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, Reiki Master
Vijanti Ramlogan or “Vi” is an employment counselor. She finished a Masters of Environmental Studies focusing on the media portrayal of First Nations drinking water issues from 2015-2019 at Nipissing University earlier this year. She has been a student research analyst for Natural Resources Canada comparing Indigenous policy across extractive industries. She was a founding member and played a key role of Greening Nipissing, a now defunct charity that held many outreach and education events over a 16 year period. Her work with environmental organizations has taken her from Sierra Club of Canada, Peterborough GreenUp to NorthWatch. Her experience with newcomers is as a former project coordinator for the Empowering Women Catering Project at the North Bay & District Multicultural Centre. Vi is a practicing reiki master and has been a member of the Canadian Reiki Association since 2015. Being a part of Wallace Integrated Health Centre predates that membership and brings a diversity of practitioners together. She is a mother of two teens, plays violin and enjoys outdoor activities which are abundant in North Bay. She is of Indo-Caribbean heritage, was born in Canada and has lived in North Bay for 20 years. Her languages are English, French and Spanish.
Brenda Quenneville, B.S.W., M.S.W., 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 from Indigenous Health Services and hope to be registered with them soon. Since I am an MSW, some benefit plans fund therapy with me.