Clinic Staff

       Staff Photo (Left to Right - Front to Back) 

Front - Jeannie Shaver-Tighe, Susan Jansman, Alicia Lawrenson, Rebecca Wing

Middle - Erin Dewar, Dr. Alexia deJong Baumann, Judy Fielding, NP Mary-Anne Hamel,

Back - Heather Giff, 
 Dr. Ben Stobo, Arlene Cartwright, Sara deJong, Dr. Robert Worthy, NP Cynthia Giff


Dr. Ben Stobo & Dr. Alexia deJong Baumann - Family Physicians        Dr. Robert Worthy - Locum Physician
Dr. Stobo and Dr. deJong Baumann are Family Medicine physicians. They practice a scheduling model called Advanced Access in the office, so that patients have timely access to care. 

Dr. Rob Worthy is our locum physician who provides coverage for both Dr. deJong Baumann and Dr. Stobo on select days in office. 
Dr. Worthy and Dr. Stobo also provide after-hours coverage on the Thursday evening clinic.


Cynthia Giff & Mary-Anne Hamel -  Nurse Practitioners

Cynthia and Mary-Anne are Nurse Practitioners (NP), who provide episodic health care to patients of all ages independently and in collaborative consultation with physicians, when required. They monitor chronic disease and can order tests for preventative care. They provide health promotion teaching. The NPs provide access to after-hour clinics on the Tuesday evening.


Michael Jiggins - Executive Director

Michael is responsible for the overall operation of the team which includes our facility, communication with the Ministry of Health regarding our service plan and budget, manages Human Resources and our office practices. He oversees Quality Improvement initiatives, our Electronic Medical Records (EMR) and is the Privacy Officer for the team.


Erin Dewar & Joanne Stevens - Registered Nurses

Erin and Joanne provide patient triage and health teaching by telephone and in person, administer immunizations and injections, assist with ordering of tests, inform patients of results, provide care for patients with chronic diseases, correspond with pharmacies and CCAC for the providers.


Alicia Lawrenson - Circulating Registered Nurse  

Alicia prepares patients for their visits by taking a brief history, vital signs (BP, temperature, weight, etc.), assists with patient care as required, monitors and orders the medical supplies.


Heather Giff - Health Educator  

Heather provides health promotion and prevention education for patients to prevent and manage chronic conditions such as diabetes and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Connects patients to services and resources in the community as well as provides in house education and support for healthy lifestyle choices such as physical activity, smoking cessation.


Sara deJong - Admin Assistant 

Sara gives support in both clerical and financial accounting duties for the team.  

Jeannie Shaver-Tighe - Patient Services 
Jeannie is responsible for patient referrals to medical specialists, assist patients with forms and reports, transfer of medical records, correspondence with insurance companies, WSIB paperwork, Ministry of Health, Private and WSIB billings. Scans patient record information into the EMR.

Arlene Cartwright & Rebecca Wing - Receptionists
Arlene and Rebecca are responsible for answering all incoming phone calls, booking appointments, taking appropriate medical information and forwarding calls to Family Health Team personnel as required.  They also scan patient record information into the EMR.



Sydney - LifeLabs Technician
LifeLabs has a satellite office right in our clinic; the lab personnel are not staff of the Athens Family Health Team. This valuable service for lab testing and ECGs eliminates the need for patients to travel outside the community of Athens.

Community Partners
Our clinic is also fortunate to have dedicated health-care professionals from outside agencies coming to Athens on a regular basis to help serve our patients. These include:

Euclid Telehealth Vision Care Ambassador/Technician
Euclid Telehealth has an office right in our clinic. The Vision Care Ambassador/Technician is not staff of the Athens Family Health Team. The Euclid Team's focus is on eye disease assessments for the leading causes of vision loss and blindness, such as: glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, macular degeneration, and others. They are on-site to support our preventative health care approach in optimizing our patients' eye health and eliminate the need for patients to travel outside the community of Athens.