Hayley Krasowski


My name is Hayley Krasowski, and I am the Co-President of LIPSS this year. I have been on LIPSS since my first year at Lakehead, and have fulfilled the roles of Director of Social and Director Internal. When I am not busy with schoolwork, I enjoy experimenting in the kitchen, spending time with my family and friends, and being involved in anything that gets me physically active. As a nursing student with aspirations to become a dermatologist, I appreciate the importance of interprofessional team work, and feel that collaboration and communication is key to success in the workplace. I am excited to be a part of a group that encourages students to share individual ideas and build on each discipline’s knowledge in order to reach a common goal. I am excited to be a part of a committee that facilitates student development and growth of multidisciplinary teamwork and collaboration skills.

Lydia Johnson


Lydia Johnson is a third year BSc. Psychology student at Lakehead University. She has been involved with LIPSS since April 2016 and currently holds one of the Co-President positions. Lydia recently spent a semester studying Natural Resource Science on Haida Gwaii, BC and prior to her university involvement Lydia held the position of Vice President for a completely student run leadership organization known as NWOSSSA. Lydia has always been passionate about leadership and immersing herself within her community volunteering with the Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Foundation, Lakehead University Aboriginal Students Support Centre, Shelter House, and RFDA. In her spare time Lydia enjoys playing volleyball, the outdoors, and singing with her sisters.

Hannah Sakiyama 

Director of Fundraising

My name is Hannah Sakiyama and I am the Director of Fundraising for LIPSS this year. I have been a member of LIPSS since 2016. I am currently in my second year of nursing in the collaborative program here at Lakehead. In my spare time I enjoy being outdoors, with my friends and family and volunteering. I hope that through LIPSS students can learn the value of interprofessional education. I believe working in a multidisciplinary environment promotes collaboration and improves overall patient outcomes.

Courtenay Costanzo

Director of Communications 

Hello, my name is Courtenay Costanzo and I am the Director of Communication for LIPSS this year. I am currently in my third year of my BaBEd P/J Division with a French major here at Lakehead. I aspire to one day become a Director of Education or a Lawyer. When I am not in school, I love music, travelling, spending time with family and friends, volunteering and going to concerts. I have always loved being involved, have always been passionate about leadership and learning new things so I thought that LIPSS would be the perfect way to continue my involvement while in university. I hope that I can continue tp learn more about the importance of interprofessional education while being apart of this wonderful team.

Rylee Mose

Director of Finance

Hello, my name is Rylee and I am a second year Compressed Nursing Student. In my (very) limited free time I love to travel, spend time with my family, and explore Northwestern Ontario. I am new to LIPSS and am very passionate about interprofessional practice. My main goal is to continue promoting LIPSS and everything it stands for. I want to encourage others to join the movement and help all of us learn from each other! There is so much to learn from different disciplines, which can help us all in our future practice. I think everyone should get the chance to learn from others.

Janessa Buffone

SimChallenge Director 

My name is Janessa Buffone and I have been a member of LIPSS since April 2016. I started in the role of SimChallenge Associate and am currently the SimChallenge Director. I am in my third year of the Collaborative BScNursing Program with future aspirations of becoming a maternal newborn nurse or continuing my education at the Northern Ontario School of Medicine in the hopes of becoming a Paediatrician. As a student very interested in the health care profession, I believe that interprofessional collaboration is an important component in the delivery of quality patient centred care. As the SimChallenge Director, I hope to provide an event that allows the students of Lakehead University to learn how to collaborate with other professionals and become comfortable in different health care scenarios. When I am not in school, I am either working at TBRHSC as Unit Care Aide or at Studio One Dance as a Dance Instructor. In my spare time, I love travelling, participating in school events and volunteering within my community.

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