Erica Henderson and Melina Elliott have worked together for the last four years on a longitudinal research study at the University of Manitoba. Through their work, they identified an opportunity to fill a gap in the current health and wellness market, a body composition analysis service.
Erica is a certified x-ray technologist who has been working in the health care industry for the last 20 years. Erica is registered with the CAMRT and the MAMRT, as well as, certified in essentials of densitometry. Erica has also worked in the fitness industry for over 25 years, working as a fitness instructor and a trainer. Body Measure combines both of Erica’s passions; her love of fitness and health and wellness technology.
Melina has a Master of Science in Community Health. In her career, Melina has focused on working in the area of wellness among Canada’s older adults. In her work as a research coordinator, Melina saw firsthand the benefit for people having access to their body composition. Body Measure combines Melina’s love of research and helping others.
Erica and Melina are also certified through the World Obesity Federation as obesity management counselors.
Dr. Blair Henderson
Dr. Blair Henderson is Body Measure’s Facility Director. Dr. Henderson is a Board-Certified Radiologist. Post residency, Dr. Henderson completed additional training in gastrointestinal radiology at the University of Georgetown. Dr. Henderson was a lecturer in Radiology at the University of Manitoba for over ten years. He received his Radiology Leadership and Management Certificate in 2018. Dr. Henderson joined the Body Measure team in 2018. An avid gym goer, Dr. Henderson believes that understanding your body composition is key to achieving your best health.
Avi Brar, RD
Avi is a board certified Registered Dietitian that practices her craft within Manitoba as a member of the College of Dietitians of Manitoba. She began her journey at the University of Manitoba completing her Bachelor of Science Degree in Human Nutritional Sciences. After which she completed an accredited internship program with the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority. Avi is also a member of the national organization Dietitian's of Canada. Avi enjoys learning about the latest research in nutrition through various continuing education outlets and is currently pursuing certification in diabetes education and as an eating disorder specialist. Avi is passionate about the power food can have on mental and physical health and she works with her clients to help integrate healthy food choices that match their lifestyle, habits and cultural preferences.
Prior to working at Body Measure, I worked as a DEXA technician in a research setting. During this time, I developed a passion for working with people, and a strong interest in health and wellness. I’m excited to be applying these passions to my daily life, as a member of the Body Measure team. During my free time I love skating, hiking, and taking long walks with my dog.
Ali is a business student at the Université de Saint-Boniface majoring in actuarial mathematics. Working at Body Measure has given her the opportunity to learn so much about the workings of a small business. In her free time she likes to paint, take walks with her dog Tilou, and read!
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