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Windsor Family Health Team

Providing exceptional primary health care as an integrated team.

Who We Are

We are a primary health care clinic serving patients in Windsor, Ontario and the surrounding area. Made up of a team of interprofessional health care practitioners, we strive to provide our patients with the highest quality primary health care available.

As a patient of the Windsor Family Health Team (WFHT), you can expect to receive quality, coordinated care focused on helping meet and maintain your health and wellness goals. To achieve those expectations, our team of professionals from various medical fields work with you and each other when needed, to discuss, plan, and implement steps to get you closer to your goals and help you stay on track.

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Our Model of Health and Wellbeing

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In 2014, we adopted a Model of Health and Wellbeing. All of the services and programs that we offer are grounded in this model to ensure that we are meeting the needs of the amazing community that we serve.

Strategic Plan 2023-2027

The Windsor Family Health Team (WFHT) works to deliver high quality health services. Our updated 2023-2027 strategic plan maps out how we are doing this now and into the future. WFHT clients, staff and board of directors worked together to choose the plan priorities. These support our mission, vision and long-term goals. WFHT staff use a more detailed action plan to track and report on progress. Below is a summary of our 2023-2027 strategic plan. Click the button below to view a copy of our strategic priority infographic.

Strategic Priority Infographic

Our Commitment to Inclusion Diversity and Equity

The Windsor Family Health Team has fully embraced and endorsed the Alliance for Healthier Communities Health Equity Charter. As an organization, we recognize the need for health equity and believe this charter provides a roadmap towards achieving this goal.

The Health Equity Charter states, “Access to the highest attainable standard of health is a fundamental human right. Everyone deserves equal access to a full, vibrant life, which is essential to a healthy and just society.” We believe that by adopting this charter, we are committing to providing equitable care to all of our patients. We are dedicated to implementing the principles of the charter in our practice and ensuring that our patients receive the care they need to achieve optimal health outcomes. Together, we can work towards a healthier and more equitable community.

For more information on the Health Equity Charter, please Click Here. This is a progressive living document oriented to advance health equity through a human rights and social justice approach.

Our Team

Board of Directors

Michelle Suchiu, Chair
Jennifer Johnston, Vice Chair
Helen Catauro, Secretary
Jun Jim, Treasurer
Suzanne Porter, Director
Anthony McKenzie, Director
Sheri Testani, Director
Julia Fogarty, Director

Administrative Team

Margo Reilly, Executive Director
Ron Sheppard, Team Care Center Director
Linda Fawler, Manager of Human Resources & Finance
Beth Kinnaird-Iler, Manager of Quality, Experience and Patient Safety
Devon Boomer, Executive Assistant
Mira Pio, Clinical Receptionist
Samia Bazzi, Clinical Receptionist
Jessika Sim, Clinical Receptionist
Christine Pare, Clinical Receptionist
Tracey Vaseleniuck, Clinical Receptionist
Liana Giles, Clinical Receptionist
Michele Hodare, Clinical Receptionist
Barnadet Younan, Clinical Receptionist
Debi Page, Quality Improvement Decision Support Specialist
Hailey Barker, Quality Improvement Decision Support Specialist
Sierra Slikboer, Special Projects Coordinator
Christen Abraham, Special Projects Support

Family Practice Program

Dr. Rita Jaddou
Dr. J.R. Coates
Dr. Nick Paquette
Dr. Daria Zajac
Dr. Matthew Ouellette
Dr. Brent Rowden
Dr. Alex Reidel
Jillian Nascimento, Nurse Practitioner
Souzan Rowden, Nurse Practitioner
Sonia Filice, Registered Dietitian
Mark Buckingham, Social Worker
Nakita Alagha, Social Worker
Stephanie Mayville, Clinic Nurse
Tamara Eren, Clinic Nurse
Jane Colella, Nurse/Health Promoter
Jennifer Ridsdale, Registered Dental Hygienist
Paulina Ives, Nurse Practitioner

Team Care Program

Ron Sheppard, Director
Caitlin Haugh, Nurse Practitioner
Marie Kubwimana, Social Worker
Joshua Parent, Counsellor
Olivia Greenhow, Social Worker
Desiree O’Halloran, Respiratory Therapist
Dr. Russ Abouhassan, Consulting Psychiatrist
Elizabeth Lalonde, Chemical Dependency Counsellor
Derek Roberts, Chemical Dependency Counsellor
Sonia Filice, Registered Dietitian
Kristie Laforet, Nurse Health Promoter
Anna Fiorito, Physiotherapist
Nathan Atkinson, Physiotherapist
Daniel Szymanski, Kinesiologist
Rae-Anne Thibert, Intake Nurse

Community Partners

The WFHT has a number of formal arrangements with organizations in our community to provide services to our patients beyond what is offered by our staff.

Each logo is an interactive button that will take you to the respected organizations website.

Windsor Regional Hospital

Logo Windsor Regional Hospital

Windsor Essex Ontario Health Team

Logo Windsor Essex Ontario Health Team

Associations

Association of Family Health Teams of Ontario

Association of Family Health Teams of Ontario logo

Alliance for Healthier Communities

Alliance for Healthier Communities logo

Ontario Hospital Association

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