NOSM U Rehabilitation Sciences Staff
Director, Health Sciences & Program Development – Dr. Mike Ravenek
Mike completed an undergraduate degree in Kinesiology & Psychology from Wilfrid Laurier University in 2008, a Masters of Science in Occupational Therapy from Western University in 2010, and a PhD in Health & Rehabilitation Sciences from Western University in 2014. He also completed a Project Management Certification from the University of California, Irvine in 2020, and subsequently became a Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM) with the Project Management Institute. Mike is a Registered Occupational Therapist. Previously he worked as an Assistant Professor and as the Fieldwork Coordinator in the School of Occupational Therapy at Western University.
Health Sciences Programs and Partnerships Coordinator – Jennifer de Bakker
Jennifer has worked at NOSM since June of 2018 with the Health Sciences Unit. Prior to that, she spent 15 years in private practice as a Registered Massage Therapist. In 2015 she moved out of massage therapy and began working with our local Member of Parliament as the Community Engagement and Outreach Assistant. Jennifer is currently enrolled in an undergraduate degree program at Lakehead University. Throughout her career, fostering positive relationships with community partners and health professionals has been a joy and she is happy her passion can continue with her work at NOSM University. Jennifer grew up in Northern Ontario and loves what it has to offer. She is a wife and mother of two who loves spending time with her family, enjoying time at camp, working out, and gardening.
Health Sciences Administrative Assistant – Dana Walsh
Dana has provided administrative support to multiple units at NOSM University including Continuing Education and Professional Development, Postgraduate Education, and the Dean’s Office. She has also worked in research administration with the Health Sciences North Research Institute. Originally from Thunder Bay on the territory of the Fort William First Nation, she now lives in Sudbury on the territories of the Atikameksheng and Wahnapitae First Nations. She enjoys reading, social activism, and spending time with her partner, stepchildren, and their dogs.