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Services to Diverse Abilities throughout
British Columbia





SERVICES

Our Staff

Directors


Pivot Point is guided by our two Directors; each contributing a different focus and area of expertise to the overall vision and performance of the agency. Our Directors have extensive histories in the social services, each spanning decades of service to children, youth, and adults with Alternate Abilities. The Directorship is united around our common vision of Pivot Point creating a meaningful and positive turning point for every person possible… for our clients and their families, for our staff and their families, and for our communities throughout British Columbia!

 

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Steve Cunningham, MA

Executive Director

Steve.Cunningham@PivotPoint.ca

Steve is the founder and Executive Director of Pivot Point Family Growth Centre Inc.  Click the link below to read more about WHY Steve started Pivot Point and discover what’s behind the name. 

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Crystal Thompson

Director of Operations

Behaviour Consultant

Crystal.Thompson@PivotPoint.ca

Crystal Thompson is a dedicated professional with a rich history of service to individuals and families spanning over 33 years. Her journey in the realm of caregiving and support began with volunteering, leading her through the halls of various colleges and eventually culminating in a university education.

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Admin Team

Pivot Point’s staff of over 150 people provides local services and supports to families in 10 regions around the Province. Our virtual organization model is made possible by our highly skilled administration team at Pivot Point Head Office. Each of the following managers is committed to excellence in their own departments, and they are each passionate about the positive impact that Pivot Point can have on the lives of our staff and our clients. Read their stories below and learn more about our incredible Admin Team. 

 

   
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Amanda Vantreight

Human Resources Manager

HR@PivotPoint.ca

Working with children and families is, and has always been, a passion and focus for Amanda.

She completed her certification in Early Childhood Education specializing in Infant and Toddler Development and Special Needs. She then went on to achieve her BA in Family and Social Relations from the University of Windsor.

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Bailey Thompson

Quality Assurance Manager

Quality.Assurance@PivotPoint.ca

Bailey is our Quality Assurance Manager at Pivot Point, passionate about quality improvement, efficiency, and creative approaches!

Starting with Pivot Point in 2017, she has worn many hats and learned the agency through the scope of a variety of lenses from frontline to management.

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Brenda Gould

Resources Manager

Resources@PivotPoint.ca

Brenda, Pivot Point’s Resource Manager of 13+ years, ensures that our eight remote offices across the Province have the supplies they need to effectively support the children, families, and individuals in our care.

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Connie Nelson

Client Services

ClientServices@PivotPoint.ca

Connie handles client services here at Pivot Point. Building relationships has always been important to Connie as it aligns with her core values

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Cynthia Provo

Administration

Admin@PivotPoint.ca

Cynthia has worked in various capacities with organizations across Western Canada which deliver Adult Basic Education, Brain Injury Rehabilitation services, Literacy programs, Domestic Violence programs, and Seniors’ Housing.

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Keith Fluet 

Accounting Manager

Accounting@PivotPoint.ca

Pivot Point is excited to have Keith Fluet on our Head Office admin team! Keith is the Accounting Manager, and holds responsibility for all aspects of the financial well being of the company. 

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Michaela Vozenilek

Business Integration Manager

BIM@PivotPoint.ca

Michaela worked for 20+ years in the airline industry in administration and project coordination, while providing many website and graphic design services to other local businesses. 

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Rochelle Watt

Community Relations Manager

Marketing@PivotPoint.ca

Rochelle handles our Community Relations and Marketing. Her days are full of social media updates, educating others through relevant materials, helping clients over the phone, event planning and much more.

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Samanta Singh

Group Events Manager

Events@PivotPoint.ca

Samanta has a background in business, psychology, and leadership. She loves to meet new people, collaborate, problem-solve, and make the best of any situation. At Pivot Point, she helps individuals with autism and diverse abilities throughout British Columbia to come together and have fun in groups! 

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Behaviour Consultants

Pivot Point hosts a large team of professional Behaviour Consultants, most having reached the internationally recognized credential of being Board Certified (See BACB.com for more). Each consultant manages a caseload of client families within their local region, and is committed to designing and implementing the best possible treatment plan that will create the most positive change possible for each client they serve.

 

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Alex Delange, M.Sc., BCBA

ABA Program Manager, Clinical Supervisor & Behaviour Consultant

Region: All Regions 

Alex.Delange@PivotPoint.ca

I have over 25 years of experience working directly with children with special needs. I started my career in community recreation, and started a program to address physical activity for children with special needs. I began working as a Behaviour Interventionist (BI) in home intervention programs and decided to pursue Behaviour Consultation certification as I discovered my passion for teaching children who required specialized learning techniques.

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Dr. Kelly Dancho, BCBA-D

Clinical Supervisor & Behaviour Consultant

Region: All Regions

Kelly.Dancho@PivotPoint.ca

Kelly holds a Doctoral Degree in Behavioral Science from the University of Kansas and is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst. Kelly began providing behavioral services as a direct care staff member at an intensive treatment facility in the United States for children and adults with dual diagnoses in 1996.

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Dr. Christina Worth, DBH, CFLE., BCBA

Clinical Supervisor & Behaviour Consultant

Region: Prince George

Christina.Worth@PivotPoint.ca

Working with individuals and families navigating the world of special needs has been Christina’s professional passion for 18 years. She recently obtained her Doctorate of Behavioral Health/Integrated Health (DBH) from Arizona State University and has been a BCBA for over 10 years.

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Kiersten Beesley, M.Sc., BCBA

Behaviour Consultant

Region: East Fraser

Kiersten.Beesley@PivotPoint.ca

Kiersten is originally from Manitoba where she completed a BA majoring in Linguistics at the University of Winnipeg. After completing her BA, Kiersten worked as a BI for 2 years in an Early Intervention program for children with ASD.

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Christie Borrie, BCBA

Behaviour Consultant

Region: South Fraser

Christie.Borrie@PivotPoint.ca

Christie has her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology/English Literature with an unofficial minor in Special Education from UBC (2007). She has worked with children and youth in a variety of settings, as a BI, a certified lifeguard and swim instructor, ESL tutor, and camp counselor. 

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Nicole Branton

Nicole Branton, M.Ed

BC Practicum

Region: Victoria, Duncan, Nanaimo

Nicole.Branton@PivotPoint.ca

Nicole is a teacher who recently returned to Victoria after 17 years overseas, primarily in Cairns, Australia. She has a BA in linguistics and a Masters in Teaching which has led her to work in a variety of roles with children.

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Debbie Brennan

Debbie Brennan

BC Practicum

Region: Kamloops

Debbie.Brennan@PivotPoint.ca

Debbie graduated with a Certification in Behaviour Intervention and an advanced Diploma in Applied Behaviour Analysis. She has many years of work experience helping families and individuals from the Pre-K age to adults. Her roles have included working on behaviour challenges and lifeskills, both in team settings and independently.

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Dakota Fancey

Dakota Fancey

BC Practicum

Region: Kootenays

Dakota.Fancey@PivotPoint.ca

Dakota is currently taking her Master of Arts in Behaviour Analysis Practice at Florida Institute of Technology. She also has a BA in Psychology with a Minor in Sociology.

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Leah Favaro

Leah Favaro

BC Practicum

Region: Tri-Cities

Leah.Favaro@PivotPoint.ca

Leah has a Bachelor of Arts degree from SFU, with a major in Psychology with a concentration in ABA and minor in Linguistics. She also has a Certificate in Speech Sciences!

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Robin Fetterly

Behaviour Consultant

Region: Prince George

Robin.Macdonald@PivotPoint.ca

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Andy Greenwood

Behaviour Consultant

Region: East Fraser

Andy.Greendwood@PivotPoint.ca

Andy has over 9 years experience working with children with ASD as a Behaviour Interventionist and Senior Behaviour Interventionist. He graduated in 2010 with a Bachelors in Kinesiology and an extended minor in Psychology and is currently working on his Master of Science in Applied Behaviour Analysis with a concentration in Autism.

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Harpreet Kaler

Harpreet Kaler

Behaviour Consultant

Region: Abbotsford

Harpreet.Kaler@PivotPoint.ca

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Kymberley Kempe

Kymberley Kempe, MSc., BCBA

Behaviour Consultant

Region: Kootenays

Kymberley.Kempe@PivotPoint.ca

Kymberley has an Advanced Diploma in behavioural science technology with a focus on autism from George Brown College, a Bachelor of Arts in Applied Behaviour Analysis with a focus on autism from Capilano University, and a Master in Science in Applied Behaviour Analysis from Queen’s University Belfast. She is currently a student in the Rehabilitation Medicine – Sexual Health Graduate Certificate program at the University of Alberta.

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Avery Kugler

Avery Kugler

BC Practicum

Region: Prince George

Avery.Kugler@PivotPoint.ca

Avery is currently a B.Sc Psychology student at the University of Northern British Columbia, pursuing a career in Applied Behavioural Analysis. She has spent the past 5 years focusing in developmental and health psychology, obtaining the practical skills needed to apply to behavioural therapy.

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Khushi Meher

Khushi Meher

BC Practicum

Region: South Fraser

Khushi.Meher@PivotPoint.ca

Khushi recently graduated with a BSc Specialization in Psychology from the University of Alberta and is now taking her Master at Yorkville University. Khushi has worked as a Behaviour Technician for adults with Autism and several other needs such as Pica, Bipolar Disorder, and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. She has been working with children of all ages with diverse needs through overnight camps, childcare programs, and school settings for about 8 years.

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Kathleen Nesbitt-Daly, BCBA

Behaviour Consultant

Region: South Fraser

Kathleen.Nesbitt-Daly@PivotPoint.ca

Kathleen graduated with a BA in Psychology in 2018 and has been working in the mental health field for 4 years. She has worked at a day-care supporting children ages 3 months to 12 years with special needs as well as in adult clients’ homes, assisting with independent living.

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Brittany Rolston, MA SpEd, BCBA

Clinical Supervisor & Behaviour Consultant

Region: Victoria, Duncan, Nanaimo

Brittany.Rolston@PivotPoint.ca

Brittany completed her Masters in Special Education with a sub-focus on developmental disabilities and autism spectrum disorders in 2015.

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Amanjyot Sidhu

Amanjyot Sidhu

BC Practicum

Region: South Fraser

Amanjyot.Sidhu@PivotPoint.ca

Amanjyot has a bachelors in Psychology and Education from SFU. She has been working with children for the past 5 years and has worked at the YMCA as a childminder, as well as with MadScience Vancouver as an instructor.

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Shannyn Szekely

Shannyn Szekely

BC Practicum

Region: Duncan

Shannyn.Szekely@PivotPoint.ca

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Sydney Wolstenholme, BCaBA

Behaviour Consultant

Region: Kamloops, Okanagan & Salmon Arm

Sydney.Wolstenholme@PivotPoint.ca

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Counsellors


Pivot Point’s team of Mental Health practitioners is growing! We are adding new Counsellors and NeuroFeedBack trainers region by region throughout the Province. Many of the professionals listed below are available for individual as well as couples Counselling, and most are ready and available for online sessions via video chat.

Please view the bios of our staff, and check their availability on our online Session Scheduler anytime.

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 Lindsay Monier-Williams, MA

Mental Health Program Manager & Counsellor

Region: Victoria

Lindsay.Monier-Williams@PivotPoint.ca

I provide family and individual counselling services to youth, adults, and couples. With my clients, I strive to help improve their emotional and mental well being, develop self-awareness and build better relationships.

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Wendy Blackshaw Humphrey

Wendy Blackshaw Humphrey, MA

Counsellor

Region: North Fraser

Wendy.Blackshaw-Humphrey@PivotPoint.ca

Wendy’s experience as a helper and educator dates back to high school, where she was a peer counsellor and was involved in outreach groups presenting on topics such as drug prevention, abuse in relationships, homophobia and AIDS. She did her undergrad in elementary education at the University of Victoria and studied art and psychology at Kwantlen Polytechnic University. She then went on to do her training as an Art Therapist at the Vancouver Art Therapy Institute and a Masters in Counselling Psychology through Yorkville University.

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Suk Ling Lau, MA

Counsellor

Region: Richmond

Suki.Lau@PivotPoint.ca

Suki Lau holds a Master’s Degree in Counselling (Special Needs) and has been working with individuals with ASD, ADHD, Intellectual Disability, mental disorders, challenging behaviours and learning difficulties since 2015.

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Anna Scheulin

Practicum Counsellor

Region: Victoria

Anna.Scheulin@PivotPoint.ca

Anna holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and is currently finishing her Master’s Degree in Counselling Psychology. She is currently completing her practicum here at Pivot Point Family Growth Centre.

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Scott Williams, PhD(c)

Clinical Counsellor

Region: Agassiz

Scott.Williams@PivotPoint.ca

I have been working in the field for three decades as a social worker, adoptions agent, group home director, youth and family counsellor, addictions specialist, and with special needs individuals and groups. I do public speaking on a regular basis for school districts, government agencies, and private enterprise. 

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Katherine Wolbert, MA

Counsellor

Region: Nelson

Katherine.Wolbert@PivotPoint.ca

Katherine holds a masters in counselling psychology and is a registered member of the BC Association of Clinical Counsellors. Her background is in population and human health research and evidence based studies.

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Program Managers

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Alex Delange, M.Sc., BCBA

ABA Program Manager, Behaviour Consultant & CSup.

View Early Intervention and School Age Services Program Pages

Alex.Delange@PivotPoint.ca

I have over 25 years of experience working directly with children with special needs. I started my career in community recreation, and started a program to address physical activity for children with special needs. I began working as a Behaviour Interventionist (BI) in home intervention programs and decided to pursue Behaviour Consultation certification as I discovered my passion for teaching children who required specialized learning techniques.

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Lindsay Monier-Williams, MA

Mental Health Program Manager & Counsellor

View Mental Health Services Program Page

Lindsay.Monier-Williams@PivotPoint.ca

I provide family and individual counselling services to youth, adults, and couples. With my clients, I strive to help improve their emotional and mental well being, develop self-awareness and build better relationships.

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Cheryl Elderton

Educational Services Program Manager  

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Cheryl.Elderton@PivotPoint.ca

Cheryl joined the Pivot Point team as Regional Manager for Chilliwack/Hope, in Feb 2010. Cheryl has a bachelor’s degree in Education from the University of British Columbia. During her studies she specialized in adapted programs, behaviour management, and integration planning for children with high needs. After completing this degree Cheryl worked as a recreational therapist for 6 years, developing and implementing a variety of programs, therapy and experiences for children and adults with complex needs.

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Amber Foster

Complex Care Program Manager  

View Complex Care Services Program Page

Amber.Foster@PivotPoint.ca

Throughout her career, Amber has worked closely with hundreds of families, primarily foster families, supporting children in their care. She has completed a BA in Psychology and MA in Leadership. Amber brings to Pivot Point 20+ years of hands on experience in addressing the complex behavior of children and youth who live with special needs, developmental disabilities, as well as learning, behavior and psychiatric challenges.

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Amy Wickens

Adult Services & Transition Planning Manager  

View Transition Planning and Adult Services Program Pages

Amy.Wickens@PivotPoint.ca

Amy successfully completed the Community Support Worker/Educational Assistant program at Riverside College in 2014. Following her graduation, she dedicated four years to serving as a community support worker, where she addressed diverse medical, intellectual, and behavioral needs.

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Kate Maryschak

Kate Maryschak

Program Manager  

Region: All Regions

Kate.Maryschak@PivotPoint.ca

Kate joined Pivot Point in July 2021 as the Before and After School Care Program Manager, as well as the Community Classroom Registrar. In addition to her Bachelor of Arts degree from Simon Fraser University, Kate is a certified PEERS provider, a trained coach through Co-Active Training Institute (CTI), and a certified Sanity School for Parents and Teachers trainer through Impact ADHD. Kate also has experience in executive function coaching, Michelle Garcia-Winner’s Social Thinking curriculum and strategies, and The Zones of Regulation curriculum.

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Regional Managers

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Katrina Crosby

Abbotsford, North Fraser, Chilliwack, Kent & Hope Co-Regional Manager

Katrina.Crosby@PivotPoint.ca

Katrina was only 14 years old when she discovered she had a passion for helping others. Having a large extended family with lots of elders to love her, Katrina felt she had a lot to offer working at a Rest Home where she could genuinely engage with those residents that didn’t really have family. Her caring ways led her to be a camp counsellor and Sunday School teacher on the Sunshine Coast.

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Kylie Fredrickson

Kylie Fredrickson

Kootenay Co-Regional Manager

Kylie.Fredrickson@PivotPoint.ca

Kylie joined Pivot Point in 2019 and has held many different roles within the organization. She was born and raised in the Kootenays and is finely attuned to the culture and specific needs of our area.

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Sandra Haukeland

Abbotsford, North Fraser, Chilliwack, Kent & Hope Co-Regional Manager

Sandra.Haukeland@PivotPoint.ca

Sandra knew from an early age that her life would be centred on helping others.

Her greatest belief is that EVERYONE should be treated with kindness, dignity, and equality. Initially working with children in daycare centres, Sandra’s career evolved into teaching in various locations within the lower mainland. During this time, she also learned a valuable lesson; “I learned that helping/teaching others is not something that should be done to another person, it should be done with them. When this is done, then learning, growth and development becomes easy as it is done as a partnership.”

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Rebecca Koochin

Rebecca Koochin

Victoria, Duncan & Nanaimo Regional Manager

Rebecca.Koochin@PivotPoint.ca

Rebecca is a dedicated professional residing in the Cowichan Valley with her family. As a mother to a young daughter and son, she brings a wealth of experience in working with children and adults with autism since 2009. Throughout her career, Rebecca has held key roles, including team lead for various ABA teams, a Behavioral Interventionist (BI) specializing in in-home and preschool support, and an ABA Support Worker with the Surrey School District.

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Shannon Moorhead

Shannon Moorhead

Thompson & Okanagan Regional Manager

Shannon.Moorhead@PivotPoint.ca

Born and raised in the BC Interior, Shannon joined Pivot Point in the role of Regional Manager for the Thompson/Okanagan region March 2023. When people ask where she is from, her response may be ” from which stage in my life?” Shannon has planted roots in Lumby, Vernon, Golden, Revelstoke and currently resides in Salmon Arm with her family.

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Amber Rathpoller

Amber Rathpoller

Kootenay Co-Regional Manager

Amber.Rathpoller@PivotPoint.ca

Amber joined Pivot Point in 2020, bringing with her several decades of experience working with children and youth with diverse abilities. Amber has run a daycare, worked in the public school system, and is currently the Lead Instructor at our Cranbrook Community Classroom.

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Courtney Wickstrom

Courtney Wickstrom

Prince George & Northern BC Regional Manager

Courtney.Wickstrom@PivotPoint.ca

Courtney has always had a passion for helping others (for as long as she can remember) which led her to a job working with a young boy diagnosed with Autism after she graduated high school. She worked in his home-based ABA program as his Behaviour Interventionist and quickly realized how much she loved the work so she decided to make a career out of it! Little did Courtney know the service was very much needed in the North that she would become very busy and constantly have families contacting her to work with their child.

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