Meet The Team

Kenora

Kenora

North Bay

North Bay

Thunder Bay

Thunder Bay

Sault Ste Marie

Sault Ste Marie

Sudbury

Kenora

BONNIE DURHAM

Registered Respiratory Therapist

BONNIE DURHAM

Registered Respiratory Therapist

Bonnie has been practicing as a Registered Respiratory Therapist for over 19 years working in areas including Acute Care, Neonatal Transport, Pulmonary Function and Respiratory Investigations, as well as in the Community providing CPAP and Sleep therapy. She has joined our team in both a clinical and business development role and is very excited to bring you the professional and quality respiratory care you deserve. In her free time, she loves to be on the water fishing and spending time with her family outdoors.

North Bay

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 Administrator

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).

ROB MCKAY

Respiratory Therapist & Manager

ROB MCKAY

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 and is now the Managing Partner for our North Bay location. 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 Sarah 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, and can often be seen at one of his kids sporting events. Contact Northern Respiratory for expert guidance and discover how effective treatments, lifestyle adjustments, and good sleep hygiene can make a world of difference in your well-being.

SARAH GAMELIN

Graduate Respiratory Therapist

SARAH GAMELIN

Graduate Respiratory Therapist

Sarah first came to us as a Grade 12 CO-OP student. In 2022, she graduated from Canadore College and came to work for Northern Respiratory shortly after. Sarah will focus on our oxygen patients and will ensure they have excellent care. She is a very kind Respiratory Therapist and is a great addition to our team.

CHRISTINE RAINER

Registered Respiratory Therapist

CHRISTINE RAINER

Registered Respiratory Therapist

Christine has been working in North Bay as a Respiratory Therapist for several years and is now working with Northern Respiratory on a casual basis. She has a great wealth of experience working in the hospital and in home care. In fact, she worked for Northern Respiratory once before in the past! Christine always puts her patients' needs as her priority. When she is not working, she is usually spending time with her husband and her children.

Thunder Bay

HAYLEY TRUMPER

Registered Respiratory Therapist

HAYLEY TRUMPER

Registered Respiratory Therapist

Hayley first completed her Biology degree in 2017 from Carleton University before receiving her Respiratory Therapy diploma in 2021. She began training in the heart of COVID at TBRHSC, where she continued to work post education. She has now begun a new chapter in her career at Northern Respiratory, where she hopes to expand on her acute care knowledge from the hospital. She is eager to become a member of Thunder Bay's homecare community, ensuring the highest level of safety, support, and education between her clients. In her off time, she spends her time outdoors with her boyfriend and daughter.

PAM PARISIEN

Registered Nurse

PAM PARISIEN

Registered Nurse

Pam has been a Registered Nurse in Thunder Bay for over 20 years. She has worked with several companies in the home care market and enjoys helping her clientele be successful with their therapy. Pam ensures that each client is given the time they need to understand their equipment.Her ability to find the right mask for each client helps them get a great sleep as soon as possible.

RACHELLE WOOD

Registered Nurse

RACHELLE WOOD

Registered Nurse

Rachelle graduated from Confederation College’s Registered Nurse program in 2001 and has been practicing nursing for over 16 yrs. She has gained experience in a variety of areas of nursing but has a passion for community nursing which she has been providing since 2013. Rachelle believes in building long lasting, trusting relationships with all her clients and the paramount importance of providing ongoing support. In her spare time, Rachelle is busy raising her 3 children with her husband and loves spending her summers outdoors with family and friends camping, fishing and Kayaking.

TARA PROSSER

Registered Respiratory Therapist

TARA PROSSER

Registered Respiratory Therapist

Tara graduated as a Registered Respiratory Therapist from New Brunswick Community College in 1996. Tara continued on to complete her Bachelor of Health Science degree from the University of New Brunswick in 1999. She brings over 20 years of experience in a variety of fields including acute care, home oxygen, CPAP therapy, and business development. She is dedicated to putting the needs of her clients first to ensure their safety and comfort while on therapy. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her husband and two boys at their trailer, enjoying both summer and winter activities.

STEVE LAVERY

Manager

STEVE LAVERY

Manager

Steve attended Lakehead University in the Honours Bachelor of Science Chemistry program. He has worked in the home health care field in Northwestern Ontario for the past 18 years with a background in client care, operations, logistics and project management. He has worked diligently with organizations and agencies, who help people overcome any obstacle to accomplish their goals. He appreciates contributing to the success of others and brings that passion to everything he does be it volunteer work, organizational projects or personal life. In his spare time, he enjoys the outdoors, local sports teams and connecting with people throughout the region.

Sault Ste Marie

Melisa Poitras

Registered Practical Nurse/Patient Care Coordinator

Melisa Poitras

Registered Practical Nurse/Patient Care Coordinator

I am happy to join the Northern Respiratory team! I've been a Registered Practical Nurse since 2005 and am excited to be learning more about sleep and oxygen therapy. It is wonderful to work with such knowledgeable and kind women to help people live lives to their fullest.

MARIANNE SENECAL

Office Administrator

MARIANNE SENECAL

Office Administrator

Marianne comes to Northern Respiratory with over 2O years of customer service excellence in the Oxygen and Sleep Therapy Industry. Marianne has developed incredible relationships with customers in her 20 years of experience. She loves getting to know the Patients and Customers so that she can deliver personalized and unique care to meet their every need. Marianne goes above and beyond to give the customer the best experience and care in every way. Marianne has excellent attention to detail in working with all private and government agencies. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her husband, 2 children, and 2 amazing grandsons. Marianne loves gardening, their cottage on St Joes Island, cooking, and traveling the world on new adventures.

ALISON Train

Registered Respiratory Therapist

ALISON Train

Registered Respiratory Therapist

Alison is a Registered Respiratory Therapist and clinical specialist at Northern Respiratory SSM. Alison began her career in acute and critical care at Sault Area Hospital and has recently transitioned full time to community care. She is passionate about sleep therapy and preventative care and is motivated by the positive impact this has on patients and their families. She is proud to be able to offer the latest and greatest technology and best-practice care with an individualized approach. Call us today at 705-253-9333 for your Oxygen, CPAP and respiratory needs!

STACIE TRUMAN

Registered Nurse

STACIE TRUMAN

Registered Nurse

Stacie is a graduate of Sault College’s Registered Nurse program and has lived and worked in Sault Ste Marie all her life. She brings over 20 years of experience in the Oxygen and CPAP industry with roles in both patient care and management. She is dedicated to the community of Sault Ste. Marie and to providing top-level service to every client. Stacie is a compassionate and knowledgable Registered Nurse who puts the needs of her clients first to ensure their safety and comfort while on therapy. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her husband and their four children and one grandchild. Stacie truly loves people and that love is displayed through all of her interactions within the community.

KORI WICKSTROM

Registered Respiratory Therapist

KORI WICKSTROM

Registered Respiratory Therapist

Kori is a dedicated and passionate Registered Respiratory Therapist and clinical specialist at Northern Respiratory SSM. She graduated from Fanshawe College in 2016 and has worked in acute care, Pulmonary Function, and home care. She prides herself on advocating for patients to give them the best possible care they can receive. Building relationships and helping clients improve their quality of life through optimal and individualized respiratory care is what she strives for. Call us today at 705-253-9333 for your Oxygen, CPAP and Respiratory needs!

Sudbury

Renee Bertrand

Local Partner and Clinical Specialist

Renee Bertrand

Local Partner and Clinical Specialist

I am beyond excited to re-introduce myself to all of you in my new role as Local Partner and Clinical Specialist at Northern Respiratory Sudbury, our locally owned business. I have over 22 years of experience working in this industry, in various roles, as a Registered Respiratory Therapist throughout Sudbury and Northern Ontario. My passion is direct patient care, meeting new people and helping them make a difference in their journeys whether it be chronic and palliative care. Patients and their families are where my heart is at. Our team looks forward to bringing you the Best-In-Class clinical care accompanied by the newest technologies and lightweight equipment available. A new level of O2, CPAP/APAP/BILEVEL therapy and Respiratory Equipment service for our much deserving patients and referral sources. We look forward to working with you.

Kori Wickstrom

RRT and Managing Partner

Kori Wickstrom

RRT and Managing Partner

Kori is a dedicated and passionate Registered Respiratory Therapist and one of the Managing Partners of Northern Respiratory Sudbury. She graduated from Fanshawe College in 2016 and has worked in acute care, Pulmonary Function, and home care. She prides herself on advocating for patients to give them the best possible care they can receive. Building relationships and helping clients improve their quality of life through optimal and individualized respiratory care is what she strives for. Call us today at 705-419-2922 for your Oxygen, CPAP and Respiratory needs!

Alison Train

RRT and Managing Partner

Alison Train

RRT and Managing Partner

Alison is a Registered Respiratory Therapist and one of the Managing Partners of Northern Respiratory Sudbury. Alison began her career in acute and critical care at Sault Area Hospital and has recently transitioned full time to community care. She is passionate about sleep therapy and preventative care and is motivated by the positive impact this has on patients and their families. She is looking forward to this new challenge in Sudbury and offering the latest and greatest technology and best-practice care with an individualized approach. Call us today at 705-419-2922 for your Oxygen, CPAP and respiratory needs!

Brianna Faggioni

RRT and Clinical Specialist

Brianna Faggioni

RRT and Clinical Specialist

Brianna is a Registred Respiratory Therapist and has been working in a home care setting for over 5 years providing bilingual oxygen and sleep therapy. Brianna has a passion for community respiratory care to help patients improve their quality of life and independence. She is thrilled to continue working here in her home town while building lasting and trusting relationships with her patients to ensure the best respiratory care possible. Outside of work, Brianna enjoys skiing, golfing and spending time with family and friends.

Amanda Ubdegrove

Customer Service Representative

Amanda Ubdegrove

Customer Service Representative

I am very excited to be joining this incredible team at Northern Respiratory Sudbury as your Customer Service Representative. I have worked in customer service my whole career and the last 10 have been focused in CPAP and Oxygen customer service . I enjoy being able to help people in any way that I can. You will always be greeted with a smile when you come to see me at Northern Respiratory Sudbury. I know our team will stand out above the rest because we are all passionate about providing the best service and care for our patients.