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About Us

The ISHP Team is passionate about delivering results to a diversity of clients through science and technology.

The Institute of Science, Health and Performance emerged onto the healthcare landscape just two years ago, spurred by a collective recognition of the imperative to enhance healthcare through technology-driven, objective metrics.

 

Founded on the principle of fostering proactive and preventative healthcare solutions, ISHP represents a pioneering endeavor aimed at revolutionizing the healthcare industry.

 

With a steadfast commitment to leveraging technological advancements for the betterment of health outcomes, ISHP stands at the forefront of innovative healthcare solutions, ushering in a new era of personalized and data-driven care.

Our Team

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Charmaine Crooks

CEO, Chair, Advisory Board

Five Time Canadian Olympian, Olympic silver medalist (Athletics), Charmaine is a Member of the Order of Canada (C.M), entrepreneur, corporate director, strategist, community and sport advocate.

Over 25 years as a corporate director on several public, private and advisory boards of several start ups and major Canadian companies in the technology, health, finance, manufacturing and entertainment sectors.

Recognized community leader with a variety of local, national and international charitable organizations for over 30 years. Current volunteer board leadership roles include Canadian Olympic Foundation, Black Opportunity Fund, Canada Soccer, Canucks Autism Network and Big Sisters BC Lower Mainland.

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Dr. Lauren Karatanevski 

Founder, Vice President, COO, Board Member

Olympic-trained level springboard diver, Dr. Lauren Karatanevski has a multifaceted background that encompasses achievements in athletics, academics, and healthcare. As alumni of University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill, she graduated with a degree in Exercise and Sports Science and Chemistry.

Driven by a passion for optimizing human performance and well-being, Lauren pursued post-graduate studies at the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College. She is the co-founder of Back in Action Health Clinic, a multidisciplinary hub that specializes in neurological, concussion and musculoskeletal rehabilitation.

She also founded the Institute of Sport and High Performance, aiming to help shape the landscape of healthcare, in proactive and preventative healthcare solutions in physical fitness, injury resilience and health promotion.

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Christopher Fetter

CPA, CFO, Advisory Board

Christopher is a CPA with a multidisciplinary background in corporate finance and public accounting.

 

Over his 10+ year career to date, he has developed a specialization in working with SMEs and high-growth startup businesses. Christopher has successfully grown and scaled businesses alongside talented founders and has extensive experience in accounting and finance. He oversees the financial growth initiatives as well as day to day financial management of the Company.

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Dr. Scott Christie

Chief Science & Medical Officer, Board Member

Over the past 30 years, Dr. Scott Christie has functioned in a variety of roles in areas of Chiropractor, Sport Scientist, Coach, Certified Kinesiologist, Personal Trainer, Teacher, published researcher, and Athlete.

 

Prior to becoming a Chiropractor, Dr. Christie graduated Summa Cum Laude from McMaster University with an Honours Bachelor of Science Kinesiology degree.  He then completed his Chiropractic degree, graduating Cum Laude from the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College.  

 

He is regarded internationally as the leading expert in perfecting strength and conditioning program designs for competitive World-class Cheerleaders and is the co-founder of the Back in Action Health Clinic.

 

Scott is the Chief Science Officer for the Institute of Sport and High Performance (ISHP), helping to drive research, technology advancements and scientific endeavors. With expertise in optimizing health and athletic performance, he is at the forefront of developing cutting-edge strategies and methodologies for ISHP.  His commitment to advancing the field of sports science contributes significantly to the understanding and enhancement of human performance.

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Brianne Kocken

Director of Business Development, Board Member

Brianne is a seasoned entrepreneur with a diverse skill set, specializing in sports,

leadership and business development. With over two decades of experience in high level

cheerleading, she is a 2-time World Cheerleading Championship participant and a multi-

national championship title winner. 

Drawing from her extensive background in sport, Brianne has leveraged her passion

and expertise to found and lead several ventures, including Cheer District Corp.,

CheerCore Inc.

Whether she's  actively engaged in training athletes in the gym or collaborating with her

team at ISHP, Brianne is dedicated to fostering growth and support within her

community.

 

Her commitment to excellence and her ability to inspire others make her a

valuable asset in any endeavor she undertakes.

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Briana Wilson

Director of Partnerships, Sport Science & Lead Performance Consultant 

Briana is a recognized leader with over 6 years of experience in utilizing cutting-edge technology to optimize human performance.

A former Varsity Rugby Player at Laurier University, coupled with a distinguished bachelor’s degree in Biology, Minors in Kinesiology and Psychology, and certifications as a Sport & Fitness Nutrition Specialist and Fitness Instructing, specializing in Health Science and High Performance. She currently plays pivotal roles in directing partnerships, high performance data analysis, client consulting, sales and management with ISHP. Briana brings a wealth of skills, experiences and passion to the team by staying at the forefront of advancements in technology and the latest research in fitness, movement health, metabolic health, and nutrition.

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Telfer Hanson

Board Member

Telfer is a highly experienced and knowledgeable individual in the health tech and startup space.

 

Currently, Telfer is an Executive Chairman of Bio Conscious Technologies Inc., a company focused on using the power of algorithms to change the way we understand and manage chronic conditions.

 

Over the last 25 years, Telfer has held many leadership positions in corporate financing and investment banking, as well as in senior roles with Mimi's Rock Corp, Breathe BioMedical and BioConscious Technologies.

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