About Us

Welcome to the Forensic Psychiatry Institute organized by the Forensic Psychiatry Program at St. Josephs Healthcare Hamilton.

This Institute gives you an opportunity to learn from colleagues throughout the province and engage in stimulating conversations about forensic psychiatry.

Meet Our Team

Clinical Director

  • Marilyn Dakers-Hayward

Head of Forensic Service and Academic Lead

  • Dr. Gary Chaimowitz

Clinical Nurse Specialist

  • Mary Lou Martin


  • Dr. Gary Chaimowitz
  • Dr. Yuri Alatishe
  • Dr. Joseph Ferencz
  • Dr. Kola Kolawole
  • Dr. Sébastien Prat
  • Dr. Steven Wesley
  • Dr. Susan Adams
  • ​Dr. Rebecca Chauhan
  • Dr. Satya Nagari
  • Dr. Yedish Naidoo
  • Dr. Wesley Sutton


  • Derek Stokke
  • Erin O’Connell
  • Megan Hemlow
  • Bradley Labuguen

Nurse Educators

  • Heather Dunlop-Witt
  • Seonhee McDermott

Clinical Legal Counsel

  • Lauren Barney
  • Kathleen Robb

Knowledge Translation Specialist

  • Diana Marginean


  • Dr. Mini Mamak
  • Dr. Heather Moulden
  • Dr. Bruno Losier
  • Dr. Peter Sheridan

Intake Coordinators

  • Liane Taylor
  • Barb Benedict

Program Evaluator, Research Coordinator

  • Ivana Furimsky

Research Assistants

  • Katelyn Mullally
  • Mirna Batinic
  • Casey Upfold

Research Fellows & Assistants

  • Luiza Gea
  • Casey Upfold
  • Aamna Qureshi
  • Elizabeth Garside