Our Wello Leadership Team

We’re building a legacy and innovating access to healthcare. Our team believes that the health of employees is critical to the success of a company, but also on a personal level. Healthy people do amazing things, and we’re committed to supporting the health of your teams and improving their lives at work and at home.

Executive Team

Vince Danielsen

Vince Danielsen

Chief Executive Officer

Vince has firsthand understanding of the difference that good care can make for someone. After a hard-won battle with cancer as a teenager, he went on to spend eight years as a Calgary Stampeders receiver, winning Grey Cup Championships in 1998 and 2001. Football showed him the value of growing strong teams, and he learned that people achieve amazing things when they work together.

After football, he turned to his true passion and became a health entrepreneur. The personal care he received as a cancer patient helped him understand just how important the nursing sector was to delivering a new level of care to Canadians. This was a big driver in his founding of our nurse practitioner service, Wello.

Vince is dedicated to delivering new models of innovation to healthcare. As the leader of INLIV (our parent company), he’s responsible for the cross-sharing of innovation learnings with executive teams, showing how innovation and technology can be adapted to an ever-changing workforce. Vince speaks nationally at healthcare and technology conferences. He has spoken at Telus Health (Toronto), Wello Health Lab (Calgary), and the Benefits and Pensions Monitor Conference (Toronto), amongst others.

He also spearheaded the development of iLab, which dedicates space, resources and funding to pilot innovative products and services that change the way Canadians access healthcare. The iLab was responsible for the 2017 launch of INLIV’s newest service, Wello, which provides virtual healthcare for employees across the country.

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Lori Casselman

President & Chief Revenue Officer

Lori is a dynamic and innovative business leader with over 20 years of leadership experience in the healthcare, group benefits, and technology domains. Lori has a wealth of expertise, previously holding a number of executive positions within Sun Life Financial, and served as Chief Health Officer at League.
Lori is passionate about the power of partnership and enabling strategic alignment between start-ups and global enterprise organizations. She also is on the advisory boards of Move the Dial and Tech for Sick Kids Hospital.
Gene Vollendorf

Gene Vollendorf

Executive Vice President Corporate Strategy & Chief Financial Officer

Gene is a Chartered Financial Analyst and earned his MBA from the University of Chicago. He began his career on Wall Street and has since built several successful companies in investment management, financial services and energy services industries. Prior to joining INLIV and Wello, he provided strategic financial services to entrepreneurs. Gene’s CFO role was expanded in November 2016 to include the position of Chief Data Officer where he oversees corporate business intelligence.

Maria Prairie

Chief Operating Officer

Maria is a results-oriented, innovative and entrepreneurial leader who thrives in dynamic and continually changing environments. Maria has over 25 years of progressive experience with complex service-based organizations across multiple industries: healthcare, customer experience, loyalty and telecommunications. Prior to joining Wello, Maria was the Division Head and Vice President, Horizon Occupational Health Solutions, the occupational health division of the Medisys Health Group. Throughout her career, Maria held various business lead, sales, marketing and operations roles with some of Canada’s most innovative brands: Medcan, VereQuest, LoyaltyOne and Unitel Communications (now Allstream).
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Dr. Wendy Smeltzer

Medical Director

Always up for a challenge, Dr. Wendy is a leader and an innovator. She advises and supports the Wello team, offering her medical knowledge and experience to ensure all clients receive safe, reliable medical care via Wello’s modern delivery platform.

A popular family physician in Calgary for years, Dr. Wendy is committed to the highest medical standards, serving in various roles at the Alberta College of Family Physicians and the provincial College of Physicians and Surgeons. Dr. Wendy also established Canada’s first registered medical spa and developed national safety and hygiene standards for the medical aesthetics industry.

Active in the Calgary community, Dr. Wendy can often be found singing with the Adult Recreational Choral Society in her spare time.

Michelle McNutt

Michelle McNutt

VP, People & Culture

Michelle has a Bachelor of Commerce in Marketing and HR yet most of her learning came from roles with Sobeys, Conroy Ross Partners, Suncor, MNP and owning her own consulting practice. Originally from Nova Scotia, she found her way to Calgary and fell in love. She is passionate about giving back, assisting with the Special Olympics through motionball and Marathon of Sport, Calgary Drop-In Centre and more.

Rahul Nirula

Chief Product Officer

Rahul has over 20 years leading product and development teams. He has been responsible for creating innovative products while aligning strategies and teams to exceed goals. He has helped scale products to millions of users across the globe.

Recently, Rahul has served as Chief Product Officer for recognized companies in multiple verticals such as Polar, ScribbleLive, Allocadia, and the Volaris Group.

His experience has primarily been with scaling product innovation, developing and executing product strategies, growing and mentoring world-class product organizations while accelerating visions with the ability to execute and integrate acquisitions.

Senior Leaders

Cary Bohnet

Director, Customer Success

Cary joined the INLIV team in 2016, and brought with him a background rooted in entrepreneurship within health-related businesses. His passion for business strategy and commitment to health lead him to start a number of successful ventures, including a personal training company, integrated wellness facility and a health and safety products distribution company. In 2020, Cary completed his Executive MBA at the University of Calgary with a focus on new venture development. Not one to sit still, Cary always has something on the go and participates in a variety of activities from hockey to multi-day mountain adventures.

Jennifer Chan

Vice President, Strategic Initiatives

Jennifer has over 15 years of experience as a results-oriented, strategic business leader, with a proven track record of helping companies scale-up into category leaders. Having worked at a number of start-ups and high growth tech companies, including League, Kobo, Bell Mobility and Yahoo, she’s gained extensive experience in building strategic partnerships, market development and launching new businesses globally. She holds a BComm from McGill University and an MBA from University of Notre Dame.

A few personal passions of Jennifer’s include almost anything out in nature, yoga and spending time with her family.

Sam Roworth

Director, Product Implementation

Sam is a data-driven decision-maker that champions those around him. He leverages his athletic career, as a member of Team Canada’s kayak team, experience in the tech industry, and his Masters of Management in Innovation and Entrepreneurship.

He takes pride in taking the time to fully understand problems to implement the best solution possible. As the Director of Product Implementation, his goals include creating better health outcomes for Canadians and increasing the accessibility of quality health care for all. In addition to his primary goals, he is responsible for getting new products from conception to launch across business functions. Sam is consistently recognized for his extraordinary commitment to excellence and his curiosity.

Randy Wetmore

Vice President, Sales

With nearly 15 years of professional sales experience, Randy Wetmore has sold everything from penny candies, industrial veneer processing equipment design and R&D, band performances, recruitment services, to multi-million-dollar testing services solutions. Randy’s longest tenure was with PQA Testing as a Senior VP of Sales, aiding to grow the companies revenues from 6M ARR to in excess of 17M while also launching an Indigenous Software Testing firm, PLATO. Leaving the world of professional software testing and Indigenous training, Randy has been focused on sales consulting for the past three years, guiding Western Canadian technology companies to develop scalable sales processes, leverage modern sales technologies, and build driven performance-based sales teams.
Sylvia Wetherup

Sylvia Whetherup

Strategic Partnerships Manager & Executive Assistant to the President & CEO

Sylvia joined the executive team in 2009 and has been central to the growth and development of several service offerings and innovative approaches to client care. Having previously served in several prominent hospitality roles, Sylvia’s expertise combines a passion for creating amazing experiences, service, with her ability to think outside the box.
Sylvia is a one-of-a-kind leader who radiates resourcefulness, professional will, and humility—and always with a smile on her face. Outside of Wello, Sylvia has a passion for adventure—from Ironman, to hiking, yoga and skiing with her family—she is the kind of person who will always say, “Yes!”.