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


Jeanette Boyd

Family Physician

Lisa Wiley


Helena Czubernat

Family Physician

Melinda Parenteau

Locum Midwife


Meet the Support Team

Tara Emery

Registered Social Worker and Somatic Therapist

Lori Orser

Office Manager

Vicki Koehle

Medical Office Assistant


Judith Fearing

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.

Christina New

4th year UBC Midwifery Student


Meet the Orchard Service Providers

Lauren Andres

Perinatal Educator

Joanie Mercier

Pelvic Floor Physiotherapist

Carlie Hickson

Registered Massage Therapist

Shania Lane

Certified Doula


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518 Lake St, Nelson, BC V1L 6C2, Canada

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