Meet Vanessa McLean, HR Coordinator & Glebe Office Manager

March 15, 2022 | Meet the Team

I have been working at CURAVITA for 1.5 years now.  The best part of my role at CURAVITA is supporting and collaborating with my colleagues, so that they may be able to provide the best care and service for our patients!

In my spare time, I like to write short stories and poetry. I am also working up the nerve to write jokes for an amateur stand-up comedy set, which is terrifying!  I love to hike, canoe, and back-country camp while being a member of and club Treasurer for the Ottawa Gaels Gaelic Football Club. I’ve been an athlete for most of my life and enjoy the connection and camaraderie that comes with being part of a sporting community. Hiking the Greenbelt is one of my favourite things to do around Ottawa, along with catching the Lucky Ron show at the Laff! In Ottawa I have many favourite places to eat but this month it is Absinthe Cafe, their signature burger is fantastic!

I love pretty much every genre of music, but if you were to open up my 5-disc CD changer you would probably find a mix of Blues, Hip-Hop, Grunge, Classical music, and good ol’ Rock & Roll! One of THE best performers that I’ve ever seen was Prince, what a legend!

Currently, my favourite shows are Shrill, Euphoria, Insecure, Smart/Less. My favourite podcasts are anything that Gabor Mate happens to be featured on! I believe ‘The Wire’ was the best show that ever landed on our TV screens but I’ve seen the movie Jaws so many times that I can recite the entire movie! 

I’m currently reading ‘The Strangers’ by Katheryna Vermette, which I highly recommend! My all-time favourite books are ‘All Quiet on the Western Front’ and ‘In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts’. 

My last true vacation was a month-long East Coast road trip from Newfoundland to Massachusetts. For my next trip, I’m planning to visit Scotland and Northern Ireland.