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Tools, Training & Community for Functional Health Professionals

Advisory Board

Mark Hyman, MD

Dr. Hyman is a practicing family physician, a ten-time #1 New York Times bestselling author, and an internationally recognized leader, speaker, educator, and advocate in his field. He is the Director of the Cleveland Clinic Center for Functional Medicine. He is also the founder and medical director of The UltraWellness Center, chairman of the board…

Chris Masterjohn, PhD

Chris earned his PhD in Nutritional Sciences from the University of Connecticut. He served as a postdoctoral research associate in the Comparative Biosciences department of the College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Illinois. He was also an Assistant Professor of Health and Nutrition Sciences at Brooklyn College. In the fall of 2016, he…

Laura Beth Schoenfeld, RD, MPH

Laura Schoenfeld, MPH, RD is a licensed registered dietitian and women’s health expert trained in Functional Medical nutrition therapy. She has been a staff member for Chris Kresser since 2012, and is a former teaching assistant at the Kresser Institute, where she assisted in the creation of educational materials for both the practitioner and health…

Kelli Saginak, EdD

Kelli Saginak, EdD, is a life, weight, and functional health coach who helps women learn how to achieve real anxiety relief, weight loss, and wellness through the pillars of functional health, and a Paleo, ancestral lifestyle. Kelli started her coaching practice in 2015 to help women uncover and solve the root cause of their anxiety,…

Robert Abbott, MD

Rob Abbott, M.D. is the medical director for Resilient Roots: Functional and Evolutionary Medicine in Charlottesville, Virginia. He completed his family medicine internship with VCU-Shenandoah Valley in Front Royal, Virginia and is a graduate of the University of Virginia School of Medicine. He has completed training with the Institute for Functional Medicine, is a Kresser…

Lucy Mailing, PhD

Lucy Mailing received her Ph.D. in Nutritional Sciences from the University of Illinois and her undergraduate degree in Biology from Kalamazoo College. Her dissertation research focused on the effects of diet and exercise on the gut microbiome and gut barrier function in states of health and disease. She plans to continue her training and complete…

Tracey Long, MPH, RDN

Tracey is a registered dietitian with specialty certification training in Integrative and Functional Medical Nutrition Therapy and The Bredesen Protocol to End Alzheimer’s. She owns a private practice, Big Picture Health LLC, in Hendersonville, NC, where she sees clients in person and using video and phone consultations. She takes a holistic and individualized approach to…

Jody Hereford, M.S., BSN, RN

Jody Hereford, Program Director of the ADAPT Health Coach Training Program, is on a mission to create both health and care in healthcare. She has a passion for health and how we design it into our individual lives and within organizations and populations. As a registered nurse, a certified coach, and member of the Motivational…

Tracey O’Shea, FNP-C, A-CFHC

Tracey O’Shea is a licensed Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP-C) who graduated from Samuel Merritt University with a Master’s degree in Nursing. She became board certified through the American Association of Nurse Practitioners and was first introduced to Functional Medicine in 2013, when she began her journey through the Institute for Functional Medicine’s certification program. She…