My career as a massage therapist has spanned over two decades, and I have been fortunate to work with thousands of clients right here in the Ottawa Valley. I am proud to call Renfrew County my home, and my family feels blessed to enjoy all the valley has to offer.
I am inspired daily by the team at Lavallee and their commitment to creating an inclusive, respectful, caring, and trusting culture. Fostering a positive culture is challenging, and it requires the full engagement of every individual. We are fortunate to have team members that believe a positive culture is worth the constant vigilance. I founded Lavallee Health Centre in 2006 to create a welcoming and supportive workplace. I feel that we have succeeded because of the talented people that have chosen to practice here.
I am inspired daily by the team at Lavallee and their commitment to creating an inclusive, respectful, caring, and trusting culture.
Although I have retired from providing hands-on treatment, I am fully engaged with the operational side of the clinic and plan to continue that work for many years to come. The role of the President is to manage the overall operations and resources of our clinic and to ensure that the needs of our health care practitioners and clients are satisfied. My office is located within a few feet of the front desk, which is the heart of our business, and allows me to be accessible to both clients and practitioners.
When I completed my massage therapy diploma in 2001, I would not have imagined that 20 years later, I would be operating one of the largest multidisciplinary clinics in the Ottawa Valley. Although my educational background is strictly therapeutic, I have developed necessary business skills through a combination of coaching, courses, reading, and support from the local small business community. I am grateful for the support we have received over the last 20 years, and I look forward to the next 20 years of service in the beautiful Pembroke/Petawawa area.
Massage Therapy Program, Centennial College 2001
Vodder Certification – Combined Decongestive Therapy 2009
Registered with the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario