Get to know the Authors of

AdventHealth Press

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  • Saadia Alvi, MD

    Saadia Alvi, MD, believes in managing, treating and preventing many chronic diseases through the combination of evidence-based conventional and lifestyle medical approaches, with an emphasis on plant-based nutrition.

  • Edwin Cabrera, Chef

    Executive Chef with AdventHealth's Center for Nutritional Excellence

  • Susan Chase

    Dr. Susan K. Chase holds a doctorate in education from Harvard University, and has a master’s in nursing education from New York University and bachelor’s degrees from Columbia and Vanderbilt

  • Todd Chobotar

    Todd Chobotar serves as Director of Publishing at AdventHealth Press

  • Des Cummings, Jr., PhD

    Des Cummings Jr. served as Executive Vice President for AdventHealth and is committed to promoting health and healing strategies that treat the mind, body, and spirit

  • Robert W. Engstrom, MDiv

    Bob Engstrom is a board-certified chaplain with a special empathy for those afflicted with mental illness

  • Angela Fals, MD

    Dr. Fals serves as the Medical Director of the Pediatric Healthy Weight and Wellness Program at AdventHealth for Children and is a Certified Culinary Medicine Specialist.

  • Tony Ferretti, PhD

    Dr. Tony Ferretti is a licensed psychologist specializing in helping clients with relationship problems

  • Sherri Flynt, MPH, RD, LD

    When it comes to healthy living for children and parents, Sherri Flynt has a passion for nutrition

  • George E. Guthrie, MD, MPH, CDE, CNS, FAAFP, FACLM

    Dr. George E. Guthrie focuses on nutrition and disease, former host of the tv series Your Life and Health

  • Randy Haffner, PhD, MBA

    Randy Haffner is president and CEO of AdventHealth’s Central Florida Division

  • Nick Hall, PhD

    Nick Hall, Ph.D. is a medical scientist and the recipient of an honorary MD

  • Linda Nordyke Hambleton

    Three heartfelt dreams gave Linda the courage to laugh, love and live in the face of medical adversity

  • Ted Hamilton, MD, MBA

    Dr. Hamilton's experience in medical practice helps him with physician leadership as he shares his passion

  • Mark Hertling, DBA, Lt Gen, US Army (Ret)

    Retired Army Lieutenant General and former AdventHealth Vice President training physicians in leadership

  • Erica Hechler

    Orlando area based Registered Dietitian/Nutritionist, Certified Diabetes Educator and Health Coach

  • Don Jernigan, PhD

    Don Jernigan, PhD, served as President and CEO of AdventHealth

  • Kim Johnson, MDiv

    A Fervent advocate for holistic healing

  • Jeffrey Kuhlman, MD, MPH

    Former White House Physician to the President, Dr. Kuhlman serves as Senior Vice President and Chief Quality and Safety Officer for AdventHealth. Media inquiries click here or here.

  • Walt Larimore, MD

    Dr. Walt Larimore is one of America's best-known family physicians and author of more than a dozen books

  • Stephanie Lind, MBA

    Stephanie Lind serves as Executive Director of Population Health

  • Keith Lowe, JD, MBA

    Keith Lowe serves as Executive Director of the Strategic Venture Group at AdventHealth

  • Manoucher Manoucher, MD, FACP

    Dr. Manoucheri is board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine and Geriatrics and serves as associate program director of AdventHealth Internal Medicine Residency program

  • Omayra Mansfield, MD, MHA, FACEP

    Omayra Mansfield, MD, MHA, FACEP serves as Vice President and Chief Medical Officer for AdventHealth Apopka and AdventHealth Winter Garden

  • Dianne McCallister

    Dianne McCallister, MD, MBA, a board-certified internist and former chief medical officer, has extensive administrative and quality improvement experience.

  • Herdley Paolini, PhD, LP

    Herdley Paolini established the first hospital-based clinical practice for physicians in the country

  • Daniel J. Peach

    Daniel Peach is Director of Clinical Transformation at AdventHealth Orlando and a proponent of integrating people, processes, and technology to create positive change.

  • Jay Perez, MDiv, ACPE

    Jay's experience in behavioral and spiritual health taught him how to create trust, hope, and belonging

  • Louis R. Preston, MDiv, CDM

    Louis R. Preston served as Diversity Officer and Director of Interpreter Services at AdventHealth

  • Aurora Realin, MBA, CDM

    Aurora Realin's passion for diversity and inclusion has led to the first reference guide of it's kind

  • Benjamin F. Reaves, DMin

    Benjamin F. Reaves served as Special Advisor for Mission and Ministries for AdventHealth

  • Monica Reed, MD

    Monica Reed served as Senior Executive Officer of Care Innovation at AdventHealth

  • Roy Reid, APR, CPRC

    Roy W. Reid, Jr., APR, CPRC is a leading authority on trust, public relations, and business communications.

  • Rebbeca Robbins, PhD

    Rebecca Robbins, Ph.D., MS is an internationally recognized sleep expert and researcher

  • Amy Robertson, MM, MT-BC, NICU MT

    With Amy's' passion, AdventHealth was the 1st to receive reimbursement for music therapy in the NICU

  • DeAnna Santana-Cebollero

    DeAnna Santana-Cebollero, PhD, is the director of physician well-being and engagement for AdventHealth.

  • Sandy Shugart, PhD

    Sandy Shugart reflects on leadership from his experience as the president of Valencia Community College

  • Dick Tibbits, PhD

    Dr. Tibbits has worked in the field of behavioral and spiritual health for over 30 years

  • Karen Tilstra, PhD

    Karen Tilstra, PhD, co-founded the award-winning AdventHealth Innovation Lab and believes everyone is creative with leadership potential

  • Peter J. Weiss, MD

    Dr. Peter Weiss is a physician and health care executive with a passion for helping others