Medical Advisory Committee
The Medical Advisory Committee is made up of a group of medical professionals and staff whose expertise is crucial to ensuring that Camp Quality Canada provides the highest level of support to our vulnerable population of campers. They guide the direction and development of our medical program, including our medical policies and procedures. Meet our Medical Advisory Committee below.
Samantha Greenberg has been a Registered Nurse since 2013, working primarily in in-patient Child and Youth Mental Health. More recently, Samantha has since joined the inpatient Hematology/Oncology team at McMaster Children's in Hamilton. Samantha brings over ten years of experience in oncology camping working with Camp Trillium in various capacities from Swim Staff to Nursing Manager; and joined the Camp Quality team in 2021 as their National Medical Coordinator. Other than jumping in the lake, for Samantha, the best part of camp is being able to support kids in being kids by creating a safe and supportive medical environment...with a sprinkle of unicorn magic! Where else can a nurse make a nursing diagnosis of "heart sadness" vs "angry hotdog belly"!
Dr. Vicky Breakey is thrilled to be the Medical Director at Camp Quality Southern Ontario and a member of the MAC! She received her medical degree from the University of Calgary and did her pediatric oncology training at SickKids. Dr. Vicky spends her non-camp days at McMaster Children’s Hospital working as a Pediatric Hematologist/Oncologist providing clinical care to children with cancer and blood disorders, teaching, and doing some clinical research. Camp is her most favourite place on earth and her time at Camp Quality fills her bucket for the whole year. Dr. Vicky is also on the Board of Directors for Camp Quality Canada.
Abby Browne has been a Registered Nurse since 2011, with experience in travel nursing, mental health, orthopaedics, and primary health care. Abby is currently working as a Nurse Practitioner at the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario on the Child and Youth Protection Team. Abby has a passion for all things camp. From participating in the most random camp games, making memories around the campfire, to advocating for the health and safety of all staff and campers - she gives it her all. Abby has 15 years of camp experience with Camp Trillium, with the last 9 years being spent as a Camp Nurse.
Jennifer Wolfenden is currently the POGO Interlink Nurse at McMaster. Since becoming a nurse, she has worked most of her 25+ years of nursing in Pediatric hematology/oncology starting at Mac, then at BC children’s hospital, to Sickkids, and for 20 years, at Camp Trillium. During her time at Camp Trillium, she volunteered with the OCA (Ontario Camps Association) on the Healthcare Committee and with COCA-I (Children’s Oncology Camps Association International) and CAPOC (Canadian Association of Pediatric Oncology Camps-now dissolved) in its beginnings, working towards development national camping standards and accreditation process for oncology camps in Canada. Things she loves to do: spend time with family, anything to do with camp, hiking with her dog (and anyone who wants to come along), and anything you can do outside in general.
Jeanna Faykes has been a Registered Nurse since 2009, specializing in psychiatric and mental health nursing. She has experience working in hospitals, remote Northern communities, schools, and institutional settings and she is currently employed as a Mental Health Nurse with the Ministry of the Solicitor General at the Fort Frances Jail. Jeanna has much appreciation for Camp Quality as she has volunteered with CQ Northwestern Ontario, New Heights and Breaking Borders over the past 10+ years. Jeanna is grateful for the significant impact that Camp Quality has had on her life – the fun and excitement involved with camp along with supporting volunteers, campers, and families through more difficult are memories and experiences that she holds near and dear to her heart. Aside from nursing, Jeanna loves gardening and spending time outdoors with all of the critters and birds in her yard.
Lauren Burke joined the Camp Quality team in 2018; she is passionate about camp and people. Over the past decade, she has worked for Camp Oochigeas, the YMCA, and the SeriousFun Children’s Network, supporting children with serious health challenges and their families. For Lauren, camp is the perfect place for campers to connect with those who have a similar experience and learn new skills in a safe space. Lauren loves being a part of the CQ team and enjoys engaging with the campers, families, and the volunteer community!