Angela Reitsma is a Registered Midwife, an Instructor for the Midwifery Education Program at McMaster University and Head of Midwifery Service at St. Joseph's Healthcare. She has been working in Hamilton since 2007. She was educated in midwifery at McMaster University following a degree in Health Studies from the University of Waterloo (2003). Her interest in midwifery research led her to complete a Master of Science from McMaster University in Clinical Epidemiology (2012). Other professional activities that Angela has been involved in include teaching midwifery students both on clinical placements and in the classroom. She has had the opportunity to present her clinical research at several conferences. Angela enjoys working with women and their families and getting to know them throughout their pregnancies and births. She has two children of her own, and in her spare time, she enjoys camping, cycling, and fixing up her hous
Georgia Tsouluhas is a Registered Midwife and has been working in Hamilton since 2005. Georgia holds a degree in Psychology from Dalhousie University, Halifax (1993) and went on to study midwifery at the University of Leeds, UK (2000). Georgia worked as a midwife in England prior to completing the International Midwifery Pre-registration Program at Ryerson University in Toronto to become certified as a midwife in Ontario. She is a member of the Maternal Quality of Care Committee and the Maternal & Infant's Quality Council at St. Joseph's Healthcare. Around the clinic, we know Georgia as a very committed midwife who is always on top of the latest research evidence. We also love her sense of humour. Outside of work, Georgia enjoys traveling to spend time with her extended family in Toronto, Halifax, and Greece. She likes to run and has participated in the "Around the Bay" road race.
Chantal Dion is a Registered Midwife with Mountain Midwifery Care. She graduated from McMaster University with a Bachelor of Health Sciences (Midwifery) in 2014 and has been practicing midwifery in Hamilton since. Chantal is originally from Manitoba and her first language is French. Prior to becoming a midwife, Chantal was a board member for the Manitoba Association of Childbirth and Family Education, a non-profit organization that aims to educate women and families about birthing and parenting. Through this organization she became certified as a Doula (2005), and completed the WHO/UNICEF Lactation Management Course for Healthcare Professionals (2007). She was also involved in the planning of a birth centre in Winnipeg. Chantal is dedicated to promoting midwifery and caring for women and infants. Over the past three years she has been a guest speaker for the Health and Wellness program at Mohawk College and has given several presentations to young students on pregnancy and caring for newborn infants. She now lives with her husband and three daughters in Dundas where they enjoy spending time outdoors, especially hiking and biking the trails around the valley.
Sarah Bradley is a Registered Midwife originally from England, where she trained and worked for three years as a hospital-based midwife prior to moving to Canada with her two children. She has been practicing in Hamilton since she completed the International Midwifery Pre-Registration Program in 2007. Sarah has established strong working relationships with providers from the Midwifery, Obstetric and Family Medicine departments and is a past member of the Neonatal Quality of Care Committee at St. Joseph's Healthcare. In the broader Hamilton community, she is committed to providing compassionate and high quality maternal-child healthcare to vulnerable populations through her involvement as a volunteer Midwife with the Shelter Health Network team. She is a regular preceptor to Midwifery students and enjoys teaching and participating in the growth of Midwifery. In her free time, Sarah enjoys walking her dogs at the local conservation areas.
A lifelong interest in pregnancy and birth led Sunny to a career in Midwifery. She graduated from the Midwifery Education Program at McMaster University in 2019. Prior to this, Sunny studied Women's Studies at McMaster. Sunny sits on the Midwifery Quality of Care Committee at St. Joseph's Hospital, has been an assessor for the Midwifery Education Program admission interviews and has been involved in various clinical and emergency skills workshops for the program. Sunny is also one of the coordinators of the annual Midwifery Client Reunion Picnic.
Sunny’s off-call time is spent rock climbing, doing yoga, bread making, cycling, drinking coffee, travelling and spending time with her dog, Gord. Sunny was a yoga teacher for many years and enjoys integrating her knowledge of the benefits of yoga, meditation and breathwork into the care she provides. Sunny loves how unique and transformative the experience of pregnancy and birth is, and feels blessed to play a small role in this journey for so many families. She strives to provide holistic, inclusive, supportive and informative care with a goal of preserving the normalcy of pregnancy and birth.
Kristi Kemp is a Registered Midwife and joined Mountain Midwifery Care in 2018. She has worked as a midwife in Hamilton since graduating from the Midwifery Education Program at McMaster University in 2011. Prior to her midwifery degree, Kristi completed a graduate degree in psychology and worked in the areas of mental health, disability, women’s health, and criminal justice. Kristi Kemp is a preceptor to midwifery students and is a member of the Family Medicine Maternal/Neonatal Quality Care Committee at St. Joseph’s Hospital. Kristi lives with her spouse and daughter in Hamilton, and enjoys reading, writing, and singing in a small choir.
Katie Carmody is a Registered Midwife who joined Mountain Midwifery Care in the summer of 2018. Katie is from Northern Ontario and completed a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Laurentian University in 2014. She practised as a nurse for brief time before starting the Midwifery Education Program. She moved to Hamilton in 2017 to finish her senior placement with us at Mountain Midwifery Care, and we are pleased to say that we’ve convinced her to stay. In her spare time she enjoys cooking, learning to crochet, and exploring Hamilton.
Lauren McEachern is a Registered Midwife who joined Mountain Midwifery Care in 2018. She completed her midwifery training at McMaster University in 2013 after completing a Bachelor of Science in Human Kinetics from the University of Guelph in 2006. Lauren began her career in Toronto with hospital privileges at St. Michael’s Hospital and The Toronto Birth Centre and moved back to Hamilton following the birth of her second daughter. Lauren is a member of the Neonatal Quality of Care Committee at St. Joseph’s Healthcare and enjoys work as a preceptor through the midwifery education program. In her spare time, you are likely to find Lauren trying to fit in some exercise or playing in the backyard with her two young daughters.
Melissa is so excited to be joining the Mountain Midwifery Care family!
Since launching her career in 2013, she has had the privilege of serving Hamilton families, developing strong trusting relationships and providing the highest level of evidence based maternity care.
In addition to her work as a registered midwife, Melissa is a sessional instructor at McMaster University. Melissa also teaches as a clinical preceptor to students and is a mentor to New Registrant midwives. She volunteers her time with the Shelter Health Network, providing maternity care to clients who access the shelter system in the Hamilton area.
Prior to midwifery, Melissa was a Women's Studies student at Waterloo University. Melissa's passion for pregnancy and birth motivated her to become certified as a Doula and Childbirth Educator. Melissa also had the very special experience of visiting The Farm Midwifery Centre, Tennessee USA for training with Ina May Gaskin.
Outside of work, you will find Melissa spoiling her fur babies, singing karaoke to 90s rock music and binging on Netflix.
Jewell Kirkopoulos is a Registered Midwife and a clinical preceptor for the Ontario Midwifery Education Program.
She has been working in the Hamilton and Niagara regions since 2015. Jewell was educated in Midwifery at McMaster University (2015), following a degree in Environmental Management at the University of Western Ontario (2005).
She enjoys exploring new research and attending obstetric rounds and conferences.
Previous to becoming a midwife, Jewell worked as a doula, specializing in breastfeeding and hypnobirthing. She became interested in midwifery after the births of her two children.
In her free time Jewell loves travelling with her family, participating in spin classes, and cheering on her daughters at their swim meets.
Deanna Deys is a Registered Midwife joining Mountain Midwifery Care.
She graduated from McMaster University with a Bachelor’s degree in Health Sciences (Midwifery) in 2020.
Prior to her midwifery degree, Deanna completed a Biology degree in 2015 from Queen’s University.
Having grown up in Hamilton, she is excited to be working and providing care to women and their families in this community. During Deanna’s off-call time, she enjoys spending time outdoors, practicing yoga, trying out new recipes and traveling.
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Tuesday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Wednesday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Thursday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Friday: 9:00am - 4:00pm
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