Team Members

Family Health Team Model

Family Health Teams are primary health care organizations that include a team of family physicians, nurse practitioners, registered nurses, social workers, dietitians, and other professionals who work together to provide primary health care for their community. They ensure that people receive the care they need in their communities, as each team is set-up based on local health and community needs. They are governed by a Board of Directors including a mix of Community members and Physicians. The Welland McMaster Family Health Team was established in 2011 and consist of the following members.


Administrative Team:

Executive Director: Jim Borysko

Administrative Assistant: Bonnie 

Receptionist: Miranda


Board Of Directors:

Lina DeChillis, Board Chair

Tim Wright, Vice Chair

Neville Kidd, Treasurer

Cathy Berkhout-Bosse

Dr. Madeline Song

Dr. Joanne Barker

Dr. Sarah Ollier

Dr. Hendrik Venter

Jim Borysko, Executive Director/Secretary


Interdisciplinary Healthcare Professional Services:

Nurse Practitioner

Registered Nurse

Mental Health Nurse

Registered Dietitian

Health Educator

Occupational Therapist


Social Workers





Affiliated Family Physicians:

Rose City Medical Associates.

Dr. Joanne Barker             Dr. Alex Carle                     Dr. Wael Shublaq

Dr. CF De Wit                     Dr. Sarah Ollier                  Dr. Jennifer Mueller

Fonthill Medical Associates.

Dr. Isabel Nunes                Dr. Kathryn Janzen           Dr. Madeline Song

Dr. Hendrik Venter             Dr. Louiza van der Walt

Teaching at the Clinic

The Welland McMaster Family Health Team is affiliated with McMaster University’s Michael DeGroote School of Medicine. We are a designated teaching facility and as such we welcome medical learners from all disciplines to our clinic. This includes, but is not limited to: medical students; nursing students; and resident physicians. All learners will be safely supervised according to their level of training and we hope that you will enjoy being involved in their education. Please note that you do have the option to decline their participation in your care.

Safe Environment

Bill 168 (Ontario’s Occupational Health and Safety Act) states that harassment or verbal abuse in the workplace will not be tolerated. Therefore, please treat all staff with respect or you will be asked to leave.