Lecturers

Sherine Brown-Fraser, Phd, RDN

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Dr. Brown-Fraser is a Registered Dietitian and the Chair of the Department of Public Health, Nutrition, and Wellness at Andrews University. She received her PhD in Biological Sciences in Public Health/Nutritional Biochemistry from Harvard University. Her undergraduate degree is in Biochemistry from Oakwood University. She is a Certified Personal Trainer.

Zeno L. Charles-Marcel, MD

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Dr. Zeno is presently the Associate Director of Adventist Health Ministry at the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventist. He engaged in formative studies at four universities: McGill (Biophysics), Howard (Medicine), Loma Linda (Internal Medicine residency), and the University of Arizona (Leadership and Health Diplomacy). He co-founded the first academic Lifestyle Medicine Fellowship in the US and Latin America. He is a former Dean of Health Sciences at Montemorelos University. He also serves as Director of Wildwood Lifestyle Center in Wildwood, Georgia.

Angeline B. David DrPH, MHS, RDN

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Angeline has served as the Health Ministries Director for the North American Division of Seventh-day Adventists since 2016. She holds a Doctor of Public Health degree in Nutrition from Loma Linda University School of Public Health and a Master of Health Science in Epidemiology from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. She previously worked at the Seventh-day Adventist Guam Clinic as wellness director and dietitian, and at Johns Hopkins as a senior research assistant. Her passion is to make nutrition and healthy living practical, understandable, and enjoyable for everyone.  She believes that comprehensive health work includes physical, mental, social, and spiritual wellbeing, and that all Seventh-day Adventists have a vital part to play in ministering hope and wholeness to our communities.

Judith Bernard-Fisher, PhD

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Dr. Judith Bernard-Fisher is director of the Counseling and Testing Center, and is responsible for its overall operation. She is a fully Licensed Psychologist. She received her doctorate in Counseling Psychology from Andrews University, and completed a clinical psychology internship at Mercy Hospital in Detroit, MI. Her training also included a pre-doctoral internship and a post-doctoral fellowship at the University of Notre Dame, where she functioned as staff psychologist at the University Counselihng Center. She is a fully licensed psychologist in the state of Michigan. Dr. Bernard-Fisher has a strong commitment to helping individuals realize their potentials. Her areas of clinical interests include depression, anxiety, eating disorders, self-esteem, and career issues. She also enjoys couple and group therapy. Dr. Bernard-Fisher's multi-cultural background and fluency in French and Spanish have provided her with a deeper understanding of diversity issues. She enjoys outreach and consultative opportunities in areas of cultural diversity, family mental health, grief and anger management, achievement and motivation.

 

Vicki Griffin, MS, MPA

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Vicki Griffin is an international speaker and author. She has her Bachelors in Social Work, a Master's degree in Human Nutrition, and a Master's in Public Administration. She is the Director of Lifestyle Matters and Director of Health Ministries for the Michigan Conference. Vicki has authored numerous books including Living Free: Finding Freedom from Habits that Hurt, Diet & Stress: Simple Solutions, and Foods for Thought: Nutrition's Link with Mood, Memory, Learning and Behavior. She develops teaching materials for community health education, which includes: Balanced Living Series.

Dominique Gummelt, PhD

Dominique Gummelt, PhD is a passionate, energetic and innovative health and fitness expert, ACE certified Personal Trainer, NWI Certified Wellness Practioner, ACSM credentialed EIM-1, presenter and writer. Currently, she is Director for University Health and Wellness and Faculty for Public Health, Nutrition & Wellness at Andrews University in Berrien Springs, MI. In October 2011, Dominique Gummelt was awarded 'Top 11 Personal Trainers to Watch in the U.S.' by Life Fitness and the American Council on Excerise. In addition to teaching at universities, she has worked as a Fitness & Programs Manager, Personal Trainer, Group Fitness Instructor and Wellness Coach at fitness centers, in the clinical wellness setting and in the corporate wellness setting since 2001. Dominique has a PhD in Health through the University of Bath, England. Her studies and research center on physical activity, motivation for exercise and behavior change strategies.

Jason Hamel, MD

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Jason Hamel, MD has a B.S. in Biology from Andrews University, an MD from Loma Linda University School of Medicine and completed his Emergency Medicine residency at MSU/Kalamazoo Center for Medical Studies in 2013. Currently he is a practicing emergency physician, emergency department medical director, and serves as  a core faculty member at Lakeland Health Emergency Medicine Residency. He and his wife live in Buchanan, MI with their four children. Jason enjoys fly fishing, boating, and working on outdoor projects at home.

Carola Janiak, MS, RN, LMT, ACSM

Carola Janiak is the co-founder and former CEO of Hands-on Medical Massage School located in Redlands, CA. Hands-on Medical Massage School teaches evidence-based methods of therapeutic massage and hydrotherapy in a Christian environment. The school received national accreditation in June of 2010. Carola graduated from Southwestern Adventist University with a degree in nursing, specializing in cardiac rehabilitation and diabetes. She worked at the Weimar Institute incorporating natural diet, exercise, massage, and hydrotherapy in the healing process. She later studied massage and hydrotherapy with Dr. Charles Thomas. She then taught at Banning Massage School in Desert Hot Springs. Her undergraduate degree is in Health Education and her Master's Degree is in Health Administration from Cal State, San Bernardino.

Evelyn Kissinger, MS, RD

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Evelyn Kissinger, MS, RD is a lifestyle consultant, registered dietitian, international speaker, author and teacher. She received her bachelor's degree in Nutrition and Dietetics from the University of Tennessee and her Master of Science in Administration from Andrews University. Her passion is to help people reach and maintain their lifestyle goals for vibrant health. Evelyn specializes in creating and conducting wellness programs for corporations, groups, and individuals. Evelyn is currently Director of Lifestyle Matters at Work with the Michigan Conference of Seventh-day Adventist. She has co-authored 3 books. Evelyn has taught nutrition, wellness, and health ministry at Andrews Unviersity. Evelyn lives in St. Joseph, MI with her husband, Peter. They have four adult children.

Duane McBride, PhD, MA

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Dr. McBride joined the Department of Behavioral Sciences in 1986. His areas of expertise are criminology and drug abuse, and he has been published in the American Journal of Psychiatry, Journal of Drug Issues, Journal of Health and Social Behavior, Criminology, Journal of Criminal Justice, International Journal of Criminology and Penology, Youth and Society, Human Organization, Addictive Diseases: An International Journal, British Journal of Addiction, Chemical Dependencies: Behavioral and Biomedical Issues, and Bulletin of the New York Academy of Medicine. Dr. McBride has also authored two books: Legal and Illicit Drug Use: Determining Drug Abuse Treatment Needs and Drug Use and the Courts. His current research is in the areas of juvenile delinquency and the AIDS virus infection of IV drug-users. He has membership in the American Sociological Association and the American Public Health Association. Currently he is co-principal investigator on a Health Services Research Center funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse, and chairs a grant review committee for the National Institute on Drug Abuse. Dr. McBride currently teaches courses in Criminology, Introduction to Sociology, Drug Use in American Society, Theories of Addictive Behavior, Juvenile Delinquency and more. He has received a variety of awards for his teaching, research, and contributions to Andrews Univeristy including 23 years as Chair of the Behavorial Sciences Department.

JoAnn Rachor, Certified Wellness Coach

JoAnn Rachor is a national board certified health and wellness coach who works with individuals and groups. She has a degree in Home Economics with an emphasis in nutrition. She is the best-selling author of two heart-healthy cookbooks, Of These Ye May Freely Eat and Fast Cooking in a Slow Cooker Every Day of the Year. She has been teaching plant-based cooking classes and helping people make advances in their lifestyle for 40 years. JoAnn loves it when she can help someone reach his or her life goals.

Lee Wellard, Master Herbalist

Lee Wellard is a Master Herbalist and has had extensive training as a Health Practioner in Natural remedies. He graduated from the Institute of Medical Ministry at Wildwood Lifestyle Center & Hospital, served as Wildwood's Health Emphasis coordinator, and taught applied physiology and nutrition. He has been featured on 3ABN, other TV networks, radio and in the Health & Healing Journal. Lee is the owner of American Herb Shoppe's.