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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.
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.
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.
Board of Directors
Jelena Payne, Chair
Josie Hope, Vice Chair
Jennifer Johnston, Secretary
Michelle Suchiu, Treasurer
Anita Harris, Director
Helen Catauro, Director
Jun Kim, Director
Suzanne Porter, Director
Anthony McKenzie, Director
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
Jason Pedro, IT Systems Administrator
Mira Pio, Clinical Receptionist
Hannah Facchina, Clinical Receptionist
Julie McPhedran, Clinical Receptionist
Samia Bazzi, Clinical Receptionist
Erin Boyle, Clinical Receptionist
Kelly Loch, Clinical Receptionist
Olivia Peltier, Clinical Receptionist
Sherry Nelson, Clinical Receptionist
Michele Hodare, Clinical Receptionist
Debi Page, Quality Improvement Decision Support Specialist
Hailey Barker, Quality Improvement Decision Support Specialist
Sierra Slikboer, Special Projects Coordinator
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
Avideh Najibzadeh, Counsellor
Marie Kubwimana, Social Worker
Joshua Parent, Counsellor
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
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.