Anne MacLeod BScPT, MPH, ACPAC
Anne lives and works in Northwestern Ontario in Thunder Bay, on the traditional territory of the Anishnaabeg Fort William First Nations. She graduated from Physiotherapy at Queen’s University in 1994, completed her Master of Public Health in 2007 and the Advanced Clinician Practitioner in Arthritis Care program in 2009. She works as an Extended Role Practitioner in a variety of clinical settings. The majority of her clinical time is spent working in a shared care/collaborative practice with the sole local Rheumatologist in Northwestern Ontario, where she both assesses new patients and follows stable patients, allowing for increased access to rheumatology care. She works one day a week for The Arthritis Society in an ever-changing role to meet system needs and is currently running a triage clinic for the centralized referral system. In conjunction with Paediatric Rheumatologists at both Sick Kids and Children’s Hospital – London Health Sciences Centre, she delivers collaborative care for children with arthritis through Telehealth. She is also an Assistant Professor at the Northern Ontario School of Medicine. She is passionate about improving systems and service delivery to advance the care of people living with arthritis.