OHEA welcomes 7 new P.H.Ec.s this Fall
Please find five out of seven New P.H.Ec bios listed below. Other new P.H.Ec.'s include: Christina Xina Lamothe, P.H.Ec.
Hi all! My name is Adrienne and I am excited to finally become a PHEc! I am a recent graduate of the Food and Nutrition Program at Ryerson University where I took a strong interest in health promotion, community engagement, and sustainability. In my communities, I am often involved in facilitating health related programs for populations throughout the lifecycle, presenting food demonstrations, and volunteering in food banks. My experiences and education have shaped my interests in promoting food literacy, food security, and health through community development. During the past two years as a member of the Toronto Home Economics Association, I have learned that Professional Home Economists play a pivotal role in promoting these elements of wellbeing. I am thrilled to be welcomed into the OHEA and I look forward to expanding my horizons within the association by meeting many of you and learning from your knowledge and expertise as PHEcs!
Hi, my name is Stephanie and I am a Ryerson graduate with a Bachelors of Applied Science in Food & Nutrition. I like to consider myself a "Jane of all trades" in that, by day I am working in foodservice or managing my family business; by night I am actively working towards obtaining a dietetic internship with hopes of becoming a Registered Dietitian. I also enjoy learning and enhancing my knowledge on the ins, outs and the 'up and coming' of food/nutrition trends and innovations; and by the time the weekend rolls around I am focusing my energy on building a health, wellness & beauty empire.
My passion for food and nutrition and drive for learning has led me to pursue my PHEc. As a new member of the Ontario Home Economics Association, I want to become the professional that empowers individuals to make changes in their own lives by arming them with the knowledge and skills to enhance their nutritional health.
I hope to achieve my goal of becoming an RD but I am also open to learning about non-dietetic career paths and/or creating a new position that incorporates nutrition, organizing everyday life, and improving overall health.
Rachelle Provost recently graduated from Brescia University College with a BSc. with an Honours Specialization in Nutrition and Dietetics. In May, she began a Diploma in Public Relations through Western University. Currently, she is the Vice President Communications for OHEA. In January, she will begin a four-month internship as a Communications Intern at Lawson Health Research Institute in London, ON. She is passionate about healthcare, communications and food. She looks forward to joining a strong network of professionals with similar interests and encourages other new graduates to pursue this opportunity.
Emily grew up in the small town of Madoc, Ontario where she attended both public and high school. After graduation, Emily completed a diploma at Sir Sandford Fleming College in Fitness and Health Promotion, which was what truly sparked her love for assisting people in becoming the healthiest and happiest versions of themselves. Emily decided to continue her studies in the field by attending Brescia University College for her BSc in Foods and Nutrition, which she hopes to continue via an internship through Dietitians of Canada. In her spare time, Emily can be found trying out new recipes, practicing yoga, shopping at farmers’ markets, and doing her best to grow as a member of the Zero Waste community – which encourages her to minimize the amount of single-use plastics and other pollutants found in day-to-day living.
My name is Johanna Selga and I have recently graduated from Brescia University College where I achieved my Bachelor of Arts with Honour Spec. in Nutrition and Families, Minor in Health Science. I am most passionate about promoting food security, and food safety in my community. So I often volunteer for local programs or non-profit organizations like Nutrition for Learning's Breakfast Program. In my free time, I love to cook and create new recipes as well as design new sewing projects. I'm excited to become a member of OHEA and I look forward to meeting other OHEA members!
My name is Nola, and I work for the family health teams and medical clinics on Manitoulin Island. I service four different communities as the outpatient RD. I also have the privilege to use my skillset as a P.H.Ec (it’s certainly very exciting to be able to use that designation now) to put together community based group initiatives focused on development of food skills and food literacy. With everything from kid’s cooking classes to bariatric support group cooking sessions I’ve enjoyed working with many different populations. My work is exciting and diverse, there’s never a dull moment around here. When I’m not at work I find plenty of things to keep me busy and learning new things. Living on the island I have many opportunities to enjoy nature, I always enjoy a good hike at the end of a long work day. When I’m not out on the hiking trails, ice fishing, or swimming (choice of activity is season-dependent of course! I can usually be found in the kitchen trying out a new recipe! My friends, family, and co- workers know to get excited when I’ve been baking or cooking – it usually means yummy samples to share. I’m thrilled to be joining the ranks as a P.H.Ec and look forward to participating in this vibrant community. Thank you for the warm welcome!
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