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Janette Daher, BS

Ageless Institute New You Medical Training Institute

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Kathleen Davis, MD

Board Certified Internal Medicine
Board Member, Foundation for Care Management

Dr. Kathleen Davis is a Board Certified internal medicine physician with over 20 years experience in clinical medicine, health education, and medical practice management. She has worked in various health care settings in the U .S, Uganda , Guatemala and Laos . Dr. Davis earned her Diploma in Tropical Diseases and Hygiene from the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine in 2007. From 1996-2005, she was a clinical attending and Co-director of Outpatient Graduate Medical Education for Madigan Army Medical Center.

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Rafael Gonzalez, PhD

TBD

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Peter J. Kudenchuk, MD

Professor of Medicine
Division of Cardiology
University of Washington

Dr. Kudenchuk is a UW professor of medicine in the Department of Medicine's Division of Cardiology, Arrhythmia Services. His interests include sudden cardiac arrest and cardiac resuscitation, the management of atrial fibrillation, implantable devices such as pacemakers and defibrillators, and the clinical management of cardiac arrhythmias.

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Christine Mintz, MD

Christine is a research physician with an interest in addiction, public policy and education. She has worked in clinical trial design and implementation as well as novel and emerging patient monitoring systems and patient assessment protocols.

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Dan Purser, MD

Dr. Purser is much more than your typical physician. He is a healer of complex wounds, renowned researcher, bestselling Amazon author, international speaker, product developer, and entrepreneur.

Early in his career, Dr. Purser practiced as a medical director of numerous health care entities. He became the president and Chief Medical Officer of multiple nutraceutical product development companies while serving on the staff of five different hospitals. After leaving hospital-based practices in 1998, he was the medical consultant at The Plastic Surgery Institute, focusing on anti-aging and injection work.

After several years of pituitary endocrinology research, Dr. Purser wrote twelve books covering health care and hormones including seven #1 bestsellers on Amazon. He has spoken nationwide and internationally regarding fibromyalgia, chronic pain, and anxiety seen in his patients. Since 2007, he has founded eight startups to bring products to the market such as VARS Glutathione, MTHFR Support, MTHFR Support Plus, Copper Balance, and many more.

Dr. Purser currently practices medicine at Dan Purser MD based in Lindon, Utah treating complex wound issues and healing problems.

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Ecoee Rooney, DNP, RN-BC, SANE-A

Ecoee believes that nurses should work to the full scope of their practice, supported by strong and compassionate leaders, healthy work environments, and using evidence-based, standardized nursing practice.  She identifies what she refers to as “the heart failure of healthcare” as the unaddressed and unmitigated work stress that results in compassion fatigue, decreased engagement, and variations in quality and outcomes.  She is a locally, regionally, and nationally sought-after speaker on topics including leadership, healthy work environments, compassion fatigue, vulnerable populations, and was most recently selected to present a workshop on Recovering from Conflict and Trauma for a group of Syrian visitors here through the International Visitor Leadership Program through the U.S. Department of State by World Learning, in New Orleans, LA.

Ecoee holds her Doctor of Nursing Practice Student from Southeastern Louisiana University, a Master of Science in Nursing Degree from Loyola University New Orleans, a Bachelor of Arts in Communications and Women's Studies from Loyola University New Orleans and an Associate Degree in Nursing from the Delgado Charity School of Nursing. 

Ecoee worked with victims of crime from 2000-2013 in the role of Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (Adult/Adolescent), with victims of trauma since 1999 as an Emergency Department Nurse and with people with disabilities from 1996-2009. She has worked in Nursing Professional Development since 2002, and has served in a nursing leadership role since 2003.

Ecoee served as the Chair for the Rape Crisis Network of New Orleans from 2005 - 2007 and was instrumental in serving to reconnect and rebuild sexual assault forensic services and networks in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina. She served as the Statewide Coordinator for SANE in 2007 and was selected as a host for the first Regional SANE Statewide Coordinators Meeting, a project supported by the National Sexual Violence Resource Center. Ecoee created the first annual Louisiana SANE Conference, providing continuing nursing education for regional SANEs featuring nationally known speakers in 2005.  She has been a member of the American Nurses Association since 1999.  She has been a member of the Association of Nurses in Professional Development since 2003.  She has been a member of the International Association of Forensic Nurses since 2000 and has served in numerous roles supporting the organization from Awards Committee Chair, webinar speaker, and consultant.

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Kendal Stewart, MD

Dr. Stewart graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a BA in Biology with Honors as well as a minor in Chemistry. He graduated with a Medical Doctorate from the University of Texas Medical School, where he also received a Distinguished Student of Clinical Medicine Award for the class of 1988. He served as a biomedical research assistant under Takahashi Yamora, PhD, in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at MD Anderson Cancer Institute. There, he researched biochemical analysis of surface protein markers in colorectal cancers.

Dr. Stewart completed his residency at University of Texas Houston Affiliated Hospitals and MD Anderson Cancer Institute. During his residency, he received multiple awards, including the Outstanding Clinical Resident Teaching Award in 1993 and the Outstanding Resident Research Award & Scholarship from the Texas Medical Association/Texas Association of Otolaryngology in 1992. He was explicitly selected for a highly sought-after Fellowship in Otology and Neurotology - Skull Base Surgery at Baylor University Center in Dallas. During this time, he also served as a Clinical Adjunctive Professor.

Dr. Kendal Stewart is a Board-Certified Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery specialist and has sub-specialty training in Otology and Neurotology - Skull Base Surgery. He served as a Clinical Associate Professor at the University of Texas Medical School at San Antonio’s Department of Otolaryngology from 1994 to 1996. He’s been tapped to speak at national conferences over 40 times as a result of his expertise. Additionally, Dr. Stewart has volunteered his time for numerous academic pursuits, including assisting in designing Masters and Doctorate candidate projects for the University of Texas Department of Kinesiology, Psychology, and Speech and Language Development.  He founded and serves as Neurosensory Centers of America

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Lorena Alarcon-Casas Wright, MD

Diabetes and Endocrinology Care Center
University of Washington Medical Center
Harborview Medical Center, Seattle, WA

Dr. Wright came to the University of Washington from Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital (affiliated with the University of Southern California) where she completed her residency in Internal Medicine.

During her residency training Dr. Wright became extremely interested in the field of diabetes, mainly after working under the mentorship of Dr. Lois Jovanovic in the field of Diabetes in Pregnancy at the Sansum Research Institute in Santa Barbara California. After taking care of people with diabetes, Dr. Wright felt it was only natural for her to become an endocrinologist and diabetologist. Following her dream Dr. Wright moved to Seattle in order to continue her studies in diabetes and endocrinology and completed her fellowship training at the University of Washington. During her fellowship Dr. Wright did research in the areas of pre-diabetes, type 2 diabetes and diabetes in pregnancy, under the mentorship of Dr. Steven E. Kahn, Dr. Irl Hirsch, Dr. Dace Trence and Dr. Zane Brown. Some of her research projects continue to date and she has published in peer reviewed diabetes journals. Upon completion of her UW fellowship, she became a Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Washington.

Dr. Wright also has clinics at the University of Washington Medical Center and Harborview Medical Center, but spends most of her time at the Diabetes Care Center taking care of people with diabetes.

Dr. Wright believes that diabetes is a unique disease in which patients are different from each other and require individualized strategies and treatment. Dr. Wright is convinced that treatment success is the result of education, motivation, team work and diligence.

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