Our team

Ruth BrickmanRuth Brickman, MSW, RSW

Ruth is a social worker in the Memory-Link program; Internship Supervisor of the Memory Intervention rotation; Practicum Supervisor. She practices within a multi-disciplinary team to provide psychosocial support to Memory-Link program clients and their families. This includes individual counselling, facilitation of psychoeducational support groups, and assistance for clients in accessing a variety of resources in their communities.


Renee ClimansRenee Climans, MSW, RSW

Renee is a social worker in the Learning the Ropes for Living with MCI (LTR) program; Social Work Field Practicum Supervisor. She practices within a multi-disciplinary team to provide psychosocial support to LTR program clients and their families. This includes individual, couples and family counselling, facilitation of psychoeducational support groups, and assistance for clients in accessing a variety of resources in their communities. She works in other clinical areas at Baycrest including the Outpatient Clinics and Inpatient Behavioural Neurology. Her focus of interest includes facilitation of caregiver support groups both in person and online, mentoring others in this area and evaluation of group effectiveness.


Yael GoldbergYael Goldberg, PhD, CPsych

Yael is a psychologist in Inpatient Behavioural Neurology, and an internship and practicum supervisor. She acts as Clinician Leader to support an inter-professional team in the management of patient responsive behaviours. Her primary clinical and research interests focus on behavioural and emotional disturbances associated with CNS dysfunction, and evaluating the effectiveness of intervention strategies aimed at behaviour reduction. Her other interests include assessment and intervention associated with memory loss.


Sharon Jankey, PhD, CPsych

Sharon is an Adjunct Educator with Neuropsychology and Cognitive Health, Internship Supervisor of the Clinical Rehabilitation rotation, and Clinical Director of ABI Behaviour Services at West Park Healthcare Centre. Her primary clinical interests are in assessment and treatment of the psychological sequelae following injury and disability, family support, and team consultation regarding behaviour management.


Diana JovanovskiDiana Jovanovski, PhD, CPsych

Diana is an adjunct educator with Neuropsychology and Cognitive Health and a neuropsychologist in private practice. Her primary clinical interests include neuropsychological assessment and rehabilitation with patient populations including stroke, traumatic brain injury, and other clinical diagnoses. Diana’s primary research interests include the ecologically oriented evaluation of executive function, and cognitive rehabilitation techniques targeted at executive dysfunction and memory impairment.


Larry LeachLarry Leach, PhD, CPsych

Larry is an Adjunct Educator with Neuropsychology and Cognitive Health, and a Course Instructor at Glendon College, York University. His primary clinical and research interests are assessment of dementia, attention and perceptual disorders, recovery of function, and remediation of attention and memory disorders.


MoscovitchMorris Moscovitch, PhD, CPsych

Morris is a consulting Psychologist, Neuropsychology and Cognitive Health; Senior Scientist, Rotman Research Institute; Professor, University of Toronto. His research focuses on cognition and memory with particular emphasis on the neural mechanisms mediating explicit and implicit memory, face recognition, and attention.


kelly murphyKelly Murphy, PhD, CPsych

Kelly is a psychologist in the Learning the Ropes for MCI program; Internship Supervisor of Memory Intervention rotation; Practicum Supervisor; Assistant Professor, University of Toronto; Adjunct Faculty Member, York University; Adjunct Assistant Professor, Queen’s University. Her primary clinical and research interests focus on cognitive changes and memory intervention in mild cognitive impairment. Kelly’s other research interests include executive and higher order visual functions in clinical and normal aging populations.


rubyRuby Nishioka

Ruby is the administrative assistant for Neuropsychology and Cognitive Health. Her key roles include assisting with all aspects of administrative management and logistics, scheduling and registering client appointments, managing inventory of tests and supplies, managing psychology health records, and managing day-to-day operation matters.


Dmytro Rewilak, PhD, CPsych

Dmytro is a psychologist in the Mental Health Centre of Excellence and the Geriatric Assessment and Treatment unit; Internship Supervisor of Neuropsychological Assessment and Rehabilitation rotations; Practicum Supervisor. Dmytro’s clinical interests include cognitive changes in depression, rehabilitation of executive dysfunction, and behavioural and emotional disturbances associated with brain pathology.


Jill RichJill Rich, PhD, CPsych

Jill is a visiting researcher with Neuropsychology and Cognitive Health, and an Associate Professor of Psychology at York University. Her research interests focus primarily on normal and abnormal memory and cognition (e.g., associative memory, semantic memory, implicit memory, prospective memory), particularly in older adults. She is currently looking at applied aspects of memory changes in everyday life.


JoseeJosée Rivest, PhD, CPsych

Josée is a visiting researcher with Neuropsychology and Cognitive Health, and an associate professor at Glendon College, York University. Josée’s clinical and research interests focus on higher order visual behaviours (in particular, shape perception, object and face recognition, and attention) as they relate to brain damage and aging.


Gillian Rowe, PhD, CPsych

Gillian is a psychologist in the Memory-Link and Learning the Ropes for MCI programs, a psychologist at West Park Healthcare Centre, and a course instructor at the University of Toronto. Her clinical work focuses on the assessment and treatment of cognitive changes related to mild cognitive impairment and acquired brain injury. Gillian’s research interests include cognitive changes with aging.


prathiba shammiPrathiba Shammi, PhD, CPsych

Prathiba is a psychologist in the Brain Sciences Program, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre; Practicum Supervisor. Her role at Sunnybrook HSC includes clinical neuropsychological diagnostic assessment and consultation, teaching, and clinical supervision. Prathiba’s clinical and research interests include multiple sclerosis and cognition in normal aging.


Kathryn StokesKathryn Stokes, PhD, CPsych

Kathryn is a psychologist in the Memory Clinic; Internship Supervisor of Neuropsychological Assessment rotation; Practicum Supervisor. She runs outpatient clinical neuropsychology services and is involved in student training. Kathryn’s primary research interests are hormones and cognition, and spatial processing in Alzheimer’s disease.


Eva SvobodaEva Svoboda, PhD., CPsych

Eva is a psychologist in the Memory Link program; Internship Supervisor of the Memory Intervention rotation; Practicum Supervisor; Course Instructor, University of Toronto. Her primary clinical interests include neuropsychological assessment of sub-acute acquired brain injuries and cognitive recovery, and memory rehabilitation in amnesia. Eva’s research interests focus on the assessment and neuroimaging of autobiographical memory and the development and evaluation of memory interventions in amnesia.


Angie TroyerAngela Troyer, PhD, CPsych

Angie is program director of Neuropsychology and Cognitive Health; Professional Practice Chief of Psychology; Practicum Supervisor; Assistant Professor, University of Toronto; Adjunct Faculty Member, York University. Her primary clinical interest is neuropsychological evaluation of MCI and dementia, and memory intervention in normal aging and MCI. Angie’s research interests focus on memory changes in normal aging, MCI, and dementia; effectiveness of memory interventions; and relationship between executive functions and memory.


Susan VandermorrisSusan Vandermorris, PhD, CPsych

Susan is a psychologist in the Memory and Aging Program and Geriatric Assessment Clinic; Director of Training, Pre-doctoral Internship in Clinical Neuropsychology; Internship Supervisor of the Memory Intervention and Neuropsychological Assessment rotations; and Practicum Supervisor. Her primary clinical interests are neuropsychological assessment and intervention in older adult populations. Susan’s primary research interests are cognitive aging, within-person variability, relationship of neuropsychological assessment to everyday functioning.