Health Staff

The Community Wellness Worker is the heart of the community and provides culturally integrated health services for seniors, adults and families.  Services for seniors are aimed at promoting their healthy social interactions and capacity to live independently at home. The Community Wellness worker often organizes social gatherings that can be informative as well as entertaining. The Community Wellness Worker also coordinates medical transportation and publishes the health department newsletter.

The Child and Youth Worker works with families with children ages 0-6 years and the youth. The Child and Youth Worker supports families by providing informational materials, learning activities and support and assistance to access services in and out side the community. The Child and Youth Worker also works with the youth and organizes healthy activities such as craft and home work nights and outings in and out of the community. Activities promote their physical, social, educational, and overall healthy development.

Lynn Cote Health Director - Lynn Cote
email: lynn.cote@wahnapitaefn.com

Phone: 705-858-0610 EXT. 222

Lynn Cote began working as a Health Director in April 2006 and before that she worked as a Mental Health Coordinator on a three-month contract in January 2004. Her background education includes an Honours Bachelor of Social Work, Bachelor of Education and a 2 year diploma in Business Administration Accounting.

wendy tyson

Community Wellness Worker - Wendy Tyson
email: cww@wahnapitaefn.com

Phone: 705-858-0610 EXT. 219

Wendy Tyson began working as a Youth/Housing/Education Coordinator in July of 2001. In the year 2003 she changed hats and become the Community Wellness Worker. Her background education includes a grade 12 diploma, a college diploma as a Personal Support Worker and she is also a Certified Food Educator.

Debbie Plain McGregor

Child and Youth Worker - Debbie Plain-McGregor
email: debbie.pmcgregor@wahnapitaefn.com

Phone: 705-858-0610 EXT. 221

Debbie has a wide range of experience working in Native organizations and government positions.  She holds a Bachelors Degree in Native Studies and Psychology from Laurentian University. She has a keen interest in health & physical activity; Native culture, language & tradition and empowering people with education, skills and tools. With her educational background, work experience and interests she runs programs for children and youth of the community as well as programs for families with children aged 0-6 yrs of age.