Tracey has been a Registered Rehabilitation Professional (RRP) and member of VRA since 2004. She holds an Honours Bachelor of Science from McMaster University, with a double major in Biology and Mathematics. Tracey completed her Developmental Services Worker diploma at Humber College and went on to complete a Masters in Education at the University of Calgary, with a specialization in Community Rehabilitation and Disability Studies.
She is currently a VRA Atlantic society board member, representing professionals from the provinces of Newfoundland and Labrador, Prince Edward Island, New Brunswick and Nova Scotia, having previously served two terms as the society president. She is a Member-at-Large on the national board and is the chair of the national education committee.
Tracey has supported individuals with intellectual disabilities, acquired brain injuries, mental health challenges, physical disabilities and chronic health conditions; as well as medically released veterans, over the course of her career. She is currently an Employment Specialist at Nova Scotia Community College’s Achieve Program (Akerley Campus), facilitating curriculum and coordinating student placements for youth with learning differences and limited work experience.
Tracey’s is passionate about helping individuals reach their full potential, and to find and maintain meaningful roles in their communities. Her professional interests include continuing education, professional development, evidence-based practice and vocational interest testing. She loves to camp, canoe and curl, and is an avid reader.