Take control of your health: Learn more about our Plant-Based Nutrition CertificateLearn more about our Plant-Based Nutrition Certificate

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Colleen Alexander

Sustainability Content Coordinator

LeAnne Campbell, PhD

President - Board Liaison

Maximillian Cannon

Web Developer

Evelisse Capó, PharmD

Director of Culinary & Spanish Content

Brittan Collett

Marketing Manager

Steven Disla

Online Course Instructor

Nelson Disla

Staff Writer

April Duckworth, MAT

Online Course Instructor

Sarah Johnson Dwyer

Director of Marketing and Content

Jill Edwards, MS, CEP

Director of Education

Samira Estes-Garcia

Junior Web Developer

Ali Huber-Disla

Online Course Instructor

Chyan Hulbert

Office Manager

Cara Liberatore

Online Course Instructor

Isabel Lu

Research Assistant

Juan Lube

Course Production Specialist

Vanessa Marquez

Spanish Outreach Coordinator

Mike McGowan

Online Event Coordinator

Alison Ozgur, MHS, RDN, RYT

Online Course Instructor

Sharme Ridley

Service Coordinator

Del Sroufe

Associate Director of Community Leads

Nelson Torres

Online Course Instructor

Jason Warfe

Sr. Director of Operations & Development

Emily Wood, RD, CDN

Online Course Instructor

T. Colin Campbell

Dr. T. Colin Campbell

For more than forty years, Dr. T. Colin Campbell has been at the forefront of nutrition research. His legacy, the China Project, is the most comprehensive study of health and nutrition ever conducted.

Thomas M. Campbell

Thomas M. Campbell

Thomas M. Campbell, MD is the Medical Director of the T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies, co-author of worldwide bestseller, The China Study and author of The China Study Solution. He is also the Medical Director of the University of Rochester Weight Management and Lifestyle Center at Highland Hospital.

Karen Campbell

Karen Campbell

Karen Campbell has been involved in discussions on the development of the Center from its beginning as a Foundation. Until recently, she was the Treasurer-Secretary of record.

Sylvester Johnson

Sylvester Johnson

Sylvester Johnson, Ph.D. first became interested in the effect of diet on health when his moodiness as a teenager evened out after including nutritional yeast in his diet. Later he learned that the Vitamin B Complex in the yeast supports his nervous system.

Michael C. Hollie

Michael C. Hollie

Michael C. Hollie, MD is a practicing physician board certified in Asthma, Allergy and Immunology. He is a member of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology and the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology.

Robert Ostfeld

Robert Ostfeld

Robert Ostfeld, MD, MSc, FACC, a cardiologist, is the Director of Preventive Cardiology, the founder and director of the Cardiac Wellness Program at Montefiore Health System, and an Associate Professor of Medicine at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Dr. Ostfeld earned his MD from Yale University; and his Masters of Science in Epidemiology from the Harvard School of Public Health. Dr. Ostfeld completed his medical internship and residency at the Massachusetts General Hospital and his cardiology fellowship and research fellowship in Preventive Medicine at Brigham and Women's Hospital - both teaching hospitals of Harvard Medical School.

Ken Beckman

Ken Beckman

Ken Beckman, ACAS, ASA, MAAA, CFA is Vice President and Actuary at Central States Indemnity. He has nearly 25 years of insurance and actuarial experience primarily in health insurance pricing and valuation. He is also President and co-founder of two nonprofit organizations, Actuaries for Sustainable Health Care and Lifestyle Health Alliance.

Ana M. Negrón

Ana M. Negrón

Board certified in family medicine, Ana M. Negrón, M.D. has made cooking with plants integral to her practice for almost two decades. By transitioning her patients to a whole foods plant-based lifestyle she helps reduce inflammation at the root of their illness. Born and raised in Puerto Rico, bilingual Negrón has a solo nutrition practice near Philadelphia, volunteers at a free clinic for the uninsured, and teaches young physicians how a whole foods plant-based diet can prevent, help treat, and even reverse chronic disease. Sunstone Press published her book, Nourishing the Body and Recovering Health: The Positive Science of Food—an antidote to our reliance on pharmaceuticals.

Meryl Fury

Meryl Fury

Meryl has been a registered nurse for close to 30 years, with all of that time spent working with the care and quality of care for underserved populations. She holds a Masters of Science Degree in Nursing. In addition, she has certifications in:

  • Applied Project Management from Villanova Online University and,
  • Plant-Based Nutrition from e-Cornell, T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies,
  • Plant-Based Culinary Arts from Rouxbe Online Culinary School.
  • Massage Therapy from Lakeside School of Massage Therapy Meryl is President and CEO of Plant-Based Nutrition Movement, a Chicagolandbased 501(c)3 with the mission of educating people about nutrition to sustain the health of the planet.
  • She has her own business called Balance Forward Health and Wellness, LLC. As founder and CEO, she works with clients who want to transform their health. Her life's mission is to dispel dietary myths and make healthy life habits accessible to everyone. She believes that we all have the power to increase our total health and happiness one breath, and one bite, at a time.

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