self-care and healthy lifestyles.
healthiest version of themselves through our virtual care.
considers their needs, progress, and value.
MD MPH MBA
Founder and Chief Executive Officer
Innocent Clement is the former CEO and Co-Founder of Kaia Health Inc., a digital therapeutic company. He led the Kaia Health initiatives here in the US, including partnerships, clinical trials, regulatory submissions, and expansion across North America.
Innocent is a trained physician from both Columbia and Harvard University. In his role as the CEO at Ciba Health, Innocent plans to harness the core competencies of the team members to ensure optimal deployments of their skills and ensure effective and fast execution as he designs, implements, and optimizes business operations to support the company’s overarching goals.
Chief Operations Officer
With more than 15 years of financial services experience, LaTanya Robinson is Chief Operations Officer for Ciba Health. As Vice President, senior national account manager at PGIM Investments®, she managed the distribution and placement of proprietary investment products at global, national and regional broker-dealer channels.
LaTanya also managed the contract negotiations and client product on-boarding. As the director of relationship management while at UBS Financial Services, she was responsible for the relationships with third-party asset management, insurance, and annuity firms with products on the UBS platform.
As an insurance and annuities analyst, she was part of the product team and instrumental in the post-acquisition transition of the UBS/ Piper Jaffrey merger. And as a diversity and inclusion manager, she provided oversight of the firm’s affinity networks, external partnerships, and training/recruiting initiatives.
LaTanya was also the Practice Administrator for the Department of Surgery, Vascular Surgery at University Hospital, now Rutgers Hospital.
LaTanya is pursuing her Master of Business Administration from Cornell University, Johnson School of Management. She has a Certification in Portfolio Management from New York University and holds FINRA licenses.
Chief Financial Officer
A seasoned management, finance and investment professional with over 13 years of international experience in North America and Africa at companies as varied as Citi, Ecobank and ThermoFisher Scientific.
Oduware has an MBA from Cornell University’s Johnson School of Management and a Master of degree in Applied Economics and Advanced Certificate in Financial Economics both from University at Buffalo, (SUNY). He worked in middle market investment banking in New York advising several companies on financing and transaction structuring mainly the healthcare and renewable energy industries.
Oduware was also Chief Commercial Officer at NanoPV Solar a US based solar technology and development company. Prior to work in renewable energy, he has also held several capital markets and treasury positions at Citibank and Ecobank in Africa.
Chief Marketing Officer
Marketing and branding professional with more than 12 years of experience in various industries. Currently serving as a Fractional CMO to startups and established businesses in the health & wellness industry.
Medical Director, West
Dr. Sandy Lê works with patients to treat the root cause of disease and to empower patients to achieve their health goals.
With a strong interest in lifestyle and hormone health, she works with patient goals ranging from optimizing body composition and hormone balancing to resolving health issues like fatigue, digestive symptoms, mood issues, and getting pregnant naturally. She works with a variety of patients, including many athletes and executives.
She works collaboratively with a team of doctors and nutritionists to tailor treatment plans based on her patient's needs. Her focus is to help each patient feel their best.
Dr. Sandy Lê is a Los Angeles native and a graduate of University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and the National University of Natural Medicine (NUNM). She completed a residency focused in integrative health and primary care in Portland, OR. She is a member of the California Naturopathic Doctors Association and served on the executive committee working to improve patient access to integrative medicine.
Medical Director of Mental Health
Dr. Abdool-Hall received her medical degree from Howard University in Washington DC. She also completed predoctoral research at the National Institutes of health and received her PhD in Microbiology with an emphasis in immunology from Howard University.
She completed her medical residency training in Psychiatry at the Harvard Medical School Brigham and Women's Psychiatry Residency i. She went on to complete certification in the Harvard Program in Refugee Trauma.
Dr. Abdool-Hall served as a staff Psychiatrist, then as the Associate Director of Behavioral health for the Western Avenue site of the Lynn Community Health Center. There she gained experience caring for refugees and asylees. She then worked at Atrius health where she supervised nurse practitioners.
Dr. Karen Abdool-Hall provides both therapy and medication management for individuals seeking help with all types of Psychiatric illness.
In particular she enjoys working with patients experiencing anxiety, depression, Post Traumatic stress disorder and binge eating disorders.
Medical Director, East
Dr. Markyia Nichols aka “Dr.Kyia” is a board-certiﬁed Ob/Gyn and Functional Medicine Expert committed to helping her patients to heal the root cause of their health and wellness issues.
She received her undergraduate degree in Biology and Spanish from Johns Hopkins University, completed her medical training at the University of Maryland at Baltimore and completed her Ob/Gyn residency training at the Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore. She has continued fellowship training in Functional Medicine through the Academy for Anti-Aging and Regenerative Medicine.
Dr.Kyia is a true Marylander and lover of blue crabs, the Ravens football team and nature. You can often ﬁnd her on her yoga mat out in nature, taking a hike in the woods, or eating crabs at the beach.
As Sexual Health Director, Dr. Nichols is excited to oﬀer her expertise in sexual health and wellness, hormonal health, and functional medicine to the platform.
As the demands for quality health care and preventive health increase, it is the perfect time to oﬀer services that will truly revolutionize the way we practice medicine and assist in treating the “whole” person.
Director Patient Engagement
Eurizandra received both her undergraduate and master’s degrees from the University of Massachusetts, Boston.
As a leader, entrepreneur, multilinguist, and innovator, Eurizandra finds joy in taking on new roles and challenges while improving the lives of people around her.
Her diverse background, passion for languages, and human empowerment has been a driving force in her career choices leading to the founding of a successful business and co-founding of a non-profit health organization that strengthens healthcare in her hometown, Cape Verde.
Through her multiple endeavors and positions, she has been widely recognized for her body of work and results-driven leadership. Awards that include: Federal employee of the year nomination and certificates of excellence and commitment from the Veterans Health Administration.
In her leisure time, traveling, meditating, and exploring the outdoors with her family are a few of the things she enjoys most.
Dr Owolabi is a firm believer in the human body's capacity for self-healing. He enjoys working with patients to identify underlying reasons for physical dysfunction.
He treats Diabetes, Weight Issues, Mood disorders, Fatigue, and Gastrointestinal Disorders with a holistic approach using diet, movement, nutritional supplements, and mind-body exercises.
Dr Owolabi is board certified Family Physician. He completed medical school at East Carolina University, and his Family Medicine Residency at Stanford. After Residency, Dr Owolabi pursued extra study in Nutrition, Weight Management, and the Culinary Arts.
He finalized his advanced training by completing an Integrative Medicine Fellowship at the University of Michigan, where he focused heavily on nutritional supplementation & Cognitive Behavior Therapy.
Dr. Meyer is board certified in Family Medicine and Integrative Medicine. She received full training in Functional Medicine through the Institute of Functional Medicine. She received her Bachelor's degree in Nursing from Niagara University and attended medical school at Des Moines University.
She worked at the Cleveland Clinic prior to relocating to South Carolina. Discouraged by poor outcomes in traditional medicine, she searched to find a way to help people improve their health and take fewer medicines.
Functional Medicine was that answer, which focuses on nutrition, movement, environment, body, mind, and soul. She is especially grateful that improvements in people's health can occur so quickly with simple changes.
Mary Scanlon-O’Kelly, M.D. acquired Board Certification in Family Medicine and is a founding
diplomate of the American Board of Holistic Medicine. In addition to comprehensive medical
training at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center, she also completed a fellowship in
Integrative Medicine at Beth Israel’s Center for Health and Healing in New York City.
Dr. Scanlon uses a patient-centered approach to medicine, searching for the cause of disorders rather than treating only the symptoms of disease. She utilizes a “salutogenic model” which is concerned with the relationship between health, stress and coping mechanisms. Salutogenesis focuses on the factors that support human health and well being.
Born in Chicago, Illinois, Dr. Scanlon grew up in New York City and Ireland. She attended Manhattan College and SUNY Health Science Center, Brooklyn, interned at St. Vincent’s Hospital in Greenwich Village and completed her residency at New York Presbyterian Medical Center. She has taught at SUNY College of Health-Related Professions and currently holds an appointment as Instructor in Clinical Medicine at Columbia University Medical Center and was an attending physician at Beth Israel Medical Center. She has completed postgraduate medical training in Anthroposophic Medicine sponsored by the Gotheanum located in Dornach, Switzerland, is certified in Prana Yoga and has worked with numerous established institutions including Albert Einstein College of Medicine and the Omega Institute among many others.
In addition, she has written articles, presented at national and international conferences, and been interviewed by TV, radio and magazines on topics related to holistic health care.
The first time I began to realize that there were some major flaws in our current healthcare system was in my third year of medical school, when I noticed that some of our patients with chronic diseases, whom we had just discharged from the hospital a few weeks ago, were being readmitted. To me, this did not make sense.
As healthcare providers, why were we not able to help our patients get better and stay better? Why did their chronic diseases keep progressing, despite them being on a long list of medications that were supposed to treat their diseases?
Seeking the answers to these questions is what eventually brought me to the practice of Functional Medicine. What I came to understand was that our patients were not getting better because we were only ever treating their symptoms and doing nothing to investigate and treat the root cause of their symptoms. So, the underlying disease processes kept progressing, and based on our conventional training, all we could do was add on more and more medications. This is a very disempowering position for both patients and providers.
What I love most about Functional Medicine is that it puts the power back in the patient’s hands. As a provider, I’m able to work together with my patients to help them use a combination of lifestyle and behavior changes, supplements, and when needed, medications, to address the root of their symptoms. I also enjoy working with patients on incorporating practices like meditation and practical healthy living skills like cooking, into their daily life. My goal is to enable my patients to focus on living the life they want, instead of a life limited by their diagnoses.
I received my bachelor’s degree from Carnegie Mellon University and attended medical school at The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. I am board certified in Preventive Medicine and am certified in Functional Medicine through the Institute for Functional Medicine.
After my residency, I spent a year teaching at a medical school in Sri Lanka and conducting research on mindfulness in medicine. I also recently completed training in culinary medicine through The Institute of Lifestyle Medicine.
Dr. DeLong received her medical degree from University of Utah School of Medicine and completed her medical residency in Psychiatry at the University of California at San Francisco.
After graduation, she went on to volunteer as a supervising physician at the Women's Mood and Hormone clinic at UCSF. She also practiced at Mission Mental Health, a community clinic focusing on underserved populations of San Francisco.
Concurrently, she built a thriving private practice which emphasized psychotherapy, mindfulness, healthy relationships, and lifestyle changes to support mental health for young professionals.
For the past six years, she has worked with hospitalized patients and those needing medical detox services. She also volunteers for Utah Health and Human Rights providing medication management for refugee survivors.
Dr. DeLong provides medication support for a broad range of mental health conditions with an emphasis on depression and anxiety. She firmly believes in the power of an integrative approach to mental wellbeing and is excited to be a team member on your path to wellness!
NBC-HWC, FMCHC, CPT
Audra is a National Board Certified Health & Wellness Coach, Functional Medicine Certified Health Coach and Certified Personal Trainer through the American Council on Exercise.
With a whole health approach Audra is passionate about supporting others become the healthiest version of themselves. Through simple and practical lifestyle changes she helps clients take action to create a sustainable healthy lifestyle that builds confidence in the kitchen, in their body and in their life.
When not coaching clients you'll find Audra staying active with her husband and children on their family farm. An adventurer at heart she loves to explore new places, mud runs and experimenting with new foods in the kitchen.
Functional Medicine Certified Health Coach
Beth O'Leary has had a lifelong passion for health and wellness and is honored to help clients explore their own motivation and tools to reach their personal goals.
While Beth enjoyed a career in the field of advertising that was focused on the healthcare industry, there was always a feeling of wanting to do more to help people on a personal level.
This desire first led her to obtain certification as a registered yoga teacher in 2006, where she was able to share her love of yoga and its many benefits with others.
However, it was a health crisis that would eventually lead Beth towards the field of functional medicine and health coaching. In 2007, her husband was diagnosed with stage IV colon cancer. It was a very aggressive disease, which took many years of surgeries and treatments ranging from Western (allopathic) to naturopathic medicine modalities to overcome. Thankfully he is now healthy and doing well. But the stress of these years of uncertainty, combined with raising two young children, took its toll on Beth’s health.
In prior years, she had successfully managed an unusual autoimmune condition but found that she was having a tougher time keeping it under control. A range of symptoms started to overtake her, including fatigue, brain fog, body aches, etc., and she was diagnosed with fibromyalgia. This led Beth back to naturopathic and functional medicine, and while it took time to find the right balance, she learned the many ways that she was able to help herself heal on a physical, mental and emotional level.
During this time, it spurred her to learn as much as possible about the best lifestyle practices for reaching optimal health. It also boosted Beth’s desire to help others through their own health journeys, ultimately leading her to the Functional Medicine Coaching Academy to obtain training as a health coach.
No matter where you are on your health journey, Beth will walk alongside you and support you in finding the incremental changes that will lead you towards greater wellness.
Certified Functional Medicine Health Coach
I am born and raised in Louisville, KY and I enjoy spending time with friends, dancing to live music, and cheering on my favorite sports teams. After my own health issues, I knew I wanted to transition into the field of wellness to help others on their journey to health and happiness. I am a Certified Functional Medicine Health Coach, as well as a registered yoga teacher (RYT-200) and a Level 1 Integrative Restoration (iRest) meditation instructor. My goal is to assist people on their journey in acquiring optimal health in both their body and mind.
MEd., CCLS, FMCHC
With almost 20 years of experience working with both acute and chronic pediatric populations as a Child Life Specialist, Corry has worked for some of the highest ranking pediatric institutions across the country.
Corry has always made it her mission to provide education, empowerment and support to meet the specific needs of the individuals for whom she serves. In 2014, at the age of 6, her daughter was diagnosed with a rare auto-inflammatory condition called CRMO. After seeking the guidance from physicians, both locally and nationally, Corry and her husband chose Functional Medicine to dig deeper to uncover the root causes of their daughter’s health condition.
Corry was inspired by her daughter’s journey to continue her education by becoming a Functional Medicine Certified Health Coach. Functional Medicine has unequivocally changed the trajectory of her daughter’s health and today she is thriving.
Corry and her family have been transformed by Functional Medicine. She is dedicated to providing the same level of care to the clients with whom she works.
Corry received her Bachelor’s degree from the University of Georgia and her Master’s degree from the University of Illinois, Chicago.
Functional Medicine Certified Health Coach
Cristen is a Functional Medicine Certified Health Coach who uses a collaborative approach to coaching, as she believes that her clients are the experts in their own lives.
She received her training as a Health Coach from the Functional Medicine Coaching Academy and plans to sit for the National Board for Health & Wellness Coaching Exam in October 2020.
Cristen believes in being an ally, helping to draw out the client’s own attitudes, beliefs, and wisdom. She does this by asking open-ended questions, actively listening, and reflecting back what she heard.
Through this process she helps clients discover the path they want to take in order to achieve the health and well-being they desire. From there she helps clients clearly define their goals, identify internal motivators, and find strategic ways to move through and overcome barriers.
Most importantly, Cristen helps her clients understand this is a process of self-discovery that will evolve as they build self-reliance and a deeper connection with themselves. When Cristen is not working with clients, she is reading the latest health and wellness research or looking for the next delicious recipe to whip up in her kitchen.
Cristen enjoys spending time exploring the great outdoors with her husband and dog or scuba diving in exotic locations.
Nancy Clark Smith
Nancy is a National Board-Certified Health and Wellness Coach (NBC-HWC) and a Functional Medicine Certified Health Coach (FMCHC).
She was born and raised in Upstate New York and received her Bachelor of Science in Business and Hospitality Management from the Rochester Institute of Technology.
She went on to gain over 25 years of experience in corporate leadership, including more than 10 years of experience in corporate wellness strategy and implementation.
From Nancy’s work in corporate wellness, as well has her personal experiences, she has witnessed how lifestyle changes can reverse chronic disease and positively alter mental health.
She truly understands the impact of chronic stress to the mind and body, as well as the importance of self-care.
Having raised three children while maintaining a successful career and supporting aging parents, Nancy is personally familiar with how these various stressors impact life balance and ultimately health and well-being.
These career and personal experiences have fueled Nancy's passion for well-being, and her desire to transition wholly to the health and wellness arena. A firm believer in the mind-body connection and the power of movement to live a thriving life, she is a certified yoga teacher and is also currently pursuing her personal trainer certification.
She believes everyone has the power within to create health, and a health coach can guide people toward this inner strength and bring that power to light.
Nancy currently lives in Central Florida with her family. She finds joy in her family and friends, morning bike rides, walking her dog, volunteering, and cooking and dancing in the kitchen with her daughter.
Nancy is honored to be your guide and collaborator on your personal wellness journey to improve your health and create lasting change!
Registered Dietitian, Certified Human Potential Coach
Nicole is a registered dietitian and a Certified Human Potential Coach. She received her bachelor’s degree in nutritional science from the University of California, Berkeley.
She is passionate about helping people find their true potential through proper diet and lifestyle.
In her free time she enjoys lifting weights, learning about the newest research in health and wellness, and creating healthy recipes.
Certified Nutritionist Specialist
Raneem was born In Jerusalem and moved to the USA when she 12 years old. She always had an interest in nutrition and healthy lifestyle, which makes her to earn a master’s degree in human nutrition.
Her background is mainly in Functional and Holistic Nutrition and her approach focuses on Functional Medicine.
Functional medicine is a holistic, individualized approach to assessing, preventing, and treating complex chronic diseases. It recognizes that chronic disease almost always begins with a slow, declining function in one or more of the body’s systems.
Raneem graduated with high honors with her master’s degree in Clinical Nutrition with a focus on nutritional wellness.
With a diverse background in the field of Clinical and Functional Nutrition, Raneem has worked as a Functional Nutritionist for the last 3 years.
She has worked as a Clinical Research Associate for multiple studies and has also taught High School Biology and Middle School Science classes for 2 years.
Her area of expertise is Clinical Nutrition Consultation, including:
Digestive health: celiac disease, food sensitivities, small intestinal bacterial overgrowth, inflammatory bowel disease, dysbiosis (gut microbiome imbalances) and more.
Hormonal health: thyroid, endometriosis, PMS, PMDD, menopause, low testosterone, adrenal fatigue.
Depression / anxiety
Eczema, Psoriasis, cystic acneIn her free time, she likes to travel, dance, cook and spend time with family and friends.
When my spouse became a Functional Medicine (root cause medicine) practitioner and began to heal herself through the tenets of this modality, I was amazed and also started lifestyle modifications. I began to see and feel the improvements in my own health.
Conventional medicine had not helped me. I had inflammation in my ears and a bacterial overgrowth in my gut to name a few of my symptoms that have been relieved. Discovery of my own non-celiac gluten sensitivity was a major game changer as well.
Implementing changes in my eating and with the addition of restorative practices, I became healthier, happier and more energized.
Having an educational background in psychology I decided to become a Functional Medicine Certified Health Coach to assist others. Change is difficult and by having a coaching relationship you can improve your wellness.
I am passionate about helping others improve and to live their best life.
If and when you are ready to reach higher, feel better and make changes, please contact me for a winning partnership in your life.
Health and fitness have been lifelong pursuits. Married for 34 years with 2 grown sons, I am active in triathlon, organic gardening, cooking, and singing in a choir.
About 6 years ago I started having some challenges with gut health and brain fog which led me down the path of functional medicine.
After working with a functional medicine practitioner, my overall health improved. That is when I decided to become a health coach, so I could help others.
I graduated from the Functional Medicine Coaching Academy August 2019 with a Certificate in Functional Medicine Health Coaching.
I enjoy working with clients to help them discover their inner strengths and vision for a whole and healthy life. Each individual has an inner ability to take control of their own health.
Yvonne is a both a Certified Life and a Certified Health Coach. She has a bachelor’s degree in Sociology/Social Service.
She began her career in coaching by developing mentorship coaching programs for upwardly mobile employees in a large government agency while serving as its director of employee development and training.
She later started her own coaching business where over the years she helped clients address areas such as weight management, retirement planning, grief recovery, spiritual enhancement, habit control, relationships, and more.
Her passion for patient support and advocacy led her to focus on Health Coaching and then further specialization in Integrative Health and Functional Medicine.
She now brings all these experiences and the wisdom gained, to delivering a full spectrum of health and wellness coaching for her patients.
When not pursuing additional education and certifications she serves as a volunteer chaplain in her church and as a patient advocate for family and friends.
She has one son and two absolutely amazing grandchildren. She loves dance and music and spends lots of time thoroughly enjoying both.
MS, RDN, LDN
Katie is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist who believes in using food and lifestyle as medicine.
After receiving her Masters in Dietetics, Katie went on to manage a weight loss clinic for five years where she was able to help transform her clients health and outlook on life simply through diet change alone.
Katie saw how many of her clients were able to come off of their medications through changing their diet and really start to live their life so she became inspired to help more people do so.
Katie now practices holistic and functional nutrition, serving a variety of patients focusing on weight loss, diabetes management, digestive issues and blood disorders.
In her free time, Katie enjoys spending time outdoors with her boyfriend and their Australian Shepherd, Milo. They go for hikes, runs, kayaking adventures and also love relaxing in the backyard together around a nice, home cooked meal.
DCN, MS, RDN, LDN, FAND
Dana M. Elia is an integrative and functional nutrition doctor
and a registered and licensed dietitian nutritionist with over 25 years of clinical experience.
Born and raised in New Jersey, Dr. Elia relocated to Lancaster, PA in 2001 where she is the owner of Fusion Integrative Health and Wellness, LLC which was honored with the 2019 Best of Lancaster Award for the nutritionist category.
An active member of her community, Dr. Elia serves on the executive committee of Dietitians in Integrative and Function Medicine (DIFM) where she holds the Past Chair position and previously served as Chair, Chair-Elect, Treasurer and Member Services Chair.
Dr. Elia previously served on the executive committees for the Lancaster Area Celiac Support group and the Lancaster Chapter of the American Holistic Nurses Association.
As a recognized leader in integrative and functional nutrition, Dr. Elia has provided content reviews for projects such as the 5th edition of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Complete Food and Nutrition Guide, regularly speaks to both lay and professional audiences, is an IFNA support team member, and has been featured in or authored numerous articles for Natural Awakenings Magazine and LNP.
Dr. Elia’s fervor and dedication for the power within the food as medicine approach, stems from her own personal journey with autoimmune disease and a rare form of sarcoma. As a survivor and warrior for rare disease advocacy, in 2017 Dr. Elia was chosen as a 1 of 4 survivors for featured videos with the Fox Chase Cancer Center and Temple University.
With a passion for ongoing education and a drive to always provide her patients with the best level of care, Dr. Elia earned her doctorate in clinical functional nutrition (DCN) through Maryland University of Integrative Health where in 2019 she was awarded the Student Research Poster Award.
Dr. Elia enjoys writing about diet and nutrition and sees the process as a means to help people identify the underlying root causes of the barriers preventing them from optimal wellness. She is also the author of The Stem Cell Activation Diet and the upcoming 2021 book entitled The Sugar Detox Diet for 50+.
In her free time, she loves hiking, camping at the Delaware seashore, traveling with her husband James, scuba diving, or going on an adventure with her rescued lab, Champ.
Registered Dietitian Nutritionist
I have a unique combination of nutrition and culinary expertise.
I combine my credentials as a registered dietitian nutritionist, classically trained chef, and certified culinary medicine specialist, to formulate an individualized plan to address my client’s unique needs.
Utilizing functional nutrition, I take a deeper look at biochemical make up, genetics, environment, lifestyle, and health goals to tailor a personal nutrition plan.
I believe food is medicine and I use that principle as the first step to address your needs. Nutrition is not a “one size fits all.”
I will listen carefully and dig deep to find solutions for what ails you.
RDN, ACSM, CEP, CCP, RD
John’s career focus is on improving others' quality of life, particularly through physical health and mental health, while improving efficiency and effectiveness for professionals wanting to contribute to others’ lives.
His passion for finding the most credible, evidence-based, efficient & effective approaches for helping people led him to Motivational Interviewing (particularly due to its best-practice status in the behavior change science after being introduced to Self-Determination Theory). John's utilized MI in clinics, nursing homes, hospitals, and social work settings.
He has also provided training for empowering organizations to sustain outcome improvements through teaching MI coding and coaching with fidelity.
To accomplish this fidelity, he has utilized, and provided multiple trainings on, the tool known as the MI Treatment Integrity (MITI) manual. Now he trains on, and coaches with, the latest MI fidelity tool he co-authored with other MI experts, known as the MI Competency Assessment (MICA) tool.
As a co-author on a team of highly experienced and credible authors for the MICA, and as someone who has coded and coached over 4,000 MI sessions, John is intimately attune to nuances with MI that are commonly missed in usual MI training and feedback.
Thanks in large part to his mentor in MI, Casey Jackson, he continues to receive testimonials that the MI Training or coaching he facilitates, or the training of professionals in the MICA tool, is a helpful and unique approach and perspective with MI.
This degree of exceptional training was even termed us as being the “avant-garde” of MI when training the MICA in two languages while in Wroclaw, Poland with the Polish Institute for Motivational Interviewing.
One of these projects where John both trained and utilized the MICA extensively was a nation-wide project that commenced at the end of 2016, where he traveled around the nation to train over 1800 dietitians with the collaboration of two other trainers from Q-Consult LLC (a company ran by a National Institutes of Health (NIH) funded researcher, Dr. Susan Butterworth).
Simultaneously, he was part of a team of coaches who utilized the MICA for providing feedback and coaching to over 6,000 audio recorded interactions of healthcare professionals and patients.
John remains loyal to his mentoring and training of Casey Jackson and his Institute for Individual & Organizational Change (IFIOC). Through IFIOC, John has been adjunct Faculty at Eastern Washington University, teaching MI while coding and coaching Occupational Therapy (OT) students with standardized reports using the MICA, and continuing to guest lecture to this day.
He also regularly provides interactive guest training to healthcare students from Washington State University, Gonzaga University, and University of Washington, along with local health professionals interested in providing the highest quality and most effective and efficient care to their clients/patients.
While training locally to students and professionals, he simultaneously would be training different divisions within the Department of Social and Human Services (DSHS) to help a variety of services that empower low income individuals and families with employment, security, and self-sufficiency.
For example, Department of Corrections, Head Start/ECEAP, Division of Vocational Rehabilitation, Community Service Offices, and other social services.
Whereas, over the last 3 years, he has been traveling around the country training, coding, and coaching professionals in an organization that helps those with criminal backgrounds responsibly, autonomously, and pro-socially integrate back into society via a special re-employment program through the Center for Employment Opportunities.
Be it training healthcare, or social work, behavioral health, or corrections professionals, John continues to focus on the evidence of MI, incorporating it into training, systems implementation and clinical work.
I am a well respected member of the Nutrition and Dietetics community; earning a reputation as a leader in the nutrition field.
I worked with clients on changing their lifestyle through mindful eating. Changing one's eating style or food choices is not only about selecting different foods but looking at all aspects of your life that impacts your eating. Together we work to develop a nutritional plan unique to you and your lifestyle.
I have an easy personal style that will help you make lifestyle changes through nutritional counseling that works.
Kimberly Snodgrass, RDN attended Lutheran High West/Lutheran High Westland where she graduated salutatorian.
She received the Distinguished Scholar award from Marygrove College (a full tuition paid award) where she completed her Bachelor of Science in Human Nutrition and Foods and graduated cum laude. Kim completed her dietetic internship at the Detroit Health Department. Kim is currently in the process of starting graduate school at the University of Michigan.
Kim is studying to become certified in obesity & weight management. Kim is happily married with 3 daughters and enjoys running, baking and attending church.
Jimmy Lee is a dynamic healthcare visionary with a hunger for continuous healthcare ecosystem improvement.
Jimmy’s wide expertise includes P&L management, sales, marketing, underwriting, consumerism, actuarial pricing, finance, risk management and strategy.
He has held progressively more accountable positions, including SVP of Commercial Segments, President of Consumer Division, and SVP & GM of UniCare, Inc.
Jimmy has led three very significant P&L turnarounds of UniCare and Anthem businesses resulting in hundreds of millions of dollars in operating gain improvements.
Jimmy led Anthem entering the Exchange Individual & Small Group ACA markets including in depth strategic analysis with subsequent strategic direction, investment priorities and complex execution. First year results included the largest Exchange enrollment in the country and largest operating gain in the country of $500 million.
He built and led the execution of annual business plans for all of Anthem’s Individual, Small Group, mid-size Group, and Large Group / ASO with P&L accountability.
Jimmy is on the Advisory Boards of Solera Health, Wellthie, Employer Health Innovation Round table, and now Cecelia Health.
Jimmy is an Executive Consultant with Sharecare, Advisor for Leverage Health, and Strategic Advisor for Pareto Intelligence.
In addition, he is on the Board of Directors of S&S Healthcare Strategies, Easter Seals (Treasurer) and Project HELP
Tom Blue has dedicated most of the last 20 years to intensively researching and synthesizing new approaches to accelerate the application of emerging science and research in the day-to-day practice of primary care and personal health management.
He is a healthcare entrepreneur with an impressive record of catalyzing innovative clinical and practice management businesses that serve providers, payers, patients and industry including:
• LivingMatrix, the most widely used patient information management system by Functional Medicine practitioners (acquired in 2019 by Nestle Health Science);
• LeadHealth (acquired in 2019 by Empowered Education) the first employer health organization dedicated to utilizing Functional Medicine and chronic disease-focused bundled episodes of care to reduce healthcare costs for self-insured employers and health plans;
• DestinyWell, a platform dedicated to advancing consumer health-autonomy with robust, expert-designed programs for achieving targeted health objectives; and
• Liberty Direct, the nation’s first ACA exempt, DPC-integrated medical cost sharing program, (acquired by Liberty Healthshare in 2016).
He serves as: the Director of Industry Strategy for The Institute for Functional Medicine; a member of the Board of the American Nutrition Association; a member of the Leadership Council for the Personalize Lifestyle Medicine Institute; and served for nearly ten years, as the Executive Director and Chief Strategy Officer of the American Academy of Private Physicians, the national professional association for concierge and direct primary care (DPC) physicians.
PhD, MD, CCFP
Chair clinical and scientific advisory board
Dr. Helen Messier’s focus is on closing the translational gap using a data-driven healthcare model. This real-time translation of precision medicine integrates multi-omics technologies and applies them directly in clinical care, allowing patients with complex chronic disease to actively benefit from innovative biomedical technologies.
Dr. Messier received a bachelor of science (hons.) in genetics and a PhD in molecular immunology from the University of Alberta. She completed post-doctoral studies at the La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology in San Diego, CA, received her MD from the University of Calgary, and is certified in family medicine. She founded a series of national concierge practices, served as a medical director, genomics, at HLI, and was CMO of Viome.
Her strong scientific and medical background is combined with a passion for helping people realize their optimal level of health and in teaching others to apply complex molecular data to the care of individuals.
Dr. Messier is currently at Altum Medical, a center that provides deep dive medical care, and is the founder of Medical Intelligence Learning Labs Inc., a company that is creating a platform to enable every doctor to be “the best” doctor by capturing the clinical wisdom from every medical encounter so it can be accessed by the larger medical community.
Co-founder & CEO Healthcare entrepreneur with deep experience in private pay medical models and self-funded employer plans.
Roger is the Founding Partner of Day223 Ventures, an early-stage VC investing in technology startups
and daring entrepreneurs.
In this capacity, Roger oversees the strategic portfolio operations of the firm, building bridges across international markets and facilitating access to a selective network of global partners and investors.
Roger works closely with founders to help them build unique value propositions, refine bold visions, and scale innovative businesses. Previously, Roger implemented programs globally for a variety of organizations and was a member of several startups. He notably led client engagement and solution design, implementing Artificial Intelligence SaaS solutions across a range of businesses, industry verticals, and use cases.
Roger holds an MBA from Cornell University, as well as an MS in International Studies and a BS in Communication Sciences from the University of Montreal.
RN, MS, Patient Engagement Lead
Karen is a former biotechnology patent attorney, with a lifelong interest in holistic health practices to optimize overall health, and especially in recovery from trauma and brain imbalances.
Karen, an RN, received a Masters Degree in Integrative Medicine from the George Washington University. She is passionate in promoting integrative brain health in her patients. Karen educates and coaches patients in nutrition, exercise, stress management, meaning and purpose to support brain health. In helping patients work collaboratively with psychiatrists, therapists, and creatively with other modalities (yoga, biofeedback, nature, etc), she focuses patients toward mental wellness.
Karen is a certified yoga instructor who enjoys kayaking, cycling, skiing and, in these times, long hugs with her dogs and family members!
Katharine Lai MS, Social Media Content Manager
Katharine received her bachelor’s degree in Communication from George Mason University and her master’s degree in Integrated Marketing Communication from Florida State University.
She comes from a family of healthcare professionals, and has always appreciated alternative healthcare models that provide better care to those in need. Working with Ciba Health has been a dream come true - combining both her passion for marketing and her desire to spread greater access to healthcare.
In her free time, Katharine can be found doing yoga, playing at the beach with her dog, Rico, or experimenting with new recipes.
MD MBA MS IHPM
Director of Business Development
Dareng Gyang is a trained Nigerian physician versed in kidney diseases and dialysis systems, with a keen interest in transplant programs. He is the co-founder of one of the private leading renal centers, Dee Medical and Dialysis Center in Nigeria.
Dareng is a versatile individual, full of energy and enthusiasm, motivated and excited in a bubble of business, science, and passion for patients looking to foster innovative change and make a difference.
He attained his MBA and MS in Global Health Policy and Management from Brandeis University, Waltham, MA. He performed as a business research consultant in Lahey Hospital and as a Medical Science Liaison in Kaia Health.
a platform that empowers the future generation of online healthcare.