The TLC Team is experienced, dedicated, talented and friendly.
Courtney Vonella, BCBA - Clinical Director
Courtney is a highly accomplished and dedicated clinician. Courtney is a Board Certified Behaviour Analyst (BCBA) and has 13 years experience working in clinical and educational settings, as well as over 10 years experience designing and supervising individualized programs for a wide range of clients. Courtney has a Bachelor of Arts Psychology received from the University of Windsor in 2007, a Post Graduate Certificate in Autism & Behavioural Science received from George Brown College in 2009, and a Master’s of Science in ABA received from Saint Cloud State University in 2015. Courtney is driven to always maintain the highest level of professionalism as a BCBA. The fact that she is highly skilled and knowledgeable, and her cheerful and caring nature, make her an outstanding clinician.
Rachel Purcell, OCT - Educational Director
Rachel is a passionate and talented therapist and educator. Rachel has a Bachelor of Arts Honours Psychology received from the University of Windsor in 2008, a Post Graduate Certificate in Autism & Behavioural Science received from George Brown College in 2009, and a Bachelor of Education received from the University of Ontario Institute of Technology in 2011. Rachel is an Ontario Certified Teacher (OCT), and has 4 years experience working as a classroom teacher, and a total of 13 years experience working as a therapist, and 8 years experience designing and supervising individualized programs for a wide range of clients. Rachel takes pride in creating and implementing fun and engaging programs and lessons for a wide range of learners. Her enthusiasm as an educator, as well as her friendly and professional demeanor, allow her to build strong connections with her clients and their parents and family members.
Benjamin Purcell - Director of Operations
Benjamin is a Certified Instructor in Nonviolent Crisis Intervention (NCI) with the Crisis Prevention Institute (CPI), and is Certified in First Aid & CPR with St John Ambulance. Benjamin has over 17 years experience working with children and adolescents, including 7 years experience as a Child & Youth Worker (CYW) working with adolescents with challenging behaviours in a centre-based setting. Benjamin spent 10 years managing a health care clinic. Benjamin's out-going nature, as well as his relaxed kindness, help him to gain the trust and affection of all clients and parents. Benjamin studied History and Economics at Concordia University, completed the Massage Therapy diploma program at Sutherland Chan, and completed a college diploma program in Business Administration from Durham College.
Dr. Tim Baker, C. Psych. Clinical Psychologist
Dr. Tim Baker has been registered with the College of Psychologists of Ontario since 1996. He has been providing psychological assessments and interventions in southwestern Ontario for over 30 years. For the past two decades, his practice has focused on developmental disabilities. Dr. Baker served as Associate Clinical Director of the southwest region of the provincial autism treatment program for six years. For the last 10 years, he has supervised a Ministry of Education treatment classroom for students with ASD that has a special focus on the transition to school.