After 10 years working at INLIV in the roles of practicing physician, Medical Director, Managing Director, and an amazing career in health care spanning 40 years, Dr. Wendy Smeltzer is retiring. We are so grateful for the contributions she has made at INLIV, including leading us through the pandemic years, building Wello across the country, and working with our shareholder Coril Holdings.

“Wendy’s amazing career has impacted so many areas of health care in Canada. We are so fortunate to have benefitted from her leadership at INLIV for the past 10 years in the roles of Physician, Medical Director, and Managing Director. Wendy showed us all what true servant leadership is in her care for all our clients and staff. Her ability to show empathy for people in their highest stressed times in life and work was a true inspiration and she had been a role model for all of us,” says Vince Danielsen, CEO at INLIV.

We are pleased to announce Dr. Ingemaud Gerber as the new Medical Director for INLIV.

Vince notes “we are excited to have Dr. Gerber take on the role of Medical Director at INLIV and continue our proud 44-year history of medical excellence in Calgary. Her extensive experience, high ethical standards combined with her value-based leadership is why we are so fortunate to have her in this key role. I wish Inge all the success on this well-deserved appointment.”  

It’s exciting, yet daunting to step into the role of Medical Director on the heels of someone like Dr. Wendy Smeltzer,” says Dr. Ingemaud Gerber. “Wendy leaves a legacy of practicing the best medicine possible, while guiding the team with such strength, consistency and compassion. I’ve learned so much from her about leadership and will strive to continue to be that resource for the INLIV team and our clients.”

“It’s time to focus on the future,” says Dr. Wendy Smeltzer. “The past two years have been an especially challenging time for health care, and I’m privileged to have been the steward through the pandemic. Dr. Gerber is perfectly poised to guide INLIV into the future, with her knowledge, skills and experience in all facets of INLIV. She has experience in family health, executive health, medical aesthetics, and she champions the culture of caring that INLIV is recognized for.”

Dr. Smeltzer’s steady hand at the helm of INLIV has always been comforting, especially during the past few pandemic years. She has led our organization heroically and with the highest ethics and standards of care, always keeping the safety and care of our clients and staff at the forefront of every decision.

Thank you to Dr. Smeltzer for inspiring amazing lives for all of us. Her legacy will live on at INLIV for years to come and we wish her a wonderful retirement with time to relax and enjoy life with friends, family, her children and grandchildren.


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