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Meet the team

Dr. Daniela Steyn, M.D.

Founder and CEO of Wellness MD

Dr. Steyn completed her Medical Training in South Africa where she practiced as a Medical Doctor before immigrating to Canada. She has obtained further training at the College of Family Physicians in Canada, the American Board of Lifestyle Medicine and Harvard University.

Dr. Steyn is an Associate Professor at McMaster University, she is a Hospitalist Doctor on staff at the Oakville Hospital.

Dr. Daniela Steyn is married with three young children. She is a marathon runner and triathlon athlete.

Her mission is to inspire and enable a generation to live their best possible life with optimal health, preventing disease through healthy lifestyle choices and using food as medicine to support longevity, energy, mental clarity, happiness, and wellbeing.

With first-hand experience with the profound impact nutrition and lifestyle have on the lives of her patients, she has made it her mission to inform and educate people to avoid illness, heal from disease and improve longevity with lifestyle whole foods and latest scientific discoveries.

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Dr. Ashley White

MD MPH CCFP-EM Diplomate of the American Board of Obesity Medicine

Dr. Ashley White is an obesity medicine specialist who uses a unique arsenal of tools to support her patients as they lose weight for the last time. In The Shift, she and her team compassionately explore an intensive custom approach for each patient.


She has developed a novel behavioural approach that works with weight loss medications, specialized testing and therapeutic food planning. Dr. White has additional training in coaching, clinical hypnosis, addiction and therapy that she brings to her specialized work in The Shift.

Gerda Venter

Director of Education and Clinic Manager

Gerda Venter is a dedicated educator who is passionate about helping clients achieve optimal wellness of body, mind, and soul. Gerda’s role at Wellness MD is to provide health and wellness education to clients, enabling them to live their lives to the fullest. 
Gerda is an integral part of the Wellness MD team as she also oversees all the day-to-day operations at our Wellness MD clinic in Oakville, Ontario.

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Taylor Osbaldeston

Registered Holistic Nutritionist, Certified Brain Health Coach, and Meditation and Mindfulness Teacher.

Taylor is dedicated to simplifying the path of lifestyle change, equipping individuals with personalized tools and resources to achieve their goals. Her mission is to empower clients by enhancing self-determination and fostering a healthy relationship with food for lifelong growth. Through skillful guidance and leveraging individual strengths, Taylor aims to shift clients to a higher level of health and well-being.

Cecilia Lanier

Health Coach

Cecilia Lanier is a certified health and wellness coach who helps you achieve your health and wellness goals through personalized and supportive coaching. She is a national board-certified health and wellness coach.
At Wellness MD, Cecilia offers one-on-one virtual coaching sessions that are tailored to your specific needs and preferences. She will help you identify and clarify your vision, values, and goals, and create a realistic and achievable action plan. She will also help you overcome obstacles, enhance motivation, and celebrate successes. 

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Bonnie Flemmington


Bonnie Flemmington is a certified nutritionist who helps you improve your health and wellness through personalized and guided nutrition plans. Bonnie has over 15 years of experience in helping people reduce inflammation and gain energy without feeling deprived or spending hours in the kitchen.


At Wellness MD, Bonnie offers individual coaching sessions that are tailored to your specific needs and goals. She will help you understand the role of nutrition in your health and well-being, and how to make informed and balanced food choices that suit your lifestyle and preferences.

Erika Botha

Relationship Counselor

Erika Botha is a certified relationship coach who helps individuals and couples improve their communication, intimacy, and satisfaction in their relationships. She is Christian marriage counselor, communication specialist, author, and international speaker.
At Wellness MD, Erika offers personalized and confidential coaching sessions that are tailored to your specific needs and goals. She will help you identify and overcome the challenges and issues that are affecting your relationship, such as trust, conflict, infidelity, compatibility, and more.

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Gina Alfieri

Certified Nutritional Practitioner

Gina specializes in gut health, hormones and metabolic conditions. She uses a holistic approach to help people rebalance their gut microflora, correct digestion and improve hormonal imbalances to help manage their weight.


Her own health journey, complete with its challenges, has led her to want to help others in their own health journey, seeking to address the root cause rather than treating symptoms.


She attended University at Buffalo’s School of Nursing and went on to work in various aspects of healthcare, including a cardiology & pulmonary clinic, and then later managing a busy physiotherapy clinic. She later attended the Institute of Holistic Nutrition, where she trained to become a Certified Nutritional Practitioner, obtaining an Honours Diploma in Applied Holistic Nutrition.


As a wife, mom of 4, community volunteer and friend, she desires to live a thriving life while partnering with others to feel their best, teaching them how to regain control of their overall health and well-being.

Farah Jamani

Integrative Pharmacist, Functional Medicine/

Mindset Coach; Founder of the Reset Rx

Farah is an Integrative Pharmacist, Functional Medicine Health and Life Coach, and a certified Strategic Intervention Life Coach. She has extensive experience in corporate pharmacy and has seen patients struggle with more and more medications without feeling well.


Farah believes that there is a better way to achieve transformation, and she is on a mission to educate and empower women to discover the root cause of their imbalances. Her approach is holistic, and she focuses on mindset, nutrition, and functional medicine to help her clients achieve optimal health and wellness.



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