Stephanie is an out-going approachable individual with over 10 years experience as a partner in Human Resources. She has worked and excelled in a variety of roles such as Business Development, Finance, Recruitment Consulting and Account Management.
She has been an active board member of the Tillsonburg District Chamber of Commerce since 2014 and continues to serve the Chamber on the Advocacy and the Program and Events committees, she is also a member of the Ontario Chamber Health Policy Council. Stephanie is the current treasurer for the Alexandra Hospital Board of Directors and enjoys participating in initiatives to support a healthy Oxford she has a passion for giving back to the community.
Outside of work she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, participating in community sports, and cheering on her children at their activities.
Clinical Director/Lead Nurse Practitioner
Jessie joined the Ingersoll Nurse Practitioner Led Clinic in January 2021. She received a Masters of Science in Nursing from York University in 2015 and completed her postgraduate nurse practitioner training at Western University in 2016. Jessie brings a diverse clinical and leadership background with over 10 years nursing experience in family medicine, health promotion, quality improvement, women’s health and addictions. She is a clinical preceptor in the nurse practitioner program at Western University and works with Huron Perth Public Health in the sexual health program. She has volunteered with St. John Ambulance Community Services for almost 20 years. In her spare time, Jessie enjoys chasing after her two busy boys, gardening and drinking really good coffee.
Brigita has been a registered nurse since 1994 when she graduated from the Nursing Diploma program at Fanshawe College and shortly after from the Post Registered Nurse Degree program from the University of Western Ontario. She became Canadian certified in Occupational Health Nursing and worked in a large automotive industry caring for both the primary and occupational health care needs of employees for 8 years. She became excited about the Nurse Practitioner role and wanted to expand her services to a wider community. As a Nurse Practitioner since 2007, Brigita has worked in primary care with a team of physicians, in the Emergency Room and currently with the Ingersoll Nurse Practitioner-Led Clinic since 2011. Brigita enjoys the rural lifestyle of Ingersoll and its surrounding area, being outdoors in the summer and spending time with family.
Stephanie joined the Ingersoll NPLC as a Nurse Practitioner in January of 2018. Prior to this she worked in Woodstock at a Family Health Team as a Nurse Practitioner. She graduated in August of 2017 from the Masters of Nursing & Nurse Practitioner program at Western Ontario. She previously worked as an RN for five years in London in both Medicine and Vascular Surgery & Cardiology. Stephanie enjoys working in Primary Care as she is able to see all different age groups and learn about various areas of medicine. In her time away from work she enjoys staying active through sports and exercise, making trips up North to our family cottage during the summer, travelling, and completing home renovations.
Megan completed her Masters of Nursing & Nurse Practitioner program at Western University in the summer of 2018. She started her NP career working at a busy Family Physician’s practice in Waterloo before joining the Ingersoll NPLC in November 2020. Megan is enthusiastic about primary care, particularly mental health, health promotion and women’s health. In her free time, Megan enjoys spending time with family and friends, playing various recreational sports and spending time outdoors.
Registered Practical Nurse
Shannon has been a Registered Practical Nurse for over 25 years. At the INPLC she works as our Chronic Disease Prevention Coordinator. Her career has covered a variety of settings and positions including hospital nursing, outpatient bariatrics’ and as a Nurse Manager in the Retirement home setting. Shannon runs our Diabetes Conversations group as well as a Craving Change Workshop. Individual counselling is available for those whom are interested in Smoking cessation or healthier lifestyle changes with weight management. Chronic Disease prevention appointments fill most of her day, treating those with Diabetes, Hyperlipidemia and Hypertension. Shannon is a Diabetes Educator through The Michener Institute for Applied Health Science, holds her TEACH certification through the University of Toronto, and is SCOPE certified through the World Obesity Federation. More recently Shannon has become Certified as a Respiratory Educator and received her Medical Cannabis Certification.
Registered Practical Nurse
Lisa Dennis RPN, graduated from Conestoga College in 2018. Work experience at Woodstock hospital on the medical, palliative and surgical units. LHSC Victoria campus, worked on Vascular/Cardiology and day surgery with adults and pediatric population. She also had a short-term job experience at a family doctor practice in Woodstock before accepting a permanent full-time role at the Ingersoll NPLC. Lisa has a PSW background with 17 years experience with home care and facility positions.
Lisa has grown up here in Ingersoll and loves our small but growing community. She is a mother of three children who keep her active with soccer and gymnastics. Together, they love outdoor time, camp fires and cooking. Additionally, Lisa loves to explore, try new recipes, and reading when she can. Lisa is passionate for touring on her motorcycle with adventures thus far to Roanoke Virginia and New Brunswick, travelling through the United States; this is her “wind therapy”. Lisa is also a certified Reflexologist since 2013; this is her “sole food.” Additionally, she has recently completed the Advance Foot Care Program.
Lisa strives to be a caring and compassionate person, loves to learn new skills, and work to her full scope of practice. She thrives being part of a team atmosphere that has the same patient objective in mind and looks forward to her career with Ingersoll Nurse Practitioner-Led Clinic.
Registered Social Worker
Rhonda has been a registered social worker for over 19 years with clinical experience supporting people in crisis, individual counselling, case management and system navigation. Rhonda has been the Mental Health and Addictions Counsellor at INPLC since August 2017. Previous to her role at INPLC Rhonda had been a practicing social worker with the University of Waterloo, CMHA Mobile Police Crisis Team, Huron Perth Healthcare Alliance Crisis Intervention Team and CMHA Oxford County Crisis Intervention Team.
Rhonda is a graduate from University of Waterloo with a Masters in Social Work; Bachelor of Social Work degree and a Bachelor of Arts degree with a double major in Psychology and Sociology from Wilfrid Laurier University. She is completing a Trauma Certificate and Mindfulness Certificate through at Wilfrid Laurier University.
Rhonda’s counselling approach provides warmth, compassion, and strength based which is helpful in supporting individuals to achieve their wellness goals. Rhonda counsels from a holistic perspective and utilizes skills in cognitive behavioral therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, solution focus, mindfulness and self compassion. Her professional interest include mindfulness, positive psychology, neuroscience, trauma informed care and self compassion.
Rhonda is proud of her very active and fun loving eight year old daughter. She enjoys her free time gardening, being in nature, boating, bike rides, being active, baking, holistic wellness and retail therapy.
Registered Social Worker
It takes courage and commitment to ask for help and making the decision to connect with a social worker is a big step for many. Speaking with a social worker may arise because of crisis or emotional distress that you have been living with for a long time.
Nicole has over fifteen years of experience working with diverse populations including children and adults as well as the geriatric population. She has extensive experience supporting individuals living with anxiety and depression, ADHD, addiction, as well as those who are transitioning through life experiences. Nicole has a special interest in working with those who live with trauma and/or post-traumatic stress disorder, those who have experienced or who are experiencing domestic, sexual and/or sibling violence, as well she is passionate about working with individuals who are living with dementia and/or their care partners.
Nicole graduated with her Bachelor of Social Work from the University of Victoria and her Masters of Social Work from the University of Waterloo, Renison College. As a social worker, Nicole continues to strengthen and develop her skills; she has completed training in a number of evidenced based practices including Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and Solution Focused Therapy. Nicole also holds a Masters of Science in Biology from Acadia University.
As a Social Worker and an individual, Nicole values compassion and collaboration. Her approach to social work is client-centered and strength-focused — this means staying attuned to your needs at every step during your counselling experience. She is empathetic to the needs of those she works with and values creating a safe place for clients to express themselves and feel understood.
In her spare time, Nicole loves to read, walk with her puppy, spend time with her children and husband, bake and be in nature.
Hillary joined the Ingersoll Nurse Practitioner-Led Clinic team in January 2023 as a medical receptionist. She graduated from Mohawk College after completing the Medical Office Administration Program.
Hillary has a passion for health care. Before joining the team here, Hillary worked for 11+ years at all 3 Hospitals within Hamilton Health Sciences working in various departments. Those departments included same-day surgery, operating room, Cancer Center at the Juravinski Hospital, and lastly, the Obstetrical unit at McMaster Children’s hospital.
During her time away from the office, her most privileged position is mom. Hillary loves adventuring outdoors and creating memories with her family and friends.
Tammy Joined the Ingersoll Nurse Practitioner Led Clinic in 2015 on contracts and now has become a permanent member of our team.
Tammy Completed her Medical Office Assistant program at Fanshawe College in 2015 and graduated with honors.
In her free time she loves to spend time with her family and pets, a cat and a bearded dragon! Tammy loves to spend as much time as she can outdoors enjoying a variety of summer and winter activities.
Christine joined the Ingersoll Nurse Practitioner-Led Clinic as a Medical Receptionist in 2020. She graduated in April, 2020 from the Office Administration Health Services at Fanshawe College on the Dean’s Honor Roll. Prior to her role at INPLC, Christine worked at London Health Science Center as medical secretary, within the Maternal Fetal Medicine Division.
Previous to her role in Health Services, Christine is a Certified Professional Proactive Life Coach. She believes that every individual is naturally creative, resourceful, and whole; She strives to guide and support her clients to their best life possible, bringing awareness to their state of being and doing in any situation.
Beyond her work, Christine is richly blessed by her roles as wife, mom, and grandmother. She enjoys time spent with family and friends and her most favoured hobbies include scuba diving, gardening, and biking.
Quality Improvement and Information Management Support
Kathryn Nicholson joined the INPLC team in April 2018 when the QIIMS role was started. She previously completed a Doctor of Philosophy and a Master of Science in Epidemiology & Biostatistics at Western University, as well as a Postdoctoral Fellowship with the Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging and the Canadian Primary Care Sentinel Surveillance Network at McMaster University. She has a strong interest of maximizing the use of electronic medical records to improve the delivery of care to patients in primary health care and she really enjoys working within an interdisciplinary team. She also continues her academic research in the areas of multiple chronic diseases (also known as multi-morbidity) and multiple prescribed medications (also known as polypharmacy). Beyond her work and research, Kathryn enjoys spending as much time as possible with family, animals and in the outdoors.