MEDICAL WELLNESS FACULTY

International Medical Wellness Association Faculty & Trainers

The Medical Wellness Association Faculty and Trainers include our leading experts in health and medical care, wellness and personalized medicine, complementary, integrative and functional medicine, physiology, medical wellness, aging, gerontology, longevity, performance, sports medicine, physical therapy, employee health promotion, ergonomics, worksite wellness, marketing, branding, strategic business planning, forecasting, auditing, coaching, medical nutrition, supplements, imaging, medical devices, testing assessments and clinical research. Our MWA distinguished faculty provide professional expertise and are instrumental in review of standards, guidelines, programs, products, research, publications, trainings, future planning, certification and professional acceptance for the Association.

Christopher Breuleux, PhD, MWD, FAWHP, FACW, MWF
President, Medical Wellness Association
Houston, Texas

Expertise:

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

Bio:

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.

Dr. Mamdouh El Araby, M.D.
CEO & Founder, El Araby Medical Center Hospital
Cairo, Egypt

Expertise:

Healthcare, Hospital Administration, Medical Wellness Tourism, Pediatrics, Clinical Hygiene, Infection Control, Prevention, Family & Community Wellness

Bio:

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, breast feeding, 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 Partnership 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.

Dr. Samuel Alawieh, Pharm.D
CEO & Founder, RXNB Ltd.
Royal Oak, Michigan

Expertise:

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

Bio:

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.

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

Expertise:

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

Bio:

Mike Alpert has been the President and the CEO of The award winning Claremont Club since 1997. Located in Claremont, California, The Claremont Club is a multi-use athletic, 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 ownership and accountability; developed a club culture of a passionate and value-based entity and created a focus on making a difference in people’s lives. Mike has served on the Northwest Athletic Club Association Board of Directors and is a Past President & Board Member of California Clubs of Distinction. He is also an 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 disease and the effects of injury. Mike is an Advisory Board member of the Medical Wellness Association. He is a past President and Board member of the California Clubs of Distinction and IHRSA's Outstanding Community Service award recipient. 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 Sport Medicine to present Exercise is Medicine in Israel with the International European Congress.

Daniel Ansel, MA, MS, MWF
President & CEO, Private Health News
Cincinnati, Ohio

Expertise:

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

Bio:

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.

Michael Arloski, Ph.D., PCC, CWP, MWF
Founder, Real Balance Global Wellness, Psychologist, Professional Certified Coach
Fort Collins, Colorado

Expertise:

International Wellness & Health Coach Training, Medical Wellness Coach Training, Lifestyle Medicine/Health Behavior Change, Train the Trainer, Global Certification, Organizational & Employee Health, Keynote Speaker, Author.

Bio:

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.

Jeff Bensky, PhD
CCO, HealthPointe Solutions & President, JMB Associates
St. Louis, Missouri

Expertise:

Strategic and Implementation Planning, Experience Design, Development Consultant, Branding & Business Development

Bio:

Jeff Bensky is a trusted advisor to the "C Suite" who assumed leadership roles and experiences though 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.

Dr. Silvia Binder, ND, PhD, MWD, MWF
President, Ondamed Companies & Founder, The Binder Institute for Personalized Medicine
Schwanau, Germany

Expertise:

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

Bio:

Dr. Silvia Binder, N.D., Ph.D., is the CEO and President of the Ondamed companies in Germany and New York. Dr. Binder is founder of the Binder Institute for Personalized Medicine and has been helping chronically ill patients at her medical wellness practice in Germany for many years. Silvia supports international clinical studies at various universities, clinics, medical practices and is actively involved with training M.D.s and allied Health care practitioners around the world. She grew up in Vienna, Austria, where she earned her degree in business and in her continued educational path she received her N.D. degree from the College of Naturopathy in London, U.K. followed by her Ph.D. degree in naturopathy. Binder moved to the U.S. 1989 and in 2002, Silvia met Rolf Binder and she established Ondamed Inc. in New York. She started treating her son, who was able to avoid open-heart surgery since his thrombus reduced drastically under her care. Since 2003, her son has been free of all medication and enjoys a healthy life with her preventative monthly treatments. This eye-opening and heart-touching experience fueled Binder's passion to educate the world of this life-changing technology.

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. Silvia is also a faculty member of the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine and MWA. She lectures around the world and combines Bio Medicine Biomedical Information Therapy (BIT) with focused electromagnetic field stimulation into her practice of Medical Wellness along with lifestyle, nutrition, detoxification, homeopathy, TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine), augmentation to diagnosis and treatment by finding cellular dysfunctional areas on the body that are potentially responsible for not performing at optimum health and chronic disease. Dr. Binder has been helping chronically ill patients at her practice in Southern Germany. Silvia is involved with clinical studies at various university clinics, lectures around the world and offers courses teaching practitioners about the integration of energy medicine with nutrition, homeopathy, anthroposophical medicine, environmental stress, cancer connections (Hamer), bio-­energetic field and more.

Amy Blansit, MA, MWD, MWF
Founder & CEO, American College of Wellness
Springfield, Missouri

Expertise:

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

Bio:

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.

Dr. Craig Brandman, MD, MWD, MWF
CEO, StepOneHealth
Los Angeles, California

Expertise:

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

Bio:

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.

Dr. Hyla Cass, MD, ABPN, ABIHM, MWF
Author & Integrated Medicine Physician, Integrative Medicine
Los Angeles, California

Expertise:

Integrative Medicine, Holistic Medicine, Psychiatry, Neurology, Natural Medicine, Orthomolecular Medicine, Nutrition, Natural Supplements, Addictions & Drug Therapy

Bio:

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.

Dr. Anoop Chaturvedi, MD, PhD, MBBS, DA, MWF
CEO & Founder, Anti-Aging and Regenerative Clinic

Expertise:

Global Wellness, Anti Aging Medicine, Research, Bioidentical Hormones (BIHRT), Weight Management, Aesthetics, Age Management Medicine & Training

Bio:

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.

Scott Chovanec, MS, MA, MBA, MWF, FAWHP
President, Scott Chovanec & Associates, Inc.
Highland Park, Illinois

Expertise:

Leadership & HR Development, Health Care, Clinical Integration, Customer Service Facility Audit, Medical Wellness Facility Review & Certification, Programs, Facility & Staffing Audits, Aquatic Certification, Health Fitness & Medical Wellness Training.

Bio:

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.

Gerald Drefahl, M.S., ATC, MWF
Founder, CEO, Kinesics Software and Education
Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Expertise:

Physiology, Sports Medicine, Worksite Wellness Education, Medical Devices, Clinical Research, Testing & Assessments

Bio:

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.

Eric Durak, M.S., MWF, MWD
Founder & President, Medical Health and Fitness, University of California
Santa Barbara, California

Expertise:

Diabetes Self Care, Cancer Wellness, Post Rehab, Blood lab testing, Population Health Management, Corporate wellness, stress management, and disease prevention

Bio:

 

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.

Dr. Adel Eldin, MD, FACC, FACP
CEO & Founder, Florida Medical Tourism and Global Medical Wellness Expert
Wesley Chapel, Florida

Expertise:

Preventive Cardiology, Total Wellness, Medical Wellness Tourism, Concierge Medicine, Anti-Aging Medicine & Affordable Quality Healthcare

Bio:

Dr. Adel EldinMD, 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”.