OUR TEAM.

Dr. Dana Wade, MD, MBA

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

Master Trainer Select

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. Ms. Gabova is a Lifestyle Coach trained to deliver a CDC-approved curriculum. Ms. Gabova is also a certified Master Trainer Select and is eligible to train other Lifestyle Coaches.

Dr. Michele L. McCarroll, PhD, FAACVPR, ACSM-CCEP, CCRP

Chief Scientific Advisor

Her clinical career started at the Cleveland Clinic Health System in Cleveland, OH in cardiopulmonary rehabilitation whereby setting the stage in helping patients with cardiovascular risk factor management and physiological conditioning. Eventually, her career focused on endometrial cancer survivors dying from cardiovascular risk factors versus their cancer diagnoses. Recently, her research has focused on implementing wellness coaching and programming via web-based and app-based interventions. Overall, she comes with 25 years of clinical experience in cardiovascular risk factor management and over 20 years of clinical research experience. In her role with Monitor My Health, Inc., she intends to enhance the research and scientific efforts to further support the diabetes prevention program.

In addition, she is passionate about integrating these initiatives in low income and medically underserved communities. Dr. McCarroll will spearhead research projects designed on engaging minorities and understanding disparities impeding prevention. Dr. McCarroll is a Fellow of the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR), a certified clinical exercise physiologist from the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), and a certified clinical research professional from the Society of Clinical Research Associates (SOCRA).

She earned her Ph.D. from The Ohio State University in Columbus, OH. She thrives on putting her strengths and the strengths of others together in supporting a positive, peaceful legacy for our communities, country, and the world.

Ms. Andrea D. Robinson, ACE Certified Health Coach

Regional Development Director

Andrea Robinson is an Experienced Health Coach with a demonstrated history of working in the health wellness and fitness industry. Andrea has been in the Wellness and Coaching arena for 26 years. She brings to our team 12 years of Health Coaching experience and oversees regional development. She is an ACE Certified Health and CDC DPP Lifestyle Coach receiving her certification from the University of Virginia Medical Center. Owner of My Fitness Matters and partner with Chesterfield County Government as a Fitness Instructor and Health coach. This Strong entrepreneurship professional has a B.S focused in Business Administration from Saint Paul's College in Lawrenceville VA.

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. Marilyn Tucker-Viselli, MS, RD, CDN

Nutritionist & Diabetes Educator

Marilyn Tucker-Viselli is a registered dietitian and certified diabetes educator. She graduated from Teachers College Columbia University with a Masters degree in Public Health Nutrition. She has worked as a dietitian in nursing homes, hospitals, public health programs and has trained health professionals in nutrition.

In her private practice, she focuses on weight management, pre-diabetes and Type 2 diabetes. She emphasizes healthy food choices and lifestyle modification. Originally from New York and presently a Connecticut resident, she maintains a private practice in both states.

Her passion is learning about food and customs from different cultures. She has traveled extensively and lived abroad for four years. She enjoys the challenge of creating individualized meal plans that follow a persons cultural/ethnic food preferences. After the initial consultation, patients are relieved that they can still enjoy many of their favorite foods while still following a healthy diet.

Over the past 30 years, she has prevented hundreds of clients with pre-diabetes from developing type 2 diabetes. She believes that healthy food choices, portion control and lifestyle changes are the keys to preventing type 2 diabetes.

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