OPERATIONAL COMMITTEE CHAIRS
Lindsay Rothwell, RPh
I am a community pharmacist in Huntsville Ontario. I graduated from McMaster University in 2006 with a Bachelor of Science degree in pharmacology. Realizing I would prefer to work more closely with people, I entered pharmacy, and graduated from the University of Toronto in 2010. My first close encounter with cancer was through my aunt’s 10-year journey with metastatic breast cancer. Through this experience I learned the positive impact of self-care practices such as social engagement, meditation, The Healing Journey and physical activity on the lives of people living with cancer. Years later, my mother was diagnosed with breast cancer. As primary caregiver, I witnessed first-hand how overwhelming and isolating cancer can be for the patient, the caregiver and their family, navigating the complex treatment processes. I came to understand the significance and availability of strong community support, medical and non-medical. Personally and professionally, Lindsay is honoured to be involved with Enliven.
Deanna Lavigne, R.Kin
I am passionate about motivating, educating and supporting people to get moving physically for their overall health and wellbeing. I am a registered kinesiologist who has taken several post graduate courses in exercise oncology and I have lived in Muskoka for almost 20 years. I am so grateful for our environment and to be able to play outside on a daily basis either simply walking in the forest or through our beautiful town, biking or canoeing in the parks beyond, or swimming in our abundance of lakes. My husband Steve and I are recent empty nesters, with both our boys off at university, so I am looking forward to filling some time helping Enliven create, organize and support events for its members and our community beyond.