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A team you can trust.

Our team is committed to offering providers an innovative space to connect with their clients and support them from conception to the early years of parenthood.

Meet Our Team

Revolutionizing family healthcare.

Our mission is to raise the standard of family healthcare by supporting providers, educating families, and advocating for a better standard of care for aspiring, expectant, and new parents.

A B2B solution for professionals to optimize the way care is being delivered. Our software allows providers to grow their business, build their network, and connect with clients on a secure platform. While parents can build their dream care team, feel empowered, and get the support that they need most for their families.

pregnant woman holding her round belly

Julia Slanina

Founder & CEO

“I designed Treehouse with the intent to promote positive parenting, streamline health information and build a stronger degree of engagement in the Canadian medical network.”

As a graduate of the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs (NPSIA), Julia’s career began in foreign affairs. However, due to her love for health and science, she changed career paths and began pursuing her dream of becoming a family doctor. With an unexpected family emergency, she had to put her medical degree on hold, and become the primary caregiver for her one-year-old son and her mother. Throughout this time, Julia was struggling to navigate her new journey as a mother and found it extremely difficult to stay connected with the support that she needed. This experience showed her the need to improve community healthcare for children and families across Canada. Because of this, she began focusing her medical knowledge on developing the technology to improve client, patient, and industry outcomes.

CTO, Sean O'Brien

Sean O'Brien

Chief Technology Officer

Sean O'Brien is a highly respected ICT executive with over 30 year’s experience in healthcare. Formerly the Chief Information and Chief Privacy Officer at the Winchester District Memorial Hospital, Sean maintains an impressive track record with major accomplishments that include: building Canada's 1st IP based nurse call system integrated with the Cisco Voice over IP telephony system; and developing, implementing and hosting the technology for eConsult. An application that is now used widely across ON, MB, NL, and Nunavut. He was also the strategy and implementation behind LHINworks at the Winchester Hospital which is now used by over 10,000 users and 500 organizations across Ontario.

VP of Design, Christina Muxlow

Christina Muxlow

VP Of Design

Christina Muxlow is an Ottawa based designer that is passionate about weaving design-principles together with a user-centric mindset to create functional and beautiful design. Her previous experience as a UX Designer with Nokia, and Ottawa mHealth Lab has allowed her to understand the importance of technology in the health sector.

Julia Slanina, CEO
Founder & Chief Executive Officer

Julia Slanina

Julia Slanina is a graduate of the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs (NPSIA). Her degrees led her to work in the foreign service. Because she loved health and science, she made a career change and started medical school. After one year of studies, she left to take care of her mother, before she lost her battle to cancer. Julia became a mother when her mother was terminally ill, and this experience showed her the need to improve community healthcare for children and families across Canada by bringing together trusted and expert resources. I designed Treehouse Medical with the intent to promote positive parenting, streamline health information and build a stronger degree of engagement in the Canadian medical network.

Sean O'Brien, CTO
Chief Technology Officer

Sean O'Brien

Sean O'Brien is a highly respected ICT executive with over 30 year’s experience in healthcare. Formerly the Chief Information and Chief Privacy Officer at the Winchester District Memorial Hospital, Sean maintains an impressive track record with major accomplishments that include: building Canada's 1st IP based nurse call system integrated with the Cisco Voice over IP telephony system; and developing, implementing and hosting the technology for eConsult. An application that is now used widely across ON, MB, NL, and Nunavut. He was also the strategy and implementation behind LHINworks at the Winchester Hospital which is now used by over 10,000 users and 500 organizations across Ontario.

Christina Muxlow, VP of Design
Director, Design

Christina Muxlow

Christina Muxlow is an Ottawa based designer that is passionate about weaving design-principles together with a user-centric mindset to create functional and beautiful design. Her previous experience as a UX Designer with Nokia, and Ottawa mHealth Lab has allowed her to understand the importance of technology in the health sector.

Be the change you want to see.

More than just software, we are laying down the foundation for a community committed to nurturing the future. We believe integrity, compassion and innovation are crucial in accelerating the world's journey to a more sustainable and accessible healthcare system. And this starts in the areas of family and reproductive health.

Our "Behind the Scenes" Team

Dr. Marilyn Crabtree

Aidan Gilmore

Lead Full-Stack Developer

Dr. Tina Zhu

Mohammed Akel

Lead Front-End Developer

Kim Farrell

Jache Windover

Marketing Manager

Kim Farrell

Sarah Singh

Marketing Coordinator

Kim Farrell

Arisa Onchi

UX/UI Designer

Treehouse Advisors

Dr. Marilyn Crabtree
Family Medicine

Dr. Marilyn Crabtree

Family Medicine Representative on the Provincial Council for Maternal Child Health

Dr. Tina Zhu
Cardiology

Dr. Tina Zhu

Digital Health Innovator, Entrepreneur, Mentor, and Mother

Dr. Amy Lee Chong
Pediatrics

Dr. Amy Lee Chong

Healthcare & Business Strategist, Industry Consultant, and Systems Thinker

Kim Farrell
Midwifery Expert

Kim Farrell

Maternal-Newborn Care and Technology Specialist

Treehouse Ambassadors

Dr. Tundak
Family Medicine

Dr. Zosia Tundak

Brand Ambassador and co-host of the Treebark Podcast