Tom Robinson | Director of Thomas Robinson Consulting Ltd.
Tom has worked with services for people who have developmental disabilities for over 40 years. This has encompassed the areas of residential; vocational; family support and respite; education; recreational/leisure services; training; health promotion; program evaluation, and behaviour consultation. He has a Bachelor of Arts majoring in psychology and has worked in Ontario, North West Territories, and British Columbia. He founded Thomas Robinson Consulting Ltd. in 1994.
Juanita Hagman | Program Director for Thomas Robinson Consulting Ltd. and Northern Regional Advisor for SCDP
Juanita has worked with children needing extra supports and their families since 1980. She joined Thomas Robinson Consulting Ltd. in 2000. She has worked as a Supported Child Development Consultant, Program Coordinator, and Program Director. Since 2011 Juanita has supported SCD programs throughout the north as the Northern SCDP Advisor. Juanita has a Bachelor of Education and Early Childhood Education and Special Needs Certifications.
Sharon Mason | Program Coordinator for Supported Child & Youth, Autism, Youth in Transition and Out of Home Care Programs
Sharon is a licensed Early Childhood Educator as well as Special Education Assistant and has been working in this field for over 25 years. Sharon has been with TRCL since 2009 both as a support worker and Consultant (2011). Sharon is dedicated to the inclusion of all children in the communities of Hazelton and area.
Ben Smith | Consultant for Family Preservation Program Smithers and Houston
Ben has relocated to Smithers from Golden, BC where he worked for the Golden Family Centre as their Family and Youth Support Worker. Ben has a BSc. Professional Broadcast Technician and is working on his Masters in Counselling Psychology.
Charlene Duncan | NW Aboriginal SCDP Consultant for Hazeltons & Areas and Witset
Charlene is from the Gitxsan Nation, she is Lax Gibuu (Wolf Clan) and she belongs to the House of Spookw. She lives in the Gitxsan/Wet’suwet’en community of Hagwilget which is where she raised her two children and her niece. Charlene’s background is in Early Childhood Education with certifications in Infant/Toddler and Special Needs. Although she has worked with children for many years in various capacities, Charlene made the transition to TRCL in January 2007.
Courtney Kettle | Consultant for Houston, Smithers & Hazeltons Youth in Transition and Out of Home Care Programs
Courtney has worked as an Early Childhood Education assistant in 2010 then started working with Thomas Robinson Consulting LTD as a Support Worker in 2012 until 2020. In July 2020, she became the Acting Program Consultant.
Courtney is on leave from January 2022 to January 2023
Dalyce Colley | Consultant for Hazeltons Supported Child & Youth and Autism Programs
Dalyce is from the Gitxsan Nation from Gitanmaax but living in New Hazelton.
My background is in Early Childhood Education, I started off working at a daycare in Prince George in 2011 as a Responsible Adult and moved on to get my diploma in Early Childhood Education and certification in Infant Toddler and Special Needs. I am also currently attending the University of Northern British Columbia to get my diploma to be a Gitxsan Language and Culture teacher.
My main reason for moving back to my home town was to help the surrounding communities and I was able to get that done by making the transition from the daycares to Thomas Robinson Consulting Ltd. (TRCL) in 2019. Being a support worker has been the most rewarding job I have had. 2 years later I became a Consultant.
I can honestly say leaving the childcare field and working with TRCL has been great! I am glad I got the opportunity!
Gale Hills | Consultant for NW SCDP in Fort St. James and Fraser Lake; Autism Support Program in Fort St. James , Vanderhoof & Fraser Lake,
Gale started her career with TRCL in 2003 as a support worker in daycares, preschools, and after school programs in Telkwa and Smithers. In 2007 she began working for School District #54 supporting many children with Autism and earned her Special Education Assistant certificate. After moving to Fort St. James, Gale worked for SD #91 and in TRCL’s Autism Support Program as a support worker. In 2019, Gale became a Consultant in the Nechako/Lakes regions.
Marcello Maddalena | Consultant for Youth in Transition and Out of Home Care Programs in Hazeltons, Smithers & Houston and Autism Support Program in Smithers
I started working with TRCL in March of 2017 as a Support Worker in the Supported Child Development Program and the Autism Programs.
In my free-time, I enjoy the study of play, play theory, and sport. My background as a Snowsports Instructor continues to inform my current studies at Douglas College in the Disability and Community Studies Department where I am completing a two-year degree in Behaviour Intervention.
Marina Robb | Consultant for Houston Aboriginal/Supported Child Development, Supported Child & Youth and Autism Programs
Marina is a certified Early Childhood Educator who has been working with children and youth with developmental disabilities since 2008. She started with Thomas Robinson Consulting Ltd. as a support worker in 2017, and became a Consultant the following year. Marina is an ardent believer in growth through facilitated independence and support existing within the context of the family and their community.
Monique Brodie | Consultant for Burns Lake Supported Child Development, Supported Child & Youth and Autism Programs
Monique is a licensed Early Childhood Educator. Since 2005, Monique has worked in Aboriginal daycare settings in various positions including daycare worker, preschool supervisor, and daycare manager. She is a parent of six children, one of whom has autism spectrum disorder. She worked for TRCL as a support worker in 2011; and became a Consultant in 2012.
Taffy Wale | Consultant for NW SCDP in Vanderhoof
Taffy has been working with children and families since 1993. Her background is in Early Childhood Education with Infant/Toddler and Special Needs Diplomas. Taffy joined TRCL in February 2009, and works as a Consultant in the Nechako region.
Tiffany Houle | Consultant for Smithers Aboriginal/Supported Child Development Program
I started working at Thomas Robinson Consulting Ltd. (TRCL) in 2013 once my children were both in school. My youngest had received support services through TRCL’s A/SCD Program and I appreciated the dedication the company had towards inclusion and family centered goals.
From 2015 to 2019 I owned and managed a daycare, preschool, infant/toddler program and afterschool program but still kept a foot in the door at TRCL as an A/SCD Support Worker and ASL workshop facilitator.
In 2020 I became an SEA with SD54 but continued with TRCL as a support worker in Afterschool Program as well as in the Autism Program.
I have my Early Childhood Educator Certification and I am continuing studies towards a diploma and degree in the field with a focus on inclusion, special needs and the importance of play!
In my spare time, I enjoy everything nature has to offer, dabbling in my former radio broadcasting career, and serenading the TRCL staff (whether they like it or not😉)