MEDICAL WELLNESS ADVISORS

International Medical Wellness Association Advisors

The Medical Wellness Advisors and Advisory Board include experts in medicine, complementary health, alternative-integrative therapies, psychology, physiology, wellness, imaging, gerontology, longevity, performance, sports medicine, health promotion, coaching, fitness, nutrition, assessments and research. Advisors provide professional expertise and are instrumental in review of standards, guidelines, programs, research, publications, trainings and future planning for the Association.

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Dr. Sadek Abdelaal, M.D.
Founder & President, Peacediatrics, Child Healthology
Cairo, Heliopolis, Egypt

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Dr. Francis Acunzo, Ph.D.
Founder & President, The Medical Spa Society
Branford, Connecticut

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Dr. Ralf Adam, Ph.D.
Clinical Director, German Innovation Center
Schwalbach am Taunus, Germany

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Dr. Kathleen Akin, D.C. BCSC
Medical Director, Quality Care
Detroit, Michigan

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Kailin Alberti, M.S., FACW
Wellness Coordinator, Active Health Management
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

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Dr. Judd Allen, Ph.D.
President, Human Resources Institute
Burlington, Vermont

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Mike Alpert,
President & CEO, The Claremont Club
Claremont, California

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Bryan Andrus,
COO, US Specialty Labs
San Diego, California

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Dan Ansel, M.A.
Founder & President, Private Health News
Cincinnati, Ohio

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Dr. Donald Ardell, Ph.D.
Director, SeekWellness
Concord, New Hampshire

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Dr. Michael Arloski, Ph.D.
Founder, Real Balance Global Wellness
Fort Collins, Colorado

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Brent Arnold, M.S., FAWHP
Director, Reach Sports Group
Eugene, Oregon

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Dr. Sam Axelrad, M.D.
Partner, Ret.,, HMU Medical Center
Houston, Texas

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Dr. Rolando Balburias, M.D.
Medical Director, The Medical Center
Manila, Philippines

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Dr. William Baun, EPD, FAHWP
Wellness Coach, Anderson Cancer Center
Houston, Texas

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Marion Becker, MBA
Founder, Marketing-Beraterin
Bad Durkheim, Germany

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Holli Beckwith,
Vice President, Art of Living & Spa Concepts
Austin, Texas

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Dr. James Bell, Ph.D.
International Fitness Professional Association
Tampa, Florida

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Dr. Joel Bennett, Ph.D.
Founder, Organizational Wellness & Learning Systems
Fort Worth, Texas

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Dr. Jeff Bensky, Ph.D.
Founder & Principal, JMB Associates
St. Louis, Missouri

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Dr. Reinhard Bergel, Ph.D.
President, Spa-Kur Therapy Physical Rehabilitation Center
Bonita, California

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Dr. Silvia Binder, ND, Ph.D.
President, Ondamed, Binder Institute
Schwanau, New York , Germany

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Rolf Binder,
Founder, Ondamed Companies
Schwanau, Germany

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Amy Blansit, M.A., CWD, FACW
American College of Wellness
Springfield, Missouri

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Bruce Blausen, M.A.
CEO & Founder, Blausen Medical Communications
Houston, Texas

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Nima Bousheri,
Founder, Zomo Health
Houston, Texas

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Dr. Craig Brandman, M.D.
CEO, StepOneHealth and CMO, MyMedLab
Palo Alto, California

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Dr. Christopher Breuleux, Ph.D., FAWHP, FACW
President, Medical Wellness Association
Houston, Texas

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Loren Brink,
CEO, HealthPointe Solutions, Inc.
Orlando, Florida

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Dr. Jeff Brizzolara, Ph.D., MBA
Chief Clinical Officer, VIVERAE
Dallas, Texas

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Robert Brosmer, M.S.
COO, Y of Central Maryland
Baltimore, Maryland

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Dr. Peter Brown, Ph.D.
CEO, Wellness Management
London, England

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Regina Brugh,
Functional Medicine Genetic Clinician, Medical Solutions
Austin, Texas

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Ed Buda,
President, Lakeshore Medical Fitness
Aurora, Illinois

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Meri Bura, M.D.
COO, General Manager, Holistic Center Mulier
Zagreb, Croatia

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Violeta Laura Cadariu, MA
General Manager, Asset System
Bucharest, Romania

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Tom Campanaro,
President & CEO, EFI Sports Medicine
San Diego, California

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Jeffrey Campbell,
Founder & President, Vesuvius Press Wellness Education
Phoenix, Arizona

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Carmen Silvia Grubert Campbell, Ph.D.
Exercise Physiologist Reseacher, Catholic University of Brasilia
Taguatinga, Brazil

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Dr. Hyla Cass, M.D.
Author & Integrated Medicine Physician, Integrative Medicine
Pacific Palisades, California

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Annie Chang,
Marketing Director , Cynosure, Sculpsure
Austin, Texas

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Dr. Nathan Chang, O.D., Ph.D
CEO, Chi Change Enterprise
Taipei, Taiwan

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Dr. Anoop Chaturvedi,
President, Amaya International
Mumbai, India

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Delia Chiaramonte, M.D.
President, Insight Medical Consultants
Baltimore, Maryland

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Scott Chovanec, MBA, MS
Principal, SCA
Highland Park, Illinois

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Laurie Cingle, M.A.
President, Consulting and Coaching
Cleveland, Ohio

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Kevin Clair, FAWHP
President, Health Solutions
Baltimore, Maryland

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Nancy Clark, RD, MS, CSSD
Founder, Healthworks Sports Nutrition Services
Chestnut Hill, Massachussetts

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David Clymer,
CEO, MyMedLab
Joplin, Missouri

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Michaela Conley, M.A.
Founder, HPCareers, HPLive, State of Wellness
Columbia, Maryland

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Anne Connolly,
Director, Wellness Initiative
Providence, Rhode Island

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Casey Conrad, J.D.
Director, Communication Consultants
Providence, Rhode Island

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Dr. Jason Conviser, Ph.D., FACSM
President, One Small World
Chicago, Illinois

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Paul Couzelis, Ph.D., FACSM
Retired, MediFit
New York, New York

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Dr. Kimberly Crawford, M.D.
CEO, WellMed Inc.
Melbourne, Florida

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Jesse Curry,
CEO, MJC & Redline Athletics
Phoenix , Arizona

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Diana D'Itri,
Director, Medical Fitness Network
Orange County, California

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Jesse De Leon,
Founder & CEO, Fort Bend MD
Katy, Texas

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Dr. Jason Deitch, D.C.
Chief Wellness Officer, Discover Wellness
Jericho, New York

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Nick Delgado, Ph.D.
President & CEO, Ultimate Medical Research
Newport Beach, California

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Dr. James Denninghoff, MD
Medical Director , Missouri Sinus-Allergy
Columbia, Missouri

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Fausto Di Giulio, PT
Coordinator, Italian Fitness Federation
Lido Teramo, Italy

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Dr. Nate Dixon, DPT
Founder & CEO, Lava Physical Therapy
Hilton Head, South Carolina

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Jay Donella,
Medicine At Work Manager, NuPhysicia Clinics
Houston, Texas

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Lisa Dougherty,
Founder & CEO, Medical Fitness Network
Orange County, California

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Cindy Dremely,
Founder & Director, Project Walk Houston
Missouri City, Texas

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Bret Dudl,
The Wellness Center
La Joya Perfecta, Costa Rica

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Tracey Dunn,
Founder, Adventures Worldwide
Thunder Bay, Ontario

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Eric Durak, M.S., MWD
President, Medical Health and Fitness
Santa Barbara, California

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Kirsti Dyer, MD, FAAETS, NCBF, BCETS, BCBT
Professor, Integrative Health & Medicine
Modesto, California

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Rawan Emeish,
Marketing Head, Fine Hygienic Holding
Amman, Jordan

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Reed Engle, M.A.
Institute on Aging
Evanston, Illinois

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Dr. Donald Falknor, D.P.M.
Diplomat, American Board of Podiatric Surgery
Houston, Texas

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Mariana Farias,
Director of Nutrition
Buenos Aires, Argentina

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Anne Marie Frizzell,
Founder, Well LIfe Journey Coaching
Sligo, Ireland

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Dr. Ronda Gates, M.S., RPh
Founder, Lifestyles
Tucson, Arizona

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Dr. Eric Gebhart, RPh
Executive Wellness, Memorial Hermann Wellness Institute
Houston, Texas

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Marcus Gholke,
CFO, Lorand Laboratories
Houston, Texas

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Philippe Goix, Ph.D., MBA
Chairman & CEO, PHDx, Inc.
Austin, Texas

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Larry Golding, Ph.D.
Professor, University of Nevada
Las Vegas, Nevada

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Brian Goonan, Ph.D.
Clinical Psychologist, Sports & Wellness Psychology
Bellaire, Texas

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Carrie Greene,
COO & GM, Interactive Health
Baltimore, Maryland

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Dr. Ruchi Gulati, M.D.
Director, Sukh Ayurveda
Noida, India

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Phil Haberstro,
Director, Wellness Institute
Buffalo, New York

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Lothar Hagele, Ph.D.
Founder & President, X-Lab Biotech
Munchwilen, Switzerland

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Dr. Raymond Hall, D.C.
Medical Partner, Pacific Coast Orthopedic Sports Medicine
Santa Monica, California

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Baker Harrell, Ph.D.
Founder & CEO, IT'S TIME TEXAS
Austin, Texas

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David Hayob, CPA
Managing Partner, BKD, LLP Advisor
Houston, Texas

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Dr. Michal Heger, Ph.D.
Professor, Editor, Academic Medical Center, University of Amsterdam
Amsterdam, the Netherlands

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Dr. Steve Helschien, D.C.
Founder, Cardio Crusaders
Columbia, Maryland

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Greg Hill, PA
StepOneHealth
Foothills Ranch, California

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Tesuya Hirano, M.D., Ph.D., FACW
Director, Hirano Clinic
Osaka, Japan

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Jason Hodge, MES
Founder & President, Medical Fitness Pros
Katy, Texas

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Dr. Ann Hawkins Hood, Ph.D.
President, WellCare Dimensions
Boca Raton, Florida

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Robert Hopper, Ph.D.
President, Health and Medical Insurance
Los Angeles, California

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Dr. Steven Hotze, M.D.
Founder & CEO, Hotze Health & Wellness Center
Houston, Texas

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Kelly House,
COO, Health Promotion Live
Auburn Hills, Michigan

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Dr. Corey Huck, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Health Coordinator, University of Wisconsin
Stevens Pointe, Wisconsin

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Katie Hurley,
CEO, Integral Health and ERG 8
Miami, Florida

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Dr. Wayne Hurst, DPM, Fellow, ACFAS
Founder & CEO, Reconstructive Foot and Ankle
Cedar Park, Texas

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Dr. Douglas Husbands, DC, CCN
Athens Chiropractic Clinic
San Carlos, California

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Rasmus Ingerslev,
Executive Vice Chairman, Wexer Virtual, SciLife Clinic
Frederiksberg, Denmark

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Antonio Jacobs, MS
Ergonomic Specialist, Prevention and Medical Management
Houston, Texas

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Dr. Roger Jahnke, O.M.D.
CEO, Health Action
Santa Barbara, California

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Dr. John Jaquish, Ph.D.
CTO, Performance Health Systems
Chicago, Illinois

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James Jenkins,
Founder, First Approach Worksite Wellness
White Plains, New York

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Dr. John Johnston, M.D.
Medical Director, ICON Wellness Center & Medical Spa
Webster, Texas

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Dr. Jessie Jones, Ph.D.
Chairman, Center for Successful Aging
Fullerton, California

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Dr. Robert Karch, Ed.D.
Executive Director, National Center for Health Fitness
Washington DC, District of Columbia

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Alexey Kashirin,
CEO, Strata Partners Fitness Systems
Moscow, Russia

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Dennis Keiser,
President, Keiser Institute
Fresno, California

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Jeffrey Keller, MS
President, Independent Health Club Networking Association
Boynton Beach, Florida

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Paul Keller, M.A.
Family Martial Arts Academy
Beaverton, Oregon

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Mark Kelly,
Founder & CEO, Principal-Centered Health, Inc.
Lake Forest, California

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Wolf Kirsten, M.S.
CEO, International Health Consulting
Berlin, Germany

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Steve Kramer, J.D., MBA
Partner, Kramer Rayson, LLP
Knoxville, Tennessee

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David Krueger, M.D.
CEO, MentorPath
Houston, Texas

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Edward Kuhn,
Founder & Agent, Wellness Medical Protection Group
Chicago, Illinois

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Dr. John La Puma, M.D.
FACP, ChefMD
Santa Barbara, California

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Caroline Lafferty,
Coach/Trainer, Yoga Alliance, University of Toronto
Toronto, Canada

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James Lafferty,
CEO, Procter & Gamble, Coca-Cola, BAT
Manila, Philippines

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Dr. Shelena Lalji, M.D.
Wellness and Medical Spa
Sugar Land, Texas

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Hervey Lavoie,
President, Ohlson Lavoie Collaborative
Denver, Colorado

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Mark LeBlanc,
Director, All One Health
Houston, Texas

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Dr. John Lewis, Ph.D.
Miller School of Medicine, University of Miami
Miami, Florida

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John Paul Liang,
President, American College of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine
Houston, Texas

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Dr. James Lindberg, M.D.
Medical Director & President, Lindberg Medical Center
Santa Ana, California

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Gary Lindsay, MPH
Director Center for Health Management, US Occupational Health
Washington, District of Columbia

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Domingo Liotta, M.D.
Professor, Physician, Clinical Researcher, Universidad
Argentina

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Herb Lipsman,
CEO, The Health Club Company, Golf Club of Houston
Houston, Texas

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Lanny Lomax, M.D.
President & CEO, Ultimaxx Health
Dallas, Texas

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Len Lopez, D.C.
President, Dr. Len Inc.
Addison, Texas

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Dr. Joseph Ludwig, M.D.
CEO, Trek Visions
Houston, Texas

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Michael Maier, M.D.
Founder, Texas Sports Medicine Institute; Fondren Orthopedics
Richmond, Texas

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Michael Mantell, Ph.D.
Senior Consult, Behavioral Sciences, ACE
San Diego, California

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Sally Martin-Ivory,
Director, Kamalaya Wellness Sanctuary
Surat Thani, Thailand

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Vaughn Marxhausen,
Health Fitness Consultant, Advanced Exercise Equipment
Houston, Texas

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Dr. Michael Masters, D.C.
Manager, Employee Wellness, Houston Methodist Hospital
Sugar Land, Texas

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Dr. Jeffrey Matheson, MDCM
Pure Life Science Corporation
Mississauga, Ontario, Canada

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Bill McBride,
President & CEO, Active Wellness
Sausalito, California

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Denis McCarthy,
Clinical & Occupational Psychologist
Fremantle, Australia

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Dr. Jean-Aime Medici, Ph.D.
Founder & CEO, Mithra Health
Paris, France

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Lauve Metcalfe, M.S., FAWP, MWD
College of Medicine, University of Arizona
Tucson, Arizona

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Yvan Miklin,
CEO, Aquila Ltd.
Miami Beach, Florida

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Colin Milner,
Founder & CEO, International Council on Active Aging
Vancouver, British Columbia

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Susie Misini,
Director, MisinInspired Fitness and Lifestyle
Hongkong, China

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Margaret Moore, MBA
CEO, Wellcoaches, Institute Harvard Medical School
Boston, Massachusettes

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Dr. Robert Moore, D.P.M.
Founder & CEO, Body of Knowledge
Houston, Texas

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Hans Muench,
Director, German University of Fitness
Zürich, Switzerland

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Dr. John Munson, Ph.D.
Chairman, Board of Directors, National Wellness Institute
Stevens Point, Wisconsin

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Barbara Murphy-Shannon,
Vice President, Acara MedSpas
Branford, Connecticut

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Dr. Cem Mutlu, M.D.
Medical Director
Antalya, Turkey

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Leong Khong Nan,
Managing Director, Biotherapeutics
Singapore

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Tom Nelson, M.A.
Principal, McClure Nelson & Associates
San Francisco, California

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Heidi Novak, B.S.
Founder and CEO, Holistic Health
Layton, Utah

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Blake Nowell,
Founder and CEO, TNA Ondamed
Brandon, Mississipi

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Bryan O’Rourke, MBA
President, Fitness Industry Technology Counsel
New Orleans, Louisiana

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Shannon Payne, D.C.
Medical Director, Family Sports Medicine
Missouri City, Texas

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Dr. Joseph Perez, M.D.
Allergy and Asthma Care
Houston, Texas

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Richard Perryman, D.C.
Health Coach, LifeStrive
Phoenix, Arizona

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Tammy Petersen,
Partner, American Academy of Health & Fitness
Tonganoxie, Kansas

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James Peterson, Ph.D., FACSM
Founder & Publisher, Healthy Learning
Monterey, California

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George Pfeiffer, FAWP, MWD
President, The WorkCare Group
Charlottesville, Virginia

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Joyce Phelps,
Manager, Humana
Columbus, Ohio

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David Pickering,
Founder, Preventure
Providence, Rhode Island

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Theodore Piliszek, M.D., ABAAM, CNS
Founder, World Wellness Research/Longevity Medicine
Houston, Texas

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Dr. Harish Pillai, M.D., MBA
Chief Executive Officer, Salam International Hospital
Cairo, Egypt

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Tanya Ploner, M.D.
Founder & CEO, Infinity Factory
Johannesburg, South Africa

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Helen Pokrajac, MBA, Ph.D.
Director, Advanced Health Education Center
Dubai, UAE

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Meredith Porter, M.D.
Medical Director, DaVincian Healthcare
Austin, Texas

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Don Powell, Ph.D.
Founder & CEO, Institute for Preventive Medicine
Farmington Hills, Michigan

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Dr. Ronald Pucillo, M.D., FAAFP
Medical Director , Wellness & Bariatric Medicine
Sugar Land, Texas

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Bryan Pulcher,
Director, HBU Bradshaw Fitness Wellness Center
Houston, Texas

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Chris Purvis, PT, MS, ATC, CSCS
CEO, Peak Performance Physical Therapy
Baton Rouge, Louisiana

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Marlen Putman, RN, CCM
BetterME
Frederick, Maryland

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Antonio Ramalho, M.A.
Director Tecn., Caritas Viseu Region
Lisbon, Portugal

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Jeff Randall,
President, JLR Associates
Boston, Massachusettes

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Krish Ravindran, Pharmacist
WuDao Worldwide
Selangor, Malaysia

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Rosenberg Reuven, D.C.
CEO, Integrative Health Center
Jerusalem, Israel

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Rob Rideout,
Co-Founder, MicroFit
Santa Cruz, California

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Dr. Hernán Rincón,
Professor, President, Colombian Psychiatric Association
Cali, Colombia

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Oscar Romano, M.D.
Medical Director, University Medical Wellness & Medical Spa
San Juan, Puerto Rico

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Michael Rozen, M.D.
Orthopedic Medicine
Palm Beach Gardens, Florida

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John Rutigliano, M.S.
Vice President, Fitness Resources
Plainview, New York

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Dr. Nanai Sachdev, M.D.
Medical Director, Anti-Aging and Regenerative Clinic
Beverly Hills, California

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Robert Sallis, M.D., FACSM
Exercise is Medicine Advisory, Board Chairman
Fontana, California

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Dr. Chee San Lee, M.D.
Medical Leader- Asia, Procter & Gamble
Tianhe, Guangzhou, China

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Michael Scott Scudder,
CEO, Health Club Managers & FitBiz Connection
Taos, New Mexico

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Brian Sekula, Ph.D.
President, The Health Performance Institute
Missouri City, Texas

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Sachin Shah,
Co-Founder, Prevention Cloud & Zomo Health
Houston, Texas

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Peari Shah,
Director, Elevation Mechanics
Houston, Texas

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Dr. Tayma Shaya, M.D., FAAFP
Owner, Medical Director, Shaya Precision Health
Sugar Land, Texas

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Nori Shirai,
GM International Marketing, Daiwa Pharmaceutical
Tokyo, Japan

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Juan Carlos Dominguez Siemens,
Director, Terapias Electromagneticas
Gran Canaria, Spain

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Dr. Richard Silver, DC
Founder, Insight Medical Diagnostics
Houston, Texas

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Dr. Herbert Gustavo Simões, Ph.D.
Professor, Catholic University of Brasilia
Taguatinga, Brazil

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Derron Simon, M.D.
President & Co-Founder, Institute of Health Careers
Richmond, Virginia

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Graham Simpson, M.D.
President & CEO, Medical Institute
Dubai, UAE

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Chris Skisak, Ph.D.
Executive Director, Houston Business Group on Health
Marble Falls, Texas

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Sean Slovenski,
President, Population Health, Healthways
Cincinnati, Ohio

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Greg Soderberg, P.T.
Director of Medical Care, Tri Medx
Indianapolis, Indiana

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Adam Southam,
Chairman & Chief Strategic Officer, iFormulary & Fitness Formulary
Minneapolis, Minnesota, United states

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John Spencer, Ed.D.
CEO, National Exercise & Sports Trainers Association
Santa Margarita, California

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Kevin Steele, Ph.D.
Medical Advisory Board, Performance Health Systems
Los Angeles, California

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Dr. Craig Steingraber, D.C., BCSC
Medical Team Doctor, Cancer Treatment Centers of America
Newnan, Georgia

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Dr. Sonja Stoffel, Ph.D.
Department of Sport Science Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
Karlsruhe, Germany

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Rick Stollmeyer, Founder & CEO
MINDBODY Inc.
San Luis Obispo, California

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Jim Strohecker,
Founder & President, Health World Online
Los Angeles, California

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Dr. Nalinee Sutthiipisal, M.D.
Diplomat Thai Board of Dermatology, Samittvej Sukhumvit Hospital
Bangkok, Thailand

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Mark Tager, M.D.
President, ChangeWell
La Jolla, California

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Steven Tharrett, Ph.D.
Founder & CEO, Club Industry
Highland Village, Texas

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SP Tjandra,
Director, Victus Life Longevity Institute
Bali, Indonesia

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Eddie Tock,
Partner, REX Roundtables
New York, New York

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Lisa Travis,
Director, National Medical SpaMD
Nashville, Tennessee

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Dr. Brett Trusko, Ph.D.
CEO, International Association of Innovation Professionals
Houston, Texas

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John Ullrich,
President, Aspen Systems-Visual Clubmate
Spring, Texas

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Dr. Bruce Underwood, Dr.P.H.
Founder & CEO, Healthy Futures
Indian Wells, California

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Dr. Richard Urbanek, M.D.
Occupational Health Services Europe
Praha, Czech Republic

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Dr. Gijs Van Oort, Ph.D.
CEO, HASA
San Antonio, Texas

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Dr. Marco Vargas, D.P.M.
Sports Medicine Foot and Ankle
Richmond, Texas

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Erling Vebenstad,
Founder, Balanse Pluss
Oslo, Norway

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Dr. Olivier Wenker, M.D., MBA
CEO, Medical Director , Scientific Publications
Houston, Texas

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Rachel Westheimer, MPH
University of Texas School of Public Health
Houston, Texas

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Dan Wilford,
CEO, Memorial Hermann Health System
Sugar Land, Texas

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Jim Wiseheart,
Founder & President, Aciaci Resource Mgt.,Makiti Delivery
Houston, Texas

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Dr. Karen Wolfe, MBBS, M.S.
CEO, Dr. Karen Wolfe Inc.
Mission Viejo, California

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Dr. Jason Wong, PT, DPT
Bauerfeind Performance Center
Santa Monica, California

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Dr. Judy Woolger, M.D.
Associate Professor, University of Miami, School of Medicine
Miami, Florida

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Tim Yates,
Founder, Project Walk® Global Headquarters
Carlsbad, California

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Muge Yucel,
Teras International GmbH
Berlin, Germany- Turkey

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Dan Zeman, M.S.
CEO, Breakaway Technology and Development
Minneapolis, Minnesota