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 Our Team     August 7, 2022  
Medical Director
Katherine Kilpatrick 

Dr Katherine Kilpatrick
BA, BNSc, MD, CCFP, FCFP, COE, Diploma (Care of the Elderly)

Dr Katherine Kilpatrick is a Family Physician with additional training and over 20 years of experience in healthy aging and Lifestyle Medicine.  She is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Family Medicine at Queen's University, and is a sought-after speaker and local expert in healthy aging and preventative health. 

Dr Kilpatrick works in conjunction with the Centre's Nursing, Clinical Pharmacology, Nutrition, Fitness and Life Counselling/Coaching staff to provide comprehensive health and wellness care.  Her clinical focus is on optimizing her patients’ health status and preventing future diseases such as diabetes, heart disease, strokes, osteoporosis, cancer, and falls and disability.

Her approach to client Wellness is collaborative, multi-disciplinary and client-centered, with an emphasis on quality of life and optimization of lifestyle choices.

In her spare time, Dr Kilpatrick enjoys staying fit by running, swimming, walking and working-out, cooking plant based dinners with friends & family, and unwinding at the cottage with her husband Rick and Tigger the cat. She is an environmentalist, music-lover and avid reader.

Administrative Assistant & Client Coordinator
                                                Tracey Myers
Administrative Assistant & Client Coordinator





Nursing Staff
  Stacey Karp
Nurse Practitioner

Stacey Karp has been a Nurse Practitioner (NP) and Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) since 2002, specializing in Primary Care, particularly in promoting healthy aging.  Prior to becoming an NP, she worked as a Registered Nurse in acute cardiac care and other settings in the U.S.  She holds an ongoing academic appointment with the School of Nursing at Queens University.  Currently, Stacey is working towards becoming a certified Lifestyle Medicine Professional through the American College of Lifestyle Medicine.    

Stacey has led the development, implementation and evaluation of numerous evidence-based health promotion & illness/injury prevention programs in the Long Term Care setting and an Aging at Home program for a medical practice in Kingston.

As a Clinical Teacher, she uses adult learning principles to develop and implement educational interventions for healthcare team members, clients, and families.  She has been a mentor, preceptor and guest lecturer to nursing students over the years.  Most recently, she has over 5 years’ experience as a Professor in the Ontario Primary Health Care Nurse Practitioner provincial program, teaching the Roles & Responsibilities course.

Stacey’s research experience includes facilitating knowledge translation initiatives, as well as  conducting graduate research during two years of a PhD program.  Stacey values the importance of research and has published and presented at various regional and provincial conferences.

Stacey is committed to a work/life balance and enjoys family time outdoors (gardening, kayaking, walking in the woods), preparing & eating plant-based delicious foods, and a regular mindfulness practice.

Stacey is thrilled to align her clinical experience, and both professional and personal passions, with the highly collaborative and comprehensive wellness approach to optimizing clients’ health at HFLMC.


  Anya Kelly
BScPharm, MPSI


Anya provides Clinical Pharmacy services to Dr Kilpatrick and the clients of the Centre when there are complicated medication-related issues. She is a Certified Geriatric Pharmacist.

Anya works out daily at the YMCA with her husband, and walks to work, to keep fit. She is an accomplished amateur actress and musician, and is always busy doing something creative or learning a new skill. She adores animals of all kinds.


Health & Wellness Coach

Jo-Ann Howell
Health & Wellness Coach

Jo-Ann began working for the Health for Life team in 2016 as our Health and Wellness Coach. She has over 25 years of experience of helping people identify and address key areas in their lives that need attention for improved overall health and wellness.

She is a Registered Social Worker and a certified Life and Leadership Coach. Jo-Ann received her accredited training through the Co-Active Training Institute and is currently completing their Leadership program, which she is passionate about! She is collaborative and relationship-focused in her coaching and believes in meeting people where they are at, while empowering them to identify and set meaningful goals.

When she is not coaching, Jo-Ann stays fit by getting outdoors on walks and hikes and takes a wide variety of group fitness classes that feel like play rather than work. She enjoys live theatre and music, farmers markets and working on house projects. She continues to stay curious and will often try new things to stretch her comfort zone.

Jennifer Aronson, MSW, RSW
Social Worker

Jennifer is a highly experienced consulting social worker who provides Health & Wellness counselling to our clients as a part of the Health for Life program who joined our team in 2019.

Jennifer has had a varied career, and continues to work in the capacity of Clinical Social Worker, Therapist and Eldercare Consultant in both the private and public sectors.

Jennifer is able to help clients save time and reduce stress by guiding them through the maze of healthcare and community support systems. She can provide assistance with: organizing private and public sector home care, designing, implementing and managing a coordinated care plan, counselling and support of caregivers and family, crisis intervention and management, communication between medical providers, goal setting, arranging respite care, housing, selecting specialized residential care, moving, end of life management and grief counselling.

Jennifer is a Master level Social Worker in private practice and in the community. She is a registered member and in good standing with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers (OCSWSSW Member #  810398).

In her spare time, she enjoys pilates, spinning, live theatre and music, travelling, dining, movies, cooking wine education and tasting, and spending time with friends and family.

Fitness Trainer
  Aiden Ward

Aiden Ward, our Fitness Trainer, hails from Sligo, Ireland, located on the island’s North West coast. Always passionate and enthusiastic about health and fitness, he has now been involved in the industry since completing his first sports and recreation certification in 2002. Since then he has coached many people from all walks of life, both in group and one-one settings, to become fitter and healthier in their daily routines. 

Aiden joined the Health for Life team in Nov 2019.  He enjoys being creative and individual in his approach to our clients’ fitness.

He is a keen sports enthusiast, with a particular love of Gaelic Football, Soccer and Rugby (both as a player and a spectator!).  When away from work he likes nothing more than meeting up with family and friends.


Fitness Assistant
  Melissa Armitage 
Fitness Assistant/Office Assistant

Melissa joined the Health for Life Team in 2011 as an administrative and physiotherapy assistant.  In December 2012 her role changed as she began working along side Kari Galasso as the fitness trainer assistant.

Melissa completed her studies at the Kingston Learning Centre Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy Assistant Program in December 2010.

In her free time she enjoys walking, swimming, hiking and spending time with her family.

Dietitian / Nutritionist

Sue Jackson RD
Dietitian / Nutrition Counsellor

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