A Team you can Trust.

The team at Treehouse is committed to offering our Providers an innovative platform to connect with their clients and and support them from conception and throughout the early years of parenthood.

Meet our team
OUR MISSION

Redefining Maternal Healthcare.

Our mission is to tackle some of the world’s most meaningful issues in healthcare, starting with building a care management solution for the maternal health community. We believe our technology and new models of healthcare delivery will accelerate the world’s journey towards a more sustainable healthcare system especially in the areas of maternal, women’s and reproductive health.

pregnant woman holding her round belly

Julia Slanina

She/her
Founder & CEO

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

CTO, Sean O'Brien

Sean O'Brien

he/him
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

She/Her
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.

Meet the Treehouse Team

Dr. Marilyn Crabtree

Aidan Gilmore

Lead Full-Stack Developer

Dr. Tina Zhu

Mohammed Akel

Lead Front-End Developer

Dr. Amy Lee Chong

Eula Bengco

Front-End Developer

Kim Farrell

Jache Windover

Marketing Manager & Community Partnerships

Kim Farrell

Sarah Singh

Marketing Coordinator

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 Mom

Dr. Amy Lee Chong
Pediatrics

Dr. Amy Lee Chong

Healthcare & Business Strategist, Industry Consultant, and Systems Thinker

Kim Farrell
Registered Midwife
2016-2019

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