Marilyn Barrett, Director
Marilyn Barrett is the Director of the Health & Wellness Centre at the University of Prince Edward Island. She formerly held the role of Director of Primary Care & Chronic Disease Prevention/Management for Health PEI in Prince Edward Island, a position she held since December 2010. Marilyn has held a number of management positions in Health PEI, including Manager - Implementation & Change Management for the CIS Project which implemented the Electronic Health Record in the health system in Prince Edward Island. In addition, she has held a Chief Nursing Officer position for community hospitals and continuing care, Director of Acute & Continuing Care (rural community hospital, home care, and long term care) and worked at the School of Nursing, UPEI in positions of Clinical Instructor and Clinical Coordinator.
Marilyn has a diploma in Nursing from the PEI School of Nursing (1987); holds a Bachelor of Nursing from the University of New Brunswick (1996) and a Master’s Degree in Nursing from Athabasca University (2009).
Marilyn has been a surveyor with Accreditation Canada since 2012 and her greatest strength as a surveyor is the diversity of her experience, particularly knowledge gained in the build and implementation of the electronic health record in Prince Edward Island hospitals.
Marilyn currently sits on the board of directors of the Canadian Nurse's Protective Society (CNPS), is a past president with the Association of Registered Nurses of Prince Edward Island and has served as a board member of the Canadian Nurse's Association. She sits on the Granting Committee of the Community Foundation of Prince Edward Island and is a board member of the Cardigan Village Heritage Committee.
Sharon Currie, Administrative Assistant
Sharon is the Administrative Assistant at the UPEI Health & Wellness Centre. Sharon started her career at UPEI in 1989 and has worked in many departments across campus. She enjoys working with the students, staff, and faculty and looks forward to working with the Campus Community in the UPEI Health & Wellness Centre. Her interests include spending time with family and friends and loves to travel.
Dr. David Reid, Physician
Dr. Reid has been providing health care services at UPEI since 1991. He is a graduate of Dalhousie Medical School, and he also completed his Family Medicine Residency training at Dalhousie. He has a keen interest in student health, and he conducts sexual health lectures and informal education sessions each year in our residences and for our student athletic teams. He has just finished 16 years as the team physician for the men’s hockey team, and he performs medicals for our varsity athletes each Summer and Fall. He loves to teach, and he holds faculty positions as a preceptor for both Dalhousie and Memorial Medical Schools. He has twice been awarded Family Medicine Preceptor of the Year by Dalhousie.
Dr. Reid works part-time at UPEI, and he has a full practice at Sherwood Medical Centre. He is the designated medical practitioner for Immigration Medical exams for PEI for Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada. He is a past President of the PEI College of Family Physicians. He has been privileged to travel to Haiti for medical mission work on 3 occasions.
He enjoys family time with his adult children, hiking, cycling, skiing, kayaking, gardening, travelling and setting a good example for his patients by exercising regularly!
Amy Jenkins, Registered Nurse
Rebecca Coffin, LPN
Cindy Parill, Nurse Practitioner
Cindy began her nursing career in 1994 and since that time she has worked in a variety of positions. From 1994-2000 she worked as a RN with the Labrador-Grenfell Health Authority in northern Newfoundland and Labrador where she worked in intensive care, geriatric care and advanced nursing in primary health care clinics in Roddickton and Flower's Cove. In 2000 she took on the role of Primary Health Care Nurse Practitioner (PHC-NP) and worked in a primary health care clinic in Flower's Cove. In 2008 she took a position with Western Health in Corner Brook, NL as a PHC-NP Dementia Care Coordinator and delivered primary care to residents who had mild to moderate dementia in a community protective care unit. In 2011-12 she took on a role in the emergency department at the Health Sciences Centre in St. John's, NL with Eastern Health Authority. In 2012 she moved from NL to Saskatchewan where she worked in Meadow Lake. During this time Cindy managed a long-term care unit, provided walk-clinics, and delivered primary care to 600 empaneled patients.
Cindy is a lifelong learner. She graduated with an RN Diploma in 1994. In 2000 she earned a certificate as a PHC-NP from the Centre for Nursing Studies and graduated with her Bachelor of Nursing from Athabasca University in 2003. In 2011 she completed a Masters of Nursing through Memorial University of NL. She has completed many workshops such as Spirometry Interpretation, 5-Day Palliative Care Medical Intensive Course at Victoria, B.C., and Diabetes Manager University 3 day course in Saskatchewan in 2013 as examples.
Cindy is married and has two adult children and 4 grandchildren. In 2019 she moved to PEI to spend quality time with her grandchildren. She enjoys cross-country skiing, yoga, walking, and reading. While she will always consider herself to be a Newfoundlander, she has become an Islander by Choice and now considers PEI to be her home.
Dr. David Wong, Physician
Dr. Harminder Dhillon, Physician