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Staff Feature Stories


What matters to you matters to us

What matters to you matters to us. Together, we can create a brighter future for those in need.

We are introducing a new series focused on sharing stories of our staff, the work they do and
impact they have on providing compassionate care to those we serve. 

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 Malcolm McDiarmid

Malcolm McDiarmid must be the only nurse practitioner (NP) in Ontario whose first career steps included heating/air conditioning installer and marine biologist.

 Read about about Malcolm
 Lindsay Burrus  


Lindsay Burrus hasn’t stopped learning since arriving at Waypoint for a 2008 student placement that turned into a career. The organization’s Tuition Support Fund, which was introduced in 2009, has been a key factor in aiding her scholastic journey.

Read more about Lindsay's journey. 

Humza Shahid  It's amazing the difference a few hours can make. That is one of the lessons Humza Shahid has learned in the almost six months he has been a volunteer at Waypoint.

Read more about Humza here.
 Jenna Davis  

Jenna Davis joined North Simcoe Muskoka Specialized Geriatric Services (NSM SGS) as a recreation therapist in 2021. Today, she is the acting manager of the Geriatric Mental Health Community Team.

Such advancement is only partly a testament to her own abilities, said Davis. Even more than that, it’s evidence of the mentors who have helped her along the way.

Read more here.

 Dr. Becky Van Iersal

Waypoint Centre for Mental Health Care may have a baby in Nepal to thank for its Medical Director of Integrated Care.

These days, Dr. Becky Van Iersel can be found overseeing the physical health needs of hundreds of patients within the organization.

 Read more about Dr. Van Iersels story...
 Celissa Vipond Celissa Vipond had her eyes trained on Waypoint Centre for Mental Health Care even before she started working here.

Read more about Celissa's story
Blair Bridge

Blair Bridge isn’t someone who stands still when it comes to professional growth.


The healthcare professional started his career at Waypoint Centre for Mental Health Care (Waypoint) in 2018 as a personal care assistant (PCA). Soon after, he passed his nursing exams and became a registered nurse.

Read more about Blair's story...