Advisor, Faculty

Nathaniel Reddy

Founder & CEO at Sapiens
Western Cape, South Africa

Nathaniel Reddy is a South African Entrepreneur, Software Engineer, and Technologist.

He is the founder and chief executive officer of the South African- and Polish-based software company, Sapiens.

Founded in 2016, Sapiens has helped over 400 businesses across the globe and has been a trusted technology partner to notable large multinational businesses and public companies.

Mr. Reddy advises organisations with an experienced marketing and technological background to help achieve growth at scale through digital transformation.

Business, Digital Transformation, Leadership, Software Development

Mr. Loren Brink

CEO at HealthPointe Solutions
Texas, United States

Loren Brink has demonstrated exceptional leadership and management skills over the course of his career. Early in his career, he spent five years at Abbott Northwestern Hospital where he developed and ran the Minneapolis Heart Institute Cardiac Rehabilitation Program, one of the first programs of its type in the country.

The first Company he founded, Health Fitness Corporation, grew from a start up to become the largest and most respected manager of Corporate Health and Wellness Programs in the world. His customers included Sony, Hewlett Packard, GE, Ford Motor Company, General Motors, Texas Instruments, Toyota, Burger King and AT&T to name a few. He took the Company public on the Nasdaq stock exchange in 1996. During Mr. Brink’s tenure at Health Fitness Corporation the Company acquired more than 20 other companies. Since retiring from Health Fitness Corporation, Mr. Brink has also done an extensive amount of Business Management Consulting both in the U.S. and Asia.

Mr. Brink is currently CEO of HealthPointe Solutions, Inc. HealthPointe’s mission is to improve the health and well-being of consumers, through modernizing practitioner and consumer interactions with the power of true Cognitive Artificial Intelligence. HPS’ Cognitive AI is the next generation of AI, a technology developed over 35 years at a cost of hundreds of millions of dollars. The HPS Health Cloud leverages a comprehensive medical and wellness knowledge base, which support shared decisions, to solve healthcare’s most difficult challenges.
Advisor, Faculty

Mr. Christopher Lynch

Founder at True Hemp Science
Austin, Texas

Christopher Lynch, BA in Philosophy, Founded True Hemp Science in 2015 in Austin, Texas. Chris began providing natural True Hemp and Cannabis to patients under California Prop 215 in Humboldt California beginning in 1999. He soon realized the main benefits came from high CBD cannabis. He brings over 25 years plus in diverse aspects of business development, finance, power, technology, water and the Natural Food and Supplement industry. He cultivates lasting relationships and strive for impeccability in all dealings. Christopher Lynch earned his BA in Philosophy from The University of Texas at Austin.

True Hemp Science is a natural hemp product, CBD production, and research company headquartered in Austin, Texas. True Hemp Science is dedicated to the highest standards of production for premium quality, effective, and affordable wellness products made from CBD-rich hemp. Christopher has been a Global Leader in the natural hemp industry for over 20 years and has built a network of farmers, partners and suppliers all around the world. He has developed a wide selection of natural Full Spectrum Hemp Oil and cannabis farms, strains, production techniques, and cannabinoids.

Business Development, Finance, Full-Spectrum CBD, Technology

Dr. Ralf Adam

Clinical Director, German Innovation Center
Schwalbach am Taunus, Germany

Dr. Gijs van Oort

COO, Practiva Health & N-Gage
San Antonio, Texas

Dr. John La Puma

Founder, CHEF Clinic and ChefMD
M.D., F.A.C.P. MWD
Santa Barbara, California

He has led clinical trials of nutritional interventions designed to improve burnout, obesity, hypertension, osteoarthritis, insomnia, and diabetes, and pioneered culinary medicine. His mission is to help you get measurably healthier with what you eat and how you live.

Dr. La Puma guest taught the first medical lecture on Nature Therapy at Harvard University’s Lifestyle Medicine course, and at Stanford University Wellness and taught the first Nutrition and Cooking course for medical students in the US, at SUNY-Upstate with Dr. Michael Roizen of the Cleveland Clinic, and the first Culinary Medicine clinical course for medical students in the US, at DMU. He has authored over 50 peer-reviewed scientific papers and three medical books, including a CME book and the first peer-reviewed article about culinary medicine. His work has been published by the New England  Journal of Medicine, JAMA, and the British Medical Journal.

Four of his books–Refuel, ChefMD’s Big Book of Culinary Medicine, Cooking the RealAge Way and The RealAge Diet–have been bestsellers around the world, been translated into 8 languages and sold over a million copies.

Dr. La Puma is a renowned speaker and demonstration cook. He delivered the first lectures at Harvard and at TEDMED on Culinary Medicine, and at the University of Chicago on Comfort Food. He has also presented at the prestigious TEDx and Gel Health conferences and is consistently rated among the very best speakers by the audiences he addresses.  He has been a consultant and spokesperson for CIGNA, Caremark, GSK, and Kraft, among other partners, and founded Alternative Medicine Alert, an evidence-based monthly newsletter for clinicians on dietary supplements and integrative medical approaches.

Dr. La Puma is in the media.  He hosts the national PBS series “Dr John La Puma’s ChefMD Shorts”; the 90 minute PBS Special “Eat and Cook Healthy with Dr. John La Puma”; and the 13 part YouTube Series “Refuel Minute for Men”.

He co-hosted 100+ episodes of Lifetime TV’s “Health Corner”, most recently with Joan Lunden and Leeza Gibbons, and hosted weekly “Chef MD” TV segments on Lifetime TV for nearly five years.  He has appeared on Dr Oz, The Today Show, Good Morning America, The 700 Club, NPR, Dr Oz XM,, Martha Stewart radio, and on NBC, CBS, ABC, FOX, ESPN, PBS, LIFETIME and CNN, and in hundreds of print and online publications.

He performed his residency in internal medicine at West Los Angeles Veterans Administration Medical Center and UCLA, and completed the first postgraduate fellowship in general internal medicine and clinical medical ethics in the US, at the University of Chicago.

Dr. La Puma became a Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of Chicago, Professor of Nutrition at Kendall College’s School of Culinary Arts, and cook at James Beard-award winning Chef Rick Bayless’ Topolobampo in Chicago. Dr. La Puma graduated with honors from the Cooking and Hospitality Institute of Chicago (now a Le Cordon Bleu school) in Professional Cooking. He completed a Permaculture Design Certificate course through Santa Barbara City College and is a University of California Certified Naturalist. He has transitioned an abandoned orchard into a certified organic teaching and demonstration farm, raising Haas avocados, rare citrus, and over 100 other fruits and nuts.

Repeatedly named “One of America’s Top Physicians” by Consumers’ Research Council, Dr. La Puma has been honored with the American Medical Association/National Association of Medical Communicators “Award of Excellence”.  He is based in Santa Barbara, California.

Robert Karch

Executive Director, National Center for Health Fitness, American University
Ed.D., MWD
Washington DC

Robert Karch has been a member of American University faculty since 1969. He is a full professor in the School of Education, Teaching & Health. He is also the founder and Director of both the Masters of Science program in Health Promotion Management and the University’s National Center for Health Fitness.


Dr. Francis Acunzo

Founder & President, The Medical Spa Society
Connecticut, United States

Dr. Sadek Abdelaal

Founder & President, Peacediatrics, Child Healthology
Cairo, Egypt
Advisor, Faculty

Dr. Olivier Wenker

CEO, Medical Director , Scientific Publications
Texas, United States

Dr. Wenker, M.D. is passionately involved in educating patients and the public to better understand the connections between lifestyle choices and health. Modern knowledge of science and genetics/epigenetics combined with the thousands of years of proven treatment modalities open new horizons in promoting wellness. Dr. Wenker is active in the field of integrative and anti-aging medicine, the use of nutritional products for general health, and doping-free performance enhancement. He is also a Fellow in Integrative Cancer Medicine and a Fellow in Metabolic & Nutritional Medicine. Dr. Wenker started his career as a physician in Switzerland in 1985. He is triple European board certified in anesthesiology, critical care medicine and emergency/disaster medicine as well as American board certified in Anti-aging and Regenerative Medicine and holds the titles of retired Professor and Adjunct Professor at The University of Texas.

Dr. Wenker served many years as emergency physician on board of rescue helicopters. He worked as a trauma field physician, rescue diver, disaster lead physician, and as chief of a medical team for special police forces. He also holds a Master of Business Administration degree from Rice University in Houston where he received the prestigious Jones Award for Academic Excellence. Over the past 15 years he was part of multiple committees in Texas and USA-wide acting as judge for business plans and startup competitions and also served as consultant and member of an executive committee for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration NASA. He created two large and very successful technology and business gap funding projects, one for The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center and one for The University of Texas System which included 15 individual university campuses. Dr. Wenker recently retired from The University of Texas in order to concentrate on supporting the public internationally with lifestyle and wellness coaching.

Dr. Wenker’s specialty and expertise spans from integrative medicine, anti-aging medicine, doping-free athletic performance enhancement, nutritional medicine to analysis of genetic SNP mutations to make appropriate lifestyle and nutrition choices as well as business consulting and formation of gap-funding programs for early stage technologies and start-up companies. Dr. Wenker is a popular International keynote speaker and a member of Scientific Advisory Council for Young Living Essential Oil’s and is also part of the medical team that evaluates and approves ingredients for natural supplements for this international billion dollar company.

Anti-Aging Medicine, Doping-free athletic performance enhancement, Gap-funding Programs, Integrative Medicine, Nutritional Medicine, Regenerative Medicine
Advisor, Faculty

Dr. Tsahi Vider

Founder, Owner & CEO, VIV – Health & Beauty Clinic
Herzliya Pituach, Israel

Dr. Tsahi Vider, M.D., has over 20 years of experience in life-quality medical treatments and innovative medical wellness enhancements. He provides both medical wellness training and professional academic instruction for physicians and other medical providers. Dr. Vider is a well-recognized visionary, and early adaptor for new innovative Medical Wellness and Spa technology treatments, and a proven leader of numerous medical technological developments.

As the Founder of Israel’s leading medical wellness center, supporting holistic 360 view of every patient with a custom personalized approach. The center’s goal is to improve one’s longevity, all together with a better quality of life by building a custom-made individual program based on science, advanced technologies, leading physicians & medical expertise. Dr. Vider has collaborated with the world’s leading medical doctors and physicians within the aging well and medical wellness professional medical center sector cooperating from different international territories.

Anti-Aging and Aging-Well, Beauty and Medical Spa Treatments, Health Wellness Products and Vitamin Support, Immune and Sleep Enhancement, Longevity Medicine, Medical Aesthetics, Medical Facial-Skin Treatments, Mental Wellness and Brain, New 360 Medical Wellness Approach, Personalized Health, Sexual Vitality
Advisor, Faculty

Dr. Brett Trusko

CEO, International Association of Innovation Professionals
Texas, United States

Dr. Brett Trusko has a varied background including consulting and accounting. He began his career with Coopers and Lybrand where he earned a CPA certification. He became the CFO of a major hospital in the Seattle after which he became a management consultant, becoming global Managing Director in charge of the “Quality Practice” at Bearingpoint. After 25 years, he left consulting for academia in Biomedical engineering, technology management and innovation. He continues to consult, and is currently Assistant Professor of Biomedical Informatics at Texas A&M University where he works on Big Data Analytics and Natural Language Processing. He is the President and CEO of the International Association of Innovation Professionals, a global association of innovation professionals, and Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Innovation Science.

Dr. Trusko has a Doctorate in Business Administration and Technology Management and has over 30 years of experience consulting in finance, innovation, quality, strategy, informatics, operations, and administration. He is a certified project manager and a certified Six Sigma Master Black Belt as well as practitioner in “Lean” methods. He has authored several books on quality and innovation. His 2015 book, the “Global Innovation Science Handbook”, won a PROSE Award in the category of engineering and technology.

Biomedical Informatics, Health and Medical Innovation, Innovation Science, New Medical Wellness Technology, Quality Practice and Accounting, Technology Management
Advisor, Diplomat, Faculty

Dr. Mark Tager

President ChangeWell
California, United States

Dr. Mark Tager, MD, is CEO of San Diego-based ChangeWell Inc., an organization that trains and coaches healthcare practitioners to enhance their presence in person, on camera and online. A veteran of more than 1,000 presentations, Mark shares his skills and passion to empower those who attend his trainings. He brings a wealth of experience to his professional development work. As a consultant and change agent, he has worked with a broad spectrum of organizations, from Fortune 100 companies to small non-profits. As a physician, he is well grounded in aesthetic, lifestyle, regenerative and integrative medicine. A highly sought after speaker, Mark has authored nine books related to health and performance. Mark’s career was founded on a passion for health promotion and disease prevention. As a medical student at Duke University Medical Center, he created one of the first training programs for medical students in nutrition. In medical school, he also spent time training promotores de salud (barefoot doctors) in the mountains of Guatemala.

Mark founded one of the first integrative medicine centers in the U.S., the Institute of Preventive Medicine. He also served as corporate Medical Director for Electro scientific Industries and as Director of Health Promotion for Kaiser Permanente Oregon. Early in his career he wrote a syndicated newspaper column on wellness, produced videos and films, and authored books on health promotion. As VP of Business Development for Mosby Consumer Health, he oversaw the acquisition of five companies as well as the design and deployment of wellness and disease management programs for major corporations, pharmaceutical companies, hospitals, insurers and non-profits. He has been actively involved in training and consulting projects in aesthetics, stem cells, medical malpractice prevention, skincare, and advanced cardiac biomarkers. A prolific author and speaker, he has written nine books, the latest beingEnhance Your Presence: The Path to Personal Power, Professional Influence, and Business Results (with Robert John Hughes). Others include Total Engagement: The Healthcare Practitioner’s Guide to Heal Yourself, Your Patients and Your Practice (With Mimi Guarneri, MD), The Art of Aesthetic Practice (with Stephen Mulholland, MD) and Transforming Stress into Power. Mark attended Duke University Medical School and trained in family practice at The Oregon Health & Science University.

Building Resilience, Health and Productivity, Laboratory Sciences, Medical Devices, Personal and Organizational Transformation, Regenerative and Integrative Medicine, Stress and Change Management
Advisor, Diplomat, Faculty

Dr. Kevin Steele

Medical Advisory Board Performance Health Systems
California, United States

Dr. Kevin Steele has been in the health and fitness industry for the past 30 years. He began his career with a private personal training business for celebrities and athletes while serving as the Aquatic Director and faculty member in Physical Education and Sports Medicine at Pepperdine University. During this period; he also worked with a local physician specializing in Preventive Executive Healthcare Programs for corporations throughout the United States.

Dr. Steele was then recruited by Health & Tennis Corporation of America, the world’s largest health club organization; as the Director of Education, Research, and Member Services where he managed the fitness department and launched the first national platform for personal training. Following Health and Tennis Corporation, he joined 24 Hour Fitness initially as the VP of Health Services/Corporate Sales; where he managed the fitness department, integrated health care into the clubs and developed 24 Hour Fitness University. Later he became VP of Sports Marketing managing all of the professional, collegiate, and Olympic sports relationships. Dr. Steele then served as the VP of Research and Business Development for Life Time Fitness where he personally orchestrated the launch of the LifeTime Fitness Triathlon Series.

Dr. Steele has been honored as a distinguished International Medical Wellness Association Diplomat, Advisor and most recently, MWA Faculty member. Through his various roles with some of the fitness industry’s leading club chains, Kevin has created corporate universities, fitness education platforms, personal training departments, established relationships with healthcare providers, participated in government relations and public policy initiatives for the fitness industry, coordinated numerous sponsorships with professional sports teams, and the U.S. Olympic Committee. Most recently, Dr. Steele was the Vice President of Education and Programs for Mad Dogg Athletics. Currently he is a Principal with Communication Consultants Inc., providing high quality consulting and training for the health and fitness Industry worldwide.

Corporate Education Platforms, Fitness Programming, Government Affairs, Health Care Integration, Medical Referral Programs and Sports Nutrition, Personal Training Marketing, Public Policy, Sports Marketing, Sports Performance
Advisor, Faculty

Dr. Brian Sekula

President, The Health Performance Institute
Texas, United States

Dr. Brian Sekula currently serves as President-CEO and founder of the Health Performance Institute. He has been involved in the health industry since 1990. He completed his doctoral studies at the University of Houston. Prior to starting the Health Performance Institute, Brian was a college professor at the University of Houston, taught at the UT School of Public Health and worked at NASA-JSC. Dr. Sekula has been involved in the Health and Fitness industry for more than 25 years. His experiences range from conducting research at NASA, teaching and research at the University of Houston and UT School of Public Health to founding The Health Performance Institute. As President, his main focus in on implementing health improvement programs and working with small to midsize companies. Dr. Sekula has served as a Medical Wellness Advisor for the Association for the past 12 years. At the Health Performance Institute (HPI), Brian’s main function is to oversee continued growth of the company. HPI works with corporate clients and their employees to reduce medical insurance costs. They do this by implementing The Academy, a behavior modification program focused on food, sleep, stress and exercise. Over time, we have realized a 40% reduction in medication loads for our corporate clients on a pre- and post-basis. Brian is a native Texan, born in San Antonio and raised in South Texas. He is married with two daughters, both of which are heavily involved with club volleyball. In his spare time, Brian enjoys reading, food, hunting with his compound bow and woodworking.

Body Composition, Exercise Science and Physiology, Health Coaching, Kinesiology, Leadership in Corporate Health, Type 2 Diabetes and Metabolic Health, Weight Loss
Advisor, Faculty

Chris Purvis

CEO, Peak Performance Physical Therapy
Louisiana, United States

Chris Purvis, MS, PT, ATC is the owner and founder of Peak Performance Physical Therapy, and the founder of Medical Wellness Associates, which owns and operates three Spectrum Fitness & Medical Wellness Centers in the Baton Rouge area. Chris has over 30 years of experience in the fields of physical therapy, rehabilitation, exercise, fitness, and wellness. He obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Physical Therapy from the LSU Medical Center in Shreveport (1989) and a Master’s Degree in Exercise Physiology from LSU in Baton Rouge (1995). Chris has served as a Medical Wellness Advisor for the Association for 10 years and will be our Association Faculty specialist for physical therapy and medical wellness for clubs. He is a nationally certified athletic trainer, as well as a nationally certified strength and conditioning specialist. Chris’ specialty lies in manual and exercise-based physical therapy treatment, functional and sport-specific rehabilitation and exercise, physical activity and nutrition as they relate to performance, wellness, and longevity, and the integration of physical therapy services and medical wellness programs within health and fitness clubs.

Integrating Medical Wellness for Fitness Centers and Health Clubs, Medical Wellness Therapy Programs, Occupational Therapy, Personal Training, Physical Therapy, Sports Medicine
Advisor, Faculty

László Puczkó

CEO & Co Founder, Health Tourism Worldwide
Budapest, Hungary

Dr. László Puczkó, has been working in the field of travel and health for 25+ years. László is an engineer, strategist, mentor, professional trainer, and wellbeing intelligence expert. He has leading expertise and global experience in medical and wellness tourism, both in the private as well as in public sectors. László is one of the very few medical tourism professionals in the world, who has been active in every domain aspect of health tourism, i.e. both medical and wellness tourism alike. Dr. Puczkó, is an accomplished economist and medical Spa designer, manager, and holds graduate Master Degrees, a PhD, and is a Certified Management Consultant.
Dr. Puczkó, has been developing, lecturing & providing professional trainings and masterclasses in over 40 countries all around the world. He has been actively involved both in medical spa industry as well as academia arena as he has authored numerous Health & Wellness industry reports, books and publications. He was the project leader on the path making report for UNWTO & ETC titled Exploring Health Tourism, as well as the pioneering study for Global Spa Summit titled Wellness Tourism and Medical Tourism: Where do spas fit? László is a natural hot springs & wellness enthusiast and holds a European Diploma in Forest Bathing!

Health Resorts, Hospitality Industry, Medical and Health Tourism, Medical Wellness Tourism, Spa Resort and Natural Mineral Springs Industry, Wellness Travel
Advisor, Diplomat, Faculty

George Pfeiffer

President, The WorkCare Group
Virginia, United States

George J. Pfeiffer, founder and president of the WorkCare Group, Inc. (WCG), Charlottesville, VA, draws from more than four decades of experience in worksite health promotion and provides consulting and program design services for corporations and not-for-profit organizations. From 1974 to 1984, Mr. Pfeiffer was manager of the award-winning health management program at Xerox Corporation. In 1984, Mr. Pfeiffer became vice president and co-founder of The Travelers Center for Corporate Health Promotion, where he managed product development and strategic planning. Before founding WCG in 1991, Mr. Pfeiffer was President of Kelly Communications, Inc., Charlottesville, VA, the largest publisher of employee health communications.

A recipient of numerous awards, Mr. Pfeiffer was named one of 10 Healthy American Fitness Leaders in 1984 by the U.S. Jaycees and the President’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports for his contributions in worksite health promotion. In 1994, he was recipient of the Distinguished Leadership and Service Award by the Association for Worksite Health Promotion. In 2005, Pfeiffer was recognized by the National Wellness Association for his lifetime contributions to worksite wellness. He was also recognized as the first Diplomat of the Medical Wellness Association in 2007.

He is currently Immediate Past-President of the International Association for Worksite Health Promotion (IAWHP) an affiliate organization of the American College of Sports Medicine. He has been quoted in such national publications as the New York Times, the Washington Post, USA Today, and Business Week. During his career he has served as a consultant to such organizations as UAW-GM, Applied Materials, PSE&G, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the National Institutes of Health, the American Heart Association, American Diabetes Association, Union Pacific Railroad, GlaxoSmithkline, Mobil Corporation, National Blue Cross/Blue Shield Association, the University of Michigan, the National YMCA, Xerox, The Travelers, IBM, General Electric, Honeywell, the Partnership for Prevention, and US Healthiest. Mr. Pfeiffer is the author of Taking Care of Today and Tomorrow: A Resource Guide for Health, Aging, and Long-Term Care; Caregiving and You: A Resource Guide for Long-Term Care; INFORMED: An Introduction to Medical Self-Care and Staying Well, Informed AdvantAGE: A Resource Guide for Healthy Aging, WorkCare: A Resource Guide for the Working Person, and HighPlay. Being Above the Game.

Caregiving, Communications, Corporate/Employee Wellness, Health Management, Long-Term Care, Medical Self-Care, Publishing and Editing, Worksite Health Promotion
Advisor, Faculty

Patrick Netter

Inventor of patented seated miniTread and Coach
California, United States

Patrick Netter, known in the media as the Gear Guru®, has globally introduced iconic products in the wellness, health and fitness sectors for more than three decades. His successes include accurately forecasting health and fitness trends. Patrick is credited with on-camera launching of the world’s first elliptical fitness trainer on The Today Show in the mid-90’s. His creative skills helped breakthrough products achieve global sales — from the first rebounders and Gravity Boots to nanotechnology sporting goods, in addition to the latest brain-training machines He established the world’s first total tech retail equipment store, High-Tech Fitness. The LA-based store attracted a celebrity clientele and led to authoring the acclaimed book High-Tech Fitness, in 2000. Patrick has appeared as an expert industry spokesperson on more than 400 national, local and cable TV news and talk shows on all major networks, as well as podcasts, print and online interviews, including Inc Magazine, GQ and the NY Times. In 2017, Patrick invented a patent-pending breakthrough health machine. It’s a simple but powerful solution for people who sit more than four hours a day. Patrick has taken his years of network TV, on-camera and producer’s experience to create a most effective promotional concept called “Investimercials.” The purpose of these 15-second to 15-minute videos is to communicate a company’s story in an informative, credible and entertaining 60 Minutes-like investigative news format. The result is increased engagement for companies and their consumers. Precor, Panasonic and American Express are among Patrick Netter’s clients. Patrick remains a powerhouse in promoting breakthrough fitness exercise technology worldwide.

Fitness and Wellness Sectors, Marketing Consumer Health Tech Products, Multi-Media and TV Content Producer, New Product Development in Exercise, On-Camera/Media Training for Executives, TV Producer/Host
Advisor, Diplomat, Faculty

Dr. John Munson

Chairman, Board of Directors, National Wellness Institute
Wisconsin, United States

Dr. John W. Munson has spent over 40 years helping to shape the wellness movement in the United States of America and throughout the world. Known for his expertise as in assisting people to begin their personal wellness journey he continues to lead the wellness movement. For over 27 years, Dr. Munson served as the Associate Dean of the School of Health Promotion and Human Development at the University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point. He is professor Emeritus of Health Promotion at the University of Wisconsin where he and colleagues created the world’s first academic program for producing wellness professionals. During this time the health promotion/wellness program became the top undergraduate program in the United States. Dr. Munson currently serves as Co-president of the National Wellness Institute’s Board of Directors (Stevens Point, Wisconsin) and as Director of Marketing and Corporate Training and board member for Vesuvius Health and Wellness located in Phoenix, Arizona. Dr. Munson offers consulting services to businesses and individuals who wish to implement wellness strategies and programs. He serves as a trainer for Personality Resources Inc. (New York and Toronto) as he seeks to teach people the importance of understanding how personality type influences individual communication styles and human interaction. Dr. Munson was named to the Circle of Leadership for the National Wellness Institute, became a Fellow in the Association for Fitness in Business and serves as a distinguished Medical Wellness Association Advisor, Diplomat and International Ambassador. His leadership in the academic preparation arena resulting in creating the first academic accreditation process to certify undergraduate wellness programs. He continues to be active in assisting universities across the world build high quality academic wellness programs. In addition to his academic and professional pursuits he leads wellness vacations across the world through which he takes active adults to experience other cultures. His wellness background provides a backdrop for engaging people in a wellness lifestyle as they travel.

Consumer Wellness Training, Foundation's, Nonprofit Organizations, Strategic Planning, University-Academic Programs, Wellness Vacation Implementation and Board Training
Advisor, Diplomat, Faculty

Lauve Metcalfe

College of Medicine, University of Arizona
Arizona, United States

Lauve Metcalfe, M.S. is a corporate fitness trainer, certified wellness coach and an organizational health consultant. She is a founding member of the Board of Directors for the International Association for Worksite Health Promotion and a Founding Fellow and a member of the Health & Wellness Board of Advisors for the Institute of Coaching, a Harvard Medical School affiliate. Lauve has been on the faculty of the University of Arizona College of Medicine since 1993, currently as a Mentor Supervisor for the Integrative Health Coaching program, a part of the Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine. She also served as the Associate Director of the Center for Physical Activity and Nutrition where she developed and implemented National Institutes of Health research projects involving weight loss, worksite wellness, childhood obesity, and the effects of exercise on bone mass and osteoporosis. Lauve is the author of Reshaping Your Body, Rethinking Your Mind, a book and correspondence course addressing weight loss, body image and self esteem, and is a co-author of The BEST Exercise Program for Osteoporosis Prevention.

Lauve’s experience in developing worksite and organizational health programs has taken her throughout the U.S., Canada, Germany, Brazil, Singapore and Japan. Her background includes positions as Vice President of Corporate Health Development for Canyon Ranch Developments, Director of Program Development for Campbell’s Institute for Health and Fitness, Campbell Soup Company, and Director of Health/Fitness for Pratt & Whitney Aircraft. Lauve was the Program Director of the Great American Workout at the White House for President and Mrs. Bush and Arnold Schwarzenegger. Lauve is a past president of the National Fitness Leaders Association and the Association for Worksite Health Promotion. She was a special consultant to the U.S. Army-Europe on marketing and development of the “Fit to Win” wellness modules, and a member of the Pentagon’s U.S. Army Expert Civilian Task Force on Health Promotion. She is a recipient of the Winston Churchill Fellowship Commendation, and was a member of the 1986 championship team at the National Fitness Classic. Lauve received her Master of Science degree in Administration, Supervision and Curriculum Development of Health Promotion from Florida State University, and her Bachelor of Education is in Health and Physical Education from the University of Miami.

Body Image and Self Esteem, Fitness, Organizational Health Programs, Osteoporosis Prevention, Weight Loss, Wellness Coaching, Wellness for Women, Worksite Health Promotion
Advisor, Faculty

Bill McBride

President & CEO, Active Wellness, BMC3 LLC
California, United States

Bill is a health club industry veteran with over 25 years of experience leading and managing all aspects of commercial health clubs, specialized fitness centers, medical fitness centers, residential, community, multi-tenant and corporate fitness sites. He co-founded Active Sports Clubs/Active Wellness, LLC and owns & operates his health club consultancy – BMC3, LLC. Bill has served as Chairman of the International Health, Racquet & Sportsclub Association (IHRSA) Board of Directors, President of the Mid-Atlantic Club Management Association (MACMA) and on the Industry Advisory Board for the American Council of Exercise (ACE). Bill also participates on a litany of advisory boards with fitness trade publications, medical fitness related associations and industry related technology companies. He is actively engaged as an author & consultant on client initiatives as well as industry education. Bill speaks and consults regularly on industry topics throughout the world.

Commercial Club Management, Community and Corporate Fitness, Financial Models, IT and Systems Development, Leadership Performance Management, Organizational Development, Strategic Planning, Value Chain
Advisor, Diplomat, Faculty

Dr. John E. Lewis

Founder and President, Dr Lewis Nutrition™
Florida, United States

John E. Lewis, Ph.D. is the Founder and President of Dr Lewis Nutrition™ ( and past full-time Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. He has been the principal investigator of over 30 different studies in his research career. During that time, he either directly raised or indirectly supported raising over $23 million in grants, gifts, and contracts for research studies and clinical trials and educational programs for medical students. Much of his research has focused on evaluating the effects of nutrition, dietary supplementation, and exercise on various aspects of human health and disease.

In addition to his research, Dr. Lewis has been an invited national and international lecturer at conferences and workshops and as a guest on television shows, where he discusses the findings of his research and provides guidance and recommendations as an expert in the field of health and wellness. He has over 180 peer-reviewed publications in scientific journals, where his work has first appeared in print, including some of the leading scientific journals, such as AIDS and Behavior, American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, American Journal of Public Health, Journal of the International AIDS Society, Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, Nutrition and Cancer: An International Journal, Sports Medicine, Stroke, The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, and The Gerontologist. He has also mentored many different students, from undergraduates to post-doctoral trainees, in how to conduct clinical research and how to apply the principles of health promotion into daily practice.  His seminal publication in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease from his Alzheimer’s study, not only spurred him to leave academics and pursue a science-based business career, but also enabled him to be selected for a widely-acclaimed TEDxMiami talk ( about how dietary supplementation can improve brain health.

Dr. Lewis earned his B.S. and M.S. degrees from the University of Tennessee in business administration and human physiology, respectively, and he has a Ph.D. from the University of Miami in educational and psychological studies.  His Medical Wellness Training Expert Specialty areas and Speaking topics include:  plant-based (vegan/vegetarian) nutrition; optimal nutrition for health, wellness, and performance; exercise programming – from weekend warriors to athletes; dietary supplementation for health and disease prevention; designing and conducting clinical research interventions; technical writing and professional publishing and presentation; and evaluation of research studies and data.  In addition to his professional accomplishments, he is a former athlete and competitive body builder, who maintains a very rigorous exercise training regimen, takes certain important dietary supplements, and has eaten a whole-food, plant-based diet for over 26 years.

Clinical Research, Dietary Supplements-Nutraceuticals, Exercise Physiology and Strength Training, Medical Nutrition, Nutrition Data Analysis, Optimal Performance Training, Plant Based Diets
Advisor, Faculty

Andrea Leonard

Founder & President, Cancer Exercise Training Institute
Oregon, United States

Andrea Leonard is a 36-year cancer survivor and was the PFP/Club Industry 2019 Personal Trainer of the Year. She graduated from the University of MD and has been certified as a Personal Trainer by ACE, ACSM, NSPA, and NASM, a Special Populations Expert by Cooper Institute, and a Corrective Exercise and Performance Enhancement Specialist by NASM. Andrea is a pioneer in oncology exercise and since 1995 has written 16 books on cancer and exercise including “Essential Exercises for Breast Cancer Survivors,” with a foreword by Peggy Fleming. She is the president and founder of the Cancer Exercise Training Institute and a sought-after speaker and international presenter on oncology exercise. She has been interviewed in countless magazines and publications for her expertise in exercise programming for cancer patients and survivors. Through CETI, she has trained over 11,000 health and fitness professionals in 35 countries to become Cancer Exercise Specialists.

Andrea has been an expert Medical Wellness Advisor with the association and is a continuing education provider for ACE, AFAA, ISSA, NASM, Canfitpro & NFPT. Andrea has partnered with FAI, W.I.T.S., PTAG, MedFit Education Foundation, AFPA, ACE, NFPT, and IDEA to sell CETI’s courses and has affiliates in Asia, Australia, Europe, Canada, and the Middle East. We are excited that Andrea will be providing her Cancer Exercise Training Institute Certifications for our members, trainers and advisors.

Cancer Education and Therapy, Cancer Exercise Expert, Pain Management, Personal Training, Prevention, Training and Certification
Advisor, Faculty

John Lemme

Founder & President, PTX Therapy
Texas, United States

John P. Lemme, MWF, has been studying and further developing the methods of Postural Therapy and Postural Strength Training for over 20 years. Throughout his life he has held a tremendous passion for athletics and sports related activities that test the body’s outer limits, as well as giving people hope to heal. After working in numerous clinical environments, he spent over a decade developing the Patented PTX Therapy delivery system, realizing his vision to see many lives changed. PTX proprietary AI (artificial intelligence) technology—US Patent No. 8,715,176—”Method for automated delivery of personalized physical and postural therapy sessions to treat pain” has been used in Fortune 500 companies, instantly delivering personalized therapy programs. As its inventor, all algorithms and protocols of this Virtual Therapy intelligence system originated from John’s study and experience as an athlete and clinician working with thousands of clients, ranging from those with severe pathologies to Olympic and world-class athletes (NFL, NBA, PGA & Notables). Prior to forming PTX Therapy™ John’s work as a strength coach and in physical and postural therapy included head Rehabilitation Specialist and Fitness Trainer for the world-renown Pebble Beach Company. At Pebble he worked closely with Laird Small (Director of Golf – PGA Teacher of the Year) to create a fitness regimen for their world-class Pebble Beach Golf Academy.

John has held positions as Senior Therapist and Director of Seminars & Education for The Egoscue Method Clinic in Del Mar, California. Later, in Greenwich Connecticut, the Peak Wellness Center’s Medical Director, author and sports-med physician Carlon Colker, M.D., contracted John to instruct Postural Therapy & Training principles to his Physical Therapy and Personal Training staff and patients. At Northern Arizona University, while pursuing his Master’s of Physical Therapy degree (undergrad B.Sc. degree in Health Science & Nutrition with emphasis in biomechanical kinesiology), John targeted his research efforts outside university textbooks and the PT School’s clinical teachings. Such study included personal application during his college football training camps, which is where John met Harland Svare (former NFL Head Coach & GM, and Linebacker for the N.Y. Giants). Coach Svare co-founded (with Pete Egoscue) the Egoscue Method therapy clinic. Both Harland and Pete worked closely with John as an athlete, and it was John’s experience there that expanded his therapeutic knowledge. John has been contracted to speak on the unique nature of Postural Therapy at numerous corporations, and medical & fitness facilities. Furthermore, for several years he performed seminars and lectures about this therapeutic methodology, from Hawaii to New York to the Virgin Islands, including in front of thousands of participants with Anthony Robbins and the Robbins Research International Team

Exercise Science, Kinesiology, Postural Strength Training, Postural Therapy, Teaching and Sports Performance, Therapeutic Methodology
Advisor, Faculty

Dr. Olga Kromo

Founder & Physician, The Rheumatic Wellness Institute
Florida, United States

Dr. Olga Kromo, M.D., MWAF, completed her undergraduate training at Florida International University and hold degrees in Chemistry and Nutrition, completed Medical school at the University of Miami and Internal Medicine and Rheumatology/Immunology training at Jackson Memorial Hospital, a very large public facility with great pathology. Dr. Kromo has a particular interest in Health and Wellness, and actively has pursued multiple endeavors in nutrition and alternative care. Dr. Kromo is a staunch believer in “Let thy food be thy medicine” by Hippocrates as she guides and coaches her patients towards the importance of medical wellness nutrition understanding as much as possible.

Dr. Kromo treats very diverse, complicated and often very aggressive/morbid conditions in a combination traditional medicine/alternative modalities. Her current medical practice is aptly named the Rheumatic Wellness Institute. Dr. Kromo is a highly regarded leader and medical wellness advocate in the Miami and South Florida community. She also serves as a founding board member of a large private Rheumatology practice in Miami as well serving as Vice-President of the Florida Society of Rheumatology.

Clinical Research, Dietary Supplements-Nutraceuticals, Medical Wellness Nutrition, Medicine, Rheumatic Wellness, Rheumatology
Advisor, Faculty

Dr. Joy Kong

Founder & CEO, Chara Biologics
California, United States

Joy Kong, M.D., is a UCLA-trained, triple board-certified physician (American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology, American Board of Addiction Medicine, and American Board Anti-Aging & Regenerative Medicine). She is the president of Thea Center for Regenerative Medicine in Los Angeles, California, where she specializes in stem cell treatments to improve the functions of diverse organ systems in the body, as well as for preventative and wellness purposes. She is also the medical director for Avalon Surgery Center, overseeing all regenerative medicine treatments. Joy is an educator in regenerative medicine arena, a board member of American Association of Stem Cell Physicians and founded American Academy of Integrative Cell Therapy, where she provides physician training on the science, clinical evidence and aspects of clinical practice of cell therapy. She has developed unique stem cell treatment protocols, including patent-pending intranasal and male & female sexual wellness protocols.

Dr. Kong is the founder and CEO of Chara Biologics, a company dedicated to providing cutting-edge regenerative medicine products in the US and the global market, providing the most innovative and comprehensive stem cell products on the market. As a proponent for high quality clinical research, she serves as the co-founder and CEO of a stem cell research organization along with other pioneers in the field. Joy is a firm believer in the therapeutic potentials of cell therapy, has lectured nationally and internationally on stem cell treatments, exchanged ideas with top stem cell scientists from around the globe, and worked closely with various cell laboratories in this country. Her goal is to serve as a force of integrity, high standard and innovation in the industry, and help move the field of regenerative medicine forward.

Anti-Aging Medicine, Neurology, Regenerative Medicine, Research and Development, Stem Cell Therapy
Advisor, Faculty

Hugh Jones

Founder & CEO, HUW Enterprise
Florida, United States

Hugh Jones, MWF, MEd, has been in the spa & fitness industry for 41 years and has successfully directed spa programs in several 5-star hotels, resorts and planned communities. Hugh has been involved with spa design and development in over 80 successful national & international projects in Switzerland, Canada, USA & New Zealand. He began his career in 1981 at the world famous spa at Palm-Aire, Pompano Beach, Florida. Hugh later moved to the Bonaventure InterContinental Hotel & Spa in Fort Lauderdale, where he was recruited by Turnberry Isle Yacht & Country Club in Aventura, and was named “Manager of the Year”. During that time, Turnberry was rated “Number 1 resort in the U.S.” by Lodging and Hospitality. Following the successful opening of the P.G.A Spa in West Palm Beach, Florida, Hugh was Vice President for M.C.M. International, a spa consulting & management company.

Hugh has completed Wellness Spa projects for Canadian Pacific Resorts in Banff, Alberta, Canada; Buena Vista Palace in Orlando, Florida; and Melia Resort in Cancun, Mexico. In 1995, Hugh managed the transition and integration of the Saturnia Spa at Doral, Doral Golf Resort in Miami, Florida. In 1997, Hugh was appointed General Manager of Hippocrates Health Institute in West Palm Beach, Florida and in 1999 it was voted “Number 1 in Medical Health Resorts” by Spa Management. As a faculty member of Academy of Esthetics and Spa Therapies, he has conducted Spa Manager Certification program courses. Hugh is on the board of directors of the Florida College of Natural Health and Adjunct Professor at Florida Gulf Coast University at Fort Myers, Florida. He also holds a M.Ed. degree in Exercise Science from the University of Western Carolina. Hugh has published several articles for Spa Management, recruiting, training and managing spa staff teams.

Development, Global Spa Design, Health Fitness Strategy and Spa Management, Innovation, Wellness Spa Integration and International MedicalWellness Spa Resort Training and Certification
Advisor, Diplomat, Faculty

Dr. Steve Hotze

Founder & CEO, Hotze Health & Wellness Center
Texas, United States

Dr. Steven F. Hotze, M.D., is the founder and CEO of the Hotze Health & Wellness Center, Hotze Enterprises, Hotze Vitamins and Hotze Pharmacy. His goal is to change the way women and men are treated in midlife through the use of bioidentical hormone therapy. His 8-Point Treatment Regimen has helped thousands of individuals to get on a path of health and wellness and enjoy a better quality of life in an environment of extraordinary hospitality and guest service. A native Houstonian trained in both surgery and emergency medicine, Dr. Hotze received his undergraduate degree and completed his medical school training at the University of Texas.

Dr. Hotze is the best-selling author of Hormones, Health, and Happiness and Hypothyroidism, Health & Happiness. In Hormones, Health, and Happiness, he describes his journey from using pharmaceutical drugs to actively listening to his patients and treating the root cause of their symptoms through natural approaches. “For an acute illness, such as strep throat or a sinus infection, the drug approach may be appropriate. However, few patients with chronic ailments ever really get well by taking drugs. How can they? Chronic illness and disease are not caused by deficiencies of prescription drugs.” In his latest book, Hypothyroidism, Health & Happiness, Dr. Hotze reveals how commonly hypothyroidism is overlooked, misdiagnosed, and mistreated in women and men, and gives you just the information you need to prepare yourself to obtain help.

Dr. Hotze is a member of the American Academy of Otolaryngic Allergy and the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons, and is former president of the Pan American Allergy Society. Suzanne Somers dedicated an entire chapter to Dr. Hotze in her New York Times best seller, Breakthrough. “This Texan doctor is going to steal your heart,” writes Somers. “He has so much energy he can’t wait to get to his office each day. He has built up a practice that is the envy of doctors everywhere.” Dr. Hotze has appeared on hundreds of television and radio shows across the nation, including ABC, NBC, CBS, and FOX affiliates, CBS’ The Morning Show and The Biography Channel. He is also a regular guest on the KHOU Channel 11 morning program, Great Day Houston and the WFAA morning program, Good Morning Texas. Dr. Hotze hosted a radio program, “Health & Wellness Solutions,” on KSEV 700 AM for eleven years. Click here to listen to podcasts of Dr. Hotze, his colleagues, expert guests and patient testimonials.

Bioidentical Hormone Therapy, Hypothyroidism, Integrative Medicine, Medical Nutrition, Natural Supplements and Vitamins, Otolaryngic Allergy, Wellness Medicine
Advisor, Faculty

Dr. James Ho

Chairman & CEO, Lawke Health Group
Beijing, China

Dr. James J. Ho, MD, PhD, DABCC, Director, Peking Union Lawke Center for Functional Medicine; Executive Dean, and Professor, Functional Medicine Institute, Shanghai Jiaotong University; Director, Microbiome Institute, Peking University; Research Professor, AI-medicine, Tsinghua University; Professor, PhD mentor, lab medicine, Peking Union Medical College/Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences.

Chairman and CEO, Lawke Health Group, which includes businesses in clinical labs, clinics, wellness centers, AI-medicine, professional line of supplements, medical education etc.

Dr. Ho received his M.D. from Beijing Medical University (Peking University Medical School), PhD from Wake Forest University, and residency/postdoctoral fellowship at Mayo Graduate School of Medicine. Dr. Ho has developed his professional career in US, Hong Kong, and mainland China, including being physician, academic professor, corporate executive, investor, TV show host, and entrepreneur. Dr. Ho introduced functional medicine to China, including training, lab testing, treatment guidelines, etc. There are more than 10,000 physicians being trained on functional medicine, and many of them are practicing functional medicine in hospitals, clinics, wellness centers, and health management centers, etc. Dr. Ho is deputy editor-in-chief of AI-Medicine White Book (2018), published by Tsinghua University.

AI-Medicine, Functional Medicine, Laboratory Medicine, Medical Wellness
Advisor, Faculty

Robert Henry

Founder & Principle, ROBERT D. HENRY, RDH Architects
MS, in Architecture
New York, United States

Robert D. Henry, ‘Bob’ Henry is the founder and principal of Robert D. Henry Architects ( an internationally renowned design firm specializing in wellness design – offering architecture, interior design and brand identity. Bob is called the “sensuous architect for serenity” for integrating the (5) senses in his work and creating an experiential journey for guests. He was inducted into Hospitality Design’s Platinum Circle for a lifetime achievement award for his innovative wellness design for both hospitality and residential work.

Robert D Henry Architects (RDH-Architects) was founded in 1990 in New York City. Bob Henry has over 30 years of experience in wellness and spa design. He is called the “sensuous architect of serenity.” Projects include the Setai-NY, a mixed-use project located at 40 Broad Street; Obagi Skin Health Institute in Beverly Hills; Vdara Spa at City Center in Las Vegas; G-Spa & Lounge at the Hotel Gansevoort – New York, and the Spa at the Mandarin Oriental both in Miami and New York. He co-authored the book SPA: The Sensuous Experience and has been interviewed extensively on his expertise in designing for health, medical wellness and well-being.

Architectural Development: Project Planning and Feasibility for Medical Spa’s, Architecture, Interior Design and Health, Medical Wellness Brand Identity, Resorts and Wellness Facility’s

Dr. Michal Heger

Journal of Clinical and Translational Research, Academic Medical Center
Amsterdam, Netherlands

Dr. Michal Heger is the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Clinical and Translational Research and Professor in the Department of Experimental Surgery, Academic Medical Center, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam in the Netherlands. He is also the Founder and CEO of Sickel and Hammer Services as well as the CEO and Co-Founder of Applive LTD. Dr. Heger is an expert in clinical and translational research with the patient at the very centerfold, which is why he founded his own professional journal in that name Journal of Clinical and Translational Research; (JCTR) The target audience is comprised of medical patients, clinicians and researchers, which ultimately represent consumers, individuals and families. Dr. Heger completed his graduate studies at the University of Utrecht, Utrecht, the Netherlands. Dr. Heger is currently the principal investigator at the Department of Experimental Surgery at the Academic Medical Center, University of Amsterdam. His research is predominantly focused on the following areas: (1) hepatic and renal ischemia/reperfusion injury; (2) hepatic steatosis; (3) cholestasis; (4) portal vein embolization and liver regeneration; (5) liver and kidney transplantation and preservation techniques; (6) chemotherapy and photodynamic therapy of solid cancers; (7) laser-assisted vascular welding. His academic research responsibilities further include development and employment of micro- and spectroscopic techniques for the assessment of tissue viability and function as well as setting up novel animal models and biochemical/chemical assays, treatment techniques, and research lines within the scope of existing and novel research activities.

Biomedical Laser Applications, Clinical and Translational Research, Molecular Biology, Professional Journal Editing, Protein and BioChemistry, Research Management and Evaluation
Advisor, Faculty

Ed Harrold

Founder & CEO, Go Be Great Inc.
United States

Ed Harrold, MWAF, is an author, authentic leadership coach/consultant, educator, motivational speaker and inspirational thought leader. Ed’s mastery in the science of breath has guided him to apply therapeutic breathing practices in the fitness & athletic training industry, corporate wellness and organizational performance, professional continuing education trainings along with lifestyle coaching for individuals. Ed has been presenting Breath AS Medicine in healthcare & corporate wellness conferences as well as fitness and athletic conferences. Ed’s Breath AS Medicine Training is an approved CME, CEC & CEU continuing education training supporting the healthcare, fitness and wellness coaching industries.

Ed’s book “Life With Breath” is a journey in discovering the mind-body relationship that is linked through breath and how this serves as a basis for reducing stress, improving health and well-being. Ed has served as the Director of Yoga and Sports Training for The Kripalu Institute for Extraordinary Living to study breathing in performance states. He is a contributing editor for: Thrive Global, Huffington Post, MindBodyGreen, PTOnTheNet, Corporate Wellness Magazine & Natural News.

Breath as Medicine, Corporate Wellness, Executive Health and Performance, Fitness and Athletic Training, Lifestyle Coaching, Mindfulness, Stress Reduction
Advisor, Diplomat, Faculty

Dr. Raymond Hall

Medical Partner, Pacific Coast Orthopedic Sports Medicine
California, United States

Dr. Raymond Hall, a highly regarded integrated wellness chiropractic physician, inventor, author, lecturer, sleep care expert, and television personality, has been honored by the International Association of Healthcare Providers as the TOP CHIROPRACTOR IN CALIFORNIA IN 2015 and by The International Association of Chiropractors as the ‘TOP CHIROPRACTOR IN LOS ANGELES’ for three previous consecutive years (2013 – 2015). As a spine specialist for over 31 years, Dr. Hall has treated more than 10,000 people with neck and back complaints —including many celebrities and professional athletes. Dr. Hall is also a pioneer in cooperative medicine by combining modern day wellness and Sports Medicine Chiropractic and fully integrating with the best physicians in Orthopedic Medicine. Dr Hall practices his specialty Sports Medicine Chiropractic at the prestigious Pacific Coast Sports Medicine in Los Angeles, California. As a sought after lecturer in the fields of sports, sleep, and wellness, Dr. Hall has been a speaker for TED-X Malibu, a guest on over 15 radio shows, almost a dozen television shows such as “The Doctors”, “Dancing with the Stars,” “Great Day Houston”, as well as various news programs such as Fox 11 News, a nationally syndicated special on “Text Neck.” As an inventor of sleep, health and wellness products, he has applied for six patents, two that are registered and four more that are pending patents within the year. Dr. Hall has also invented two neck pillows (PILLO1) as well as four other devices for health and wellness. He is the founder and CEO of Hall Innovations, a SLEEP products manufacturer with JUST SLEEP beds as well as a brilliant line of cervical therapeutic pillows called PILLO1. PILLO1 a subsidiary of Hall Innovations, was invented by Dr. Hall and patented in 2004. After 12 years of research and ongoing development, the award winning therapeutic neck and head pillow, PILLO1, is currently being distributed at Doctors and therapists offices throughout the world. Dr Hall practices in West Los Angeles at Pacific Coast Sports Medicine and lives in Malibu, California.

Innovation, Integrative Medicine, Inventor, Orthopedic Treatments, Sleep Medicine and Wellness Products Manufacturer, Spine Specialist, Sports Medicine Chiropractic, Wellness Medicine
Advisor, Faculty

Allison Flatley

CEO, Allison Flatley Consulting
DC, United States

Allison Flatley, MS, has been committed to the health and fitness industry for 30 years. Throughout most of her career, she was focused on building, operating and growing corporate, residential, commercial, government and hospital-based fitness and wellness programs throughout the United States. Allison is an accomplished leader and experienced club operator. Today, Allison helps organizations with their strategy, marketing, business growth and client engagement through her successful Allison Flatley Consulting company. She currently serves as MWA Faculty and on the Club Solutions Advisory Board and Industry Advisory Council for the American Public University Sports and Health Sciences Degree Program.

Allison served as Vice Chairman of the International Health, Racquet & Sportsclub Association (IHRSA) Board of Directors and President of the Mid-Atlantic Club Management Association (MACMA). For 14 years, Allison shared her industry knowledge and experience as an adjunct professor at American University, teaching the Fundamentals of Health Promotion as part of the Sports Administration graduate program. Allison is on the IHRSA Faculty, an international presenter in China and South America (ChinaFit, Fitness Mercado), and speaks at industry conventions (MWA, Club Industry, IHRSA, MACMA and NEHRSA). She enjoys mentoring and leading our future health fitness and wellness industry leaders. Allison is originally from Minnesota and earned her Master of Science and Bachelor of Science degrees from Miami University.

Business and Program Development, Employee Marketing, Employee Training and Client Engagement, Health Fitness Center Design and Operations, Leadership Development, Strategic Planning, Worksite Health and Fitness
Advisor, Faculty

Dr. Nabil Fawzy

Chairman, WeCare Centre for Pediatrics & The Family Hygiene Institute
Cairo, Egypt

Dr. Nabil Fawzy, MD, is a Pediatrician in Cairo University and has over 40 years of experience in the field of Pediatrics since the establishment of his private clinic in 1978. Furthermore, Dr. Fawzy occupies the position of the Chairman of “We Care” Centre for Pediatrics, since its establishment in 1991. Dr. Fawzy is also a Medical Wellness Expert Advisor for Hygiene and Pediatrics, serving on the MWA Medical Wellness Hygiene Faculty Committee and is The Chairman of the Family Hygiene Institute (FHI).

Dr. Fawzy has established the African Dutch Medical Center (ADMC) for Physical Therapy in cooperation with the Dutch government, where he acts as the Medical Director. The ADMC operates in Egypt and other African countries, with a main mission to raise awareness about the early detection of diseases for children with special needs.

Clinical Hygiene, Family and Pediatric Wellness, Infection Control, Medical Care, Pediatrics, Physical Therapy, Prevention
Advisor, Faculty

Dr. Adel Eldin

CEO & Founder, Florida Medical Tourism and Global Medical Wellness Expert
Florida, United States

Dr. Adel Eldin, MD, FACC Fellow of the American College of Cardiology, FACP , Fellow of the American College of Physicians has been in private clinical medical practice in Florida over the past 20 years with Brooksville Cardiology. His work is known nationally for patient advocacy, seniors’ rights, education and community outreach. He has been published in various journals and took part in multiple clinical and research trials involving treatment of acute myocardial infarction and coronary stent research. He is the proud recipient of many prestigious awards involving the best small business of the year, First Humanitarian Award and special recognition from President Obama for serving the community, to name a few.

Dr. Eldin is a serial entrepreneur and the current President of Society of Physician Entrepreneur, Tampa Bay Chapter who has been working on solutions for the health care crisis involving Affordable Quality Healthcare Model, for Wellness and Disease Prevention and also founded Florida Medical Tourism in Spring of 2012 to help ease the global health care needs always putting the patient first. He speaks locally and internationally with putting emphasis on “bringing the heart back into Medicine”.

Anti-Aging Medicine and Affordable Quality Healthcare, Concierge Medicine, Medical Wellness Tourism, Preventive Cardiology, Total Wellness
Advisor, Diplomat, Faculty

Eric Durak

Founder & President, Medical Health and Fitness, University of California
California, United States

Eric Durak is one of the nation’s leading clinical Exercise Physiologists and Health Educators. He has over 25 years of experience in health promotion, and has presented at 198 national and international conferences in exercise, medicine, and health promotion. Eric has also logged thousands of hours in clinical care, wellness, and research. He has performed exercise programs for diabetic and cancer patients, and onsite stretching for industrial workers. His clinical research has tested the effects of exercise and nutrition for specific populations.

His career has been a series of “firsts” – producing leading edge research in diabetes and exercise early in his career, starting one of the first exercise and cancer programs in the nation, and producing some of the first clinical exercise certification programs in the profession. He wrote the first book on insurance reimbursement for the fitness industry, and one of the first courses on post-rehab exercise for medical patients. His blood lab specialist CEU course is the first in the industry. Eric has presented his research at the American Cancer Society, The San Antonio International Breast Cancer Conference, the American College of Sports Medicine, Psycho-Oncology, and the American Massage Therapy Association. He has also taught workshops across the US for over 16 years. The author of 24 books relating to healthcare, wellness, and fitness, Eric’s initial book on Exercise and Cancer was published years before others on the topic.

Blood Lab Testing, Cancer Wellness, Corporate Wellness, Diabetes Self Care, Disease Prevention, Population Health Management, Post Rehab, stress management
Advisor, Faculty

Gerald Drefahl

Founder, CEO, Kinesics Software and Education
Louisiana, United States

Gerald Drefahl, M.S., ATC, is a renowned expert and innovator in the fields of rehabilitation and corrective kinesiology. Gerald is the founder of Kinesics, a continuing education and software company, and the CEO of FITT, a private pay integrated wellness facility. As the creator and CEO of Kinesics Software and Education Platform he launched the Kinesics learning management system. As the sole instructor in Kinesics asynchronous lectures produced in video format, Gerald leads a team of professional consultants to assist in crafting the presentation of the course including staff writers, speaking coaches, graphic designers, video editors, business administrators, online course development team, technical staff, and social media management team. Kinesics is an approved continuing education provider for the NATA Board of Certification (BOC), LAPT, TPTA, NSCA, ACSM, NASM, AFAA. Gerald is also the creator of Kinesics Software System. The Kinesics Software System is a proprietary software that allows practitioners to conduct scientifically valid evaluations in order to detect imbalances and deviations throughout the entire body.

In 2,000, Gerald founded FITT, an integrated therapy and training facility which employs personal trainers, massage therapists, physical therapists, athletic trainers, dietitians and holistic health practitioners. Gerald developed a standardized system for all employees to follow for the integrated health and wellbeing of each person involved within the program. The standardized system includes processes and procedures for the following: new client consultations, evaluations, re-evaluation, program design, session protocols, record keeping and SOAP notes, business operations, marketing and management. He also created and developed a unique, whole body evaluation process to uncover imbalances and asymmetries that can lead to injury. The evaluation includes postural analysis, muscle length tension assessment, spinal curve measurements and client specific advanced orthopedic testing. In 2012, Gerald partnered with the Baton Rouge General Hospital System, selling the highly trained staff, allowing the Kinesics processes and protocols to be used within the hospital system, where he currently serves as the facility CEO for the hospital Kinesics System.

Clinical Research, Medical Devices, Physiology, Sports Medicine, Testing and Assessments, Worksite Wellness Education
Advisor, Faculty

Scott Chovanec

President, Scott Chovanec & Associates, Inc
Illinois, United States

Scott Chovanec is President of Scott Chovanec & Associates, Inc., an innovative consulting practice providing strategic solutions, thought leadership and decision support for health care markets as well as the medical wellness, fitness & club industry. Scott has been the regional director for MediFit Corporate Services, Inc., offering consulting, account management and new business development for the award-winning company. He served 16 years as corporate director for Advocate Fitness, a division of Advocate Health Care, where he established the business model and developed, as well as managed, a large network of corporate fitness facilities and integrated hospital-based wellness centers. While in this capacity, he also served as the administrator for The Power Program, Advocate’s experiential learning, team building and adventure travel product line. Scott’s career began as a high school physical education & health educator and head swimming coach.

In all, Scott has over 45 years’ experience in both educational and administrative aspects of fitness and health promotion. Earning Bachelors and Masters of Science,(MS) from the University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse, Scott also has a MS in Exercise Physiology from the University of Illinois, a Masters in Business Administration (MBA- Finance) from Lake Forest Graduate School of Business Management and a MA in Education Administration from Northeastern Illinois University. Over the years, Scott has become a requested lecturer in health fitness, management and leadership disciplines, delivering over 1,000 motivating seminars and keynote presentations to businesses and international conferences. Active in many professional and civic organizations, Scott has authored numerous articles, book chapters and scholarly research. Scott currently serves as Advisor and Faculty Member for the Medical Wellness Association and has served as Vice President – Finance for the International Association for Worksite Health Promotion where he earned the prestigious Fellow status (FAWHP). With several American College of Sports Medicine certifications, Scott is also a CPR and WSI Instructor and holds an advanced swimming pool certification from NSPI. He is a selected member of several business organization registries, being recognized for his professional, academic and civic leadership and achievements. Residing in Highland Park, Illinois, Scott was a two-term elected commissioner for the Park District of Highland Park. As commissioner, he was instrumental in developing a solid sport feeder program for the local high school and had designed new sports, fitness and recreational facilities for the community. He is currently serving on one of the fund-raising boards for Advocate Lutheran General Hospital (Park Ridge, IL). An active marathoner and triathlete, Scott was Midwest Triathlon Champion and has attained a Top Ten national ranking in long-course triathlons. Recently, Scott was named Illinois “Administrator of the Year” by the Association of Health Physical Education Recreation and Dance. He was selected as “Top Presenter” by Athletic Business Conference for 2015 and honored as a Park Ridge Chamber of Commerce “Community Star” award recipient.

Aquatic Certification, Clinical Integration, Customer Service Facility Audit, Facility and Staffing Audits, Health Care, Health Fitness and Medical Wellness Training, Leadership and HR Development, Medical Wellness Facility Review and Certification, Programs
Advisor, Diplomat, Faculty

Dr. Anoop Chaturvedi

CEO & Founder, Anti-Aging and Regenerative Clinic
United States

Dr. Anoop Chaturvedi, MD, is an alumnus of Harvard Business School, USA and one of the world’s leading experts on anti-aging, weight loss and age management medicine. He is the CEO and Founder of World Antiaging Network and also the Co-founder of the Society of Anti-aging Medicine and Research (AMAR – India), which provides educational, clinical, and research support for physicians. Dr. Chaturvedi is also an international lecturer at wellness forums and conferences on natural bioidentical hormones (BIHRT) for the treatment and prevention of age related conditions, weight management and neurotransmitters balancing for aging brain .He is a frequent instructor at medical conferences in the USA, China, India, France, Italy, South Africa, Dubai, and Southeast Asia. He is frequently appearing Anti-aging expert on TV channels in USA and India. Dr. Anoop Chaturvedi is one of the leading experts on anti-aging, weight loss and age management medicine. He is an alumnus of Harvard Business School, USA and Postgraduate in Anesthesiology from Medical College Miraj, India. Founder President of Antiaging Medicine and Research (AMAR) India, CEO of World Antiaging Network, Ass. Prof. Medicine for University of Science Arts & Technology & International Scientific research advisor for Amaya Wellness USA & Euromedicom. Harvard Business School Alumni, Postgraduate in Anesthesiology from the Government Medical College Miraj, India.He is also a research scientist, Founder President of Antiaging Medicine and Research (AMAR) India, World Antiaging Network,International Scientific Advisor for Amaya Wellness USA & Euromedicom, Ass. Prof. Medicine for University of Science Arts & Technology, Montserrat & Faculty of School of Anti-Aging Regenerative and Aesthetic Medicine, UCSI University Malaysia.

Aesthetics, Age Management Medicine and Training, Anti-Aging Medicine, Bioidentical Hormones (BIHRT), Global Wellness, Research, Weight Management
Advisor, Faculty

Dr. Hyla Cass

Author & Integrated Medicine Physician, Integrative Medicine
California, United States

Hyla Cass, MD, is an international expert in integrative medicine and psychiatry. Board-certified in psychiatry and neurology (ABPN) and in integrative and holistic medicine (ABIHM), Dr. Cass graduated from the University of Toronto School of Medicine, interned at Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center, and completed a psychiatric residency at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center-UCLA. Nationally acclaimed pioneer in the fields of integrative medicine and psychiatry, Dr. Cass helps individuals enhance mind, mood and energy with the use of natural supplements and hormones. She has received a numerous awards including the Safe Harbor award for outstanding contributions in alternative mental health, The Legacy Service Award from ACAM, Emord & Associates’ “Excellence in Integrative Medicine,” and admission to the International Orthomolecular Medicine Organization’s Hall of Fame for her significant contribution to the field. She appears often as a guest on national radio and television, including The View and The Dr. Oz Show.

Dr. Cass combines the best of natural medicine with modern science where she uses an integrated approach in her evaluation and treatment of individuals with a wide variety of problems. She is the author of numerous articles and popular books including: The Addicted Brain and How to Break Free; Natural Highs; Supplement your Prescription: What Your Doctor Doesn’t Know About Nutrition, and 8 Weeks to Vibrant Health. Dr. Cass helps individuals withdraw safely and comfortably from addictive substances, including medications, and to enhance mind, mood and energy with targeted nutritional supplements formulations. She lectures frequently for MWA and to her fellow health professionals and is in private clinical practice in the Greater Los Angeles area.

Addictions and Drug Therapy, Holistic Medicine, Integrative Medicine, Natural Medicine, Natural Supplements, Neurology, Nutrition, Orthomolecular Medicine, Psychiatry
Advisor, Faculty

Micheal J. Burt

Founder & CEO, Micheal Burt Enterprises
M.ED., Administration
Tennessee, United States

Coach Micheal Burt is a former championship women’s basketball coach who specializes in coaching companies and individuals in highly commoditized and saturated markets to achieve new levels of success. He has a deep conviction that a good coach can change your life, and he taps into the intelligence of the body, mind, heart, and spirit with each of his clients with an intensity that is upbeat and highly contagious. Micheal Burt has coached business leaders from small entrepreneurial firms to multi-billion-dollar companies. His coaching program of Monster Producer consistently generates at least a 43% increase in a one-year cycle for coaching clients.

Testimony: “Two years ago Coach Micheal Burt was retained by Dr. Steven Hotze, M.D., CEO of the Hotze Health and Wellness Center in Houston, TX. Dr. Hotze wanted a fresh perspective on how to drive sales in a competitive environment where the forces of commoditization were prevalent. Coach Burt put in place a new selling system, a new way to explain their services, an aggressive relationship based referral system, and drastically increased activation events. Dr. Hotze said, “We have had coaches for all the years I’ve been in business but Coach Burt is the best one we have ever had. He brings real strategy and methodology to help you build your business and keeps your people in a forward posture.”

Branding, High-Performance Culture Specialist, Leadership Excellence, Marketing, Partnerships and Network Enhancement, Revenue Growth and Acceleration Strategy Specialist, Strategic Business Coaching
Advisor, Diplomat, Faculty

Dr. Craig Brandman

CEO, StepOneHealth
California, United States

Dr. Craig Brandman, CEO, StepOneHealth, is a UCLA trained cardiologist and entrepreneur in the healthcare industry. For more than 20 years, Craig has brought his knowledge of the business of medicine, the requirements of daily practice, and the benefits of technology to healthcare organizations. StepOne Health is focused on providing integrated resources to engaged, empowered consumer who want to optimize their health and wellness. StepOne emphasizes identifying quantitative personal metrics for Integrated Medical solutions which can then be used as trends in validating the effectiveness of the solutions the engaged consumer has embraced. “The goal of engagement is to improve compliance and optimize outcomes.” Dr. Brandman. Craig was also co-founder and CEO of MEDILINQ in addition to creating two other companies including LawPlus, which provided communications solutions to the legal community; and Gryphon California, which provided secure communications solutions to the health care and legal services industries. Before developing these companies, Craig was Managing Partner responsible for all clinical initiatives for a $65 million physician-management services organization. Craig received his MD from the SUNY-Downstate Medical Center in New York, and his postgraduate training in Cardiology at the Harbor General Campus of UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles. Dr. Brandman has recently been honored as a distinguished International Medical Wellness Association Diplomat, Advisor and new Association Faculty member.

Business of Medicine, Cardiology, Genomics, Health 2.0 Solutions and Consumer Engagement, Integrated Medicine, Medical Wellness Testing, Personalized Medicine
Advisor, Diplomat, Faculty

Amy Blansit

Founder & CEO, American College of Wellness
Missouri, United States

Amy Blansit, MA, is the Founder and CEO of the American College of Wellness in Springfield, Missouri. She is currently on the Kinesiology Department faculty and teaching at Missouri State University, Amy was the Weight Management Coordinator for Mercy Health Systems. In 2003, Amy founded the American College of Wellness and continues to successfully oversee it today. Amy has been an adjunct instructor at Drury University and Missouri State University in the Exercise Science programs. She also has been on the teaching faculty for the Medical Wellness Association, Pinnacle Career Institute and University of Phoenix.

Amy received her Master’s Degree from Adelphi University in Exercise Physiology. She is a certified ACSM Clinical Exercise Specialist and ACSM Health Fitness Specialist At the Missouri State University, she teaches courses in kinesiology, health and wellness promotion, obesity management and sport performance. Amy has been honored as a distinguished International Medical Wellness Association Diplomat, Advisor and inaugural MWA Faculty member. With experience in real estate development, she purchased the dilapidated Fairbanks Elementary School to create a hub for resources in underserved northwest Springfield. As chairman of The Drew Lewis Foundation and Program Director of the Northwest Project for socioeconomic development, Amy is working to positively impact poverty and improve the Springfield community

Bariatrics, Foundation Development, Kinesiology, Nutrition, Obesity and Weight Management Programs, Personal Training and Sports Performance, Teaching, Wellness
Advisor, Faculty

Dr. Silvia Binder

President, Ondamed Companies & Founder, The Binder Institute for Personalized Medicine
Schwanau, Germany

Dr. Silvia Binder, N.D., Ph.D.,MWF, is the Founder of The Binder Institute for Personalized Medicine in Southern Germany and the CEO of the Ondamed Companies in New York, Germany, and Nigeria. She was born in Germany, and grew up in Vienna, Austria, where she earned her degree in business. A motorcycle accident at the age of 15 brought her into a coma for 21 days and announced clinically dead 5 times. She spent her 16th year of life recuperating from her injuries, bound to a wheelchair. Her life changed dramatically ever since by having heightened awareness. Her personal story with her 5-year old son fueled her passion for naturopathic and energy medicine in an integrative personalized and precision wellbeing medicine model. After receiving her diploma in naturopathy from the College of Naturopathy in London, U.K. followed by her Ph.D. degree in naturopathy from the Open University for Complementary and Alternative Medicine in Sri Lanka.

Dr. Binder is an expert in the history and practice of energy medicine and its use today with state-of-the-art Bio Medicine and the German technology, Ondamed. Dr. Binder lectures at diverse scientific events globally and offers specialized courses on Integrative Energy Medicine for healthcare practitioners. She works with community hospitals, university clinics, private clinics and practices in Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, and North- and South America. She treats chronically ill patients from around the world in her private practice and offers virtual consultation. She is shareholder of Zymonetics ACI the B Corp Stem Fellowship & Health innovation trust for population prevention health compliance as a Canada Health 2030 (Canada), a faculty member of Medical Wellness Association MWA (USA), Scientific Advisory Board Member of Daivam (India), contributing author for FAIM (USA); Dr. Binder is an expert committee member of the TCAM department of the Ministry of Health in Nigeria, and she is a member of Integrative Medicine West Africa. She is the author of several peer reviewed articles and the book “ONDAMED – a story of love, healing, and medical revolution”.

Bio-Medicine, Biomedical Therapy (BIT), Clinic Integration, Energy Medicine, Homeopathy, Naturopathy, Nutrition, Ondamed Assessment and Training
Advisor, Faculty

Michael Arloski

Founder, Real Balance Global Wellness, Psychologist
Colorado, United States

Dr. Arloski’s life’s work and passion is creating allies for a healthy world. Helping equip health and wellness professionals with the knowledge and skills that allow them to assist people to succeed at lasting lifestyle improvement, has brought him to become recognized as a world leader in wellness and health promotion.A psychologist with over twenty-five years of clinical work, and professional contribution to the field of wellness and health promotion since 1978, he is one of the key developers of the field of health & wellness coaching. His company, Real Balance Global Wellness Services, Inc., has trained over 8,000 health and wellness coaches on six continents. His book, Wellness Coaching For Lasting Lifestyle Change, 2 nd Ed., the foundational book of the field, is published in English and Mandarin, and is used by many universities and coach training programs.

An engaging and effective public speaker and skilled trainer, Dr. Arloski has keynoted and led workshops across the globe. His approach is to connect and communicate with his audience through real life examples and masterful storytelling, as well as conveying evidence-based information. Michael was a founding board member of the International Consortium for Health Wellness Coaching, establishing standards and credentialing for the profession. His past professional leadership history includes being President of The Ohio Society for Behavioral Health & Biofeedback, The Colorado College Counselors Association, and President of the Board of Directors of the National Wellness Institute. An avid outdoorsman and thirty-year practitioner of Tai Chi, he and his wife, Deborah, live, work, dance and play in Northern Colorado.

Author, Global Certification, International Wellness and Health Coach Training, Keynote Speaker, Lifestyle Medicine/Health Behavior Change, Medical Wellness Coach Training, Organizational and Employee Health, Train the Trainer
Advisor, Diplomat, Faculty

James Michael Lafferty

CEO of Fine Hygienic Holding and Former CEO at P&G, BAT & Coca-Cola
CEO, MWF, MWD M.A., Business
Dubai, U.A.E

James Michael Lafferty is The Chief Executive Officer of Fine Hygienic Holding, and has often been described as one of the most unique and diversified CEO’s in the world today. He is not only a successful CEO: – He is an Olympic Coach. An award-winning journalist. A college professor. A competitive athlete. A philanthropist, mentor-coach, husband and the father of five.

James started his career with humble roots, as a youth track and field coach. Hired by Procter and Gamble in his native Cincinnati, Ohio, James was recruited from the ranks of fitness instructor to enter P&G’s esteemed “Brand Management” program. After superb business and organizational results on the US business, James was transferred into an international career that took him to North Africa, Central and Eastern Europe, The Middle East, Western Europe, Africa and Asia.

With a marketing and general management career that spans over 30 years, James Michael Lafferty is among the leading global experts on business-building, marketing and branding particularly in emerging markets. He has had a long and successful career building businesses and organizations across five continents for some of the world’s leading fast-moving consumer goods companies, including CEO roles within Procter and Gamble, Coca-Cola and BAT. James continues to coach professionally, having coached national level athletes in his native USA as well as Nigeria, and most recently as a Coach of the Philippines Olympic Athletics team at the 2016 Rio Games. He also remains active as a key part of a healthy lifestyle, having run over 30 full marathons and was recent 2017 Philippines National Champion in Powerlifting.

Branding, Business Building, Corporate and Elite Athlete, Emerging Markets, Employee Health and Wellness, Executive Coaching, Fortune 100 CEO, International Trainer and Olympic Coach, Keynote Speaker, Leadership, Marketing
Advisor, Faculty

Dr. Jeff Bensky

COO at Healthpointe Solutions
Missouri, United States

Jeff Bensky is a trusted advisor to the “C Suite” who assumed leadership roles and experiences through creating real-life retail value propositions in the development and management of integrated well-being products and services. Projects have leveraged strategic alliances among various health care entities. Also developed and implemented strategic solutions for physician practice development, brand development for launching specific pharmaceutical products, real estate development for integrated medically-based well-being centers. Experience design is a very important component of our efforts and helps our clients create congruent brand promises with their customer’s brand experiences.

Branding and Business Development, Development Consultant, Experience Design, Strategic and Implementation Planning
Advisor, Faculty

Dan Ansel

President and CEO Private Health News
Ohio, United States

Daniel Ansel is President and CEO for Private Health News, has over 35 years of experience in successfully developing, marketing and managing an extensive range of innovative healthcare and human service related programs. He has developed programs for organizations including: Procter & Gamble, HONDA of America, ChoiceCare, Humana, Anthem Blue Cross/Blue Shield, numerous pharmaceutical companies and hundreds of healthcare systems throughout the United States.Dan served as Vice President, Business Development, for a multi-health care system where he negotiated and directly contacted with insurance carriers, health care providers, community agencies and corporations. He was a principal in creating the largest healthcare-based Corporate Health program in the country which included “at– risk” services for over half a million lives in the behavioral health and senior markets. As Vice President of Business Development for a national marketing / communication organization, Dan developed innovative and targeted communication programs focused on Senior Services, Managed Medicare, and Women’s Health, Hispanic Parenting, Corporate Health and Work/Family issues for the pharmaceutical and managed care markets.

Currently Dan is co-founder and President / CEO of Private Health News and Active Daily Living he has created award-winning e-communication solutions, CRM / Marketing tools and population health platforms to help hundreds of Clients build ongoing, targeted relationships with health consumers, physicians, nurses and patients / caregivers based on their specific health interests, specialties, needs while promoting a client’s programs, products, services and physicians. In addition to being a frequent speaker at national conferences, he has published articles on topics including; Managed Medicare, Acquisition and Retention, Work/Life programs, Direct Contracting with Employers, and Managed Behavioral Health Care. He has a master’s degree in Educational Psychology from the Ohio State University and a master’s degree in Health Care Services Administration from Xavier University.

e-Communications, Elder Care and Employee Assistance Programs, Health Innovation, Healthcare and Medical Product Development, Managed Care, Marketing Strategies
Advisor, Faculty

Dr. Samuel Alawieh

CEO & Founder RXNB Ltd.
Michigan, United States

Dr. Samuel Alawieh received his educational accolades from the University of Windsor, Wayne State University & Ferris State University. Samuel strived for excellence in research, education & entrepreneurship by the mantra of customizing care through integrity, innovation, & compassion. Prior to, his journey initiated at the Windsor YMCA with his first David Covey book from his then CEO & Mentor. Mind, Body & Spirit connectivity was introduced to him as a youth mentor at the age of 16. Onwards, Dr. Alawieh dived into his career with his first undergraduate fellowship with MERCK & Wayne State University at the age of 19. This was his first real lab exposure to synthesizing chemicals for cocaine addiction & Parkinson’s disease treatment investigative modalities. Over the last decade, Dr. Alawieh has dedicated his life to the world of pharmaceutical medicine, nutraceuticals & agricultural medicines. In the last three years, Dr. Alawieh set out to merge, acquire, innovate & launch a full vertical spectrum for offering customized therapeutics, research & development, & products through a business-to-business platform pertaining to the manufacturing, distribution, franchising, licensing, branding & partnering with an incredible network of innovative cutting edge partners to establish a conscious shift into the holistic medicinal platform nationally & internationally. Sam is nationally registered compounding pharmacy franchise recognized and venture implant technology Trade Secret Formulation Licensing nationwide. He has copyright-USPTO Novel compound formulations for pharmaceutical therapy and source code software platform for full vertical specialty pharmaceuticals. Currently, Dr. Alawieh is the CEO & Founder of RXNB LTD, a prescription for new beginnings, motivated to provide fully customizable access to medicine for all market segments, professionals and consumers.

Compounding, Extractions and Synthesis, Full Vertical Customized Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG), Intellectual Property Licensing and Franchising, Medical Business Consulting, Pharmaceutical Formulations
Advisor, Faculty

Mike Alpert

COO at Smart Health Clubs
California, United States

Mike Alpert The past President and CEO of The award-winning Claremont Club since 1997. Located in Claremont, California, The Claremont Club was the leading health fitness, wellness, aquatic, tennis & social facility encompassing 19 acres, with a staff of 261 and servicing over 10,000 members and operating on an annual $12 million fiscal budget. During his time in Claremont, he has created a dedicated team with a sense of community accountability; developed a medical wellness culture of a passionate, value-based entity & created a focus on making a difference in people’s lives. Mike served on the Northwest Athletic Club Association Board of Directors & is a Past President & Board Member of California Clubs of Distinction. He is also a founding Advisory Board Member of the Medical Wellness Association. Mike is a recipient of the Richard S. Kirkendall Award: one of only two non-educators to receive this award from the Claremont Unified School District, The REX Ben Franklin Award, and The Medical Wellness Association Distinguished Community Service Award.

Because his passion is for the chronically injured and the chronically ill, Mike has been presenting “Exercise is Medicine” to universities and organizations internationally including Israel, Italy, and Spain. He believes that now, more than ever, the healthcare industry and the fitness industry must join efforts in combating and preventing the progression of the disease and the effects of an injury. Mike is an Advisory Board member of the Medical Wellness Association. Mike’s honors include the Medical Wellness Association “Best of Medical Wellness” and the REX Ben Franklin Award. He has led Executive Roundtables in Spain and Italy and was selected by the American College of Sports Medicine to present Exercise is Medicine in Israel with the International European Congress.

Cancer Wellness, Community Service, Exercise is Medicine, Financial and Strategic Planning, Health Fitness Clubs, Management Operations, Medical Wellness, Project Walk, Wellness for Clubs
Advisor, Faculty

Dr. Maria Del Sol

Psychiatrist, Key Biscayne Psychiatry Key Biscayne
Florida, United States

Dr. Maria Del Sol, M.D., is an international collaborative clinician in the field of Integrative and Regenerative Psychiatry. Her vision is changing the perspective of psychiatry from a disease-based model to a fluid state of correctable brain imbalances. The primary goal of her patient-centered approach is empowering each person to achieve wellness by attaining harmony between their body and brain. This is essential for overcoming treatment resistance and symptom recurrences. Building from the integrative principles of medicine, her approach is blending modern conventional psychiatry with holistic wellness, nutrition, cognizance, and kindness. She’s inspired a professional liaison among psychiatrists, psychologists, and licensed mental health treatment providers not only in the South Florida community but with mental health as well as medical professionals from more than 10 countries all over the world. This information matrix serves to educate physicians, and licensed mental health professionals on additional evidence and research-based treatment models to better serve our communities. Dr. Del Sol is also a practitioner for Integrative Medicine for Mental Health (IMMH). Armed with information, and like-minded colleagues, additional modalities could be woven into their treatment plans. The exponential growth of this matrix inspired a cohesive mental health care model where patients often receive care simultaneously from various practitioners.

Dr. Maria Del Sol, M.D., is a Clinical Preceptor for the post-graduate psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner (PMHNP) program at The Johns Hopkins University (JHU) School of Nursing. Dr. Del Sol is participating in the Institute of Functional Medicine clinical certification training program as well as the clinical preceptorship for the International Congress of Regenerative Medicine. As a child, adolescent, and adult psychiatrist Dr. Del Sol specializes in helping people from all age groups in their journey to mental and physical health. She is board-certified in Psychiatry and Neurology (ABPN), certified Integrative Psychiatry practitioner by the Integrative Psychiatry Institute (IPI). She is a member of the American Academy of Clinical Psychiatrists (AACP). She is sub-specialized in acute trauma treatment in pediatric psychiatry for Level 1 Trauma Hospitals and Burns Centers. Dr. Del Sol is a provider for the Neuroimmune foundation, as well as a member of the International Lyme and Associated Diseases Society (ILADS). She is certified in Nutrigenomics by Gx Sciences, certified practitioner of Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation by Neuronetics clinical training program, and a Member of the Same Here Psych Alliance, Global Mental Health Movement.

Adolescent and Child Development, Clinical Research, Compassionate Care, Diplomate Status Psychiatry and Neurology, Emotional and Mental Health Care, Medicine, Psychotherapy
Advisor, Faculty

Dr. Mamdouh El Araby

CEO and Founder El Araby Medical Center Hospital
Cairo, Egypt


Dr. Mamdouh El Araby is a well-known family and child-caring Pediatrician for more than three decades who has successfully developed many Healthcare initiatives for improved healthcare delivery and quality for children of Egypt promoting Oral Hydration therapy, breastfeeding, vaccination, and proper nutrition. He now leads Healthcare as a Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of the Internationally Accredited El Araby Hospital. The El Araby Medical Center Hospital: Striving for better patient care is recognized as the preferred choice for people across the Middle East and North Africa.

Dr. El Araby is a national leader in promoting Medical Tourism in Egypt with innovative Technologies. He serves on many Boards and Organizations promoting Public-Private Partnerships to provide solutions to increasing demands in the Healthcare sector along with social entrepreneurship giving back to the community. Dr. El Araby currently serves as the Medical Wellness Association formal liaison for Egypt and North Africa. He also serves as the Chief Pediatrician Expert for the Medical Wellness Association and is on the Association Hygiene and Disease Prevention Professional Acceptance Committee.

Clinical Hygiene, Family and Community Wellness, Healthcare, Hospital Administration, Infection Control, Medical Wellness Tourism, Pediatrics, Prevention
Advisor, Diplomat, Faculty

Dr. Christopher Breuleux

President of the Medical Wellness Association
Austin & Houston, Texas, United States

Dr. Christopher Breuleux has proven strategic leadership expertise in the medical wellness, health promotion, healthcare and the corporate health wellness industries.

As an industry leader, Dr. Breuleux possesses a critical perspective and a unique ability to provide visionary leadership and development for new opportunities in medical wellness, healthcare, corporate and consumer wellness. He is currently the CEO of Medical Wellness Associates, a successful international medical wellness, health fitness consulting, training and development company.

Dr. Breuleux has positioned his leadership as the industry frontrunner in developing, branding, and marketing wellness products/programs, creating real-life value propositions for integrated medical and wellness services. He has managed strategic solutions for healthcare, clinical providers, and businesses in launching new health products, capital/project development for integrated medical centers while serving as the wellness expert in developing medical wellness brands for enhanced client outcomes and consumer experiences.

As a trusted C-Suite advisor, Dr. Breuleux supports significant organizations, companies, medical, wellness, and health providers.

Dr. Breuleux is one of the proven international experts on developing, marketing, and branding medical wellness-health promotion including global companies, medical and health providers. He has had a long and successful career advising organizations across five continents for some of the world’s leading companies and medical healthcare systems.

Dr. Breuleux brings a unique blend of corporate health expertise, national wellness leadership as well as sports medicine therapist, health fitness design, facility project development and management experience. He has extensive experience in creating strategic partnership agreements and joint ventures with companies, developers, and vendors within the medical wellness, health promotion, corporate wellness, and population health industries.

Dr. Breuleux has successfully planned and developed multiple award-winning national wellness and international company employee health fitness programs. He was recently honored with the Distinguished Medical Wellness Professional Service Award and received the prestigious Research Merit Award from the National Wellness Institute. As President of the Medical Wellness Association, he has developed successful business partnerships, leveraged strategic alliances in creating the world’s leading professional medical wellness network with over two decades of international conferences, forums, and training events.

Dr. Breuleux serves on the Medical Advisory Board for Project Walk International and Advisory Board Member for the American College of Wellness, Fitness Formulary, the Fitness Network, Medical Wellness, and Mithra Health. His clients include Fortune 50 companies, hospitals, physicians, health providers, associations, universities/schools, franchises, clubs/spas, and wellness operations. He has provided services to over 600 companies, hospitals and providers including the first joint partnerships between multiple hospital systems, joint university-medical wellness centers and member-club-hospital programs.

Dr. Breuleux has held leadership and faculty positions at several universities including The Ohio State University, University of Michigan, Tulane University, Xavier University, Miami University, University of Cincinnati, and the University of Houston. He has served in leadership roles with several National Fitness and Wellness Councils and the National Governors Council on Health and Fitness. Dr. Breuleux is a Distinguished Fellow with the American College of Wellness, Association for Worksite Health Promotion, The Association of Fitness for Business, Medical Wellness Diplomat, MWA Faculty and serves as corporate trainer and advisor for several companies, hospitals, communities and professional associations.

He provides international training, advising, and development with a personal network of over 500,000 health, medical and wellness professionals. Dr. Breuleux is a licensed MTI Therapy Instructor, Master Trainer for Wellness Advocate Certification, and a highly sought-after corporate and employee trainer with over 1,000 professional presentations and company training engagements.

Alliances, Branding, Business Development, Consulting, Corporate Health and Employee Wellness, Health Fitness Management, Market Research, Medical Wellness, Strategic Partnerships, Wellness as Medicine