The faculty and support staff in the George Brown P&O program have plenty of experience in the field, and seek to develop students’ interest and skill set in both orthotic and prosthetic capacities.  

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The Faculty and Support Staff

Coordinator: Gord Ruder, B.Sc., M.Sc., C.O.(c), F.C.B.C.

Full-time: Amy Richardson, B.Sc., M.Sc., C.P.(c)

Part-time: Dan Blocka, B.Sc., C.O. (c), F.C.B.C.

Administrative Assistant: Meredith Hepburn (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday)

Technical Program

First Year

Dave Ritchie C.Ped.Tech(C) - Sunnybrook Health Science Centre

Kevin Fraser  C.Ped.(C), C.Ped.Tech(C), BA - Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre

Kyla Lau R.T.P.(c)., B.Sc. - Ottobock Canada

Second Year

Christa Bell C.O.(c),C.P.(c) B.Sc. -  Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital

Alexander Kovacic R.T.P.(c), B.Sc. - Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital

Paul Hanas  R.T.P.(c) - West Park Healthcare Centre

Roger Castro R.T.O.(c)  - Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital

Clinical Program

Head Clinical Instructors

Amy Richardson, M.Sc., C.P.(c) - Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital

R. J. Clements, B.Sc., C.P.(c) - Prosthetic Energy

Brad van Lenthe, B.Sc., C.P.(c) - Freedom Prosthetics/HBRC

Christa Brown (Orschel), MSc., B.Sc., C.O. (c) - RJCHC

Sharon Carr, B.Sc., C.O.(c) - RJCHC

First Year

Clinical Part-Time Instructors and Other Lecturers

Boundless Bracing

Adrienne Cuch B.A. Kin, M.Sc., CO(c)

Anne Whitney B.Sc., CO(c)

Dan Blocka B.Sc., C.O.(c), FCBC

Emma Holmes B.Sc., C.O.(c)

Gordon Ruder  M.Sc, B.Sc., C.O.(c), FCBC

Hiran Weerasuriya ISPO Associate Prosthetist/Orthotist

Holland Bloorview Kids Rehab

Elaine Ouellette, Prosthetic Resident

Kristen Matthews, C.P.(c)

Sandra Ramdial, C.P.(c)

Hospital for Sick Children

Andrea Lui C.O.(c)

Chris Nudds C.O.(c)

Linda Lui C.O.(c)

Samantha Lam-Bellissimo M.Sc, C.O.(c)

OrthoProActive Consultants

Krista Holdsworth, B.Sc., C.O.(c)

Ottobock

Kevin Martyn, RTP(c)

Michael Pearce, C.P.(c)

RJCHC Rehabilitation Centre:

Alex Moote, R.T.O.

Brad Haardeng, C.O.(c)

Mike Hall,C.O.(c)

Pat Reilly, B.Sc., C.P.O.(c)

Sunnybrook Centre for Independent Living:

Carmen Lang- Physiotherapist

Shane Glasford, C.P.(c)

West Park Hospital

Henry Nizio, C.P.(c)

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Second Year

Part-time Instructors and Other Lecturers:


Boundless Bracing

Gordon Ruder  M.Sc, B.Sc., C.O.(c), FCBC

Hospital for Sick Children
Samantha Lam-Bellissimo M.Sc, C.O.(c)

Holland Bloorview Kids Rehab

Elaine Ouellette, Prosthetic Resident

Kristen Matthews, C.P.(c) 

Sandra Ramdial, C.P.(c)

Otto Bock

Michael Pearce, CP(c)


RJCHC Rehabilitation Centre

Alex Moote, R.T.O.

Brad Haardeng, C.O.(c)

Mike Hall,C.O.(c)

Pat Reilly, B.Sc., C.P.O.(c).

Sunnybrook Centre for Independent Living

Carmen Lang- Physiotherapist

Shane Glasford, C.P.(c)

West Park Hospital

Henry Nizio, C.P.(c)