Edward B. Noffsinger, PhD
Pioneer of group medical visits and originator of the Drop-in Group Medical Appointment (DIGMA) and the Physicals Shared Medical Appointment (PSMA) models
Recently named by Health Spottr's as one of the Top 100 Health Care Innovators , Dr. Noffsinger is a nationally and internationally recognized expert in the area of group visits, and an adviser to medical groups and health care organizations around the country and worldwide. His book, Running Group Visits In Your Practice is a definitive work on group visits. The book is a self-contained toolkit with an accompanying DVD that includes training videos and examples of all the forms and promotional materials needed to launch a successful shared medical appointment program. Dr. Noffsinger served as Vice President of Shared Medical Appointments and Group Based Disease Management at Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates/Atrius Health. Widely published in the field, his work in the area of group visits has been featured in numerous medical journals. Dr. Noffsinger has given well over a thousand invited presentations in the private, public, and governmental healthcare sectors nationally and internationally. He has also been featured in Time Magazine, U.S. News and World Report, The Wall Street Journal, Boston Globe, San Jose Mercury News, CNN, CNN Headline News, PBS Healthweek, several television stations, newspapers around the country, and in public radio broadcasts both locally and nationally.
John Principe, MD
Founder and Medical Director of WellBeingMD™ and A RoadMap to Wellness™
Dr. Principe co-founded WellBeingMD™ in 2008 after attending Healthy Kitchens, Healthy Lives in 2008. Recognized as the most comprehensive internal medicine and wellness provider in the Chicago region, WellBeing MD™ is a conventional internal medicine practice that uses principles of Lifestyle Medicine. Dr. Principe’s A RoadMap To Wellness™, a six-week course for creating wellness and transforming lives, is the cornerstone of the practice. Like Healthy Kitchens, Healthy Lives, the billable six-week course incorporates elements of nutrition, physical activity, and mindfulness to lead patients to more healthful lifestyles. The success of the program ignited the construction of the WellBeingMD Center for Life™, a unique 2,400 square-foot space housing a teaching kitchen, educational center, and functional movement studio. Based on the premise that community is the currency of wellness, Dr. Principe joined forces with Chef Paul Boundas, owner of Country House Restaurant, to foster transformative eating practices in society one healthy plate at a time.
With a Master’s in Business Administration, and a BSc in International Marketing, Auden Utengen is lead developer of Fox e-practice, bringing providers and practices into the social shift identified as web 2.0 and health 2.0, converging to become one of the most powerful shifts in health and human behavior in the last generation. Utengen leads the creation of dynamic and SEO friendly “online presence”, including highly customized medical websites, and a web 2.0 platform upon which to anchor a healthcare provider’s online presence, featuring a content management system for keeping the website dynamic via blogs and site updates.
Mauricette Montredon, MBA, MA
Consultant with The Fox Group, specializing in assisting physicians and other health healthcare providers and systems achieve strategic and operational goals
Vice President, Research & Innovation, Medical Group Management Association
An expert in healthcare management, reform, and changes underway in healthcare, David Gans administers research and development at the Medical Group Management Association (MGMA) and its research affiliate, the MGMA Center for Research. In addition to his management responsibilities, he is an educational speaker, authors a monthly column in MGMA’s journal and serves as the association’s staff resource on all areas of medical group practice management. Current research focuses on patient safety and quality; administrative simplification, cost efficiency, and the dissemination of best practices; information technology; and preparation for health care reform and a transformed health delivery system. Mr. Gans received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Government from the University of Notre Dame, Master of Science degree in Education from the University of Southern California, and a Master of Science in Health Administration degree from the University of Colorado. Mr. Gans is retired from the United States Army Medical Service Corps in the grade of Colonel, U.S. Army Reserve. He is a Certified Medical Practice Executive and a Fellow in the American College of Medical Practice Executives.
Founder, Medical Nutrition Therapy Northwest
Jerry Morris, PsyD, MSPharm, MBA, ABMP, ABPP, NCSP, ABBHP, CCM, NBCC
Foremost expert in the creation and management of successful models of collaborative health care
Founder and CEO, Viable Synergy
A seasoned healthcare industry professional with expertise in market preparation and new product launches, Sunnie has worked in a wide range of healthcare environments from primary care to the Department of Defense and with pharmaceutical, medical supply and HITECH companies. As a Registered Dietitian with a Master’s degree in Human Nutrition and Foods, she has a passion for health and wellness and is dedicated to finding new ways to improve healthcare delivery by leveraging technology. Sunnie is committed to improving health and well-being of individuals, families, and communities while building viable and sustainable business solutions. Her areas of expertise include developing new channels to reach customers, creating and improving usage of health care products, bridging online and in-person marketing, and maximizing community resources for growth. Sunnie's objective is to work with great people who share her passion for using innovative approaches to empower people to improve their health, the health of their families and of their communities ultimately making the world a healthier place for all.