Our people

Meet the individuals behind Vision Loss Rehabilitation Canada

Our staff are not only highly trained experts with exceptional skills and experience, but they also care deeply about their work and the people with vision loss they work with. Here’s what some of our team members have to say about their roles…

"I love a career where I can provide so many unique people with the tools and information they need to live independently with vision loss. Watching their confidence in their skills grow, hearing them celebrate their achievements, it’s such a joy. To be able to provide one-on-one individualized instruction is a really special kind of job."

Meghan von Holstein-Rathlou, orientation and mobility/independent living skills specialist

"Helen Keller once said that ‘the best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched - they must be felt with the heart.’ As an early intervention specialist, I get to live this every day. I see it when the ‘connection’ is made between the child and adult with trust, when a concept is learned, or the child is able to do things independently. My heart is always filled with optimism and belief in the children and their families."

-Sandy Summers, early intervention specialist

"It’s rewarding to see children with vision loss thrive and their families celebrating their success every step of the way. When they’re happy, then I’m happy."

-Ivy Chan, early intervention specialist/early childhood vision consultant

"My role is to support in identifying opportunities for children and their families to develop skills and maintain goals and aspirations. I’m there to empower parents and caregivers on how to engage their child in everyday activities and routines within their family."

-Jody Whelan, early intervention specialist/early childhood vision consultant