Thea Chibuk MD, FRCPC, Associate Clinical Professor

Born and raised in Edmonton, Alberta, Dr. Chibuk completed her medical school and residency in Pediatrics at the University of Alberta.  She spent an extra year of training in Pediatric Emergency medicine. She enjoys working with both inpatients at the Stollery Children’s Hospital and outpatients at River Valley Pediatrics.

Outside of work, Dr. Chibuk is a loving mom to two young girls and one little boy who keep her very busy with soccer, swimming, girl guides and piano lessons.

Heather Leonard MD, FRCPC, Associate Clinical Professor

Born and raised in Paradise, Newfoundland, Dr. Leonard moved to Edmonton to complete her residency in Pediatrics and an extra year in Pediatric Nephrology as it was an area of interest for her. She initially worked solely at the Stollery Children’s Hospital but found she missed the follow-up and patient relationships developed with outpatient practice. She has finally settled with a part time inpatient practice and the remainder with her own outpatient practice at River Valley Pediatrics.

Outside of work, she is a busy mother of three loving, adventurous young girls who manage to keep her on her toes with music, swimming, reading, tantrums, colds, flus, infections sound familiar? ðŸ™‚

Lianna Kotyk, LPN

Lianna completed her practical nursing diploma in Edmonton in 2015. She is our clinic nurse and manager. She has been loving working in pediatrics at RVP since 2016.

In her time away from River Valley Pediatrics, Lianna enjoys being creative, such as drawing, painting and card making. She also is a lover of animals (she has 2 cute cats at home), pizza and coffee! Lianna loves spending time with her husband and family with lots of time playing with her adorable nieces!

Click on the link to see a video of Lianna starring in a TV commercial for the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta.  Lianna’s TV commercial.

Kaela McCulley

Kaela moved to Edmonton from Lethbridge in 2012 and graduated from the Hospital Unit Clerk program through Bow Valley College. Before joining the River Valley Pediatrics team, Kaela worked in a family practice office. She has much preferred working in pediatrics and can’t imagine working anywhere else! Outside of work, Kaela enjoys attending local music shows, cross stitching and crocheting. She always has a project on the go. Kaela has an especially soft spot for our newborn patients, so never hesitate to ask her to hold your baby as she will happily oblige!

Emily Snow

Emily graduated from Norquest College in December 2019 with her Hospital Unit Clerk Diploma. She moved to Edmonton in 2017 from Red Deer.

Emily took a temporary position at a Veterinary Clinic before coming to River Valley Pediatrics, which she really enjoyed as an animal lover! She loves spending time with her boyfriend and dog, Bear, watching her boyfriend’s hockey games, and cooking.