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Nurse Practitioner/Clinical Lead

Robyn joined Health Zone as a Nurse Practitioner in August 2019. Prior to this she worked at the Nurse Practitioner Led Clinic in Peterborough. She graduated in August of 2017 from the Masters of Nursing & Nurse Practitioner program at Athabasca University. She previously worked as an RN for 12 years, and Clinical Nurse Specialist for 1 year in Obstetrics at LHSC. Robyn has an interest in health promotion, as well as women’s health and pediatrics. Robyn enjoys spending time being physical...

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Nurse Practitioner
Shelby recently completed her Masters of Nursing and Primary Health Care Nurse Practitioner certificate at Western University. In 2015, Shelby completed her Bachelors of Science in Nursing at Nipissing University and has spent most of her nursing career at Victoria hospital here in London, initially in the inpatient adult mental health unit then the orthopedics/trauma floor. Shelby has a passion for healthy living and physical activity. She loves spending time outdoors and with her animals.
Registered Nurse
Natalie graduated from the Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program at Western University in 2017. Natalie has been with the clinic since 2018, in office she is available to complete phlebotomy, cryotherapy treatments, minor office procedures, immunizations and chronic disease follow up in coordination with the Nurse Practitioners. Additionally Natalie is available to clients who are interested in enrolling in the STOP program for smoking cessation.
Registered Social Worker/Clinical Coordinator of Social Work and Mental Health Services
Heather obtained her Bachelors of Social Work from Kings University College UWO in 2004 and holds her Masters Degree from Wilfrid Laurier University in 2007. Heather has an extensive background in the field of Mental Health and specializes in the area of Trauma and Complex PTSD. Heather has obtained numerous certifications including Eye Movement De- Sensitization Reprocessing (EMDR) and Trauma informed yoga.
Registered Social Worker
Scott completed his Master of Social Work degree from Lakehead University in 2014 and has a background working in community mental health. Scott’s focus is to help create a collaborative process when working with people towards their mental health recovery. Scott works from a strengths-based perspective to assist individuals to overcome adversity and life challenges. In his free time, Scott enjoys running, hiking and practicing meditation.
Community Health Worker

Tagreed is very passionate about community work and quality health care. After completing her master’s degree in Health and Rehabilitation Sciences –specialized in Health Promotion from Western University, Tagreed worked as a group facilitator serving women and families. Gaining valuable experience and insights she was then a youth worker where she enjoyed working with youth of all backgrounds and ages. Combining a passion for community, healthy living and health promotion led to a community ...

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Administrative Lead

Gail comes to Health Zone with a background in banking, real estate and 12 years as executive director in the non-profit sector, as a business consultant and project manager. She has experience in program creation, administration processes, strategic re-engineering and change management projects. As an effective leader she believes strongly in the power of collaboration, teamwork and collective passion, Gail is excited to represent and help lead this amazing team of health care providers thro...

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Medical Office Administrator

Tammy joined the Health Zone team as a Medical Office Assistant in 2016. She brought with her 6 years of experience working as a Personal Support Worker in long term care and the community of Middlesex and West Elgin. She spent three years leading an adult day program offering activities in the support of individual mental and physical well being. Tammy is currently an active participant of the Health Zone's Quality Improvement Plan Committee and in 2019 she transitioned into her new role as ...

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Medical Office Assistant
Amanda completed her Medical Office Assistant diploma at Medix College in 2005. She has worked at the London Regional Cancer Program, Pediatric Oncology, Sleep Medicine and was also the Program Administrator for Respirology. She also has certificates in Health Records Management, Hospital Ward Clerk and Computer Application Support. She enjoys spending time with her husband and two boys, reading, camping and playing volleyball and baseball in her spare time.
Medical Office Assistant
Deb comes to us with a Human Resources Management Certificate from Fanshawe College in 2011 and an RMT Certificate in 2014 from D’arcy Lane Institute. She has many years experience working in various recruitment and administrative roles with the Victorian Order of Nurses, London Health Sciences Center as well as Chiropractic and Physiotherapy clinic settings . She joined Health Zone in 2020. In her spare time she likes being outdoors and spending time with family and friends.
Amy Horton
Board Member, Chairperson

Amy has been on the board since 2017 and is currently serving as the Board Chair for a second year. She has been a Primary Health Care Nurse Practitioner since 2006, working in a Family Health Team for seven years. In that role, Amy developed and managed a number of chronic disease management clinics including Diabetes, Hypertension, and Congestive Heart Failure. She moved into the academic environment at Western University in 2015 teaching full-time in the undergraduate and Nurse Pract...

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Chris Hepple
Board Member, Director, Finance Committee

Following an academic career earning a PhD in Literature and teaching in various Universities both domestic and international, Chris turned attention to information management and furthering evidence-based decision-making with roles in private and public ecosystems.  Chris assumed increasingly responsible roles leading in health care public service most recently as Director of the Connecting South West Ontario program at London Health Sciences Centre. 

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Rhonda Kukoly
Board Member, Director, Governance Committee

Rhonda has worked as a Registered Nurse for over 33 years in acute care, community care and long- term care in front line and management positions. She has enjoyed all these different areas of nursing, but holds a special place for long term care, having worked as a nurse’s aide while obtaining her diploma in nursing from Niagara College Mack School of Nursing.  She obtained a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and a Certificate in Leadership in Nursing from Ryerson Univer...

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Todd Aldrich
Board Member, Treasurer, Finance Committee Chair

Todd has been a member of our board since June 2019 and current serves as the Treasurer and Co-Chair.  He has extensive background in the delivery of virtual health care services through publicly funded health coaching and tele-nursing programs in several provinces and territories across Canada.  At his core, he believes that the health care system is best served by the creation of an environment that helps patients efficiently navigate to the most appropriate care, minimize b...

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Margo DeVries-Rizzo
Board Member, Director, Governance Committee Chair

Margo is a Nurse Practitioner/NP Consultant at  the London Health Sciences Centre  and Adjunct Research Professor with Western University who joined  our Board in 2020.   She has served as the Board Secretary and is currently Vice-Chair and Chair of the Governance Committee.  She has several years of not for profit board experience in both the health and social service sectors and brings her e...

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Naomi Pocrnic
Board Member, Secretary, Governance Committee

Naomi is the Regional Patient Education Lead for the South West Regional Cancer Program. She is passionate about developing patient education strategies that enable patients to make well-informed health decisions and be an active participant in their care. Prior to her current role in health care administration, Naomi spent a number of years working in clinical research. She has been part of research groups at the South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute (SAHMRI) and ...

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Laura Ellis
Board Member, Director

Laura completed her undergraduate degree in Sociology at London’s Western University as well as Dalhousie University in Halifax. She completed her law degree in England at the University of York, and after returning to Canada in June of 2017, Laura completed her Canadian Equivalency exams and Bar exams. Laura was called to the bar in June of 2019 and has been practicing as a criminal defence lawyer in London since then. Laura joined our board of directors in October of 2021.