Nurse Practitioners

Nurse Practitioners (NP) are nurses with advanced university education who works both independently and in collaboration with other health professionals to provide patients with quality health care services. NPs can diagnose illness and injuries, perform physical check-ups, order and interpret diagnostic tests, provide counseling and education, provide treatment, order procedures, refer patients to other health care professionals and specialists, prescribe some medications, and order blood products and oxygen.

Sara Shafiey, NP

Sara is a family health nurse practitioner who has completed her master’s degree in nursing science. Since 2008, Sara has been a member of the registered nurses of Ontario and a member of the Nurse Practitioner’s association since 2012. Sara started working with Jane Finch Family Health Team (JFFHT) in 2013. She, alongside other supporting staff at the JFFHT, helps maintain optimal patient function by promoting patient health through assessment and the provision of supportive, preventive, therapeutic, palliative, and rehabilitative care .

Abi Balasingam, NP

Bio soon to come.


 Nurses

Rita Appiah, RN

Rita Appiah is a Registered Nurse that has been with the practice since May 2013. She graduated from the Bachelors of Science in Nursing (BScN) program at York University. Rita is an active member of the College of Nurses of Ontario and the Registered Nurses Association of Ontario. She worked at Brampton Civic Hospital for 4 years in the Clinical Resource Team and has specialized training in pediatrics prior to joining the Jane Finch Family Health Team. As a clinical nurse she is accountable for working with a variety of patients from pediatric to geriatric. She assesses, provides care, and educates patients about their conditions. She works and collaborates with physicians and other healthcare professionals to coordinate the delivery of quality patient care.

Kealin Ali Marshall, RPN

Kealin Ali-Marshall is a Registered Practical Nurse that has been with the practice since July 2012. She graduated from Sheridan College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning in 2011. Kealin is a current member of the College of Nurses of Ontario and the Registered Practical Nurses Association of Ontario. As a clinical nurse she is responsible for checking vital signs, conducting health assessments, and administering immunizations. She has a special interest in prenatal care.

Oriza Pangilinan, RPN

Oriza Pangilinan is a Registered Practical Nurse that has been with the practice since April 2015. She graduated from Humber College’s RPN program, Centennial College’s Bridging to RN program and is currently completing her Bachelors of Science in Nursing (BScN) in Ryerson University and Perioperative Nursing certification in Loyalist College.  She is certified in palliative care from the Hospice Association of Ontario. She has a special interest in pediatrics, obstetrics, and trauma. Her previous work experience is acute care and palliative care in the hospital setting. Oriza works with a variety of patients, from pediatric to geriatric.  She ensures that she provides quality patient care to each client she encounters.  She is currently accepting Jane Finch Family Health Team patients for her home care program and home visits are made every Monday afternoon.