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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. 


Management Team

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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. 



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Tim started his career at CVE Inc. 19 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 the future.

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.

Administrative Team

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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, smiling all the while.

Quality Assurance Specialist

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Sarah joined CVE Inc. July 2018 as an Employment Integration Specialist. In September 2018, she transitioned into the Quality Assurance Department and started working as a Quality Assurance Specialist. Sarah graduated from Carleton University with a bachelors honour with a double major in Criminology and Law, she specialized in online crime. Sarah’s favourite aspect of her job is learning something new every day through reading a variety of different reports.

Vocational and Rehabilitation 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, and has been Manager of the Vocational Rehabilitation Department since 2017. She graduated in 2014 from a Masters in Occupational Therapy at the University of Ottawa, where she also completed a Bachelor of Science, Honors in Kinesiology. Helene is also a Certified Personal Trainer with the Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology, and offers services in both French and English.

Hélène has a compelling passion for health and fitness and has high values in work-life-balance. She enjoys working with a variety of clientele with both mental and physical disabilities, however has a high interest in working with clients who have more complex diagnosis like Post-traumatic Stress Disorder, severe anxiety, and/or depression. Hélène’s goal is to help people best manage their condition, in order to return to meaningful and productive work along with improving their overall quality of life.

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.

Policy, Procedure & Roster Manager

Amra hasanic

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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. 

Employment Counsellor

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Nicole Besner has worked in both the public and private sectors throughout her career as an Employment and Training Counsellor. She has personally experienced life transitions, career changes, job loss and disability for a short time. Nicole joined the CVE team in July 2018 as an Employment Counsellor to assist client workers and client employers in finding employment solutions that can benefit them both. She enjoys doing research, exploring options, finding answers as well as bringing people together in the workforce. Nicole holds a Master’s degree in Adult Education and a B.A. in Social, Interpersonal and Organizational Communications. In her spare time, Nicole enjoys spending time in nature, and with family and friends. She also plays the piano and the celtic harp. Her passion for health and wellness comes to life when she teaches intuitive art classes, life skills workshops and healthy living seminars.

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.

Employment ODSP Team

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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.