Our Clinical Staff

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Tammy Lalonde (Owner and Registered Acupuncturist)

Caring for people is my passion and one of the greatest callings life has to offer.  I am a seasoned Paramedic and Acupuncturist with extensive experience assisting patients as they cope with obvious and invisible injuries. I have been there for those in desperate medical, psychological or traumatic situations, delivered beautiful babies in vehicles parked along the side of the road, and administered care in such odd locations as on a domestic airliner at 30,000 feet or when flying emergency medevacs over Arabian desertscapes. I know full well how to care for those in true crisis but have also witnessed so many more whose illnesses and injuries could be traced back to their treatment of the body as a whole, whether through their diet, fitness levels, or neglect. As my career has evolved, so has my focus, which has shifted to helping a greater number of people early on to prevent minor issues from evolving into larger and costlier illnesses.  In my practice I have found a niche offering by pairing these strengths in emergency care and women’s health with the respected skills and techniques from top practitioners in oriental medicine. All care is focused on returning the body, mind, and spirit to a whole.

My academic preparation closely incorporates oriental medicine with Western healthcare. My passions build on natural strengths in highly stressful complex interactions, care management, and treatment of anxiety, depression and PTSD – particularly amongst Armed Forces and Emergency Services personnel. Within North America and the Middle East I have enjoyed a long standing career as a respected clinician, clinical educator, fire and emergency medical dispatcher.  I hold active licensure with the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM), the College of Acupuncture and Associates of Alberta (CAAA), the California Acupuncture Board and the Alberta College of Paramedics (ACP).  I am also a Board Director with the Alberta Pain Society.

Education:

  • Master of Science (M.S.) – Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, cum laude, South Baylo University
  • Bachelor of Science (B.S.) – Holistic Science, South Baylo University
  • DIPL – Emergency Medical Technician (Paramedic), Augustana University

Accreditation:

  • Dipl.Ac, National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine
  • RAc, College of Acupuncture and Associates of Alberta
  • LAc, California Acupuncture Board
  • REMT-P, Alberta College of Paramedics
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Melanie Morrill (Registered Acupuncturist)

I believe in supporting people where they are in their journey by keeping the care in healthcare.

I use acupuncture, cupping, moxibustion, and other modalities to support health and wellbeing   because everyone is different and needs a unique treatment plan to return to balance. I focus on gentle acupuncture techniques whenever possible. Acupuncture is often profoundly relaxing and napping during treatments is common.

I have additional training in sport medicine, fertility, and gynecology/obstetrics because they are of special interest to me.  Studying anatomy, physiology, and biomedicine at the University of Alberta and acupuncture from Macewan University has helped me understand different healing modalities and their underlying mechanics.

Outside the clinic I can be found gardening, walking in the river valley, or relaxing at home with a cup of tea and my adorable cats.

Education:

  • Diploma of Acupuncture (Dipl.Ac) MacEwan University

Accreditation:

  • RAc, College of Acupuncture and Associates of Alberta
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Chauntelle McLennan (Certified Holistic Nutritional Consultant and Personal Fitness Trainer)

When it comes to fitness and nutrition balance is key. Whether you’re new to fitness and looking to shed those extra few pounds or a fitness junky looking for something new to push yourself to the next level, I can and would love to help you.

I am a C.H.N.C. for short. Otherwise known as a Certified Holistic Nutritional Consultant which I obtained from the Canadian School of Natural Nutrition. I am also a Personal Fitness Trainer and Certified Culinary Nutrition Expert. I make all of my food plans custom to your specific needs and goals. My passion is to help guide people to live the most active and healthy lifestyle as they possibly can.

My passion for health and fitness, coupled with my desire to help people live the best quality of life possible led me to becoming a certified personal trainer. I strongly believe in leading an active lifestyle, balancing all the compulsory components of wellness.   I have extensive experience leading group training sessions as well as personal home workouts.

Education:

  • CERT – Certified Holistic Nutritional Consultant
  • CERT – Personal Fitness Trainer, CanFitPro
  • CERT – Emergency Medical Responder (EMR), Emergency Services Academy

Accreditation:

  • C.H.N.C, Canadian School of Natural Nutrition
  • PTS, CanFitPro
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Our Support Staff

Jena Oberg Student Acupuncturist at Red Leaf Wellness

Jena Oberg (Clinic Administrator and Yoga Instructor)

Jena Oberg is an aspiring acupuncturist, currently in her last year of study at MacEwan University. She is a registered yoga instructor and has been teaching since 2015. She is a strong believer in the medicine of movement and living a balanced lifestyle. Her passion for health and wellness guided her to change careers after spending 5 years in the commercial construction industry as a commercial interior designer.

Education:

  • Diploma of Acupuncture (Dipl.Ac) MacEwan University
  • Bachelor of Health Science (BHSc) Thompson Rivers University (in progress)
  • DIPL – Diploma of Interior Design Technology, Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT)

Accreditation:

  • RYT-200, Yoga Alliance
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Daniel Lalonde Clinic Director

Daniel Lalonde (Clinic Director)

Healthcare and information management consultant with a strong clinical background. I support all aspects of clinical and business operations for Red Leaf Wellness overseeing marketing, information management, privacy, business development, outreach, and evaluating future growth.

Education:

  • Master of Business Administration (MBA) – University of Alberta
  • Bachelor of Arts (BA) – Dalhousie University
  • DIPL – Applied Information Technology, Information Technology Institute
  • DIPL – Emergency Medical Technician (Paramedic), Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT)
  • CERT – Firefighter Level I and II

Accreditation:

  • PMP, Project Management Institute
  • ITIL, Axelos Global Best Practice
  • Lean Greenbelt for Healthcare, Institute of Industrial Engineers
  • REMT-P, Alberta College of Paramedics
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