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.
Katrienne (Katie) Walton is a Registered Midwife and has been working in Hamilton since 2007. She studied midwifery at Laurentian University in Sudbury, Ontario and graduated with a Bachelor of Health Sciences (2007). Her own son was born just a couple of weeks after finishing her degree! In 2011, Katie was a founding coordinator of Footsteps for Change, a community event and fundraiser that takes place in the spring and brings together current and past midwifery clients in support of maternal health globally. Katie is also a member of the Maternal Quality of Care Committee at St. Joseph's Healthcare and is a clinical preceptor for midwifery students of all levels. Katie lived in many different Canadian cities before settling in Hamilton and is fluent in French. As a midwife, Katie is known for knowing just what to say to help women through labour, and a couple of us have nicknamed Katie "the labour whisperer"!
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.
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.
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.
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.
Sunny became a part of the MMC team as a senior student in 2018 and is thrilled to join the team as a registered midwife. A lifelong interest in pregnancy and birth led Sunny to the Midwifery Education Program at McMaster. Prior to entering the program she studied Social Sciences with a focus on Women’s Studies at McMaster.
Sunny taught yoga for 5 years and enjoys integrating her knowledge of the benefits of yoga, meditation and breath work into the care she provides. She 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. Sunny’s interests extend far beyond midwifery. She loves rock climbing, yoga, bread making, coffee, travelling and playing with her dog, Gord.
She owes a great deal of gratitude to her partner and family, without whom she could not be the midwife she strives to be.
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 netflicks.
Monday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Tuesday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Wednesday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Thursday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Friday: 9:00am - 4:00pm
(Beside Lime Ridge Mall)