Our Team

Our Team

Our team supports Family Physicians in clinics across the Peaks to Prairies PCN. Our goal is to provide comprehensive primary care in Olds and Sundre and surrounding areas.

Ask your Family Physician about how our team can support you to be in your best health.

Our current staff directory is as follows:

Contents

Chronic Disease Management

Karen Barry, RN

Case Coordinator – Chronic Disease Management

Professionally, I am a Registered Nurse and Certified Diabetes Educator. I have worked at Red Deer PCN for 13 years as such and prior to that my work experience was in HD, ER, ICU and OR for a few more years than that most of which was in Red Deer and Lacombe. 

I have enjoyed my chosen career in every area and continue to do so. I welcome education and learning from everyone I connect with.

Personally, I am a proud Mother of 2 married adult children and even prouder Grammy to 3 kidlets.

I am a new member of this most beautiful area of Mountain View County, thanks to my partner Brian. with whom I am sharing a wide variety of fun and adventure.

I love to travel, hike, ski, skate, toboggan, swim, take pictures – we generally work and play outside and can’t wait for motorcycle / gardening weather!!!

Thank you for the opportunity to work here with you all.

Donna Hopton, RN

Case Coordinator – Chronic Disease Management

I am a Registered Nurse, and received my training at Humber College in Ontario. After graduation I accepted a position at White County Hospital in Sparta Tennessee where I worked acute care and was then offered a Nursing Supervisory position. It was a tremendous opportunity and memorable adventure that lasted one year. From there I moved back to my home town of Strathmore, Alberta, however with no nursing jobs available there I found employment as a Personal Care Aid with the new Long Term Care facility opening in Sundre, AB. Moving to Sundre eventually led to employment as an RN. 4 years later a position became available at Greenwood Family Physicians where I worked until September of 2014. At this time the Peaks to Prairies Primary Care Network was hiring for a position in Sundre and I was fortunate to be offered that role. It has been a gift to remain living and working in Sundre all these years surrounded by family, good friends and a beautiful country home.

Cheryl Verhesen, RN

My name is Cheryl Verhesen.  I have been a Registered Nurse for 30+ years and I absolutely love my job. Helping people be the best they can be is a passion that brings me a lot of joy.

In my spare time I like to spend time with my family, practice yoga, swim, walk, read, and explore the beautiful Rockies.

I am very proud to work with such an amazing and diverse team at the Peaks To Prairies PCN.

Amy Rainville-Bellemore, NP

Amy was born and raised in Ontario. She completed her Nursing Degree in 2013 and worked as a community nurse until embarking on her new adventure of Masters of Nursing specializing as a Nurse Practitioner. Amy is very passionate about preventative health care, palliative care, and chronic disease management. 

Amy enjoys everything outdoors, hiking and exploring this beautiful area with her furbabies and family. 

Tammy Blackwell – Foot Care Nurse

My husband and I relocated to the Sundre area in July 2020 from Ontario.   The experience I bring with me is 10 years as a Visiting Home Care Nurse and 6 years as a Foot Care Nurse.  In Ontario, I operated my own mobile Foot Care business as well as a clinic through Shoppers Drug Mart at two store locations.  Prior to my Nursing career, I was the owner/operator of an Electrolysis business for 25 years.  I also have a background in Aviation Management, and worked as a Supervisor at Blue Mountain Resorts, in Ontario.  One of my favorite hobbies in Ontario was teaching Western horseback riding.  With so much to see and do in Alberta, my husband and I now enjoy camping in the Mountains and going for long drives on our Harleys.  I’m very excited to be part of the Peaks to Prairies team and looking forward to setting up the Foot Care Clinic!

Social Work & Mental Health

Kerri Stenson – Social Worker

Kerri Stenson, Social Worker

Hi, I’m Kerri!!  I am your friendly neighborhood social worker in Olds!  I have worked as a social worker since 2007 and have been with Peaks to Prairies PCN since 2014.   I love my job and the people I get to connect with each day.  It is such an honor to walk with people on their life journey’s even if it is just for a short period of time.  When I’m not working you will probably find me at home hanging out with loved ones, watching movies, listening to music, getting my groove on and eating!!  I am a firm believer in self-care and spend time each day dedicated to recharging my own personal batteries so that I can be my best self and serve you better.   


“Self-care is never a selfish act – it is simply good stewardship of the only gift I have, the gift I was put on earth to offer others.” -Parker Palmer

Tracy Silberer – Social Worker

My family is my greatest joy in life! I enjoy being active: hiking, biking, river swimming and playing outside in general. I have always had an interest in health and well-being. I have been a practicing Social worker since 1997. I have been a student and teacher of Yoga since 2000. I love being part of a community that supports people to be their best selves; physically, socially and emotionally.

JoAnne Dulaney – Mental Health Counsellor

JOANNE DULANEY - Mental Health Counsellor

Hello! I’m JoAnne Dulaney and I’m privileged to be the Mental Health Counselor for the Olds’ PCN affiliate clinics.  I have been in the “people” business for over 40 years of which 20 plus years were working at two rural AHS mental health clinics.  Previously I worked in human resource management.  I feel blessed to journey along with those who need support and encouragement.

In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, and take particular delight in spending time with my two grandsons!  I also enjoy gardening, being creative and camping.  If you’ve been referred to our Olds’ PCN Mental Health services – I look forward to meeting and supporting you.

Marjie Goertzen – Mental Health Counsellor

My name is Marjie and I have been a registered social worker since 2007. I am currently pursuing the Master’s of Social Work at Dalhousie University. My background includes 15 years in school social work, supporting families with complex needs, navigating the system, providing prevention, crisis intervention, and early intervention. My experience also includes Alberta Health Services, in mental health (inpatient and outpatient), as well as medical social work. I participated in an internship with the Children’s Grief Centre in Calgary and have been privileged to support people walking through grief and loss.

 

I feel very blessed to be working at the PCN, walking alongside, and supporting people to improve their well-being and participate in their journey of healing. I have a heart for supporting individuals of all ages and families experiencing the challenges of complex diagnoses and health challenges. Part of my focus at the PCN will be on perinatal mental health. I feel fortunate to be able to assist during this critical phase of people’s lives, supporting emotional well-being with empathy, empowerment, advocacy, and trauma-informed care as they navigate the challenges and joys of parenthood. I am currently pursuing a certification in Perinatal Mental Health.

 

I have always lived and worked rurally. I grew up on a farm near Didsbury and currently reside in rural Mountain View County on a small hobby farm with my family. I enjoy spending time with our menagerie of animals, from goats to an alpaca. Animals have always been a source of comfort and healing in my life and I feel grateful that my children can experience the joys of living close to nature.

Women & Infant Health

Irma van den Hadelkamp, RN

Irma van den Hadelkamp, RN - Sundre

Primary Care Nurse & Infant Health

My name is Irma van den Hadelkamp. I am a Registered Nurse working at the Peaks to Prairies PCN in Women & Infant Health in Sundre since April 2014. I work from both the Moose and Squirrel clinic and the Greenwood Family Physicians clinic. Since November 4th 2017 I also work at the PCN Teen and Young Adult clinic in Sundre. May 2018 I started working every first and third Monday of the month at the breastfeeding clinic in Olds at the PCN clinic.  I became an International Lactation Consultant in October 2017. I run this clinic together with Shannon Campbell, public health RN, from Olds.  We help all mom`s who are experiencing problems with breastfeeding, we also give prenatal counseling before the delivery.

I have 20 years of experience in neonatology and have assisted midwives with home deliveries for the last 3 years of my stay in the Netherlands. We moved to Canada on October 2004 and I started to work at Sundre hospital in June 2005. Since 2008 I have been involved in the MORE OB obstetrical program of Alberta and am the “superuser” for the Sundre hospital. I also teach neonatal resuscitation to RN’S, LPN’s and MD’s at the Sundre and Olds hospital about 4 times a year.

Something you need to know about me is: I love working with pregnant women and their newborns after delivery.  A little secret: you can call me anytime to assist a delivery and I always feel privileged to be present and helpful in such a special moment in people’s lives. (My family calls it an addiction ;-). I call it a passion.

Jenn McIntyre, RN

Jenn McIntyre, RN - Olds

My name is Jenn McIntyre, and I am so happy you’re here!

I am the RN with the Infant and Women’s Health team. I bring with me my 15 years experience as a nurse with AHS, including background in rural long term care, acute care, emergency and labor and delivery, rural community health case management and tertiary NICU.

I have a passion for helping people feel comfortable, seen and heard during their health journey, and I look forward to hopefully making your experience with primary care the best it can be.

About me…I am a wife to my high school sweetheart and mom to 2 awesome kiddos; a boy and a girl. They keep us busy with sports, camping and finding other ways to spend time together. I love dogs, plants/gardening, food, music, being outdoors exploring, visits with friends and travel.

Natasha Davis – Medical Office Assistant

Natasha Davis - Medical Office Assistant (Olds)

My name is Natasha Davis, I currently work as a Medical Office Assistant at the Primary Care Network. Previously I have worked with the Wild Rose Medical Centre for 10 years. I’ve worked a variety of different roles with them, from administrative duties to the clinical part of it. I loved it! I enjoy interacting with patients, and I bring to the PCN my many experiences and challenges from the Wild Rose Medical Centre. I look forward to gaining more of that experience.

A little more about me, I really enjoy the outdoors, if I’m not working you can usually find me busy with my three children and camping with my family. I love to travel and hope to do more in the future.

Tanya Schooler – Medical Office Assistant/Clinical Assistant

My name is Tanya Schooler and I have been here with Peaks to Prairies PCN as a clinical assistant for the past year.  I have over twenty years of office experience in the banking industry, and now I have brought my passion for people and service here to the PCN.   I love working with my amazing coworkers and I strive to provide excellent care and attention to all our PCN patients.   I have been married for over 25 years, and we have two daughters.  Outside of my time at the clinic, I enjoy golfing, camping and cheering on my kids in whatever activities they are doing.   

Senior's Health

Aletheia Somerville, RN – Senior’s Health Nurse

Aletheia Somerville Seniors Health Nurse
Hello! My name is Aletheia Somerville and I am a registered nurse. I received my Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing in 2008 and have primarily worked in intensive care in both the US and Canada. My background and experiences working with patients and their families in the ICU have inspired me to join the PCN and be part of the support network keeping our seniors healthy. It is a privilege for me to work with our seniors as they have an important role in our communities and lives. I live in rural Mountain View County with my family and we love the beauty of our surroundings and being part our rural community!

Promoting Healthy Communities

Greg Stopanski, BKin, CSEP CEP – Exercise Specialist

Greg Stopanski, Exercise Specialist

I am Greg Stopanski, the Exercise Specialist with the Peaks to Prairies Primary Care Network. I am a Certified Exercise Physiologist with over 12 years experience in health care prescribing exercise and wellness for chronic disease, disability or weight management support. I have worked with all life stages to provide access, and to find enjoyment in physical activity. My passion is to provide education and support for all individuals to be active and healthy at any level. I enjoy spending my free time with my amazing family. We love camping, fishing, skiing, trips to the mountains or just playing in the backyard.  Unsurprisingly, I am a Saskatchewan Roughrider fan and participate in any recreational sport or physical activity. I am excited to be part of the Peaks to Prairies PCN Team and to support the doctors and their patients!

Administrative Team

Michelle Thompson – Executive Director

Michelle Thompson, Executive Director

Hi! My name is Michelle Thompson, and I am the Executive Director of Peaks to Prairies Primary Care Network. I have spent most of my career in health care and am grateful that my journey has led me to Peaks to Prairies today! Things I love about my job include working with our amazing team who like to keep me on my toes, and working with the doctors in our network who are so engaged in what we do. In my spare time, I really enjoy camping out west, and relaxing with my husband, family and friends, and with my doggy love of my life, Gracie.

Deana Campbell – Executive Assistant

Deana Campbell - Executive Assistant

My name is Deana Campbell. I am the Executive Assistant for Peaks to Prairies PCN. I have over 20 years of accounting/bookkeeping and office experience. 

I spend my time watching hockey, figure skating, and football. I love getting out to the mountains for hikes and in the winter for skating and in summer camping with family and friends. 

Jan Tomaszewski – Human Resources

Jan Tomaszewski - Human Resources

My name is Jan Tomaszewski.  I work as the Human Resources Generalist for the Peaks to Prairies PCN.I have over 20 years of Human Resources experience and am passionate about the Health and Wellness industry and supporting non-profit organizations.

I have a 30 year old son and recently acquired a beautiful DIL!  My daughter is 18 and graduating from grade 12 this year. I spend a great deal of time managing, travelling and watching her team play soccer and look forward to doing so in the fall with UofC Dinos where she will be part of the team! I love reading, the outdoors, keeping healthy and a good campfire with friends and family.

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