What We Offer

About Us

The Quaich’s dynamic, highly educated, multidisciplinary team is complemented by a network of local, national and international associates.

About our Health Promotion Consultant Company


The Quaich offers many years of experience and diverse expertise, applying the Circle of Health© as a framework for all our projects and guaranteeing the right skill mix for all projects.


The Quaich is a well-respected, internationally recognized health promotion consulting company. The Quaich is known for its ability to add value to client organizations by optimizing knowledge and resources amongst stakeholders and increasing client capacity to promote healthier, safer communities.

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At the heart of The Quaich Inc. is the Circle of Health©, a comprehensive framework and values based planning tool, which provides structure and guidelines for organizing, sharing and planning in a systematic way. Integrating values, determinants of health, systems theory, and the Ottawa Charter to guide societal and personal well-being as visualized by the Medicine Wheel, it is an ideal tool for people who want to take a comprehensive approach to health promotion. It expands thinking by drawing on existing skills and knowledge, and encourages users to look at health as a facet of all programs and sectors. It is well-tested; the framework has been evaluated internationally many times; as have our online workshops. The Circle of Health© is available in six languages (English, French, Spanish, German, Portuguese and Serbian), and a facilitator’s handbook has been developed. If you are unfamiliar with the Circle of Health© or need to refresh your memory, visit our www.circleofhealth.net and our YouTube channel.

Our team

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Patsy Beattie-Huggan, BN, MScN is the founder and President of The Quaich Inc., a PEI based health promotion and consulting company. She holds a Bachelor of Nursing from the University of New Brunswick (UNB) and MSc in Nursing and Health Studies from the University of Edinburgh, Scotland. Patsy has a broad background in nursing education and health system redesign, and has served as consultant to provincial, national and international projects, and instrumental in the founding and ongoing delivery of the Atlantic Summer Institute on Healthy and Safe Communities. In 2016 she coordinated the 6th Global Forum on Health Promotion. Her creative work in health promotion, including leadership to the development of the Circle of Health, has been widely recognized. Patsy’s commitment to caring, compassionate communities has led her to explore innovative and collaborative approaches to working for social change. In 2020 she was awarded the UNB Alumni Award of Distinction. You will find more information about Patsy on LINKEDIN.
Team Members



Mizuho holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree with a specialization in Accounting and Management from Mount Allison University in New Brunswick. Mizuho’s main role is to manage the projects of The Quaich and optimize internal processes. Mizuho has a thorough understanding of both Japanese and Canadian culture, which enhances the ability of The Quaich Inc. to promote healthy communities in a variety of contexts.

Project Manager of Community Health Promotion Firm



Nikki has over 10 years of experience working as an accounting technician, financial analyst and office manager for PEI companies. She brings skills in organization, administrative support and excellent computer skills to her position as The Quaich’s bookkeeper.



A dietetic intern, studying in the foods and nutrition program at UPEI (2024), Ellen’s areas of interest include food security, healthy and sustainable diets, and food waste. A 2014 UPEI grad in anthropology, she has gained valuable work experience in the non-profit sector, including contributions with the Canadian Red Cross and Confederation Centre of the Arts, within the Marketing and Development Department. A proud Islander, her skills include event management and marketing, social media communications, record-keeping, and client administration.



Kirsten is passionate about creating positive change through community collaboration and inclusiveness. She holds a B.A. from Memorial University of Newfoundland and an LL.B. from the University of New Brunswick. She has been part of The Quaich team for over 15 years, consulting on a variety of health promotion initiatives for non-profit organizations and local businesses. Her skills include report writing, evaluation, partnership development, communications and event planning.