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2021 Practitioners Day Speakers

Cindy Pittman

Alberta Health Services
Email: TBA

Title: HCAs and Home Exercise Programs

Speaker Bio:  Cindy – I’ve worked as a physiotherapist since graduating from University of Alberta in 1994.  My career path has taken me to many interesting places – 5 years working locums in various states in the US; 1.5 years working in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates; volunteer work in India; and finally landing in Calgary.  This will be my 20th year with AHS, the majority of which has been in home care.  I love seeing people in their own environment and focusing on care and treatment that allows them to maintain their independence and safety.  I love to travel and often combine it with cycling.

Janet Cheng, Rec T., BARST

Recreation Therapist II, Practice Development Team
Home Care Home Living, Edmonton Zone
Email: TBA

Title: Respite Activity Toolkit (REACT)

Speaker Bio:  Janet Cheng, graduated from the BARST program at the University of Alberta with a focus in Therapeutic Recreation. She is relatively new to home care but previously worked in stroke and brain injury rehab. Janet completed her yoga teacher training back in 2016 in India and provides 1:1 adapted sessions through Equality fitness and Recreation. Janet loves to travel and experience new cultures from around the world. With COVID putting a halt to plans, Janet is keeping busy with her new recuse pup at home.

Laura Murray, Rec T., BARA

Recreation Therapist II, Practice Development Team
Southeast Home Care

Email: TBA

Title: Respite Activity Toolkit (REACT)

Speaker Bio: Laura Murray is a Recreation Therapist with over 30 years of practice working in Alberta Health Services. She graduated from the University of Alberta and has spent most of her career in Geriatrics. Laura has been working in home care since 2011 and is part of the Edmonton Zone, Home Living Practice Development Team.  In her leisure time, Laura enjoys practicing yoga, dragon boating, dog walking and pursuing a variety of artistic projects.

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