New Appointments

New Regional Stroke Community and LTC Coordinator

Kayla Purdon, RN, BScN, BA, MN will begin working with the Stroke Network on Oct 20th as our Regional Stroke Community and LTC Coordinator. Kayla has a  Masters of Nursing (Teaching Focus) from Athabasca, Alberta that included courses in Evidence-based Practice, Dissemination Strategies, Collaboration and Leadership roles in Health.

New Administrative Assistant for Regional Stroke Program, Liisa Ware

Liisa Ware began working as our Stroke Network Administrative Assistant on Oct 4th. Liisa brings over 17 years of KHSC experience to our program including roles in registration and data entry for the Ontario Breast Screening Program,

Welcome to NEW Stroke Support Group Facilitator at VON Canada, Greater Kingston

Each community stroke group within the southeast region has a skilled Facilitator providing support to stroke survivors and caregivers.  These supports can include:

Planning and delivery of the various support groups (e.g., blended and separate stroke survivor & caregiver groups, aphasia supportive conversation groups, social/recreational groups, young stroke survivor group, introductory groups and virtual groups)

NEW Part time KHSC Stroke Specialist Case Manager Jennifer Holliday

The Regional and KHSC Stroke Teams are pleased to warmly welcome Jennifer Holliday as our new part time Stroke Specialist Case Manager. Jennifer is just completing her orientation...

Heather Jenkins, Regional Stroke Education Coordinator

We are delighted to welcome Heather Jenkins to the role of Regional Stroke Education Coordinator with the Stroke Network of Southeastern Ontario.

Heather obtained a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry from Memorial University NFLD in 1999, followed by a Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy from Queen’s University in 2002. Heather will complete a Masters of Science in Healthcare Quality from Queen’s University in August.  Heather obtained IDEAS quality improvement program certification in 2015, participating in an advanced training program focused on improving flow of stroke patients from acute to inpatient rehabilitation.