Mark Hyman, MD
Mark Hyman, MD, believes that we all deserve a life of vitality—and that we have the potential to create it for ourselves. That’s why he is dedicated to tackling the root causes of chronic disease by harnessing the power of Functional Medicine to transform healthcare. Dr. Hyman and his team work every day to empower people, organizations, and communities to heal their bodies and minds, and improve our social and economic resilience.
Dr. Hyman is a practicing family physician, a nine-time #1 New York Times bestselling author, and an internationally recognized leader, speaker, educator, and advocate in his field. He is the Director the Cleveland Clinic Center for Functional Medicine. He is also the founder and medical director of The UltraWellness Center, chairman of the board of the Institute for Functional Medicine, a medical editor of The Huffington Post, and was a regular medical contributor on many television shows including CBS This Morning, Today Show, Good Morning America, CNN, and The View, Katie and The Dr. Oz Show.
Dr. Hyman works with individuals and organizations, as well as policy makers and influencers. He has testified before both the White House Commission on Complementary and Alternative Medicine and the Senate Working Group on Health Care Reform on Functional Medicine. He has consulted with the Surgeon General on diabetes prevention, and participated in the 2009 White House Forum on Prevention and Wellness. Senator Tom Harkin of Iowa nominated Dr. Hyman for the President’s Advisory Group on Prevention, Health Promotion, and Integrative and Public Health. In addition, Dr. Hyman has worked with President Clinton, presenting at the Clinton Foundation’s Health Matters, Achieving Wellness in Every Generation conference and the Clinton Global Initiative, as well as with the World Economic Forum on global health issues. He is the winner of the Linus Pauling Award, The Nantucket Project Award, and was inducted in the Books for Better Life Hall of Fame, and the Christian Book of the Year Award for The Daniel Plan.
Dr. Hyman also works with fellow leaders in his field to help people and communities thrive—with Rick Warren, Dr. Mehmet Oz, and Dr. Daniel Amen, he created The Daniel Plan, a faith-based initiative that helped The Saddleback Church collectively lose 250,000 pounds. He is as an advisor and guest co-host on The Dr. Oz Show and is on the board of Dr. Oz’s HealthCorps, which tackles the obesity epidemic by educating American students about nutrition. With Dr. Dean Ornish and Dr. Michael Roizen, Dr. Hyman crafted and helped introduce the Take Back Your Health Act of 2009 to the United States Senate to provide for reimbursement of lifestyle treatment of chronic disease. And with Tim Ryan in 2015, helped introduce the ENRICH Act into Congress to fund nutrition in medical education. Dr. Hyman plays a substantial role in a major film produced by Laurie David and Katie Couric, released in 2014, called Fed Up, which addresses childhood obesity. Please join him in helping us all take back our health at www.drhyman.com, follow him on Twitter and on Facebook and Instagram.
Betsy Redmond, PhD, MMSc, RDN
Dr. Elizabeth ‘Betsy’ Redmond is an integrative and functional medicine nutritionist, with close to a decade of specialized experience in functional laboratory testing. Dr. Redmond received her Bachelor of Science (BS) degree in nutrition and environmental science from Texas Christian University, her Masters’ of Medical Science (MMSc) in clinical nutrition and a clinical dietetic internship (RDN) from Emory University, and a Doctorate (PhD) in nutrition from the University of Georgia. She has worked in public health, as the Director of Nutrition at Clark Atlanta University Head Start Program. She has a strong research background with experience in several NIH projects including as a Research Nutritionist in the Women’s Health Trial. She served as Chair-Elect and Professional Advancement Chair for Dietitians in Integrative and Functional Medicine (DIFM), as well as a working group member to establish the Standards of Practice for DIFM for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. She is one of the developers of the Integrative and Functional Medical Nutrition Therapy (IFMNT) Radial. Dr. Redmond has written and presented on varies topics in functional nutrition, and has appeared on CNN and the CWK Network. Additionally she is a contributing author to Laboratory Evaluations for Integrative and Functional Medicine. Dr. Redmond maintains a small private practice at home in Atlanta where she also tends a thriving garden and family, and works to live a whole life of health.
Tom Wnorowski, PhD, BCIM, CNCC
Dr. Thomas M. Wnorowski is a clinical/biomedical nutritionist, board certified in integrative medicine. He is the lead researcher of the Neurolipid Research Foundation, in Millville, NJ, working in the area of fatty acids’ relationship to cell membrane and mitochondrial integrity, with concentrations in neurology, cardiology and metabolic aberrations. His contributions to medical literature, following post-doctoral study under the auspices of Johns Hopkins, Purdue and Tufts, have been internationally recognized. Dr. Wnorowski belongs to the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, the American Association of Diabetes Educators, the American Association of Integrative Medicine and the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, and he serves on the advisory board of Mohr Results, Inc., a leader in sports nutrition and exercise physiology.
Suzanne Dixon, MPH, MS, RDN
Suzanne Dixon, MPH, MS, RDN, a registered dietitian and epidemiologist, is best known as the creator of an award-winning cancer nutrition website, which was acclaimed by the New York Times and Time magazine.
She has received numerous awards from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and has served as an appointed member to the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN). Suzanne has taught medical, nursing, public health, and complementary medicine coursework, and is a frequent lecturer at conferences and universities around the United States. She is Past Chair of the Oncology Nutrition Dietetic Practice Group, and former Director of the Outpatient Oncology Nutrition Program at the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center. Suzanne received her training in epidemiology and nutrition at the University of Michigan, School of Public Health at Ann Arbor, and currently runs her own consulting business in Portland, Oregon.
Denise Pickett-Bernard, PhD, RDN, IFNCP
Denise Pickett-Bernard, PhD, RDN, LDN is a registered and licensed dietitian in both Florida and Georgia. Clinician, educator and chef, Denise merged all of her talents and passions when she created the Bachelor of Science curriculum in Culinary Nutrition for Life University in Marietta, GA, where she provides thought leadership as an Associate Professor of Nutrition and Dietetics. The program is a leading-edge interdisciplinary research-based field which merges functional nutrition with culinary arts to translate scientific principles into recipes for consumers. All student course work is based upon sustainable systems and includes; food writing, food texture analysis, product and web development, therapeutic diets, the study of herbs and spices, health optimization, as well as modernist and international cuisines.
She has worked as a chef, culinary arts instructor, University of Miami, Florida wellness center nutritionist and has served as an adjunct nutrition faculty member at both Florida International University and Nova Southeastern University in South Florida. She has appeared on television as a nutrition expert. Denise holds a degree from the Culinary Institute of America; a BS in Food Service Management from Johnson & Wales University; and an MS in Food Science and Human Nutrition and a graduate certificate in dietetics from the University of Rhode Island and Brown University’s teaching hospitals. While working full time at Johnson & Wales University, she earned a PhD from Barry University studying spiritual factors which affect weight control maintenance. She had a private practice in Florida for over 15 years where she worked with families, athletes and patients seeking functional alternatives. In addition to her full-time faculty position, Denise is currently a private practitioner in Roswell, GA providing functional nutrition therapy and public presentations.