Team Bios

The expert team at International HealthCare Providers
Kelly Meloche

Kelly Meloche

President

Kelly is a renowned, energetic and goal driven professional with a reputation for pioneering successful cutting edge healthcare initiatives from the grass roots level. She continues traveling the globe examining health care systems.

Kelly executes a compassionate and hands on approach when building international patient programs with her hospital partners in order to confidently provide her clients with not only timely, but intelligent, health care solutions.

  • Consultant for “Ontario Growth Strategy – Understanding the Drivers of Choice & Preference for Canadian Patients”
  • Recognized as Canadian Medical Traveler Expert on Report On Business – Toronto Star and National Post.
  • Presenter/Speaker at International Conference Healthcare Globalization Summit – Miami
  • Presenter/Speaker at International Medical Tourism Conference & Exhibition – Toronto
  • Presenter/Speaker Mackinac Center for Public Policy – Michigan
  • Presenter at International Conference on Ethical Issues in Medical Tourism – Simon Fraser University – Vancouver
  • Expert witness for Canadian Constitutional Federation
  • Guest Speaker (CME credits) World Medical Tourism & Global Healthcare Congress 2013 Las Vegas and 2014 Washington, DC
  • Guest on “Healthcare Elsewhere” with John Cote pod cast March 2014
dr. Shane Kraft

dr. Shane Kraft

Director

Shane is a cumlaude, clinic honors graduate of the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College and has been in full time practice in Calgary since 1992. He has successfully completed the U.S.A. National Chiropractic Board Examinations I, II and III, the Canadian National Board Examinations, and the Provincial Examinations of Alberta, Ontario, and British Columbia.

He has given numerous presentations, including internationally, on Chiropractic Care. He has successfully completed the North America Academy of Impairment Rating Physicians program and the Acupuncture Foundation of Canada Institute Programs.

Shane is the founder and owner of Optimum Wellness Centres (multidisciplinary medical clinics), with over 27 locations in Alberta and Ontario. He has been a member of the global Entrepreneurs’ Organization and volunteered over 10 years on the review committee at the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College (CMCC). He is a guest speaker annually at CMCC on business building strategies in healthcare.

In 2008 he was honored as The Leader of Tomorrow in the health sector (Business in Calgary Awards). A true business strategist buying, building and/or selling over 35 businesses in industries such as: new home construction, medical tourism, commercial real estate, farming and ranching, restaurants, medical clinics, and art galleries.

Claudio Rodrigues

Claudio Rodrigues

Director

Claudio is a proven brand builder and a leading expert on loyalty and reward programs. He first earned his stripes at American Express, where he excelled at both consumer card marketing as well as retail and service establishment marketing, prior to being an integral member of the team that created and launched the Membership Rewards Loyalty Program – one of Canada’s first and most successful loyalty programs which subsequently went on to be rolled out around the world.

He was then recruited to AIR MILES (LoyaltyOne) to help with the launch and expansion of what was then a start up enterprise. He had much success there, over the next decade, helping to build one of Canada’s foremost consumer brands, in addition to consulting and training AIR MILES teams in the U.S. and Europe. In 2002 his entrepreneurial spirit led him to launch his own firm Retail Media Group. The company has grown to become a national marketing and media powerhouse.

Claudio holds an MBA from Queen’s University and a Bachelor of Science from the University of Alberta.

Denise Baril

Denise Baril

Marketing

Denise is the founder of Marketing Matters Canada, the Workplace Speaker Network (WSN), and Canadian distributor of COVIDEO (video marketing technology). DEnise’s innovative busines match making firm, WSN was listed in the top 500 companies in North America by Leadership Excellence, USA. Denise is a high-powered connector and relationship builder striking a 50 million dollar capital deal in 4 weeks. Denise’s ability to see inside organizations to find leaks and opportunity in business makes her style both strategic and hands on for action-oriented results.

Denise was a past board member (Marketing Director) for The International Executive Association, and is a current board member for Doors Open YYC. Denise is a visiting instructor at Southern Alberta Institute of Technology on Extreme Networking. Denise has also been a business instructor and business coach at MKS Learn (accounting firm serving start up business community in Alberta, Canada.

Denise is a collaborator in community getting active with non profit organizations and industry associations: Calgary Women in Energy, Inn From The Cold, Bowwest Community Resource Centre, Human Resources Institute of Alberta, Economic Development Association of Canada, Alberta Occupational Health Nurses Association, Students in Free Enterprise Canada, Faculty of Graduate Studies (University of Calgary), Doors Open YYC, and the Calgary Stampede.

David Nagy

David Nagy

Internet Marketing

David is an entrepreneur, strategist and internet marketing professional. He is well-versed in a wide spectrum of business and marketing disciplines, with core competencies in marketing, lead acquisition, digital strategy, business development, revenue generation and leadership. David has enjoyed success in the startup community as a Founding Partner of LiveOutThere.com, one of Canada’s fastest growing businesses-a profit HOT50 and Alberta Venture Fast Growth 50 Listed company.

David has also had the good fortune to work with some of the most compelling brands in the world in the healthcare, travel, manufacturing and technology verticals. His experience includes work for brands like Bayer, 3M, HBO Comedy, Virgin Mobile, Wendy’s, UJA-Federation of New York, Rocky Mountain Soap Company, General Motors and many others. David is also a Founder of KingsOfBeast.com, a luxury mens fashion retailer.

David is a Board member of Digital Alberta and speaks nationally on topics related to small business, Internet marketing, retail trends, strategies for growth and leadership.

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