Meet The Team

Heike Berger

Registered Midwife, Partner
I love working as a midwife and am passionate about empowering health care.  I completed the Midwifery Education Program through Laurentian University in 2010, and have been working as a midwife since.  More recently, I had the great privilege of working in Northern communities across Nunavut, Northern Québec and NWT.  Along the path to midwifery, I completed a degree in Nutritional Sciences, worked in population health for the Public Health Agency of Canada, volunteered at a birth centre in Guatemala and as a doula in Edmonton.  Our home is in Grey County and when not working you’ll likely find me outside hiking, skiing or gardening!

Barb Bryja

Registered Midwife, Partner
My commitment to midwifery follows my belief in respect, informed choice and continuity of care. I graduated from McMaster University's Midwifery Education Program in 2003 and I have enjoyed practicing as a midwife here since this time. I am committed to community based collaborative care that nurtures optimal health and wellness at home and abroad. I am passionate about providing midwifery care and look forward to working together towards achieving empowering pregnancy, birth and postpartum experiences.

Jane Calhoun

Registered Midwife, Partner
I was born & raised in Bruce County and am happy to be working with Midwives Grey Bruce, and the families of the surrounding communities.  Before entering the Midwifery Education Program I studied at The University of Guelph, where I obtained an Honours degree in Human Kinetics.  It was during this training that I was first introduced to the profession of Midwifery and the philosophies of it's care.  I graduated from the Midwifery Education Program at McMaster in 2008.  I have been working with Midwives Grey Bruce since I graduated from the program.  I have also benefited first hand from the exceptional services of our practice, as I am the mom of three young children.

Linnea Camp

Registered Midwife, Associate
I am thrilled to be working as a Midwife in my hometown! I first became interested in pursuing Midwifery during my years at York University where I graduated in Women and Gender Studies. Once I tired of the Toronto smog, I headed North to study Midwifery at Laurentian University and completed placements in Kenora, Barrie, and here in Grey and Bruce counties. My passion for midwifery comes from the respect for choice and normal pregnancy the profession offers the birthing community. When I’m not working, I enjoy swimming in Georgian Bay, hiking, snowshoeing, and sampling all the local cuisine our area offers. I look forward to meeting you!

Brianna Cavan

Registered Midwife, Partner
I first came to Midwives Grey Bruce back in 2013 as a student in my final year of training. After graduation I re-joined the group as a Registered Midwife. With the exception of some months working as a midwife in Nunavut, I have been here ever since. I truly enjoy getting to know my clients and their families and providing you with person-centered care. I have an ongoing interest in global health and have been involved in a project working with midwives in South Sudan through the Canadian Association of Midwives. Outside of my work as a midwife, I enjoy time being active outside and trying to sneak in my long runs between stints on call. Je serai ravie de vous parler en français!

Angela Freeman

Registered Midwife, Associate
Originally from Waterloo County, I joined Midwives Grey Bruce in 2006 after graduating from the Midwifery Education Program at Laurentian University. I’ve always been interested in pregnancy and birth but knew midwifery was for me after meeting a midwife while studying Biology in Nova Scotia. I recently returned to practice after taking an academic leave, in which I completed a master’s thesis looking at the experiences of midwifery clients receiving care for early pregnancy loss and how healthcare can be improved.  I hope to use my research to improve the care clients receive locally and provincially.  I am also passionate about providing rural women’s healthcare and love working in this region. When I am not working as a midwife, I enjoy hiking our local trails, working on research projects, and spending time with my family outdoors and in our veggie and herb garden.

Erin Hayden

Registered Midwife, Associate
I was born and raised near the small town of Listowel Ontario.  I moved to Owen Sound to go to college and had the opportunity to be a nanny to three adorable children whose parents where a doctor and midwife. I developed a close relationship with the midwife and her passion for midwifery and healthcare that inspired me to become a midwife myself. While in the Midwifery Program at Ryerson University, I had learning opportunities in Owen Sound, Barrie, St. Jacobs, and the Northwest Territories. To me, midwifery is about providing safe, effective, and evidence-based care. I focus on the empowerment of women through childbirth and trust through meaningful clinician/client relationships. My goal is to support clients and their families on this incredible journey. When I’m not working you can find me hiking with my dog, travelling, knitting, spending time with friends and family and reading.  

Shannon Jones

Registered Midwife, Associate
I was first introduced to midwifery at Laurentian University when the Midwifery Education Program was just beginning there. I was inspired to pursue midwifery as a career choice after the births of my own two sons under the care of fabulous midwives in British Columbia. I believe deeply in the midwifery model of informed choice and client-centred care, and enjoy the connections we build with our clients while supporting them through to parenthood. I grew up in Grey County and am very excited to be returning to the area to join the team at Midwives Grey Bruce! When I’m not on call, I enjoy outdoor pursuits such as camping, hiking and paddling, road trip adventures and spending time with family and friends. 

Rebecca Moore

Registered Midwife, Currently on leave
I began my journey to midwifery in 2009 when I attended midwifery school in Maine, USA. Over the next few years I attended births in Maine and Arizona, and participated in a month long placement in Sri Lanka. After returning to Canada in 2015, I completed the bridging program and has been practicing in Ontario ever since! I gave birth to my daughter at home with the assistance of Grey Bruce Midwives. It was such an amazing experience and I continue to feel honoured to join in the journey of welcoming new little ones earth side. I am excited to be back in Grey Bruce and serve the community where I was born and raised!

Kayla Murray

Registered Midwife, New Registrant
I am a Laurentian graduate and am thrilled to be joining the practice after spending my final year here as a student. I am originally from Norfolk County, a small township in southwestern Ontario, along the shore of Lake Erie. I love living in a smaller rural community and Grey Bruce reminds me of home. Prior to this degree, I studied general science and public health, but midwifery was my calling and to me it feels like the total package. I am driven by the pillars of midwifery care, and enjoy getting to know clients and their families closely. Outside of work, I spend my free time with friends and family, and love checking out all the wonderful places Grey Bruce has to offer!

Candice Baillie

Administrative Assistant

I truly enjoy being able to greet everyone that comes through the door with a warm smile and being able to help in any way possible during such an incredible time in your life. It is such an amazing opportunity to be able to be a part of such a miraculous time in your family’s lives.  Interacting with so many friendly individuals on a daily basis is an incredible way to spend a day... not to mention the babies!! When I am not working, I enjoy spending my time with my kids, watching movies, playing board games, going for a walk, or just curling up with a great book!

 

Kelsey Starr

Administrator
Having graduated from the University of Ottawa with an Honours Specialization in Communications and a Minor in Philosophy, I am thrilled to be part of Midwives Grey Bruce. As someone who is passionate about health, equity, and reproductive rights, it is an honour to be a part of a very unique time in the lives of pregnant people and families in the community where I was born and raised. When I'm not around the office I can be found working on some art project, adventuring around local trails, parks & beaches, or just relaxing with good company.