Philip Sneyd - BSc (Hons) Pod - Podiatrist
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 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.
Philip is accepting new patients.
Emily Conroy - BSc, C.Ped Certified Pedorthist
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.
Emily is accepting new patients.
Samir Ouizi, BSC (Hons) Pod Podiatrist
Samir joins our team with over 20 years of experience. He obtained his degree in Podiatric Medicine at Elia Prigogine College of Podiatry in Brussels, Belgium. He has worked in Sports Medicine, Dermatology, the Endocrinology Clinic and as the clinical advisor for other foot health professionals. Samir has spent a number of years involved in diabetic foot research, particularly in the management of the diabetic foot complications. As a member of the Nova Scotia Podiatry Association and a life time member of the International Diabetes Federation, Samir is committed to improving the foot health of people in our community. Samir and his family are very happy to call Nova Scotia their new home.
Everyone asks how his last name OUIZI is pronounced. – WeeZee – Isn’t that easy!!!
Samir is accepting new patients and is fluent in English, French and Arabic
Colleen O'Reilly, B. Comm - Clinic Operations Manager
Colleen was born and raised in St. John’s, NL, and has a Bachelor of Commerce from Memorial University. After graduating, Colleen moved to Halifax where she started her career in Retail Management. For the past 20 years, Colleen has worked mostly in Human Resources and Operations Management, and is thrilled to be bringing her experience and leadership to Comfort Orthotics and Podiatry Clinic.
In her spare time, Colleen enjoys reading, travelling, volunteering in the community, being a hockey mom and spending time with family and friends.
Michelle Whittle - Front Office Manager
Michelle became the Front 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 favorite 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 - Office Admin and Shoe Fitter
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 trying 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.
Eric Wood - Office Admin and Shoe Fitter
Eric was raised in Cape Breton and moved to Halifax in 2005. With experience in both Medical Office Administration and customer service, Eric is a natural fit for our team. With his friendly disposition, Eric greets everyone with a smile and will go above and beyond to provide exceptional customer service.
In his spare time, Eric enjoys traveling the Caribbean and spending time with his friends and family.
Cathie Scott - Office Admin
Cathie joins our team with over 15 years experience in customer service and retail management. This experience makes her a perfect fit for our team. Her pleasant demeanor and willingness to help is evident when patients come into the clinic. Cathie has a great interest in health and fitness. In her time off she can be found in the gym or running in races around the province.
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.
Tom Shebib - C.Ped Certified Pedorthist
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. 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 Certified Pedorthist
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. 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.