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Pam is the Lead Nurse Practitioner for the Lakehead Nurse Practitioner-Led Clinic. After obtaining her Nursing Degree from Lakehead University in 1990, Pam travelled extensively across Europe and Asia. Over the next ten years, Pam worked in the Canadian North, the U.S. Correctional System and as a Medical Officer for the Canadian Coast Guard. Pam returned to school and graduated from the Nurse Practitioner Program at Lakehead University in 2000 at the top of her class. After graduation she worked at the Norwest Community Health Centre for ten years. Pam has been with the Lakehead Nurse Practitioner-Led Clinic since February 2011.
Jenna is a local girl, who was born and raised in Kakabeka Falls. She enjoys all the outdoor activities the Thunder Bay area has to offer. She went to school at Lakehead University, first completing a degree in Biology before completing her Bachelor of Science in Nursing in 2009. She started her career at TBRHSC, where she worked on Stroke and Renal medicine until she returned to LU to compete the Nurse Practitioner Program in 2015. From there she worked for a brief period at Anishnawbie Mushkiki NP Led Clinic, then went North to work as a Community Health Nurse and Nurse in Charge in Sandy Lake First Nations. She worked there until becoming part of the team at Lakehead NPLC.
Lakehead Nurse Practitioner-Led Clinic is very pleased to announce the joining of Katrina Hill, Nurse Practitioner to our team. Katrina has been covering a leave for the last year, and will be responsible for Stephanie Vincent’s patients ongoing as their primary care provider. Stephanie has moved on to a position at Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre.
Katrina has been nursing for 30 years in increasing capacity. She has worked at Lakehead NPLC for the past year, providing care to our clinic’s patients, and also provides care to patients through her own Encompass Healthcare.
Crystal graduated as a Registered Nurse from Lakehead University School of Nursing with first class standings in 2003. During her career Crystal worked with the Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre paediatric unit and for the Thunder Bay District Health Unit’s Healthy Babies Healthy Children Program. Crystal has a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Lakehead University. Crystal obtained her certificate as a Primary Health Care Nurse Practitioner in 2009. She has worked providing primary health care for aboriginal peoples with Anishnawbe Mushkiki.
Carolan graduated from Lakehead University in 1990 with an Honours Bachelor of Science in Nursing. She worked in Maternal Child Care and was also a Dental Hygienist and Clinical Educator. Carolan worked on Northern Reserves, especially Sandy Lake, for several years. She graduated in 2006 as a Primary Health Care Nurse Practitioner and began working at the Norwest Community Health Centre. Carolan has a special interest in Diabetes and Chronic Disease Management.
Kelsey completed her BScN at Lakehead University in 2012. She has worked as a Registered Nurse at the Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre on the neurosurgical unit, and in the immunization department at the Thunder Bay District Health Unit. She was able to combine her passion for nursing and travel by working in Australia in both the acute and primary care settings. Kelsey returned to school in 2015 and completed her Masters of Public Health and obtained her qualifications as a Primary Health Care Nurse Practitioner through Lakehead University. She has been working as a Nurse Practitioner in Kenora at an Indigenous Care Community Access Centre since graduating in 2017. Kelsey is excited to be part of the Lakehead NPLC team and looks forward to continuing her career providing primary care to residents in her hometown of Thunder Bay.
Nurse Practitioner ~ Confederation College Health Centre
Vivian believed Thunder Bay was a brief stop for educational purposes~ that was 30 years ago, and Vivian continues to enjoy Northwestern Ontario more with each passing year. She and her husband and three children live on the shores of Lake Superior and enjoy all the outdoor amenities that Thunder Bay has to offer.
Vivian has worked as a Nurse Practitioner in a variety of clinical settings over the past 18 years and is now the Nurse Practitioner seeing students, staff, and faculty at the Confederation College Health Centre. Previously, she was working at the Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences as clinical lead Nurse Practitioner in the Bariatric Program. Her commitment to promoting and educating the public on the role of the Nurse Practitioner has been long standing. She certainly looks forward to working with the Lakehead Nurse Practitioner-Led Clinic to increase the profile of this unique role further!
Kim completed the Registered Nursing program through Confederation College, and joined the Lakehead NPLC in December 2012. She brings over 20 years of nursing experience, starting at McKellar Hospital. For the last ten years she’s provided nursing care at the Upsala nursing station, and has been practicing emergency department nursing and ambulatory care. Kim has worked extensively with health teaching and patient education and has a lot of experience working with the diversity of patients seen at our clinic.
Registered Practical Nurse
Sheena was born and raised in Northwestern Ontario and received her Registered Practical Nursing diploma here in Thunder Bay at Confederation College. Sheena is our full-time RPN with over 14 years of experience in her discipline. She started her career on 2A, the Stroke and Renal Unit, at Thunder Bay Regional Health Science Centre and has also worked casually for the Norwest Community Health Centre. Most recently she came to us from the Thunder Bay District Health Unit where she worked in the Vaccine Preventable Disease Program for 11 years. During that time she gained passion, and extensive knowledge for vaccines, immunization schedules and public health.
Sheena is looking forward to bringing her experience and warm personality to our amazing patients here at the Lakehead Nurse Practitioner-Led clinic.
Registered Practical Nurse
Registered Practical Nurse
Janelle is a Registered Practical Nurse who graduated the Practical Nursing Program with honours in 2017. She had previously worked in the Hamilton Wentworth District School Board with ESL & special needs students. Her love for helping others and interest in healthcare is what inspired her to return to postsecondary education for nursing. Janelle started out her nursing career at the TBRHSC working on the 3B Surgical Inpatient Unit and Alternative Level of Care Unit before being employed by Good Doctors Medical Clinic in Kakabeka Falls. She was able to gain experience helping a diversity of patients, while acquiring pertinent knowledge, assessment and clinical skills which she has been able to use here at LNPLC. Janelle is a kind, upbeat and compassionate individual who values wholistic care for everyone. She looks forward to furthering her knowledge, skills and experience here at Lakehead Nurse Practitioner Led Clinic.
Alixis is a Registered Dietitian and working towards obtaining her Certified Diabetes Educator certificate. She graduated with a degree in BSc Human Nutrition with Honours and Integrated Dietetic Internship in 2018 from St. Francis Xavier University in Antigonish, Nova Scotia.
Alixis has been working as a Registered Dietitian since April 2018 with past experience in long-term care, community and population health, chronic disease management and experience on the regional stroke unit in an acute setting. Based on past experiences, she feels confident in her ability to bring previous knowledge and experience to serve the patients of Lakehead Nurse Practitioner-Led Clinic. Alixis provides nutrition counselling and education on a variety of nutrition related concerns such as diabetes, weight management, lipid management, hypertension, infant/child and family nutrition, digestive diseases, prenatal nutrition and plant-based eating patterns.
Lawni graduated from Lakehead University School of Social work with first class standings in 2007. She obtained an Honours Bachelor of Social Work degree with a double minor specialization in Woman’s Studies and Gerontology. Lawni has worked in Health Care for over fifteen years, as a Youth and Seniors Community Health Worker with NorWest Community Health Centres, as a Community Care Coordinator with NorthWest Community Care Access Centre, and recently as the Community Care Manager at the NWCCAC. Lawni has a obtained a certificate in Addictive Disorders from Confederation College in 2002 along with a Social Service Worker Diploma in 1995.
Lawni has gained experience in health promotion, information and referral, system navigation, chronic disease, advanced care planning and community collaboration. She is thrilled to join the LNPLC collaborative practice.
Anna was born and raised in Thunder Bay, and graduated as a Pharmacist from the Faculty of Pharmacy at the University of Toronto in 1995. Since that time she has worked full time as a pharmacist, currently owning and operating her own pharmacy, and consulted in various areas of healthcare. She has a speciality certification in Geriatric Pharmacy, and more recently has become certified in Smoking Cessation. This training is put to good use at the clinic where Anna serves as a resource for clinic staff, and completes medication reviews and Smoking cessation consultations with patients.
Ruth was born in Finland, grew up in Toronto and has spent most of her adult life in Thunder Bay. She joined the Lakehead Nurse Practitioner-Led Clinic in 2021 after 9 years of working for the public school board. Along with her Office Administration Certificate from Confederation College, she has years of experience in bookkeeping, customer support and administrative support. Ruth is looking forward to learning new skills and providing her best support to the entire team at LNPLC.
Sheri brings with her over 23 years of valued experience working in a fast-paced medical clinic setting, ranging from medical records clerk; receptionist; to medical secretary. Since joining the Lakehead NPLC in February 2013, Sheri has been thoroughly enjoying working in the team environment that the clinic strives to maintain.
Debbie joined the team at the Lakehead Nurse Practitioner-Led Clinic in September 2011. She brings over 30 years of experience working in a medical setting and running a medical office. Debbie thoroughly enjoys working at LNPLC and values the great rapport she has with the patients, clinic staff and clinic associates.
Marlene was born and raised in Thunder Bay. She brings with her over 10 years of experience working the medical field, ranging from receptionist, medical billing, to hospital admissions. She splits her time between the Admitting Department at TBRHSC and LNPLC. Marlene thoroughly enjoys every minute at the clinic thanks to its warm and welcoming environment.
Programs & Services
Are you the caregiver? Hosted by a number of our clinic’s providers including Social Worker, Dietitian, NP, and more.
Concerned about possible memory issues? Speak with your Nurse Practitioner about Memory Screening. We are here to help.
We will teach a number of lifestyle habits to achieve and maintain nutrition, exercise and management of chronic illness.
Skin Screening If you need something checked on your skin, we have a half-day clinic running on every month where you can have a skin exam from our NP and on-site treatments for minor concerns from our RPN. You can also be referred for a biopsy or to a specialist if needed.
Please print and complete this form and return it by mail, fax (807-475-9797) or email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Due to a large number of applications to our clinic, we quickly reached patient capacity and began forming a wait list. If you have submitted your application, it will be kept on file