CKFTO started as an idealistic concept of an Occupational therapist and a parent of a child with special needs in 2008. It was brought to life by a dedicated voluntary Board of Directors, who set out to create a structure to provide clinical and financial assistance to families in a sustainable model.
Krista was born and raised in Trinidad and Tobago,she attended Lander University where she obtained her bachelor’s degree in Health Care Management and a minor in Dance. Since graduation Krista guided her career to stay in the Health Care field and has a broad spectrum of experience in many different types of health care facilities.
In the last few years Krista’s interest has been focused on different NGOs and the mission behind the organization. She is motivated to provide good health care services to all people no matter their financial situation. Her interest lies in the working systems within these organizations and the principles involved in managing the people and the organizations.
Christopher studied Occupational Therapy at Colegio Universitario de Rehabilitación May Hamilton. He is trained and certified in Sensory Integration and is experienced in the treatment of children with down syndrome, cerebral palsy, autism, vascular stroke, SPD and developmental delays.
He enjoys splinting and making prostheses for amputees. Christopher is trained in aqua therapy and is passionate about the benefits that can be derived from this modality. In his free time you can find Christopher at the beach hanging with friends or gardening.
Carolina Calles is a Registered Occupational Therapist from May Hamilton University in Caracas, Venezuela. She also has a Diploma in Tertiary Education, Psycho-Education and Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA).
She has more than 15 years experience in pediatric treatment specializing in Sensory Processing Disorder and ABA. Carolina is married, a mother of one. In her free time she likes to go to the beach and enjoy time with her family.
Deborah started as a volunteer in 2009 and has been part of the foundation that has grown CKFTO over the years. Her work behind the scenes to ensure operational excellence, demonstrates her commitment to helping children with special needs achieve their potential.
Is the calming voice and smiling face you see as you enter the CKFTO clinic. Roxanne grew up quickly having to take care of her siblings until they finished school as her mother migrated to the US. This life lesson helped her to understand the dynamics and importance of family life, as such, Roxanne champions the family centered service approach at CKFTO, and embraces and offers some comfort to challenged parents and caregivers.
When she is not working she enjoys travelling with friends, watching TV and singing in her church’s choir - which she has been a part of for 15 years.
Michelle is multi talented and multi faceted but at CKFTO she is our CKFTO Count Me In®, Bullying and Human Trafficking Puppet Show Co-ordinator and Program leader. Michelle is vital to our Puppet Show awareness program and she is in charge of creating awareness. Michelle is passionate about the puppet show.
Cuevas Medek Exercise (CME) is a specialised psychomotor therapy approach for infants with developmental delays, syndromes and conditions affecting the central nervous system.
Dr. Valerie Youssef
Speech language pathologist and former professor of linguistics at the University of The West Indies is dedicated to working with underserved communities and passionate about CKFTO's inroads into supporting children with communication difficulties.
As a Speech language pathologist Marcia is passionate about helping all children succeed with language and communication. Being bilingual she also offers services for children with needs in spanish.