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.

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 and 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).
Dr. Wendy Smeltzer

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.

Dan Graham

Dan Graham

Vice President of Software Development

Dan Graham is Wello’s Vice President, Software Development. Dan has a lengthy career in leading technology and development teams from a variety of industries, including healthcare in his most recent role with BioScript Solutions, a family of companies including BioScript Pharmacy, Coverdale Clinics, and NavieGo Programs, which together provide full-service support for patients on complex drug therapies. Dan leads the Wello technology team.
Michelle McNutt

Michelle McNutt

People & Culture Director

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.

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 thecompanies 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.

Randy is heavily involved in the technology communities both in Calgary and Vancouver, founding yvrSales, co-founding yvrTesting, and having served as an advisory board member of Agile Vancouver. If not seen leading multiple bands, Randy is passionate about spending time with his growing family in or outdoors, the mountains, via board, bike or foot, the ocean via board, boat, rod or scuba, sampling craft beer, or backpacking to new locals across the globe.