Wendy Coombs - CEO, Physiotherapist BScPT, BScPsych
Wendy Coombs is the current owner of Momentum Health and Evidence Sport and Spinal Therapy, our growing group of inter-collaborative multidisciplinary rehabilitation clinics in Calgary Alberta, Canada. She is a recent Learning Chair and President Elect for the Entrepreneurs Organization. She is on the boards of the Alberta Women Entrepreneurs and Calgary Entrepreneurs Organization. Previously she was an owner and CEO of Advantage Health. She has grown fourteen separate businesses from a single sole charge physiotherapy clinic into medical centers offering physiotherapy, chiropractic, massage therapy, Physiatry, sport and spinal medicine, psychology, acupuncture, naturopathic medicine, kinesiology, personal training, and retail goods. She has developed stand-alone rehabilitation centres as well as clinics integrated into medical centres offering family medicine, dental, and optical services. She is a prior Dale Carnegie trainer. She enjoys educating and mentoring physiotherapy private business owners from across Canada as part of the Private Practice Division of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association. She has been a member of the Entrepreneur’s Organization since 2005. She has two Bachelor of Science degrees in Psychology and Physical Therapy from the University of Alberta. She was a finalist for the RBC 2009 Canadian Woman Entrepreneur Award in the Trailblazer category.
Shaun Macauley - COO, Physiotherapist PT, BMRPT, CAFCI, CGIMS
Shaun received his Bachelor of Medical Rehabilitation in Physiotherapy from the University of Manitoba. Shaun is fortunate to have worked across a broad range of rehabilitation spanning from providing injury prevention lectures to youth athletics, injury management for numerous sporting events, to the treatment of chronic back pain. Shaun passionately directs his time to improving patient care collaboration not only within the Momentum Evidence Models, but also across our public and private healthcare systems. Shaun also enjoys mentoring recently graduated Physiotherapists & Kinesiologists. Shaun has completed his designations in Spinal & Peripheral manipulation, Diagnostic Imaging, Acupuncture, and Intramuscular Stimulation including Gunn IMS. Shaun maintains a clinical caseload welcoming patients at various Momentum Health locations.
Dan Matchullis - Director of Operations PT, MPT, BSc
Dan is the Director of Operations for Momentum Health and Evidence Sport and Spine. With over 5 years of experience in the physiotherapy profession, Dan works hard to foster collaboration within multi-disciplinary clinic settings. He brings his management expertise and entrepreneurial spirit to the team, continually seeking innovative ways to expand services offered to best suit the needs of Albertans. He was inspired to join the profession originally by volunteering at an acquired brain injury rehabilitation unit in Winnipeg, which continues to drive his passion for helping patients have meaningful rehabilitation experiences today. Moving to the Calgary area after graduating from the University of Manitoba with a Master of Physical Therapy, he has enjoyed most of his spare time in the mountains. Dan is an avid skier, backpacker, and camping enthusiast and is always ready for a new adventure.
Kelly Schilling - Finance Manager BKin
Kelly grew up in Kelowna, BC and moved to Alberta to pursue her Undergraduate Studies. She graduated from The University of Calgary in 2006 with a Bachelor's Degree in Kinesiology. She started working with what is now Momentum Health in the fall of 2006 as a Physiotherapy Assistant, and eventually moved into an Office Manager role. Kelly rejoined Momentum Health after returning from maternity leave in 2013. Kelly has several years of experience in customer service and administration. When she is not busy working she enjoys snowboarding, wakeboarding, golfing and spending time with her family.
Laura Mosher - Administrative Operations Manager BHSc., MSM
(on maternity leave)
Laura graduated from the University of Calgary in 2011 with an honours in Bachelor of Health Sciences, majoring in Health and Society. She also completed a Masters of Social Medicine from McGill University in 2015, with a focus on the social determinants of health and how they play a role in our daily lives. Outside of education, Laura is an avid runner, a trait leftover from her competitive soccer days, and enjoys daily long distance runs. She also enjoys spending her time hiking in the mountains with her two dogs and cooking.
Blair Puente - Business Development Manager
Blair began learning about the world through the unique lens of ballet. At the age of 17, he started his career dancing at the National Ballet of Canada and then rode into the sunset five years later to join the Alberta Ballet. While still performing around the world, meeting amazing people from myriad cultures and countries, Blair acquired his RMT and ART® certifications. With the birth of his second child, Blair knew it was time to hang up the dancing shoes and begin a new career. With a great stroke of luck, a management position opened up and Blair was able to serve as Company Manager and Program Manager with Alberta Ballet. Hosting educational presentations for up to 1,000 students at the Jubilee Auditoria and local schools was one of his favourite chances to be onstage after "the curtain went down" on his dance career. Blair also served as a union and board representative, coordinated logistics and communications for two CBC film collaborations, participated in and coordinated media interviews, managed multiple US and Canadian tours and was involved in the introduction of Momentum Health to the Ballet.
With Momentum Health, Blair delights in meeting and engaging with Calgarians (in person and online!) who are passionate about health, whether physicians, employers, individuals, or performing arts and sport groups.
Caroline Hammel - Human Resources Manager
Caroline spent most of her career in healthcare administration starting with the Department of Surgery, Cumming School of Medicine at the University of Calgary and Alberta Health Services. She also holds the current position of Executive Director of the Alberta Orthopaedic Society for over 20 years. Caroline has held management and senior management positions in the non-profit, private, and public sector over the last 25 years with a record of success in getting initiatives off the ground successfully throughout her career.
Caroline has extensive knowledge and experience in operations, leadership, human resources, organizational and financial management as well as Board Governance. Caroline completed Office and Healthcare Administration courses as well as completed her Business and Management Certificate Diploma in Professional Management while raising a family and working full time. Caroline has been recognized as a long service volunteer for the Canadian Orthopaedic Association serving them for over 15 years. When Caroline is not busy working, she appreciates exploring nature, riding her motorcycle, travelling, watching movies and enjoys spending quality time with her family, friends and two miniature Dachshunds.
Andrea Philips - Care Manager
Andrea was born and raised in Calgary. She worked with Momentum Health previously from 2011 until 2013. The positive and developmental environment of Momentum Health brought her back to the team in 2016. Her experience brings excellent customer service, dedication and creating a transformational experience. She has years of customer service experience and a degree in Fashion Merchandising. Prior to returning to Momentum Health & Evidence Sport and Spine, Andrea was working as Visual Manger for Ralph Lauren. Andrea is excited to bring her creativity and enthusiasm to the Momentum Health Westbrook team.
Michelle White - Clinical Coordinator BHPE
Michelle grew up in Calgary and pursued a Bachelors of Health and Physical Education, majoring in Physical Literacy at Mount Royal. Michelle's interest in Kinesiology and Physical Therapy started when she was recouping here at Momentum Health from a baseball related shoulder injury. As a new graduate, she is excited to gain experience and knowledge in the field. She believes in an exercise based approach to rehabilitation. Michelle grew up playing multiple sports and now spends her time outside of work skiing in the winter, and biking, hiking, and playing slo-pitch in the summer.
Jamie Tartamella - Administrative Coordinator
Jamie is excited to be joining the Momentum Health team and brings with her over a decade of experience working directly in the healthcare industry as a Medical Clinic Office Manager and Office Administrator. She is an advocate for patient care and is extremely passionate about patient health and wellness.
Outside of the office, Jamie is also a sports enthusiast. As a former National Level Competitive Figure Skater, she also spends time volunteering for Skate Canada as a Technical Specialist for various events. She also enjoys the outdoors and spending time with her 3 beautiful children, cat and dog.