We're about engaging in a lifelong relationship of holistic health care.
At Barber Prosthetics Clinic, we’re like family. We enjoy coming to work everyday and working together as a team. And the great energy that we have between us all is infectious. Patients feel it, benefit from it and their prosthetic care becomes that much better because of it.
Dave Moe, CP (c)
Following in his father's footsteps, Dave is a 2nd generation Certified Prosthetist. After graduating high school, Dave began working alongside his father and 2 uncles, quickly falling madly and deeply in love with every aspect of the profession. He has been a part-time faculty member at BCIT since 2005 in the Prosthetics and Orthotics program where he teaches the trans femoral module in the 2nd year of the program.
Dave takes a very holistic approach to patient care and always put patients success at the forefront of their care. A self proclaimed prosthetic junkie, Dave is always striving to better both he and his profession through countless volunteer hours promoting and creating new direction.
BCIT P&O (1990) | Canadian Certified Prosthetist (1992) | Former AAOP President | Government Insurance Relations Committee Chair | Former President of CAPO | BCIT Faculty
Brittany Pousett, CP (c)
Certified Prosthetist & Head of Research
Brittany first became captivated by the field of Prosthetics when completing her studies at UBC. As the Head of Research at Barber Prosthetics Clinic, her focus is on providing patient-centred care while also directing several research initiatives. She loves this role, as it lets her collaborate with teams across the globe and develop the future of prosthetics. In addition, Brittany has also had the privilege of being a Sessional Instructor for the Prosthetics & Orthotics Program at BCIT, where she loved being able to introduce the students to the world of transtibial prostheses.
Brittany brings her enthusiasm, critical thinking skills and creativity to her role as a Prosthetist and absolutely loves the part she gets to play in helping patients achieve their goals.
When not at work, Brittany can be found skiing, snowboarding, hiking, snowshoeing, biking, canoeing or doing pretty much anything else that gets her outside. She also has a newfound love for gardening and is experimenting with growing as much of her own food as possible.
UBC B.Sc., Biophysics (2010) | BCIT P&O (2012) | McMasters M.Sc., Rehabilitation (2013) | Canadian Certified Prosthetist (2014) | BCIT Sessional Instructor
Jesse Spellen, CP (c)
Jesse has been in the field for 13 years since graduating from the Prosthetics program at GBC in Toronto.
It all started when working at a sports camp in Oshawa, Ontario while attending University at McMaster. He met a national-calibre runner with a below-knee amputation, who trained at the same facility. Witnessing this runner’s abilities despite his amputation was eye-opening for Jesse. Not only could someone with an amputation run faster than most people he knew, but someone, somewhere, made him this device that allowed this runner to perform at such a high
level. This interaction set Jesse on his prosthetic journey. A few years later, during a volunteer trip to Kosovo, Jesse was shocked to realize the severity of landmine-related amputations to adults and kids alike. The prosthetic journey continued and saw Jesse attending prosthetic school while simultaneously working with the Canadian National Amputee Hockey Team as well as prosthetic-related trips to Beijing and Hong Kong. Years later, soon after a major earthquake hit Haiti, Jesse travelled there to help train Haitian-born prosthetic technicians to cast, fabricate and fit prosthetic limbs to those in need.
It is the past that shapes the future. So too have Jesse’s experiences shaped him into the prosthetist he is today. Jesse strives for empathy, while using his knowledge and experience to better the quality of life for his patients. When not prosthetising, Jesse can usually be seen at one of Vancouver’s many playgrounds with his wife and daughter, scheming up a master plan for his next family-oriented Halloween costume, or winning at Christmas-related trivia.
McMaster University, Bachelor of Kinesiology, Honours (2001) | GBC P&O Clinical Program (2004) | Canadian Certified Prosthetist (2006)
Tessa Richardson, CP (c)
Tessa recently joined the team at Barber Prosthetics Clinic as a Certified Prosthetist after working for 3 years at Sunnybrook Hospital in Toronto. She was first exposed to the world of Prosthetics while completing her Engineering degree at the University of Calgary. Her interest in biomechanics and direct patient care led her to the P&O program at BCIT, which she completed in 2014. Tessa is thrilled to be a part of the dynamic, passionate environment at Barber Prosthetics Clinic and is eager to practice and promote evidence-based care.
Born and raised in Vancouver, Tessa is happy to be home near the mountains and ocean –swimming at Kits pool, cycling the seawall, and eating sushi!
University of Calgary B.Sc. Civil Engineering with Honours in Biomedical Engineering (2008) | BCIT P&O (2014) | Canadian Certified Prosthetist (2014)
Malena’s first introduction to prosthetics was while playing sitting volleyball with members of the national team during her time as a kinesiology student at the University of Toronto. Since then, she fell in love with prosthetics through interactions with passionate professionals in the field. She graduated from the P&O program at BCIT and shortly after finished her Masters in Rehabilitation Science from McMaster University, both which ignited her curiosity for holistic, patient-centred and evidence-based care. Malena has been using outcome measures and research evidence as tools to help achieve patient’s goals and enhance quality of care.
Born and raised in Argentina, Malena now lives in Vancouver with her family. When she is not thinking about prosthetics, you may find her eating homemade pizza, camping with friends, or playing volleyball.
UofT Kinesiology (2014) | BCIT P&O (2016) | McMasters M.Sc., Rehabilitation (2016) | Canadian Certified Prosthetist (2018)
Daryl Murphy, RTP (c)
Registered Prosthetic Technician
Daryl has been working in the Prosthetics and Orthotics profession since 1991, received his certificate as a prosthetic technician in 1995 and joined the Barber team in 2006. His dedication to the profession (with volunteer work) and to his technical work shows on a day-to day-basis, as it contributes to the overall Barber team approach to patient care. He loves the day-to-day challenge that the technical side of the field brings and looks forward to helping all our patients. Born and raised in the Lower Mainland, you can often find him and his wife hiking the North Shore trails with their legendary Great Danes.
Canadian Registered Prosthetic Technician (1995) | Registration Exams Standards Committee (2013 - 2015) | Proctor for Written Technical & Clinical Exam (2014 - 2015)
Tina Sajn, RTO (c)
Prosthetic Technician (Intern)
Tina graduated from the GBC Prosthetics and Orthotics Technician Course in 2014 and has since worked as a P&O Technician in Vancouver. Because her grandfather was a bilateral amputee, she was introduced to the process of living with an amputation from a young age. This initial introduction led to many years of volunteering in rehab hospitals, P&O clinics, and vacationing to many medical museums across America. After attending school for massage therapy, she decided to apply her love of anatomy, human pathology and health care into the field of
Tina brings her enthusiasm for this profession to work every day, and is thrilled to be part of such a passionate and skilled team. She is always open to creative ideas you might have for your prosthesis, and is eager to incorporate new techniques and ideas into her work. She encourages you to share your concepts with her and take an active role in the fabrication of your prosthesis. Tina spends her time sailing the coasts of BC (...and doing endless maintenance!) on her beautiful Fraser 41, “Precious Time”.
Office & Accounts Manager...and Wearer of Many Other Hats
Angela has been working in the world of Prosthetics on the administrative and management side of patient care since 1982. As the Office and Accounts Manager at Barber Prosthetics Clinic since 2007, she brings with her a a wealth of patient care experience and a passion for working with patients and their families. Her major goal is to help our Barber team make all of our patient care experiences a very positive journey. Paramount in the position of Office and Accounts Manager is extensive experience with funding, billing, scheduling and—above all—good communication. Angela prides herself in having all of these qualities and will never hesitate to “go the extra mile” to make sure her patients are well looked after. Angela and her husband Dave have been married for 29+ years and are proud to have successfully launched two grown children, son Zach and daughter Emily. Outside of the office, you’ll find Angela enjoying good food and wine, travelling, running and training for various races, and spending quality time with friends and family.
UofA B.Sc. Human Ecology, Family & Consumer Studies (1993)
Leslie Mercer joined Barber Prosthetics Clinic in 2014, bringing a variety of corporate and office management experiences. Previously, Leslie served as office manager with a specialty medical clinic in Vancouver. Originally from Ottawa, ON, she moved to British Columbia 8 years ago. Leslie enjoys nature walks, road trips and photography with her two boys. Cheering loud and proud for her boys on Saturday mornings at the soccer field is another place you will find her. She enjoys cooking and having her boys join her. “A warm smile is the universal language of kindness." (William Arthur Ward) You will always find Leslie with a warm smile. "I feel privileged to be able to come to work every day, I love what I do."