Dr. Helen Yang
MD FRCSC, Obstetrics and Gynecology
Dr. Yang is a Fellow at the Royal College of Surgeons of Canada, having completed her residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Alberta. She received her degree in Bachelor of Health Sciences at McMaster University, went on to pursue a Master's degree in Physical Therapy at the University of Toronto, then completed her Doctorate in Medicine from the University of Ottawa. Dr. Yang has received a variety of academic honours and awards, including those from Women and Children’s Health Research Institute and the Duchesnay International Elective Fellowships. Her research interests include quality-based improvements of surgical instruments in healthcare. She is also interested in global women’s health and has completed several electives in Bangladesh, South Africa and Brazil. In the past year, she has been practicing Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Southlake Regional Hospital in Newmarket and the Hamilton Health Sciences in Hamilton, Ontario. She is actively involved in medical education and clinical teaching at both the undergraduate and postgraduate levels. She is passionate about women’s health in all aspects from providing preventative care and comprehensive obstetrical care, to helping women of all ages navigate through common gynecological issues. Dr. Yang is fluent in both English and Korean.
Dr. Trudy McFarlane
MD, CCFP, BSc (Hons)
Dr. McFarlane is comprehensive, well rounded Family Physician with experience providing care from birth to end-of-life. She takes an holistic approach to health and wellness, applying a bio-psycho-social approach to the care she provides. She has a special interest in Women’s health and empowerment. This includes helping women live their best lives through all of the stages of life. She has GP psychotherapy training and has done some additional training to work with special populations such as, but not limited to, work with those with anxiety/depression, perinatal/postpartum mood disorders and menopause. She is looking forward to cultivating a practice dedicated and focused on women and children’s health. Dr. McFarlane completed her Bachelor of Science degree at McMaster University and went on to obtain her Doctor of Medicine degree from the Medical University of the Americas. She completed her Family Medicine Residency training through Dalhousie University. She has practiced as a Family Physician and a hospitalist over the last 5 years in Nova Scotia. While there, she served as an Assistant Professor with Dalhousie University and a mentor for medical students. She hopes to continue similar efforts and involvement in medical education while here in Ontario as well. Furthermore, she has an interest in health equity, diversity and inclusion and serves actively with Provincial and National organizations towards improving these efforts in Medicine.
Dr. Jessica Dupont
Naturopathic Doctor & Birth Doula
Dr. Jessica Dupont is a Naturopathic Doctor, Birth Doula, mother and plant-based foodie. She maintains a General Family practice with a focus in Hormonal Regulation, Women’s Health (PMS, Fibroids, PCOS, Endometriosis, Menopause, etc.), Fertility, & Perinatal Care. Outside of the clinic, she teaches the Naturopathic Doula Course to associate Naturopathic Doctors across North America and the UK, is the founder of York Region Naturopathic Doulas, and is the Creator of the noteworthy online fertility program Baby Bloomers.
Dr. Meghan MacKinnon
Naturopathic Doctor & Registered Acupuncturist
Dr. Meghan MacKinnon has a goal to help women feel their best at all stages of life, regardless of age. She has a passion for treating women’s health issues including, hormonal concerns, thyroid imbalances, fertility optimization, menstrual irregularities and peri/post menopausal complaints. Dr. MacKinnon has advanced training in bioidentical hormones, natural fertility support, acupuncture and environmental medicine. She takes a comprehensive and integrative approach to treatment by investigating all factors that contribute to health and well-being.
R.Ac R.TCMP FABORM
Michelle is a Registered Acupuncturist and Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioner. With over ten years of experience, her clinical practice is exclusively in fertility, pregnancy, gynecology and hormonal health. She is one of only five practitioners in the province of Ontario who have challenged the exam to become a fellow of the American Board of Oriental Reproductive Medicine, the governing body for acupuncture fertility specialists in the USA.
Amanda Holt is a registered nurse at Southlake Regional Health Center. She graduated from York University in 2014 with a Bachelors of Science in Nursing with Honours. Over the last 5 years she has worked within the Maternal Child Program. Mostly in Labour and Delivery and the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.
Carly J. Venedam
Carly is a registered nurse at the Southlake Regional Health Centre, Newmarket Ontario on the labour and delivery unit. Prior to that, she was in the Post-Partum unit at Lakeridge Health Ajax-Pickering and Peterborough Regional.She is a graduate from McMaster University in 2014 and has worked within the maternal and kids team. She has the comprehensive assessment skills to handle acutely ill children and adolescents, neonates and postpartum mother’s in a timely and effective manner. She is caring/compassionate/empathetic and has the ability to communicate clearly and effectively.
Erin earned her bachelor of science in nursing degree from Athabasca University through Mount Royal College in Calgary, Alberta. She has 10 years of nursing experience which have been focused on women’s health. In the past, she has worked in surgical oncology, plastic surgery, gynecology and clinical research. Erin is passionate about educating and supporting women to improve their health.
Dr. Katherine E. Wynne-Edwards
Professor, University of Calgary
Dr. Wynne-Edwards has broad interests in endocrinology. A major focus of her research has been to understand the hormonal and neuroendocrine basis for parental behaviour, using an exceptional hamster model of fatherhood, as well as men. She is also increasingly interested in hormone dynamics within individuals and information coded in the magnitude of within-individual variability in hormone concentration.
Medical Office Administrator
A professional Medical Office Administrator with more than 10 years of experience in Health Care. She is fully engaged in the unique environment and clientele of a healthcare setting, as well as interacting with clinicians and complying with governmental regulations. Her supervision of patient scheduling, registration, financial transactions, medical records, billing and collection, data entry and processing are key focus areas to the success of a comprehensive medical clinic.
Medical Administrative Assistant
A professional Medical Administrative Assistant with over 2 years of health care experience. She supports the medical staff being diligent to uphold patient confidence and maintains confidentiality. Proactively schedules patient appointments, arranges referrals, maintaining patient records and always assuring quality results.
As a certified HR professional with over 13 years of consulting experience in the private and public sectors, Laura brings a wealth of expertise and passion for HR. Her specialty focus areas are: Talent Acquisition, Training and Development, Health and Safety, Employment Law, Organizational Planning/Design, Performance Management. Over the past decade, Laura has serviced a variety of organizations in different industries including; Britton Management, Ontario Realty Corporation, Comtec Group, Town of Aurora, Holm & Company.
Digital Marketing & Communications Manager
Rinku is a Digital Marketing and Communications Specialist with 13 years of cross-industry, multicultural experience. Demonstrating expertise in conceptualizing, planning and implementing strategic Integrated Marketing Communications plans. She has worked on various industries like Healthcare, E-commerce, Aviation, Travel and Hospitality, Fashion and Lifestyle. Etihad Airways, L’Oréal Paris, Maybelline, PUMA, Starwood Group of Hotels, Singapore Tourism Board are some of the brands she has worked with in the past.
Visual Artist & Designer
Robyn Forsey is a Visual Artist & Designer with a diverse background in fine art painting and illustration, graphic, web, and brand design. She holds a BA in Creative Industries from Ryerson University and a Certificate in Art & Design Studio Skills from OCAD University. Robyn is a freelance consultant, operating her own online art business for the past four years.
Kristen is a content writer with experience writing for technology, real estate, healthcare, and higher education. She holds a BA from McMaster University and a B-Comm. from the University of Calgary, and is passionate about creating content that’s both educational and engaging.