Fraser River Delta

Elizabeth Thirsk

Elizabeth graduated from UBC with a BSc in Dietetics and has over 15 years experience as a Registered Dietitian. She currently works for the Fraser North Eating Disorders program, providing both group-based counselling and individual counselling to adult clients with anorexia nervosa or bulimia nervosa. She has a special interest in prevention and treatment of eating disorders in athletes and sports enthusiasts.

Alicia Bell

Alicia has attended multiple High School, Provincial, Canadian National, Canada Games and Canadian University levels in Track and field as an elite athlete. Alicia has a passion for health and fitness and has over 7 years of practical and educational experience in the track and field training and fitness industry.

Jamie Burr

Jamie completed his PhD at York University in Toronto ON. He has extensive experience working with elite athletes (NHL, Olympians) and fitness testing for physically demanding occupations such as corrections and structural fire fighting. Jamie's research focus is shared between elite athletics and the interaction between exercise and the risk of cardiovascular and metabolic disease.

Melissa LeBlanc

Originally from Montreal, Melissa has visited and lived in a number of cities from coast to coast and is proud to call Vancouver, BC her home, where she currently resides. Melissa works as a clinical dietitian at Richmond General Hospital where she specializes in inpatient care as well as outpatient education in the Healthy Heart Program. Melissa has a special interest in supporting individuals and families balancing busy lives and the challenges of eating well. She has counseled hundreds of individuals, helping them achieve their goals and find solutions to

Hana Holland

Hana Holland joins the integrated practitioner team within the Fortius Institute as a Registered Massage Therapist (RMT).  Hana completed the Registered Massage Therapist Program from West Coast College of Massage Therapy in 2009. She has experience working with general populations to developing and amateur athletes all the way to professional athletes. She has worked with the UBC Track & Field Team, BC Lions and she was also the therapist for the performers from Cirque du Soleil Amaluna in the winter of 2012, when the show was in Vancouver.