Josée is the owner and Director of Care of both Happy Feet Medical Foot Care Inc and Happy Feet Workshops and Supplies. Early in her nursing career, Josée recognized that her passion was in the field of preventative care where improved quality of life was at the forefront of her nursing philosophy. Josée’s desire to grow this philosophy sent her on a journey to pursue independent nursing by studying Advanced Foot Care. Choosing this focus has aided her in realizing her vision of improving the quality of life of her clients and her community. She has since grown her practice to include 2 clinics, 11 facilities, home care nursing treatments and 7 wonderful team members.
Josee’s passion for teaching comes from the generosity of those who have helped her along in her career. She believes in the “Pay it Forward” philosophy and has an open book approach. With this in mind she opened, along with a partner, Happy Feet Workshops and Supplies. Here Josée is able to provide hands-on workshops for nurses to enhance and practice new skills. Believing the best way to educate is through experience, Josée opens up her clinic to those who wish to learn from a working practice and expand their knowledge through practical implementation.
Josee is grateful for the opportunity to serve her community and is looking forward to meeting the continuing needs of her clients.
Shelley was one of the first to join our team at Happy Feet Medical Foot Care. After retiring from a successful family run business she decided to endeavor on her lifelong dream of becoming a nurse. She is now a proud member of the Happy Feet Team and provides care 3 days a week to those clients in need, clinic, home and facility. She goes above and beyond and we are delighted she is part of our team.
Mickaela joined the Happy Feet team early in 2021. She has enjoyed a career working as a nurse on the Maternity and Rehabilitation ward at the Cornwall Community Hospital. In 2020, she left the hospital to help care for a family member at home, ensuring the best care was provided during an uncertain time. Now with Happy Feet she is able to not only continue with her private nursing but is able to return to her passion for helping those in need. We are happy to have such a compassionate and skilled nurse as part of our team.
Natalie is a mother of one daughter and one fur baby (Auggie breed). She has worked as a Registered Nurse for 8 years since graduating from McGill University in 2014. She loves to learn about health and improving well-being. Her work experience includes medical-surgical, diabetes education, tobacco cessation counselling, perinatal health and lactation education. She has been a foot care nurse for 6+ years and feels strongly in the saying "prevention is the best medicine." Providing foot care is an important practice that identifies and prevents many problems. Footcare is a field she keeps coming back to and she says she is very excited to be a part of such a dynamic team at Happy Feet Medical Footcare. We, at Happy Feet are so happy to have her!
Mary joined the Happy Feet team back in September 2021, she choose to join forces with Happy Feet as she builds her own foot care practice in Ottawa where she currently resides. Previous to this she was a home care nurse for 10 years, working in the community and at a clinic. Nursing is her second career as she was an Early Childhood Educator for 14 years beforehand. She is very family oriented and enjoys the outdoors. Having grown up on a dairy farm she is no stranger to hard work. She has a passion for helping people and will always give 110%. We are so delighted to have Mary as our lead nurse in our Vankleek Hill Clinic.
Angela is the co-CEO and co-Owner of Happy Feet Medical Foot Care Inc. She is the behind the scenes powerhouse of the corporation. As your first contact with Happy Feet, Angela will be happy to answer all your questions, schedule your appointments and ensure you are well looked after. She is our administrator, accounting department, and sales representative. A woman with many hats and the ability to conquer it all!
Laura graduated with a Bachelor in Human Kinetics from the University of Ottawa and obtained a personal training certification through the Canadian Society of Exercise Physiology upon graduation. Shortly after, she obtained a diploma in Pedorthics from the University of Western Ontario.
By combining both disciplines, she has developed a philosophy of using custom-made foot orthotics as healing devices, while at the same time working on soft-tissue maintenance to strengthen the body’s structures and make the body work more efficiently. Since she makes the custom-made foot orthotics herself, she is able to develop creative solutions to correct more complex pathomechanics and joint deformities.
In her spare time, Laura is very active, participating in various sports, skiing or running. Her mission in life is to evoke the love of being active and living life to the fullest from everyone she encounters.