Our Team

Administration

Executive Director

Medical Director

Megan Wright
The Executive Director is responsible for leading all aspects of the operations of Roger Neilson House.
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Dr. Bill Splinter
The Medical Director leads the physician team and collaborates in implementing programs with other clinical staff members.
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Manager

Senior Administrative Assistant

Helen Yoxon
The Manager works with the multidisciplinary team to develop, create, and monitor various programs.
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Sonja Marshall
The Senior Administrative Assistant provides clerical and administrative support at Roger Neilson House.
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Palliative Care Program Physicians

The physicians are part of the CHEO Palliative Care Outreach program providing 24/7 on-call and in-house consultation for families and medical teams, and acting as a clinical resource to the CHEO Palliative Care Program, and symptom management specialists.

Dr. William Splinter
Medical Director
Dr. Bill Splinter
Dr. Christina Vadeboncoeur

Palliative Care Team Physician
Dr. Chris Vadeboncoeur
Dr. Megan Doherty
Palliative Care Team Physician
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Dr. Ben Robert
Palliative Care Team Physician
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Palliative Care Program On-call Nurses

Nurse Practitioner

Quality Coordinator

Lynn Grandmaison Dumond
Working as part of the multidisciplinary team, the nurse practitioner provides support and education for children and youth, families, the community and staff in a family centered environment.
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Nancy Graham
The quality coordinator is the contact for guests and families wishing to book admission at Roger Neilson House. She communicates with families to ensure their needs are met.
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Registered Nurse

Registered Nurse

Registered Nurse

Nahal Stoppels
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Dr. Chris Vadeboncoeur
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Lesley Sabourin
Dr. Bill Splinter

Ann Hicks
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Roger Neilson House Nurses
Wendy Gougeon
Registered Nurse
Dr. Bill Splinter
Kirstin Neville

Registered Nurse
Dr. Chris Vadeboncoeur
David Ricciardelli
Registered Nurse
Dr. Bill Splinter
Candace Bretzer
Registered Practical Nurse
Dr. Bill Splinter
Molly Brown
Registered Practical Nurse
Dr. Bill Splinter
Jackie Davis
Registered Practical Nurse
Dr. Bill Splinter
Maureen Merkley
Registered Nurse
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Jodi Ouellette

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Katie Patterson
Registered Practical Nurse
Dr. Bill Splinter
Brandy Prevost
Registered Practical Nurse
Dr. Bill Splinter
Jennifer Quinn
Registered Practical Nurse
Dr. Bill Splinter
Jan Mingie
Registered Nurse
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Marion Rattray

Bereavement Care Nurse
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Kasia Skrzypek
Registered Nurse
Dr. Bill Splinter
Jenna Marsh
Registered Practical Nurse
Dr. Bill Splinter
Monica Sevigny
Registered Practical Nurse
Dr. Bill Splinter
Cheryl Wall
Registered Practical Nurse
Dr. Bill Splinter
Social Workers

Our social workers provide education and support to health professionals, children and youth, and families experiencing life-threatening illnesses and end of life issues. They provide counselling, grief and bereavement support, act as a liaison with social service organisations, and provide assistance to access community resources.

Carol Chevalier
Social Worker
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Madelena Arnone
Social Worker
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Barb Juett
Social Worker
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Personal Support Workers

Working as part of the multidisciplinary team, the personal support workers perform a variety of environmental and household activities to ensure a clean and safe environment for guests, families, staff and volunteers. They assist nurses with some aspects of guest care.

Carinne Moreau
Personal Support Worker
Dr. Bill Splinter Jenny Simpson
Personal Support Worker
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Joann Zimmerling
Personal Support Worker
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Personal Support Worker
Sam Day
Buhle Ncube
Personal Support Worker
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Personal Support Worker
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Recreation Therapists

The ultimate goal of Therapeutic Recreation is to improve the quality of life and well-being in our children in an inclusive, non-judgmental environment. The Recreation Therapist provides therapeutic activities that are social or individual in nature to encourage self-expression, socialization, dream fulfillment, meaning making and fun! There are so many adventures that take place at Roger Neilson House and we allow our children to have a blast being a kid!

Katt Brooks & Danielle Scarlett
Recreation Therapists
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Volunteer Services

Volunteer Serivices staff are responsible for volunteers’ involvement in day-to-day activities and guest interactions at Roger Neilson House. Their roles include recruitment, screening, training, support to, and evaluation of Roger Neilson House volunteers. They liaise between staff, volunteers, guests and families to optimize volunteer services.

Bruno Perrier
Manager of Community Engagement and Volunteer Relations
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Alex Dumond
Administrative Assistant
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Consultants

Spiritual Support

Bioethicist

Pharmacist

Gerardo Quintanar
Spiritual support services can be consulted to promote spiritual and emotional well-being for guests, families, staff and volunteers. Spiritual support is available to all families of every religion and culture.
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Michelle Mullen
The bioethicist on the Palliative Care team responds to situations of ethical distress arising in palliative care access and, identifies ethical issues and tools to help support decision-making.Helen Yoxon Headshot
Régis Vaillancourt
A symptom management resource for health professionals at CHEO, Roger Neilson House and in the community, the pharmacist educates children, youth, families, staff, and community partners.
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