Meet the Apple Tree Care Team

The seeds for Apple Tree were planted in February 2013, when a group of like-minded women began a conversation about working together to support pregnant people and their families in West Kootenay Boundary.

The Orchard 


Meet the Core Team

Tanya Momtazian



Lisa Sawyer

Family Physician

Lisa Delorme


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Jeanette Boyd

Family Physician

(on leave Sept 2021)

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Lisa Wiley



Helena Czubernat

Family Physician

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Melinda Parenteau

Locum Midwife


Meet the Support Team

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Tara Emery

Registered Social Worker and Somatic Therapist

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Lori Orser

Office Manager

Vicki Koehle

Medical Office Assistant

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Judith Fearing
(on leave till Sept'21)

Lactation Consultant and Breastfeeding Facilitator

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Courtney Nicholl
(covering for Judith)

Lactation Consultant and Breastfeeding Facilitator


Jocelyn Bouchard

Lactation Consultant and Volunteer Coordinator – Circle of Support


Rebecca Gosney

Mental Health Nurse and Counselor

Meet Our Learners

Apple Tree Maternity is a teaching unit associated with the UBC School of Medicine and other universities. We consider our students and residents a member of the care team, and are thankful for the support of our clients to help train a new cadre of skilled health care providers.

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Tay Ferrier

4th year UBC Midwifery Student


Meet the Orchard Service Providers

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Lauren Andres

Perinatal Educator


Joanie Mercier

Pelvic Floor Physiotherapist


Carlie Hickson

Registered Massage Therapist


Shania Lane

Certified Doula