Meet the Team

We are a holistic health clinic dedicated to helping people achieve optimal health and happiness.
Our goal is to make enhancing your wellness and beauty affordable, convenient and life changing.


Dr. Verna Mackey

Avenida Wellness was opened by Dr. Mackey in 1992 in Calgary after she had practiced in Saskatoon and Toronto. Dr. Mackey is an experienced health care professional with a wealth of knowledge and education. She is dedicated to patient care and is honoured to have the opportunity and the ability to help people regain or maintain optimal health.

Dr. Mackey started her health care career as a Registered Nurse in charge of a 40-bed acute care medical teaching unit in Regina at the tender age of 23. During that time she earned a degree in psychology at the University of Regina. She subsequently graduated from the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College in Toronto and did post-graduate work in Advanced Diagnostics and Clinical Procedures at the Physicians’ Academy in Dallas, Texas. Dr. Mackey’s commitment to healing has led her to train continuously in procedures and techniques to broaden her healing abilities.


Brandi Ellsworth

Brandi Ellsworth is a chiropractic assistant and laser therapist at Avenida Wellness.

Aaron Strashok

We are happy to Welcome Aaron Strashok to the team! Aaron Strashok graduated MaKami College Advanced Massage therapy program in 2021. Focused on mobility and functionality of the clients needs for there daily living activity. With techniques such as myofascial cupping and release, to deep tissue and relaxation massage. 

Aaron Strashok is also trained in Mechanical motion therapy to help give faster relief to the body and its daily functions. 

Andrea Gal
Andrea Gal

Andrea Gal is dedicated to restoring your body to optimum performance. She is adept at orthopaedic assessment, therapeutic massage, myofascial release, myofascial cupping, deep tissue massage, sports massage, and more. Andrea prides herself on effectively treating shoulder pain, shoulder injuries, neck pain, lower back pain, thoracic outlet syndrome, sciatic pain, plantar fasciitis, whiplash, and IT band friction syndrome.

Leanne Garrett

Leanne Garrett Has joined our clinical team. She brings with her a wealth of knowledge of nutraceuticals, especially the Vasayo Product line and weight management program.