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Gina Livy Headshot


Chief Weight Loss Guru/CEO

Gina knows the diet industry inside & out, having spent the past 30 years helping people reach their weight loss goals. She knows what works, what doesn't, and is here to cut through the bullshit.  The diet industry has failed people, forever promising quick fixes that never lead to sustainable weight loss. 

Her mission is to disrupt the whole damn thing, so look out peeps...healthy sustainable weight loss is finally here and here to stay! For more about Gina & her story visit the About Gina page.

Tony An Headshot


President and COO

Tony is the business behind the business. He is responsible for all the business activities of the company; the stuff too boring for Gina to want to think about.  After spending over 15+ years in a variety of corporate roles, including Product Development & most recently as a Senior Regional Manager at Amazon, Tony is here to build a company that will change the weight loss industry & help millions of people improve their health and happiness. Tony has an undergraduate degree in Biochemistry from McMaster University (which may finally come in handy) and an MBA from the Schulich School of Business in Marketing and Strategy.

Sonya Cholakov Headshot


Chief Of Staff To Gina

As Chief of Staff, Sonya brings more than 20 years of experience and strategic expertise in sales and administration to the WLBG team. In her current role, she will serve as advisor and counsel to Gina, providing direct support and helping to assist in executing projects and initiatives.   Prior to joining WLBG, Sonya has spent most of her career in Telecommunications, most recently as a strategic sales leader.  Born in Toronto where her parents emigrated from Greece and the Czech Republic, they both imbued her with four talents: hard work, resilience, studying, and an entrepreneurial spirit.

Kim Johnstone Headshot


Group Manager, Weight Loss Group

Having lost 50+ pounds herself, Kim started as a Vibe Ambassador in the Spring 2021 Group. In her role as Group  Manager for our main weight loss group, she is committed to using her experience with the program to help support and motivate our group members as they work towards their Finally and Forever weight loss goals. 

Odette Ropchan Headshot


Group Manager, Maintenance and Mindfulness Group

Odette originally joined the team as a Vibe Ambassador in September 2021 and is now leading our Maintenance and Mindfulness Group.  In this role, Odette will use her expertise and experience from the Program and as a nutritionist to help our members navigate through the maintenance journey.

Michelle Feifer Headshot


Learning & Training Manager

Michelle originally joined the team as a Vibe Ambassador during Spring 2021 and is now our Learning & Training Coordinator.  In this role, Michelle will combine her background as an educator and her passion for teaching to help train and develop our team members. 

Drew Dafoe Headshot


Digital Creative Director

Drew is an accomplished producer, writer and creator who, for the past decade, has a proven track record of developing and executing multi-faceted, award-winning TV and digital content for top broadcasters including CBC and CORUS Entertainment. Drew has also executed sales and branded content on an international scale with Disney, LEGO, Nintendo, NBA, and General Mills. Excited to join the WLBG team as the new Digital Creative Director, Drew is looking forward to helping all digital aspects of our incredible program reach new heights.

Ashley Ples Headshot


Social Media Manager

Ashley originally joined the team as a Vibe Ambassador in September 2021 and is now our Social Media Coordinator. With a love of social media, her Program knowledge and experience as a professional photographer, she brings her creativity to our social media channels. She is a Livy Loser at heart having lost 65 lbs herself following the The Livy Method and loves engaging with our community.

Maryse Saney Headshot


HR Manager

As Human Resources Manager, Maryse brings over 33 years experience in Management, Human Resources, Customer Service, Training, Consulting, Adult Education and as a Workshop Leader. As part of the WLBG team, Maryse hopes to utilize her experience and passion for this company to onboard and retain the most amazing and talented people for WLBG. Maryse holds two undergraduate degrees. A Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from York University and a Bachelor in Adult Education from Brock University. She is married for 34 years and has two amazing adult children.

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