We have an outstanding team of educators that enrich our education department. The education team consists of Registered Nurses, Registered Psychiatric Nurses, Occupational Therapists, Physiotherapists, Recreation Therapists, and Social Workers. We all work together to deliver the best and most current education available.
Janelle Wallace, LPN, B Ed
Manager, Education Services
Janelle Wallace has both her LPN and Bachelor of Education degree. As an LPN and College Instructor, she has worked in geriatric, psychiatric, OT and PT settings in both acute and continuing care facilities. Her professional training has enabled her to build innovative curriculum programs for both The Bethany Group and NorQuest College. Her passion for teaching has facilitated strong foundational skills for students entering the field of nursing. Her visionary leadership allows her to play a pivotal role on the educational team. “When you’re teaching in healthcare it’s evolving all the time,” explains Janelle. “I write a lot of educational content and sit on a number of committees, which helps me stay on top of best practices in healthcare and nursing. It’s challenging, but I love it. I love learning and in this job I’m learning every day.” Janelle is a geeky girl who enjoys movies, reading, listening to good music, kayaking, hiking, biking, and geocaching.
Dena Erickson-Bibo, RN
As an RN, Dena has had the opportunity to work in various healthcare settings such as Home Care, Continuing Care and family clinics. Dena is our in-house CPR instructor and our “Super” Superuser in Meditech. She has extensive experience as a Hill Rom trainer, HCA program instructor, and as a clinical educator. Her new role will include OH&S training and dementia education. “My passion is in providing quality Long Term Care with a person centered goal,” states Dena. When Dena is not riding on the back of her husband's Harley motorcycle, you will find her quilting, embroidering, and loving her grandkids!
Lauren Hoyme, LPN
Lauren is an LPN with 15 years’ experience mainly focusing on orthopedics and rehabilitation in the elderly. She is a certified CPR instructor. Lauren is an instructor in the Health Care Aide Program and is an educator on the Outreach P.I.E.C.E.S.™ team
She has three active children and enjoys running, volunteering and reading.
Jill is the friendly voice you hear at the other end of the phone when you call to register for an education session or book a session. Her skills include managing and tracking all Outreach and staff education. Jill facilitates new employee orientation and helps to organize the team of educators and presenters. Jill plays a pivotal role in a number of training sessions whether it is setting up media or assisting with teaching Virtual Dementia and Basic Computer training. Jill loves to read, walk, and go swimming.
Dayna Bratrud, OT
Dayna is an occupational therapist and has been working with The Bethany Group for just over a year. She is frontline as an OT for the Rosehaven Provinicial Program working primarily with individuals living with dementia and/or mental health disorders. Dayna is an educator on the Outreach P.I.E.C.E.S team and teaches various dementia care modules via outreach education. Dayna loves volleyball, board games, going to the gym and watching movies.