The COACH Team

 

Jacqueline Gabelhouse, Team Leader

MSc, B.Sc. (Kin), ACSM  Certified Clinical Exercise Specialist, CSEP Certified Exercise Physiologist

Jacqueline Gabelhouse graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology from the University of Saskatchewan in 2000 and finished her Masters of Science in Health Promotion at UBCO in 2016. She worked at Saskatoon Field House where her passion for Cardiovascular Risk Factor Reduction began. 

She returned to the Okanagan shortly after, and in 2003, she attained her Exercise Specialist through the American College of Sports Medicine, the gold standard for Cardiac Rehab. She continues to work with the COACH team and enjoys encouraging clients to make small changes with big cardiovascular benefits.  She is a mother of two and plans to be a healthy role model not only to her children but to the community.

 

Selena Devries, Dietitian

Selena Devries is a registered dietitian at Healthbean Nutrition, Kelowna's only private practice clinic that offers direct billing to insurance companies. At Healthbean Nutrition, Selena helps busy individual make simple and realistic lifestyle changes that can be maintained for life. She offers many services such as meal planning, nutrition tours at grocery stores, and one to one consultations for many conditions such as cardiovascular.

You can follow and see more on:

Facebook: @celiacdietitian

Instagram: @celiac_dietitian

Website; www.healthbean.ca

 

 

Anne Pistawka, Health Educator

MRSc, BSc(PT) UBC, ACSM Certified Clinical Exercise Specialist, ACSM Exercise Physiologist

Anne has worked in a variety of clinical settings since graduating UBC Physical Therapy program in 1986 including spinal cord injury unit, ICU Vancouver General hospital, KGH hospital, and most recently at COACH for the past 8 years.  She has since earned her Exercise Specialist and Exercise Physiologist certification through the American College of Sports Medicine.  Her current responsibilities at COACH include teaching education sessions, supervising exercise sessions, & assisting in program planning and administration.  Promoting a healthy lifestyle for participants and families is a primary goal for her at COACH.

 

 

Jenn Taylor, Case Management

BHKIN, ACSM Certified Clinical Exercise Specialist, CSEP Certified Exercise Physiologist

Jenn Taylor graduated with a Bachelor of Human Kinetics from the University of British Columbia in 2003. Her passion for this area began during her practicum placement with the Healthy Heart Program at Vancouver General Hospital. Jenn began working with the COACH program in 2004, shortly after re-locating to Kelowna. She has since earned her Exercise Specialist certification through the American College of Sports Medicine. 
Jenn is a mother to two children, and believes in the importance of modelling a healthy lifestyle to her family, as well as the participants of COACH.

 

 

 

Jordelle Dupre, Referral Coordinator

ACSM & CSEP Registered Clinical Exercise Physiologist

ACSM Certified Clinical Exercise Specialist

BCAK Registered Kinesiologist

Jordelle Dupre graduated from the University of Victoria in 2003 with her Bachelors of Science degree in Kinesiology.  After joining the COACH team in 2003, she earned her clinical certifications through the American College of Sports Medicine.  Away from work, Jordelle can be found enjoying the outdoors with her family and two young children.

 

 

 

 

Shawna Cook, Exercise Specialist

 

B.A. (Athletic Therapy), ACSM Certified Clinical Exercise Specialist, CSEP Certified Personal Trainer  Trainer

 S Shawna Cook graduated from the athletic therapy program at the University of Winnipeg in 1999.  After spending some time working in physiotherapy and rehabilitation clinics, her passion began when she was introduced to cardiac rehabilitation at the Wellness Institute in Winnipeg in 2000.  After 8 years at the Wellness Institute, her husband and 3 children began an adventure which led them to New Zealand for 9 months and finally to Kelowna in 2009.  Shawna has attained  her ACSM certified clinical exercise specialist designation and is happy to be continuing her passion in cardiac rehab with the COACH program.    S

 

 

Michelle Ungaro, Office Administrator

MOA

Michelle Ungaro is our office administrator coming to us after 14 years as the Human Resources Administrator at the Kelowna Zellers. She joined the COACH team in March 2008 after completing her Medical Office Assistant training at Okanagan College.  She loves to pass on her enjoyment of the outdoors to her family and the participants at COACH. Michelle always has a story to tell about a recent skiing or camping trip. Her friendly smile and upbeat personality welcomes everyone!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Genevra Cavanaugh, Registered Social Worker

BSW, MA

Genevra Cavanaugh is a Registered Social Worker with over 20 years' experience in the field of health care and chronic disease self management. Genevra's role at C.O.A.C.H. is to help our clients with stress management and eliminating barriers to effective self-management of heart disease through group education, resource counselling, and one-to-onr support. Working with Genevra can help you with:

  • Building awareness of options and accessing resources;

  • Goal-setting, problem solving, and discovering new perspectives;

  • Using your own strengths to develop effective coping strategies.

To find out more about this service or to make an appointment, please speak with any C.O.A.C.H. staff member.

 


Cameron Bonell

BSc(Pharm) ACPR RPh, Clinical Pharmacist

Cameron graduated from the University of B.C. with a bachelors degree in Pharmaceutical Sciences in 1993. He completed an accredited residency in hospital pharmacy at Royal Columbian Hospital in New Westminster the following year - it was while working at Royal Columbian that Cameron developed a special interest in drug therapy for treating and preventing cardiovascular disease, his clinical areas of practice included the Coronary Care Unit and the Post Cardiac Surgery Intensive Care Unit. Cameron has served as the coordinator for the UBC Continuing Pharmacy Professional Development (continuing education) for the Central Okanagan region since 1995 and he has a passion for pharmacist, inter-professional and patient education. Cameron has served on the board of directors for COACH since its inception, he works in the community at Lakeside Medicine Centre Pharmacy in Kelowna

 COACH also works closely with Dieticians, Social Workers and Pharmacists, in order to offer you the most up-to-date counselling and education in these areas.

 
 
VOLUNTEER BOARD OF DIRECTORS
 
Dr. Kevin Pistawka, Cardiologist--Chair/ Medical Director
Dr. Steven Hodge, Cardiologst-- Chair/ Medical Director
Cameron Bonell, Pharmacist-- Asst. Chair
Roy Buckler, K.C.E.S. President-- Assoc. Director
Jennifer Charles, C.O.A.C.H. Admin Liaise-- Assoc. Director
Beatrice Kline, Cardiology Tech-- Assoc. Director
Dr. Michael Koss, General Practicioner-- Assoc. Director
Tracy Moench, RN, Cath Lab-- Assoc. Director
Micheal Eagen, Management Consultant-- Assoc. Director
Mark Thomson, Business Consultant-- Assoc. Director