Occupational Health and Wellness Team

The Occupational Health and Wellness (OHW) department is located on the first floor of Alexander Hall, Bldg. 31 in Room 179

Michelle Hogan, Director, Occupational Health and Wellness

519-824-4120 Ext. 56510 mhogan01@uoguelph.ca

Provides leadership and overall management of health, safety and wellness in the functional area of Occupational Health and Wellness (OHW) for the University. 

Sydney Daniel, COVID-19 Support Nurse

519-824-4120 ext. 54583 sdanie07@uoguelph.ca

The COVID-19 Support Nurse supports employees while off work due to reasons relating to COVID-19, including return to work clearances, assisting departments in implementing specific return to work (RTW) plans.

Phyllis Rato-Hatch, Occupational Health and Wellness Associate

519-824-4120 Ext. 52647  prato@uoguelph.ca

The OHW Associate provides overall administrative support to the OHW team.  This includes answering general inquiries related to OHW, the administration of the website and the management of appointments.

Kelly McEwen, Health and Disability Specialist

519-824-4120 Ext. 56119  kellymce@uoguelph.ca

The Health and Disability Specialist provides and coordinates health care that promotes, protects and restores employee health for an early and safe return to work. This can be done through the management of Short-Term Disability (STD) and Workplace Safety & Insurance Board (WSIB) claims and the oversight of Long-Term Disability (LTD) claims.

Leigh-Ann Mosiondz, Health and Disability Specialist

519-824-4120 Ext. 54824 lmosiond@uoguelph.ca

The Health and Disability Specialist provides and coordinates health care that promotes, protects and restores employee health for an early and safe return to work. This can be done through the management of Short-Term Disability (STD) and Workplace Safety & Insurance Board (WSIB) claims and the oversight of Long-Term Disability (LTD) claims.

Nicole Reuss,  Occupational Health Nurse

519-824-4120 Ext. 56811  nreuss@uoguelph.ca

The Occupational Health Nurse implements and manages the occupational health surveillance programs. As well as provides and coordinates wellness programs and delivers workshops on health promotions and well-being.

Heather Sewell, Rehabilitation Specialist (on leave)

519-824-4120 Ext. 54283 hsewell@uoguelph.ca

The Rehabilitation Specialist develops return to work strategies (RTW) and facilities safe accommodation, conducts work-site assessments and physical demand analyses, conducts office ergonomics assessments and provides training in support of injury prevention.

Caitlin Meanwell, Rehabilitation Specialist 

519-824-4120 Ext. 54802 meanwelc@uoguelph.ca

The Rehabilitation Specialist develops return to work strategies (RTW) and facilities safe accommodation, conducts work-site assessments and physical demand analyses, conducts office ergonomics assessments and provides training in support of injury prevention.

Victoria McShannon, WSIB Specialist

519-824-4120 Ext. 56308 vmcshann@uoguelph.ca

The WSIB Specialist protects and restores employee health, coordinating for an early and safe return to work, through the management of  Workplace Safety & Insurance Board (WSIB) claims.

Dr. Ronald Dykeman, Occupational Health Physician - on site weekly

The Occupational Health Physician is on site weekly and provides assessment and case management assistance for complex cases to facilitate safe return to work.  The Occupational Physician also provides consultation and guidance on occupational health related policies and procedures to help guide best practice.