Meet our Team!

Oak Medical Arts is operated by local health professionals who are dedicated to providing the best health care services possible. 

Behind our doors, you'll meet the most down-to-earth, caring, educated, and professional health care workers in Thunder Bay. We are dedicated to helping you and your family with all of your health care needs in a collaborative, supportive environment. 

CHIROPRACTORS

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Doctor of Chiropractic

Trevor Deleo

Dr. Trevor Deleo was born and raised in Thunder Bay. He was heavily involved in sports throughout his adolescence, which, unfortunately, led to a variety of injuries. This opened the door to experiencing complementary alternative medicine firsthand. During his time at Lakehead University, Dr. Deleo started working at a Chiropractic office, which allowed him to encounter some of the powerful and life-changing experiences noted by patients. At this point Dr. Deleo was convinced he wanted to become a chiropractor and have a positive impact on the lives of others. 4 years later, Dr. Deleo graduated Cum Laude from the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College and has been practicing in Thunder Bay since 2017.

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Doctor of Chiropractic

Ryan Henley

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, golf, fishing and keeping up to date with the most current chiropractic research.

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Doctor of Chiropractic

Justin Stachowich

Dr.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!

FOOT CARE NURSES

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Foot Care Nurse | Clinic Manager

Lynda Gibbon

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!

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Foot Care Nurse | Clinic Manager

Kristen Backx

Kristen is passionate about providing optimal client care to the community of Northwestern Ontario! 

In Kristen’s spare time she enjoys hiking and biking through the city of Thunder Bay and its beautiful surrounding areas.

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Foot Care Nurse

Leslie Mazan

Bio coming soon.

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Foot Care Nurse

Joyce Tolpa

Joyce graduated from practical nursing in 2004 from Durham college, where she then went into community nursing and gained many valuable skills as a nurse.  From there Joyce worked in long term care gaining an appreciation for caring for the aged with a focus on dementia and Alzheimer’s. 

KINESIOLOGISTS

MASSAGE THERAPISTS

MENTAL HEALTH COUNSELLORS

NURSE PRACTITIONER

PHYSIOTHERAPISTS

PHARMACISTS

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Pharmacist | Professional Practice Manager

Robyn Despins

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. She enjoys traveling, sunshine and can always be found with a cup of coffee in hand.

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Pharmacist | Pharmacy Manager

Shawndra Ehelebe

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.

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Pharmacist

Don DiGiuseppe

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.​

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

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Pharmacist

Cindy Vogt

Bio coming soon. 

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Pharmacist

Austen Finlay

Bio & photo coming soon. 

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Pharmacist | Pharmacy Owner

Jon Potvin

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. 

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Pharmacist | Pharmacy Manager

Jessie Kajorinne

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 traveling.

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Registered Pharmacy Technician

Dawn Romeo

Dawn Romeo was born and raised in Thunder Bay. She graduated in 1989 from Humber College as a pharmacy technician. Dawn has been happily married for 27 years and has 3 children and 2 dogs. In her spare time, she likes to walk her dogs and spend time with her family. Dawn has been a pharmacy technician for 32 years, and loves her job!

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Pharmacist | Pharmacy Manager

Teresa Mirabelli

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 traveling 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.

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ADMINISTRATIVE TEAM

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Payroll & Benefits Officer

Tony Haven

Tony is the Payroll & Benefits Officer for Oak located at the Algoma Site.

Tony has worked as the Payroll & Benefits Supervisor at the City of Thunder Bay for 30 years.

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People and Culture Officer

Ally Albanese

Ally has a passion for working with people! She graduated from the Honours Bachelor of Social Work program from Lakehead University and has been practicing Social Work in our community since. Ally continues to practice Social Work alongside her position with Oak Medical Arts as the People and Culture Officer.

Outside of work, Ally enjoys spending time outdoors; hiking and camping. She loves to cook, travel and spend time with family and friends.

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Accounting Officer

Jen McIntosh 

Jen McIntosh (HBC, CPA, CA) is a professional with a decade of accounting and tax compliance and advisory experience. She holds her Honours Bachelor of Commerce degree from Lakehead University and earned her Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA, CA) designation in 2014. Jen believes there is always more to learn and challenges herself to keep at it – whether she’s researching certain implications of the Canadian tax system or investigating new industries and technologies that might interest or provide value to her clients.

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Marketing Coordinator

Ireland Jones

Ireland started her marketing career in 2016 while residing in Saskatoon Saskatchewan.

Ireland will be attending the Bachelor of Commerce program at the University of Saskatchewan to obtain her bachelor's degree in Marketing starting fall 2021. Ireland plans to open up her own marketing firm and help local businesses across Canada with all of their marketing, ecommerce, and graphic design needs.

Ireland has a strong love for local businesses and is always willing to support and help out as much as she can. Community means everything to her and her main passion is to help 'the small guys' from being overshadowed by the big box companies.

 

BUSINESS PARTNERS