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1900 Merivale Road
Ottawa, Ontario, K2G 4N4


CVE Inc. is a team of dedicated professionals focused on providing information, guidance and mentorship to fulfil our keystone goal “Helping you make the right decisions”.   CVE Inc. has been providing unparalleled services to the disability community, employers, insurance providers, worker compensation boards, and government ministries since 1993. 


Executive Team

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Neil Macmillan

Neil founded CVE -  Career and Vocational Evaluations Inc. in 1993 on the basis of being a recognized leader in providing vocational evaluations and assistance for individuals who had sustained some form of injury and were unable to return to their employment and required redirection. Neil has grown the CVE team from a staff of 3 to currently over 20 and has grown the service offering to Disability Management, Vocational Evaluations, Return to Work Programs, Ergonomic Assessments. Neil then branched out to offers services to the insurance industries in the areas of Disability Management and Independent Medical Evaluations and assessment services in Occupational Health.  Neil then developed programs to assisting employers in maintaining a healthy work environment through regular ergonomic assessments and work place training.  Neil's role is now one of a coach and mentor to the entire CVE Team. 


Tim Macmillan

Tim started his career at CVE Inc. 15 years ago (year 2000) as an accomplished entrepreneur and results driven business development professional.  He has developed his knowledge with respect to disability management and is now recognized as a multi-level manager, consistently delivering results that exceed client expectations. Analytical, detail oriented professional with a solid record of increasing sales revenues, brand awareness/recognition; and strategic business development. Tim has joined with his father, Neil Macmillan, to develop excellence in the CVE Inc. rehabilitation, assessment and administrative teams. Tim is proud to now lead CVE Inc. Team into a future.

Business Management Team

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Policy, Procedure & Roster Manager

Amra H.

Amra began working for CVE Inc. as a Kinesiologist/Functional Capacity Evaluator in 2008. In just a few short years she started expanding her skill sets to include completing Physical Demands Analysis, Ergonomic Assessments, Aqua Therapy, Dragon Naturally Speaking Software Training, Computer Training, Monthly Health and Safety Inspections, Employer Ergonomics Training, and Job Coaching. Amra has also developed a few programs for CVE Inc. that are successfully being delivered in both official languages. The latest title acquired is Policy, Procedure and Roster Manager. Amra enjoys the challenge of wearing many hats and working with a wide variety of clients. 

*Currently away on maternity leave. 


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Director of Operations

Erin Hennessy

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Erin, a Registered Kinesiologist, began her career as a clinical Kinesiologist developing and implementing Return to Work and Work Hardening Programs and providing exercise programs to private and STD/LTD clients for 4 years. Erin discovered her passion for disability management services when she was given the opportunity to manage an assessment company for two years. Erin joined CVE in 2013 and started as a Quality Assurance Specialist, progressing to Director of Operations. Erin oversees day-to-day operations in all departments and CVE as a whole, establishing procedures, maintaining systems, and completing file reviews/audits, while working to maintain key performance indicators and ensuring high quality customer service. Erin chose to work with CVE because of their small company feel driven by stellar customer service, a team-oriented approach, and an inspiring reputation of success within the community.

Office Administrator

Julie A-S

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Julie started with CVE Inc. in 2014 and has been an integral part of the Intake Team before transitioning into the role of Office Administrator.  Her role as a front line professional is to work with clients to ensure all referral requests are fulfilled logically and efficiently. This activity requires attention to detail and time management skills among others. She can often be seen juggling many tasks at once, but tries her best to keep a smile on her face.

Occupational/Vocational Team

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Occupational Therapy Clinical Team Lead

Helene Lefort

Hélène Lefort is registered and a member in good standing with the College of Occupational Therapists of Ontario. She has been working at CVE Inc. since September 2014. She has a background in Kinesiology, along with a certification in personal training with the Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology. She graduated in 2014 from a Masters in Occupational Therapy at the University of Ottawa, where she also completed a Bachelor in Health Sciences. Helene is both fluent in French and English. She has a compelling passion for health and fitness and has high values in work-life-balance, leading a very active lifestyle integrated with a healthy diet. Working at CVE gives Hélène the opportunity to share her extensive knowledge in workplace injuries, mental health and rehabilitation, as well as nutrition, strengthening and stretching. Hélène enjoys working with a variety of clientele with both mental and physical disabilities, which is why she loves working at CVE, giving her the opportunity to help people manage their condition and improve their overall quality of life. 

Consulting Occupational Therapist

Melanie Mayer

Melanie is a duly qualified and registered Occupational Therapist in good standing with the College of Occupational Therapists of Ontario and L’Ordre des ergothérapeutes du Québec. She graduated from the University of Ottawa with a degree in Occupational Therapy and Psychology and is a member of the Ontario Association of Occupational Therapist. Melanie has 10 years’ experience in providing bilingual occupational therapy and vocational counselling services within the automobile and long-term disability insurance sectors and private clients in Eastern Ontario, Northern Ontario, Nunavut and Western Quebec. Additionally, she has four years’ experience providing driving assessments for the Ministry of Transportation.

Occupational Therapist

Julie Brezden

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Julie Brezden is a registered member in good standing with the Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists, the College of Occupational Therapists of Ontario and the Order of Occupational Therapists of Quebec. She has been working at CVE Inc. since May 2016. She graduated in 2015 with a Master of Health Sciences in Occupational Therapy from the University of Ottawa. She has extensive knowledge in health sciences, psychology and ergonomics. Julie is fluent in both French and English and has professional working proficiency in Spanish. She enjoys working with people of all backgrounds and is passionate about helping them discover and achieve their full potential. At CVE, she strives to help her clients engage in meaningful activities and employment, ultimately improving their quality of life.

Occupational Therapist


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Genna is a registered Occupational Therapist in good standing with the College of Occupational Therapists of Ontario, as well as a member of the Canadian Association of Occupational Therapy (CAOT). She graduated from McGill University in 2016 with a Master’s degree in Occupational Therapy and has worked at CVE since April 2017. Prior to working in the field of occupational therapy, Genna completed a Bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts at Concordia University in Montreal, following which she worked as a hairdresser. After incurring a serious physical injury, it was her own experience with trauma and healing that inspired her to study the rehabilitative sciences and support others recovering from both physical and psychosocial health conditions. Genna has worked with children and adults across the lifespan, volunteering at a school for children with developmental disabilities and a neurological rehabilitation hospital, as well as working as a fitness instructor for people with physical disabilities at the YMCA in downtown Montreal. She is also a certified yoga instructor, having trained in the discipline of traditional Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga for over four years. She has experience working in a research laboratory at Universite de Montreal, and has a published article in CAOT’s Occupational Therapy Now magazine. Genna has significant experience providing occupational therapy services to individuals with a wide variety of mental health disorders, including substance abuse disorders, personality disorders, and various forms of trauma. She is passionate about sharing knowledge and empowering others to improve their own health and wellbeing through meaningful occupation. Genna is dedicated to continually learning and honing her therapeutic skill set, which enables her to deliver high quality to care to her clients here at CVE Inc.

- Currently on maternity leave

Occupational Therapist

Hadi Diego Shaditalab


Hadi is a registered member in good standing with the Order of Occupational Therapists of Quebec (OEQ). He is the newest addition to the “Team of Champions”. He graduated from the University of Ottawa with a Bachelor’s degree in Human Kinetics in 2014 during which he gained significant on field work experience as a Physiotherapist and Athletic Therapist Assistant with the University of Ottawa Health Services and the Varsity Football Gee-gees team. He then graduated with a Master’s in Occupational Therapy also at the University of Ottawa in 2016. Hadi is fluent in both written and oral English, French and Spanish. From an early age he developed a passion for sports and leading a healthy lifestyle. From athlete of the year in High School to being offered a scholarship to play soccer in USA, Hadi has demonstrated that with will and determination achieving your most desired goals is possible. He has worked in many settings (MVA, Hospital, Rehab, Community Home Care) as an Occupational therapist within a short period of time and has acquired experience with a variety of clients with both mental and physical disabilities. At CVE, Hadi strives to help clients find meaningful activities, achieve their full occupational potential and improve their overall quality of life.

Employment Team

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Employment Specialist Team Lead

Peggy Welsh

Peggy joined the CVE Inc. team in the summer of 2015. She has a degree in Criminology and Criminal Justice with a Concentration in Law and a Minor in History from Carleton University. She also carries a diploma in Social Service Work from Algonquin College and has been heavily involved in the community for the past four years. Peggy loves working at CVE Inc. because it allows her to help empower individuals by providing them with support and the necessary tools to find gainful and meaningful employment while building stronger relationships within the community.   

Employment Integration Specialist

Joanne Ahern

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Joanne joined the CVE team in 2016 as an Employment Integration Specialist. Joanne transitioned from a career in Early Childhood and Adult Education thirteen years ago into the field of Employment Services. She brings experience, passion and energy to her work. Joanne loves to meet with employers and clients to create opportunities where people find and keep jobs.

Job Developer

Justin L. 

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Justin joined CVE as part of a successful return to work program. Through the services provided by CVE, Justin experienced tremendous success which allowed him to establish his career. Justin has now been part of the CVE team since 2012. He started by coordinating assessments for claimants that have been involved in motor vehicle accidents and those that require assistance in returning to work. Through his daily interactions with clients, Justin discovered his passion for helping people and further developed his customer service background. 

Justin transitioned into working as a Job Developer in CVE’s Employment Department in 2017. His regular interaction in the community by way of Job Developing and/or advocating in person on behalf of CVE’s clients has allowed him to build and foster relationships with employers and to identify which employers would be "Champion Employers” in the community. He loves coming to work for CVE every day because it allows him to directly impact peoples' lives in a positive way.