OUR PEOPLE

Asura and AdvantAGE believe that senior living is strengthened with the expertise of our team in combination with the personal knowledge of the resident, allowing for a seamless and consistent delivery of care and services. It is for this reason, that we selectively hire exceptional senior living professionals with specialized knowledge and multiple years of senior care experience. Our team is affiliated with some of the most highly regarded senior living and healthcare organizations in the country.

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Lyn Krutzfeldt, RN

President & Founder

Lyn Krutzfeldt is President & Founder of Asura Health Services and AdvantAGE Assist Group.  Lyn has over 30 years of leadership experience in Canada in seniors’ living, hospitality and health care to guide Asura and AdvantAGE in its expansion and leadership presence in the industry.

She has lead a succession of positions in the Seniors Living Industry from Director of Care, Director of Operations, Vice President and CEO. She has a strong depth of knowledge in the industry from planning and development, design and program planning, to administration and operations of Supportive Living, Assisted Living, Long Term Care and Home Care. Lyn is passionate in everything she does and is frequently recognized for her innovation in the Seniors Living Industry.

Lyn is a Board Member of the Alberta Continuing Care Association, chaired the Alzheimer Society of Alberta and NWT for 10 years and was a member of the Board of the Alzheimer Society of Canada for 6 years. She was awarded the Queens Jubilee Medal for her unwavering commitment to those affected by dementia.

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Dave Kastelic, CPA, CMA, ICD.D

Chief Financial Officer

Dave Kastelic is a highly experienced senior leader who is responsible for providing financial leadership including guidance for all financial processes, management reporting, cash flow management, risk management and strategic planning.

With more than 30 years executive and board director experience in private and public companies, Dave’s leadership roles have included business start-up, acquisition & integration of business units, business development, process improvement, accounting system conversions, public company reporting and compliance.

Dave’s leadership strengths include his ability to build high-performing management teams in line with corporate vision and values. He is best known for his positive and proactive approach to Leadership.

Melody

Melody Brackenbury, RN

Director of Clinical Quality & Education

Melody Brackenbury leads the clinical program at Asura and AdvantAGE. Melody is responsible for clinical quality and education as well as nursing leadership and mentorship programs. Throughout her career Melody has adopted a hands-on approach to supporting an exceptional nursing team that delivers the highest quality of care. Her diverse clinical background encompasses senior care, dementia care, critical care, cardiac sciences and general medicine.

Stacey Schaffer, CHPR

Director of Human Resources

Stacey Schaffer is a seasoned HR professional and is responsible for the development, delivery and management of effective human resources programs. She oversees a range of critical HR functions, from recruitment and retention to employee relations, development, communications and more.

She is a workforce champion who is committed to organizational excellence and the implementation of leading-edge people processes and succession planning. 

Ann

Dr. Ann Vaidya, MD

In-House Physician

Dr. Ann Vaidya is a born and raised Calgarian, completing degrees in Microbiology and Psychology prior to attending Medical School at the University of Calgary. Ann now specializes in Senior’s Care. Her practice is notable for her emphasis on forming relationships with patients, her belief that health and well being is more than just medical, and her comprehensive support as patients journey through the health care system. Ann received a national award for Early Career Medical Leadership, and is the youngest physician to receive an Alberta Medical Association Long Service Award.

OUR TEAM

Executive Directors
Physicians
Pharmacists
Clinical Educators
Registered Nurse Wellness Navigators
Registered Nurses
Licensed Practical Nurses
Care Aides
Recreation Therapists

                    Occupational Therapists                    Pastoral Care
Dementia Specialists
Companions
Dietitians
Housekeepers
Concierge
Human Resources & Payroll Experts
Risk Management Specialists       

Awards & Acclimations

  • Winner of the 2019 CLPNA Rita McGregor Excellence in Nursing Education Award
  • Winner of the 2017 ACCA Innovator of the Year Award of Excellence
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