Meet the North Bay Team

Sarah Hinschberger, Registered Respiratory Therapist
Sarah Hinschberger
Registered Respiratory Therapist

Sarah comes to us from working at VitalAire in Timmins for over three years. She graduated from Canadore College in 2014.

Sarah’s previous experience will be a great asset to our company and the clients that she works with. Her previous employer has said that she is an excellent therapist who is always working to make the lives of her clients as good as it can possibly be. Sarah is fluent in English and French. Sarah is very excited to be working in her hometown area again.

Rob McKay,  Registered Respiratory Therapist & Manager
Rob McKay
Registered Respiratory Therapist & Manager

Rob graduated from Canadore College’s Respiratory Therapy program in 2003.

After a brief stint working in Saskatoon at the Royal University Hospital, Rob came back to North Bay and has been working in home care since 2005. In 2016, Rob joined Northern Respiratory as the Manager. With a client centered focus, it is Rob’s goal to provide top-level service for every client. Rob is usually in the office with one of our CPAP clients, but also backs Casey up with the oxygen clients. If you have a question about oxygen or CPAP, Rob is the guy to ask. Rob enjoys his time off with his wonderful wife and children. The whole family can usually be seen on one of the city’s soccer fields in the summer.

Carla Vecchio, Bachelor of Arts, Registered Respiratory Therapist
Carla Vecchio
Bachelor of Arts, Registered Respiratory Therapist

Carla graduated from Nipissing University and then Canadore College and has been working as a Respiratory Therapist for eight years in North Bay.

Carla has distinguished herself by her interest in helping others. She is a compassionate and knowledgeable Respiratory Therapist who puts the needs of her clients first. Her focus is providing the highest level of care to her clients. She is happy when her clients’ needs are met and they are happy. Her enthusiasm and commitment are inspiring in carrying out her job and working to achieve solutions. With eight years of working in this field, Carla has acquired experience that makes her beneficial to her clients and a valuable team member of Northern Respiratory.


Melissa Laferriere, R.P.N. - CPAP Consultant
Melissa Laferriere
R.P.N. – CPAP Consultant

Melissa graduated from Canadore College’s Practical Nursing program in 2015 and joined Northern Respiratory in January 2016.

She has become an excellent and caring CPAP Consultant. Melissa ensures that each client is given the time they need to understand their CPAP equipment. Her ability to find the right mask for each client helps them get a great sleep as soon as possible. Melissa enjoys spending time with her husband and her son when she is not at work.

Dina Gentile, Office Manager
Dina Gentile
Office Administrator

Dina has been working here at Northern Respiratory since it opened in 2001.

She is the backbone of our office. She greets our customers by name when they walk in and helps them find the items they need. If you need a replacement mask, part or filter, Dina can help you out. Dina also does our billing and invoicing in the office. In her spare time, Dina leads an active life filled with exercise and healthy eating (most of the time).

Northern Respiratory

North Bay, ON

60 Champlain St #102,
North Bay, ON P1B 7M4

Call or Text: 705-995-2686

Mon- Thu: 9am – 5pm
Fri: 9am-4pm
Evenings and Saturdays by appointment

Thunder Bay, ON

705 Red River Rd Unit 2,
Thunder Bay, ON P7B 1J3

Call or Text: 807-699-5064

Mon – Fri: 9am – 5pm
Evenings and Weekends by Appointment