Meet our team
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Robyn

Clinical Director & Registered Speech-Language Pathologist

Robyn 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, previously Registered Speech-Language Pathologist of 15 Years, and co-parent, with her partner, Brandon Woods, to five amazing young people.

Jacqueline

Speech-Language Pathologist (Maternity Leave)

My name is Jacqueline. 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

Speech-Language Pathologist

My name is Karen. 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.

Karl

Provisional Psychologist

Karl is a Registered Provisional Psychologist with over 25 years of experience in counselling and human services. He has extensive experience working with children, teens, young adults, adults, and elderly people from various ethnic and lifestyle backgrounds. He’s supported students in Calgary Board of Education specialized school programs; individuals and agencies in the non-for-profit sector: and community-based programs focused on various mental health and well-being initiatives. Karl has worked serving Calgary and the surrounding areas as well in provincial and federally funded programs over the span of his career. He has provided support to people experiencing mental health issues and challenges including though not limited to Addictions; Anxiety/Depression; Family Conflicts; Complex Mental Health Diagnosis (i.e. Schizophrenia, Bipolar Disorder, Borderline Personality Disorder); Cognitive and Intellectual Disabilities; Dual Diagnosis; Homelessness and Poverty related issues; Inappropriate Sexualized Behaviors; and Domestic Violence (both supporting victims and perpetrators).

Karl utilizes strategies from various psychotherapeutic approaches including Narrative Therapy; Person-Centered Therapy; Cognitive Behavioral Therapy; Solution Focused Therapy and Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy. He also utilizes strategies of the holistic approach to healing based on the Medicine Wheel Philosophy. Karl believes that although life has its share of challenges and adversities, people possess the inner strength and resiliency to cope. He enjoys discovering and reinforcing these skills alongside his clients. Karl strives to create a therapeutic environment based on trust, empathy, validation, and agency to support mental health and overall well-being of the individual.

Sarah

Family Support Coach / Social Worker

Hi, my name is Sarah. I am a Family Support Coach for Kids Uncomplicated. I am a registered Social Worker with the Alberta College of Social Workers, and I graduated with my Bachelor of Social Work from the University of Victoria. I have always had a strong passion for family support work, creating community connections and helping others. I have a diverse background working with families, children, seniors, Indigenous peoples and at-risk populations throughout Alberta and British Columbia. I value working from a strengths-based and trauma-informed framework to provide the best possible care. My role as Family Support Coach is to provide advocacy and resources and to create and support trusting, meaningful connections. I am excited to be part of the KU team to enhance my skills and to work with families of the Calgary and greater area community. Outside of KU, I work as a Recreation Coordinator for seniors with dementia and volunteer for a family-serving agency. I love to travel and have been fortunate enough to explore numerous places around the globe, including having lived in Australia. My interests include anything outdoors, cooking, music, and spending time with family, friends and my dogs!

Trust

Family Support Coach

Hello, My name is Trust 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.

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.

Marli

Speech-Language Pathologist Assistant

Hi, my name is Marli 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.

Laura

Speech-Language Pathologist Assistant and Child Development Coach

My name is Laura 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.

Nicole

Occupational Therapist

My name is Nicole. I have been a Pediatric Occupational Therapist for over 20 years. I am originally from Toronto and moved to Alberta in 2010. I am the owner of Spring OT and have partnered with Kids Uncomplicated to provide Occupational therapy support to children and their families. I have spent my career supporting children in various settings and spent many years working in the education system. I have now moved to supporting families in their homes and communities and have really been enjoying this new journey. I am passionate about helping children and their families live fulfilling and meaningful lives. I take a strengths based approach and help to build on skills and interests of the children and families I serve. When I am not working as an OT I am spending time with my husband and 2 teenage children. I love hiking, trail running, paddle boarding, skiing and camping. Being outside and in nature is the key to my wellness. I look forward working with Kids Uncomplicated and being a part of this wonderful team.

Jackie

Occupational Therapist

My name is Jackie. I have been a Pediatric Occupational Therapist for almost 30 years in a variety of settings, first in Saskatoon and then in Calgary where I have lived since 1992. I have worked in acute care and rehabilitation, treatment for neurological conditions and community programs, preschools and schools. I am also trained as a yoga instructor and use this within my OT practice to support body awareness, emotional regulation and sensory processing as well as my own health and wellness. My son and daughter are in their twenties and live and work in Calgary. We all enjoy our 2 dogs and the outdoors. I am excited to be a part of the team at Kids Uncomplicated to support families in their own homes and communities.

Nicole

Child Development Coach/Occupational Therapy Assistant

Hi, my name is Nicole and I am a Child Development Coach and an Occupational Therapist Assistant at Kids Uncomplicated. I received my Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from York University in Toronto, Ontario and my dual Diploma of Occupational Therapist Assistant/ Physiotherapist Assistant from Sir Sandford Fleming College in Peterborough, Ontario.
 
I have had unique opportunities working with children and youth in a variety of settings from a Therapeutic Care Farm, within the community, and school based settings. I am enthusiastic about supporting others and being a part of that journey by collaborating with families, children, and other healthcare professionals. While collaborating with families and children, I take a strengths based, solution focused approach with trauma informed practice. I am passionate about helping children and their families be present in their own life.
When I am not working at KU, you can find me in the mountains hiking with my two dogs, paddle boarding, practicing yoga, and spending time with my family and friends.

Mahalia

Intake Coordinator

Hi my name is Mahalia. I am the Intake Coordinator at Kids Uncomplicated. I look forward to connecting with new families interested in Specialized Services. I support families from their first phone call, to confirming funding with FSCD and/or other agencies, to days before their start date with us before our wonderful KU Care Team takes over! 

In my spare time, I love spending time with my partner and our German Shepherd pup exploring, hiking and camping. I also train Martial Arts and actively compete in Muay Thai/Kickboxing.

Melissa

Executive Assistant

Melissa 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.

Scott

Accounting Manager

Hi, my name is Scott. 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.

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