Vykon Team

Meet our Team

Experts in Mineral Balance

Lisa Pitel-Killah


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


Katie Engel

Practitioner, RHN, HTMA-P

Hind Al Khulaifi


Tina Ketler


Kim Heintz


Gaby Udabor


Jenn Cameron

Practitioner support, hrhp, cnp, cd(dona)

Sue Tate

client support team, cnp, htma-p

ali sandhu


Grace Sylvester

web & multimedia

Tia Sabbagh

web & Digital content

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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 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.


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 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 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.


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.


Hind Al Khulaifi is a mother of 5 children who always had a high interest in learning about how the body and mind works. Passionate about serving her community, she held different positions in non-for profit entities, working in education and dedicating efforts towards family development initiatives. She recently gained her masters in Public Policy, aiming one day to positively impact policies related to creating resilient communities.

After having her 5th child, Hind noticed she did not regain her energy like her previous births. It was hard to get through the day and attend to the different responsibilities related to the family and work, two roles she loved very much. Society around her told her it was normal to reach the age of 30 and start to feel tired, especially as a working mother. With the strike of the pandemic in 2018, mental health struggles were also increasing around her. Doctors told her blood work was within range and she could be experiencing psychosomatic symptoms, but Hind was not convinced and continued to search for answers to her unexplained draining condition. She stumbled across the HTMA and tested herself to discover she was suffering from extreme adrenal burnout and copper toxicity. Intrigued at how accurately the HTMA was able to explain both her physical and mental symptoms, she studied to become a practitioner and has been supporting herself, her family and other clients to regain the power of their mind and body ever since. 


Tina is a Vykon Coach, an HTMA Practitioner and a Certified Functional Nutritional Therapy Practitioner. She was originally drawn to “Food as Medicine” because of her own health problems; severe gut issues, infertility, hypothyroidism, and countless chronic symptoms. Tina had such incredible results it sparked her passion to help others.  She is on a mission to educate clients to understand their bio-individuality, and how to best take care of their body through nutrition and lifestyle. 


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.


Gaby Udabor is a functional medicine health consultant, maternal and child health advocate, Family Nurse Practitioner, speaker, best-selling author, podcast host, and a mother of five. She helps individuals and their families incorporate holistic living successfully using different proven strategies to achieve optimal health. For over 17 years, Gaby has worked in a wide range of different healthcare settings from primary care clinics, nursing homes, and weight loss clinics.

Gaby’s approach and passion for functional medicine began because of her personal battle with on and off fatigue and gut health issues that lasted for almost a decade. After many visits to multiple providers, labs, prescription medications, and still not getting better, she decided things needed to change. 

Gaby’s mission is to help individuals who share similar health issues, heal from the inside out. She is determined to empower people not to give up and to know that there is still hope to reclaim and a way to optimize their health. Gaby takes the time to learn each individual uniqueness from their personal health history, and dig deep into what has or has not worked in the past and this she believes is a way true healing can begin.


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’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.


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.


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.


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.