Tom Shebib - C.Ped
Tom grew up in Cape Breton. He is the owner of this clinic and comes from a long line of shoe makers (4+ generations). After taking 4 years of engineering and mechanics he couldn’t resist his entrepreneurial spirit any longer and opened up his own business in 1992 using the trade that was passed down to him. In 1996 he completed his Pedorthic Management of the Foot course at Ball State University and furthered his studies at the Robert Palmer Institute of Biomechanics. Tom is a Certified Pedorthist and is one of the founding members of the Canadian Chapter of the Pedorthic Footcare association. He is currently on the Board of Directors. As co-owner with his wife Lisa they are very proud of their team at Comfort Orthotics. When not running the business Tom enjoys fly fishing and camping with friends and family. He also has a passion for cars and is a high performance driving instructor.
Lisa Shebib - BSc, C.Ped
After leaving Cape Breton, Lisa went to Acadia University, where she obtained her Bachelor of Science and later received her Bachelor of Human Ecology at Mount Saint Vincent University. In 2007 she joined her husband at the family business and continued her studies in the field of Pedorthics. She is now a Certified Pedorthist and has been working with her husband Tom ever since. Lisa is very involved with clinic operations in addition to her work on the Board of Directors of the Canadian Chapter of the Pedorthic Footcare Association which has its head office at this location. Lisa can often be found participating in community programs promoting foot health. When it is time to wind down, she enjoys camping, swimming and spending time with family and friends.
Philip Sneyd - BSc Pod (Hons)
Philip Sneyd BSc (Hons) is the Podiatrist at Comfort Orthotics & Podiatry Clinic. Originally from Manchester in the United Kingdom, Phil joined our team upon moving to Nova Scotia in 2013. He obtained his degree in Podiatric Medicine at the University of Huddersfield in Yorkshire, England. Phil is a member of the Canadian Federation of Podiatric Medicine and the Nova Scotia Podiatry Association. Prior to studying Podiatry, he spent many years working in specialist footwear fitting; encountering and helping many clients with foot issues that required special help. Phil enjoys the broad scope of podiatry work, from the biomechanical elements to the work involving skin and nail care, foot health, nail surgery and plantar wart treatments. In his free time, Phil enjoys spending time outside exploring nature.
Emily Conroy - BSc, C.Ped
Emily was born and raised in Newfoundland. She moved to Nova Scotia to attend Acadia University, where she graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree and went on to complete her Pedorthic Certification three years later. Emily joined our team in February 2012 and is a valuable asset to our office with both her professional skills and her friendly personality. She is a member of the Canadian Chapter of the Pedorthic Footcare Association. Although her love for Newfoundland will always remain strong, she has chosen to make Nova Scotia her permanent home. In Emily’s free time, she enjoys many outdoor activities with friends and family.
Kevin Shebib - BBA, C.Ped
Kevin is the 5th generation in this family business and now joins us on a full time basis as a Certified Pedorthist. Kevin completed his undergraduate degree at Memorial University, then continued with his training in Anatomy, Physiology and Biomechanics at Dalhousie University and Baker College. Kevin completed his pedorthic practicum here at our clinic under his father (Tom). In his spare time, Kevin enjoys spending time with family & friends.
Megan Thomson - BSc Kinesology - Bracing and Fitting Specialist
Megan is a Certified Bracing Specialist and has a Bachelor of Science (Kinesiology) degree from Dalhousie University. She is also a member is good standing with the Canadian Kinesiology Alliance. Megan worked as part of the Saint Mary’s University Athletic Therapy Team and brings her knowledge and experience to her profession. Assisting her patients through education and helping find the best solution for their needs is what Megan is truly passionate about. In her spare time, Megan can be found on the Soccer field or playing Ultimate Frisbee.
Michelle Whittle - Office Manager
Michelle became the Office Manager at Comfort Orthotics & Podiatry Clinic when she joined the team in August 2013. Michelle is a graduate from the Career Academy of Canada in Office Administration and has also completed her Certified Compression Fitting course. Her favourite part of her job is meeting new patients and assisting with their medical needs. In her spare time Michelle enjoys bowling, pursuing outdoor activities and spending time with her husband and two girls.
Leah Dolhanty - Fitting Specialists
Leah grew up in Cape Breton and moved to Halifax in 2014. She comes to us with the experience and training she received as an event manager and is one of the smiling faces that will greet you in the clinic. In Leah’s spare time she enjoys cooking, painting and camping with family and friends.
Stacy Carmichael - Administration and Compression Fitter
Stacy Carmichael is a Certified Compression Stocking Fitter and Inventory Manager. She is originally from Cape Breton has over 14 years experience in a medical office setting. Outside of work, she can be found spending time with her family and friends, travelling and try out new recipes .
Leah Rutledge - Office Admin and Shoe Fitter
Leah has well over 12 years experience working in health and wellness and will ensure you have a pleasant experience at our clinic. She will assist you with scheduling appointments, insurance claims, etc. Leah always enjoys outdoor activities and is co leader of a local nature club for kids and their families. She loves to cook, canoe, hike and look for wildflowers especially since her three children love to lead the way.
Jenni Vuorinen-Taylor - Office Admin and Shoe Fitter
Jenni was born and raised in Sweden and moved to Canada in 1998 and in 2018 she moved to Nova Scotia. She has worked in the health care field for many years as an RPN and PSW and now provides admin support to the clinic and is an orthopedic shoe fitter. Jenni enjoys being part of a team which has a big impact on patients by enabling them to walk comfortably and keep active. In her spare time she is busy exploring everything Nova Scotia has to offer with her husband and two boys.
Tom Levy - Lab Tech
Tom Levy has been a part of the team since May 2012. He brought with him experience in the shoe repair industry. Tom assembles custom made orthotics under the direction and guidance of our certified professionals. He enjoys working with his hands from cutting new materials to trimming the orthotics. Tom can be found working away in the lab singing along to his favourite tunes. In his spare time, he enjoys leather crafting, reading, photography and playing basketball.