Eva Kolodziejski, MSc, CDMP, is a Manager at the Workplace Safety & Insurance Board in Ontario. After nine years with the Board working as an Occupational Therapist and Return-to-Work Specialist, she now leads an interdisciplinary team comprised of Case Managers, Nurse Consultants, and Return-to-Work Specialists to help injured people return to work. A supporter of the “Better at Work” principle, she believes that early intervention and return to work is part of the rehabilitation process for recovery, well-being and quality of life. She works with her team to implement these and, ultimately, to achieve successful outcomes for employers and workers.
She is a skilled professional with experience in working with injured people who have sustained musculoskeletal, cognitive, mental stress, and occupational disease injuries and illnesses. She specializes in concussions and mild traumatic brain injuries and played a key role in the development of the return-to-work approach with this population. She facilitates workshops on this approach and mentors new staff through coaching during on-site workplace assessments and job demands analyses with employers and workers. She has a Master of Science degree from Queen’s University, and an undergraduate degree in Biology and French from the University of Western Ontario. She is a registered Occupational Therapist in the province of Ontario and Certified Disability Management Professional.