Meet The Team

Leaders, Innovators, and Health Partners

With over 75 years of health system leadership and innovation experience, Yāna Motion Lab™ leadership is changing the landscape of motion health by offering a new level of detail for individuals, their clinicians and health and wellness support teams to ensure healthy movement.

Yāna Motion Lab™ is a company with a vision to provide every person access to their unique musculoskeletal signature to support motion health and wellness throughout their life. Remember, we don’t stop moving because we get old; we get old because we stop moving.

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Pat Hamilton
CEO

Pat has extensive experience in the telecommunications, GPS, remote health, and data analytics sectors. Having founded and led several start-up technology companies, Pat brings a strong background in assembling and developing teams that can deliver on the design, operations, and business development aspects of product and services commercialization. Pat will lead Yāna in defining and delivering this first of a kind innovative motion assessment service to the Canadian marketplace. He is based in Calgary and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of British Columbia.

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Dr. Drew Digney
Co-Founder and Chief Innovation Officer
Drew is a practicing medical doctor with a focus on emergency medicine. As a medical executive, Drew has led improvements in healthcare service through the delivery of improved efficiencies and introduction of technology advancements. Drew will leverage his strong communication skills, collaborative vision and medical knowledge to promote yāna’s services and educate the marketplace on the value and importance of motion health. He is based in Nanaimo and holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Queens University and a Medical degree from the University of British Columbia.
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Dr. Taj Baidwan

Co-Founder and President

Taj is a healthcare leader, physician, and educator. Prior to practicing as a physician in BC, Taj had extensive experience serving as a military medical officer in the UK. Taj continues to practice as a family physician in both clinical and hospital settings. Taj will continue to provide yāna with executive leadership, strategic planning, key account networking and education of motion health based quality of life. He is based in Vancouver and holds an undergraduate degree from Imperial College, University of London and studied Medicine at St. George’s Hospital Medical School, University of London.
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Leanne Armstrong
CFO

Leanne is a detailed, results-driven senior CFO with 20 plus years of experience in the Apparel, Service, Property Management, Telecommunication, Retail and Public industries. She is an excellent communicator who works effectively with team members and other stakeholders and understands the fast-paced dynamic environment of early stage companies. Leanne brings to yāna, detailed fiscal planning, financing and corporate acumen and proven experience in delivering retail services. She is based in Vancouver and received her CPA,CA designation in 1991 from the Institute of Chartered Accountants.
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Catherine Grant
Director of Sales and Business Development

Catherine is a sales professional with extensive experience in the pharmaceutical, dental, and biologics sectors. She comes to Yāna to build the sales organization, referral networks, market partnership and further establish the Yāna brand and reputation. Catherine brings leadership in building a culture of commitment, execution, excellence, and passion for delivering a service that has a positive effect to societal health. She is based in Vancouver and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Carleton University.

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Suzanne Fox
Chief Operating Officer

Suzanne is a healthcare executive, leader and consultant. Suzanne is a proven strategic thinker, facilitator, mentor and implementer. She is recognized for her ability to build organized and vibrant environments that people can get behind. Suzanne will lead yāna’s operations by building high performing teams, a positive and professional environment with a culture of wellness and motion health for both staff and clients. She is based in Nanaimo and holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing, Critical Care Specialty Certificate and Master of Science of Nursing. She is also currently completing a Canadian Health Executive Certificate through the Canadian College of Health Leaders.
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Joe Kitson
Director of Assessments

Joe is a physiotherapist with a passionate interest in the development and advancement of biomechanics solutions. He has clinical experience working with athletes in the areas of acute and rehabilitative services. Joe is responsible for working with yāna’s technology partners and is a primary lead in the yāna assessment design. Joe’s calm and professional conduct establishes a standard of execution within yāna’s culture. He is based in Vancouver and holds a Bachelor of Science degree (Physiotherapy) from the University of Hertfordshire and is currently pursuing a Master of Science degree (Motion Analysis) from The University of Dundee.

Dr. Doug Hamilton
Director of Research & Development

Doug has a specialization in Internal Medicine and is both practicing and conducting research in the field of Chronic Disease Management. As a former flight surgeon for NASA, Doug also continues to consult with NASA and the Canadian Space Advisory Board. Having a combination of engineering and medical expertise, Doug leads Yāna’s ongoing research into motion measurement and analysis. Doug brings to yāna extensive acumen combined with compassion for helping people regain or retain a healthy quality of life. He is based in Calgary and completed a B.Sc. and MSc. in Electrical Engineering at the University of Alberta before receiving his M.D. and Ph.D. in Cardiovascular Physiology at the University of Calgary.