Angela is Anishnaabe, Bear Clan and a member of Mattagami First Nation in Northern Ontario. Angela began her journey with the Aboriginal Health Centre in 2004 and is dedicated to the health and well-being of the Aboriginal community. Angela’s passion and commitment to the clients of De dwa da dehs nye>s ensures their access to…
Marcy King is from Six Nations and has been with the Aboriginal Health Centre since 2000. She has worked in various departments in the organization she’s worked in the maintenance department, health promotion department and currently working in the medical clinic department as a Medical Clinic Support Staff for the past 12 years.
She enjoys working with Aboriginal Community and volunteering at different events offered.
Lindsay Johnson, a member of the Seneca Nation and Bear clan from the Six Nations Reserve is the Medical Receptionist for the Aboriginal Health Centre’s Hamilton location. Lindsay has been a part of the Aboriginal Health Centre’s Primary Care Team since July of 2002.
Ashley Johnson a Six Nations band member from the Cayuga Nation and Deer clan. Ashley works as Data Entry and Medical Reception at the Aboriginal Health Centre. Studied at Seneca College in North Toronto in General Business. Graduated from Mohawk College with Medical Administration Diploma. Ashley has been a part of the Aboriginal Health Centre primary care team since 2011.
Melanie Butler, Clinical Services Administration Assistant, has been working at De dwa da dehs nye>s Aboriginal Health Centre since February 2005. Melanie’s commitment and compassion to the patients/clients of the centre is what drives her to do what she does. Melanie has been instrumental in coordinating the Health Centre’s Christmas Hamper Program. In addition, Melanie…
Primary Care Physician – Brantford
Dr. Phil Shea has been a family physician for 45 years. The first 43 years were spent in his solo
practice in Hamilton, where he had a special interest in delivering babies and working with the
elderly. He is a part-time Associate Professor with McMaster Medical School. Teaching future
physicians has been a vital and enjoyable part of his career. ! !
In December 2011, he began a new chapter in his medical life when he started working parttime
at the Inuvik Hospital in the Northwest Territories. This was a thoroughly enjoyable
experience and eventually lead him to connecting with De dwa da dehs nye>s Aboriginal Health
Centre. Since November 2013, he has been proud and happy to work with this outstanding
Fozia Johri is a nurse practitioner at the Aboriginal Health Centre’s Hamilton location. Fozia worked in the cardiovascular surgery unit at the University Health Network for six years prior to joining our team. Fozia has been a part of the Aboriginal Health Centre primary care team since 2011.
Barbara-Lyn Loeprich RN(EC), MSN, DNP (c) is the Family/Mental Health nurse practitioner working at the Hamilton Aboriginal Health Centre. I attained my undergraduate nursing degree from the University of Pittsburgh (U of P) in Pennsylvania in 1997. I then completed my Masters of Nursing at (U of P) coupled with my Nurse Practitioners degree in 2005. Along with working at the health care centre I enjoy tutoring nurse practitioner students at McMaster University. I am a strong advocate for patient rights and working along side each and every individual at a pace that suits their needs in attempts of preventing illnesses and targeting disease. I am currently working on a Doctorate nursing degree with a focus on addictions and mental health. Even though I am a non-Native Canadian I strongly admire and am drawn to the Native culture. When I am not involved with nursing, tutoring or studying I enjoy hiking, yoga, swimming and being with my family.
Michelle has been working with the Aboriginal health Centre since 2011. Her goal is to provide patient centred, best evidence based practice in the remit of primary healthcare Michelle trained as a registered nurse and nurse practitioner in the UK She then joined her family over here in 2005 and once more graduated as an…
Michael J. Spoljar is an assistant professor in the department of Family Medicine at McMaster University. He has over 20 years of Nursing experience in various clinical fields including GI surgery, Internal medicine, Community Nursing and coordination of the Home TPN program. Michael is currently practicing as a Primary Care Nurse Practitioner at McMaster Family Practice for last 10 years. He is also actively involved in running an after hours clinic in a homeless shelter in downtown Hamilton and assists in diabetes management at the Aboriginal Health Center. Michael teaches the clinical skills course for Nurse Practitioners and is a co-tutor in the Pharm D program at the University of Toronto.
My name is Aric Rankin and I am a Nurse Practitioner who works full time at the Brantford Clinic of De dwa da dehs nye>s. In 2005, I completed my bachelor of Science in Nursing and have worked in a variety of acute care settings including Paediatric Oncology and Paediatric Emergency. I have a passion…
Lisa Connolly is a Nurse Practitioner working with De dwa da dehs nye>s Aboriginal Health Centre at the Brantford office. Lisa has many years of nursing experience in hospital, public health, education and community health settings. She has worked in First Nations’ communities on the James Bay coast and Manitoulin Island. Lisa has a passion for horticultural therapy which involves the use of plants and gardening to improve a person’s mental, physical and spiritual aspects of life.
My name is Lisa Henhawk. I am a Mohawk and I belong to the Turtle Clan. I am one of the Medical Receptionist/Data Entry persons in the Brantford Office.
Dr. Samantha Boshart is both Anishinaabe and German Mennonite descent from the golden eagle clan (kinew dodem) and a member of the Chippewas of the Thames First Nation (deshkaanziibi). She graduated with an Honors Bachelor of Medical Science in 2005, Doctor of Medicine in 2011 and completed her Family Medicine residency in 2013. In 2014, she became a mother to her first daughter, Waabiigiizhigokwe. In her spare time she teaches and practices Yoga, with over 500 hours of personal practice. Dr. Boshart is inspired to work with Indigenous people to encourage them to reclaim their health and wellness. She intends to improve the health of her patients through a combination of Western and Indigenous approaches.