Dr. Dana Wade, M.D., M.B.A.

CEO

Dr. Dana Wade is an accomplished, versatile professional with a stellar career history driving organizational success through the strategic oversight of diverse medical clinical initiatives. He graduated from Saint Matthew School of Medicine in 2011, and did a research fellowship in cardiovascular disease prevention at Albert Einstein School of Medicine and Yeshiva University from 2012 to 2015. From there, he advanced through multiple specialized roles with various organizations and cultivated expertise in project management, clinical trial development and oversight, disease prevention, workplace safety, regulatory compliance, and relationship management. In 2016, Dr. Dana Wade founded Monitor My Health, Inc. to concentrate on disease prevention with an ongoing commitment to supporting underserved populations. Dr. Dana Wade completed his M.B.A. at the University of Bridgeport in 2019. Dr. Wade is also a Lifestyle Coach trained to deliver a CDC-approved curriculum.

Dr. Eleonore M. Herschberger. ND, L.AC., RN

CMO

Dr. Herschberger is a Naturopathic Physician and is a full-time faculty member at the College of Naturopathic Medicine at the University of Bridgeport, where she teaches courses in Homeopathy, Acupuncture and Clinical Medicine. Also, she has taught courses in Psychological Assessment and has also served in administrative roles at the college. She brings years of experience in the healthcare field, having worked as an RN in her first career, primarily in the area of psychiatry, and secondarily in surgical nursing. Dr. Herschberger joined the faculty at UB in 1999. She holds licenses in the state of Connecticut in Naturopathic Medicine, Acupuncture and Registered Nursing, and maintains a small private practice in Fairfield, CT, focusing on pain and stress disorders. Her leisure interests include photography, drawing, growing herbs, and gourmet cooking.

Ms. Kate Gabova

Executive Assistant

Ms. Kate Gabova is majoring in Biology (B.S.) at the University of Bridgeport. She was recognized with a Certificate of Honor at the conference of the Minor Academy of Sciences of the Young Researchers, 2009. In 2013, she was awarded 1st place diploma at the Competitions of the Scientific Projects in Chemistry. Her artistic and logical state of mind has contributed to her position as Executive Assistant in Monitor My Health, Inc. Ms. Gabova is also a Lifestyle Coach trained to deliver a CDC-approved curriculum.

Ms. Ann M. Griffin

Board Member

Ann M. Griffin was invited to join the Monitor My Health Board in June, 2019. She holds a BS in Education from Southern Connecticut State University, an MS in guidance and counseling from the University of Bridgeport, and a 6th year in Educational Administration from The University of Connecticut. Along with a 20-year career in education as a teacher, guidance counselor, and special education supervisor, Ann also worked in industry as a personnel placement specialist and a Customer Communications Manager. Having taught weight control classes previously at local area hospitals as well as having participated in one of our Monitor My Health Programs, Ann has experienced the benefits of our program and is dedicated to our mission of preventing type 2 diabetes.

Dr. John H. Kirkley, JD

Board Member

John Harris Kirkley graduated from The Westminster Schools in Atlanta, Georgia (1960), earned his BA from Washington & Lee University in Lexington, Virginia (1965), a Master of Arts in Philosophy from the University of Texas in Austin (1969), and a Juris Doctor from the UT Law School (1973). He has been admitted to the Bar in California, New York and Washington, D.C. In addition to his law practice in New York City, he has extensive experience in journalism, earned a Master of Science in Education from the University of Bridgeport (2000) and spent quite a few years teaching English as a Second Language in Korea and China. He and his wife, Marie, have been married forty years, having four children and five grandchildren. Retired two years ago, Dr. Kirkley is a founding member of Monitor My Health, Inc. Dr. Kirkley is also a Lifestyle Coach trained to deliver a CDC-approved curriculum.

Ms. Anne Nesbitt

Grant Writer

Anne Nesbitt has a diverse background in math/ economics (Wheaton College, B.A. 1971), clinical child therapy, (University of Denver Graduate School of Social Work, M.S.W., 1976), and television/film, (University of Colorado, M.A., 1982). In the 1970s, she founded and directed a nonprofit child abuse treatment project in Denver, Colorado funded by the Department of Justice. In the 1980s she was a senior researcher for the Children’s Television Workshop math show, and for the last 30 years she has been a teacher and administrator for the Westport Public Schools. In 1995 she was recognized as a Connecticut State Semifinalist for Teacher of the Year. Throughout her career she has been instrumental in procuring competitive grant monies from corporate foundations and state/federal agencies.