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.
Karen Wallace is a native of Glengarry. She studied at ST Lawrence college and received her RPN diploma in 2007. Her career has primarily been in geriatrics. She has witnessed, over the years, the need for foot care in individuals from all backgrounds. Her experience in wound and skin care, as well as her techniques in behavioral approaches are what makes her a great asset to the Happy Feet team. Her foot care nurse program has prepared her to continue and further practice her career in a new and positive way. Dedicated to her work, she strives for her clients’ comfort and satisfaction.
Originaire du comté de Glengarry, Karen a fait ses études au collège St. Laurent. Elle gradue en 2007, comme infirmière auxiliaire diplomée et commence une carrière principalement en gériatrie. Elle est alors témoin d’un besoin considérable au fil des ans, pour les soins de pieds de la population à tous les niveaux. Son expérience dans les soins de plaies et de la peau, ainsi que ses techniques dans ses approches comportementales, font de Karen un atout pour l’équipe « Happy Feet ». Le programme d’infirmière pour les soins de pieds l’a préparée à poursuivre sa carrière dans un contexte différent, d’une façon nouvelle et positive. Le confort et le bien-être de ses clients est sa priorité.
She's happily working on her biography to introduce herself!!
But let me say that she is a wonderful spirit who brings so much to our team!
Lauraine is a graduate of Queen’s University Nursing program. Her certification with Footcare Academy has provided her with specialized education in foot care services. Lauraine began providing foot care in 1984 with VON Toronto branch and continued with the Eastern Ontario branch, Cornwall until 1998. She has been a warm presence working from 2002-2014 with the Winchester Memorial Hospital. Lauraine is currently working as an independent foot care practitioner affiliating with the DVA and Medivae Blue Cross. Her areas of specialty include advanced foot care, Diabetic Foot, Ankle Brachial indexing, and performing foot care to persons with Dementia. Lauraine has also received diabetes education in Kemptville, qualifying her as a diabetes educator. With education in both Basic and Advanced Wound Care including the diabetic foot, Lauraine is sure to help make your feet happy again.
She is happily working on her biography to introduce herself!!
But let me say that she is the secret weapon of our team and without her there would be no Happy Feet.