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CHAI Health Advocates are professionals with extensive nursing, paramedicine, social work, or medical backgrounds. They have deep experience and expertise in the Canadian healthcare system, so they know and understand the intricate workings of the system. They know what questions to ask and whom to ask. As a result, they are uniquely positioned to help you or your loved ones navigate an often confusing system.

All our Canadian health advocates possess exceptional interpersonal skills. This enables them to liaise, on your behalf, between a wide array of medical professionals. It also means they can always provide you with a clear picture of what’s going on and why.

See Health Advocate Services to learn more about what CHAI’s patient advocates do and how they can help you.

Meet Our Health Advocates
Karla Weiss
For over 25 years, I have worked in Acute Care, Public & Community Healthcare, and have developed a passion to help my patients holistically through my training and experience.

Karla Weiss

Health Advocate, Community & Public Health, Acute Care
Alberta Patient Advocates
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Lori Simpson
As your Health Advocate, I will strive to provide you with individualized practical and emotional support while keeping client-centered care as the focal point to attain your best health outcome.

Lori Simpson

Health Advocate, Public Health, Psychiatry
British Columbia Patient Advocates
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Jacqueline Metzler
Jacqueline Metzler
During my career in diagnostic imaging, I have seen far too many people ‘fall through the cracks’. My network spans Canada allowing me to be a fervent advocate for patients in any geographic location.
Karen Hardie
Karen J. Hardie
I help patients and their families develop plans of care while also juggling their unique emotional needs and ensuring they are supported and empowered to make educated medical decisions.
Janessa Rauch
Janessa Rauch
I developed a passion for helping people navigate Canada’s complex healthcare system after over a decade working as a Registered Nurse in pediatric oncology and child and adolescent mental health.
Heather Bennett
Heather Bennett
My experiences as a bedside nurse, family practice nurse, acute care nurse, and nurse educator have all shaped my practice working with families to maximize their health.
Sandi Vandermark
Sandi Vandermark
After 20 years of experience in various facets of healthcare, I have been drawn to providing a voice for those who need it most. My passion lies in supporting people in trialing times with compassion and empathy.

Sandi Vandermark

Health Advocate, Gerontology, Home Care, Reiki Alternative Health
British Columbia Patient Advocates
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Laura Ricketts
Laura Ricketts
It is my intention to create a safe space for individuals and their loved ones to be able to focus on health, well being and their relationships.

Laura Ricketts

Health Advocate, Hospice, End of Life Doula
Ontario Patient Advocates
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