Holistic Healthcare Centre
2174 Major Mackenzie Drive
Vaughan, ON, L6A 3Y8
(905) 553-9255

Our Team

Dr. Avram Sussman

Dr. Avram Sussman, B.Sc., D.C., N.D.

Chiropractic Care & Naturopathic Medicine

“Doctor Avi” is the name that patients have affectionately given to Dr. Avram Sussman, B.Sc., D.C., N.D., Toronto naturopath, chiropractor, and researcher, practicing in Ontario since 1979. This nickname hints at Dr. Sussman’s caring, professional relationship with his patients, his casual demeanour, and his infectious sense of humour.

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HHC Psychotherapist

Svetlana Antonyshyn, RP

Registered Psychotherapy & Relationship Counseling

Registered Psychotherapist Svetlana Antonyshyn, graduate of Transformational Arts College of Toronto, is devoted to helping individuals and couples with their emotional health. She believes that every person has innate ability to feel satisfaction in life and it is a matter of discovering and removing blockages, and finding your way to the happiness we were meant to experience.Understanding that mind, body and spirit are one, her philosophy on wellness is holistic.

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Lucy Lagana

Lucy Lagana, H.D., R.H.A., R.H.N.

Homeopathic Medicine, Holistic Nutrition & Allergy Clearing

Lucy Lagana is a graduate of the Ontario College of Homeopathic Medicine, where she received her Diploma of Homeopathic Medicine and Health Sciences (D.H.M.H.S) graduating homeopathy with honours and receiving the award for top independent research report for the “Treatment of Agriculture Homeopathically”. Her passion of homeopathy has given her the knowledge and insight that is needed to treat an individual taking into account their mental, emotional and physical attributes in order to get the core of that individual, treating them as a whole and bringing them back into balance.

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Dr. Rogini Thirukkumaran

Dr. Rogini Thirukkumaran, B.Sc., D.C

Family Chiropractic Care, KST Technique

Dr. Rogini Thirukkumaran, Doctor of Chiropractic, truly believes in prevention and wellness and is working towards helping to raise the next generation drug-free. She says “Health is having an optimally functioning body than just absence of symptoms or illness.” It is a journey to reach optimal health and Dr. Rogini can help to facilitate this healing by using a gentle chiropractic technique called Koren Specific Technique or KST. This revolutionary technique involves NO cracking or popping. She is the only chiropractor in City of Vaughan who provides this unique KST technique.

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Amanda Merenda

Amanda Barone, B.Sc., R.Ac.


Amanda Barone is a Registered Acupuncturist. She began her studies in the health field at York University where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology and Health Science. With a keen interest in health prevention, rehabilitation and functional restoration, Amanda expanded her knowledge base at the Toronto School of Traditional Chinese Medicine with a Diploma in Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine. It was here that Amanda began to appreciate health from a holistic point of view.

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Sue Skillins

Susan Skillins, CNP, CHCP, NNCP

Live Cell Microscopy & Holistic Nutrition

A true believer that “life and healing come from within and that the promotion and maintenance of health is superior to the treatment of disease”, Susan returned to school after many years in multidisciplinary holistic health care, at the Institute of Holistic Nutrition, graduating with First Class Honours. Susan’s nutritional consulting practice offers nutritional support through diet, supplementation and guidance to promote health, healing and recovery from the inside out!

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Dr. Elmira Francinelli

Dr. Elmira Francinelli, B.Sc., N.D.

Naturopathic Medicine

Dr. Francinelli graduated from the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine in Toronto. Elmira’s special interest is in paediatrics and women’s health. She is focused on restoring the body to optimum health and attaining balance mentally, emotionally, spiritually and physically. Her private practice incorporates herbal medicine, nutrition, acupuncture and traditional Chinese medicine, homeopathy and hydrotherapy. She has advanced training in Bowen therapy, hydrotherapy and in cosmetic acupuncture and facial rejuvenation.

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