Meet Our Team

At Hearing Institute Atlantic we’ve had an amazing journey, growing to 8 full service hearing health clinics over the past 20 years in business.  We’re proud to be a locally owned and operated company, serving communities across Nova Scotia. Our incredible team of expert hearing care professionals lead the charge in providing exceptional care and service to all of our marvelous clients.  Click below to learn more about these amazing folks!

Christina Lunn

Christina Rogers-Lunn, President and Owner of Hearing Institute Atlantic

Mary Cameron

Mary Cameron, HIS

Operations Manager

Hearing Instrument Specialist

Mary comes to us with a substantial background in the finance industry, including customer service, sales, lending and brokering. Enthusiasm for learning and attention to detail are her strengths, along with kindness and compassion. She believes knowledge and understanding are the keys to understanding hearing loss and its effect on people and families.


Kim Bonvie

Client Services Coordinator

Kim joined our team in 2011 and enjoys working in our Gladstone office. Kim brings over 20 years of Customer Service Excellence most recently from a long-term career at The Bay. Our patients will enjoy her professional, yet warm manner and gentle smile, and feel at ease in her care.



Dr. Patricia Cameron, AuD.


Patricia has been practicing audiology since 2000 in the Halifax area and now holds a Doctorate of Audiology in the field, graduating from the Salus University of Pennsylvania. Patricia also has a Masters of Science in Audiology from Dalhousie University and holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, with honours, from St. Mary’s University.


Beth MacDonald


Beth has practiced in clinical audiology since 1989 in both hospital and private practice settings. Beth has a Masters of Science in Audiology, a Bachelor of Education and a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics from Dalhousie University.

Danena MacDonald

Danena MacDonald


Danena was born and raised in the small town of New Waterford on Cape Breton Island. After earning her Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication Studies at Cape Breton University, Danena moved to Halifax and began working as a unit clerk in the Med./Surg./Neuro. ICU at the QEII.

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Angela Tinker

Hearing Instrument Specialist, Clinic Manager

Angela brings over 10 years experience in customer service to Hearing Institute Atlantic. She is thrilled to be a part of the hearing industry and enjoys working with client’s to provide better hearing health.


Melissa Roode

Client Services

Melissa has over 10 years of customer service experience and will soon graduate with honours from her Business Administration program at NSCC. New to the field of Audiology, she is excited to learn about how technology and hearing health care are the keys to improved hearing outcomes for our clients.


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Heidi Fogarty


Heidi is thrilled to be part of the Hearing Institute Atlantic audiology team. She graduated with a Masters’ degree in Audiology from Dalhousie University and earned her Bachelor of Science from Memorial University. She has experience working with patients in both hospital and private practice settings.


Emily Bennett


Raised in Cape Breton, Emily is thrilled to be working in her home province. Emily completed her Bachelor of Science with Honors in Biology at Cape Breton University, and her Masters degree in Audiology at Dalhousie University.  Emily ensures that her clients are treated to kind, caring and thorough hearing health care.

Mary Arsenault

Mary Arsenault

Client Service

Mary Arsenault was born and raised in Lake Echo, NS and now shares her home in Halifax with her precocious cats, Tilley and Charlie ! Mary joined the team at Hearing Institute Atlantic in 2012 after a 25 year career with The Bay in Halifax. Her experience in customer service, marketing, sales and even a stint as a hair designer have all prepared her for her role as a Client Service Specialist at Hearing Institute Atlantic.



Jillian Baxter


Jillian obtained a Master of Science degree in Audiology from Dalhousie University, and previously completed her Bachelor’s of Science in Biology from Acadia University. Born and raised in Bedford, Nova Scotia, she was thrilled to remain in her hometown and work within the community and surrounding areas.


Lauren Dunphy


Lauren is a graduate of the Audiology program at Dalhousie University. She has a Master’s degree in Neuroscience from the University of Western Ontario and a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Economics from Dalhousie University.  She started her audiology career in private practice in Ontario, but has recently moved back to her home province of Nova Scotia to join the Hearing Institute Atlantic team in early 2020.


Dominique Gillis

Hearing Instrument Specialist

Dominique graduated with a Bachelor of Health Sciences Degree from the University of Western Ontario and later obtained a Hearing Instrument Specialist Diploma from Conestoga College.

She brings a wealth of knowledge related to hearing technology and strives to provide her clients with top notch hearing care.



Maxine Landry


Maxine obtained a Master of Science degree in Human Communication Disorders from Dalhousie University and prior to that, a Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology from the University of New Brunswick. She began her career working clinically for 3 years, and then spent 9 years working for a hearing aid manufacturer.


Leslie Basden


Born and raised just outside of Halifax, Leslie is thrilled to be working in her hometown with the Hearing Institute Atlantic team. Leslie obtained her Master of Science degree in Audiology from Dalhousie University, as well as her Bachelor of Science degree in Neuroscience from Dalhousie University.

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Rhonda Fancey

Client Services

Rhonda was very excited to re-join the Client Services team at Hearing Institute Atlantic in August 2016 after a detour in Newfoundland for 3 years. Rhonda brings over 20 years of experience in the customer service industry and is very happy to be back with her Hearing Institute Atlantic family.



Jessica Andrus


Jessica is a graduate of the Dalhousie School of Human Communication Disorders Master in Audiology program, and also holds a bachelor’s degree with honours in Neuroscience from Dalhousie University. With her experiences in audiology research, Jessica is a firm believer of combining proven, independently-tested methods with patient focused care to offer her patients well rounded service that is tailored to their lifestyle needs. Jessica is passionate about promoting hearing health care and raising hearing awareness, and enjoys educating others on hearing health-related matters.


Seryne Elsheik


Seryne holds a Master of Science degree in Audiology from Dalhousie University, and previously completed her Bachelor of Science degree with honours in Neuroscience at Dalhousie University. Seryne is passionate about helping patients find the proper solutions to address their hearing needs with up-to-date and evidence-based methods and technology.


Jennifer Murphy

Client Services

Jennifer comes to us from St. John’s, Newfoundland and we are delighted to have her join our Hearing Institute Atlantic family. She made the move to Nova Scotia five years ago to complete her Bachelor of Commerce degree at Saint Mary’s University, which she successfully obtained in 2019.


Beth Conrod

Beth Conrod


Beth graduated from the University of Western Ontario where she obtained her Master’s degree in Communication Science and Disorders in Audiology. She also holds an undergraduate degree in Kinesiology from Acadia University.


Maggie McInnis


Maggie graduated with a Master of Science in Audiology from Dalhousie University. Prior to this, she received a Bachelor of Science from Memorial University of Newfoundland and completed an honours thesis in cognitive psychology.


Kelsey Veinot

Client Services

Kelsey comes to us with experience in event coordinating, sales and a diploma in Graphic and Digital Media design.  She loves to use her creativity to communicate the importance of hearing health and strives to make positive connections with clients.


Alison Bartlett

Alison Bartlett


Alison received a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology, with honours, from the University of New Brunswick in 2014. Her interest in human anatomy and desire to help others led her pursue a profession in health care. She obtained her Master of Science degree in Audiology from Dalhousie University and is passionate about the science and study of audiology.


Kathryn Baigent


Kathryn is excited to be part of the Hearing Institute Atlantic team following a big cross-country move with her family. She is a wonderful compliment to the team in our New Minas clinic and looks forward to exploring the Valley and surrounding areas.

Gabrielle Leary-Bruhm

Gabrielle Leary-Bruhm

Client Services

Gabrielle is from a small community along the beautiful south shore of Nova Scotia. She studied business at NSCC Lunenburg Campus, graduating with a diploma in Business Marketing. Her administrative and sales experience keeps the clinic running smooth, and clients are treated to her warm and welcoming greeting.



Abbigail Saulnier


Abbigail received her Master of Science in Audiology, Bachelor of Science in Psychology/French, and a Certificate in Science Leadership and Communication all from Dalhousie University. A lifelong learner, Abbigail is passionate about continuing education and evidence-based practice and looks forward to staying on top of advancements in the hearing health field in order to provide top-notch care.

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Virginia Joudrey

Client Service

Virginia joined the Hearing Institute Atlantic family in 2012. As a passionate health and wellness advocate Virginia fits into the Hearing Health Care profession seamlessly. She is an avid runner and in 2012 completed her first full and Ultra Marathons and has since also completed a full Triathlon.


Wendy Dixon

Wendy Dixon

Hearing Instrument Specialist

Wendy (LeBlanc) was born and raised in Yarmouth and after completing her business course, she began her career in banking.  Wendy decided to pivot her career and dove head-first into the hearing health care field.


Charli Van Chesteing

Client Services

Charli graduated with Honors from the Office Administrative program with NSCC Burridge Campus. She has excelled in her past roles in office administration and customer service, and brings a warmth and charm to the clients at Hearing Institute Atlantic.