Our Team

Chickadee Team
The Chickadee Team
Krista Friesen, MOA

Krista Friesen


I am thankful for the opportunity to work with the team of professionals at the Chickadee maternity Collaborative clinic. I’ve enjoyed working with the lovely people at the Dawson Creek health unit since May. When I’m not working I spend as much time as possible with my two wonderful children. I think that this new clinic is going to be a blessing to our community

Jaclyn Rogers, RN BScN

Jaclyn Rogers


I am excited to be one of the two primary care nurses that will be joining the Chickadee Maternity Collaborative clinic in December. My husband and I along with our 3 kids live outside of town on a grain farm. For the past 8 years I have enjoyed working on the maternity unit at the Dawson Creek and District Hospital. I am honoured to take on this new role and look forward to supporting women and their families during this life changing experience.

Shawny Fraser, RN BScN

Shawny Fraser


I am very fortunate to be one of two primary care nurses joining the chickadee maternity collaborative clinic starting in December.  I have had the pleasure of working on the Maternity ward in the Dawson Creek and District Hospital since 2007.  I am keen to bring nursing care to the beginning of your pregnancy journey and to be a bridge to our labour, delivery, and postpartum team.  I believe in team work and collaboration to create the best experience for you and your family.

Dr Magda du Plessis

Dr Magda du Plessis


Primary and advanced obstetrics, operative delivery.

I joined the Mile Zero clinic in 2017. Born and raised in South Africa, we relocated to Canada in 2010.

When I was in the 9th grade I first fell in love with medicine, especially maternal fetal medicine. I realized early on in my education and career that I had a passion for Women’s Health, Obstetrics and newborn care. There is a very special feeling that comes with the care of a patient during the journey of pregnancy, delivery and the first moments of celebration of a new life.

During my down time, I cherish spending it with my husband and two beautiful children. We love playing UNO, running around outside with our dogs, quadding, spending time with friends or just relaxing while we watch a movie.

We are very excited that our vision for Chickadee are coming to life. Thank you to everyone involved and I look forward to the journey we are about to embark on!


Dr. Simon Peter Eriki


Born and raised in Uganda. College, University Medical degree and training in South Africa. Moved to Alberta in 2010. Worked in Falher as a family physician covering emergency in Sacred heart hospital in Mclennan. In 2017 I pursued a 1year residency training through the University of Alberta in Fort McMurray. The focus of the program was in enhanced surgical skills and obstetrics. On completion I moved to High Prairie to help set up and run their surgical and obstetrics program.

I prefer to consider myself passionate about everything family medicine related. A day that involves discharging a new born baby to her mother and discharging a 102 year old to her daughter, fascinates me and I love it. My new interest is in aviation and flying. I spend my time off reading and practicing how to fly. I want to believe that our futures are not confined to just planet earth. So, yes I am a dreamer and hope Dawson creek will indulge me for many years.


Dr Johan Faasen


I am an old veteran from South Africa: born in Stellenbosch, went to school in Vredenburg and back to Stellenbosch to study medicine. Was in family practice for about 30 yrs in Malmesbury. Other interests being hiking, biking and art. Developed a liking for obstetrics and deliveries and all the joy it brought. At a late stage of my life came to Canada which has been a great experience. At first was posted in small town Northern Saskatchewan where there were no delivery facilities but was delighted to continue with obstetrics in Dawson Creek. Looking forward to the new ventures.


Haley Hayner


I am a registered midwife, born and raised in small town British Columbia. I enjoy hiking, skiing, and knitting. I believe in informed choice and I am passionate about providing respectful care. I am excited to be joining the Chickadee team to better serve the South Peace Region. One of my favorite parts of my job is witnessing the profound power of birth, and how it impacts families. I feel honored to be with you on this journey, and I look forward to getting to know you! 


Dr DSL Human


I am a family physician born and raised in Pretoria, South Africa. My family and I immigrated to Canada in 2009. My beautiful wife and I love spending our time outdoors with our three beautiful children.

I have always been passionate about making a change in peoples lives. The birth of my children was probably the most profound experience in my life and I look forward to being a part of that in others lives. I am excited to be a part of the Chickadee Maternity Collaborative Clinic.

Sydney Saunders, BScPharm, ACPR

Sydney Saunders

BScPharm, ACPR

As a pharmacist, Sydney meets with patients to complete medication reviews, optimize medication therapy, manage drug interactions and side effects, and enhance patients’ understanding of their medications. While she mainly practices in other roles in the community such as at the hospital and medical clinics, she is available as a resource to patients through their pregnancy journey.

She is originally from New Brunswick, and in her free time enjoys travelling, being outdoors, baking, playing piano and trumpet, and photography.


Christy Demeter RN, NP

Christy Demeter


As a born-and-raised Calgarian, she graduated with a Bachelor of Nursing degree from Mount Royal University in 2010. Most of Christy’s nursing career was in Calgary in Critical Care/Coronary Care, as well as Cardiac Diagnostics. In 2016 she relocated to Dawson Creek and has taken a shining to the “small-town” life, enjoying working and living in a close-knit community as a RN in the Operating Room in Dawson Creek. Since graduating in June 2019 as a Nurse Practitioner, she has been working at MileZero clinic. Here she has worked alongside Dr Du Plessis and has learned a lot about pre and post partum care. As the PCN NP Christy will help with postpartum care and help out in clinic as needed.

She also shares a love for animals, and has a 150lb Newfoundland mix and a St. Bernard/Border collie mix along with 3 cats! Christy loves the outdoors, traveling, photography, sports (yes, she’s a Flames fan!), and an occasional glass of wine.