Meet the Board

DR. CHRISTINA BJORNDAL

DR. CHRISTINA BJORNDAL

PRESIDENT

Dr. Christina Bjorndal, ND, completed her Doctorate in naturopathic medicine from the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine. She is an authority in the treatment of mental illnesses such as depression, anxiety, bipolar disorders and eating disorders.  Having overcome many mental health challenges, Dr. Chris is a gifted speaker and writer. She has shared her personal story and philosophy of wellness with audiences across North America. Dr. Chris has helped many patients achieve physical, mental, emotional and spiritual wellbeing. She has completed three books on mental health as well as teaches a mental health course to clinicians. Visit drchristinabjorndal.com

 

 

DR. VÉRONIC PROVENCHER

DR. VÉRONIC PROVENCHER

VICE-PRESIDENT

Dr. V is a bilingual (Français-English) licensed naturopathic doctor who completed her studies at the Boucher Institute of Naturopathic Medicine.  Prior to her medical studies, she completed a BSc in honors Microbiology and a MSc in Virology with the Department of Medical Microbiology and Immunology at the University of Alberta.

Dr. V currently practices in both St. Albert (Wellness Within) and Edmonton (West Edmonton Naturopathic Wellness Centre) with a focus on autoimmunity, infectious disease, and gastrointestinal health.

DR. CYNTHIA HNATKO

DR. CYNTHIA HNATKO

TREASURER

Dr Cynthia Hnatko received a Bachelors of Science in Nursing from Ryerson University before completing a four year Naturopathic degree from the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine.  Dr Hnatko is a member in good standing with the College of Naturopathic Doctors of Alberta (CNDA) and the Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors (CAND).  She has a general family practice in Edmonton, with a special interest in fertility, perinatal care and pediatrics.

DR. MELANIE ROBINSON

DR. MELANIE ROBINSON

SECRETARY

Dr. Robinson is a bilingual (French-English) licensed naturopathic doctor who completed her studies at the Boucher Institute of Naturopathic Medicine.  Prior to her medical studies, she completed a BSc at Campus Saint-Jean (University of Alberta) Dr. Robinson is a member in good standing with the College of Naturopathic Doctors of Alberta (CNDA) and the Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors (CAND). 
 

Dr. Robinson currently practices at Optimum Wellness Integrated Clinic in Edmonton with a focus on pediatrics, women’s health, fertility, and autoimmune diseases.

DR. LENA KIM

DR. LENA KIM

DIRECTOR

Dr Lena Kim is the owner of True Nature Health Clinic in Edmonton.
Lena, graduated from the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine in Ontario in 2003. Lena, travelled to Lethbridge in 2004 to learn about running a practice.  She has owned her own practice in Edmonton since 2005, where she has a general family practice.
She has always wanted to be a doctor to help people obtain their ideal health to be able to do what they desire.
When, Lena is not helping her patients in her practice she enjoys going to classes at the gym, doing yoga or travelling and trying all sorts of different foods.

DR. KIM GOWETOR

DR. KIM GOWETOR

DIRECTOR

Dr. Kim Gowetor graduated from the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine in Ontario in 2011. She is a member in good standing with the College of Naturopathic Doctors of Alberta (CNDA) and the Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors (CAND). She currently practices in Sherwood Park, Fort Saskatchewan, and Calgary with a focus on mental health, stress, detox, digestive health, and weight loss. She regularly educates entrepreneurs on the importance of stress and time management through the MNP Self Employment Program in Calgary