Community Services Unit

About the Community Services Unit

The Community Services Unit provides 3rd level support in nursing (home care, primary care, and community health), capacity development, mental health and addictions, emergency preparedness, nutrition, tobacco control, and ehealth.

The Community Services Unit supports the NITHA Partners through program development, policy and procedure development, capacity building, training and education, partner & community consultations, advocacy, building linkages with various organizations, and participation in partner and community working groups.


The programs within the Community Services Unit are:

Program Lead
Capacity Development Linda Nosbush, Capacity Development Advisor
eHealth Charles Bighead, eHealth Advisor
Emergency Response Patrick Hassler, Emergency Response Coordinator
Mental Health & Addictions Joanna McKay, Mental Health & Addictions Advisor
Nursing Fay Michayluk, Nurse Program Advisor
Nutrition Carol Udey, Nutritionist
Tobacco Control Justina Ndubuka, Tobacco Project Coordinator

Each program lead coordinates a working group comprised of representatives from the NITHA Partnership that are guided by a standard terms of reference.

For more information about the Community Services Unit please contact Val Fosseneuve, Manager of the Community Services Unit.