Our Staff

Rachel Kleiman, Service Coordinator, Group Facilitator AND PEER SUPPORT COORDINATOR


Rachel obtained her Bachelor of Arts Degree, with a Major in Sociology, and Minor in Media Studies at Brock University in 2015 and later completed her Social Service Worker Diploma at Mohawk College in 2017. Rachel is passionate about volunteerism, community engagement, and ensuring the quality of life for survivors of ABI. Rachel sits on the Program Advisory Committee for the Brain Disorders Management Program at Mohawk College and is active in the community. Rachel is an integral part of HBIA’s fundraising and community initiatives as the Chair of the Drive for ABI Committee, Co-Chair of the Bikes, Blades & Boards and Fundraising Dinner Committees, and is a member of the 5K By the Bay Committee. Rachel facilitates survivor programming and oversees HBIA programs including the Family & Caregiver and Spouse Support Groups.

Nermeen Estafanous, Group Facilitator


Nermeen obtained her medical degree and practiced medicine in Egypt before she relocated to Hamilton in 2015. Nermeen recently obtained her certificate in the Brain Disorders Management Program from Mohawk College where she completed her placement with HBIA. After completing her placement in August, Nermeen accepted a Group Facilitator position with HBIA. Nermeen is a part-time facilitator of our Survivor Programs and is an active committee member on our Bikes, Blades & Boards Committee.

Sandra Salas, Group Facilitator

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Sandra is a Registered Social Worker with the OCSWSSW. Sandra joined the HBIA team in March of 2018 as Group Facilitator, facilitating our Spouse Support Group and Family & Caregiver Support Group.