Our People

Registered Midwives
SGMT has both Aboriginal and Non-Aboriginal Midwives providing care for our clients. We are all registered with the College of Midwives of Ontario, are active members of our professional association, the Association of Ontario Midwives, and regularly update our CPR, neonatal resuscitation and emergency skills training.

If you are an Aboriginal midwife interested in working with our practice, we are always excited to hear from you – please get in touch!

Midwives
Kathleen Babe
Year started as a midwife: 2010
Training: Midwifery Education Program, Ryerson University
Current status: General Registrant
What I like about working at SGMT: Its warmth, passion, and commitment to our clients!

Nadia Bellio
Year started as a midwife: 2007
Training: Midwifery Education Program, Ryerson University
Current status: General Registrant
What I like about working at SGMT: I love the opportunity to get to know women and families during this unique time in their lives and to facilitate a positive journey through the childbearing year. I love the diversity of clients I work with at SGMT, the great team of midwives, and a supportive hospital environment. Catching all the beautiful babies as they enter the world is also an absolute privilege and pleasure!

Sara Booth
Year started as a midwife: 2002
Training: Midwifery Education Program, Ryerson University
Current status: General Registrant
What I like about working at SGMT: It has been an incredible privilege to get to know lots of families in such an important time in their lives. I am honoured to work as an ally with the Aboriginal community alongside great colleagues and friends.

Cheryllee Bourgeois
Year started as a midwife: 2007
Training: Midwifery Education Program, Ryerson University
Current status: General Registrant Aboriginal Midwife
What I like about working at SGMT:  I am Cree / Métis and I became a midwife because I wanted to be able to work with other Aboriginal families.  I also try to support Aboriginal women thinking of becoming midwives by telling them about what I do and answering questions about midwifery training.  Participating in the ongoing learning of midwifery students and non-Aboriginal midwives and peoples is another reason I am thankful to work at SGMT.

Aimée Carbonneau
Year started as a midwife: 2005
Training: Midwifery Education Program, Laurentian University, French stream
Current status: General Registrant Aboriginal Midwife

Claire Dion Fletcher
Year started as a midwife: 2013
Training: Midwifery Education Program, Ryerson University
Current Status: New Registrant  Aboriginal Midwife

Tracy Franklin 

Year Started as a midwife: 2002

Training: Midwifery Education Program, Ryerson University

Alanna Kibbe
Year started as a midwife: 2006
Training: International Midwifery Preregistration Program, Ryerson University
Florida School of Traditional Midwifery, Gainesville, Florida
Current status: General Registrant
What I like about working at SGMT: I am honoured to work with SGMT birthing families during such an amazing time as their transition to parenthood.

Jessica Kraitberg
Year started as a midwife: 2010
Training: Midwifery Education Program, Ryerson University
Current status: General Registrant
What I like about working at SGMT: What excites me about joining the midwives at SGMT is the opportunity to work with women and families from the Aboriginal community in Toronto in a setting that actively strives to provide culturally appropriate care. Along with the Aboriginal community I look forward to working with the many diverse cultures within the city. I am happy to be working with midwives who on top of providing excellent clinical care also focus on the spiritual, mental, and emotional elements of pregnancy, birth, and the postpartum.

Heather Heinrichs
Year started as a midwife: 2012
Training: Midwifery Education Program, Laurentian University
Current status: New Registrant Aboriginal Midwife

Rachel Dennis  
Year started as a midwife: 2012
Training: Midwifery Education Program, Ryerson University
Current status: New Registrant Aboriginal Midwife

Andrea Lennox
Year started as a midwife: 2002
Training: Midwifery Education Program, Ryerson University
Current status: General Registrant on leave
What I like about working at SGMT: I get to be invited into the most private and profound event in a woman’s life and I am repeatedly awestruck at the strength and power of each woman and her baby and what they are able to achieve.

Claire Osepchook
Year started as a midwife: 2010
Training: Midwifery Education Program, Ryerson University
Current status: General Registrant
What I like about working at SGMT: I enjoy getting to know clients and supporting them through their unique journey of pregnancy and birth. It is an honour to share in this special life event and to be always learning at each birth experience. I also love working with the very skilled and caring midwives, the friendly staff and the warm and welcoming environment at SGMT.

Kimberley Orton
Year started as a midwife:2013
Training: Midwifery Education Program, Ryerson University
Current Status: New Registrant   Aboriginal Midwife

Nicole Romeiko
Year started as a midwife: 2007
Training: Midwifery Education Program, Laurentian University, French stream
Current status: General Registrant
What I like about working at SGMT: I love watching a family transform as they prepare for a new member. I love the power in the room when a newborn comes through the birth door: the combined power of the labouring parent, their support people, the midwives, and of course the baby. I am honoured to be participating in enhancing Aboriginal peoples’ experience of health care, and keeping birth sacred!

Diane Simon
Year started as a midwife: 2013
Training: Midwifery Education Program, Ryerson University
Current Status: New Registrant    Aboriginal Midwife

Sara Wolfe
Year started as a midwife: 2003
Training: International Midwifery Preregistration Program, Ryerson University
Thames Valley University, UK
Current status: General Registrant Aboriginal Midwife
What I like about working at SGMT: I love everything about being a midwife: that I work with an amazing group of people who are so generous and kind, and that I have the honour of being present at what will be one of the most special moments in a family’s life.

Support Staff
Supporting all the work of the caregivers at SGMT is our team of administrative staff.

Jennifer Johnson
Year started at SGMT: 2007
Role: Office Administrator
What I like about working at SGMT: It is interesting and fast paced. I love helping people in this important and sacred time in their life in whatever way I can. I love watching people transform into parents and meeting their new babies; it’s truly an awesome event in a person’s life and I am happy to be a little part of that. I love that our practice has a focus on caring for Aboriginal families, as a young aboriginal mother the midwives at SGMT took amazing care of me and my baby, I am proud to say I was the 9th client of SGMT. I love that I can grow as an indigenous woman here and that culturally sensitive care is part of our practice’s focus. I also really enjoy working with everyone at SGMT; we have become a family and we all truly care about each other and support each other in every way.

Amanda Barbetta
Year started at SGMT: 2011
Role: Receptionist
What I like about working at SGMT: What I love most about working at SGMT is the feeling of home coming here. I felt it on my very first visit. It is such a friendly and diverse atmosphere. In my short time here I have had the blessings of meeting some truly lovely people. I love being able to witness this beautiful and joyous time in people’s lives.
I have truly come to admire and have a deep respect and appreciation for the Midwives. In all that they do to provide special care and their hard work and dedication to their jobs, it is just phenomenal!!
I might add the babies I get to meet are a real perk too!!

Stephanie Belanger
Year started at SGMT: 2013
Role: Office Assistant

Sarah Dennis
Year started at SGMT: 2013
Role: Outreach Coordinator
 

Students
Students are an integral part of our practice, and are generally involved in all aspects of your care, including prenatal visits, the birth, and postpartum care. They will want to get to know you as we do during their time in the practice. For more information see this pamphlet about student involvement in midwifery care. Your midwives will be able to tell you when they have students working with them and what level they are at.

Family doctor
Dr. Janet Smylie holds a clinic every two weeks at SGMT as a consulting family physician member of the Inner City Health Associates.
Year started at SGMT: 2007
Training: Medical Degree (MD) Queen’s University, Family Medicine residency University of Ottawa, Women’s Health Scholar University of Toronto, Master’s in Public Health (MPH) John’s Hopkins University
Current status: Licensed with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario, Fellow of the Canadian College of Family Physicians (FCFP), Active staff physician, Department of Family and Community Medicine, Saint Michael’s Hospital
What I like about working at SGMT: It enables me to fulfill a role which I deeply cherish as a primary health care and mental health care provider to women and their families in Aboriginal and broader Toronto communities.