DR. JAMES ROUSE, NATUROPATHIC DOCTOR | IRONMAN TRIATHLETE, ABC AND NBC AFFILIATE (HEALTH & WELLNESS EXPERT), AWARD WINNING AUTHOR
Dr. James Rouse is a Professional Ruckus Maker in business and in life. He lives in the foothills of the Colorado Rockies where he practices High Performance Living, Giving and Growing alongside his wife Debra and their 2 daughters. Dr. James is on a mission. To inspire individuals from around the planet to disrupt mediocrity – in their business and in their lives! Dr. James has written 11 books and has shared the stage with notables such as Dr. Mehmet Oz, Sir Richard Branson, Shaquille O’Neil, Robin Sharma, Diana Nyad, Jean Houston, Barbara Marx Hubbard, and Michael Beckwith. Dr. James has worked with the NFL, the NBA, MLB, Google, Whole Foods, Tegna Media and other High Performing organizations from around the globe. Dr. James successfully founded and built 4 companies in Media, Consumer Package Goods and Nutraceuticals, all of which have gone on to generate millions of dollars in sales. He was a sponsored Iron Man Triathlete, he successfully summited numerous peaks in the Himalayas and pushes his own personal limits each and every day.
DR. GERALD HAASE, MD CLINICAL PROFESSOR OF SURGERY, UNIVERSITY OR COLORADO
He is a Clinical Professor of Surgery at the University of Colorado School of Medicine and Children’s Hospital Colorado. Dr. Haase has been active in clinical research trials for three decades including collaborations in the design of central venous access devices, applications of intra-operative radiation therapy for treatment of pediatric tumors, evaluation of technical surgical innovations in adult and childhood cancer, and development of novel strategies for antioxidant micronutrient therapy for war fighter protection, against hazardous exposures, for certain chronic conditions, and for optimal health. He received a B.A. degree from Johns Hopkins University and his M.D. degree from Tufts University School of Medicine and was awarded graduate honors in medical research. His post-graduate training was at the University of Colorado, the Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Boston, and the Children’s Hospital, Columbus, Ohio. In clinical practice, he was board certified in general surgery, pediatric surgery and critical care. He was Chairman of Pediatric Surgery at Children’s Hospital Colorado, and consultant pediatric surgeon to the Department of the Army. Dr. Haase served as vice-chairman of the Children’s Cancer Group, a cooperative research consortium of the National Cancer Institute. He was a member of the National Board of Directors of the American Cancer Society and its representative to the Alliance for Childhood Cancer. He is the author or co-author of 175 scientific publications, holds twelve U.S. patents for antioxidant micronutrient therapy and been the recipient of clinical research grants and contracts funded at a multi-million dollar cumulative level.
DR. NESOCHI OKEKE-IGBOKWE, M.D., M.S. PHYSICIAN | HEALTH EXPERT | MEDIA CONTRIBUTOR
Dr. Nesochi is a NYC area based physician, health expert, media contributor, health writer, and blogger. She’s not only a practicing internist, but also a trusted media resource and respected international health expert who often corrects misinformation about the latest health trends, and encourages a measured and thoughtful approach to personal health. She has been featured and quoted in numerous media outlets ranging from CNN, Forbes, Vogue, BBC, Better Homes & Gardens, Glamour, Allure, Cosmopolitan, CBS News, Fox News, CNBCAfrica, Reader’s Digest, Teen Vogue, InStyle, Self, Today, and more. Dr. Nesochi received her medical degree from Georgetown University School of Medicine and completed her residency training in internal medicine from New York Presbyterian/Queens. She holds a masters degree in the Clinical Evaluative Sciences with a concentration in epidemiology/biostatistics from Dartmouth College, where she received training in health services research and also conducted analyses of the quality of data in contemporary medical literature. She completed her undergraduate degree in biology with honors at Boston University. Dr. Nesochi is also a member of the inaugural class of Bill and Melinda Gates Scholars.
DR. GREG WELLS, PH.D, SCIENTIST | PERFORMANCE PHYSIOLOGIST | AUTHOR
As a scientist and performance physiologist, he has dedicated his career to exploring and researching human limits and making that science understandable and actionable. Greg served as a tenured Associate Professor of Kinesiology at the University of Toronto. He is currently a scientist in Translational Medicine at the Hospital for Sick Children, where his research is focused on improving outcomes in children with chronic diseases via physical activity. As part of his academic life he has published over 60 papers in scientific journals and raised over $1 million for research. Greg has worked as the Director of Sport Science for the Canadian Sport Centre where he acted as a physiologist for more than 200 international level athletes. He is the CEO and founder of Wells Performance, a global consulting firm on a mission to elevate how people live their lives at work and in life. He has worked with some of the highest-performing individuals on the planet, including Olympic and world champions and elite organizations including General Electric, BMO, Deloitte, KPMG, BMW, Audi, Sysco Foods, YPO and Air Canada. Greg is committed to inspiring children and young adults, working with school boards and independent schools around the world.
LISA BENTLEY PROFESSIONAL TRIATHLETE | MOTIVATIONAL SPEAKER | AUTHOR
Lisa Bentley raced for 20 years as a professional triathlete. In the course of her career, she has won 11 IRONMAN races, 11 IRONMAN 70.3 races (1/2 IRONMAN), several top 5 finishes at the IRONMAN World Championships, represented Canada on multiple National Teams and at the Pan American Games and was ranked top 5 in the world for a decade. She competed at the highest level despite having Cystic Fibrosis – a genetic lung disease resulting in chronic infections and limited lung capacity. Her CF was very controllable for much of her career and ironically, Lisa saw it as a blessing, which fuelled her passion for sport and excellence. In Lisa’s words, “every time I raced, I knew that my race served a higher purpose to give families hope that their children with CF could achieve similar things in life. And sport kept my lungs healthy so it was a double blessing!” Since she retired from professional sport, Lisa has been running marathons, doing motivational speaking, television commentary (CTV Olympic marathon running and swim coverage, CBC Triathlon coverage, Sportsnet Ironman coverage), coaching and sales and marketing work with Ironman triathlon. Lisa was inducted into the Etobicoke Sports Hall of Fame in 2012 and to the Triathlon Canada Hall of Fame in 2014. Lisa has an honors degree from the University of Waterloo in Math and Computer Science and a Bachelors of Education from the University of Western Ontario. She taught high school for 7 years prior to pursuing sport full time in 1999 and now uses those teaching skills to coach and mentor athletes in pursuit of their goals in sport.
JOEL KAHN M.D. FACC INTEGRATIVE CARDIOLOGIST | UNIVERSITY PROFESSOR | AUTHOR |
Joel Kahn, M.D, FACC of Detroit, Michigan, is a practicing cardiologist, and a Clinical Professor of Medicine at Wayne State University School of Medicine. He graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of Michigan Medical School. Known as “America’s Healthy Heart Doc”, Dr. Kahn has triple board certification in Internal Medicine and Interventional Cardiology. He was the first physician in the world to certify in Metabolic Cardiology with A4M/MMI and the University of South Florida. He founded the Kahn Center for Cardiac Longevity in Bingham Farms, MI. Dr. Kahn has authored scores of publications in his field including articles, book chapters and monographs. He writes health articles and has five books in publication including YOUR WHOLE HEART SOLUTION, DEAB EXECS DON’T GET BONUSES and THE PLANT BASED SOLUTION. His sixth book, LIPOPROTEIN(a): THE HEART’S SILENT KILLER, is about to be published. He has regular appearances on Dr. Phil, The Doctors Show, Dr. Oz, Larry King Now, Joe Rogan Experience, and with Bassem Yousef. He has been awarded a Health Hero award from Detroit Crain’s Business. He owns GreenSpace & Go, a health restaurant in suburban Detroit , and serves as medical director of the largest plant support group in the USA, www.pbnsg.org.
DR ROSS WALKER MB, BS (HONS) FRACP, FCSANZ - CARDIOLOGIST
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