Our Team

Thomas Hewak, Chiropodist

 Thomas Hewak is a registered Chiropodist with the College of Chiropodists of Ontario. He is a specialist with diabetic foot care as well treating patients with orthotics. Tom practices out of our Hamilton, Dundas and Burlington clinics. Tom is very out going and has a love for travel and restoring cars. 

Morris Zoladek , D.P.M. (Doctor of Podiatric Medicine)

 Morris Zoladek is a Podiatrist with over 30 years experience. He has worked with numerous clinics across the GTA and worked closely with orthopaedic surgeons advising on surgical and conservative treatments. ‘Z’ practices out of both our Hamilton and Burlington locations. 

Yulian Pavlyuk, Chiropodist

 Yulian Pavlyuk is a practicing Chiropodist, registered with the College of Chiropodists of Ontario. Yulian attended St.Thomas More High School before completing a Life Science degree from McMaster and subsequently enrolling in the Chiropody program at the Michener Institute at UHN. Yulian completed his clinical rotations through North Hamilton Community Health Care and St.Peter’s Hospital in Hamilton, Ontario. Yulian enjoys the outdoors and in his spare time enjoys to cook. 

Mellanie Walford, Pedorthist

 Mellanie Walford is a certified Canadian Pedorthist.  She has a Bachelor of Kinesiolgy Science Hons. from McMaster University and a Prosthetic and Orthotic Technician diploma from George Brown College. When not taking care of feet, she spends her time running around with her young family. 

Linda Smyth, Nurse

 Linda is our nurse at the Hamilton Foot Clinic assisting the foot specialists with procures and routine foot care. Linda enjoys vacationing and travelling the globe! 

Andrew Longbotton, Pedorthist

 Andrew is a Certified Pedorthist with an Hons. Bachelor of Science from McMaster University. He enjoys playing a large variety of sports, running and having some painfully spicy food in his free time. 

Michelle Camps, Orthotic Technician

 Michelle is currently an Orthotic Technician working primarily at our Hamilton location. She graduated from the University of Guelph with a Bachelor of Human Kinetics Honours Degree. Michelle has spent many years volunteering her time at local hospitals caring for patients. Working at the clinic she hopes further her education in lower limb care to better serve our clinics clients. In her off hours she loves spending time with her exotic Bengal cat Griffin named after her university’s mascot. 

Heidi Waddell, Nurse

 Heidi has been nursing in a hospital surgical setting since 1993 and has transitioned to a role as nurse in both the Hamilton and Burlington Foot clinics. Heidi looks forward to continuing to help the community in this new role. 

Jennifer Seecharan, Orthotic Technician

 Jennifer graduated from Brock University in 2015 with a Bachelor of Kinesiology Honours degree. She is entering her 3rd and final year at the Michener Institute in Toronto where she is studying to be a Chiropodist.  In her free time Jennifer loves to stay active, vacation to warm destinations and also enjoys spending time with friends and family.   

Rebecca Leach, Scanning Technician

 Rebecca is a scanning technician at the Hamilton Foot Clinic.  She attended Mohawk College for Medical Diagnosis and Administration and has 10 years of admin experience in a clinical setting. In her off time she loves exploring, going for adventures on her bicycle and cooking (especially tasting all of the recipes). 

Selena Schaffner, Orthotic Technician

 Selena is an Orthotic Technician working at both The Hamilton Foot Clinic and The Burlington Foot Clinic. She graduated with Honours from the University of Waterloo with a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology. She subsequently graduated from the Orthotic and Prosthetic Technical Program at George Brown College, where she learned how to fabricate a wide range of devices. Outside of work, you can usually find her exploring her passion for good, local craft beer and food, as well as growing her extensive board game collection. 

Samantha Brush, Orthotic Technician

 Samantha graduated from the University of Waterloo with a Bachelor’s Degree in Kinesiology in 2017. She is currently working at both the Hamilton Foot Clinic as well as the Burlington Foot Clinic. She also coaches rep volleyball with the Guelph Jr Gryphons. Other than feet, she loves a good cup of coffee, yelling at sports on TV, and any movie starring Will Smith. 

Kathy Mercanti, Senior Administrator

 Kathy Mercanti has dedicated 18 years to the Hamilton Foot Clinic and The Foot & Ankle Institute. Kathy co-manages the clinics with Lyne Heroux. Kathy also manages the Receivable Accounts for both clinics and acts as Patient Account Coordinator. Kathy has two beautiful children and one adorable grand daughter who is the love of her life! Her passion in life is cooking and baking from love for her family & friends! She enjoys it very much. 

Lyne Heroux, Head of Administration

 Lyne Heroux started with us in August 2009 becoming head of Administration. She brought with her over 20 years of management experience and her ease with the French language. She is a loving mother to two beautiful girls and  enjoys spending time with family and friends. She also appreciates the small things in life and loves walking and gardening. 

Paula Beck, Clinic Coordinator

 Paula is our friendly face at the front desk assisting with the daily organization of our patient care and she is an expert ‘rice krispie square’ baker! 

Denise Hamilton, Administrator

 Denise has been working with the Hamilton Foot Clinic since 2017 and enjoys working with patients and assisting the clinical team with her administrative skills.  When she is not assisting patients in the clinic, Denise enjoys hiking and kayaking with best friend, and daughter, Carrie and her two bull mastiff pups, Ziggy and Leroy.  

Hamilton Foot Clinic

1508 Upper James St Hamilton, ON L9B 1K3 Canada

Phone: 905.385.4251
Email: info@healthyfeet.net