Maureen Hunka

Profile Photo of Maureen Hunka Client Counsellor and Registered Nurse
Maureen has 33 years experience teaching Nursing at both the Ottawa Civic Hospital School of Nursing and Algonquin College Nursing Program. Following her retirement from teaching, she joined the clinic in 2004. Maureen has a Bachelor of Science of Nursing Education and a Masters of Education in Counselling from the University of Ottawa and is a graduate of the Ottawa Civic Hospital School of Nursing. In addition to her role as counsellor, she is also a tremendous asset to the team in developing new motivational tools and incorporating Cognitive Therapy techniques.

Tiia Bishop

Profile Photo of Tiia Bishop Client Counsellor and Personal Trainer
Tiia has been working closely with her father at the Weight Management Clinic since 2004. She graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Biology & Psychology from Wilfred Laurier University, has completed many Obesity Medicine Association courses and a course in Motivational Interviewing at Northeastern University. She is currently completing certification as a Registered Holistic Nutritionist through the Canadian School of Natural Nutrition. Tiia is a certified Bariatric Assistant, a certified Personal Trainer Specialist through Can-Fit-Pro, and has developed individualized exercise programs for a large portion of our clients. When counselling clients, Tiia is able to combine her expertise in physical fitness with her current knowledge and skills to promote healthy lifestyles and help clients achieve their goals.

Kate Parry

Client Counsellor
Kate has been a part of Dr. Bishop’s team since October 2010. Originally from New Zealand, she has a Bachelor of Arts in Classical Studies from Victoria University of Wellington and is currently completing certification as a Registered Holistic Nutritionist through the Canadian School of Natural Nutrition. Kate combines her expertise in nutrition, health and wellness with her compassion and motivation to help clients achieve their goals. She can often be overheard talking about healthy recipes that she has tried, and she is an avid runner and mother of two who understands the challenges of balancing a busy family life with healthy choices. Kate has a sound knowledge of our philosophy and all of our programs, and is always willing to listen and offer advice.

Julie St. John

Administration
Julie joined Dr. Bishop’s team in January 2013. She is a graduate of Algonquin College’s Interior Design program and has worked as a part time fitness instructor. Julie’s experience working with people in a variety of settings, enables her to empathize and make patients feel at ease, whether coming in for a weekly appointment or visiting our office for the first time.

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