Who We Are

Westman Aphasia Inc. is a non-profit, community-based, charitable organization dedicated to addressing the needs of individuals and their caregivers who are living with a chronic communication disorder known as aphasia. We are led by a volunteer Board of Directors and solely rely on volunteers to help run our programs.

Aphasia is a little known and little understood – even by health care professionals – disorder. Westman Aphasia has, for over 14 years, worked to provide support and services to people with aphasia and their caregivers and families. We also strive to increase awareness of aphasia by offering education and presentations to caregivers, health care providers, and the public about aphasia and its causes and effects. We can help those who live with aphasia communicate more effectively, and we can help their network of support learn tools and strategies so they can communicate better with their loved one who has aphasia.

Our primary funder is the Brandon & District United Way for our programs. We also rely on other public and corporate support and grants to help our day-to-day operations and services. Click on our brochure link below to learn more about us and about aphasia.

Brochure 2022

Our 2022 Board Members

Susan Cable, Board Chair
Carole Black, Secretary
Bev Laird Borotsik, Director
Barbara Laluk, Director
Cindy Medd, Treasurer
Kim Melnyk, Director
Karlie Mymryk, Co-Vice-Chair
Erin Nolan, Co-Vice-Chair
Jo Pettypiece, Director
Darlynne Smith, Director

Our Program Clinicians

Glenda Gandza, MD
Brenda Rust, MA SLP (C)

Our Staff

Susan Cable, Chief Administrative Officer