About OHC

Staff

Allen Kraut, MD, FRCPC

Dr. Kraut is a physician with specialized training in Internal Medicine and Occupational medicine who does clinical occupational medicine at the clinic. His areas of interest include chemical exposures, occupational lung disease, and heavy metal exposures.

Andrew Dolhy

Andrew Dolhy is a Certified Professional Ergonomist. He has an Honours Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology. Andrew is responsible for providing internal and external ergonomic services for the OHC, including assisting workplace health and safety committees to prevent musculoskeletal injuries. Andrew also has extensive experience working with small businesses and has developed ergonomic resources specifically for this sector.

Carly Nicholson

Carly Nicholson is the Executive Director. With a background in politics and communications, Carly’s passion for community health sparked at Women’s Health Clinic where she was a volunteer peer counsellor for several years and served as Co-Chair of the Board of Directors. As Executive Director, Carly is responsible for the overall operations of OHC, represents OHC on various external boards and committees, and is the Manitoba representative to the Canadian Association of Community Health Centres.

Geethanjalie Jayasinghe

Geethanjalie Jayasinghe (Geetha) is the Community Development Worker for the Cross Cultural Community Development Program. Geetha has a Bachelor of Social Work degree. She is responsible for the coordination of the “Train the Trainer” program and first language workshops with newcomer communities. Geetha also provides short term counseling for injured newcomer workers.

Geoffrey Thompson

Geoffrey Thompson is a Registered Nurse with a background in cross-cultural health, community development and organizational capacity building. He has a Master’s Degree in Public Health and has extensive international experience delivering healthcare services in diverse community settings. Geoffrey is also a Psychological Health and Safety Advisor certified by the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA). Currently, he leads the MFL Occupational Health Centre’s strategic initiative on workplace psychological health and safety.

Karen Hamilton

Karen Hamilton is the Program Coordinator. She has a Bachelor of Social Work degree. Karen is responsible for the development and oversight of OHC’s Cross Cultural Community Development Program as well as worker health initiatives with food processing workers and nail salon workers. She is also one of the key staff members responsible for OHC’s work in the areas of Psychological Health & Safety, Respectful Workplaces and bullying.

Lisa Houtkooper

Lisa Houtkooper is a Registered Nurse and brings to OHC a wealth of primary care and community health knowledge and experience . She has a Master of Nursing degree and previously worked at Klinic as a nurse practitioner.

Mona Phillips

Mona Phillips is the Finance/Office Administrator. Mona is responsible for the financial operation of the OHC as well as the day-to-day administrative tasks, including scheduling patient appointments and responding to public requests for information.

Richard McCrae

Richard McCrae is the Health Educator for the Workplace Sexual Harassment project, funded by Justice Canada. Richard has a Bachelor’s Degree in Human Rights and has been an advocate and facilitator on topics of relationships, consent, and toxic masculinity for nearly a decade. Richard is working in partnership with SERC, Klinic, and the OHC team to develop and deliver an innovative, contemporary curriculum on sexual harassment in the workplace.

Robert Chase, MD, CCFP, FRCPC, MSc

Dr. Chase is a physician who specializes in the management and prevention of work-related chronic musculoskeletal injuries. He has active international health interests in the impact of war on community and environmental health, particularly the mental health of children. Dr. Chase developed the Life Story Board, an activity to assist sharing and disclosure about the events in an individual’s life story.

Tiffany Pau

Tiffany Pau is the Coordinator of the Resource Centre. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and Administrative Studies. Tiffany is responsible for maintaining the OHC resource library, organizing displays, coordinating the Centre’s public presentations, and responding to public requests for information. She also facilitates group educational and training sessions on the topics of hazard identification, ergonomics and violence prevention.