Kelly has been a social worker at BC Children's Hospital since 1997. She has worked in the Intensive Care Unit, the Child Protection Services Unit and on the Cleft Palate/Craniofacial team. She graduated with her Master’s degree from Wilfrid Laurier University in 1994 and then moved to BC to work with the Ministry for Children and Family Development for 2 years before coming to Children’s. Kelly began working with the Cochlear implant team in 2008.
Cochlear Implant Coordinator
Raegan has worked as an audiologist, primarily in the area of cochlear implants since graduating from Western Washington University in 2004 with her M.A. in Audiology. Raegan has also recently completed her Doctor of Audiology (Au.D.) degree from Salus University in October of 2010. She began her career working with the adult Cochlear Implant Program with the Calgary Health Region for two years, and then went on work with Cochlear Americas as the Clinical Applications Specialist for Western Canada for 5 years. She recently joined the Cochlear Implant Team in August 2011.
Ruth has worked as a pediatric audiologist for the past 6 years after completing her M.Sc. in Audiology and Speech Sciences from the University of British Columbia in 2002. Ruth recently joined the team at Children’s in October 2008, primarily working in the Cochlear Implant Services. Prior to this, she was at The Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto working on various teams including the Cochlear Implant Program.
Samantha has worked as an Audiometric Technician for over 6 years. She worked at the Western Institute for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing for over 5 years before joining the BC Early Hearing program in November 2011 at Children’s & Women’s. She divides her time between Screening newborns and assisting the audiologists in the Cochlear implant program and Audiology department.
Lorna is the Administrative Assistant for Cochlear Implant Services, in addition to the Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy Department at BC Children's & Women's. She originally started with Sunny Hill Health Centre for Children in 1996 and has worked in various clinics and departments within BC Children’s Hospital and Sunny Hill including the Visually Impaired Program, Communication Development Department, Child Life, and Sexual Assault Services.
Cindy has worked as a clinical audiologist for 35 years since graduating from the University of British Columbia in 1980. Over the course of her career in BC and Ontario, she has worked as an educational audiologist, in a centre for special needs children and adults providing diagnostic and rehabilitation services and in hospital settings with both children and adults. Cindy previously worked at BC Children’s Hospital from 1988 to 2000 with the Visually Impaired, Neonatal Follow-up, Cleft Palate and Craniofacial and Cochlear Implant teams. During that time she taught the Pediatric Audiology course for the School of Audiology and Speech Sciences at UBC. For the past 14 years, Cindy has worked at St. Paul’s Hospital in Vancouver , most recently as the Professional Practice Leader in Audiology and Co-ordinator of the BC Adult Cochlear Implant Program with clinical work in Cochlear Implants. She has a particular interest in cochlear implants, visual impairment and assessment of difficult-to-test children. She is delighted to be returning to Children’s in a clinical capacity and to be working with people who are shorter than she is.
Head, Division of Pediatric Otolaryngology
Dr. Frederick Kozak is the Pediatric Cochlear Implant Surgeon for the province of British Columbia. He received his BSc. in Anatomy
from the University of Saskatchewan and his M.D. from McMaster University. After completing resident training in Otolaryngology from the University of British Columbia he undertook a Pediatric Otolaryngology Fellowship at Seattle Children’s Hospital. Dr. Kozak has been on staff at BC Children’s Hospital since 1992 and has been Head of the Division since 1996. Over the past several years Dr. Kozak has trained several fellows (surgeons in training) from around the world, cochlear implantation and otologic surgery.
Donna has been with Children’s since 1993; first on a part-time basis and full-time since January 2002. She has also worked in a private practice hearing aid clinic and in the Neuro-otology Clinic at VGH since graduating with her Master of Science from McGill University in 1993. She obtained a Bachelor of Nursing degree from University of Manitoba in 1989 and worked as a nurse for three years before returning to university. She enjoys all aspects of working in pediatrics, but her special area of interest is cochlear implants.