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Sabrina Feenstra

Clinic Manager

Raised on the family farm, Sabrina’s competence and friendly smile have been greeting people all her life. After receiving her diploma as a Legal Assistant and her license in cosmetology she went on to combine her education with a diverse 17 year career in the Wellness Industry. As a former assistant manager and front desk manager she is skilled in many facets from administrative tasks to inventory management, scheduling and customer service.

As clinic manager to the CHI, Sabrina brings her unique brand of high-energy to our operation. Sabrina enjoys working at the CHI to help people get the support that they need while supervising the administrative team and overseeing many aspects of clinic operations.

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Heidi Vincent, MBA, RHN

Marketing Communications and Public Relations

Heidi has 28 years of experience managing and directing corporate marketing, communications and investor relations, for technology companies, international development, health care and not-for-profit organizations.

She had an undergraduate degree in Anthropology & Sociology form the University of Toronto, and an Executive MBA from the University of Ottawa Telfer School of Management. She also graduated from the Canadian School of Natural Nutrition with the designation of Registered Holistic Nutritionist (RHN) which led her to a marketing communications and PR role with the Ottawa Integrative Cancer Centre (OICC) when it first opened in 2011.  These days, she is excited about the OICC transitioning into the CHI.

Heidi is an active member in the Mayo Clinic Social Media Network. She is passionate about using her extensive business and not-for-profit communications experience to broaden awareness of whole-person, integrative care, and to help grow the CHI so that more and more patients can benefit from this care.

Sarah Young

Sarah Young

Co-Founder, OICC

Initially trained as a Shiatsu practitioner, Sarah began her career as co-founder and CEO of a corporate wellness company in Toronto. She then honed her research and writing skills from many years of academia and her knowledge of the healthcare system into co-founding the Ottawa Integrative Cancer Centre (OICC)  where she developed new skills in program management, care coordination, stakeholder outreach, events and fundraising, and helped to lead the OICC into a profitable and large sized clinic that provided integrative cancer care to hundreds of patients each year in the Ottawa region. From there, she helped her partner of over 20 years launch the Centre for Health Innovation (CHI) in 2020, expanding into caring for those with any form of chronic disease.

Sarah has a passion for integrative healthcare, minding the environment, youth mental health awareness and building healthy communities on the local level. She draws her inspiration from her work in all these domains including as a healthcare entrepreneur, a member of her local environmental committee, advocating at the political and institutional level for increased youth mental health supports, and as a developer of products that support our local communities.

From her recent Master of Arts graduate degree in Transformational Leadership and Spirituality, to her time as co-chair of the Zero Waste Committee at the GCA, to her role as a board member of her children’s junior high school, to her development of EcoHarmonyBee products, and her continued role in business strategies and interior design for the CHI’s multi-level building, Sarah combines her business acumen, writing skills, community engagement and passion in projects for a sustainable and healthy planet for generations to come.

Sarah is most proud of the ways in which her and her partner’s vision have helped inspire patients and clinicians to bridge the gaps in care for chronic disease. She is also delighted by and in awe of her two children, now young adults navigating the world such as it is. 

Photo credit:  Urszula Muntean Photography

Hilary Neal

Hilary Neal

Senior Admin Assistant

Hilary joined our team in July 2023, following her return from an overseas stint where she successfully completed the Office Administration General Certificate Program and Office Administration Executive Diploma Program through Algonquin Online. With a diverse background in customer service, including roles in retail management, school reception, and health records, Hilary now serves as our Senior Administrative Assistant. She is enthusiastic about addressing your calls and responding to your emails. 

During her leisure moments, you'll discover Hilary engrossed in puzzles by the fireplace, enjoying hikes with her beloved four-legged companion and husband, or engaging in heartfelt Facetime sessions with her niece and nephew.