Linda Laakso   MSc, CO(c) | President

linda_laaskoLinda has been a Canadian Board (CBCPO) Certified Orthotist since 1995. She is a graduate of the University of Guelph with an Honours Bachelor of Science in Human Kinetics and a Minor in Biomedical Sciences. Special orthotic interests include management of the diabetic foot and diabetic foot ulcers. Linda completed the Canadian Association of Wound Care (CAWC) Institute Levels 1-3 for advanced knowledge in wound care. Linda graduated with a Master of Science in Rehabilitation from McMaster University in June 2013.

Sandra Ramdial   CP(c) | Board Member

Sandra RamdialSandra Ramdial is a certified prosthetist and operations manager for the Orthotics and Prosthetics department at Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital and has direct involvement in client care. She has been involved with the International Society for Prosthetics & Orthotics many years before the formal start of the Canadian National ISPO. She has demonstrated evidence of high professional standing and is a Fellow with Orthotics Prosthetics Canada, past president of the Canadian Association of Prosthetics & Orthotics and the International Society for Prosthetics & Orthotics Canada and Secretary-Treasurer for the Association of Children’s Prosthetic-Orthotic Clinics. Sandra has presented her work at various national and international conferences and has contributed to publications and review journals. In addition to her extensive experience, Sandra brings an even greater amount of enthusiasm and passion for research and development, and new technologies to the field.

Rajiv Kalsi   CO(c) | V.P./President Elect


Rajiv is a Certified Orthotist and has been a member of ISPO Canada since 2003. He is currently Secretary for ISPO Canada. Rajiv works in Ottawa at The Ottawa Hospital Rehabilitation Centre, where he enjoys working with adults and children who have a variety of neuro-muscular and orthopaedic conditions. When not working Rajiv enjoys music, cycling and reading. He is also passionate about social and environmental issues.

Dr. Bill Miller   PhD | Board Member

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Dr. Miller is a Professor in the Department of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy at the University of British Columbia (UBC) and a principle investigator with the International Collaboration on Repair Discoveries (ICORD). His research focuses on wheelchair mobility issues, wheeled mobility devices, determinants and social impacts of wheelchair use, developing and evaluating measurement tools, balance and ambulation confidence, and the assessment of technology used to assist with mobility.

He is currently an editor/co-principal investigator of the Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation (SCIRE) Project and he is the principal investigator of a pan-Canadian study designed to develop an Outcome Measures Toolkit for clinicians who work in the field of spinal cord injury. Dr. Miller is also the principal investigator of a team of 15 investigators from 7 institutions from across Canada designed to study how adults use their power mobility, investigate methods to improve wheeled mobility use and to develop better mobility devices.

Emma Smith   MSc, ATP/SMS | Secretariat

emma_smithEmma has been trained as an Occupational Therapist and worked for a number of years in clinical practice, and currently pursuing a PhD in Rehabilitation Sciences at the University of British Columbia (UBC). Her clinical and research passions are centred around assistive technologies which improve quality of life for people with functional limitations. She has a particular interest new and emerging technologies, especially those which can make a real difference in someone’s life.

Carla Reimer   CO(c) | Board Member

carla_reimerAs a certified Orthotist, Carla is an allied health professional who is specifically educated and clinically trained to manage the provision of comprehensive orthotic care, based upon a clinical assessment, to restore physiological function. Carla is the past President of the Canadian Board for Certification of Prosthetists and Orthotists. She is currently the Chair of the Nomination Committee, and a committee member for Standards and Ethics for Orthotics & Prosthetics Canada. Carla has been a board member for the Alberta Association of Orthotists and Prosthetists. She also volunteers internationally, as a board member for the International Society of Prosthetics and Orthotics (ISPO) Canada. Carla is the Canadian representative on joint North American Committee responsible for organizing the 2021 ISPO World Congress in Guadalajara, Mexico. As a student in the Athletic Therapy Program, she was encouraged to pursue a path in prosthetics and orthotics – and later graduated from British Columbia Institute of Technology’s Prosthetics and Orthotics Program.

Beverly Moylan BSc (Hon), MA, MD, FRCPC | Board Member

Version 4Dr. Beverly Moylan is a duly qualified specialist in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation. She obtained an Honours Bachelor of Science Degree in Human Kinetics prior to entering Medical School. In 2010 she completed her medical degree at the University of Calgary and successfully completed the Royal College Fellowship Examination in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation in May of 2015. Dr. Moylan completed additional fellowship training in Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine at the University of Alberta.

Dr. Moylan currently holds a clinical academic appointment in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Toronto. Dr. Moylan is a member of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario. She is a licentiate of the Medical Council of Canada and certified by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada as a specialist in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. Dr. Moylan practices Pediatric Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation at ErinoakKids Centre for Treatment and Development as well as Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital and the Children’s Treatment Network, York Region.

Dr. Moylan has been an ISPO member for two years. Her special interests include travel, fitness and food!