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 Our Team     October 13, 2019  
Medical Director
Katherine Kilpatrick 

Dr Katherine Kilpatrick
BA, BNSc, MD, CCFP, FCFP, COE, Diploma (Care of the Elderly)

Dr Kilpatrick is a Family Physician with additional training and 12 years of experience in healthy aging and lifestyle medicine.  She is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Family Medicine at Queen's University, and is a sought-after speaker and local expert in aging and preventative health.  She previously worked for eight years in Specialized Geriatrics Services at Providence Care - St Mary's of the Lake site.

Dr Kilpatrick works in conjunction with the Centre's Nursing, Clinical Pharmacology, Nutrition, Fitness and Life Counselling staff to provide comprehensive health and wellness care, focusing on optimizing her patients health status and preventing future diseases such as diabetes, heart disease, strokes, osteoporosis, cancer, and falls and disability.

Her approach to client Wellness is collaborative, multi-disciplinary and client-centered, with an emphasis on quality of life and optimization of lifestyle choices.

In her spare time, Dr Kilpatrick enjoys staying fit by running, swimming, walking and working-out, plant based dinners with friends & family, and unwinding at the cottage with her partner Rick. She is an environmentalist, music-lover and avid reader.

Administrative Assistant & Client Coordinator
                                                Tracey Myers
Administrative Assistant & Client Coordinator





Nursing Staff
  Joely Hall
RPN - Registered Practical Nurse 

Joely became the nurse for the Health for Life Team in 2012. She received her Registered Practical Nursing diploma from St. Lawrence College and before joining Health for Life she was a nurse with a community team, and worked part time in one of the local nursing homes.

Joely is a busy mother of four wonderful children, who keep her active and who have a passion for dance.  In her free time Joely enjoys spending time with her husband and children, walking her two dogs, and has even been known to participate in a dance class of her own. 
  Anya Kelly
BScPharm, MPSI

Anya provides Clinical Pharmacy services to Dr Kilpatrick and the clients of the Centre when there are complicated medication-related issues. She is a Certified Geriatric Pharmacist.

Anya works out daily at the YMCA with her husband, and walks to work, to keep fit. She is an accomplished amateur actress and musician, and is always busy doing something creative or learning a new skill. She adores animals of all kinds.
Health & Wellness Coach

Jo-Ann Howell
Health & Wellness Coach

Jo-Ann began working for the Health for Life team in 2016 as our Health and Wellness Coach. She has over 25 years of experience of helping people identify and address key areas in their lives that need attention for improved overall health and wellness.

She is a Registered Social Worker and a certified Life and Leadership Coach. Jo-Ann received her accredited training through the Co-Active Training Institute and is currently completing their Leadership program, which she is passionate about! She is collaborative and relationship-focused in her coaching and believes in meeting people where they are at, while empowering them to identify and set meaningful goals.

When she is not coaching, Jo-Ann stays fit by getting outdoors on walks and hikes and takes a wide variety of group fitness classes that feel like play rather than work. She enjoys live theatre and music, farmers markets and working on house projects. She continues to stay curious and will often try new things to stretch her comfort zone.

Jennifer Aronson, MSW, RSW

Social Worker

Jennifer is a highly experienced consulting social worker who provides Health & Wellness counselling to our clients as a part of the Health for Life program who joined our team in 2019.

Jennifer has had a varied career, and continues to work in the capacity of Clinical Social Worker, Therapist and Eldercare Consultant in both the private and public sectors.

Jennifer is able to help clients save time and reduce stress by guiding them through the maze of healthcare and community support systems. She can provide assistance with: organizing private and public sector home care, designing, implementing and managing a coordinated care plan, counselling and support of caregivers and family, crisis intervention and management, communication between medical providers, goal setting, arranging respite care, housing, selecting specialized residential care, moving, end of life management and grief counselling.

Jennifer is a Master level Social Worker in private practice and in the community. She is a registered member and in good standing with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers (OCSWSSW Member #  810398).

In her spare time, she enjoys pilates, spinning, live theatre and music, travelling, dining, movies, cooking wine education and tasting, and spending time with friends and family.

Fitness Trainer
  Kari Galasso
Fitness Trainer, B.A., B. PHE, PTS

Kari joined Health for Life in the role of Fitness Trainer, in December 2012.  With many years experience as a personal trainer and running her own business Fit to the Core, she has worked with a variety of clients of all ages.  

Kari enjoys inspiring others to keep active and fit and spends her free time with her husband and two children camping, skiing, hiking, urban poling and cycling. 

Fitness Assistant
  Melissa Armitage 
Fitness Assistant/Office Assistant
Melissa joined the Health for Life Team in 2011 as an administrative and physiotherapy assistant.  In December 2012 her role changed as she began working along side Kari Galasso as the fitness trainer assistant.

Melissa completed her studies at the Kingston Learning Centre Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy Assistant Program in December 2010.

In her free time she enjoys walking, swimming, hiking and spending time with her family.

Dietitian / Nutritionist

Sue Jackson RD
Dietitian / Nutrition Counsellor

Sue is the Registered Dietitian for the Health for Life Clinic. 

She enjoys the outdoors, golfing, taking her dogs for walks, and tending her veggie garden, and she especially enjoys having visits with her grandchildren.

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