Our Team


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!

Tracey Norris, Registered Nurse

Tracey has been a practicing registered nurse for over 30 years, with her most recent experience gained in emergency, primary care and correctional settings. She graduated from the Durham School of Nursing in 1988 and went on to complete her Post RN BN through Memorial University of Newfoundland. Tracey is currently working on a Graduate Diploma in Health Professional Education. She is a member of the Canadian Family Practice Nurses Association and has a keen interest in working with university students to meet their full range of health needs.

Tracey is the proud mother of 4 adult children and enjoys geocaching and cruising in her spare time.

Stephanie Mcleod, LPN

Stephanie graduated from the Holland College LPN program in 2009. Since graduation, she has worked in a wide variety of settings that include acute care, long term care, and primary care. Her first permanent role as an LPN was working at the Prince Edward Home in Charlottetown as well as working casually at the QEH.

She began working permanently in acute care on the provincial stroke unit in 2011, where she stayed working in this position until the fall of 2014. In 2014 she moved to a new permanent role in primary care at Harbourside Health Centre in Summerside. In January of this year (2019) she began working at UPEI in a temporary position, until the spring of 2019. When she is not working, Stephanie enjoys snowmobiling, reading and spending time with friends and family.

Dr. Jennifer Ashley, Physician

A native of Prince Edward Island, Dr. Jennifer Ashby completed her undergraduate degree [BSc (Biology)] at UPEI.  She went to medical school at Dalhousie University in Halifax, NS and then completed her family medicine residency training through Queen’s University in Kingston, ON.  In addition to the women’s health clinic at UPEI’s Health and Wellness Centre, Dr. Jennifer Ashby has a general family practice based in Charlottetown.  Her special interests include women’s health and prenatal care.

Lynne Fraser, Nurse Practitioner

Originally from Sault Ste Marie, ON, Lynne Fraser completed her  Bachelor of Science in Nursing at Laurentian University (Sudbury, ON) in 2001. Since moving to Prince Edward Island in the spring of 2001, she has worked in a variety of roles as a registered nurse within the hospital setting (medical unit, surgical unit, clinical educator and Intensive Care Unit) before returning to University in 2011. Fraser graduated from Dalhousie University in 2013 on completion of the Master of Nursing program – Nurse Practitioner stream (Family all ages). Nurse practitioners (NP) are able to diagnose and treat illness, order and interpret tests, prescribe medication and perform medical procedures (CNA, 2018). As an NP, Fraser has worked at Harborside Health Centre (Summerside), the Polyclinic Professional Centre (Charlottetown), and provided a clinic once a week at Holland College (Charlottetown Campus). Over the last 5 years, she has enjoyed caring for patients of all ages while providing health promotion education, addressing acute health concerns and managing chronic diseases. She is also able to provide prenatal care to low-risk women up to 34 weeks gestation.

Fraser is thrilled to be joining the team at the UPEI Health and Wellness Centre to help expand our services to improve access to quality health care for all UPEI students, staff and faculty.