoria in the School Age Program through Queen Alexandra Centre for Children’s Health since 2012. She recently joined the Inclusion Outreach team in 2020 while continuing to work within Victoria school district part time. Stephanie is interested in the ways that people grow and change. Outside of OT, she tries to participate often in outdoor activities like kayaking, skiing and climbing.
Susanne Christensen, BA, BEd, Graduate Diploma in Education. Susanne is an Inclusive Education Teacher who began her career as an Elementary Classroom Teacher after spending 2 years in Japan. She has been a School Based Inclusive Education Teacher in Burnaby, Prince Rupert and most recently Victoria. She joined the Inclusion Outreach team in 2020 and continues to teach part time with the Greater Victoria School District. Susanne is particularly interested in building confidence in students to reach their full potential. Outside of teaching, Susanne loves all things outdoors, travel and cooking.
Cherry Lozupone, is our Administrative Assistant, and has been with the Inclusion Outreach team since 2005. Please contact Cherry if you have any questions, including queries regarding student websites or the Inclusion Outreach website.