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.
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.
Adrienne Benoit completed her Master of Nursing at Dalhousie University in 2016 and started her career as an NP in a rural community in Nova Scotia. In 2017, she joined a collaborative practice in her hometown, Dartmouth, NS. An RN since 2011, Adrienne has worked in cardiovascular surgery and critical care, where she continued to pick up shifts until relocating to Ontario in 2019. Her clinical interests include health promotion, chronic disease management and student mentorship. Adrienne will be filling a maternity leave at the Ingersoll NPLC until 2020, after which she will be returning to her practice in NS. In her free time, Adrienne enjoys traveling, playing soccer, challenging her partner to a game of cribbage and spending time with their two cats.
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
In 2006 Kelly graduated from the Registered Practical Nursing Program at Fanshawe College. Since then she has gained a variety of work experiences including medical surgical acute nursing, day surgery, Maternity and newborn care, and also resident coordinator in a retirement home. Kelly has been with the clinic since 2012, in office she will be found completing a variety of roles from taking sample in our lab for blood work, Foot care for our diabetic and elderly clients, providing well baby checks and immunizations, and quick in office minor procedures. You may also be talking to Kelly often on the phone as she has dedicated time to answer any calls or questions about healthcare and offer suggestions and advice as part of our triage system in office. Kelly is always learning and improving her skills to provide better care for her patients in office.
Kelly is a very active and loves to spend her free time being active with friends and family.
Registered Social Worker
Rhonda has been a registered social worker for almost 18 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 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 currently in graduate studies at the University of Waterloo for social work and completing a Trauma certificate 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, 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 six year old daughter. She enjoys her free time gardening, being in nature, boating, bike rides, being active, baking, holistic wellness and retail therapy.
Lisa joined the Ingersoll Nurse Practitioner-Led Clinic team as a Medical Receptionist in 2011. She brought with her six years of valuable experience as a Nursing Unit Clerk in the Emergency Department from the Horizon’s Miramichi Regional Hospital in NB.
Lisa is currently an active part of the INPLC QIP Committee (Quality Improvement Plan) and is certified in Specialized Office Administration a certificate she earned from Horizon College in Miramichi NB. Since joining the INPLC team Lisa has continued to explore professional development by completing the Manufacturing Leadership Certificate with Conestoga College.
Lisa is fluent in French and offers bi-lingual communication to the INPLC patients.
While Lisa has a passion for patient care, Lisa is also a wife, mother, grandmother and part of a family owned business that she and her husband continue to expand.
When not at clinic or working at home Lisa enjoys the outdoors, gardening and spending quality time with her family and their two dogs, Bella and Gizmo.
Carrie Lacroix moved to Oxford County with her husband and 2 boys over 5 years ago. With the move came some great career changes. Carrie completed from the Medical Office Assistant program January 2014, graduating with honors and enjoying an internship at the Oxford County Community Health Center.
This was the start she needed to gain her the experience to join this amazing team here at the Ingersoll Nurse Practitioner-Led clinic as a medical receptionist. Currently Carrie is working towards another set goal of getting her Human Resource Certificate through Fanshawe College.
In her down time, she enjoys yoga, walks with her dogs and spending time with family.
Along the way one thing she always remembers it that it is never too late to make a positive change and to take care of you.
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 multimorbidity) 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.