Meet the Vancouver Team
Director of Standards (National)
Devan is the Director of Standards for all three of our locations. She has worked extensively in all aspects of The Reading Foundation including team leading, scheduling, training (both internally and externally), mentoring staff, program development and assessments. She was the Assistant Director for the Calgary clinic for many years. She assisted with opening the Toronto clinic in 2016 and was the Director of the Vancouver clinic for two years. She is an excellent leader and brings her knowledge to the students, parents and staff she works with. Devan has a Bachelor of Arts in Linguistics from the University of Calgary and has worked for The Reading Foundation since 1999. When she isn’t working or volunteering, she enjoys traveling, reading, and almost every mountain activity.
Over Laurel’s years at The Reading Foundation, she has applied an analytic and creative approach to team leading, program development, scheduling, training, and assessing. As Director, she uses her extensive clinical experience to mentor staff and guide student programs. Laurel is passionate about meeting each student’s educational needs to help them thrive and develop a love of learning. She values connecting with parents and educators to help extend students' success from the clinic to their home lives and schoolwork. Laurel has a Bachelor of Arts in Linguistics from the University of British Columbia and has worked at the clinic since 2012. Outside of work, she loves cooking at home, exploring the outdoors with her dog, volunteering with kids, and spending time with friends and family.
Virginia, our Assistant Director, has been an integral part of the team since joining The Reading Foundation in 2015. Since then, she has applied her strong program knowledge and Bachelor of Arts in Speech Sciences to Team Leading, Assessing, and staff development. Her enthusiasm and dedication to our students and staff contribute to the fun and productive atmosphere in the clinic. She is also dedicated to communicating clearly and effectively with clients to ensure the highest level of student success, extending beyond their time in the clinic. When not at work, Virginia can be found riding her bike around the city or relaxing with her cat.
After receiving a Bachelor of Arts in Linguistics from the University of Victoria in 2018, Irina soon joined The Reading Foundation team to pursue her passion in teaching and language. She continues to use her knowledge to help provide each student a meaningful and unique learning experience in all aspects around the clinic. As a Clinician, Office Coordinator, and Team Leader, Irina strives to help students build their skills and confidence to reach their fullest potential. She is dedicated to making their sessions enjoyable and development long-lasting. Outside of working at the clinic, Irina enjoys baking sweet treats and road-tripping around B.C.!
David’s patience and positivity have made him an excellent role model for students and clinicians alike since joining The Reading Foundation in 2013. His adaptability allows him to truly guide a student through their learning in each session. David enjoys the humorous conversations that often accompany teachable moments. He has a Bachelor of Arts in Speech Sciences from the University of British Columbia. As one might suspect, David likes to spend his time away from work caring for neighbourhood cats.
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3730 West Broadway
Vancouver, BC V6R 2C1
Hours of Operation
Monday: 8:00 AM – 6:30 PM
Tuesday: 8:00 AM – 6:30 PM
Wednesday: 8:00 AM – 6:30 PM
Thursday: 8:00 AM – 6:30 PM
Friday: 8:00 AM – 6:30 PM
Saturday: 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM
The Reading Foundation, 3730, West Broadway, Vancouver, BC V6R 2C1, Canada