Dental Hygiene Program
Nanette Feil-Megill received her Doctorate of Dental Surgery degree from Columbia University’s School of Dental and Oral Surgery in New York. While attending Columbia, she was an active member in the Dental Honour Society and upon graduation her awards included: The International College of Dentistry Award and The Academy of General Dentistry Award. Following dental school, she completed a one-year dental internship at Yale-New Haven Hospital, Connecticut. Her professional experience covers several decades, starting as a dentist in New York and moving to Ottawa in 1985, where she began her teaching career in dental hygiene. She received her diploma in dental hygiene from Alqonquin College, Ottawa.
Over the past 20 years of teaching, Nanette Feil-Megill has written several teaching manuals including “Principles of Client Assessment”, “Oral Medicine” and co-author of “Pain Management for Dental Hygienist’s”. She is currently the Program Director of the dental hygiene program at CNIH.
Kathleen Foran BSc, RDMS, RVT, RDMS, CRGS, CRVS, CRCS
Diagnostic Medical Sonography
With over twenty-five years of experience, Kathleen has extensive knowledge in the field of Sonography. She has worked in multiple scanning disciplines as well as in the fields of training and business. She has a Bachelor of Science degree along with diplomas in Radiology and Sonography. With this diverse and deep background she brings a wealth of experience to the position of Program Director.
Throughout her career, she has provided clinical education and support to sonographers and sonography students. Kathleen’s teaching experience includes being an Adjunct Professor of Sonography at George Washington University in the USA and the role of mentoring at Merivale Medical Imaging, The Ottawa Hospital, The Kingston General and Inova Fairfax Hospital. As a volunteer activity, Kathleen acted as the Program Coordinator for the Ottawa Valley Medical Sonographers (OVMS) providing continuing education programs to her peers.
During her tenure as the Executive Director for both the Canadian Association of Registered Diagnostic Ultrasound Professionals (CARDUP) and the Canadian Society of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (CSDMS), she oversaw the development of Canadian national sonography certification exams and significantly contributed to the growth and development of sonography as a recognized profession. In her role as a Product Specialist with Siemens Ultrasound, she worked as clinical expert alongside sonographers from across the country.
Kathleen’s previous role as the Practicum Coordinator for the Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program at Canadian National Institute of Health provided a natural progression into her current role as Program Director.