Insight’s Management Team

Dr. Cory Hrushka, Chief Executive Officer

As a psychologist, I specialize in couples and sex therapy related issues and assessment services (primarily looking at parenting psychological assessments, custody and access assessments and forensic components). I also supervise many of the professionals here at Insight. This includes supervision of the Master’s level practicum student therapists, provisional psychologists as well as consulting with the registered and senior psychologists. This comprises the majority of my work. I also work with the Management Team to support, develop, and investigate new projects that are up and coming, provide content for projects, and address inquiries regarding our services. Occasionally, I am asked by media to comment or provide support on current topics or to do presentations in the community.

Insight is very important to me – it’s my life’s work and I am particularly proud of the current family-oriented sense of community that the Insight team has grown into over the last few years. The breadth and quality of services we offer is unique to Insight. It was great to be recognized by Canadian Business as one of Canada’s fastest growing companies in 2018.

To see Cory’s detailed profile, click here.

 

Dr. Hendriatta Wong, Managing Partner

At Insight, I support the Chief Executive Officer in providing strategic and operational leadership to Insight. I lead Insight’s strategy, operational, and business development as well as the creation of a work environment that is conducive to high personnel and organizational performances. I also develop and optimize strategic linkages and partnerships with targeted organizations, community groups, and other relevant entities to advance Insight’s mission and vision.

I have extensive management experience, with over 20 years of those in senior leadership roles in the human services, healthcare, and post-secondary education sectors. Prior to my current role as Managing Partner of Insight Psychological and Insight Corporate Care, I have held the posts of Chief Operating Officer, Executive Director, Senior Director/Lead Officer Of Human Resources as well as Academic Program Director and Assistant Dean of Professional and Continuing Education. Throughout this time, I provided strategic leadership in operations, program and enterprise development as well as human resources management to organizations with up to 1000 employees.

The are many aspects of my work here at Insight that brings me pride, particularly our on-going effort and ability to:

  • Provide high quality psychological services to clients across communities, be they in remote or urban areas.
  • Be innovative and pro-active in the advancement of our technology, knowledge, people and material resources so that we can continually improve client care, enhance client experience, and strengthen therapy outcomes.
  • Engage and support our community in multiple ways.
  • Be inclusive, ethical, and honorable in the way that we operate and in the manner which we treat our stakeholders.

To see Hendriatta’s detailed profile, click here.

 

Cindy Gaffney, Senior Clinical Advisor

I have been a Registered Psychologist since 2009, working in several different settings which include the school system, the Cross Cancer Institute as well as private practice. My experience includes working with families, couples, and both individual adults and children. I am a psychologist here at Insight as well as the Senior Clinical Advisor.

In the role of Senior Clinical Advisor, I assist the Chief Executive Officer/Clinical Director in leading the development and maintenance of Insight’s clinical personnel and operation. I also provide strategic and administrative input to Insight’s leadership team and work collaboratively with my management colleagues to foster a work environment and culture that is conducive to high personal and organizational performance. I pride myself in caring about the people I work for and with and their wellbeing.

 

Anna Khlgatian, Director of Operations

At Insight, I ensure that our clients receive the highest calibre of service when in our care by continuously focusing on improvements and innovations to assist our daily operations as the Director of Operations.

Prior to joining the Insight team, I was a part of the leadership team of the top hotels in the region and was able to be part of the evolution of the hospitality industry within Edmonton. Prior to becoming a leader, I followed my passion for luxury hotel management by pursuing my studies in Switzerland and graduating from an institution that has been recognized as top six worldwide for hospitality management. This experience also allowed me to pursue the highest honour for Hotel Concierges and earning my Les Clefs d’Or keys which signify one’s highest level of commitment to hospitality and service excellence.

As part of Insight’s leadership team, I look to support, empower and elevate the level of service, seamlessness and the best outcomes for our clients and team members. I look forward to being part of the growth, evolution and development of the team and serving many more communities in the future.

 

Ronald Carver, Director of Clinician Engagement

I joined the Insight Psychological team in May 2020 as a therapist but my previous experience and genuine passion towards people made me the right fit as Insight’s Director of Clinician Engagement.  I bring with me an abundance of knowledge not only in leadership but mentoring.  I am a certified career coach, a former officer in the air force, and successful entrepreneur.

My experience in dispute resolution, industrial /organizational psychology, and psychometrics all add to my overall leadership style.  My fervor is contagious with my upbeat “silver lining approach” to life and I am rarely seen without a smile.  My zest for life is paralleled only by his compassion towards others.

 

Dr. Robert Roughley, Associate Director of Clinician Engagement

I have been working in the area of mental health and wellness for the past 15 years. My work has included clinical practice, research, and teaching. I have taught for several Canadian Universities and was the Director of Graduate Programs in Counselling for a Canadian University for over eight years. I am published in the areas of human sexuality and inclusive counselling practice. My clinical experience has taken place in numerous settings, including community-based mental health services, university wellness centers, and forensic settings. I completed my PhD in Counselling Psychology in 2014 through the University of Calgary (CPA-Accredited). As part of my graduate program, I completed a PhD Internship with the Correctional Services of Canada.

As the Associate Director of Clinician Engagement, I look forward to helping lead the execution of Insight’s therapist and practicum student engagement strategies to help Insight achieve its aim of being the most trusted and sought-after psychological care provider as well as clinician development centre in every single community it serves.”

 

Julia Donnelly, Project and Marketing Manager

I graduated from NAIT’s Bachelor of Business Administration program in 2020 and since then I have been a part of the Insight team as the Project and Marketing Manager. I organize and execute our projects, oversee our marketing initiatives and strategic direction while also supporting the delivery of Insight’s business development activities. Prior to joining Insight Psychological, I worked in training and development as well as customer service. During my time at NAIT, I played four years on the Women’s Volleyball team, was a multi-scholarship recipient with top academic achievement, as well as a student leader and member of NAIT’s Student-Athlete Council. I have many years of personal experience in supporting others with mental health issues and was a strong advocate for student-athletes’ mental wellness while on the Student-Athlete Council at NAIT.

I will also be completing my Masters of Business Administration through Queen’s University in 2023. I am pleased to bring the valuable skills that I’ve gained in time management, leadership, communication, and problem-solving as well as my creativity and resourcefulness to my role as I work with my colleagues to materialize key initiatives that could improve the quality, options, and access of care for those with mental, relational, and cognitive health issues.

 

Emma Ma, Calgary Service Centre Manager

As the operational and business development manager at our Calgary branch, I support business leaders in developing a psychologically safe working environment for their teams. I personally believe that all individuals should have access to mental health support to guide them in finding joy and purpose in their lives.

Before joining the Insight team, I had roles in logistics and sales in both local and multinational businesses. In these roles I supported many clients, businesses and my own team of employees. Therefore I understand the challenges of balancing leadership goals with employee mental health.

I graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics but also love art. I can appreciate the importance of balancing both practical necessity and passion in life. I believe that it is important for both individuals and businesses alike to be able to support themselves and meet their goals, but also have joy in their lives.

I look forward to supporting our own team as well as other businesses in promoting workplace mental health to improve both their employee culture as well as meet their strategic objectives. I am fluent in English, Mandarin and Cantonese and can assist you in all three languages.

 

Christy Sandmaier, Assistant Manager of Client Care and Operations

I assist the Director of Operations in maintaining effective administrative and client services in addition to help coordinating Human Resources Management.

Prior to my employment with Insight Psychological, I had the opportunity to stay at home with my two children as well as run a day home. During this time, I also did a lot of volunteer work in the school my children attended, as well as sporting organizations in which my children were involved.   Prior to staying home, I worked as a Legal Secretary for 12 years wherein I was in charge of the Wills and Estates and the Dependent Adult department.

Before working at Insight Psychological, I was unaware of the many positive impacts psychology and counselling can have on people and their day to day lives. I enjoy seeing clients, young and old, leave the office in a much better mindset than when they first entered. The clients, staff, and therapists make it an enjoyable place of employment and I am happy to be part of the team and excited to see where the future takes us.