Meet our Directors!
My name is Alyssa Cicigoi and I am the Co-President of LIPSS this year. I am currently in my fourth year of the Collaborative Nursing Program at Lakehead University. I love being an active member of LIPSS because it gives me the opportunity to connect, communicate, and collaborate with fellow learners from different areas of study who all share the common goal of entering the health care field and providing exceptional patient and family-centered care. A fun fact about myself is that when I’m not busy with school, I love to travel!! A few summers ago I was fortunate enough to visit 13 countries in 1 month.
My name is Katie Davidson and I am a Co-President of LIPSS! I am currently in my second year of Compressed Nursing. I have been involved with LIPSS for 2 years now and I think it is a great way to meet people in different programs that will create relationships for our future! A couple of fun facts about me include that I am a dance instructor and have been a dancer since the age of six! And in addition to working towards my nursing degree, I also have a degree in Political Science (Pre-Law).
Director of Communications
Hello, my name is Erin Zysko and I am the Director of Communications for LIPSS. I am currently in my fourth year of the Collaborative Nursing Program at Lakehead University. I chose to join LIPSS this year because I have a strong appreciation for the many different roles there are among a health care team. I believe a successful health care team relies on interdisciplinary team work in order to provide patient-centered care and by joining LIPSS, I have been able to further gain experience working with other members of the health care team. A fun fact about myself is that when I’m not studying or working as a Program Coordinator with the City of Thunder Bay, I enjoy spending my time travelling, camping, running or hiking.
Director of Finance
My name is Lyndon Swick and I am the Director of Finance for LIPSS. I am currently in my first year of my Masters of Science in Chemistry. I am involved in LIPSS because collaboration is fun and beneficial for everyone involved. A fun fact about myself is that I I like to do anything that is outside: hunting, fishing, hiking, etc.
Director of Research
My name is Brendan Chasse and I am the Director of Research of LIPPS. I am currently in my fourth year of the Collaborative Nursing Program. I have been involved in LIPSS for the past 3 years as an associate of Sim Series, Sim Challenge, and now as Director of Research. I originally joined LIPSS because It was a new way to be involved on campus & a couple of my friends encouraged me to join. This club is important to me as I have learned all about interprofessional education from various events, guest speakers, and my fellow LIPSS members. I thrive on being a team player and that’s what interprofessional practice is all about! A fun fact about myself is that my mom & 4 of my aunts/uncles are Registered Nurses!