Administrative Staff

Karen Betts

Karen grew up in Oakville Ontario and completed her Bachelor of Science from the University of Western Ontario. She then went on to complete here B.Ed from Canisius College and taught in a primary classroom for 9 years before making the move to the Okanagan. After Karen arrived in Vernon she decided to make a career change and started working part-time for Meridian 15 years ago. She is now our full time Human Resources Manager. Karen has been vital in helping build Meridian up to the expanding company it is now. When she’s not liaising with our staff or working out an IT issue, Karen enjoys swimming, travelling, hiking, snowshoeing and spending time with her husband and two sons.

Bachelor of Science – University of Western Ontario

Jeremy Gavel

The dictionary defines superlative as: of the highest kind, quality, or order, surpassing all else, or others. Supreme. We define it as Jeremy Gavel. As a Controller, as an Admin Team leader, as a man. He is of the highest kind, quality, or order, surpassing all else, or others. Supreme.


Probably a businessy degree of some sort

Areas of Practice

Time sheet shaming

Financial stuff

Caitlyn Strange

Originally from Ontario, Caitlyn’s love of snowboarding brought her to BC permanently. As Meridian’s Administrative Assistant, Caitlyn ensures invoices are out on time and oversees the booking and co-ordination of Meridian’s Medical-Legal work. She also oversees the admin side of things for Meridian’s Pediatric Program. Caitlyn lives on an acreage with her boyfriend and their puppy and has hopes of starting up a small hobby farm. But before she graduates to live animals, she’s first seeing how well she does keeping a vegetable garden alive. Caitlyn’s capacity to care brought her to Meridian where she loves the staff, clients, and seeing people return to doing what they love!

Kristalena Jenkins

Coming Soon!

Nick Phillips

Nick does most of Meridians billing. He studies physics at UBC and gets high enough marks that he may actually make a career of it.

Joshua Phillips

Josh has a B.Sc. in Physics from UBC. Like most physics majors, his job has nothing to do with his degree. He is an editor, a rehab assistant, and the “website guy”.  Josh also runs writing workshops for new employees.  

Never loses

Always wins

Camilla Rose

Coming soon!

Tamara Stetzenko

Tamara grew up in Edmonton. She is a certified eyelash technician.

Tamara has always had a passion for the healthcare field, as well as a passion for beauty and wellness. She likes that she gets to work with people she admires while also getting the opportunity to run her own lashes business.