Telehomecare clinicians – registered nurses or respiratory therapists — support chronic disease patients and teach them to manage their own condition.

TelehomecarBPSO logoe processes and protocols are based on Best Practice Guidelines including those of the Canadian Thoracic Society, the Canadian Cardiovascular Society and the Registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario (RNAO).

Telehomecare customized clinician training and home monitoring protocols are supported and verified by provincial experts in the fields of COPD, Heart Failure, Primary Care, Self-Management and Health Coaching.


The Clinical Advisory Committee

Chair, Clinical Advisory Committee

Cindy Fajardo, RN, BScN, MScHI, Telehomecare Clinical Practice Manager


Mary Bayliss, MA, RRT, FCSRT, Director, Professional Practice, Markham Stouffville Hospital

Barbara Bickle, RN, BScN, MN, NP-Adult, CCBC, GNCC, Nurse Practitioner, The Scarborough Hospital

Dr. Roger Goldstein, Respirologist, West Park Health Care Centre, Toronto, Ontario

Dr. Robyn L. Houlden, MD, FRCPC, Endocrinologist, Kingston General Hospital, Chair, Endocrinology, Queen’s University

Susie Jin, RPh, CDE, CPT, Registered Pharmacist, Community Pharmacist and Certifies Diabetes Educator

Julie Kwan, RN, MN, Registered Nurse, Telehomecare Clinical Practice Manager and Quality Lead at OTN

Dr. Frank Martino, Primary Care Physician, Corporate Chief of Family Medicine, William Osler Health System

Sandra Mierdel, Registered Physiotherapist, Clinical Process Redesign Lead, OTN

Laurie Poole, BScN, MHSA, Vice President, Telemedicine Solutions, OTN

Christine Struthers, APN Chronic Cardiac Care, U of Ottawa Heart Institute, Ottawa, Ontario

Dr. Rob Williams, Family Physician, Chief Medical Officer, OTN, Timmins, Ontario

Rhonda Wilson, Executive Lead, Telehomecare, OTN

Jennifer Zufelt, Respiratory Therapist, Group Health Centre, Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario