Quality of Care NL (QCNL) is a collaborative effort between the leading health care entities in Newfoundland and Labrador. Our goal is to improve the quality of care in NL by facilitating change to ensure the right intervention gets to the right patient at the right time.

Our partnership with Choosing Wisely Canada enables the promotion of established national guidelines and recommendations that cross all disciplines to support the reduction of low-value health care, including, unnecessary tests and treatments, particularly where harms outweigh benefits.

Our Team

Our strength is in our clinical leadership.

QCNL involves clinicians in everything we do, from identifying project opportunities, to interpreting results, communicating outcomes, defining potential solutions, and more!

Dr. Patrick Parfrey, Clinical Lead
Dr. Parfrey is a clinical epidemiologist and nephrologist, and a John Lewis Paton Distinguished University Professor at Memorial University. As the Clinical Lead for QCNL, Dr. Parfrey provides clinical guidance for our projects and initiatives and is supported by a professional, multidisciplinary team with a diverse skill set, including researchers, project managers, analysts, and communications professionals.

Lynn Taylor, Program Manager

Melissa Ennis, Communications Advisor/Media Contact

Dr. Robert Wilson, Project Coordinator; Choosing Wisely Lead

Owen Parfrey, Project Coordinator

Dr. Krista Mahoney, Research Associate; Implementation Lead

Dr. Elizabeth Dicks, Academic Detailing and Clinical Leader Coordinator

Kathleen Mather, Patient Engagement Lead

Kate Lambert, Knowledge Translation Lead

Laurel Veitch, Business Development and Marketing Coordinator

Dr. Karen Dickson, Health Policy Analyst

Cheryl Etchegary, Health Policy Analyst

Jessica Murphy, Administrative Assistant

Asghar Mohammadi, Analyst

Dr. Hensley Mariathas, Biostatistician

Dr. Susan Stuckless, Research Associate

Tammy Benteau, Research Assistant

Zachary Giovannini-Green, Research Assistant

Alex Norman, Research Assistant

Michelle Ryan, Research Assistant