Clinic Staff

Dominic Noel

Executive Director & Nurse Practitioner Lead

He earned his Bachelor's in Nursing Science in 2006 and his Master's in Nursing Science in 2014. Dominic spent over 5 years at the Montreal Jewish General Hospital working as an Endocrinology/Insulin Pump Trainer and in the Cardiovascular Care, Medical & Post-Op areas. Dominic is a strong believer in health promotion and disease prevention as powerful means to enhance the quality of life of our community members. Dominic and his family moved to Sault Ste. Marie from Montreal in 2017. They have developed a deep appreciation for the Northern Ontario way of life and he is excited about continuing to serve this community. Dominic joined the Algoma NPLC team in May 2017.

Velvet Redmond-Harten

Registered Practical Nurse

Velvet has over 38 years of experience being a Registered Practical Nurse. She worked at The Group Health Centre, The General Hospital and at Pathways Retirement Home. She has additional expertise in Skin Health & Wound Management as well as Diabetes. She is also a Head Usher at GFL Memorial Gardens. Velvet also volunteered on several school councils and is involved with the Canadian Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. She is a volunteer Board Member with the local Crime Stoppers program. Velvet has been with the Algoma NPLC since its opening day in 2011.

Sara Bullock

Nurse Practitioner (Maternity Leave)

Sara received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Ottawa in 2010 and continued on to the University of Toronto where she received her Master’s in Nursing and Primary Health Care Nurse Practitioner Diploma in 2016. Prior to commencing her career here at the ANPLC, Sara worked at The Ottawa Hospital and Mount Sinai in Toronto as a registered nurse specializing in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. She also worked as a Clinical Instructor for Algonquin College, The University of Ottawa, and Sault College. Sara joined the team in May 2017.

Caitlin McCullough

Nurse Practitioner (Maternity Leave)

Caitlin began her education earning her Bachelor of Nursing at Queen’s University in 2009. She completed her Master’s of Nursing at Ryerson University in 2014. Her career as a Primary Care Nurse Practitioner included working at Sunnybrook Hospital and Humber River Family Health Team. She also worked as a Sub-Investigator at Inflamax Research. Caitlin began her career with Algoma NPLC in September 2017.

Debora Osei-Owusu

Nurse Practitioner

Debora recently graduated with a Master’s of Science in Nursing and a Nurse Practitioner Diploma from the University of Ottawa. With over 6 years as an RN, Debora worked on a busy acute care medical unit at the Ottawa Hospital caring for individuals with various chronic illness. Her passion to become a NP stemmed from volunteering at a local community Health Center back in Ottawa where she had the opportunity to work alongside other NP’s. As a newly licensed NP graduate, she seeks to work collaboratively with patients, families and the clinic’s multidisciplinary team to improve health outcomes for residents of Sault Ste Marie. Deborah returned to the Algoma NPLC team in 2021 to cover a maternity leave and is now a permanent member of our team.

Jennifer Hussey

Nurse Practitioner

Jennifer graduated from the Bachelor of Science in Nursing at the University of Ottawa in 2011. She practiced nursing at The Ottawa Hospital specializing in neurosciences, ophthalmology and emergency medicine. She completed her Master of Science in Nursing with a Primary Health Care Nurse Practitioner degree in 2021 and joined the Algoma NP-Led Clinic to cover a maternity leave for the year. As a newly graduated NP, Jennifer looks forward to working together with her clients and team members to optimize the health and wellness of the residents of Sault Ste. Marie. Jennifer joined the clinic in September 2021.

Alaina Harten

Registered Nurse

Alaina has been a registered nurse for over 10 years and has worked in a variety of health care settings, including:  medical-surgical, long term care, public health, and primary care.  Since starting at the Algoma NP Led Clinic in 2011 (when its doors first opened), she has earned certifications in smoking cessation, diabetes education, chronic disease self-management, and diabetic foot care.  Her dedication to patient centered care is demonstrated through various clinic programs such as healthy living/weight promotion, smoking cessation, blood pressure and diabetes management.  In her personal time, she is kept busy taking care of two amazing children, husband, a very vocal beagle and busy airedale terrior. Alaina has been with the Algoma NPLC since its opening day in 2011.

Kristine Smith

Registered Practical Nurse

Kristine began her career as a Personal Support Worker. She completed her education as a Registered Practical Nurse in 2009. She has worked with all ages in the community. Kristine has served the community for several years practicing the role as a Registered Practical Nurse within Cardiology. Kristine joined the team in August 2019.

Sara DeSimon

Registered Social Worker

Sara graduated with Honours Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work in 2013. Since then, she has been a registered member of The Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Services Workers (OCSWSSW), working primarily with individuals with both mental and physical disabilities in case management, navigation, and counselling capacities. She recently completed training for both levels of Cognitive Behaviour Therapy through Sick Kids Centre for Community Mental Health. Sara began working at the clinic April 2019.

Emily Trainor


Emily graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry from Laurentian University in 2015 prior to earning her Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) from Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences in 2019. Emily joined the Algoma NPLC team in 2021 and she is looking forward to working collaboratively with the team to provide optimal patient care and meet the medication needs of our patients.

Ashley Gearing

Office/HR Administrator

She started out as the Medical Receptionist and is now the Office/HR Administrator. Ashley is also working towards a Business Administration degree. She has been working in the health care field for over 10 years. She is very passionate about customer service and loves to help in any way she can. Ashley has been with the clinic since 2014.

Catherine Cartmill

Administrative Assistant

Catherine is born and raised in Sault Ste. Marie. She graduated from Sault College in the Office Administrator Program and is excited to be working in the medical field.  Catherine thrives when working with others, and will lend a helping hand whenever she can. As a new employee in the medical field, Catherine is excited to help support a team that can support our community. When she’s not at the clinic, you can find her watching the Toronto Raptors, camping at the nearest Provincial Park, or catching up on the latest Marvel movies. Catherine joined the clinic August 2021.

Kristen Champagne

Medical Receptionist

Kristen was born in Sault Ste. Marie and grew up in Echo Bay. She graduated from the Office Administrator – Executive program at Sault College in August of 2020. She has worked as an office/unit assistant at Sault Area Hospital in the surgical unit, ICU, and Health Records. Kristen is very passionate about helping others in any way possible and is excited to be apart of our team as our Medical Receptionist interacting and helping our patients as much as she can. Kristen joined the clinic October 2021.