New Hires for the Healthy Start/ Départ Santé team

In the past few weeks, three new people have joined the Healthy Start/ Départ Santé team in Saskatchewan :

  • Marie-Lynne Gaudet is the new Healthy Start Project Coordinator. She will be working with Allysha Larsen in the implementation of the program and in training early learning child care centres in Saskatchewan. She has a Bachelor of Kinesiology degree from the University of Saskatchewan. While completing her studies, she gained experience working with university athletes and the public. Marie-Lynne can be contacted at [email protected] and at 306-653-7454.
  • Holly Hallikainen joined Healthy Start in late August 2014 as the Evaluation Coordinator. She will be spending the majority of her time working at the University of Saskatchewan organizing the evaluation research team, comprised of members from Saskatchewan and New Brunswick. Holly is a Registered Dietician and has a Bachelor of Science in Nutrition from the University of Saskatchewan. She is in the process of obtaining her Master of Public Health from the University of Victoria. Before joining Healthy Start she worked as a public health dietician with Northern communities in Saskatchewan. Holly can be contacted at [email protected] or at 306-966-7943.
  • Stephanie Ortynsky has recently started as the new Knowledge Development and Exchange Coordinator for Healthy Start. She will be coordinating the project’s Knowledge Development and Exchange Committee and disseminating research findings to stakeholders. Stephanie holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree and a Master of Public Health both from the University of Saskatchewan. She comes to the team with diverse experience in public health, marketing communications and strategic planning. She can be contacted at [email protected] or 306-260-2592.

The Healthy Start team would like to extend a warm welcome to its newest members!

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