Category Archives: Newport Beach 2019 Speakers

Dr. Angela Lauria

Dr. Angela E. Lauria is the founder of The Author Incubator™ and creator of the Difference Process™ for writing a book that matters. In 2018, The Author Incubator was ranked #275 on the Inc. 500 fastest growing companies and #87 on Entrepreneur Magazine’s Entrepreneur 360. Dr. Angela won the Stevie Award’s Coach/Mentor of the Year Award and her program, The Author’s Way was named Coaching Program of the Year and was named, by Entrepreneur Magazine, as one of the top 10 most inspiring entrepreneurs to watch – one of only 2 women on the list.

Dr. Sonya Jensen

Dr. Sonya Jensen is a Mom of two boys, a business owner, a yoga teacher, a workshop leader and a Women’s Health Expert. After years of working closely with Women and their families her mission and purpose has become clear, to Inspire Women so they can live free and balanced lives.

Brandy Kinnear

Brandy Kinnear is a passionate driven entrepreneur, mom, wife, motivator, speaker and founder of Your Ideal Patients (Digital Marketing Agency for Natural health practitioners) and a CME certified online education platform for Integrative Practitioners. With over 13 years in the industry consulting for practitioners and multidisciplinary clinics Brandy is well versed in the needs of both patients and practices.

Drew Manning

Drew Manning is the NYT Best Selling Author of the book, Fit2Fat2Fit, and creator of the hit TV show on A&E, Fit To Fat To Fit. His journey started when he created the idea of Fit2Fat2Fit in 2011 that went viral and landed him on shows such as Dr. Oz, The View, GMA and many more. He is now a proponent of a ketogenic lifestyle, helping hundreds of thousands of people worldwide embrace a healthy lifestyle change. He is also the author of a new book, Complete Keto.

Dr. Rafael Gonzales, PhD

Dr. Gonzalez obtained his PhD and BS from the University of California, Irvine where he studied, and his thesis addressed interactions of the immune system following spinal cord injury. In addition to his expertise in degenerative disorders involving the spinal cord, he has extensive experience in stem cell culture and biology from human embryonic, pre-natal and adult sources. Presently, Dr Gonzalez is responsible for the development of clinical stem cell applications for several disease/trauma states. Moreover, he works on clinical development of immune based therapies using natural killer cells. Dr Gonzalez has been in the stem cell field for greater than 17 years and has several scientific publications. In addition, he has taught, spoken and led many conferences nationwide in the regenerative medicine sector.

Dr. Felice L. Gersh, M.D.

Felice L. Gersh, M.D.’s educational background includes an undergraduate degree in history from Princeton University, a medical degree from the University of Southern California School of Medicine, OB/GYN specialty training at the prestigious Kaiser Hospital in Los Angeles, and graduation from the 2-year Fellowship in Integrative Medicine at the University of Arizona School of Medicine. Additionally, she has been trained extensively in functional and environmental medicine.

Dr. Gerry Curatola

Dr. Gerry Curatola is a renowned biologic dentist and the founder of Rejuvenation Dentistry, a holistic approach to oral and overall health care. Dr. Curatola’s prowess in dentistry combined with over 35 years of practice with biologic treatment approaches have led to the birth of an integrative dental care philosophy that considers the connection of the mouth, body, and spirit in overall wellness. Dr. Curatola’s master dental advice has been showcased on The Doctor Oz Show, Fox News, CNN, CBS, and ABC networks. He has also made appearances on The Martha Stewart Show, Katie Couric, and The Meredith Vieira Show. The Park Ave dental maven has also been interviewed for countless publications, and he has lectured to healthcare professionals across the United States and in more than 15 foreign countries.

Donna Gates

Donna Gates, M.Ed., ABAAHP, is the international best-selling author of The Body Ecology Diet: Recovering Your Health and Rebuilding Your Immunity and The Body Ecology Guide to Growing Younger: Anti-Aging Wisdom for Every Generation. For the last 25 years, she has been on a mission to change the way the world eats. Her first book, The Body Ecology Diet, introduced the world to a sugar-free, gluten-free, casein-free, and probiotic-rich diet and a way of life that is now followed by tens of thousands of people around the world. The Diet grew to popularity initially by word of mouth and all these years later, still stands the test of time.Donna’s groundbreaking work has been instrumental in transforming the natural foods industry.

Dr. Leigh Erin Connealy

Leigh Erin Connealy, M.D. is a prominent leader in the Integrative/Functional Medicine medical field (taking the best of all sciences, including Homeopathic and Conventional treatments). She is the Medical Director of two amazing clinics: “The Cancer Center For Healing” & “Center For New Medicine”. The combined clinics have become the largest Integrative Medical Clinic in North America, and visited by patients from all over the world with 47,000 patients.

Dr. Melissa Sonners

Dr. Melissa Sonners, a Doctor of Chiropractic, has extensive training in Prenatal/Post-partum and Pediatric Care. She is dedicated to bringing the latest research to parents and children, whether they are just trying to pursue healthy lifestyles or navigating the complex world of developmental delays and disorders.

Tammy Stewart

Tammy Stewart is the founder of Health For a Purpose. She is Certified Health Coach and Certified Cellular Detoxification Specialist. She attends several seminars annually to keep up with the current research and always offer you cutting edge, science-based protocols.

Caitlin Czezowski

Dr. Caitlin Czezowski DC, CFMP, CACCP is a doctor of chiropractic and certified functional medicine practitioner with extensive training in women’s health, pregnancy and children. The reason for all of the extra training was due to the fact that Dr. Caitlin’s health began to deteriorate after opening up her first office with her husband.

Mindy Pelz

Dr. Mindy Pelz, DC, is crazy passionate about helping families stay healthy. For the past 22 years, she has been in the health trenches with busy, overscheduled families. She has built one of the largest holistic health clinics in Silicon Valley with patients coming to her from all over the world for her customized ketobiotic, fasting, detox, and nutritional approaches. Her focus is to give families simple, science-based effective health tools that have all members of the family thriving.