Meet the Team
As a Health Promoter, Gebre is responsible for a range of health promotion activities that engage community members in understanding and taking action to address health issues, including planning and coordinating health and wellness education. Gebre also assists Woolwich Healthy Communities (a community wide initiative).
Rural Community Health Worker
Paula has worked at WCHC for over 12 years. Currently she holds two positions, one as a Rural CHW and the other as a Clinical Nurse. Paula's primary community team role is to work with agricultural families to offer farm, home and road safety as well as other programming and services to our rural communities. She is passionate about health and safety and is an advocate for equity and wellbeing.
Registered Psychotherapist and Counsellor
Jannah is a Registered Psychotherapist and a Canadian Certified Counsellor and has worked in the mental health field for over 15 years. She's been connected to WCHC since 2013 where she does counselling and group programs. Jannah is passionate about community, healing, and growth. Outside of work, she can be found chasing after her two kids and busting stress with things like walking and time in nature.
Low German Health Worker
Anna Works with the Low German-speaking community. She provides language and cultural interpretation as well as social supports for participants in groups, ESL, nutrition, prenatal care, and the Healthy Smiles program. She enjoys road trips back to her Mennonite Colony in Durango, Mexico. She also loves cooking, especially Mexican food, writing about growing up ¨Dietsch¨ in Mexico, reading, studying social service work, and Spanish culture and language.
Music Therapist and Psychotherapist
Amelia Ballak is a certified music therapist and registered psychotherapist at WCHC. Her role is working primarily with kids and teens, using creative approaches to express themselves and work through challenges they may face day to day. Growing up in the community, Amelia knows the importance of connecting with others. When she's not at work, you might find her playing sports, or laying in a hammock with her guitar.
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