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Staff Directory

Leigh-Ann graduated with her Masters at the University of Western Ontario. After graduation Leigh-Ann turned her focus to co-found the Amici School of Music for young children in Toronto with fellow singer Michelle Garlough, with which she is still passionately involved. Leigh-Ann enjoys the challenge of balancing her solo career with her passion for teaching and managing a music school.

Email: info@amicimusicschool.com

Tel: 647 909-3552

Nancy is the office manager of the centre.

Email: info@regenthealtcentre.ca

Tel: 905-523-4999

Alex Bovkis is a Hatha yoga teacher at the Regent Health & Chiropractic Centre and Shanti Yoga Studio in Hamilton.

Contact Alex at:

Lorraine Caruso is a Naturaopathic Doctor at the Regent Health Centre. She graduated from the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine in 2002 and obtained her Master of Social Work degree from the University of Toronto and her Bachelor of Science Degree (Honours) from McMaster University.

Contact us to book an appointment with Lorriane.

Email: info@regenthealthcentre.ca

Tel: 905-523-4999

Jane Cassano has been providing counselling for adolescents and individuals facing life transitions for fifteen years.

Contact Jane by telephone or email to set up an appointment. All messages are confidential.

Email: cassano.counselling@gmail.com

Tel: 905.906.0262

Dr. Melanie Chan completed her Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology at the University of Calgary in 2000, and continued her education with a post-graduate diploma in Athletic Therapy. She graduated from the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College in 2006 and was the proud recipient of the 2007 Erika and Albert Langer Memorial Award. In 2007. She completed her acupuncture training at McMaster University.

Dr. Melanie spent several years working as an athletic therapist for college and university athletic teams in various sports such as basketball, soccer and track & field. She maintains an avid interest in treating athletic injuries.

Dr. Melanie runs a family-oriented practice and treats patients of all ages. She is looking forward to meeting with you to discuss how to achieve your optimum level of health.

Violeta is a registered massage therapist who graduated with honors from the Ontario College of Health and Technology in November of 2013. Violeta employs a variety of massage techniques and interventions in her practice, including: deep tissue, friction techniques for scar tissue, trigger point therapy, joint play, relaxation massage and fascial release. Violeta believes in collaborative approach to treatment while focusing on communication and patient education and preventative care.

Email: info@regenthealthcentre.ca

Tel: 905 523-4999

Christine Gaddye has been practicing Massage Therapy since 2000. She is registered by the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario (CMTO) and is a member of the Ontario Massage Therapists Association (OMTA).

She specializes in Deep Tissue Massage, Craniosacral Therapy, Pre-Natal Massage and also offers Relaxation Massage Treatments.

Some of her techniques include: Soft Tissue Release, Trigger Point Therapy, Myofascial & Connective Tissue Release, Joint Play & Mobilizations, Craniosacral Techniques, Muscle Energy and Swedish Massage Techniques.

Email: info@regenthealthcentre.ca

Tel: 905-523-4999

Michelle currently resides in Toronto where she has founded the Amici School of Music with fellow singer Leigh-Ann Allen. There she enjoys teaching both piano and voice while specializing in early childhood music. Aside from teaching, Michelle has performed as a soloist for Opera Toronto and for her Majesty the Queen at the St. James Anglican Cathedral.

Email: info@amicimusicschool.com

Tel: 647 909-3552

Originally from the Hamilton area, Dr. Matthew Jackson always had a passion for keeping healthy and active. He completed his Honors Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology and Health Studies at Queen’s University in 2010. During his studies at Queen’s University he realized that chiropractic was the perfect opportunity for him to have a career where he could promote health. He received his Doctorate of Chiropractic with clinic honors from the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College in June 2014. Dr. Matthew furthered his education with certifications in Contemporary Medical Acupuncture from McMaster University, Active Release Techniques, Fascial Movement Taping and SIGMA Instrument Methods Technique. Dr. Matthew loves to keep moving in his spare time with strength and conditioning training, soccer, running, skiing, tennis, golf and various other sports. Dr. Matthew is committed to facilitating the health of the surrounding community. He wants to promote a healthy active lifestyle, and treats patients using a patient-centered and evidence-informed approach. He has an interest in treating not only neck and back pain, but also extremity muscle and joint pain as well. He is looking forward to meeting with you to discuss your health concerns today.

Email: info@regenthealthcentre.ca

Tel: 905-523-4999

Fax: 905-523-9994

Dr. Pradeep trained as a pediatrician in India, and worked in the field of community health in the Himalayan foothills of north India for over twelve years. Later, he trained as an acupuncturist in Sri Lanka and Canada. At present, he has a private practice in acupuncture in Hamilton, as well as teaching acupuncture at McMaster University. He and his wife Karen, who also works with, both studied at the Mind-Body Medical Institute at Harvard University. Pradeep has a particular interest in meditation practice and its role in healing.

Email: jivasu.natural@gmail.com

Tel: 905-522-1386

Karyn is a Reflexologist at the Regent Health Centre. She specializes in Foot & Hand Reflexology, Paraffin Wax Treatment, Reiki Treatments.

Email: reflexingthesole@gmail.com

Tel: 289-682-8635

Dr. Jim Lamontagne has had a chiropractic practice in Hamilton for over thirty two years. He attended McMaster University and graduated from The National College of Chiropractic in Chicago Illinois in 1982. He is a mentor for The Wellwood Cancer Support Center and is on the Board of Directors for Sport Hamilton. He is also an Assistant Clinical Professor (Adjunct) at McMaster University in the Department of Family Medicine.

Email: info@regenthealthcentre.ca

Tel: 905-523-4999

Olivier Lechapt is a graduate of the “Institut de Formation en Ostéopathie du Grand Avignon” (IFO-GA) in France and a member of the Canadian Society for Traditional Osteopathy. His practice is soft and dedicated to the whole body.

Website: www.osteolivier.ca

Tel: 289-877-8448 (Information / Booking)

Rebecca Lester is a counsellor with over 10 years clinical experience. She holds a Master of Social Work degree and is a registered member of the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers and the Ontario Association of Social Workers.

Rebecca uses therapeutic Narrative Therapy, Emotion Focused Therapy, and Brief Solution Focused Therapy and facilitates therapy that focuses on the power of intention.

Website: www.rebeccalester.ca

Email: counsellor@rebeccalester.ca

Tel: 289-921-8845

Brenda McCafferty is a receptionist at the centre.She will be happy to book your appointments.

Email: info@regenthealthcentre.ca

Tel: 905-523-4999

Iveta Morin is a Registered Massage Therapist at the Regent Health Centre. She has been practicing since 2001. Iveta complements her massage therapy treatment with hot stone as well as paraffin hands and feet treatment to free patients of their muscular tension and enhance relaxation and well-being. In 2005, she was awarded the Reader’s Choice Award from the Hamilton Spectator for “Most Popular Massage Therapist”.

For booking Massage Therapy session with Iveta, please use her booking calendar. (Please note: this is only for Iveta Morin clients.) Please, make sure that you receive a confirmation e-mail after booking your appointment.

Crystle Numan is a graduate of the Canadian Academy of Osteopathy and a member of the Ontario Osteopathic Association. Osteopathic treatments are gentle and promote whole body healing.

Website: crystlenuman.simplybook.me

Email: crystle.numan@gmail.com

Tel: 905-966-3095

Alex Robinson is a Registered Massage Therapist at the Regent Health Centre. Alex completed her massage therapy diploma at Ontario College of Health & Technology in 2014. She is registered with the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario (CMTO) and is a member of the Registered Massage Therapists Association of Ontario (RMTAO). Alex provides General Swedish Massage therapy including: Deep Tissue Massage, Soft Tissue Release, Pre and Post-Natal Massage, Breast Massage and Relaxation Treatments.

For rates please visit: www.alexrobinsonrmt.com

Mira Rostami is a high school science teacher and a certified Naturality meditation teacher. For five years, Mira has been facilitating meditation workshops, organizing retreats and has been a teacher in the Naturality Meditation Teacher Programs in both Hamilton and Toronto.

Website: www.naturalitypath.com

Email: mira.rostami@hotmail.com

Tel: 905-541-1870

Melissa Smith has studied tai chi and qigong since 1991. She took her first class to rehabilitate after a cycling accident, but kept practicing because of Tai Chi and Qigong’s profound healing implications for body, mind, and spirit. Melissa is a certified Reiki Master Healer and Shamballa Multi-Dimensional Healing System Practitioner.

Email: info@regenthealthcentre.ca

Tel: 905-523-4999

Valerie Spironello is a registered social worker, an Assistant Professor (PT) with the Department of Family Medicine at McMaster University and an instructor in continuing education at the University of Toronto.

Valerie assists others in dealing with life’s challenges in a holistic manner looking at “whole-person” health. Along with individual sessions, Valerie provides workshops, wellness courses, meditation classes and retreats.

Website: www.choosewellness.ca

Email: valerie@choosewellness.ca

Tel: 905-730-0754

Laura teaches Zumba, a Latin-inspired workout at the Regent Health Centre.

To book an appointment, please contact Laura at:

Website: blog.gotohealth.ca

Email: laura@gotohealth.ca

Tel: 289-260-6225