MEET OUR TEAM

To reinforce our commitment to holistic and optimal health, each of our practitioners is trained as integrated peak performance consultants and licenced with their individual health disciplines.

Alvin Brown

BSc, D.O.M.P., RHN, Cert. ACP., NLP (Master Practitioner)

Shannon Wightman

PT, IPPC, Clinical Director

Joe Palumbo

RMT, Coordinator of Special Events

Sarah J. Palumbo

PT, IPPC, Clinical Director

Laura Bietola

RMT

Mohogany Brown

Registered Massage Therapist

Mandi Kendell

Student Therapist and Spiritual Mentor

Dr. Carmen Jweda

Doctor of Chiropractic

Tarjanee Sauhta

BPT, Physiotherapy

Angela Currie

FST, RYT, PTA and Meditation Guide

Amanda Hoefmans

Office Manager

Madison Naar

Marketing Specialist

Clinic Hours:

  • Monday 8:30am - 8:00pm
  • Tuesday 8:30am - 8:00pm
  • Wednesday 8:30am - 8:00pm
  • Thursday 8:30am - 8:00pm
  • Friday 8:30am - 5:00pm
  • Saturday 8:30am - 2:00pm
  • Sunday -Closed-

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Begin your journey to health and peak performance today.


Alvin Brown BSc, D.O.M.P., RHN, Cert. ACP., NLP (Master Practitioner)

Alvin is the CEO and founder of The Centre for Healing and Peak Performance (TCHPP), a multidisciplinary wellness and peak performance centre located in Pickering, Ontario, Canada. He is also the founder and CEO of the sought after Integrated Peak Performance Consulting (IPPC) certification program, a mind and body peak performance training system, getting elite performers to move from good to peak performance. Alvin is also a passionate international speaker and author of Journey to Personal Greatness, Mind, Body & Soul: A Blueprint for Life Balance & Self-Mastery.


Shannon Wightman PT, IPPC, Clinical Director

Shannon graduated with her doctorate in physical therapy from the University of Tennessee in 2008, after finishing her bachelor's degree in rehabilitation science with honours in 2006. Having practiced in an outpatient orthopaedic setting since 2008, Shannon has extensive experience with a variety of neuro-musculoskeletal disorders and post-operative patients. Guided by osteopathic principles, her approach to treatment is identifying the underlying cause of dysfunction and treating through a combination of manual therapy, therapeutic exercise and modalities. Shannon was promoted to clinical director at TCHPP in 2015.


Joe Palumbo RMT, Coordinator of Special Events

Joe has a focus on the treatment of chronic degenerative disorders and the rehabilitation and treatment of injuries pertaining to elite athletes, both professional and amateur. He graduated from the Sutherland-Chan School of Massage Therapy in 2000.  Since then, he has gained experience as a massage therapist working in various clinics.  Using a whole body approach (based on the "structure governs function" osteopathic principles), Joe seeks to find and treat the cause of the "dis-ease". Through the guidance within the Integrated Peak Performance program and Life Strategies Coaching, he has honed the integrated approach to his sessions. These modalities include: muscle energy therapy, craniosacral techniques, visceral manipulation and osteopathic assessments, among many others.


Sarah J. Palumbo NLP, EBRT, coach and therapist, CRP

Sarah is an integrated peak performance consultant, neuro-linguistic programming practitioner, Journey to Personal Greatness coach, speaker and energy brain re-patterning technique therapist at The Centre for Healing and Peak Performance.  Sarah's goal and passion is to help clients achieve optimal health in mind, body and soul in pursuit of their personal greatness through practice and in TCHPP's workshop – A Woman's Journey to Personal Greatness Program and Project. Her mottos: Gain greater clarity, strengthen your courage, commit to, and take massive action in pursuit of your goals.  Give yourself permission and allow your authentic self to surface and live your life to the fullest.


Laura Bietola RMT

Laura is a massage therapist who has graduated from the Canadian College of Massage and Hydrotherapy. She was a member of the Canadian national mountain bike team from 2009-2014 in the junior and under 23 age categories.  As an athlete herself, she has learned to appreciate and understand the importance of proper self-maintenance and recovery. As a cyclist, Laura frequently received manual therapy treatments and their direct health benefits and now wants to offer this service to other athletes and any clients interested in this essential treatment to help them stay healthy and balanced in their lives. Laura has a passion for learning and loves being challenged physically and mentally. She is excited to bring her new skills, high energy and athletic dedication to The Centre for Healing and Peak Performance.


Mohogany Brown Registered Massage Therapist

Mohogany is a recent graduate of Sutherland Chan School of Massage Therapy and a now Registered Massage Therapist. She has spent years admiring the work of many wellness workers around her and quickly grew an admiration for the human body. Not only is she a professionally trained dancer, but also a dance teacher here in the Durham region. Her knowledge for the human body and how it moves is continuously expanding in many ways. She is excited to bring her enthusiasm and love for life to the clinic and share her passion for wellness and the human body with all of her clients here at The Centre!


Dr. Carmen Jweda Chiropractic

Dr. Carmen Jweda obtained her Doctor of Chiropractic degree from the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College (CMCC) in Toronto and is an evidence-based practitioner. Dr. Carmen is certified in, and uses a variety of techniques in her treatment which include:

  • Chiropractic Adjustments
  • Acupuncture
  • Soft Tissue Therapy
  • Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization (IASTM)
  • RockTape®
  • Exercise Prescription
  • Activator®
  • Webster Technique
  • Mental Health First Aid Certified

She acknowledges that every individual is unique, and treatment is tailored to the specific needs and goals of the patient. On a personal note, Dr. Carmen comes from a big family, enjoys strength training and practicing yoga.


Tarjanee Sauhta BPT, Physiotherapy

After the completion of BPT program in 2001, I am interested in treating a wide range of musculoskeletal disorders with the help of manual based therapy, myofascial release, therapeutic exercise and therapeutic modalities. With over 15 years experience, I have worked with a broad range of areas, including; neurology, orthopedics, geriatrics, burns, and sports injuries. My passion is helping others to achieve a pain free lifestyle so that they can get back their optimal selves. I believe that when the mind and body function together, it helps create optimal health status and feeling of well-being.


Angela Currie FST, RYT, PTA and Meditation Guide

Angela is a Stretch to Win™ - Fascial Stretch Therapist whose passion is the holistic perspective of the human body. She is also a Physiotherapist Assistant who graduated from Sault College in 2018. Her love of connection guided her to getting her Yoga Teacher Training in Bali, Indonesia from the Santosha Yoga Institution in 2019. Her athletic background in figure skating, surfing, snowboarding, weight training and deep personal growth has made her dedicated about the relationship between mind, body and soul. Her life purpose is to liberate people from the stresses that life brings, through releasing the body, elevating awareness and help you learn tools that can be used through the stages of life.



Mandi Kendell Student Therapist and Spiritual Mentor

Mandi is a student therapist with a spiritual approach to Psychotherapy, currently working towards her Registered Psychotherapist designation with the CRPO. With a Master's degree in education, she has always had a passion for teaching and guiding others. In her therapy practice, Mandi's healing philosophy involves a holistic mind-body-spirit perspective. Some of her healing modalities aside from talk therapy include:

  • Sound Energetics & Frequency
  • Meeting the Inner Child
  • Mindfulness & Meditation
  • Transactional Analysis
  • Sub-Personality Work
  • Body Psychotherapy
  • Chakra Work & Emotional Chording
  • Connection to Higher Self
  • Gestalt Therapy & Psychodrama
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Mandi looks forward to guiding each and every client down their own intuitive path of emotional healing and wellness.


Madison Naar Marketing Specialist

Madison is the face and energy behind the marketing here at The Centre for Healing and Peak Performance. She started working with us as a marketing specialist in 2019 with the goal of attracting new clients through innovative and creative advertising, blogs and social media. Her work focuses on attracting people who want to achieve optimal health and peak performance through the many different facets of The Centre.


Amanda Hoefmans Office Manager

Amanda is the head receptionist here at The Centre for Healing and Peak Performance. She has been working here since 2019 and her connection with clients is one of a kind. She is usually the first person you will meet and see when you walk through the doors of our centre. Amanda helps you to understand the process of becoming a client and explaining all the services we provide.



Begin your journey to health and peak performance today.


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