Our Team

Jo-Anne Weltman

Owner of Smile Therapy for Kids


Jo-Anne Weltman graduated from Wits University in Johannesburg, South Africa, in 1991 with a B.S.c. in Physiotherapy. Since then, she has completed her MRSc. with research in hip dysplasia in Cerebral Palsy. She has taken numerous courses over the years, including NDT, Conductive Education, Therapeutic Taping, Theratogs application, Therasuit Approach, TASES (NMES), Vestibular-Ocular therapy, CVI, CME III (1 of first 3 in the world trained), Reflex Integration, Sensory Integration, Orthopaedics in Children – to name a few.

Jo-Anne’s objective has always been to provide the best services to the children that she works with. So she opened S.M.I.L.E. Therapy for Kids, a private practice that specializes in child development, to meet the demand for all areas of developmental and orthopedic therapy in children. She continues to research and find the best treatments for all the children that are under her care and connects with specialists all over the world to achieve this.

Jo-Anne is the co-founder of Dynamic Movement Intervention (DMI) therapy.
She travels to various countries to provide therapy intensives for groups of families who request her services. Jo-Anne is looking forward to continuing to mentor and train/teach new therapists to become stronger in this field and will carry on traveling and teaching as many people in as many places as possible to help children worldwide.


Ashley Bergman

Physiotherapist (Vaughan)

Asha Chaudary

Physiotherapist (Vaughan)

Erica Coulson

Physiotherapist (Resident) (Burlington)

Nicole Ellis

Physiotherapist (Burlington)

Jenn Evans

Physiotherapist (Vaughan)

Lindsey Gibb

Physiotherapist (Vaughan)

Riley Kitchen

Physiotherapist (Resident) (Vaughan)

Priyanka Kumar

Physiotherapist (Vaughan)

Jessica McCallum

Physiotherapist (Burlington)

Meghan McGrath

Physiotherapist (Resident) (Vaughan)

Sarah MaKary

Physiotherapist (Vaughan)

Shruti Pradhan

Physiotherapist (Burlington)

Lisa Whiler

Physiotherapist (Vaughan)

Jenny Wolever

Physiotherapist (Vaughan)

Occupational Therapy

Jessica Bellisario

Occupational Therapist (Vaughan)

Annie Christophilakis

Occupational Therapist (Vaughan)

Louise Dionne

Occupational Therapist (Burlington)

Natalie Istanboulian

Occupational Therapist (Burlington)

Sabrina Sappal

Occupational Therapist (Vaughan/Burlington)

Sara Shear

Occupational Therapist (Vaughan)

Speech-Language Pathology

Tina Gasee

Speech Language Pathologist (Vaughan)

Jacqueline Vignanello

Speech Language Pathologist (Burlington)

Cierra Wojewida

Communication Disorders Assistant (Vaughan)

Administration and Assistants

Teresita Peralta

Administration / Therapy Assistant (Vaughan)

Kayla Barefoot

Physiotherapy / Occupational Therapy Assistant / Admin (Vaughan)

Ali Doroodchi

Assistant (Vaughan)

Ally Harrison

Therapy Assistant (Burlington)

Julia Hryszko

Head Therapy Assistant  (Burlington)

Alexandra Lavalle

Therapy Assistant  (Burlington)

Heather McCallum

Administration (Burlington)

Joanne Park

Assistant (Vaughan)

Mikayla Voets

Therapy Assistant (Burlington)

Rachel Winer

Admin (Intensive) / Assistant

Therapy Dog


Therapy Dog (Vaughan)