The Wallace Integrated Health Centre focuses on family medicine. Our mission is to become a leader in natural health care, disease prevention and promotion of healthy lifestyles in North Bay and area, by providing quality, individualized care. Through education, example and strong community involvement, we will empower people to take responsibility for their own health.
We strive to foster a calm, supportive, professional environment at the Centre, while embracing integrated care and working strongly with other health professionals.
Dr. Kelly Wallace N.D. (Naturopathic Doctor)
Dr. Kelly Wallace, N.D., grew up in North Bay, graduated from Chippewa Secondary School and then completed an Honour’s Bachelor of Science Degree in Human Kinetics at the University of Guelph. She went on to complete a four year N.D. diploma at the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine, where she graduated with the Governor’s Medal of Excellence in Clinical and Academic Studies in 2004. She returned to North Bay in the fall of 2004 and practiced as an associate for two years.
In 2005, she opened a satellite clinic at Action Potential in Sturgeon Falls. In December of 2006, she opened the Wallace Integrated Health Centre,in order to provide more accessible complementary health care for the citizens of North Bay and area. The satellite clinic at Action Potential closed in January of 2019, in order to allow Kelly to focus her energy at the Wallace Integrated Health Centre.
In addition to her basic Naturopathic training, Kelly has completed the requirements for prescribing in Ontario and has extra training in sports medicine, childhood vaccinations, women’s health and men’s health. She has a keen interest in women’s health and bio-identical hormones, as well as digestive disorders, thyroid conditions, autoimmune conditions and allergies.
Outside of the clinic, Kelly is an active volunteer at the North Bay Regional Health Centre’s Pet Therapy Program (with her furry friend Hazel), the North Bay Nordic Ski Club, the North Bay Santa Fund and Packsac Smiles. She is also “retired” from the North Bay & District Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors. Kelly believes strongly in the health benefits of physical activity and being outdoors and you are likely to see her around the community involved in various activities such as cycling, nordic skiing, snowshoeing, hiking, paddling or swimming, often in the company of her labrador, Hazel.
Vijanti Ramlogan Murphy, Reiki Master
After working and volunteering in non-profit environmental work for the past ten years, Reiki was a natural avenue for Vi, as it incorporates understanding the energy around and within us. In addition, helping others in the community has been a cornerstone of her life and Reiki allows her to continue this journey. She is fluent in French and happy to have an opportunity to practice using it.
Outside of Reiki, Vi is a very active citizen in North Bay. She serves on the Board of Directors for one environmental non-profit and works for another one in town. She also enjoys music and has joined the Gateway Strings as a first violin player and occasionally plays as second violin in the North Bay Symphony Orchestra. Vi is also a trained doula, and has volunteered her birth support services for friends in the past. She encourages people to consider hiring a local doula especially in cases where the birth mother has little family to rely on locally.
Brenda Quenneville, M.S.W., R.S.W. (Counsellor/Social Worker)
I am a master-level social worker who is registered with the OCSWSSW. The first decade of my career was working front-line with people who have been diagnosed with schizophrenia or bipolar mood disorder. In 2011, I moved to North Bay, and began working in the violence against women sector, as the executive director of a sexual assault centre. While working as an executive, keeping my therapeutic skills sharp was a top priority for me, and my clinical practice focused on providing therapeutic support to the some of the more complex needs of survivors. During that time I earned a post-graduate certificate in advanced clinical social work supervision. I have found that one of the best ways to continue with my professional development has been to teach. Currently I am a part-time faculty member with Nipissing University’s School of Social Work, teaching a third-year Structural and Interpersonal Violence course. I am taking the knowledge gained from over 16 years of combined experience in both of the mental health and trauma sectors, coupled with the different organizational positions I’ve held, to provide direct service practice to individuals and knowledge sharing to service providers & organizations.
I think of healing as becoming centered again, and reigniting our internal fire. The healing journey is different for everyone, and sometimes you may find yourself looking for someone who can help guide you along the way.
I use a blend of modalities and techniques, though the basis of my approach is primarily narrative therapy. One of my strengths is in building safe and secure therapeutic relationships. If you are looking for someone you can feel safe enough to open up with, perhaps give me a try. I would be honoured to join you in your own healing journey. Individual social work therapy sessions are $125 an hour.
An understanding of the role and impact of trauma is of growing importance among service providers and organizations. This is wonderful news for our clientele whose lives have been touched by traumatic events and need trauma-informed care. It is my goal to support service providers and organizations in becoming trauma-informed.
I do this by providing:
- Clinical supervision to help mitigate the impact of trauma work on those who help (vicarious trauma, secondary trauma, compassion fatigue, moral distress);
- Trauma-specific support on special projects;
- Experience sharing and workshops for service providers and organizations to learn more about trauma, working with trauma and/or impact of trauma on organizations.
In terms of funding and payment – I am registered with veterans affairs and WSIB. I am also waiting to hear about the Indigenous Health Services and hope to be registered with them soon. Since I am an MSW, some benefit plans fund therapy with me.
Anna Marie has many years of experience working as a health care professional and an ongoing passion for helping people to stay healthy and well. She graduated in 1996 in massage therapy and worked as Registered Massage Therapist for 9 years in London and Wawa. She is very delighted to once again work in this field after completing a recent refresher course. She has extensive experience in relieving chronic pain and stress, particularly in the neck, back and shoulders, along with pregnancy massage. Anna Marie worked several years as a Registered Nurse in the community with a primary focus in the senior population. Anna Marie is also a trained Reiki Master. She continues to be active in the community as a volunteer Big Sister. She was a past St. John’s Ambulance pet therapy volunteer; visiting seniors in long term care homes and until recently facilitated a meditation group on Saturday mornings. Anna Marie likes going on 3-4 day silent or yoga retreats, and also in her free time she loves to spend time with her friends and family. She also likes to stay active outdoors – hiking in the woods with her dog, camping, snowshoeing, skating and cross-skiing in the winter months.