Dr. Alana Berg
Dr. Alana Berg
Dr. Alana Berg, ND is an author, speaker, mother, Naturopathic Physician, and self-described healing facilitator. She has been practicing full-time as a Naturopathic Doctor since graduating in 2005 from the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine. Since graduation, she has continually embarked on the journey of developing and honing her professional skills having achieved certification in: chelation, acupuncture, IV therapy, prescriptive authority, and ozone. As well, she has trained in several therapies like neural therapy, trigger point injections, and Bodytalk therapy to name a few. Other expertise has been gained directly from working with other doctors and practitioners from the United States, across Western Canada, Mexico and Spain, in order to fully dive into the healing arts.
She enjoys living and working in Kelowna, BC, since 2006, with her beautiful family, and she is partner/owner of a successful naturopathic practice there called Mission Naturopathic Clinic. She has a general naturopathic family practice, with a special interest in Lyme disease and chronic infections, detoxification and environmental medicine, digestive conditions, auto-immune diseases, menâ€™s and womenâ€™s health, and mind-body medicine.
She has also had to navigate her own journey of healing, after a diagnosis of Multiple Sclerosis in 2009, which ultimately led her to find her own cure. That journey inspired her to write a book, called The Courageous Cure, to share her story and to empower others to overcome their own health challenges.
Karly is a true Okanagan girl born and raised. You can hear her every weekday morning 5:30am -10:00am with her co-host, BMack, on 99.9 SunFM ...winners of Best of the Okanagan.
Her job consists of talking, laughing, crying and more talking, laughing and meeting the most wonderful people of Kelowna. She is extremely active in the community and supports multiple charities and organizations. If Karly’s not hiking, playing golf, snowboarding, cruising around on her cruiser bike, and spending time with her loving family, you can find her snuggling her Golden Doodle Abby. Being focused on hard work and dedication, she realizes that anything is possible.
Dr. Miranda Hart
Dr. Miranda Hart
Miranda Hart is an associate professor in Biology at UBC Okanagan. Her research looks at the effects of humans on soil biology. So much of the Earth’s soils have been devastated by human land use – her work aims to understand what has been lost, and what that means for the world’s ecosystems. And to humanity.
Of growing concern is the use of commercial microbes – in everything from fertilizer to sourdough. While these products may seem innocuous – the potential effects of these invasive species is far from benign. Currently, there is little regulation and no legislation concerning the release of microbes into the environment. However, Hart’s research suggests that they may bring about dramatic changes in ecosystems.
Hart has received several national and international fellowships to pursue her research internationally, and maintains a large research program locally and abroad. You can read more about her research at www.mirandahart.ca
Jennifer MacGregor is a collaborative and innovative leader who drives focus, accountability, and change across organizations to achieve growth targets and operational excellence.
Jennifer is Vice President of International and Managing Director at Allscripts Healthcare Solutions. In her international leadership role, Jennifer is responsible for Strategic Sales, International Market Segment Management, and International Sales Operations. As the Managing Director of Americas (Non-US), Jennifer leads the Sales, Development, Client Management, Operations, and Professional Services teams across Canada and Central & South America. As an innovative transformation leader, Jennifer drives focus and change across hospital, regional, and jurisdictional health organizations. Her passion for improved patient care outcomes, personalized medicine, the digital patient experience, and the advancement of care delivery leveraging advanced clinical tools and technologies has resulted in many client successes over her 17 years in health care information technology. Jennifer is the Allscripts Canada Regional Leader for Women’s Engagement, a President’s Club winner and was selected to participate in the Leading Women Executives program.
Previously, Jennifer led the Allscripts International Professional Services organization, where she was responsible for services sales, driving client satisfaction, and creating a consistent methodology throughout the regions.
Prior to Allscripts, Jennifer was a Senior Healthcare Consultant with a consulting firm working with Canadian healthcare organizations to develop HIT strategic plans, facilitating regional healthcare leadership initiatives, and implementing client solutions. Before Healthcare IT Consulting and Software implementation, Jennifer began her career as a Research Associate in a Medical Genetics lab, pursuing a passion of human genomics discovery.
Jennifer lives in Kelowna, BC. She is a competitive equestrian show jumper and avid mountain biker.
Tamara is a yoga + meditation teacher, a mom to a toddler. and the co executive director of a charity that works to empower girls and women through education called Her International. Over the past few years, she's discovered a path to freedom that doesn't take anything except coming home wherever you are.
DESIGNER & LEADER
Tina Walczak is the Chief Design Officer at Hiilite, and The Vice President of Kelowna Women in Business. Tina beautifully combines her passion for design with keen business focus. Creating innovative and detailed work that pushes boundaries, Tina is committed to producing strong brands for clients that accurately captures their overall business strategy. Her credentials speak for themselves, but Tina craves challenge and never lets herself get too comfortable.
Tina admires people and invests in those who are willing to take risks to see their businesses and design careers grow. At Hiilite, Tina drives the creative team in bringing high quality design and inspiration to businesses of all sizes. Her hope is that Hiilite will be the launch pad for the success of both our clients and our team.