Our Team

We want you to feel safe, supported and welcome to come exactly as you are. Our therapists all have bachelor’s or masters degrees and are highly trained with many years’ combined experience.
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Tracy Kuhn

Business Manager

I support all of our clients, stakeholders and partners in accessing services at To the Stars in my role as Business Manager.  I bring many years of relevant experience and a proven track record of successfully working across different industries including oil and gas, manufacturing, and small entrepreneurial businesses. I feel privileged to provide services alongside this well rounded and accomplished team of occupational therapists, psychologists and speech language pathologists. In my spare time, I enjoy spending time camping, hiking, kayaking and hanging out with my family.
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Kari Lotzien

Owner, Occupational Therapist

I started my occupational therapy career in 1998 and opened To the Stars in 2002.  I have always loved working with children, teens and families. My interests and experience are in the areas of sensory regulation, trauma informed practice and development. I am a strong believer in life long learning and that we learn best through relationship and strong teams. My current role with To the Stars is in the role of leadership and facilitating group training and workshops.  In my spare time, I love reading, walking in nature, camping and being with family.
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Jackie Brooks

Occupational Therapist

I believe Occupational Therapy is a diverse and unique profession which inspires me to be continuously growing and learning. I have been in the field of pediatrics for over 12 years and a member of the To The Stars Team since January 2015. During this time I have provided school and clinic based services for children from Pre-kindergarten to high school. My passion for working with children has not only included Occupational Therapy as I also have ten years of experience coaching gymnastics. I hope to one day bring together my passions for Occupational Therapy and gymnastics. In my spare time, I love camping, fishing and a good adventure. 
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Lindsy Corriveau

Occupational Therapist

I graduated from the University of Alberta with my Masters of Science in Occupational Therapy in the fall of 2016. I moved out here to Alberta in May of 2014 after completing my undergraduate degree in Kinesiology at Acadia University in Nova Scotia. Even while completing my undergrad I knew I wanted to one day have a career working with kids. I coached, ran afterschool programs, summer camps, and volunteered one on one with children with special needs for a number of years while completing my education. I was thrilled to join the To The Stars Team in November 2016 and have loved getting to know central Alberta, and all the amazing kids I am working with.  In my spare time, I enjoy camping, reading, and visiting my family in New Brunswick whenever I get the chance.
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Melissa Prins

Psychologist

I obtained my Master of Science in Marital and Family Therapy from Loma Linda University in 2008.  I have been a Registered Psychologist since 2014.  I have worked with a wide range of clients and presenting concerns throughout my career.  I am passionate about working with couples and families, as well as adolescents.  I also enjoy facilitating group therapy.  My interests and experience are in the areas of trauma, parent-child attachment, grief and loss, and mental health concerns such as depression and anxiety.  I use a trauma focused, narrative approach in my work.  I am honored to be able to sit with my clients in their pain, witness their stories, and work collaboratively to support them to find a sense of hope, safety, and integration.  I believe a therapeutic relationship based on acceptance, genuineness, safety, and collaboration can support people on their healing journey.    In my spare time I enjoy running, traveling, reading, and spending time with family and friends.
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Barb Rusiewicz-Enright

Psychologist

I have a long-time belief that, “It takes a village to raise a child” (African proverb). This is a core part of my practice as a psychologist as well as my recent past college teaching (Red Deer College, School of Education), and previous roles consulting to schools and programs serving young children and their families. In each of these positions, my focus has been in building a ‘village’. My two main passions are helping children and their families to reach their full potential and providing learning opportunities for others. I look forward to sharing my knowledge and understanding of developmental psychology which draws from almost 20 years’ experience in providing consultative intervention with young children and youth (2 ½ – 12 years of age) with complex emotional-behavioural and developmental needs.  My current professional interests and training have focused on facilitating attachment and relationships. Guiding this interest is being able to best support a child’s capacity to learn, make friends and experience a sense of belonging. In terms of my own family and community, we enjoy all that Central Alberta has to offer. You are likely to find us ‘empty-nesters’ (of four young adults) in the outdoors on trails or venturing out to go camping and canoeing.  We share a big love of ‘local’ music and food and always look forward to travel adventures.
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Leigh Apperley

Registered Provisional Psychologist

I obtained my Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology in 2018 and have been registered with the College of Alberta Psychologists as a Registered Provisional Psychologist and have been practicing since January 2019. I enjoy meeting new clients and building an understanding of their concerns and goals for the future. I have experience supporting individuals, couples, families, and groups, and I am a believer that everyone can benefit from therapy at some point in their life. My interests are in areas of trauma, mental health, grief, and supporting individuals, couples, and families through interpersonal difficulties. I use a trauma focused, systems and narrative approach to support clients.  In my spare time I enjoy being with my family, camping, and reading a good book.
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Daidre Gent

Occupational Therapist

I recently relocated to the Lacombe area from Calgary to enjoy the outdoor recreation and beauty of central Alberta.  Despite nearly 30 years of experience as an OT, continuing to learn about new ways to support clients is what keeps the profession interesting and motivating for me.  Much of my career has been spent working with pre-school aged children with a range of limitations and struggles.  My preference is for community-based work as these settings provide the most information about the children and their families.

I have two young-adult children, and I continue to learn about the ups and downs of parenting, recognizing it is a life-long journey.  Originally from a farm in western Manitoba, I enjoy activities that get me outside, such as camping, playing soccer and travel.  I also like to try cooking new foods and cheering on my Winnipeg Jets!

Marissa Kasprick

Speech & Language Pathologist

I obtained my Master of Science Degree in Speech Language Pathology in the summer of 2021 from the University of Alberta. I am originally from Winnipeg, Manitoba and moved to Alberta in 2019 after completing my undergraduate degree in Psychology and Linguistics at the University of Manitoba. I enjoy working with children and teens of all ages and their families to identify goals in order to strengthen their speech and language skills. My interests and experiences are in the areas of speech sound development, language development, literacy, voice, fluency, acquired brain injury and audiology. In my spare time I love spending time outdoors either hiking or camping, enjoying local art or music and spending time with my family and friends.

Interested in joining our team?