Jesse Robson

Chair

Jesse works at the Halifax clinic of the Nova Scotia Health Authority Chronic Pain Service, treating physiotherapy outpatients and teaching group fitness and education programs. She loves helping people with chronic pain connect with their bodies, their hopes and their values, and helping them find stability and control within oppressive situations. Outside of work, Jesse enjoys yoga, racket sports, cooking, acrobatics, and her identical twin cats. Her main goal as chair of the WHD is to connect the executive committee with members who are interested in helping the Division create better resources and opportunities for members.

 

Nicole Hills

Research Chair

Nicole has been a physiotherapist for the past six years in private practice and is currently working in Kingston, Ontario.  Her interest in pre and postnatal care has grown over the past six years and is what lead her to return to Queen's University to pursue a Ph.D. This fall she will be starting her fourth year of her Ph.D. and is currently conducting a study that is investigating the relationship between a woman's inter-rectus distance and their trunk strength, endurance and function.  In her spare time, she enjoys cycling and painting. Her main goal as the Research Chair will be to facilitate the researcher-clinician connection. 

 

Devonna Truong

Public Relations Chair

Devonna Truong graduated from McMaster University with both a Masters of Science degree in Physical Therapy and an Honors Baccalaureate of Science degree in Biology with a specialization in Physiology. Devonna is committed to professional growth through continuing education in pelvic health physiotherapy, acupuncture and manual therapy levels. She is also actively involved with the McMaster Physiotherapy Program as a Tutorial Facilitator. Furthermore, she has presented her Masters evidence-based research project at the 2016 CPA Congress.  Devonna is passionate about living a healthy and active lifestyle. In her spare time, she enjoys weight training, hiking, yoga andtravelling.

 

Katerina Miller

 Newsletter Chair

Katerina became a pelvic health physiotherapist immediately after graduation, and has been practicing both MSK and pelvic health since. These days she divides her time between two private clinics in the Halifax Regional Municipality (Timberlea and Bedford), working with people from all walks of life. She is passionate about helping people reach their goals and improve their life quality, as well as educating and supporting preventional measures. Outside of work, Katerina enjoys sailing, playing volleyball, and visiting the gym. Her main goal as chair of the Newsletter committee of the WHD is to help health practitioners share and expand their knowledge so that they could provide the best care possible.

 

Julie Sarjeant

Secretary, Incoming Co-Chair

Juliet Sarjeant lives in Saskatoon, SK with her husband and three children (you can make that four, if you add Martha the dog!) and works in the Pelvic Floor Pathway at Saskatoon City Hospital. . She enjoys all kinds of outdoor activities - camping, cycling, running (gotta keep the dog happy!) and yoga. Juliet has held the position of secretary of the WHD for a number of years and is striving to be the best secretary ever! She feels blessed to be part of the innovative, inspiring and strong group of women that make up the WHD executive.

 

Cindy Anchincloss

Treasurer, Incoming Co-Chair

Cindy currently works exclusively in pelvic health in Kingston, Ontario. She completed her physiotherapy training at Queen’s University in 2005 and has worked in orthopedics, seniors care, and as a research trainee. Cindy joined the WHD executive in 2008 and is committed to improving member’s services, establishing collaborative networks amongst clinicians and researchers, and developing a unified curriculum for the professional development of women’s health physiotherapists. Cindy enjoys gardening, outdoor activities and spending time with her family.

 

Samantha Doralp

Education Chair 

Samantha is a practicing Women’s Health and Paediatric Physiotherapist with a doctorate in Rehabilitation Sciences from Western University. She currently works in private practice with a passion for treating women across the age spectrum. With experience in both community and private practice settings, she has developed a strong interest in promoting Women’s Health and increasing awareness through free seminars for the community. She currently teaches at the undergraduate and graduate level at Western in the Faculty of Health Sciences and School of Physical Therapy. In her spare time, Samantha enjoys playing tennis, sailing or escaping the city to head up to the cottage.

 

Kiera McDuff

Student Representative

Kiera is a second year physical therapy student at the University of Toronto. She has been an advocate for women's health since the age of 10 when she began volunteering for 416 Community Support for Women in Toronto. While pursuing her undergraduate degree in Kinesiology at McMaster University, she was disappointed to discover the lack of research conducted on women's health issues in exercise science. As a result, she is committed to bringing attention to this knowledge gap and hoping to encourage increased interest and investment into research in this field. Her main goal this year is to organize a speaker series hosted by multiple physical therapy programs across Canada to highlight research in women's health and physical therapy.