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Alicia Lex is a passionate nutrition, fitness and behavior counseling advocate and believes in working towards the health and life by design we deserve. As Health Promotions Specialist at Profile by Sanford Health, she carries out the organizational mission of changing lives one relationship at a time. She also drives to bring wellness to the forefront of the masses by building employer partnerships in the Madison area community – and further.
Tony is a mechanical engineer trained at West Point, and served as an attack pilot flying Apache longbows for several years afterwards. Joined the healthcare industry in 2009, bringing the most recent and innovative medical practices to transform patient care through innovation.
Dr. Julie Schurr has been a practicing obstetrician/gynecologist since finishing her residency in 1993 at the University of Wisconsin in Madison. She currently practices with Drs. Melius & Cardwell at Physicians for Women and has privileges at UnityPoint Health-Meriter Hospital in Madison, Wisconsin. Her passion is Women’s health!
Kory Seder is a Type 1 diabetic, triathlete, nutrition counselor & citizen scientist. He successfully manages his diabetes better than 99.9% of other Type 1 diabetics by NOT following ADA advice. Melanie Nelson, Good Food creator & owner since 2010, has successfully reversed her pre-diabetes & effortlessly lost 25 pounds by eating in direct opposition to the US dietary guidelines & ADA guidelines as well.
When I enrolled in yoga teacher training, I was unsure if I would teach yoga. What I discovered along the way was a passion to make yoga accessible to all non-conforming bodies (bigger bodies, old bodies, stiff bodies, or just bodies that get ignored). Only near the end of training did I decide that I wanted to share my yoga and that I wanted to help share how to make yoga work for them. My hope is to bring this ease to your practice. I have been teaching for over 3 years and I am E-RYT200, YACEP, YFA, Peak Pilates certified.
Julie happily wears a variety of professional hats and has been called a “Jack of All Trades”. Entrepreneur, Realtor, Teacher, Student, Community Volunteer, and Fire Walker. She launched a new personal products company, Magic Moon Productions in May of 2017.She is a certified facilitator teaching women’s empowerment courses developed by world renowned Author and motivational speaker Heatherash Amara. Reclaim Your Wholeness, Awaken Your Inner Fire, and Ignite are all courses designed to help you find and become the woman you were meant to be.
Julie enjoys sharing her knowledge about therapeutic essential oils and how to use them to support a healthy life style through her Young Living Essential Oil business. She balances selling Real Estate with her community fundraising work for Girls Rock Camp Madison, a 5013c nonprofit designed to create a positive uplifting environment for girls ages 8-18. Summer camp instruction is provided by a staff of all female musicians, creating an environment for girls to gain more self-confidence, empowerment and self-esteem through music. All those who attend the essential oil class will be registered to win a $25 gift card to use towards Magic Moon Products and workshops.
Tracey has five years experience as a personal and group class trainer with Phitness Plus of Madison. Her classes range from low-impact and high intensity aerobic workouts. She believes we are all on a journey and everyone deserves support along the way.
Kim Litwack is a certified family nurse practitioner who has been working with Advanced Pain Management (APM) since 2005. Her main responsibilities involve patient care, implant and medical management of patients. Dr. Litwack is also the Dean and Professor of Nursing at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee College of Nursing. “My goal is help patients regain the highest level of functioning possible.
Dr. Dow has been in private practice in Madison for more than 24 years and provided 75,000+ individual treatments to help people find pain relief and get well. He works with all ages and is also an expert in concussion and whiplash injuries, Oriental Medicine, spinal rehabilitation and nutrition. As a member of the prestigious international nonprofit — The Wellness Champions — he provides complimentary public workshops on a variety of topics to help people find their optimum health.
Graphic Designer by day…. Zumba Instructor by night, my super power brings me to you today here at the Expo! Zumba has brought the world together in a monumental movement with a universal language called MUSIC and I’m so proud to be a part of it. Teaching Zumba Gold is one of my passions, as well as all things musical really. My personallity is three fold when music is involved and my sister jokes that she can’t take me anywhere without me “zumba-fying” things. :0) I love showing the world… or Costco, Target, or my neighboorhood while I’m walking the dog….that everyone CAN Zumba (alone, down the middle of the grocery store isle, or on a sidewalk). I can’t wait to dance with you!
Hello, my name is Jared McDaniel, I have been a manager and certified Profile coach for over 2 years. It has been extremely encouraging to work for Profile. Over this time period I have seen a member lose over 100 pounds, I have seen another member come off multiple medications, and I’ve seen an individual no longer be classified as a Type II diabetic. These are just a few of the success stories with Profile. It has been a privilege to help people reach their weight loss and over all health goals! All of our Profile coaches are here to help.
As 1 of 11 people dual certified as both a Master Certified Health Education Specialist and Certified Diabetes Educator’s; Coach Sara has opened MadisonT1DCoach.Life to provide a comprehensive approach to enable you to become the diabetes expert of your type 1 diabetes.
Amelia “Bedelia” McConnell is a 9-year licensed Zumba® Fitness and AFAA certified group fitness instructor. She is a representative on the Zumba® Community Council for the state of Wisconsin, a former Zumba® Jammer/Choreographer Candidate, and currently facilitates events and mentors throughout Wisconsin.
Lisa Brill is a wife, mom, exercise enthusiast, foodie, animal lover, and a gal with skin issues. Having thyroid troubles, Rosacea, and being sensitive to synthetics and many ingredients, she couldn’t find anything that was clean enough, or effective enough, to get her back on track with her skin and health. Because of this, she is also the founder and developer of Q?t Botanicals. The passion behind the brand comes from need, reality, and the confidence that is gained knowing that every product that we touch, use, and love should be be enjoyed, effective, and should contain nothing that would compromise our health or our surroundings. Lisa launched Q?t Botanicals in 2013, has a Q?t online boutique, as well as a Skin Studio in Cross Plains and a newly opened second Skin Studio in Southern California.
Casey is the owner/operator of IronGirl Fitness & Coaching in Madison, providing in-home and virtual personal training, running and triathlon coaching, and private yoga instruction. It’s her passion to help others be their best, healthy self and achieve their fitness goals. As a three time Ironman triathlon finisher, Casey knows that you can accomplish whatever you set out to do! Find you passion. Set goals. Go get it!
Shannon is an AFAA certified group fitness instructor and personal trainer in Southern Wisconsin. The owner and operator of Infitium Fitness LLC, she has been a group fitness instructor and personal trainer for the last 10 years. As Master Trainer, Program Director and International Presenter for Kettlebell AMPD, Shannon has been able to combine her love of fitness and her love of travel.
Cassy Vieth, owner/operator of Lexington Fitness in Spring Green, WI developed ForeverFit! and GentleFit! to keep aging people mobile and independent and younger people pain free and balanced. The two therapeutic classes are a huge success in her facility – because they work! She also does personal training and program development.
WERQ has given me the strength and confidence to hit the dance floor and along the way I’ve met some incredible people who continue to motivate me one WERQ class at a time.
Shirley Gutkowski is owner and primary practitioner of Primal Air, OMT and Breathing Retraining in Sun Prairie, WI. She’s been a dental hygienist since 1986 and has shifted her prevention/early intervention training and philosophy to breathing and airway health.
Patrick Zwank is a Chef and Culinary Operation Manager at Metcalfe’s Market which is a leader in providing the freshest local and premium quality foods to Madison residents. Previously, Patrick worked as a chef and general manager at well-known restaurants in the Madison area. He attended the University of Wisconsin-Stout where he studied Culinary Arts and Restaurant Management. With 25+ years of experience working with food, he stays busy innovating new and exciting ways to prepare fresh foods and raise the bar in deli quality and service.
Lisa Grudzielanek is a Registered Dietitian and Assistant Director of Operations at Metcalfe’s Market. Metcalfe’s Market is a fourth-generation, family owned and operated neighborhood market that’s been around since 1917. Lisa leads a team of culinary innovators who keep a close eye on food and restaurant trends and work to bring them to shoppers quickly and conveniently. Lisa utilizes her nutrition expertise at Metcalfe’s concentrating on health and nutrition trends and corresponding shopping behavior to rollout targeted food products and offerings. Lisa earned a Bachelor’s of Science in Dietetics from Mount Mary University and Masters of Science in Human Nutrition from the University of Bridgeport.
As interim Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Wright leads the Quality and Care Management Division with primary responsibilities over population health, quality, and value-based care. She has a strong interest in provider collaboration to advance care transformation. As a Board Certified internist, she also practices hospital medicine at St Mary’s Hospital, Madison, WI.
Michael Weber is the Executive Director of Sales and Client Services for Dean Health Plan and Prevea360 Health Plan. Michael has a Bachelor of Science degree in Hotel and Restaurant Management from UW-Stout and is pursuing a Master’s degree in Social Innovation and Sustainability Leadership at Edgewood College. He serves on the Board of Directors for Ronald McDonald House Charities in Madison and is active in numerous community organizations.
Danielle Waldhart leads the Employee Health & Wellness program at Dean Health Plan. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Communication with emphasis in Public Relations from UW-Whitewater and is pursuing her Master’s degree in Health & Wellness Management from UW-Green Bay. Danielle focuses on developing innovative wellness and educational interventions to engage and
inspire employees to achieve their best health.
Amanda Borleske is a Clinical Pharmacy Consultant for Dean Health Plan with 8 years of previous outpatient pharmacy experience. Amanda has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biochemistry and a Doctor of Pharmacy Degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and is currently pursuing an MBA- Health System Leadership degree. Her area of focus is on the Medicare Advantage Part D activities within Dean Health Plan, with a personal interest in promoting public health.
Dr. Kaveh Ghaboussi has sought out specialized training in a wide range of dental issues and technology. He has attended the prestigious Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dentistry to study techniques like veneers, porcelain crowns and full mouth restorations. In addition to cosmetic dentistry and pain management he has also focused on training in oral conscious sedation and completed his certification with the World Clinical Laser Institute. Dr. Kaveh Ghaboussi regularly attends and even teaches seminars for dentists.
Recently Dr. Kaveh was just awarded his elite mastership in the American Dental Implant Association. Only 2% of dentists in the USA qualify for membership, & less than .2% qualify for mastership.
When Dr. Kaveh is not working hard being an awesome dentist, he’s enjoying spending time with his amazing wife and two great children. He enjoys cooking, soccer, and enjoying all of Madison’s restaurants and outdoor areas.
I have been a nurse practitioner in the electrophysiology department for 3 years with SSM Health Heart & Vascular Care. I work in the outpatient and inpatient setting and also care for patients in the device clinic who have pacemakers and defibrillators. Prior to being a nurse practitioner I was a registered nurse in the PACU and in heart/lung transplant.
Adrian is a graduate from UW-Madison with a degree in Kinesiology- Exercise and Movement Science as well as a second degree in Nutritional Science. He has been a the Head Coach for both Orangetheory Fitness studios in the Madison area since they have opened. Adrian has had a passion for fitness and has had roles as a personal trainer, group personal trainer, kickboxing/MMA coach, and strength and conditioning intern for the UW hockey, golf, swimming, tennis, and basketball teams for which he helped to train and develop the likes of Frank Kaminskey and Sam Dekker. When you take Adrian’s classes, you can expect to get a great workout, leaving empowered and confident about reaching your fitness goals!
Kate Mann is the Studio Manager at Pure Barre Madison Hilldale, as well as an instructor. Growing up dancing and working in theatre, physical fitness and music in combination have always been important. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin with an Acting degree in 2015 and has since made Madison her home.
Ryan Has over 20 years of experience in the Fitness Industry as a Certified Personal Trainer. He is the Head Training Specialist for Anytime Fitness of Southern Wisconsin. Ryan is incredibly knowledgeable and realistic when it comes to working with clients and their goals. He enjoys putting together fun and high intensity workouts.