Meet our team
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Robyn

Founder & Chief Executive Officer

Robyn Woods is a Canadian digital health and service delivery leader driving accessible, personalized solutions for people around the world.

She is the founder and CEO of The Uncomplicated Family Corporate Group, and visionary behind secure and flexible technology and service delivery solutions that facilitate digital continuity of care, coaching, and collaboration.

Her low-cost, clinician-led digital health offerings are delivered through Teleroo® and Kids Digital Health and are demonstrated to achieve quality of life goals in half-the-time of people without digital service access. Her service delivery company, Kids Uncomplicated, has been improving quality of life for children and families living with disabilities for close to 15 years.

Robyn is a 2019 Digital Health Canada Women Leader in Digital Health, Registered Speech-Language Pathologist, and co-parent, with her partner, Brandon Woods, to five amazing young people.

Jacqueline

Executive Director and Speech-Language Pathologist

My name is Jacqueline Nyhout. I’m originally from London, Ontario but I’ve been calling Calgary home since 2014. At Kids Uncomplicated I am the Executive Director and also a Registered Speech-Language Pathologist. In addition to working with the team on program development, improving and expanding services, supporting the KU team and more, I work directly with families to support in improving communication and social skills for their children. I have been working with children with disabilities for most of my life through various programs such as Special Olympics. Prior to becoming an SLP, I completed a Master of Arts degree in Linguistics where my studies focused on child language impairment. Since graduating with a Masters in Clinical Science (Speech-Language Pathology) from the University of Western Ontario, I have undergone many trainings including: PECS -Level 1, Introduction to Prompt, and Hanen It Takes Two to Talk, More Than Words and Talkability. Every child and family has many strengths and I love finding out what these are so I can support in building off of these to improve quality of life for the entire family. I love hearing about new contexts where parents have used strategies and hearing about the wonderful family successes that follow. My approach is always to get to know each unique child and family so I can best adapt my strategies and the program. I love to be flexible and creative in my approach and love to keep things straightforward, easy to implement and most importantly, make time to celebrate and smile!

In my free time I love spending time with family, friends and my two cats. I love exploring new places, running and (trying to) snowboard. I also love creative writing and baking (especially when I can share that baking with other people).

Karen

Director of Clinical Services and Speech-Language Pathologist

My name is Karen Ingram-Johnson. I am a registered speech-language pathologist with the Alberta College of Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists (ACSLPA) and certified by Speech-Language and Audiology Canada (SAC-OAC). I received my Bachelor’s degree in Speech Language pathology from the University of Alberta and my Master’s degree in Communication Disorders from Ithaca College in Ithaca, New York.

I joined the Kids Uncomplicated team in January 2019 and currently work as an SLP and as Director of Clinical Services. I have extensive experience in areas of receptive/expressive and social language disorders, childhood apraxia of speech, autism spectrum disorder and with trauma informed practice. Working as a speech-language pathologist is a truly rewarding profession! The ability to help children and their families and make a positive impact in their lives is what drives my passion for what I do. I am a strong advocate for a family-centered approach. I am passionate about working with children and their families to promote functional communication, social and emotional growth and success. There’s nothing more powerful than giving a child a voice. I love to continually learn and to keep up to date with the latest research. I also love mentoring and working collaborating with the team and staff at KU. My other passions are my three daughters and spending time with my family and friends.

I’m a hockey mom and supporter of the arts! I love hiking in the beautiful mountains of the Rockies, listening to music, reading and taking long walks with my rescue puppy.

Julian

Director of Family Centred Services

Hi, my name is Julian Hernandez and I am the Director of Family Centered services.

I am from Edmonton, Alberta and have been in Calgary for the last 3 years supporting families in the Calgary and surrounding region. My role with Kids Uncomplicated is to help families find the right supports that fits their family. I will probably be the first person you speak with to help make sure that you’re on the right track with getting started services, helping navigate FSCD and helping your family succeed through your program! Having completed my degree in psychology from MacEwan University, it was clear for me to see that my passion was in helping people find the right tools that work for them and leading with compassion. Having been with Kids Uncomplicated for the last 4 years has allowed me to use my experience and knowledge to welcome and support every parent I speak with. The greatest joy of my role is seeing parents, children and families succeed in a way that some parents never thought possible. Providing hope, inclusion and strength-based perspectives to all families are key values of mine.

On my off time, I like to travel, watch movies, and spend time with my family. I look forward to knowing more about you and your family!

Kellene

Speech-Language Pathologist

My name is Kellene Suecroft. I am a registered Speech-Language Pathologist (SLP) with the Alberta College of Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists (ACSLPA) and am certified by Speech-Language and Audiology Canada (SAC). I obtained both my Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and a Master’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology from the University of Alberta. I was born and raised in Edmonton Alberta and have recently moved to Calgary, which I am now lucky to call my home! At Kids Uncomplicated I am an SLP who works with both parents and children on total communication, receptive and expressive language, social/play skills, and swallowing-based strategies. I have an extensive past working with children and families with disabilities in various settings (i.e., schools, in-home, hospitals, etc.) and have additional training in Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) devices, Oral Mechanism and Cranial Nerve Examinations, and MBSImP. I am passionate about collaboration amongst various rehabilitation professions and am dedicated to building rapport with the families and children that I work with. I am proficient in American Sign Language (ASL) and have a background in music, which I enjoy implementing into therapy sessions. In my spare time, I enjoy exploring the mountains, spending time with my friends and family, singing, and playing with my two dogs.

Kate

Occupational Therapist

Kate is a registered Occupational Therapist, originally from Ontario. She completed her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology at Trent University and her Master of Science degree in Occupational Therapy at McMaster University. Kate has a variety of experience working with children and youth, using a holistic and family-centered approach to care. She is passionate about helping children create sustainable changes in their lives and improving participation in meaningful activities.

Kate emphasizes the importance of building strong therapeutic relationships with each family and child she works with to help them achieve their goals and maximize independence. In her spare time, Kate enjoys spending time with her family, exploring the outdoors, and trying out new local restaurants.

Lydia

Occupational Therapist

Hi there, my name is Lydia Heng and I am an Occupational Therapist working with Kids Uncomplicated! I have been so lucky to have been born and raised in Calgary, being surrounded by family, friends, and the beautiful mountains. I love traveling to new places, eating great food, reading, playing board games, being active, and watching a few too many movies and TV shows! As an OT with the Kids Uncomplicated team, I am working with our amazing team members to provide coaching, assessments, and intervention plans for children and families in so many areas! These can include: self-regulation and sensory processing skills, fine and gross motor skills, motor planning, self-care skills like brushing teeth, dressing and toileting, and play/leisure skills. I graduated with a Bachelors of Science in Kinesiology degree from the University of Calgary, and a Masters of Science in Occupational Therapy from Queen’s University in Kingston. Along with this I have worked professionally with children for 10 years with experiences in areas of youth coaching, private clinics, and within hospitals.

Every day at KU I get to honor my core values of trust, respect, and optimism, which guide me through practice to provide compassionate and professional care, and being able to work collaboratively and holistically with the families that we connect with — how can I beat that?

Jordan

Provisional Psychologist

My name is Jordan Pisesky, and I am a Behaviour Specialist with Kids Uncomplicated. I was born in Calgary but moved to the United States to complete my undergrad in psychology. While living in the United States I volunteered in schools and nursing homes. Upon graduation I returned to Calgary and worked with Hull Services while completing my master’s degree in counselling psychology. During my master’s program I had the opportunity to complete my practicum with Golden Hills School Division. I have always had the goal of working with youth, but throughout my years of experience I quickly learned the positive impact that working with the whole family system has. Utilizing a family centered approach and supporting families in building knowledge, strategies, and skills to best support their child and family, is my passion.

When I am not working with kiddos and their families you can find me with my dog, family and friends, playing soccer, cooking or out in the mountains.

Laura

Speech-Language Pathologist Assistant and Child Development Coach

My name is Laura Holmes and I am a Speech Language Pathologist Assistant and Child Development Coach for Kids Uncomplicated. I am originally from Montreal, Quebec and moved to Calgary in 2005. I have 2 children, one of whom is my son who is profoundly deaf and autistic. He is the reason I chose my career and why I have such a passion for it. I have studied music therapy and have received many certificates for courses attended on autism, executive functioning, PECS, Hanen, American Sign Language and more. I love my job so much and feel so fortunate to be working in this field! I am a competitive singer in a female & mixed quartet.

I also teach voice on the side (in my spare time) & sing on the worship team at my church as well.

Marli

Speech-Language Pathologist Assistant

Hi, my name is Marli Sather and I am a part of the Speech Team at Kids Uncomplicated as a Speech Language Pathologist Assistant (SLPA). This means that I help our kiddos to learn functional communication skills as well as social skills in conjunction with our Speech Language Pathologists (SLPs). I grew up on a farm in southwest Saskatchewan and have lived in Calgary since 2013. I received my diploma in Speech Language Pathologist Assistant from Medicine Hat College in 2013 and my Bachelor’s Degree in Community Rehabilitation and Disability Studies from the University of Calgary in 2018. I have been lucky enough to be working in this field for the last seven years, and as such have learnt so much from all my past clients. I believe that being able to communicate, whether verbally or with additional supports, is a basic human right for everyone and I am glad that I can help our kiddos achieve this through my work at Kids Uncomplicated.

When I am not at work, I love to spend time with my family and friends, read, bake or snuggle with my pet cat, Poe.

Jade

Child Development Coach

“Mommy!” Mom cries after hearing her daughter call for her for the first time.

This is one of the many reasons why I love what I do at Kids Uncomplicated! I get to connect with families, play with kids, and at the same time impact lives in small and big changes. From encouraging a child to play with new peers, to helping parents feel confident with calming their child, and motivating kiddos to develop independence and skills in hygiene routines. My role as a Child Development Coach, Team Lead and instructor for Nonviolent Crisis Intervention gives me the opportunity to collaborate with an amazing team and to connect with families on a personal level. I am grateful to have an active role in contributing to one of KU’s visions, “to connect a billion lives to quality services.” I know that no single approach is the right one for every family and individual, and so I have been trained in a range of modalities and continue to learn each day. I believe that challenges make life interesting, but overcoming those challenges makes life meaningful.

I grew up in Canada and had a chance to travel and live abroad. I have a family of four beautiful, strong-minded, and high-energy children who keep me young at heart. In my spare time, I stay active by training in different forms of martial arts. In my spare, spare time I like to explore Alberta’s great outdoors.

Katie

Family Support Coach

Hi, I’m Katie Boucher and I’m delighted to meet you! I’ve recently relocated to Calgary, Alberta to join the Kids Uncomplicated team as a Family Support Coach. I grew up in Lethbridge, Alberta where I completed my Diploma in Child and Youth Care and my Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology. I’ve been supporting families within the vulnerable sector for the past 6 years; I am heart-centered, strength-based, and trauma-informed in my approach to systems of care. My passion is to support resiliency, empowerment, and a sense of belonging through my role at Kids Uncomplicated. Navigating through life comes with it’s tough moments, I am here to support your family through the challenging times and to rejoice in your successes! In my free time I enjoy creating stained glass pieces, reading books with my bird perched on my shoulder, walking around local art galleries, and trying to find the best London Fog latte in Calgary.

Vivian

Family Support Coach

Hi! I’m Vivian Marple. I’m originally from Northern Alberta. I’m a Family Support coach with Kids Uncomplicated. I feel so lucky to be part of each family’s journey.

Our families inspire me with their commitment and courage. I strive to connect the family with the best community resources that I can. When I am not working, I love to garden and knit.

Trust

Family Support Coach

Hello, My name is Trust in God Odudu I’m from Nigeria. I’m a family support coach. I act as the main point of contact for programming. I discuss any concerns and successes family will like to share. I help build family connection with the community. Help organize and run quarterly meetings to review or evaluate your learning priorities. Family Support coach with 3 years of experience in working in a fast-paced environment, handling confidential paperwork and providing quality family care. Team-oriented with proven ability to create positive rapport with patients, family, and staff. I have always been passionate about helping others. I have always been someone who’s looked after others and wanted to help people, rather than just helping yourself. Working with KU has help me achieve this goal by providing quality care to families on my caseload. Some of my personal interest include sewing, baking, reading, cooking and working out.

Parisha

Administrative Assistant

Hello, my name is Parisha Zermin. I just have to tell you, I love your smile. You look beautiful with that smile on you! I am from Dhaka, Bangladesh, and currently living in Calgary, Alberta. It’s been just a few months since me and my loving husband came to this beautiful city. I started my voyage with Kids Uncomplicated one month after I came to Calgary in September 2021. I am lucky to be working as an Administrative Assistant here with so many great minds and amazingly awesome people! My experience with KU so far has been terrific. I got to know our wonderful families and collaborate with them on so many levels. I believe, KU is nothing without our wonderful families. They make us what we are today. Personally, I love kids, I believe I can jell in with them very easily. Getting to be working in an organization with so many beautiful kids is what makes me happy for my work every day. I also love cooking, baking, and totally passionate about pets especially dogs (still longing for the day when my husband will agree with me to have pets)! My core value is being honest in every phase of my life. Be that personally or professionally. What I love the most in KU is every single person here is very honest. I hope we get to meet in person or virtually one day and you get to know all our amazing employees here at Kids Uncomplicated someday! Till we meet, stay safe.

Elise

Administrative Assistant

Hi there, I’m Elise Chasse and I am the office assistant here at Kids Uncomplicated. I do a lot of different things such as making visuals, adding new kiddos, tracking, and billing, etc. I attend Lethbridge College for Therapeutic Recreation so KU is a great place for me to learn and get great first-hand experience. My interests include baking, tennis, and travelling. Working at Kids Uncomplicated allows me to help others so I look forward to helping you!

Melissa

Executive Assistant

Melissa Melnyk is the Executive Assistant at The Uncomplicated Family (TUF) where Melissa provides well-rounded client and senior-executive support in all areas of business planning and operations.

Melissa’s work philosophy centres on finding solutions that save her organization time, energy, and resources. Melissa is responsible for supporting the CEO to implement TUF’s strategic and operational plans and achieving business efficiencies, especially as they relate to improving communication with department heads, scheduling, and information tracking.

Please email melissam@kidsuncomplicated.com to contact Melissa.

Mahalia

Teleroo Care & Brand Specialist

My name is Mahalia Coniah and I am the Teleroo® Care and Brand Specialist at the Uncomplicated Family where I care for families, customers and staff tech needs. Additionally, I engage with our community through marketing on our social channels – like and follow us on Facebook, YouTube and Instagram!

New Families at Kids Uncomplicated will meet with me when they begin their journey at Kids Uncomplicated where I have the great pleasure of guiding them through all the features and benefits our telehealth platform has to offer!

My passion and dedication for working at The Uncomplicated Family comes from growing up with my aunt who lived with Downe Syndrome and through running programs for children and young adults with special needs for over 10 years.

In my spare time, my partner and I love camping, hiking, snowboarding and exploring our beautiful rocky mountains, spending time with our two doggo’s Winter & Summer along with training and competing in Muay Thai/Boxing/MMA.

Scott

Accounting Manager

Hi, my name is Scott Brown. I am the Accounting Manager for The Uncomplicated Group of Companies. I am originally from Bathurst, New Brunswick;  and moved to Alberta in 1994. My Finance team works with the Kids Uncomplicated Services team to coordinate monthly billing for our families. We are responsible for ensuring invoices are accurate and uploaded monthly for signature. I love spending time with family, watching and playing sports, movies and music.