Amanda Deveaux RN
I have been a Public Health Nurse for over 10 years but it wasn’t until I became a parent that I learned the true value of having a community and support system to get through this overwhelming and awesome stage of life. I am passionate about supporting parents throughout their parenting journey and providing reliable and trustworthy information. In the winter you can find me skating on our backyard rink with my kids. I also love concerts, travelling and chatting about all things parenting.
Andrea Licursi RD
For the past 10 years, I have worked as a Public Health Dietitian supporting families with healthy eating and food skills. Working with families to make healthy food choices is a rewarding combination; encouraging children to be food explorers by trying healthy foods and flavours in a fun way is key! Living in Halton, my family regularly enjoys cooking meals together and being active outdoors. I look forward to connecting with you soon!
Carolyn Wilkie RN
I have worked with Halton Region for many years, supporting new parents on their fabulous and sometimes crazy journey into parenthood. These days, I can be found blogging and chatting on Facebook about all things parenting. I have two sweet boys (most days) who bring me joy and large grocery bills. I look forward to connecting with you and your family online or in the community.
Heather Van Laare RN
I have been working as a nurse supporting parents, youth and children for the past 20 years. I love seeing parents encourage each other as they share their knowledge and experience. As a parent myself, I too have benefitted from this collective wisdom. Looking forward to connecting with you!
Jamie Dawdy RN
Over the past 8 years, I’ve had the opportunity to work in a wide range of nursing roles, from teaching and research to perinatal health and public health nursing. As a Public Health Nurse, I’ve been very fortunate to be able to combine my passions for family health, health promotion and research. My family means everything to me, so I find it incredibly rewarding supporting and empowering families within Halton, where I was born and raised. I look forward to connecting with you!
Jennifer DaSilva-Bowman, RN
I have been a nurse for over 10 years and I enjoy meeting parents in my role as a public health nurse. Becoming a parent has given me a new appreciation for the challenges of parenting and I love supporting others as they navigate the ups and downs of raising kids.
Josephine Liu, RN
I have been a Registered Nurse for almost a decade and have worked in a variety of settings including acute care, home care, family medicine and public health. I am a mom to a little boy and have experienced my own challenges with adjusting to parenthood and breastfeeding. I love connecting with parents to chat about concerns they are experiencing. In my spare time I love reading, finding new recipes to try, walking with my furry friends and going on adventures with my little one!
Kristy Walker RN
I am honoured to support families in the community where I was born and raised. My two young girls keep me on my toes, and I am grateful for the connections I have made on this parenting journey. With 10 years of nursing experience (seven of those in Public Health), you can count on me to listen and provide you with reliable parenting information. I’d love to chat with you!
Shaara Khan, RN
As a nurse, I have been lucky to be able to provide compassionate and excellent care to infants, children and families at The Hospital for Sick Children and now in Public Health. I have two little boys of my own and love to spend our weekends hiking through Halton parks as every season offers something beautiful to see. In my spare time you can find me baking sweet treats with my boys or enjoying the outdoors!
Tanya Melykuty RN
Over my 24 years as a Registered Nurse, I have worked in a variety of roles and am so grateful for every one of them! I’ve spent the last 15 years in Public Health, primarily in the school setting working with youth and schools to co-create spaces, relationships and opportunities for our young people to thrive. I’m the mom of a teen and tween and more than anything they’ve taught me the power of love, how important it is to honour each child for who they are and that life is a lot more fun when approached with a lighter heart!
Uma Sebastiampillai, RD
As a registered dietitian, I have worked in many health care sectors, with the past 14 years in public health supporting adult and child nutrition. I love being the mother of a young, active son. In my spare time I enjoy reading, traveling and learning about other cultures.