Our Board

Executive Board

Dennis John Chadbourne


After his graduation from the Ontario College of Homeopathic Medicine in 2006, Dennis began his own practice in Toronto. For the past six years he has had a virtual and a mobile practice with patients across Canada, specializing in aged care with a focus on independent living. His desire to give back to the profession which restored his own health led him to join the board of directors of the OHMA in 2007.

For the past 10 years, Dennis has also been a part of the founding directorship of the Canadian Homeopathic Conference. The CH Conference’s goal is to bring together members of homeopathic communities in Ontario and across Canada.


Christian Aubry


Christian has been a professional homeopath in practice in Quebec City since 1994, and a member of the SPHQ since 1991. He was president of the SPHQ from 2001 to 2005 and secretary of the HTSF Executive Committee from its foundation in 2006 until its dissolution in April 2019. He is one of the three members of the transition committee who come from Quebec. Christian is also a writer and philosopher. He has written many of the newsletters sent to members of HTSF and now HTSF-Canada since the beginning.

Lauren Trimble


Lauren had a career as a graphic designer and then as a ceramic sculptor. She began her work in the healing arts studying Jin Shin Do Acupressure on Lasqueti Island, BC and afterwards trained at the Montreal Gongfu Research Centre, part of the North American Tang Shou Tao Association, where Traditional Chinese Medicine is combined with martial arts. Lauren was a volunteer co-founder of the Montreal Healing Arts Community, a non-profit offering networking with outreach and education to the local healing arts community, and also a volunteer for listening support lines and a leader for mental health support groups. She is a graduate of the Montreal Institute of Classical Homeopathy and has done previous volunteer work for HTSF including a mission to Honduras. She now lives and practices on Vancouver Island.


Guia Vita Melendres

Hom, CFNC, MD(Phils.), BSMT

Guia is registered with the College of Homeopaths of Ontario. She is a trained classical homeopath, a member of the Ontario Homeopathic Medical Association, a certified Functional Nutrition coach, a member of the Medical Laboratory Professionals Association of Ontario,  a member of the Canadian Society of Orthomolecular Medicine with a wide range of experience in Canada administering vitamin-mineral injections since the year 2000. In addition, she was a medical doctor with special training in Psychiatry and a Medical Technology graduate in the Philippines. She was a Reserved Medical Corps officer (Captain) of the Armed Forces of the Philippines. Guia had done relief works in the Philippines through the Balik-Sinag Medical and Dental Team and through the Ananda Marga Universal Relief Team. In Canada, she’s a Member Board of Directors of Charitable and Non-profit organizations: Ananda Marga Universal Relief Team, Canterbury Addiction Clinic, and HTSF-Canada Foundation.


Hélène Pranevicia


Hélène first worked in the fields of tourism and advertising. She graduated in naturopathy (1996), then in homeopathy at the MICH school (Montreal Institute of Classical Homeopathy) (2015). She learned about HTSF during a presentation by founder Martine Jourde. She participated in her first HTSF mission in Honduras as a translator, where she discovered the great effectiveness of HTSF complexes. She enjoyed the experience so much that she returned in 2016. 

Since 2019, Hélène has been in charge of sales and business development for Labo Solidago (Animal Homeopathy for Breeders and Agricultural Producers), and co-founder of the Coop Labo Solidago since 2020. Her work encompasses everything she cherishes in life: homeopathy, animals and the environment. 

Since 2020, she joined the SPHQ and currently holds the position of secretary. She is also a member of the CPHQ (Coalition pour l’homéopathie au Québec) where she is the spokesperson for Labo Solidago.

Board Members

Tania Jovanovska


Tania obtained her medical degree and during her years of practice as a family physician she acquired her specialization in pediatric medicine. During her practice she gained experience in various areas of medicine, including research in preventive medicine and pediatrics. Looking for more holistic and natural ways for treating patients, she continued her education by mastering acupuncture and homeopathy. She obtained her acupuncture education in China and Canada, and in 2005 she graduated from The Homeopathic College of Canada. She was actively involved at the Homeopathic College of Canada where she worked as a clinical supervisor and teacher. Eager to share her knowledge of homeopathic medicine she also lectured at McMaster University.

Currently her practice has an integrative medicine approach and involves homeopathy, homotoxicology, nutrition, Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture. Presently she is an active member of the College of the Homeopaths of Ontario, and member of the College of Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners and Acupuncturists of Ontario. 

Martine Jourde


Martine is a professional homeopath and founder of the NPO organization HTSF in 2006. Her background of an integrated homeopathic approach to physiology, epidemiology, and community health, as well as her more than 45 years of professional experience, both in private practice as well as in community settings in Canada, France and Cuba among other countries, make her an expert in the use of homeopathy to strengthen communities.

Because of its ecological and economic aspects, homeopathy can contribute to sustainable development and to access to proactive health, wellbeing, self and comfort care and prevention in both the developing and Western worlds. Martine’s strong motivation comes from all these years of seeing the positive impact of homeopathy wherever it is used and knowing that homeopathy can help to restore harmony between all living organisms on the planet.


Paula Felicia De Candia


Paula is the Vice President of the Ontario Homeopathic Medical Association and is on the Board of Directors for the Executive Committee of the Ontario Homeopathic College and HTSF – Canada. She has been in private practice for over 17 years, providing reflexology, nutritional live cell microscopy, BodyTalk therapy and homeopathic medicine treatment, with a special interest helping patients with stress, anxiety and mental health conditions.

Paula’s inspiration to help others comes from her own personal healing journey with these modalities, when her successful career as a model and a ballerina with the National Ballet of Canada suddenly ended after a devastating injury. Her resilience and commitment to health led to her second career in alternative medicine which became her passion. Paula is an international best-selling author and a Guinness World Record holder participant.

Carla Marcelis


Homeopathy grabbed Carla’s attention from the moment she first learned about it while in medical school, many years ago. She decided that homeopathy and naturopathy were her preferred ways of working with health, as it allows for deeply knowing the people you work with and their families and communities. She was very excited to be invited to join HTSF missions to Honduras and became the mission leader and coordinator of the HTSF work in Honduras for a number of years. Apart from having a thriving practice, Carla is also a teacher and Director of the Montreal Institute of Classical Homeopathy (MICH).

Carla has put her full support and passion behind the Honduras project. Bringing homeopathy to the world is one of her dreams. The knowledge that homeopathy can do so much for people’s health while costing so little, makes it an important medicine for developing countries such as Honduras.



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