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Your Calgary Health Care Team

If your visits to your family doctor in Calgary leave you feeling unsatisfied, uninformed or uncared for, you’re not alone. High patient loads have led to shorter and shorter physician visits. It can be extremely difficult to get your questions answered and find out about treatment options or lifestyle improvements as you’re rushed in and out of the office.

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A Focus on Prevention

At Preventous, we take a more traditional approach. Our health care professionals take the time to give you the information you need and work with you to manage your health. Tying this traditional approach with the latest scientifically  proven medical advancements allows us to provide top quality care during illnesses and, more importantly, to prevent illness altogether.

We love what we do and are passionate about helping you achieve success. Each member of your team is a specialist, carefully selected to work in our collaborative, fun environment. Although we are always open to new ideas and approaches, we carefully analyze alternatives and do not adopt unproven investigations or treatments.

Health and wellness are a passion for every member of our team. Whether we’re biking, running or cheering at our kids’ sporting events, we make a point of staying active so we can enjoy life to the fullest. It’s our goal to help you and your family do the same.

Please take a moment to read more about our nurses, fitness trainers, nutritionists and client care professionals. You are also welcome to visit us and meet some of our team members in person any time.

Doctors

At Preventous, we look at medicine differently. The physicians at Preventous focus on preventing you from becoming ill. They spend time getting to know you and your medical condition, then work as part of your team to develop a plan that will help you achieve peak health. They pride themselves on being Calgary doctors who care, for today and for tomorrow.

Dr. Rohan Bissoondath

Dr. Rohan Bissoondath

Medical Director
Dr. Rohan Bissoondath

Dr. Rohan Bissoondath

Medical Director

Born and raised in Calgary, Dr. Rohan Bissoondath has been practicing medicine since 1997. He has worked in various disciplines of medicine including Internal Medicine and Emergency Medicine.

At the University of Calgary, Dr. Bissoondath completed a residency in Family Medicine in 2004.

Dr. Bissoondath’s practice of medicine is based on combining current medical evidence with his well-developed clinical acumen. He brings a caring and compassionate attitude to each patient encounter.

Early in his study of medicine in Calgary, Dr. Bissoondath began to appreciate the value of keeping people healthy. Now, after years of treating patients after they have fallen ill, he has set his focus on a proactive approach to health.

As Medical Director of Preventous Collaborative Health, Dr. Bissoondath directs the medical portion of the initial health assessment. He subsequently contributes to the development, implementation and ongoing management of each client’s health plan.

Dr. Bissoondath’s previous experience included various urgent care centres and rural emergency departments within the Calgary Health Region. His interests extend to overall health and fitness with a strong emphasis on healthy eating and regular physical activity.

Dr. Sarb Grewal

Dr. Sarb Grewal

Family Physician
Dr. Sarb Grewal

Dr. Sarb Grewal

Family Physician

A resident of Calgary since 1997, Dr. Sarb Grewal received his medical degree in 1984 from the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland. Since that time, he has accumulated vast experience in various fields of medicine.

Dr. Grewal received post-graduate training in Family Medicine and Anesthesia in London, England. He has practiced family medicine in Canada since 1988, including several years of emergency medicine in the USA.

Dr. Grewal is active within the Calgary Health Region. His previous work included medical and obstetric care at the Foothills Hospital and urgent care at the Sheldon Chumir Centre. During the past 10 years, he has been a member of numerous health boards and committees, contributing to the evolution of health care in Calgary. Dr. Grewal joined Preventous in 2009 and he brings years of medical experience, compassion and knowledge.

His medical practice is focused on disease prevention and developing individual health goals, with special attention to a balance of both physical and psychological well-being.

As a member of the health care team at Preventous, Dr. Grewal is involved in the medical portion of the initial health assessment. He subsequently contributes to the development, implementation and ongoing management of each client’s health plan.

Dr. Grewal’s interests outside of work includes a pursuit of personal fitness, travel and the challenge of golf!

Dr. Heather Taylor

Dr. Heather Taylor

Family Physician
Dr. Heather Taylor

Dr. Heather Taylor

Family Physician

Dr. Heather Taylor joined Preventous in 2010. She obtained her medical degree at the University of British Columbia in 2003, and then travelled to New Brunswick to complete a Rural Family Medicine residency through Dalhousie University in 2005.

Following her residency, Dr. Taylor undertook additional post-graduate training with a Low Risk Obstetrical Fellowship through the University of Toronto. She also has a Kinesiology degree from Simon Fraser University.

Bringing enthusiasm and a varied knowledge base to her practice at Preventous, Dr. Taylor is focused on preventive health care and wellness.

She strives to personalize and optimize each individual’s health care goals. As a member of the health care team at Preventous, Dr. Taylor is involved in the medical portion of the initial health assessment. She subsequently contributes to the development, implementation and ongoing management of each client’s health plan.

Dr. Taylor’s interests outside of work include the pursuit of personal fitness, hiking and travel.

Dr. Maya Grover

Dr. Maya Grover

Family Physician
Dr. Maya Grover

Dr. Maya Grover

Family Physician

Dr. Grover obtained her medical degree in Vancouver at the UBC school of medicine. Prior to this, she obtained an oceanography degree from UBC.

Born and raised in Calgary, she returned home to do her residency training through the University of Calgary residency program, obtaining her fellowship in Family Medicine.

Dr. Grover continues a family tradition of medicine as her father, Dr. Sunder Grover, was an esteemed surgeon in Calgary having practiced for 40 years.

During her medical training, Dr. Grover worked overseas doing work along the Burma border in Thailand and India, providing healthcare to refugees, as well as working in South Africa treating high risk populations of HIV.

Dr. Grover values an open and empathetic exchange with her patients. She stresses the importance of a healthy lifestyle leading to longterm health benefits and brings a very current and pragmatic approach to her medical treatment.

Outside of medicine, Dr. Grover is an avid runner and cyclist and enjoys travel.

Dr. Aaron Woodard

Dr. Aaron Woodard

Family Physician
Dr. Aaron Woodard

Dr. Aaron Woodard

Family Physician

Dr. Woodard joined Preventous in 2011. He completed a family medicine residency at the University of Calgary in 1996 after finishing undergraduate and medical school at the University of Saskatchewan in Saskatoon.

After his residency, Dr. Woodard worked in a variety of positions in family practice and emergency medicine in Alberta, Saskatchewan and New Zealand. He also sailed, and worked on, the high seas in the South Pacific and Alaska as a physician with Norwegian Cruise Lines.

In 2000, Dr. Woodard returned to Calgary where he was employed at the 8th and 8th Health Centre.

Urgent care is important to Dr. Woodard. He has sat on a number of committees related to urgent care delivery throughout the health region.

An avid curler, Dr. Woodard won the Canadian Medical Curling Championship in 2004. He also enjoys playing hockey and skiing in the winter and hiking and golfing in the summer.

Dr. Bobbi Jo Whitfield

Dr. Bobbi Jo Whitfield

Family Physician
Dr. Bobbi Jo Whitfield

Dr. Bobbi Jo Whitfield

Family Physician

Dr. Bobbi-Jo Whitfield was born and raised in Alberta. She completed Medical School at the
University of Calgary, followed by a residency at the University of Alberta. She has additional
training in surgery and obstetrics and a special interest in Women’s Health. Her practice and
training has taken her to small towns in Northern Alberta as well as small towns in Brazil and
New Zealand. She spent the last few years in Medicine Hat, and has just recently returned to
Calgary, with her 3 sons and their dog, AlliGator.

Although encouraged to specialize in Obstetrics and Gynecology, Dr. Whitfield always loved the
full range of opportunities of Family Medicine – from delivering babies to working in Palliative Care
and even a number of years as a Rural Medical Examiner. Feedback from patients is that she is
excellent at explaining everything so that they understand what is going on and what their
options are. She then helps guide them in the direction that they choose.

Outside of medicine, Dr. Whitfield is busy with her teenagers and their various commitments.
She spends a lot of time cheering from the sidelines and helping out ‘on the bench’ when her
services are called upon. She also speaks Portuguese and can still stumble her way through
some German and Spanish. One day she would like to travel again!

Dr. Zachary Anstey

Dr. Zachary Anstey

Family Physician
Dr. Zachary Anstey

Dr. Zachary Anstey

Family Physician

Born and raised on the east coast, Dr. Zachary Anstey chose a career in medicine because of the impact it can have on improving overall health and for the privilege of being able to work with patients throughout their journey. He strongly believes in a well-rounded approach to maintaining health and treating illness.

His passion for medicine led him to medical school at Memorial University after which he went on to complete his training in Family Medicine at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario. Prior to his medical training, Dr. Anstey obtained a Master’s degree in human physiology from the Université de Montréal, pursued courses in nutrition and undertook dermatology training. He also worked in several countries which gave him insight into international healthcare systems.

Dr. Anstey strongly believes in the importance of diet, fitness and physical activity in the promotion of overall health and in optimizing disease prevention. This led him to pursue nutrition courses at the Master’s level at the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, Sweden, one of the top-ranked health sciences universities in the world and the site where the Nobel Prize is awarded. He further supplemented his learning with introductory Swedish language courses!

His dermatology training took place at the University of Geneva hospital network in Switzerland. The focus of this rotation was to gain further exposure to the breadth of skin disease, diagnosis and management in different healthcare settings. He chose to take this path as he believes in the importance of skin health as a valuable component of overall wellness.

Travel is a great joy for Dr. Anstey. Outside of work he can often be found riding his bicycle or hiking in the mountains.

Shelby Sheppard

Shelby Sheppard

Nurse Practitioner
Shelby Sheppard

Shelby Sheppard

Nurse Practitioner

In our ever-changing healthcare landscape and in an effort to be innovative and adaptive for the benefit of all our clients, Preventous is pleased to have Shelby Sheppard, Nurse Practitioner join our team. 

Originally from Newfoundland, Shelby graduated in 2015 from Memorial University of Newfoundland with a Bachelor of Nursing. Upon graduation, Shelby started her career as a labour and delivery nurse at the Health Sciences Center in St. John’s, NL.

Eager to see a bit more of the country, in 2017 Shelby moved to Calgary to continue her work in labour and delivery at Rockyview General Hospital. While working at Rockyview Shelby recognized gaps within the current healthcare model and felt the integration of Nurse Practitioners within a team-based approach would be beneficial. Nurse Practitioners are equipped with advanced training and skill sets enabling them to assess, diagnose, treat, prescribe and refer to specialists when necessary.

With a passion for women’s health and taking a preventative approach to health care, Shelby pursued her Master of Nursing (Primary Care) Degree through the University of Saskatchewan. Since graduation Shelby has been working in primary care, with a focus on women’s health, sexual health, and mental health. Shelby firmly believes that healthy routines, a balanced diet, and regular exercise are the foundation of health and wellness.

In this role as a Nurse Practitioner, Shelby will work with our physicians to provide a wide range of medical care services to our clients at every stage of life. In addition to treating illnesses, she is able to counsel clients and their families on healthy living, preventing disease and managing illness.  Shelby brings to our team her combination of medical knowledge together with the values and skills of nursing which results in an optimal level of patient care.

Outside of work, Shelby enjoys fitness, travelling, and outside adventures with her husband and their golden retriever Olaf!

Your Finest Calgary Nurses

At Preventous, our unique model of delivering health care demands our staff include some of the brightest and best Calgary nurses. Unlike other Calgary nurses, these people must be willing to spend as much time as required with you and have a passion for helping you achieve your goals. Please read on to meet some of the finest Calgary nurses. We hope you’ll come in and meet them in person soon.

Barb Schafer

Barb Schafer

Clinical Manager
Barb Schafer

Barb Schafer

Clinical Manager

Barb is a Licensed Practical Nurse at Preventous and has been with Preventous since 2007.

Barb completed her training as a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) in 2004 at Bow Valley College.  Her work experience includes employment at a dermatology clinic and several years at a cosmetic medical clinic. 

In her free time, you will find her hiking with her family or spending time in the outdoors enjoying the sunshine.

Barb is a conscientious nurse and her quiet but confident demeanor is well suited to health care. Barb will ensure that your experience on the medical side of Preventous is smooth and efficient.

 

Jayme Middleton

Jayme Middleton

Licensed Practical Nurse
Jayme Middleton

Jayme Middleton

Licensed Practical Nurse

Jayme is a Licensed Practical Nurse at Preventous.

She has been passionate about her role as an LPN since graduating as valedictorian in 2000. She has worked in acute hospital care, surgical procedures and cosmetic medicine.

Jayme will ensure that every aspect of your Preventous experience is well understood and all questions have been answered. Her professional yet pleasant approach will keep you comfortable and confident with both your experience as a client and in the diverse team she helps to represent.

Sarah Haws

Sarah Haws

Registered Nurse
Sarah Haws

Sarah Haws

Registered Nurse

Sarah is a Registered Nurse at Preventous Collaborative Health. She graduated from the Bachelor of Nursing program at Mount Royal University in 2015 where she specialized in Children’s Health. 

Previous to Preventous, Sarah gained valuable experience working in Postpartum, Fertility, and NICU fields. She brings a vibrant energy and high standards of care to all of our patients at Preventous. 

Being a born and raised Calgarian, outside of work, Sarah likes to spend time outdoors with her family and their dog.

Cynthia Malouin

Cynthia Malouin

Registered Nurse
Cynthia Malouin

Cynthia Malouin

Registered Nurse

Cynthia is a born and raised Calgarian and graduated in 2021 from the University of Alberta with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. Previous to joining the Preventous team, she worked as a Registered Nurse in Labour and Delivery in Public Health.

In her free time, Cynthia enjoys camping, spending time with family and friends, and hanging out with her dog, Lucy!

Emma Graham

Emma Graham

Registered Nurse
Emma Graham

Emma Graham

Registered Nurse

Emma was born and raised in Calgary, and graduated in April of 2021 from the Bachelor of Nursing program at Mount Royal University. She has worked in Gynecology, Oncology, and has previous work experience at the Tsuut’ina Nation Health Centre.

Women’s health is something Emma is very passionate about in the nursing field. She loves the outdoors and listening to live music.

Staci Stanwell

Staci Stanwell

Registered Nurse
Staci Stanwell

Staci Stanwell

Registered Nurse

Staci completed her Bachelor of Nursing degree at the University of Lethbridge in 2019. Since then, she has gained experience working in Pediatrics as well as Labour and Delivery. Staci is extremely passionate about working closely with families and children of all ages.

In her free time, Staci likes to be outdoors, ski in the winter months, and enjoy copious amounts of walks with her golden retriever, Henry.

Michelle Derevyansky

Michelle Derevyansky

Medical Office Assistant
Michelle Derevyansky

Michelle Derevyansky

Medical Office Assistant

Michelle graduated from Western University with a degree in Medical Sciences, double majoring in Pathology and Pharmacology with honors. She chose this field of study to pursue her passion for helping others while working with patients in healthcare. 

Michelle worked as a Medical Office Assistant at a walk-in clinic prior to joining us at Preventous, and continues to volunteer at the Rockyview General Hospital GI Clinic for the last year. 

In her free time, she loves to hangout with friends and family, and go for walks with her dog!

Calgary’s Top Fitness Experts

Colin Davis

Colin Davis

Certified Personal Trainer
Colin Davis

Colin Davis

Certified Personal Trainer

BSc Hons, CSEP-CPT

Colin graduated top of his class from the University of Calgary in 1998 with a Bachelor of Science First Class Honours in Exercise and Health Physiology and is also recognized as a Certified Personal Trainer through the Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology.

With a wealth of experience as a Personal Trainer and Health and Lifestyle Appraiser, he has helped over 100 clients, one-on-one, from 12 to 80+ years of age achieve results in areas such as fat loss, strength/muscle gain, rehabilitation and athletic competition.

Colin believes that the keys to achieving one’s goals involve consistency and discipline as well as hard work. Colin also believes working out should be fun and enjoyable so that it can become a life-long habit. Colin is passionate about motivating his clients to adopt life-long health and lifestyle habits that provide lasting positive change.

“You are just one positive decision away from changing your life forever!”

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Crystal Bartkowski

Crystal Bartkowski

Certified Athletic Therapist
Crystal Bartkowski

Crystal Bartkowski

Certified Athletic Therapist

Our Certified Athletic Therapist, Crystal, provides individualized injury assessments, treatments and rehabilitation programs.

Crystal has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from the University of Calgary, as well as a Bachelor of Health and Physical Education degree in Athletic Therapy from Mount Royal University. As a Certified Athletic Therapist, Crystal specializes in the prevention, assessment, treatment and rehabilitation of both acute and chronic musculoskeletal injuries. She uses a combination of a manual therapies and a functional, exercise-based approach to injury rehabilitation. Her goal is to help people recover from pain and injury so they can get back to doing what they love. Through educating people on proper mechanics, she works to ensure future injury prevention is part of the process.

Crystal started working with the SHRed Concussion study in 2019, a pan-Canadian research study out of the University of Calgary Sport Injury Prevention Research Study. She has completed her Reconditioning Level 1 Certification, is FMT Rocktape Blades Advanced Certified, and is a Certified Sports First Responder. In addition to her work at Preventous, Crystal also works with several sports teams and provides medical coverage at athletic events. Outside of work, Crystal can be found staying active and enjoys cycling, camping and competing in local CrossFit competitions.

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Krystyna Woodson

Krystyna Woodson

Clinical Exercise Physiologist
Krystyna Woodson

Krystyna Woodson

Clinical Exercise Physiologist

Krystyna has worked for 7 years as a Personal Trainer and Kinesiologist in the health and fitness industry. She has worked in a variety of settings and with a wide range of patients ranging from youth to clinical populations. 

She is a passionate believer in exercise medicine and strives to help find how physical activity and exercise fit into the lives of her patients to enrich their quality of life and encourage them to become the best version of themselves. 

Krystyna’s credentials include:

  • Masters of Kinesiology (Class of ’22)
  • Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology (Class of ’16)
  • Kinesiologist
  • Clinical Exercise Physiologist (CSEP-CEP)
  • Certified Personal Trainer (canfitpro)
  • Fascial Stretch Therapist (Level 1)

Outside of work, you can find Krystyna in the gym, enjoying the outdoors, or running around with her toddler. 

Registered Dietitian & Nutrition Experts

Britney Lentz

Britney Lentz

Registered Dietitian
Britney Lentz

Britney Lentz

Registered Dietitian

Britney is passionate about supporting her clients in developing a healthy and satisfying relationship with food and their bodies, allowing them to live life to the fullest. Her approach is supportive and compassionate – she strives to meet you where you are at to help you find your joy in eating.

Britney completed her first undergraduate degree in general nutrition sciences from the University of British Columbia. After graduation, Britney sought to do more with food and nutrition, desiring to go deeper into clinical practice to help people fall in love with food and nourishing their bodies. She returned to UBC to complete her specialization in dietetics, receiving a Bachelor of Science with Honours in Food, Nutrition and Health and completing her accredited dietetic internship with Vancouver Coastal Health Authority. 

Britney has experience working in a range of areas, including executive medical health, family meal planning, heart health, digestive health and mental health and eating disorders. Her past work experience includes BC Children’s Hospital, Looking Glass Residence, Fraser Health Adult Eating Disorders Program, and Copeman Healthcare. She is passionately interested in helping individuals heal from yo-yo dieting and disordered eating, and create a pattern of eating that is healthful, sustainable, and delicious . Britney’s philosophy is that all foods can fit into our eating patterns, recognizing that food is so much more than the nutrients it contains – it brings us joy, connection, flavour, and fun!

When she’s not working with clients, you can find Britney out hiking in the mountains or trying to find the city’s best cinnamon bun. She also spends a lot of time with her pup and best pal, Parker, who hopes to become a therapy dog when he grows up!

Dan Neuman

Dan Neuman

Registered Dietitian
Dan Neuman

Dan Neuman

Registered Dietitian

“In an age where nutrition misinformation is everywhere on the web, I can provide my clients trustworthy and practical nutrition expertise, wherever they are in their journey”

Daniel Neuman is a Registered Dietitian and a new addition to the Preventous team. Born and raised in Edmonton, Daniel has completed three science degrees in Canada and Germany in the fields of immunology, medical research, and nutritional sciences. This strong scientific background has complemented Daniel’s pursuits as a Registered Dietitian. While studying in Berlin, Germany, Daniel studied medical research at Charité University and Humboldt University, with a focus on cancer (Leukemia) and immunology (autoimmune disease) research. It was in the nearby city of Potsdam, and during his later studies in nutrition, where Daniel worked with German dietitians and students, completing a practicum in neurological rehabilitation and pediatric obesity management. To this day, Daniel is keeping up to date with his profession as it relates to standards of practice and nutrition initiatives in Germany, as well as many other countries around the world.

In Canada, Daniel obtained his Nutrition and Food Science Degree from the University of Alberta and has also taught several courses at the University, including : Applied Food Theory (practical cooking class), Cultural Ecology of Food and Health (food culture), Nutrition in Indigenous Health, Introductory Nutrition and Public Health/Community Nutrition. He has a passion for teaching and is highly rated by his students and academic peers.

During his education, Daniel gained a wealth of culinary experience to complement his nutrition knowledge. He has trained in several restaurants and international environments, and has taught cooking to clients, as well as students at the University level. Daniel spent a year in southeast Asia where he actively learned the food culture and cooking styles of Thailand and Vietnam.

His love for food emerges when you ask him about international foods, food culture, and fun food facts. He believes in supporting a healthy relationship to food that reflects his client’s goals, motivations, and nutritional needs. He also recognizes that food goes beyond just nutrients. That, eating to thrive both physically and mentally is essential to well-being. Daniel has a very curious nature, is non-judgemental in his approach, and believes his unique work and life experience has allowed him to see beyond the lens of nutrients and recommendations, and into the holistic elements that make up the person as a whole. Their culture, beliefs, health status, food environments, and the other nuances that shape our food choices. He often says he learns as much from his clients as they learn from him, reflecting his approach to providing client-centered care.

Daniel is also a certified yoga instructor having trained at the “One Yoga” yoga school on the island of Koh Phangan, Thailand. He also plays recreational hockey and has just completed his second marathon!

Your Client Care Team

Yvonne Lemiski

Yvonne Lemiski

Client Care
Yvonne Lemiski

Yvonne Lemiski

Client Care

Yvonne was born and raised in Edmonton and moved to Calgary in 1984 with her husband and two children.

She worked in optometry for 15 years and then expanded her office knowledge as a receptionist for a production company. There, her excellent client service skills facilitated her growth to office manager.

In her spare time, Yvonne enjoys her three grandchildren, relaxing at the lake, slalom skiing and walking her dogs. And you’ll probably find this as fascinating as we do: as a child Yvonne had a monkey as a pet!

Darlene McEachern

Darlene McEachern

Referral Manager
Darlene McEachern

Darlene McEachern

Referral Manager

With over 30 years of medical experience, Darlene is able to answer your questions and provide advice during your visits to Preventous.

Dedicated to providing clients with a pleasant and high-quality experience, she’s here to help in any way possible.

Darlene’s extensive work experience includes geriatric care, working in the recovery room in oral surgery, and serving on the front line in medical and cosmetic offices.

She has worked as a medical receptionist, administrative assistant and booking surgical coordinator in addition to providing bedside care. She has also volunteered with the Kelowna Ambulance service. A lifelong learner, Darlene has completed a knowledge nursing degree program and numerous courses, including advanced skills in business, mathematics, and accident prevention.

When she’s not adding to her vast amount of knowledge, Darlene enjoys boating on the lakes of the sunny Okanagan with her family and travelling to warm exotic destinations such as the Dominican Republic and Mexico.

Kelly Sidhu

Kelly Sidhu

Client Care
Kelly Sidhu

Kelly Sidhu

Client Care

“I regard Preventous as my work family as we collectively strive to make the customer experience as pleasant as possible.”

Kelly moved to Calgary in 2014 and immediately fell in love with this city. “It’s always sunny, very scenic and the people are friendly.” Kelly has lived in 3 Canadian provinces, including BC and Ontario. Her hobbies include music, cooking and travelling – especially to tropical climates during harsh Canadian winters. Kelly worked in the medical sector for close to 20 years, specializing in the area of medical assistance. “I find it very rewarding – helping our patients receive the best possible care is her primary goal.” Kelly is happily married with 2 adult children.

Monique Birney

Monique Birney

Client Care
Monique Birney

Monique Birney

Client Care

Monique brings 10 years of experience as a Medical Office Assistant to our team. With previous work experience assisting specialists for testing and procedures, she recently moved to Calgary to further her education and knowledge within the medical field. 

Outside of work, Monique is currently studying for her Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and enjoys walks through local parks, landscape and portrait photography, working on her graphic design business, and cuddling with her cat!

Jenica Coleman

Jenica Coleman

Client Care
Jenica Coleman

Jenica Coleman

Client Care

Jenica has 6 years of experience in multiple medical disciplines. She not only brings a passion for customer service but also work experience as a part of a medical response team in Israel. 

She loves to make our patients feel heard and seen during their journey with us! Outside of work, you can find Jenica reading, drawing, camping, or dancing.

Part of Your Health Care Team

Nalini Bissoondath

Nalini Bissoondath

Managing Director
Nalini Bissoondath

Nalini Bissoondath

Managing Director

Nalini keeps Preventous Calgary health clinic running smoothly so we can keep you in peak health.

The managing director of Preventous Collaborative Health, Nalini supervises the day-to-day operations and ongoing development of the centre.

Nalini is passionate about good health. She has a Bachelor of Laws Honours Degree from the University of Wolverhampton, England, obtained in 1997. She was subsequently called to the Bar of England and Wales in 1998 and is a member of the Honourable Society of Lincoln’s Inn.

Nalini is a world traveller. She has lived in Nassau, Bahamas, where she worked in the legal field while completing a series of legal courses. Her travels then placed her in Trinidad where she was admitted to practice as an Attorney-at-Law. She practiced for several years, primarily in the fields of family law, personal injury law and medical legal law, before moving to Canada in 2001. Subsequently she settled in Calgary where she completed the Alberta Bar Admissions course and has worked in both the legal field and the oil and gas sector.

What’s a lawyer doing in a Calgary health clinic? Nalini strongly believes that with the combination of skills possessed by the health professionals at Preventous Collaborative Health, Preventous can make a major impact, improving your quality of life immeasurably.

Georgie Weeks

Georgie Weeks

Director of Operations
Georgie Weeks

Georgie Weeks

Director of Operations

It won’t be long before you get to know Georgie.

Georgie is devoted to client relations at Preventous. She’s the person who will coordinate the health care team to ensure that all of your needs are met in an efficient, timely manner.

You’ll soon discover that Georgie is well suited to her position. Experience helps. Her past employment includes the start-up of a family practice clinic in Edmonton, which she went on to manage.

She’s also worked as the patient coordinator for eight years at a private medical clinic in Calgary, where she was involved in the management of staff.

Georgie is easy to talk to. Your consultations with her will be invaluable in answering all of your questions about Preventous Collaborative Health.

Carol Bartkowski

Carol Bartkowski

Accounts Manager
Carol Bartkowski

Carol Bartkowski

Accounts Manager

Carol has been a part of the Preventous Team since 2007.  She has a passion for working in the healthcare industry and has dedicated her career to working in numerous positions in specialty offices, family practice, walk-in medical facilities as well as medical cosmetics.  Her current role consists of bookkeeping and managing finances for the clinic as well as human resources.

When not in the office, you will find Carol enjoying her time camping in the mountains, exploring new trails on her E-bike and traveling to warm destinations with her husband.

Pauline C.

Pauline C.

Sr. Marketing Coordinator
Pauline C.

Pauline C.

Sr. Marketing Coordinator

Pauline coordinates all the varying parts of a results-driven and integrated marketing approach.

Pauline has over 18 years of work experience in digital marketing and communications. She is passionate about technology & preventive health. Adopted Calgarian and originally from Brazil, Pauline’s background includes years of marketing strategy & analytics, content creation, web design, email marketing, social media management, online advertising, e-commerce management, and all the varying parts of a results-driven and integrated marketing approach. She graduated with a bachelor in Journalism, with post-secondary education in Digital Marketing, Business Administration, and Integrated Marketing Communications.

Before joining the Preventous family, she had the opportunity to grow an online store and collaborate with its success since its launch. She also worked in the software development industry providing revolutionizing solutions and outstanding experiences through remarkable design and top-notch software. Her past work experiences and personal challenges brought her to the preventive health field, where she has found fulfillment and purpose that goes above and beyond marketing goals. Outside of work, Pauline loves learning new things, travelling and spending time in nature.

Nicole Kaczkowski

Nicole Kaczkowski

Sr. Marketing Communications Coordinator
Nicole Kaczkowski

Nicole Kaczkowski

Sr. Marketing Communications Coordinator

Born and raised Calgarian, Nicole has over seven years of work experience in Communications and Marketing. Majoring in Public Relations, she brings a unique perspective with post-secondary education in Disability + Digital Media and Business Administration. As a self-declared jack of all trades, her background includes strategic marketing, content creation, email marketing, social media management, fund development, event management, and creative storytelling.

 

She joins Preventous with a passion for helping others and a personal interest in preventative health. When she’s not at work, you can find her dancing, spending time outdoors with her German Shepherd Bear, or attempting to make her grandmother proud by learning to knit.

Nicole Oviatt

Nicole Oviatt

Marketing Associate
Nicole Oviatt

Nicole Oviatt

Marketing Associate

Nicole obtained her Bachelor of Communications degree with a major in Information Design from Mount Royal University. With a unique skillset combining creative flair and intentional design, Nicole strives to deliver information to Preventous’ clients in entertaining and informative ways. As a born and raised Calgarian, she loves everything about the city and its people! Outside of work, Nicole enjoys photography, cooking, drawing, and spending time outdoors with her family and dog.

Clinical Neuropsychologist

Dr. Lenora Brown

Dr. Lenora Brown

Clinical Neuropsychologist
Dr. Lenora Brown

Dr. Lenora Brown

Clinical Neuropsychologist

Dr. Brown is one of the few board certified clinical neuropsychologists in Alberta.

She is an Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of Clinical Neurosciences in the Cumming School of Medicine at the University of Calgary, and she is an Associate Member of the Hotchkiss Brain Institute. Prior to acquiring Diplomate status in Clinical Neuropsychology, she was an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Calgary.

Dr. Brown is a researcher, consultant, and as a clinical neuropsychologist, she operates her private practice. She has been the principal investigator of several research grants and she has more than 65 peer-reviewed publications, conference presentations, and invited addresses.

Dr. Brown has served, and continues to serve, as a reviewer for scientific journals. As a sole inventor, she holds a patent for an apparatus that is based on psychophysics to measure the integrity of the central nervous system function.

Dr. Brown’s current goal is to help people gain an understanding of how brain functioning, and consequently neurocognitive functioning, is highly related to physical health and to the proper management of chronic medical conditions.

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