Louis Janze, Certified Prosthetist (c)
It was inevitable that Louis became a prosthetist. His father was a master mechanic and his mother was a nurse. He inherited their traits to become a true bio-mechanic.
Louis Janze, C.P. (c) graduated with Honours and Awards for Outstanding Achievement from BCIT’s Prosthetic and Orthotic Clinical Program. He obtained a three year residency position at Shaughnessy Hospital’s Prosthetic referral clinic. Exposed to a wide variety of challenging prosthetic cases enabled him to fine tune his clinical and technical skills.
While interning here, Louis realized there was a need for a prosthetic facility in the Fraser Valley, as many of the patients would travel to Vancouver for their appointments. He moved his young family to Abbotsford and opened Fraser Valley Prosthetics in 1994.
Over the years, Louis has lent his expertise to a variety of boards within his profession: President, Vice President, and Treasurer for the Prosthetic Orthotic Association of BC (POABC); Board member of Canadian Association of Prosthetic Orthotics (CAPO), and International Society of Prosthetists/ Orthotists (ISPO); national examiner for the certification of new prosthetists; and BCIT’s student selection committee. Louis was an integral part of a working group tasked with rewriting and updating the National Certification Exam.
Louis is current and up to date with the latest technology and techniques to provide his patients with the best possible outcomes to lead full and active lives.
Andrew Hoy, Certified Prosthetist (c)
After completing his bachelor's degree in Human Kinetics at UBC Andrew followed his passion and enrolled in the prosthetics and orthotics program at BCIT, graduating at the top of his class in 2010. He then completed his residency at the adult rehab hospital in St. John's, Newfoundland. Andrew achieved his certification in 2012 and has worked at Fraser Valley Prosthetics since 2013.Andrew strives to help his clients to achieve their greatest mobility potential through patience, communication and problem solving. From attending physiotherapy sessions with clients to learning about and using the latest technologies, Andrew is passionate about all aspects of the diverse world of prosthetics.Andrew is married and has two very busy sons. In his spare time Andrew can be found curling, canoeing or camping.
Lisa Engel, Front Office Manager
Lisa Engel has been, and continues to be, a valued member of the Fraser Valley Prosthetics team for the past 15 years. She is very knowledgeable about all aspects involving prosthetics, and can offer you guidance on your quest for any information regarding the different paying agencies. With her friendly and welcoming nature, Lisa gives prompt and efficient service to all of our patients. In her downtime, Lisa enjoys a good book, camping, and quilting.
Nissa Hildebrand, Certified Orthotist
After completing the Prosthetic and Orthotic Program at BCIT Nissa moved to St. John's Newfoundland to complete her residency in orthotics. Although she loved living and working in Newfoundland, she and her husband moved back to B.C. to start a family near their own families. Between 2014 and 2017 Nissa worked for a company called Ossur, where she expanded her skill set and became well versed in footorthotics and knee bracing.Becoming part of the team at Fraser Valley Prosthetics is an exciting change for Nissa. Being a mother of two little boys, she is excited to work with families in the Fraser Valley.
David Sawatzky B. Sc.
David graduated from UBC in 2013 with a Combined Major in Science. He focused his studies in Biology, Chemistry, and Earth and Environmental sciences. His interest in science and technology has led him to the field of Prosthetics and Orthotics. He got into the technician program at George Brown College and graduated with honours.
David enjoys snowboarding in the winter and spending time at Harrison lake during the summer.
Rhea Quinn has worked in the orthotics industry for 8.5 years out of Surrey BC. While mostly working with pediatrics she has made orthoses for many different walks of life. She has great attention to detail and takes great pride in her work. She looks forward to working at Fraser Valley Prosthetics to expand her knowledge in the field. When not at work Rhea enjoys spending time with her family and two dogs, reading, painting and trying new recipes.