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Vykon Team

Lisa Pitel-Killah

FOUNDER, BCHHP (AADP), FDN-P, HTMAP

Alysen Clark

LAB HEAD, BSc., MSc.

Dr. Delphie Dugal-Tessier

HEAD RESEARCHER, BA, PhD

Libby McCalden

DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS

Kailan Clark

OPERATIONS MANAGER

Doraine Coates-Brown

BOOKKEEPER

Taya Morris

DIRECTOR OF SALES

Grace Sylvester

WEB AND MULTIMEDIA

Tia Sabbagh

WEB AND DIGITAL CONTENT

Ali Sandhu

CLIENT SUPPORT TEAM

Katie Engel

Practitioner support, rhn, htma-p

Jenn Cameron

Practitioner support, hrhp, cnp, cd(dona)

Sue Tate

CLIENT support, cnp, htma-p

Amber MacDonald

Practitioner, mrwp, ntp

Sophie Shepherd

PRACTITIONER, FDN-P, HTMA-E

Terra Vitiello

PRACTITIONER, fdn-p, HTMA-E

Leah Brueggemann

PRACTITIONER, FDN-P, HTMA-P

Vanessa O'Brien

Nutritional Therapist, Dip.NT NNA/FNTP

Kim Heintz

PRACTITIONER, fdn-p, htma-e

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Lisa

Lisa is Vykon’s Founder, a Hair Mineral Analysis Expert, Functional Diagnostic Practitioner and multi-time Kettlebell Sport World Champion.  Lisa is a health, wellness and fitness advocate.  She has poured all of her years of study into the Vykon Performance and Custom lines to bring revolutionary products to the masses for maximum health and performance. 

Alysen

Alysen is the Head of the Ottawa Lab.  She graduated top of her class, with honours, with a degree in Biological Sciences.  Alysen went on to complete a Masters in Cellular and Molecular Medicine, with a Dean’s award in 2012.  Prior to running the Ottawa facility, she worked as a senior research technician in a top research lab in Ottawa, studying the metabolism of stem cells.

Delphie

Dr. Delphie, PhD is the Head of Research at the Ottawa Lab. In 2008, she started working as a research assistant at the University of Ottawa Institute of Mental Health Research (IMHR). Most recently, Delphie completed her PhD in Neuroscience in the field of Neurogenesis and Mechanisms of Cellular Regeneration.

Libby

Libby is the Head of IT at Vykon.  She runs a successful business based on website design, integration, automation, and e-commerce.  Libby takes care of updating security, and our websites and she is the first line of defense if something IT-related is not functioning correctly.  She is an integral part of the Vykon team.  

Kailan

Kailan spent her youth on her family farm; from a young age she developed an interest in how the mental and physical wellness of animals can impact their bonding and performance. After improving the health of her equine companions, she has had some pivotal moments resulting in multiple national championship titles. Her inherent passion for health coupled with her degree in engineering has led her on this journey to help humans and animals alike realize the benefits of optimized health.  

Kailan’s goal is to enlighten others to the resources available, aid in resolving root cause of barriers and breakdown misconceptions surrounding poor behavioural patterns.

Doraine

Doraine emanated from a long line of business owners, where she worked and developed her strong mathematical and customer service skills from an early age. She graduated from college at the top of her class in 1995 with a diploma in Business Administration. She went on to work for the Government of Jamaica where she served as a school administrator for 12 years. Her main roles included accounting and finance.  

After coming to Canada, Doraine’s drive for compassionate care led her to become a medical receptionist where she diligently served for six years. She went on to become a franchise owner of a dry-cleaning business, while she simultaneously became a licenced financial advisor. Her love for numbers and problem-solving skills led her to pursue a Diploma in Business Accounting, where she recently graduated with honors.

 

Taya

Taya spent 24 years working in the world of prestige beauty, but when she realized that good quality topical products were only part of the solution, she decided to become a Certified Holistic Nutritionist. 

Taya is passionate about quality ingredients and sustainability. She believes that beauty comes from within but so does health. With so many people in her close family touched by cancer and auto-immune disease, she is determined to help more people realize that our daily choices are our best chance at a long and healthy life. 

Grace

Yielding over a decade of professionalism in design and entrepreneurship, Grace is in charge of the many multimedia projects at Vykon. With an Advanced Diploma in Graphic Design, her artistic eye and a flair for creativity brings a unique touch to every project she undertakes.

When she’s not working, Grace enjoys trying new recipes, watching movies and spending an afternoon in an art gallery.

Tia

A dedicated and skilled UI/UX designer with a strong background in Interactive Multimedia and Design, Tia currently holds the role of  Website Content Manager at Vykon. With a Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology and a passion for creating intuitive and visually appealing interfaces, she specializes in website development, ensuring that Vykon’s online presence remains engaging and user-friendly. Tia’s creativity stands out not only in her professional role, but also in her freelance web design projects, where she passionately expresses herself through innovative and visually appealing designs.

Ali

Ali Sandhu is an Ottawa native, born and raised. Working in family-owned businesses and restaurants from a young age cultivated his passion for service excellence and an entrepreneurial spirit.

Katie

Katie is a Holistic Nutritionist, Hair Tissue Mineral Analysis Practitioner, as well as Yoga and Meditation teacher.  She believes that you have the ability to drastically change your life with diet, lifestyle, and mindset. Her own mineral balancing journey provided the missing piece to her own health journey and now she wants to share that crucial component with others. Katie believes in the importance of the mind-body connection and affirms that you in fact hold the power and the key to your own healing, she’s just here to shine some light on it.

Katie has a special interest in mental health and how thoughts, environmental factors, and diet can all have a huge impact on the life you live.  She believes that each person is capable of creating the reality they desire and is on a mission to help others realize this as well.

Jenn

The path that led Jenn to holistic health was a tough one. She originally began looking for alternative health practices after the death of her parents in 2006 and a terrible car accident in 2007. It took almost a decade for her to pursue education as a holistic nutritionist, which led to further study as a Holistic Reproductive Health Practitioner and as a DONA certified birth doula. Her studies helped her to overcome her own reproductive health issues and now her focus is on helping couples to heal their reproductive health and conceive naturally.

 

Jenn’s original career path was as a Veterinary Technician working with animals for over a decade. She now enjoys agility with her dog, Joseph, and riding her horse, Nacho, in her spare time. With her background in both animal medicine and holistic health, Jenn feels right at home with the Vykon Team.

Sue

Sue’s background includes being a two sport athlete in University and a member of Ontario Field Hockey team. She completed her CIS eligibility in College for photojournalism following 25 years as a photojournalist. Supporting two daughters through competitive hockey, Sue discovered her passion for Holistic Nutrition and returned to study at the Institute of Holistic Nutrition, graduating with her Certified Nutrition Practitioner designation. She has a strong passion for supporting people through chronic stress.Sue enjoys time on the water, has her Level 1 SUP certification and recently started racing.

Amber

Amber is a functional nutritionist with a passion for root cause healing. Her own health history spurred her love for helping others on their journey, and finding the why behind common symptoms. HTMA is her favorite tool for gaining insight into the root causes of many health conditions and imbalances. She mentors in an HTMA course and her own practice, and loves to support other practitioners to enhance their client’s protocols.

Labs: GI MAP, DUTCH, OAT, HTMA, Blood, Genetics, Cyrex panels, food sensitivity, MycoTox. 

Sophie

Sophie Shepherd is the founder of SHE Talks Health & the creator of the SHE Talks Health Podcast. Sophie is a Functional Diagnostic Nutrition Practitioner and NLP Certified Life Coach who helps women transform their  thyroid health. Using a combination of root cause functional lab testing, transformational subconscious mindset reprogramming, and diet and lifestyle science, Sophie and her team, partner with you to create a holistic approach to bringing your body and mind back into balance. Her mission is to revolutionize the way women claim their health and slay old stories of being in sick bodies.

CERTIFICATIONS:
Institute for Integrative Nutrition Health Coach
Functional Diagnostic Nutrition Practitioner
Master Certified Neurolinguistics Practitioner
Certified HypnotherapistCertified Life Coach
Certified in Quantum Time Technique
Advanced Studies in women’s Hormonal health, Thyroid health and SIBO at The Integrative Women’s Health Institute, Functional Diagnostic Nutrition and The Institute for Integrative Nutrition. 

Labs:
GI MAP, ZOOMERS, HTMA, FUNCTIONAL BLOOD CHEM, MYCOTOXINS

 

Terra

As a dedicated Functional Fertility Practitioner and Certified Fertility Preparation Coach, Terra Vitiello has dedicated her career to helping couples grow their family naturally. As the creator of the Fertility-Ready Roadmap Program, author of the Before the Bump Supplement Guidebook, and founder of The Fertility Movement (TFM), Terra empowers couples to supercharge their health and fertility. At TFM, she tailors individualized programs for clients, leveraging targeted functional lab work to optimize their well-being, fertility, and the future vitality of their children.
Certificates:
B.Sc., FDNP, Certified Fertility Preparation Coach (Brighton Baby)
Labs:
HTMA, GI Map, Blood Chem, Semen Analysis, DUTCH

Leah

Leah Brueggemann is a Functional Diagnostic Practitioner. She primarily works with women on hormonal issues whether that is period problems or infertility. HTMA is a standard test for all of her clients because of the remarkable difference she noticed in her own health after utilizing HTMA. Vykon formulations have made it incredibly easy for her clients to be able implement protocols without the overwhelm! 

Vanessa

In 2016, Vanessa attained certification as a registered Naturopathic Nutritional Therapist in the UK. Initially practicing as a generalist, she later decided to focus on the peri+menopause niche in 2019, drawn by her personal experience in overcoming related symptoms. It was during this period that Vanessa encountered the transformative realm of Hair Tissue Mineral Analysis (HTMA) testing. Witnessing remarkable improvements in her own health, she dedicated herself to researching and training in HTMA interpretation. Vanessa’s entire practice now revolves around HTMA, with Vykon customs being her preferred choice of supplements.

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Kim

Kim is a Vykon Coach, HTMA Practitioner and Certified Functional Diagnostic Nutrition Practitioner. Kim has always been passionate about the health and wellness space and has applied her own education to optimize her performance as an endurance mountain bike athlete. Kim’s passions in the functional medicine space are focused on helping other athletes improve their performance in their sport and in women’s health.