Our Staff
The Lakeland Primary Care Network employs a caring, knowledgeable, and dedicated staff of health professionals. Each staff member understands the importance their role plays in providing the best possible care for our patients.

Robb Foote - Executive Director

Robb joined the Lakeland Primary Care Network in June 2012. He comes to the Lakeland region from Missoula, Montana. Robb has over 20 years of health care experience and for seven years he was the executive director for Montana Independent Health Alliance (six large Montana hospitals) and the Montana Healthcare System. Robb is looking forward to working with the physicians, patients, clinics and local communities to further promote primary health care through out the Lakeland region

Office:Lakeland Primary Care Network
Office Hours/Days:M-TH 8:30-5:00, F 8:30-4:30

Monica Joly RN - Director of Clinical Services

After graduating from the University of Alberta in 2007 with a degree in Nursing, Monica came back to her home town of St. Paul where she was born and raised. Monica works as a registered nurse and enjoys every nursing opportunity that she encounters. One of the benefits of working in a rural community is getting to know the patients, their families and being able to work together with the physicians and clinic staff. Monica is always looking for opportunities to expand her nursing knowledge and scope of practice.

Office:Lakeland Primary Care Network & The Women's Clinic

Sue Penz - Executive Assistant

After working in a busy medical clinic in St. Paul, I wanted to broaden my perspective in helping to improve health care in  communities around St. Paul.  In September 2009, I joined the Lakeland Primary Care Network as an Executive Assistant. I have watched Lakeland PCN over the past years continue to grow and strengthen primary health care in the Lakeland region.

Office:Lakeland Primary Care Network
Office Hours/Days:M-TH: 8:30-5:00, F: 8:30-4:30

Anne Marie Gales - Receptionist / Proactive Office Encounter Technician (POET)

Office:Lakeland Primary Care Network
Office Hours/Days:M-TH: 8:30-5:00, F: 8:30-4:30

Julie Reesor - Receptionist

Office:Lakeland Primary Care Network
Office Hours/Days:M-TH: 8:30-5:00, F: 8:30-4:30

Terry Sims - Community Social Worker & Resource Navigator

I joined the Lakeland PCN on March 3, 2014.  I have made St. Paul my home for the past 26+ years where I previously worked with Alberta Child & Family Services in child protection/case management and foster care.  I was also involved with the Lakeland Centre for Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) Diagnostic team for 10+ years and have experience working with individuals with various disabilities, disorders, and high medical needs. 
 
The basis of my program is to work with patients/clients to assess, resolve, prevent or lessen the impact of social and economic stresses, physical, and mental health related issues in order to enhance the care they receive from their family physicians, nurses, and other health team members.  I will work with patients/clients where best meets their needs:  in their homes, in their home community, or in my office.  I work collaboratively with the medical clinics, specialists, and the various community support services in each of the communities the Lakeland PCN serves. 
 

Office:Lakeland Primary Care Network / Travels Throughout Lakeland
Office Hours/Days:M-TH: 8:30-5:00, F: 8:30-4:30

Aimy Schamehorn - Community Social Worker & Resource Navigator

Aimy joined our team April 7th, 2016, she has resided in St. Paul for the past seven years. She comes to us with thirteen plus years experience working in the human service industry. This experience included Coordinator/Facilitator for the Family Violence Program, Healthy Families Home Visitation, as well as the Executive Director of the Lac La Biche Chamber of Commerce. Aimy looks forward to working collaboratively with the medical clinics, specialist and various community supports services to assist clients. Her main goal is to resolve, prevent or lessen the impact of social, economic stresses, medical, physical, and mental health related issues in her cleint's lives.

Office:Lakeland Primary Care Network / Travels Throughout Lakeland
Office Hours/Days:M-TH: 8:30-5:00, F: 8:30-4:30

Jeanelle Richard - Registered Dietitian

Jeanelle graduated from the University of Alberta with a Bachelor of Science in Food and Nutrition and completed her Dietetic Internship throughout Alberta. She was born and raised in the Lakeland region and has always been passionate about the role nutrition plays in your overall health. She understands the challenges that everyone faces in today’s society in regards to making healthy lifestyle changes. Jeanelle enjoys working alongside clients to help them reach their nutrition and lifestyle goals.  

Office:Lakeland Primary Care Network
Office Hours/Days:M-TH: 8:30-5:00, F: 8:30-4:30
Accepting New Patients?Physician or Self Referral

Karen Lafantaisie RN - Diabetes Educator

Karen Lafantaisie graduated as a Registered Nurse from Algonquin College in 1992. Since then, she has enjoyed various nursing roles in both Canada and the United States. Throughout her career, Karen has developed a strong passion for assisting people in their navigation towards optimal functioning, regardless of challenges that life may present.  Currently, Karen is working towards becoming a Certified Diabetes Educator (C.D.E.) and has successfully earned the Diabetes Educator Graduate Certificate from the Michener Institute of Education at UHN. Karen was born and raised in the Ottawa Valley in Ontario. She moved to Smoky Lake, Alberta in 2012 where she now lives with her son, Jacob and husband, Gerry.

Office:Lakeland Primary Care Network
Office Hours/Days:By Appointment Only
Accepting New Patients?Physician or Self Referral

Betty Richard - Improvement Facilitator/Site Research Coordinator

Betty has joined our team as our Improvement Facilitator/Site Research Coordinator. She will be supporting our clinic’s improvement teams through their ASaP (Alberta Screening and Prevention) improvement journeys.  In addition, she will be coordinating our Lakeland CHANGE Alberta research program team, which looks at reducing the risk of developing cancer and improving your overall health through individualized diet and exercise programs. Betty looks forward to working with our teams and community to further enhance and support our Primary Health Care services throughout the Lakeland. In her spare time, Betty enjoys creating fun delicious recipes in the kitchen and spending time with her family. 

Office:Lakeland Primary Care Network
Office Hours/Days:M-TH: 8:30-5:00, F: 8:30-4:30

Tanya Fontaine - Exercise Facilitator

Tanya joined the Lakeland PCN in 2017 as the Exercise Facilitator. She will be a part of the CHANGE Cancer Alberta study and Prescription to Get Active program providing customized exercise coaching for clients. She is looking forward to building relations with clients, the community and working with the physicians and clinic staff. Tanya is motivated to promote and educate active living and exercise for a healthier lifestyle.

Office:Lakeland Primary Care Network
Office Hours/Days:M-TH: 8:30-5:00, F: 8:30-4:30

Robbi Allen RN

Office:Independent Medical Practitioners

Schallaun Ballard LPN

Office:Lac La Biche Associated Medical Clinic

Tiffani Beniuk MOA

Office:Lac La Biche Associated Medical Clinic

Kristyn Duchesneau RN

Office:Lakeland Primary Care Network
Special Practice Interests:Foot Care Clinic

Naomi Etim LPN

Office:Lac La Biche Associated Medical Clinic

Julie Fehr LPN

Office:Raubenheimer Medical Clinic

Julie Fodchuk RN

Office:Two Hills Medical Clinic

Denise Jacques RN

Office:Lakeland Primary Care Network
Special Practice Interests:Foot Care Clinic

Jocelyne Kissel MOA

Office:Lakeland PCN - Glendon Community Health Clinic

Diane Kozak RN

Office:Saddle Lake Health Centre

Laurie Krekoski RN

Office:St.Paul Associated Medical Centre

Cara Kuba MOA

Office:Living Hope Clinic

Beth Lakey MOA

Office:Lac La Biche Associated Medical Clinic

Shauna Lapierre MOA

Office:Independent Medical Practitioners

Louise Kwiatkowski MOA

Office:Glendon Medical Clinic

Ryan MacDonald RN

Office:Smoky Lake Medical Clinic

Lindsay Malachowski RN

Office:Dr. Oyebode's Clinic
Special Practice Interests:Well Women's Clinic

Alice Moneva MOA

Office:Lac La Biche Associated Medical Clinic

Philine Mykyte LPN

Office:Raubenheimer Medical Clinic
Special Practice Interests:Well Women's Clinic

Debbie Piquette MOA

Office:Independent Medical Practitioners

Leanne Poulin RN

Office:Lakeland Primary Care Network
Special Practice Interests:Foot Care Clinic

Janette Ramful RN

Office:Elk Point & District Medical Clinic

Jodie Richter RN

Office:Hester A. Gordon Clinic / Lakeland Primary Care Network
Special Practice Interests:Foot Care Clinic

Victoria Samoilov LPN

Office:Lac La Biche Associated Medical Clinic

Kim Shandro MOA

Office:Two Hills Medical Clinic

Shauna Smyl MOA

Office:Glendon Medical Clinic

Sarah St. Arnault RN

Office:Living Hope Medical Clinic

Heather Ward LPN

Office:Saddle Lake Health Centre

Yvonne Waring LPN

Office:Dr. Iftikar Ahmad, P.C.

Lorelei Youngchief LPN

Office:Bonnyville Associate Medical Clinic
Office Hours/Days:Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm

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