CWIC - About Us
Who We Are
We are a diverse group of highly-educated and dedicated professionals, focusing on the following areas:
Cardiology | Internal Medicine | Family Practice
Cardiac Exercise Physiology | Cardiac Nutrition | Clinical Psychology
Our Program Physicians, Internal Medicine and Cardiology Specialists supervise treadmill testing. Our program physicians also help with our Intervention Clinics to review any medical questions or concerns a patient might have once they have started the program.
Program nurses at the Cardiac Wellness Institute of Calgary are ACLS certified and come from the hospital with clinical cardiac nursing experience. The nurses provide the clinic with a "Triage" role on supervised exercise mornings, provide comprehensive cardiac risk factor assessment, education and counseling. Our nursing team includes Laurie O'Leary, Jocelyne Lalonde, Michele Peart, Karen King, Jocelyn Black, Tara Russo, Alana Hansen.
Exercise Specialists supervise the exercise portion of the program. Their role also includes treadmill testing, designing a personalized exercise program, providing detailed exercise and lifestyle counseling and teaching classes. Our team includes Brenda Marra, Tyler Threlfall, Annalise Corcelli, Becky Christie, Tibor Buzath, Lisa Hall, Stephanie Schlaak. Our Exercise Leaders include Debbie Zelez, Connal Robertson-More, Brendan O'Malley. Our Cardiology Technologist is Irene Marjanovic.
Registered Dieticians meet with patients one on one to discuss heart healthy nutrition, including, diet and weight loss strategies. Our team includes Lynda Pye, Linda Cuda and Carly Filowski
Our Emotional Wellness team is available for a one on one consult with patients. They also provide a number of education classes for stress management and relaxation. Our team includes Colleen Cannon, Psychologist and Emily Drzymala, Social Work.
Administration & Management
Our administration team enrolls the patients into the program, schedules patient appointments, collects lab work and books any necessary diagnostic appointments. Our team includes Bonnie Sonleitner, Antje Wade, Trisha Boulstridge, Kim Hoffman, Erin Senecal and Marie-Josee Locas.
Our Program Manager is Trina Hauer and our Executive Director is Leslie Austford.