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SJHH ... / Health Services/ Mental Health & Addiction Services/ Mental Health Services/ Women's Health Concerns Clinic (WHCC)/ Your Care Team

The WHCC Team

Clinical Staff

Administrative Staff

Dr. Benicio Frey, MD, MSc, PhD

Psychiatrist, Medical Director

Dr. Frey sees patients at the WHCC as well as the Mood Disorders Program (MDP). Dr. Frey's research interests include understanding the neurobiology of mood and anxiety disorders, with an emphasis of female-reproductive life events.

Dr. Shiny Gunasekera, MD, FRCPC


Dr. Gunasekera sees patients at the WHCC as well as the Mood Disorders Program (MDP). She devotes a significant amount of her time to teaching the Obstetrics and Gynecology residents rotating through the WHCC.

Dr. Luciano Minuzzi, MD, PhD


Dr. Minuzzi sees patients at the WHCC as well as the Mood Disorders Program (MDP). Dr. Minuzzi's research interests include the aspects of brain neurotransmission presented in mood disorders and their clinical implications for treatment and prevention. 

Dr. Sabina Nagpal


Dr. Sheryl Green, PhD, CPsych


Dr. Green's clinical interests include cognitive behavioural and mindfulness-based interventions for depression, anxiety, and health-related difficulties. Her research interests include developing cognitive-behavioural and mindfulness-based treatment protocols for specific populations, such as perinatal women.

Dr. Vanessa Lentz - MD, FRCPC, MSc, MHA (cand.)


Dr. Ryan Van Lieshout


Dr. Luisa Caropreso


Dr. Maha Eltayebani

Postdoctoral Clinical Fellow

Erika Haber

Co-morbidity Clinician

Dan-Bi Cho

Registered Nurse

Christelle Tshilenge

Social Worker

Peggy Carter-Arrowsmith

Registered Nurse

Pearl Lall

Registered Nurse

Lisa Botas

Administrative Assistant

Sharon Simons

Program Manager

Tesla Purtell

Administrative Assistant

Research Staff

Dana Waldern

Research Assistant

Katherine Silang

Research Assistant for Dr. Green

Graduate Students

Anastasiya Slyepchenko

MSc Student

Lauren Cudney

PHD. Student

Gabriella Mattina

PHD Candidate

Arela Agako

PhD Candidate

Divya Prasad

MSc. Student

Pedro Ballester

PhD Student

Melissa Furtado

PhD Candidate

Briar Innes

PhD Candidate

Christie MacLeod

MSc. Student