Heather Mason, RM (currently on leave)
I’m Heather, and I feel very fortunate to be able to work with such a fabulous group of midwives, helping families like yourselves through such an exciting time. I came to midwifery after a BA in Psychology and a career in Web Development. My hobbies were always in sport and health: I used to run sailing programs across the country, row competitively, coach. I loved it, but coaching, however rewarding, falls distinctly into the ‘volunteer’ category of income streams. I returned to my studies to prep for med school, but then had my daughter with the help of midwives. The level of care was extraordinary! I knew I could make a difference in this model of care. So now, I still coach… but it’s women through contractions, or partners in putting on that first diaper at 4am (psst- if it goes on backward, the baby won’t tell, and neither will I). I still try to get on the water, when I can. I spend as much time as I can with my family. I knit, I craft. Professionally, I’m passionate about research and interprofessional models of care – improving the system. I teach courses in managing emergencies for the Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada and the Canadian Paediatric Society, (ALARM and NRP). I look forward to meeting you!
Josée Nolet, RM
My name is Josée (Jo-zay) and I am a midwife with Generations Midwifery Care. I come from a small Northern Ontario town called Hearst. I grew up in Hearst with my parents and my 2 brothers. I was privileged to grow up surrounded by a large extended family on both my mom and dad’s side. Family is very important to me and it was my first introduction to community and it was a profound one. It has shaped my life and led me to where I am today.
These days I live far enough from my extended family who have also spread their wings across this beautiful country of ours. I live in Perth, Ontario. If you have never visited Perth, I strongly encourage you to do so. It is a beautiful, 200 year old, heritage village with lots of amazing artists, shops, music, theatre and people who are kind, and caring.
I have been catching babies for 20 years now. I have worked in a large variety of settings. I have worked in the big, busy tertiary care hospitals, Level 2 and 1 hospitals, Health Centers, Birth Center and at home. Today I have privileges at the Ottawa Birth and Wellness Center, the Brockville General Hospital and of course, your home if you choose a home birth!
I love being a midwife. I love the connections that I get to make with people. I really enjoy sharing my love and wonder of the birthing process with people. I also appreciate that I get to share all the relevant, up-to-date information that people need in order to make the best decisions for themselves and their family.
I was made for this life of a midwife and it has taken me a long time to find my “groove” in this life. I have worked very hard to find my balance point. I now work less than full-time and have a small homestead and a large garden with my family. I am also part of a wonderful community in the Perth area that keeps me busy and fills my spririt as well.
I look forward to meeting you and getting to know you!
Leah Timmermann, RM
My name is Leah and I have the pleasure of being one of the Midwives at Generations. I am looking forward to getting to know you, your babies and families!
I was born and raised in the Ottawa Valley and have since lived all over Eastern Ontario. I received my Bachelor’s degree in Health Studies from Queen’s University and my Bachelor of Midwifery at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver. I initially practiced Midwifery in British Columbia before deciding to return to my beautiful home province!
Midwifery has taught me about the beauty and transformative power of pregnancy and birth. My favourite moments are witnessing parents realize that if they can do that!- grow, sustain and birth a human being- then they can do anything! As your Midwife, you can expect me to be calm, compassionate and non-judgemental.
In my spare time, I like to go camping, garden, and be outside. I live with my partner and daughter in a tiny house on wheels.
Mianh Lamson, RM
Warm greetings, I’m Mianh (rhymes with Brian) and I have been catching babies since 2006. I’m so very happy to be back in a rural community where I feel most at home.
I have spent the past decade working in a wide variety of rural and urban communities in Ontario and in New Zealand (where I received my midwifery education). I greatly enjoy becoming a part of the communities I work in, through the special connections that midwifery creates.
My midwifery approach is to support my clients to give birth on their own terms, with the care and honour every person deserves.
I believe birth can be a pivotal moment in our lives. Having a trusted guide alongside can help us to experience it in a way that is powerful and uniquely ours. As your guide, I work hard to help you feel as supported, knowledgeable, and safe as possible, while we navigate the uncertainties that exist in all life-changing experiences.
When not working, I keep myself busy producing organic food on my homestead, hand making clothes, and raising my many adventurous children in a house full of love, books, and laundry.
Genia Stephen, RM,
Hi. I’m Genia. Welcome to Generations! I grew up just outside of Toronto and moved to the Brockville area in 2006. I have a degree from the University of Toronto in Philosophy and Women’s Studies and a Bachelor of Health Sciences in Midwifery degree from Ryerson University. I have been an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant since 2010. I continue to study and teach about disability and anti-discrimination. I became a midwife because this allows me to practice preventative health care, share in and honour the childbearing year and support women and families in both typical and complicated situations. I have three kids and a big family. I really enjoy hanging out in all that chaos! I like to read and study and I have a passion for travelling. I am very slowly and painfully learning to play the guitar. I look forward to meeting you and getting to know you and your family.