Member Interest Group Leaders

Cardiology

To connect cardiologists and clinicians who are dedicated to using lifestyle medicine for primary and secondary prevention of coronary artery disease.


Chair
David Smith, MD, DipABLM


Co-Chair
Koushik Reddy, MD, DipABLM


Secretary

Clinical Practice Management

To support the American College of Lifestyle Medicine mission to educate, equip, and empower members with the application of emerging research and improve practice efficiency by disseminating clinical and operational tools that extend Lifestyle as Medicine practice.


Chair
Joe Raphael, DrPH, MBA, LMFT, MACLP, HAPM, CHES, FACLM


Co-Chair
Meagan Grega, MD, FACLM, DipABLM


Secretary
Cheryl True, MD, FACLM, DipABLM

Geriatric

To create a repository of information, research, and patient materials on a variety of subjects as they relate to our geriatric population. These resources can be utilized by clinicians, educators, and patients to produce better, more desired health outcomes.


Co-Chair
Molly Deaton, MBA, CLME


Co-Chair
Kempe Ames, MD


Secretary

Happiness Science and Positive Health

To promote the science behind the reinforcing nature of positive activities (positive psychology-based habits), healthy lifestyles, and well-being; and to advocate for positive activities as an additional pillar of lifestyle medicine.


Chair
Liana Lianov, MD, DipABLM


Co-Chair


Secretary

Health & Wellness Coaches

The mission of the ACLM Health & Wellness Coaches Member Interest Group is to promote the widespread integration of qualified health and wellness coaches within the lifestyle medicine team by increasing awareness among healthcare providers and their patients about the role and scope of practice of health and wellness coaches.


Chair
Jessica Matthews, DBH, NBC-HWC


Secretary

Bri Sercu, MS, NBC-HWC


Secretary

Health Equity Achieved Through Lifestyle Medicine (HEAL)

To build a community that educates, empowers and encourages its members to sustain health equity within the underprivileged communities they serve. 


Co-Chair
Marsha-Gail Davis, MD


Co-Chair
Theresa Stone, MD


Secretary

Health Systems

To support and empower ACLM members to establish financially viable, evidence-based Lifestyle Medicine outpatient and inpatient clinics.


Chair
Sal Lacagnina, DO, DipABLM


Co-Chair
Bonnie Coyle, MD 


Secretary

LM Fitness and Medicine

To connect medical professionals (and their patients) with qualified fitness professionals across the U.S., to increase awareness among medical professionals on the importance of resistance training for the prevention and management/reversal of medical maladies, to create educational content for both medical and fitness professionals as a primary way to bridge the gap, via breaking down the "language barrier" that exists between fitness and healthcare.


Chair
Jeff Young, Kinesiologist, CSCS, ACSM-EIM


Co-Chair
Jon Bonnet, MD, MPH, CAQSM, FAAFP


Co-Chair
Wendy Price , PT

LM for Cancer

To advance the study and use of evidence-based Lifestyle Medicine principles for both the treatment and prevention of cancer.  We believe evidence-based Lifestyle Medicine should be widely accessible to all cancer patients and the clinicians who take care of them, to optimize treatment-outcomes as well as improve prognosis and quality of life. 


Chair
Dianne Johnson, MD, DipABLLM


Co-Chair
Walter Tsang, MD, DipABLM


Secretary
Kara Mosesso, ANP-BC

LM in the Workplace

To build a community that: educates and promotes the value of lifestyle medicine in the workplace; inspires leaders to implement policies, programs, tools, services, and benefits that shape the physical environment and foster healthy behaviors; and continues to enhance and develop the lifestyle medicine in the workplace toolkit, templates, case studies, and resources to model and facilitate efficient implementation in the workplace.


Chair
Lori Lindbergh, PhD, RN, MBA, NBC-HWC 


Co-Chair
Sley Tanigawa Guimaraes, MD


Secretary

LM Pre-Professional Education

To convene those spearheading the development and integration of LM curriculum in undergraduate education, and those interested in doing so, for the purpose of sharing resources and best practices, establishing standards for LM undergraduate education, and supporting and amplifying one another's efforts.


Co-Chair
Michelle Tollefson, MD, FACOG, DipABLM


Co-Chair
Beth Frates, MD, FACLM, DipABLM


Secretary
Gia Merlo, MD, DipACLM 

Mental and Behavioral Health

To bring together behavioral health professionals from different backgrounds & specialties who are interested and/or trained in working with their patients from a Lifestyle Medicine framework, for an overall wholistic approach to well-being on an individual, community and society level.


Co-Chair
Liliane Mavridara, MA, PhD Candidate


Co-Chair


Secretary
Alyssa Vela, PhD

Pediatric- Adolescent 

To integrate lifestyle medicine in all aspects of pediatric and adolescent care to prevent and treat chronic disease and ensure the lifelong success of children and their families.


Chair
Michelle Dalal, MD, DipABLM


Co-Chair
Neeta Agarwal, MD


Secretary

Pharmacist

To increase awareness of pharmacist role in Lifestyle Medicine, to stimulate pharmacist interest in Lifestyle Medicine and membership to American College of Lifestyle Medicine, advance pharmacy practice in Lifestyle Medicine.


Chair
Amanda Zelek, PharmD


Co-Chair
Denise Fields, PharmD, PhD


Secretary 
Sneha Srivastava, PharmD, BCACP, CDE, DipACLM

Physical/Occupational Therapy

The mission of the PT/OT Group is to promote evidence-based Lifestyle Medicine principles in physical/occupational therapy practice and curriculum with the vision and goal of increased utilization of PT’s/OT’s as integral members of the lifestyle medicine team in the prevention, treatment and reversal of chronic conditions.


Chair
Wendy Price, PT


Co-Chair
Ginger Garner, PT, DPT, ATC/L


Co-Chair
Erin Phillips, OTD, MSOT, OTR/L, CLCP, CYT

Physician Assistant

To support ACLM’s team-based efforts, vision and goals while promoting increased utilization of PAs as part of the lifestyle medicine team. Additionally, the PA Work Group seeks to promote the incorporation of lifestyle medicine education in PA school curriculums.


Chair
Sheila Hautbois, PA-C, MPH, CHES®


Co-Chair
Tyler Sommer, MPAS, PA-C


Co-Chair
Miggy Scott, PA

Registered Dietitian Nutritionist

To use evidence-based nutritional methods to empower, educate and support the movement toward optimal health through Whole Foods Plant-Based nutrition with the collaboration of other healthcare practitioners in promoting behavior and lifestyle change toward the prevention, treatment, and reversal of chronic conditions.


Chair
Kayli Dice, MS, RDN


Co-Chair
Denise Normandin, RDN


Secretary
Sherry Valente, MS, RDN, LD CDCES, DipACLM

Registered Nurse / Advanced Practice Registered Nurse

To support RNs and APRNs in the use of evidence-based Lifestyle Medicine principles in nursing practice and to advance the cause of Lifestyle Medicine in the nursing profession through ACLM membership, networking, education, certification, publications, and presentations.


Co-Chair
Kelly Freeman, MSN, AGPCNP-BC, DipACLM


Co-Chair
Deborah Chielli, MSN, RN, NP-C, DipACLM


Secretary
Loureen Downes, Ph.D., APRN, FNP-BC, FAANP

Reimbursement

To develop an evidence-based roadmap that highlights best practices for LM reimbursement.


Chair
John Gobble, DrPH, RDN, LD, FACLM


Co-Chair
Meagan Grega, MD, DipABLM


Secretary

Sleep

To educate ACLM members and those they serve on the importance of sleep health within Lifestyle Medicine and the impact that sleep has on overall health. 


Chair
Olusegun Apata, MD, FCCP, FAASM


Co-Chair


Secretary

Veterans Affairs/Dept of Defense

To unite DoD/VA thought leaders who are interested in building, bridging, and expanding Lifestyle Medicine efforts world wide through collaboration


Co-Chair
Michelle Blair, MD, MPH, DipABLM


Co-Chair
Mary Ann Kiel, MD, DipABLM


Secretary 
Brenda Hoy, PA, DipACLM

Women's Health

To convene those spearheading the advancement of women’s health lifestyle medicine education and practices, for the purpose of sharing resources and best practices, supporting and amplifying one another's efforts, and advancing the health of women across their lifespan through evidence-based lifestyle medicine.


Co-Chair
Michelle Tollefson,  MD, FACOG, DipABLM


Co-Chair
Cindy Geyer, MD, ABIM, ABOIM, DipABLM


Co-Chair 
John McHugh, MD, FACOG, DipABLM

Contact groups@lifestylemedicine.org with any questions

Behavior Health Co-Chair, Liliane Mavridara, MA, PhD Candidate

Liliane Mavridara synthesizes an eclectic educational background with diverse industry experience and hands-on professional expertise in the areas of transpersonal psychology, personal development, mind-body health, stress management, and women’s holistic well-being. As an avid traveler, student of life and observer of human nature across life cycles and transitions, and within diverse communities in US and Europe, Liliane brings a down-to-earth approach and resourceful mindset in her roles as a writer, mentor, consultant, group facilitator and community educator.Liliane is the author of "Live Brightly, A Spiritual Guide For Women: How To Move From Dissatisfaction And Loneliness To Integrity, Joy And Right Relations" (2010), and of “The Way We Love Now, A Poetic Trilogy Capturing The Heart’s Journey To Find True Love" (2013). She has also published numerous works on personal development and holistic living for print and online media. Within ACLM, Liliane is a member of the Women’s Health and the Pre-Professional LM Education MIGs, an advisory member of the ACLM Physician and Health Professional Well-Being Program, and Co-Chair of the newly formed Behavioral Health MIG.

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