Sacha Torkkeli R.N, BSc.N, Owner
Sacha has been in health care for over fifteen years, serving Northwestern Ontario. She received her nursing degree from Lakehead University in 2012 and completed her Basic, Advanced and Diabetic foot care training in Southern Ontario. Before being a Registered Nurse, Sacha was a trained Laboratory Technician at the Thunder Bay Regional Health Science Centre.
Sacha has the educational training, experience, and skills that make her uniquely qualified to manage various foot conditions, including corns, calluses, ingrown nails, fungal nails and providing safe and gentle diabetic foot care. in 2022 Sacha successfully completed her Cerumen Management Training for flushing and manual extraction of ear wax to provide comfort for her clients
Experienced in emergency room medicine, acute and long-term care, Sacha has expertise with various foot problems complicated by medical conditions such as diabetes, arthritis, circulatory disease, dementia, and changes associated with the aging process. Additionally, Sacha manages a diabetic program that focuses on self-empowerment, education, treatment, and diabetic foot complications prevention.
Robyn Garrett, R.P.N
Robyn has been in the healthcare field for over seven years, receiving her Practical Nursing diploma from Confederation College in 2013. Robyn has worked in various fields, including addictions and mental health, long-term care, and medical inpatient units at Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre. In 2018, she completed her Basic and Advanced, Diabetic foot care training with Foot Care Kingston and has since been employed in foot care. Since Joining FootNurse, Robyn has successfully completed her Cerumen management training for flushing and manual extraction of ear wax to provide comfort for her clients
Robyn’s passion for helping is just one of the many reasons she is qualified to work in the healthcare industry. She provides outstanding service, and she gives her clients the tools and education they need to keep their bodies happy and healthy.
Donna Hope-Zaffino R.P.N
Donna has been providing nursing care in our community for the last 24 years and has been practicing Basic, Advanced and Diabetic Foot Care for over 20 years. She earned her HBA in Sociology with a Minor Degree in Gerontology from Lakehead University and received her Nursing Diploma from Confederation College.
While having practiced in both Long Term Care and our Community, Donna values the importance of treating others holistically with a client-centred philosophy. With that approach, she has continued her education in wound care, diabetic foot care and the reduction of foot care complications, client care education in dementia and compression therapy. In 2014, Donna took a Foot Care Nurse Theory refresher course through Foot Care Training and took part in the workshops and training sessions as both a participant and a team member. Since Joining FootNurse, Donna has successfully completed her Cerumen management training for flushing and manual extraction of ear wax to provide comfort for her clients
Along with having the experience to treat a variety of foot care alignments such as ingrown nails, calluses or corns, Donna also stresses the importance of regular foot care for those impacted by many disease processes such as diabetes, vascular disease, arthritis and mobility concerns and emphasizes preventative care as the key to a greater quality of life.
Janet Twomey R.P.N
Janet has worked in community nursing and foot care since 2012. She graduated from Confederation College as a Registered Practical Nurse and immediately obtained her Certification in Advanced Foot Care in Southern Ontario. Janet also holds a degree in Forestry from Lakehead University. For many years, Janet was a First Aid, Lifeguard and Swimming Instructor. She also likes to quilt, make pottery, and garden in her spare time.
Martina Quadrilatero R.N Bsc.N
Martina is a registered nurse who graduated from Lakehead University in 2019. Martina worked as a critical care nurse at the Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre. In 2022 Martina completed her Basic, Advanced and Diabetic foot care training at Foot Canada training in collaboration with Confederation College. She has since started her foot care nurse career with FootNurse. Since Joining FootNurse, Martina has successfully completed her Cerumen management training for flushing and manual extraction of ear wax to provide comfort for her clients. Martina puts the needs of her clients first, provides health education, and holds the philosophy of improving quality of life. Martina's goal for her clients is for them to live a happy and healthy life.
Sarah Dallaire R.N Bsc.N...bio coming soon.