Meet the Team

Chiropractic

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Dr. Stachowich

Chiropractor

Dr. Justin Stachowich was born and raised in Thunder Bay, ON where he graduated from Hammarskjold High School, and received his Honours Bachelor of Kinesiology from Lakehead University. Justin went on to further his education and received his Doctorate of Chiropractic at Parker University in Dallas, Texas graduating in 2014. Specialized practice areas include: Fascial Distortion Model, Titleist Performance Institute and orthotics

Dr. Henley

Chiropractor

Dr. Henley received a scholarship to play NCAA hockey at Concordia College in Minnesota, which is where he completed a Bachelor of Arts with a Major in Exercise Science and a Minor in Biology. Following these 4 years, he attended Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College in Toronto, where he completed 4 years of chiropractic schooling. Rylan’s current interests include coaching hockey (assistant coach for the Kam River Fighting Walleye Jr. A team), golf, fishing and keeping up to date with the most current chiropractic research.

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Dr. Deleo

Chiropractor

Dr. Henley received a scholarship to play NCAA hockey at Concordia College in Minnesota, which is where he completed a Bachelor of Arts with a Major in Exercise Science and a Minor in Biology. Following these 4 years, he attended Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College in Toronto, where he completed 4 years of chiropractic schooling. Rylan’s current interests include coaching hockey (assistant coach for the Kam River Fighting Walleye Jr. A team), golf, fishing and keeping up to date with the most current chiropractic research.

Pharmacy

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Jon Potvin

Pharmacy Owner

Registered Pharmacist

Jon is a local pharmacist and owner of our Mountdale pharmacy location. He graduated with a doctor of pharmacy degree from the University of Waterloo. Jon is a certified respiratory educator and has a strong passion for educating patients on respiratory health.  Apart from pharmacy, Jon loves spending time with his wife and two daughters. He is an avid outdoorsman and enjoys his time spent hunting and fishing. 

Don DiGiuseppe

Don DiGiuseppe

Designated Manager

Registered Pharmacist

Don is a graduate of the University of Manitoba! He has been a pharmacist since 1991 in various pharmacies in Thunder Bay and was born and raised here. 

In his spare time, Don enjoys playing badminton with his wife and two children as well as mountain biking! 

Pharmacists' hands

Austen Finlay

Pharmacist

Registered Pharmacist

Bio coming soon!

Teresa Mirabelli

Teresa Mirabelli

Pharmacist

Registered Pharmacist

Teresa, a graduate of the University of Manitoba, has spent her pharmacy career providing the residents of Thunder Bay with exceptional health care.
 

Teresa appreciates travelling and the opportunity to meet new people and engage with other cultures.  She enjoys spending time with her husband, children, two Havanese dogs and can often be found tending her flower garden.

Shawndra Ehelebe

Shawndra Ehelebe

Designated Manager

Registered Pharmacist

Shawndra has been a Pharmacist for over 14 years.   

She enjoys providing clinical services while building and maintaining patient relationships to help improve their health outcomes.

When not at work, she’s busy chasing after her two young boys and enjoys exploring the waters of Lake Superior.

Cindy Vogt

Pharmacist

Registered Pharmacist

Bio coming soon!

Dawn Romeo

Dawn Romeo

Pharmacy Technician

Registered Pharmacy Technician

Bio coming soon!

Jessie Kajorinne

Jessie Kajorinne

Pharmacist

Registered Pharmacist

Jessie is a recent graduate from the University of Toronto, where she was honoured to have been elected valedictorian for her graduating class.


She has a particular interest in the topic of women’s health and is passionate about improving access to/quality of LGBTQIA+ healthcare. In her spare time, Jessie enjoys instructing dance classes at a local studio travelling.

Shawndra has been a Pharmacist for over 14 years.   

She enjoys providing clinical services while building and maintaining patient relationships to help improve their health outcomes.

When not at work, she’s busy chasing after her two young boys and enjoys exploring the waters of Lake Superior.

Mental Health

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Noelta Saju

Social Worker

Registered Social Worker

Noelta is a Registered Social Worker. Her cross-cultural experience was useful to gain a keen sense of cultural sensitivity that comes with working with various populations in a variety of social contexts, including Marginalized and homelessness, psychosocial issues, addiction, and youth mental health and Intimate partner violence. Noelta obtained her Masters in Social Work in Mental Health at Tata Institute of Social Science (TISS) in 2016, where she researched about faith healing practices in Managing Mental health issues. 

Noelta is also a mom to a beautiful little girl and spends quality time with family engaging in activities she thoroughly enjoys such as rustic camping and fishing.

Footcare

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Leslie Mazan

Footcare Nurse

Registered Nurse

Leslie is a registered nurse who specializes in foot care and wellness. 

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Lynda Gibbon

Footcare Nurse

Registered Nurse

Lynda has always had a passion for connecting with and helping people, which led her into a career in nursing, and is excited to continue this through nursing and footcare with Oak!

 

In her spare time, Lynda enjoys doing all kinds of outdoor activities - from hiking, quadding, and swimming in the summer to snowshoeing, skiing, and snowmobiling in the winter. 

Kinesiology

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Maggie Kuzmich

Kinesiologist

Maggie is a Registered Kinesiologist and Lakehead Alumni that is passionate about fitness. Being born and raised in Thunder Bay, Maggie is excited to join the team and make a positive impact on the community!

In her spare time she loves getting outside to explore the beautiful surroundings of Thunder Bay and spending quality time with her family.

Massage

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Robert Gill

Registered Massage Therapist

Trillium College Massage Therapy Program Graduate

Rob is recently relocated to Thunder Bay from Oshawa, Ontario. For the last 6 years Rob has been a Registered Massage Therapist who enjoys incorporating Trigger Point Therapy into his treatments. Rob looks forward to providing pain and stress relief treatments for all  clients.

In Rob's spare time he can be found exploring the new trails in Thunder Bay with his Alaskan Malamute and Chocolate lab or enjoying a good glass of red wine!

Physiotherapy

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Vince Pileggi

Physiotherapist 

Vince was born and raised in the wonderful city of Thunder Bay, and grew up very passionate about sport and activity. Growing up Vince spent the majority of his time either on the soccer field or at camp fishing with my friends and family.
He began to develop a passion for health and wellness after spending many hours on the treatment table, receiving therapy of his own. It was then that he truly realized how much of a difference good rehabilitation can make in recovering from an injury or ailment. This led Vince to pursue his degree in Kinesiology at Lakehead University. From there, Vince wanted to take his career to the next level so decided to pursue a Masters in Physical Therapy at Queen's University. After practicing for about 1 year, he also developed an interest in holistic and manual therapy which pushed him to complete his Diploma in Manual Osteopathic Medicine to become a certified Manual Osteopath.

Clinic Managers

Senior Team

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Bryan Gray

Director

Senior Team

Bryan graduated from Dalhousie University in 2013, then returned to his hometown of Thunder Bay where he founded Oak Medical Arts. Over the last 7 years, Bryan and his team have grown Oak to five clinic and pharmacy locations across Thunder Bay. He obtained his MBA from Lakehead University, has been a speaker at many pharmacy conferences across Canada and serves on the OPA board. He recently also opened Carte Blanche Cafe, and in his spare time enjoys playing sports and spending time at camp! 

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Nathan Vastamaki

General Manager

Senior Team

Nathan is a senior manager looking after the operations at Oak! Bio coming soon. 

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Robyn Despins

Professional Practice Manager

Senior Team

Robyn graduated from the University of Saskatchewan in 2015, and has since worked in community pharmacy in both Saskatchewan and Ontario. In Saskatchewan, she enjoyed providing clinical care in various community pharmacies, as well as being a part of innovative health care teams that improve quality and access to chronic disease care in rural Saskatchewan. Since moving to Thunder Bay and joining Oak, she has enjoyed taking on a role both as a practicing pharmacist and the Professional Practice Manager. She enjoys travelling, sunshine and can always be found with a cup of coffee in hand.

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