Jo-Elle Nelson is a life-long resident of Trent Hills. She holds a Bachelors Degree in Biological Science (Guelph University, 1995) graduating with honours. In 1999, she completed a Registered Nursing Diploma at Loyalist College. Jo-Elle has worked in a variety of hospital settings including complex and palliative care, acute care and labour and delivery. Jo-Elle specialized in labour and delivery for 14 years, before transitioning to the Trent Hills Family Health Team in 2017. At THFHT Jo-Elle has been able to use her specialized skills and passion in the nurse-led patient programs that involve young family-centred care, well women's health and chronic disease management. She loves connecting with other Trent Hills residents and assisting them achieve healthy goals. Away from the clinic, Jo-Elle is happy to spend time with her husband and 3 children and enjoys walking her 2 dogs, reading a great book and gardening.
Jenny Denhoed graduated with honours from McMaster University in 2003, earning a Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing. She started her nursing career in downtown Toronto with Toronto Public Health. Jenny enjoys nursing in the field of health promotion and disease prevention. She chose a career in nursing because of her love for people and science. In 2006, Jenny and her husband moved to Campbellford. She began working with the Trent Hills Family Health Team in 2007. She had a short break from the THFHT in 2011-2014 to have a few babies, and returned in 2014. Jenny has four children and is thankful to raise them in rural Ontario. Jenny loves the outdoors and would choose to spend most of her time camping and out in nature, if she could! Jenny is currently on leave.
Tori is a dedicated and experienced nurse with a strong background in medical and surgical nursing. She graduated in 2010 from the practical nursing program from Loyalist College and recently completed her Bachelor's of Nursing from Athabasca University. She also has experience in geriatric, labour and delivery and postpartum nursing care. When she’s not at work, she prioritizes quality time with her family. She is passionate about providing exceptional care and making a positive impact in
the lives of her patients.
Tammy Haig graduated from the Conestoga College RN program in 1989. She holds certificates in wound care from York University (2015), and Diabetes Education from Michener College (2014). Tammy has 33 years of nursing experience ranging from newborns to caring for the elderly with work experience in neonatal intensive care, orthopaedics, post coronary step down unit, long term care and community care. Primary care is where Tammy found her passion and she has remained in it for almost 23 years. Her current areas of specialty include organizing preventive care programs, diabetes care, and well baby visits along with many other programs on a smaller scale. Tammy has lived in Colborne for 26 years with her family. She loves walking, rollerskating, dogs, horses and all things in nature (except spiders), cooking, reading, and laughing with her friends and family.
Tara Rogers graduated from Nursing in 1995 and started working at THFHT (formerly Hillside Clinic) in 1997. Tara's interests lie in gerontology, mental health, preventative health and palliative care. She is certified in palliative care and is presently working on certification in thanatology which is the study of death and dying and grief and compassionate counselling. In 2019, Tara identified a need in our rural community for cancer support and navigation. She has since developed and implemented a nurse-led cancer survivorship program for THFHT. She now provides navigation, support, cancer screening and cancer care to newly diagnosed, palliative and post-treatment patients within our family health team patient population. Tara thoroughly enjoys nursing and is delighted and inspired with her new role as THFHT cancer nurse navigator. She feels this is what she is meant to do.
Wendy Toms has lived in Campbellford since the age of 18 months old and this has always been her home. Wendy grew up in a medical household, so nursing was almost expected of her. She graduated from Nursing in 1977 and worked at Campbellford Hospital (CMH) on the Medical/Surgical floor and then on Maternity until she started her own family. Wendy worked in a physician’s office for 20 years to have more consistent working hours for her children. During that time, she attended a Diabetes Education Course at the University of Toronto, 3 Footcare courses (Basic, Advanced & Diabetic), 2 Cardiac Education courses and 2 Nutrition courses through Athabasca University. In collaboration with a registered dietitian, Wendy then developed the CMH Diabetes Education Program and was the coordinator of this program for 22 years. She also worked with the Public Heath Unit as a vaccinator for 10 years. In 2018 Wendy joined the THHT Hastings office and after 2 years moved to the Campbellford site. She and her husband have 6 children,10 grandchildren, 2 dogs and 2 cats. Wendy loves travelling, cooking and spending time with her family and pets.
Jazmin Dainard is a Registered Practical Nurse with Trent Hills Family Health Team. She can be found at the Campbellford site working with the Nurse Practitioner team. Jazmin originally graduated at Fleming College as a Social Service Worker. She knew she wanted to work with people in a helping manner but was not sure how to do that at first. After a break from social services, Jazmin went on to pursue Nursing at Fleming College. Jazmin graduated in 2016 and started her career at Island Park Retirement Home for years until making the switch to Trent Hills Family Health Team. She feels she was able to bring her passion for patient care, knowledge and bubbly personality to THFHT. When not working Jazmin can be found spending time with her son, reading and tending her flowers.
Susan Duffy graduated from the Practical Nursing Diploma program from Fleming College in 2009 and completed Basic and Advanced Foot Care courses at Loyalist College in 2014. In 2022 she graduated from Trent University with BSc (Hons) Biology and Psychology, Specializing in Psychological Development. Susan has worked in retirement care environments and at the Campbellford Memorial Hospital Medical-Surgical floor. In 2011 Susan came to the Trent Hills Family Health Team as a staff floor nurse and program nurse and returned in 2022 following leave to pursue her degree. She is now happily working at the THFHT providing nursing care to patients and participating in preventative screening and follow-up of hospital discharges. When not at the clinic, Susan enjoys spending time with her family on their farm in the Norwood area. Cooking, reading, learning, and a good chat are a few other favourite things.
Andrew Rosenacker received his Registered Practical Nursing Diploma from Fleming College in Peterborough in 2013. He has prior long-term care experience and has been with the Trent Hills Family Health Team since 2016.
Trudy Stills received her Registered Practical Nursing Certificate from North Island College in Courtenay, BC (2009) and received Extended Paediatric education with Vancouver Children's Hospital (2015). Trudy has 13 years of nursing experience including family practice, geriatrics, wound care, paediatrics and quadriplegic care. Trudy grew up in Hastings and her first job at 15 years of age was at Riverview Medical Clinic with Dr. Elias Maraghi. She now lives in the Marmora area with her large blended family with 7 children, dogs and miniature goats. Her interests include four-wheeling, snowmobiling, sea-dooing, skiing, traveling and spending time with family and close friends.
Samantha Dalby has worked at the Trent Hills Family Health Team since 2007. Before becoming a primary care NP she worked as a Registered Nurse in Medicine and Trauma ICU at Vancouver Hospital. As an NP she has volunteered on medical tours in Honduras and Peru. Samantha has also served as Chair of the Belleville NP Led Clinic Board of Directors, as NP member on the Central East LHIN Primary Care Working Group and NP lead on the Unattached Patient Assessment Program. Samantha holds degrees and certificates from Athabasca University (Master of Nursing), Queen's University (Primary Health Care Nurse Practitioner Certificate), British Columbia Institute of Technology (Critical Care Certificate), the University of British Columbia (B.Sc.Nursing) and York University (B.A.Hons PoliSci/History) . She is a certified Nutrition Coach with a website, npsam.ca, that focuses on lifestyle, wellness, and screening. Samantha is also one of the attending providers at Warkworth Place Care Home and an NP Preceptor for students and residents from Queens University and Athabasca University. In addition to her healthcare career, Samantha is a certified jeweller and international gold medal artisan marmalade-maker. She lives in Castleton with her partner and dogs.
Stasia Bennet completed her Nurse Practitioner certification in 2012 after several years of working in remote northern Ontario communities as a Registered Nurse in an expanded role. Since becoming an NP Stasia has worked mostly in Primary Care, with some experience in Oncology and Palliative Care. When not working, you will likely find Stasia curled up on the couch reading or out exploring nature.
Laurie Deviney has been a Nurse Practitioner (NP) since 1999 and came to THFHT in 2006. Prior to coming to THFHT, she worked as an NP at Peterborough Regional Health Centre and Lakeridge Health in the Women's health care programs. From 1986-99 she worked as a Registered Nurse in Toronto Hospitals in the Intensive Care Unit and High risk Labour and Delivery Units. Laurie holds degrees and diplomas from Fleming college (Nursing 1986), Ryerson University (Critical Care nursing, 1989) McMaster University ( BScN 1993), and University of Toronto ( Primary Health Care NP certificate, 1999). Laurie was born and raised on a farm in Haldimand Township and is happy living back in the area and working close to home. She lives with her husband and has three adult sons and one granddaughter. When not working as an NP, Laurie can be found in her garden, at various community meetings or working up a sweat with a chainsaw in her woodlot.
Carole Robichaud has worked as a Nurse Practitioner (NP) at the Trent Hills Family Health Team since 2006 where she has always enjoyed and appreciated the team work and environment. She served as the THFHT Nursing Director for eight years. Carole is a graduate of the University of Montreal (BA.Nursing). As a Registered Nurse, Carole worked in surgical care and labour and delivery. She then pursued her education at Ottawa University in the Primary Health Care Nurse Practitioner Program (2002) and her Masters of Science degree. Carole can provide care in both English and French. She has 5 adult children and 7 grandchildren and has just celebrated her 40th wedding anniversary to her husband.
Meaghan Allen has worked as a Primary Health Care Nurse Practitioner since 2012. She has worked in family practice and in a women’s health care specialty position. Meaghan completed her Bachelor of Science in Nursing at Trent University, and went on to pursue a Primary Care Nurse Practitioner certificate at Queens University, and a Masters of Science in Nursing at the University of Ottawa. Her nursing background includes emergency, post anesthetic care and geriatric emergency management. She is passionate about the role of the NP and has been a director on the board for a local NP led clinic, and the board liaison for the Alliance for Healthier Communities Ontario. She shares her commitment and enthusiasm for nursing through teaching and is a course lecturer at Queens university in the Nurse Practitioner Program. At THFHT, Meaghan works in Campbellford and Warkworth with the practices of Drs. Read, Parks and Beyls. In her spare time, Meaghan enjoys the outdoors with her 3 children and husband, on their farm in Indian River.
Dr. Paul Williams came to Campbellford in 2000 after finishing his medical training at the University of Toronto. Since that time, he has worked at both Campbellford Memorial Hospital (CMH) and the Trent Hills Family Health Team (THFHT) in many leadership roles including; President of Medical Staff (CMH), Chief of Staff (CMH), Chair of the Board (THFHT), and Medical Director for THFHT. Dr. Williams has also supervised Family Medicine Residents in Campbellford for twenty years. He lives with his wife, MC, and two daughters in Campbellford and enjoys outdoor activities of hiking and paddling.
Dr. Emilie Beyls graduated from the University of Toronto’s Family Medicine Residency program in 2017. During her training, she spent her rural rotations in Campbellford and began practicing full time at the Trent Hills Family Health Team upon graduation. She has special interests in hospitalist medicine, palliative care, dementia care, injections and procedures. With academic appointments at Queen’s University and the University of Toronto, she enjoys sharing her clinical interests with medical learners.
Dr. Elias Maraghi graduated from the University of Toronto Medical School in 1986. Since then he has practiced medicine for over 36 years in several settings including the ER, OR assist, hospital care, after-hours clinics, institutional medicine at Warkworth Penal Instituation, research, longterm care and the Canadian Armed Forces as an Airborne Medical Officer. He also practiced sports medicine for 16 years in the OHL. As a certified diabetes educator, he has a special interest in diabetes management. He currently has a busy family practice in Hastings as a part of the Trent Hills Family Health Team. He continues his Walk in Clinic practice in Belleville as well as the Medical Director for Westgate Lodge and Crown Ridge Nursing homes in the Quinte area where he and his family currently live.
Before becoming a physician, Kelly Parks earned degrees in physiotherapy and physical education, and was a physiotherapist in Peterborough for 17 years. Kelly then completed a Medical Doctorate degree, Family Medicine Specialty, and palliative care fellowship. After doing a 4-month family medicine rotation in Warkworth in 2012, she joined THFHT in 2014. Kelly has a family medicine practice and a palliative care practice at both the Bridge Hospice in Warkworth (acting medical director, member of the Board of Directors) and Campbellford Memorial Hospital (palliative care lead). She delivers palliative care in the communities of Trent HIlls, Quinte West, Belleville, and Peterborough counties, providing community (home) palliative care visits. Kelly has also served on the Board of Directors at Campbellford Memorial Hospital as President of Medical Staff and as Interim Chief of Staff and also served briefly on the THFHT board of directors. In her spare time, Kelly skates on an adult synchronized skating team in Peterborough and enjoys boating on Lake Ontario with her husband Jerry, and dog Lexi.
Jamie Read moved to Northumberland County in 2013 and started working at the Trent Hills FHT in 2015. Prior to that he had worked in downtown Toronto for almost 20 years as an Emergency Physician and then as a Primary Care Physician providing care to people experiencing homelessness and/or living in poverty. During that time he also worked for Health Quality Ontario. He has served in leadership roles as Medical Director both at the Sherbourne Health Centre in Toronto and then more recently at Trent Hills FHT during the pandemic and served on the THFHT Board of directors from 2018 to 2023. His professional interests include seniors and dementia care, resident teaching and quality improvement. Outside of work he lives with his partner & dog outside of Warkworth and enjoys travel, reading, and spending time with family & friends.
Dr. Daniel Sheps graduated from the University of Manitoba Family Medicine program - Rural Program in 2014. He practiced in rural Manitoba for 4 years in general practice until moving to Trent Hills in 2018, beginning his practice at the Trent Hills Family Health Team at that time. His primary focus is in-clinic general practice, with a partial focus on cannabis prescribing to patients within the family health team.
Greg holds a Master of Education (M.Ed.) degree in the field of Counselling Psychology from McGill University, and is fluently bilingual (English/French). He holds certifications in Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM) and Change Management (Prosci Canada), and is a member of the Ontario Psychological Association (OPA) and the Ontario Association of Mental Health Professionals (OAMHP). In addition to his consulting and training practices, Greg also operates a private counselling practice. Greg’s professional career has spanned more than twenty years and has included strategic and leadership roles in learning and development, medical second opinions and healthcare navigation, organizational effectiveness and performance management, and Employee Assistance Programs.
Holly Buchanan is a Registered Social Service Worker (RSSW) with the Ontario College of Social Workers & Social Service Workers (OCSWSSW). She has worked in mental health services since 2017. Holly holds an Addictions Counselling Diploma (2019) and a Social Service Worker Certificate (Fleming College, 2017). In addition to this, she holds professional development certificates through various accredited online sources (e.g. Crisis and Trauma Resource Institute) and continues her learning, on the developments of mental health coping strategies. Holly specializes in providing mental health supports to those whom experience mild to moderate symptoms of depression, anxiety, stress, fatigue, anger, overwhelm and or burnout. She has a thorough knowledge of cognitive behavioral therapy, cognitive behavioral restructuring (CBT/CBR), mindfulness based cognitive therapy (MBCT), solution focused therapy (SFT) and applied counselling skills. When not working, Holly loves to create, craft, paint, draw and write.
Michelle Corriveau is a Registered Early Childhood Educator (RECE), a Developmental Service Worker (DSW), an addictions counsellor, and a Registered Social Service Worker (RSSW). She is a graduate of Loyalist College and has worked with children, adolescents, young adults and adults in various mental health settings for over 30 years. Her experience is in working with anxiety, depression, stress, emotional regulation, self-esteem and grief and loss. As a believer in life-long learning, Michelle continues to seek out new training and certifications to incorporate into a holistic approach with assisting individuals along their healing path in a safe, supportive and judgement-free space. She is passionate about using the calming effects of nature and can often be found renewing her own connection to it through hiking, camping and travel.
Cheryl Woods holds multiple certifications and is a lifelong learner. She is a Registered Early Childhood Educator (RECE) , a Registered Social Service Worker (RSSW), a Registered Holistic Nutrition Counsellor (RHNC) and an addictions counsellor. She has worked in adult mental health for over 17 years and children's mental health for over 36 years. Cheryl is experienced in depression, anxiety, stress, and anger. She specializes in mindfulness, cognitive restructuring, counselling skills, and motivational interviewing. Cheryl grew up in Colborne, moved to Toronto for school and stayed for 17 years, and then moved back to raise her family. She is a grandmother to 2 boys and has a Husky dog named Wilder, her constant companion. Her interests include yoga, meditation, reading, walking, creating, and learning new things.
Shelley Aggett has worked as a Personal Trainer since 2002 and a Nutrition Coach since 2015. She holds a Personal Trainer Certification (CanFitPro 2002) and a her Nutrition Coach Certification (CanFitPro 2015, Precision Nutrition 2016). Her practice focusses on coaching others in lifestyle change including nutrition, movement, sleep, exercise and stress reduction strategies. Shelley graduated from St. Lawrence College (1993) in the Medical Lab Technologist Program. She is also a certified Ontario Equestrian Coach and Instructor since 1991.
Delayne Donald, Executive Director
Laurie Staddon, Payroll & Bookkeeping (ret)
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THFHT formally recognizes the traditional keepers of this land and, specifically our neighbours of the Alderville First Nation, with a formal territorial acknowledgement. We reside on the Gunshot Treaty Lands of 1788. On these lands and on the shores of the big lake, the Mississauga Anishinabeg
(A-NISH-IN-NAW-BEK) met with the Crown to facilitate the opening of these lands for settlement. Let us be reminded of the responsibility we all have in making sure that we respect these lands and waters that give us life and sustain our livelihoods.
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