Meet Your Training Team

Our goal is to assist in the development of a strong and knowledgeable nursing foot care community.

About Us

Experts in nursing foot care education since 1993

Foot Canada Training is a nursing foot care education company dedicated to promoting the advancement of standardized and accessible Foot Care Nurse education in accordance with best practice guidelines. We support nationwide education opportunities by offering online Foot Care Nurse and Educator training, and by providing Foot Care Nurse Educators, health agencies and post-secondary institutions access to our curriculum for clinical courses and advanced skills workshops. Our training and curriculum is peer-reviewed, current and meets the standards set by the Canadian Association of Foot Care Nurses’ National Competencies for Advanced Nursing Foot Care in Canada.

 

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Our Team

Cindy Lazenby RN

Cindy Lazenby RN

Founder & Director of Nursing

Foot Care Nurse & Educator: 32 years

Fun Facts: Aside from being obsessed with feet since 1991, I love exercising/dancing to music, gardening, kayaking, skiing, biking and playing outside with my grandchildren

RN since 1981

Julie Gauthier B.A.Hons., B.Ed.

Julie Gauthier B.A.Hons., B.Ed.

ED & Director of Education

Years with FCT: 22

Fun Facts: I love to read, memorize useless facts, bake and kayak; I collected pig figurines as a child.

Michelle De Grandmont RPN

Michelle De Grandmont RPN

LEP Coordinator & Licensed Education Provider

Foot Care Nurse: 12 years

Fun Fact: I love to be in the forrest and to take people on wild food walks – I love hunting for edible mushrooms! 

Shera McConnell LPN

Shera McConnell LPN

Specialty Advisor

Foot Care Nurse: 9 years

I love honey bees and have an extensive rock collection!

Brette Cain RPN

Brette Cain RPN

Licensed Education Provider

Foot  Care Nurse: 7 years

Fun Facts: I did my original Clinical Training with fellow LEP Philina Sky! And I am the voice (and co-author) of the Foot Health online course.

Kirsten Hansen LPN

Kirsten Hansen LPN

Licensed Education Provider

Foot Care Nurse: 8 years  

Fun Facts: I am a Diabetes Educator, and I LOVE Disney, like, a lot..all my scrubs are Disney!

Seneca Trinidad RN

Seneca Trinidad RN

Licensed Education Provider

Foot Care Nurse: 9 years

Fun Fact: Seneca is resilient – If you want something done right, ask her to do it!

Arlene Van Doorn RN

Arlene Van Doorn RN

Licensed Education Provider

Foot Care Nurse: 20 years

Fun Fact: I love NASTY feet, and enjoy the challenge and the results of correcting complex long standing issues; to see people hobble in and dance out!

Philina Sky RN

Philina Sky RN

Licensed Education Provider

Diabetes Nurse Educator

Kaarina Schrott LPN

Kaarina Schrott LPN

Licensed Education Provider

Foot Care Nurse: 20 years

Fun Fact: I love 80’s music and once performed a solo in a local 80’s rock performance

Nadine Facini LPN

Nadine Facini LPN

Licensed Education Provider

Foot Care Nurse: 4 years

Fun Facts: Nadine and business partner Karen worked for 19 years as surgical nurses before opening their private foot care clinic. They make ceramic trees for fun.

Chrystal Stevens

Chrystal Stevens

Licensed Education Provider

Foot Care Nurse: 7 years

Fun Facts: I am a white Muslim. I have trained 16-20 nurses this year!

Jenne Harron RPN

Jenne Harron RPN

Licensed Education Provider

Melissa Krause RPN

Melissa Krause RPN

Licensed Education Provider

Chelsea Janveau RPN

Chelsea Janveau RPN

Licensed Education Provider

Foot Care Nurse: 6 years

Fun Fact: I am an avid hunter and angler!

Shannon Matheson RPN

Shannon Matheson RPN

Licensed Education Provider

Foot Care Nurse: 5 years

Fun Fact: I love the outdoors and cross-country skiing!

Judy Bala RPN

Judy Bala RPN

Licensed Education Provider

College of New Caledonia

Foot Care Nurse: 8 years (after 27 years as an Emerg Nurse)

“FAMILY is the most important part of my life. Being very involved with my children & grandchildren allows me to feel so much joy and reward”

Melonie Millar LPN

Melonie Millar LPN

Licensed Education Provider

Foot Care Nurse: 3 years

I have always loved being a nurse and the instant reward that comes with providing foot care makes my work even more enjoyable

Leadership

We aim to be the leading source of Foot Care Nurse education in Canada. Following the leadership of Foot Canada Training’s Founding President and Director of Nursing, Cindy Lazenby, also a founding member of the Canadian Association of Foot Care Nurses, we will continue to be an active advocate in the nursing foot care community for standardized Foot Care Nurse education based on best practices.

Collaboration

We believe in the importance of local and accessible training opportunities and working together with other education providers who share our goal of developing a strong and knowledgeable nursing foot care community.

Quality

As a provider of nursing foot care education since 1993, Foot Canada Training’s curriculum not only reflects our experience gained from almost 30 years of teaching in this growing field, but is a product of ongoing collaboration with experts in the foot care community, peer-review and regular updates to keep current with best practices.

Accessibility and Standardization

All nurses should have access to the same level of quality foot care training opportunities, regardless of where they live. To make this possible, a significant portion of the training Foot Canada Training offers is online. We also offer access to our clinical and workshop curriculum to education providers across Canada.