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The 'Halton Parents' Team

Would you like to know a little bit more about the experienced staff you are talking to on Twitter or who are doing the blogging for Halton Parents?

Let us introduce you to the faces behind the words and their areas of expertise:

The Core Team

Planning Parenthood/ Pregnancy/ Child's 1st Year

  • Andrea ScottAndrea Scott, RN
    Hi there, I’m Andrea and I’m a public health nurse with the HaltonParents team – you’ll find me blogging, tweeting and answering phone calls. I’ve been working for the Halton Region Health Department since 2006 and my focus has been on supporting new families as they welcome their babies and during the first year of life. More recently I am delving into this “parenting” thing myself – come join me as I try to learn more about parenting as a public health nurse and also as a new mom!


Toddler/ Preschool: Ages 1 - 5

  • Karen HayKaren Hay, RN

    I have been working for Halton Region since 2004 as a Public Health Nurse on the Preschool Team.  I am an accredited Triple P External Link (Positive Parenting Program) and Nobody’s Perfect facilitator and have worked with children and families for over 20 years in both the acute care setting and in public health.  In addition to being a Public Health Nurse I am a married mother of 2 wonderful daughters.  Halton Region is where my family lives, works, plays and go to school.

  • Lilly SulugLilly Sulug, RN

    I’m Lilly and I have over 18 years of nursing experience. I’m currently Public Health Nurse working with Halton children and families for over 10 years. My area of focus is on the preschool age with a keen focus on parenting. I have great experience in counselling families, delivering seminars and facilitating group series in parenting. Other work experiences include childhood asthma, school-age health and community development. Personally, I enjoy parenting with my two young children ages 2 and 5.


  • Maureen HarrisMaureen Harris, RN

    Hello, my name is Maureen and I have worked in a variety of health care settings for over 20 years, including acute care and teaching. Since 2002, I have worked as a Public Health Nurse for Halton Region, currently in the Early Years Health Program. I have a special focus on active living in young children. I am an accredited Triple P and Nobody’s Perfect facilitator and I enjoy working closely with families in the community. As a mother of three teenagers, I have loved watching my children grow and develop into the wonderful ‘young people’ that they are today. As a family, we continue to take advantage of the amazing opportunities that Halton has to offer.


Elementary School: Ages 5 - 12

  • Cynthia LindsayCynthia Lindsay, RN

    Hello… my name is Cynthia Lindsay… As a public health nurse with the elementary school team, I work to promote healthier lifestyles for kids. Also, I have over 15 years of nursing experience with the last 8 years focused on parenting from birth to teens. I am bilingual (French) and have several parenting accreditations. You can often find me out in the community delivering Triple P programs or facilitating a variety of parent and youth groups. I love working, making connections, and raising my 2 preteen kids in Halton.

  • Rosie IlinskyRosie Ilnisky, RN

    My name is Rosie and I am a Public Health Nurse working with the Youth Health Team in Oakville High Schools. Previously, I had worked as a nurse at the North York Family Health Team providing education to patients across the lifespan. I have a passion for teaching health and live to inspire and instil confidence in anyone I interact with. I am a resident of Halton and an outdoor adventurist who loves skiing, cycling and hiking.


High School: Ages 13 - 18

  • Corinne BergCorinne Berg, RN

    My name is Corinne and I am a Public Health Nurse with the Youth Health Team where our focus is to promote the health and well being of youth in our community. Since graduating from nursing almost twenty years ago, I have had the opportunity to work with many wonderful families in a pediatric, acute care setting and feel so fortunate to continue this journey in public health. I have a passion for children and youth, and for meeting new people. Personally, I am a busy mom (Is there any other kind?) of two wonderful children ages 4 and 7. 


Special Advisors

Holly PatersonHolly Paterson, Children with Special Needs

Hi I’m Developmental Consultant with Children’s Developmental Services. My educational background includes an undergrad in Psychology (focus on special education and child development) at Wilfrid Laurier University. I also completed a post-grad diploma in Infant and Supported Child Development at the University of British Columbia. I work with infants and toddlers who have an established delay, or are at risk of delay due to biological or psychosocial factors. My passions include: reaching one’s full potential, parent empowerment, advocacy for children and youth with disabilities, and inclusion.