About Us

Our Leaders

Healthy US was started by a small group of individuals who strongly believe that health is the most important asset we have. They believe creating a culture of health and well-being will inspire people from all ages, socioeconomic status, geographic locations, and cultural and educational backgrounds to think altogether differently about their health.

Christy Mack, Co-Founder and Chair
Christy Mack, Co-Founder and Chair

Christy Mack, President of the Christy and John Mack Foundation, is regarded as one of the nation’s leading public advocates for the transformation of our healthcare system, for related broad-based public education and disease prevention programs, and for the role that philanthropy must play in bringing about a healthier nation.

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Ann Lovell, Co-Founder and Vice Chair
Ann Lovell, Co-Founder and Vice Chair

Ann Lovell is a certified public accountant with decades of experience in financial accounting and tax consulting. Ann is a founding Director and immediate Past President of Women Moving Millions and a member of the Women’s Leadership Board at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. She serves on the advisory council for the Women’s Foundation of Southern Arizona, where she established the organization’s first donor-advised fund, promoting leadership, access and parity for women and girls.

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Sharon Reis, Executive Director
Sharon Reis, Executive Director

Sharon is a communications expert who has spent 25 years in health and healthcare. Her passion is working on meaningful issues and with organizations that are making the world a better place. She worked with Christy and Ann on The Bravewell Collaborative, a philanthropic organization dedicated to transforming healthcare, for over a decade.  In addition to her work with The Healthy US Collaborative, Sharon is principal of The Reis Group, a Washington-DC based public relations agency.

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Our Film Partners

Award-winning documentary filmmakers are creating a series of film shorts showing how communities across the country are inspiring movements to change the world we live in.

Impact Films
Impact Partners

Impact Partners is dedicated to funding independent documentary storytelling that entertains audiences, engages with pressing social issues, and propels the art of cinema forward. Their advisory services are designed to assist philanthropists and investors in social change through films. Dan Cogan will advise on selecting filmmakers to produce the films, provide creative mentorship to make the films the strongest they can be, and advocate for the films to help achieve the widest possible distribution.

Actual Films
Actual Films

Actual Films produces critically acclaimed, award-winning documentaries for the widest possible international release. Actual Films has made documentaries for theatrical release along with broadcasts for PBS, BBC, ARTE, Discovery Channel, Lucasfilm, Stanford University, and many others. 

Founded by award-winning filmmakers Bonni Cohen and Jon Shenk, Actual Films will provide coordination of all aspects of the creation of the films and will make many of the films themselves. Filmmaker Richard O’Connell is the lead on this project.

Actual Films
Fictionless

Fictionless was founded by Academy Award-winning filmmaker Ross Kauffman and Raeshem Nijhon. The Fictionless team consists of passionate storytellers and strategists who craft inventive films for theatres and television and high-impact content for brands seeking to amplify their message. Ross and Raeshem will help provide creative guidance for the films and make some of the films himself.

Our Communications Strategists

We’ve engaged award-winning communications experts to guide development and implementation of a national campaign focused on health and well-being that complements the series of film shorts.

KYNE
KYNE

KYNE is an award-winning specialty health communications agency dedicated to helping improve and save lives. KYNE’s greatest strength is in creating programs that achieve real change, leveraging the team’s skills, expertise and passion to break down barriers. They are leading the national communications campaign.

 Impact Media Partners LLC
Impact Media Partners LLC

Impact Media Partners LLC is a media consulting agency that specializes in community engagement and audience development. They are working with KYNE to spearhead the community-level implementation of the TakeCare campaign, organizing local leadership and producing engagement events in the pilot markets.

Our Healthcare Advisors

The country’s leading health experts provide direction and insight on messaging and campaign implementation.

Don Berwick, MD
Don Berwick, MD

Donald M. Berwick, MD, MPP, FRCP, President Emeritus and Senior Fellow, Institute for Healthcare Improvement, is also former Administrator of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.

Lorenzo Cohen, MD
Lorenzo Cohen, PhD

Lorenzo Cohen, PhD, is the Richard E. Haynes Distinguished Professor in Clinical Cancer Prevention and Director of the Integrative Medicine Program at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center (Houston) and Distinguished Clinical Professor, Fudan University Cancer Hospital, Shanghai, China.

Elisabeth Fontaine, MD
Elisabeth Fontaine, MD

Elisabeth Fontaine, MD, is an obstetrician-gynecologist in Saint Albans, Vermont and the founder of RiseVT, a public/private partnership to improve the health of the people of Vermont.

Tracy Gaudet, MD
Tracy Gaudet, MD

Tracy W. Gaudet, MD, is the Executive Director of the Veterans Health Administration’s National Office of Patient-Centered Care and Cultural Transformation.

James Gordon, MD
James Gordon, MD

James S. Gordon, MD, is a Harvard educated psychiatrist and a world-renowned expert in using mind-body medicine to heal depression, anxiety, and psychological trauma.

Michele Griffith, MD
Michele Griffith, MD

Michele Griffith, MD, is a practicing physician in Charlotte, NC and board certified in internal medicine and integrative holistic medicine. She is also CEO of 21stMD.com, the virtual component of A Doctor in the House, PLLC.

Mimi Guarneri, MD
Mimi Guarneri, MD

Mimi Guarneri, MD, is Board-certified in Cardiovascular Disease, Internal Medicine, Nuclear Cardiology, and Integrative Holistic Medicine. Dr. Guarneri is a Founder and President of The Academy of Integrative Health and Medicine.

Rocio Huet, MD
Rocio Huet, MD

Rocio Huet, MD, practices internal medicine at the University of Tennessee Medical Center in Knoxville, TN and formerly president of the American Medical Student Association.

Ben Kligler, MD, MPH
Ben Kligler, MD, MPH

Ben Kligler, MD, MPH, is the founding National Director to lead integrative health strategy at the Coordinating Center for Integrative Health of the U.S. Veterans Health Administration.

Lori Knutson, RN, BSN, HNB-BC
Lori Knutson, RN, BSN, HNB-BC

Lori Knutson, RN, BSN, is the Associate Vice President, Health & Wellbeing, and Executive Director Integrative Medicine at Duke University.

Nicole Lamoureux
Nicole Lamoureux

Nicole Lamoureux is the President and CEO of National Association for Free and Charitable clinics.

Jonathan LaPook, MD
Jonathan LaPook, MD

Jonathan LaPook, MD, is the chief medical correspondent for CBS News. He is also Professor of Medicine at the NYU School of Medicine, an internist and gastroenterologist at NYU Langone Medical Center, and the Director of the NYU Langone Empathy Project.

Victoria Maizes, MD
Victoria Maizes, MD

Victoria Maizes, MD, is the executive director of the University of Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine and a professor of medicine, family medicine and public health at the University of Arizona College of Medicine.

Mary Onwuka, MD
Mary Onwuka, MD

Mary Onwuka, MD, is a physician advisor of Atlanticare Health System in Atlantic City, NJ, and is currently working to establish an integrative medicine care model there.

Judy Salerno, MD, MS
Judy Salerno, MD, MS

Judy Salerno, MD, MS, is the President of the New York Academy of Medicine. She was previously the President and Chief Executive Officer of Susan G. Komen, and the Leonard D. Schaeffer Executive Officer of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies.

Amit Sood, MD
Amit Sood, MD

Amit Sood, MD, is Professor of Medicine at Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Rochester, MN. He also serves as Chair of Mayo Mind Body Initiative and Director of research and practice at Mayo Clinic Complementary and Integrative Medicine Program.

Myles Spar, MD
Myles Spar, MD

Myles Spar, MD, MPH, directs the integrative medicine program at the Venice Family Clinic’s Simms-Mann Health and Wellness Center, which serves the underserved, and is faculty at the UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine.

Esther Sternberg, MD
Esther Sternberg, MD

Esther Sternberg, MD, is a Professor of Medicine, Research Director for the Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine and Founding Director of the UA Institute on Place and Wellbeing at the University of Arizona.

Donald K. Warne, MD, MPH
Donald K. Warne, MD, MPH

Donald Warne, MD, MPH is Director of the Masters of Public Health Program at North Dakota State University, and he serves as the Senior Policy Advisor to the Great Plains Tribal Chairmen’s Health Board.

Jon Kabat Zinn, PhD
Jon Kabat-Zinn, PhD

Jon Kabat Zinn, PhD, is Professor of Medicine Emeritus and creator of the Stress Reduction Clinic and the Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care, and Society at the University of Massachusetts Medical School.