About us - SE Hub and Spoke


Our Partners

  • Local hospitals
    • Kingston Health Sciences Centre
    • Quinte Health Care
    • Lennox and Addington County General Hospital
    • Perth and Smiths Falls District Hospital
    • Brockville General Hospital
  • Local Public Health Units
    • Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox & Addington
    • Hastings Prince Edward Public Health
    • Leeds, Grenville & Lanark District Health Unit
  • Public Health Ontario
  • South East Local Health Integration Network 

We are always looking to engage with community partners. If you are interested in a partnership, reach out to us! 

Our Team

  • Hub Director - Heather Candon: Heather is Director of Infection Prevention & Control at KHSC. She has a background in microbiology and hospital management and holds Certification in Infection Control (CIC) with experience in LTC, acute care and government sector specifically in IPAC, Quality, Patient Safety and Risk. Heather is the Course Coordinator and Instructor for the IPAC Canada Essentials in Infection Control course.
  • Hub Manager - Jane Van Toen: Jane holds an MLT, Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety and Medical Device Reprocessing Techniques. She has her CIC and IPAC experience in LTC and acute care. Jane is the Course Coordinator and Instructor for the IPAC Canada Essentials in Infection Control course.
  • Hub Medical Director - Dr. Gerald Evans: Dr. Evans is Chair of the Division of Infectious Diseases and Professor in the Departments of Medicine, Biomedical & Molecular Sciences and Pathology & Molecular Medicine at Queen's University. He is also Medical Director of IPAC at KHSC and Providence Care Hospital and a member of the Ontario COVID-19 Science Advisory Table, the Ontario COVID-19 Testing Strategy and Policy Task Force and the Ontario COVID-19 Behavioral Sciences Working Group.
  • Hub Physician Lead - Dr. Santiago Perez Patrigeon: Dr. Perez is an Infectious Disease physician at KHSC and associate professor in the Department of Medicine, Queen’s University. He completed a clinical fellowship in HIV/AIDS and a PhD in HIV-Immunology at Institut Pasteur in Paris, France. He worked as a clinician-researcher at Instituto Nacional de Ciencias Médicas y Nutrición "Salvador Zubirán". He is currently engaged in COVID-19 research with multi-national clinical trials.

Clinical IPAC Coordinators:

  • Dana Finnegan-Yee: Dana is a certified (CIC) Infection Prevention and Control Professional with 14 years experience in a hospital setting. She is a Medical Laboratory Technologist (MLT) and an experienced educator registered with the Ontario College of Teachers.
  • Caitlin Prentice: Caitlin has 10 years experience in Public Health as a Public Health Inspector with an emphasis on infection control. She has IPAC team experience, which included active roles in outbreak management. Caitlin is currently working towards her Certificate in Infection Control.
  • Eric Hofstee: Eric has previous experience working as a Critical Care RN in Adult Intensive Care as well as IPAC experience in an acute hospital setting. Eric is currently working towards his Certificate in Infection Control.
  • Sarah Lee: Sarah has previous experience in Public Health as a public health inspector with various infectious diseases teams. She has been continuously involved in providing IPAC education and actively engaged in outbreak preparedness and management. Sarah is currently working towards her Certificate in Infection Control.
  • Lana King: Lana is a RN and has worked in areas of Critical Care, Public Health within the Infectious and Vaccine Preventable Disease Division, Occupational Health and Infection Prevention and Control. Lana completed the IPAC Canada Infection Control course and is preparing for certification from the Certification Board of Infection Control. 
  • Kim Craig: Kim has been working in Public Health for over 10 years as a Public Health Inspector. She has worked in a variety of roles including IPAC, Infectious Diseases, food safety and safe water. Currently Kim is working towards a certificate in infection prevention and control.