La Dra. Ana Guzmán estudió medicina en la Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, donde aprendió cómo tartar a una persona en su unidad biopsicosocial y la importancia de la prevención. Ha participado activamente en salud pública y medicina preventive, además de desarrollar entrenamientos para promotores de salud durante más de 15 aňos.
L. Angela M. Allen has a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) from Arizona State University College of Nursing and Healthcare Innovation.
Dr. Allen was appointed to serve a dual appointment as the Clinical Research Program Director of Nursing Research at Banner Health Research, Banner University Medical Phoenix and Clinical Assistant Professor at Arizona State University.
Dr. Allen has been employed with Banner Health and Arizona State University for over 15 years and currently serves in numerous capacities, including Arizona State University John A. Hartford Fellow and Banner Health co-investigator of several research studies, such as Identifying Dementia in a Rehabilitation Setting, Dementia Care Partners, Dementia Awareness in a Hospital Setting, Steps to Hope, and Decode Delirium.
Dr. Allen’s most recent work has been addressing cultural diversity in the clinical setting and a participant engaging the African American community in research with the NIH Arizona Community Engagement Alliance (CEAL).
Additionally, Dr. Allen is Senior Leadership Council for Alzheimer’s Association in Phoenix, AZ; and Consultant for the National Brain Health Center for African Americans in Richmond, VA, just to name a few.
Brian Browne is the president of Cognitive Care Management, founder of Dementia Care Education, and the Editor of Dementia Care News. Brian is a cognitive scientist and neuro- nutritionist and possesses over 20 years of expertise in the fields of aging, dementia, clinical research, and nutrition. He is a noted public speaker and a frequent lecturer at meetings and conferences regionally and nationally and communities covering topics such as… “Neuro-Nutrition”
Epigenetics; your Gut, and your Cognitive Health Sugar, Inflammation, your gut, and your cognition Micronutrients: Fueling your Brain
“Look forward to being educated, informed, inspired, and empowered!”
Brian W. Hardaway, MD is a board-certified Cardiologist specializing in Advanced Heart Failure & Cardiac Transplantation. He is a proud native of the great state of Michigan (Go Blue!) but chose to “take his talents” south to Mississippi where he attended the historically black college- university Alcorn State University. There he earned a B.S. Biology and was inducted into the Alpha Kappa Mu Honor Society.
He is a proud member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. as well as First Institutional Baptist Church. He earned his Doctor of Medicine from the University of Tennessee-Memphis and subsequently completed a residency in Internal Medicine at the University of Michigan. He then went on to the Cleveland Clinic where he completed a Fellowship in Cardiovascular Diseases followed by a subspecialty Fellowship in Advanced Heart Failure & Cardiac Transplantation. He currently practices at the Mayo Clinic, Arizona where he is engaged in clinical research, education, and clinical practice.
He is the interim Chair of the Division of Heart Failure and Cardiac Transplantation. He is the Departmental Diversity leader for Cardiovascular Diseases and is actively involved in the diversity, equity & inclusion efforts at the Mayo Clinic as well as the Medical Community as a whole. He was recently voted a Phoenix Top Doc by his peers and also had the honor of gracing the cover of the current issue of Phoenix Magazine.
Cindy Quintero has a Masters in Public Health from the University of Arizona and a passion for prevention. She has worked in community and public health for almost 15 years, including Esperanca, Maricopa County Department of Health, and now at the American Heart Association.
Effie Godbold, BSN, RN, LE has been in the healthcare field for over twenty five years. She started her health care journey as an ER volunteer in one of the busiest Chicago trauma centers, to become a Registered Nurse and advance into nursing administration. For the past ten years, Effie has concentrated in the field of aesthetic/cosmetic nursing and obtained an aesthetician license. She is passionate about equity in health care and education and spends considerable time volunteering to help with the narrowing of the health care disparities and education achievement gap.
Graciela is a Community Engagement Coordinator with the Alzheimer’s Association, Desert Southwest Chapter, Central Arizona office. Graciela is focused on serving diverse communities impacted by dementia in Arizona and presents educational programs in English and Spanish.
Graciela Mera es Coordinadora de Enlace Comunitario en La Asociación Alzheimer, División Suroeste, Centro de Arizona. Graciela se enfoca en servir comunidades diversas en Arizona, que han sido impactadas por la demencia y presenta programas educativos en inglés y español.
Program Manager, Office of Joy & Well-Being, Mayo Clinic AZ
Born in Memphis, Tennessee. Keith is an Arizona resident since 1989. He served 4 years in the United States Marine Corps, including serving in Operation Desert Storm. Keith is a graduate of Arizona State University, BS in Psychology, and worked as a Financial Planner for thirteen years.
And after serving as a Mayo Clinic Volunteer Keith now serves as Wellness & Accountability Coach and Mayo Clinic Program Manager – Office of Joy & Well-Being.
Keith founded ToBeRe…, a wellness company committed to “Inspiring You to Inspire Others to be Their Best” www.tobere.com
Latrice Gettings is a serial entrepreneur, speaker, Podcast host of All Things Education, and founder and President of Purposeful Pathways Consulting Services (an educational consulting service with a vision of providing support, materials, and resources for all students to close the achievement gap and empower confident and creative individuals). As a diverse, experienced educator of twenty years, Latrice brings unique perspectives acquired from her upbringing in the inner-city of Chicago, IL, coupled with her continuous quest for teaching all populations of students. Using real-world examples infused with research and an evidence-based curriculum, Dr. Gettings inspires others to develop their purpose, build confidence, and believe in themselves.
Latrice has learned the value of setting goals, making clear plans, building relationships, and having resiliency as the first in her family to earn a doctorate in organizational leadership with an emphasis in special education. Latrice’s dedication, hard work, and determination to substantially impact education inspired her to obtain a BA and MA in early childhood education.
Earning a second master’s in educational administration and completing the doctoral program has proved an attitude and determination of providing a service to others. Latrice knows that education opens the path to understanding others’ views, perspectives, and beliefs. This outlook inspired her to teach, develop, and mentor students and teachers. She brings this commitment to education with her business as a consultant to empower others to achieve success.
LaVern has been in Phoenix since 2011. Relocated from El Paso, TX by way of the Virgin Islands –St. Thomas and Chicago IL. Mother of four adult children and eight grandchildren. A community educator, Licensed Chaplin, and midwife.
Currently working at Tanner Community Development Corporation providing resources for underserved communities. Intentional living is LaVern’s focus is on physical, emotional, and spiritual of a person. Eating healthy, moving the body, and learning how to balance life is intentional. Useful classes with hand-on demonstration LaVern is committed to intentionally imparting knowledge to her community for a time as this.
Lindsey Robertson is a CDC – Certified Health Coach, a national certified personal trainer and fitness expert. As a health coach of Dignity Health’s HEAL program, she helps people with prediabetes and type 2 diabetes create healthy habits, empower balance in their lives, and to live to their fullest potential. Lindsey recently dedicated herself to the study and the creation of Dignity Health’s Yoga of the Heart cardiac care yoga practice for women who are at risk of cardiovascular disease. Lindsey has worked for Dignity Health Arizona for over 20 years, she’s inspired hundreds of women and children to pursue and achieve their goals. Whether it is cultivating a positive mindset for healthy eating, empowering self-care – through the practice of yoga and meditation, or leading a buzzing new workout, Lindsey loves helping people live their best, healthiest lives ever.
Martha received her Master’s in Elementary Education in 2005 from the University of Phoenix. Her experience spans over 30 years working with non-profit organizations in the health education arena. She has been with the Alzheimer’s Association for 10 years currently as the Education Manager where she manages education programs and supports groups and trains/works closely with volunteers.
Naudia Moorley, Psy.D., is a Psychometry Coordinator at the Banner Sun Health Research Institute (BSHRI) in Sun City, Arizona.
Dr. Moorley completed a bachelor’s degree in psychology (minor in Health Sciences) at the University of Central Florida. She completed a master’s degree in General Psychology at the University of West Florida. She completed a doctorate degree in Clinical Psychology at Midwestern University in Glendale, Arizona. She completed her pre-doctoral internship training at the Crisis Recovery Unit through the Southwest Behavioral and Health Services Training Institute in Phoenix, Arizona.
Dr. Moorley completed her post-doctoral training at BSHRI which primarily consisted of completing outpatient neuropsychological evaluations with the geriatric population. Most of her clientele are referred by neurologists specializing in dementia and movement disorders. Thus, her primary role has entailed using neuropsychological evaluations to assess one’s cognitive strengths and weaknesses and assisting with the diagnosis of various neurodegenerative diseases. Additionally, her current role includes assisting with the training and supervision of pre-doctoral students and involvement in multiple clinical trials focused on potential treatment options for various forms of dementia.
She has worked with myriad populations within her ten plus years in the field of Psychology but has thoroughly enjoyed working with the geriatric population within the past four years. On a more personal note, she enjoys spending quality time with her family, exploring the outdoors and traveling.
Dr. Banyas did her undergraduate training at Geneva College in Pennsylvania and then moved onto medical school at Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine in Greensburg, PA. She completed neurology residency at University of Pittsburgh Medical Center in Pittsburgh, PA and is currently completing a vascular neurology fellowship at Barrow Neurological Institute.
Rachel M. Bond, MD, FACC is a board-certified attending cardiologist who has devoted her career to the treatment of heart disease through early detection, education, and prevention. She is the System Director of Women’s Heart Health at Dignity Health, in Arizona. Dr. Bond is the Co-chair of the Women in Cardiology Committee, as well as Chair of the Diversity and Inclusion Committee for the Arizona Chapter of the American College of Cardiology. She most recently has been appointed to serve on the Women in Cardiology Section Leadership Council for the National Chapter of the American College of Cardiology. She holds a faculty position as Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine at Creighton University School of Medicine.
Dr. Bond is the author of several review papers referencing sex and gender differences and cardiovascular conditions that predominantly affect women, along with opinion pieces aimed at addressing health equity, reducing health disparities, and promoting the professional development of women and minorities in the health-science profession. She has a passion for advocacy of education and mentorship and has advised as an expert source through news and media outlets. Her clinical interests include heart-disease prevention, pregnancy-related heart conditions, and cardio-oncology and lipid disorders. Her research interests currently include the heart-mind connection, cardio-rheumatology and gender disparities in valvular heart disease.
Dr. Caselli is a Professor of Neurology at the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and is the Mildred A. and Henry Uihlein II Professor of Medical Research. Dr. Caselli received both his M.D. and bachelor’s degrees from Columbia University in New York. He served an internship and residency at Mayo Graduate School of Medicine and a fellowship in behavioral neurology and cognitive neuroscience at the University of Iowa College of Medicine. He is certified by the American Board of Neurology and Psychiatry as well as the American Board of Electrodiagnostic Medicine.
Dr. Caselli has served at Mayo’s Scottsdale campus since 1990. He is the Associate Director and Clinical Core Director of the Arizona Alzheimer’s Disease Center, a member of the board of directors of the Flinn Foundation (a Phoenix-based philanthropic foundation that supports the arts and biomedical sciences in Arizona), and he holds an adjunct clinical faculty appointment at the Biodesign Institute at Arizona State University. In addition to his clinical practice, his research program focuses on cognitive aging and the changes that can be detected before the symptomatic onset of memory loss and related symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease.
Dr Salazar-Calderón is the co-founder, past chairman, and currently a board member of Arizona Latino-American Medical Association (ALMA), which works to facilitate access to health care for Arizona residents. They encourage the participation of Latinos in health care and provide continuing education and support for health care professionals. ALMA also provides scholarships every year for Latino/Latina students looking to pursue careers in health care.
“I am proud of my Hispanic heritage, and have always been involved in my community,” says Dr. Salazar-Calderón. “I provide free medical care for those with no access to it. And I ensure health care information is available online for Hispanic people in this state.”
Dr. Salazar-Calderón is private practice Neurologist in central and south Phoenix since 1989.