Meet Our Team
Who is involved in the Chatham-Kent Ontario Health Team?
There are 15 local health agencies working together as partners in the CKOHT. Additionally, several more agencies have given their support to the CKOHT and intend to become more involved in future phases. Current partners include:
The CKOHT has 3 Co-Chairs: A Physician Co-Chair, A Patient & Family Advisor Co-chair, and a Primary Care administrative Co-chair.
Dr. Yee-Providence is the Physician Co-chair for the CKOHT. Dr. Briana Yee-Providence, as the Physician Co-Chair will engage physicians as a liaison for the CKOHT to provide feedback, and develop/implement initiatives within the CKOHT. She will also advocate for local healthcare needs, provide medical leadership, and clinical oversight to achieve CKOHT’s goals. Dr. Yee-Providence is a Family Physician who joined the Chatham-Kent Family Health Team in 2015 at the Dresden location where she currently practices. She completed her residency in Canton, Ohio at the Northeastern University College of Medicine in Family Medicine in 2010 and is board certified by the American College of Family Physicians. Since then she has had extensive experience working in rural settings as a family physician both in the outpatient and inpatient settings, as a medical director for long-term care, and in a busy urgent care facility in the USA. Since returning home to Ontario, she has continued to practice comprehensive Family Medicine in both the outpatient and hospital setting. She has continued to expand her experience in healthcare administration as the Vice Lead of the Chatham-Kent Family Health Team, as Primary Care Lead with Ontario Health, Medical Director of the COVID Assessment Center in CK and most recently as the Physician Lead in the CKOHT.
Sheila Satchell – Patient & Family Advisor Co-Chair: As a Patient Advisor, Sheila provides a critical patient perspective which are reflected in the CKOHT decision making and program planning. Sheila is pleased to be assisting in the transformation of our healthcare systems within CK.
Heather Brooks – Administrative Co-Chair: Executive Director at Chatham-Kent Family Health Team. Heather is excited about the important work of the CKOHT and is looking forward to working with the community and the partners to help establish a wholistic approach to healthcare.
Melissa Sharpe-Harrigan is the Executive Transformation Lead with the Chatham-Kent Ontario Health Team (CKOHT). Melissa has a wealth of experience and knowledge in the broader public sector, academics and health care leadership. Melissa has served the Chatham-Kent Health Alliance (CKHA) as the Director, Medical Affairs and Medical Recruitment where she has worked with a number of internal and external stakeholders to ensure a strong support for the Chief of Staff, physicians, and leadership at CKHA. Melissa has held a number of other leadership and project coordination and policy roles in the health, academic, and government sectors. Outside of the CKOHT, Melissa serves as the Chatham-Kent Municipal Councillor representing the area and residents of West Kent. Melissa has significant volunteer and community service experience. Melissa has an Honours BA, MA in Political Science and is in the final states of dissertation for her doctoral thesis.