Who We Are

Barker Blagrave & Associates Dietetics Professional Corporation (BB&A) is incorporated under the Ministry of Government Services and the College of Dietitians of Ontario. We are comprised of four Directors and a team of Associate Dietitians, as specified below.

The founding Directors, Paula Blagrave, Christine Barker, started the company in 1997. Julie Urbshott and Sarah Faulds joined BB&A over the past 5 years to help manage the growing business. Together, the directors oversee their team of dietitians, meeting regularly to provide education opportunities and guidance, and to ensure a consistent approach to dietetic and nutrition care practice in all LTC Homes where they provide dietitian services.

The Directors and all Associate Dietitians:

  • Are members in good standing of the College of Dietitians of Ontario (CDO)
  • Maintain professional liability insurance
  • Provide service in a manner that adheres to the professional Code of Ethics and CDO’s Standards of Practice and that respects Resident Rights and the confidentiality of health information according to PHIPA guidelines
  • Participate in regular professional development/continuing education opportunities.


Julie Urbshott, B.Sc., RD

Julie brings a wide range of both clinical and administrative skills to her position with BB&A. Julie’s career began as a dietary aide while she studied to be a Nutrition Manager. After working for 5 years as a Nutrition Manager, she returned to school to pursue a dream of becoming a Registered Dietitian. For more than 8 years, Julie worked as an Administrative Dietitian in both acute and long term care hospital sites as well as working as a BB&A Associate Dietitian in several LTC Homes. She is a regular guest lecturer at Brescia University College and has a passion for educating and working with internship programs at Brescia and London Health Sciences Centre. She believes in quality improvement and a team approach, both in the provision of resident care and in the administration of BB&A.

Sarah Faulds, B.A.Sc., RD

Sarah has a passion for Long Term Care spanning over the past 20 years. She began her career in this sector working as a Dietary Aide, then a Foodservice Manager and finally for over the past 15 years as an Administrative and Consulting Clinical Dietitian. Sarah is a strong advocate for resident centered approaches to nutrition care. Through dealing with her own family’s health and nutrition challenges, Sarah brings a sense of compassion for the residents and families that she is helping. Outside of work, Sarah is a busy wife to Jamie and mom to Jack and Avery. Sarah and her family reside in Elgin County.