WHO WE ARE
Committed to Excellence
At Mimentra, we understand that change is not always easy. Since 2014, we’ve been helping organizations promote mental well-being. Our years of experience have taught us to always make your employees success our priority.
Our team of experts is ready to help you develop strategies for not only surviving, but thriving in the future. Give us a call today to set up your first consultation.
DEREK LUK, RN MN
After tragically losing a colleague to suicide, and seeing the recent suicides related to other helping professionals, Derek recognized the urgent need for accessible and affordable mental health support, and founded Mimentra in December 2014.
His graduate thesis focused on studying the effectiveness of an 8-week online mindfulness program to reduce burnout for healthcare professionals, and completed his Prosci Change Management Solution Certificate in 2019.
He completed his Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Facilitator Training by MBSR Ottawa founder, Dr. Steven Hicks, and Advanced Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy certification from the Centre for Mindfulness Studies.
Through his dedication in promoting mental well-being, Derek was a recipient of the Avenue Magazine's Top 40 Under 40 in 2018 and Educator of the Year from College and Association of Registered Nurses of Alberta.
DR. RACHAEL CROWDER
Director of Education and Training
Dr. Rachael Crowder’s was a assistant professor from the Faculty of Social Work at the University of Calgary. Her formal teacher training in mindfulness based interventions began in 2006 with the 7-day Professional Training in Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction in Mind-Body Medicine at the Omega Institute, Rhinebeck NY with Jon Kabat-Zinn and Saki Santorelli; followed shortly thereafter with the 5-day Professional Training in Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy with Zindel Segal and Susan Woods.
Her research interest include the role of mindfulness in building resilience and preventing burnout in social workers.
For more information about mindfulness, Dr. Crowder’s research and background can be found on her website www.presentmoment.ca