Get to know the Authors of

AdventHealth Press

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  • Saadia Alvi, MD

    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.

  • A portrait picture of author Edwin Cabrera

    Edwin Cabrera, Chef

    Executive Chef with AdventHealth's Center for Nutritional Excellence

  • A portrait picture of author Susan Chase

    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

  • A portrait picture of author Todd Chobotar

    Todd Chobotar

    Todd Chobotar serves as Director of Publishing at AdventHealth Press

  • Des Cummings headshot

    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

  • A portrait picture of author Bob Engstrom

    Robert W. Engstrom, MDiv

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

  • Dr. Angela Fals

    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.

  • A portrait picture of author Tony Ferretti

    Tony Ferretti, PhD

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

  • A portrait picture of author Sherri Flynt

    Sherri Flynt, MPH, RD, LD

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

  • A portrait picture of author George Guthrie

    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

  • A portrait picture of author Randy Haffner

    Randy Haffner, PhD, MBA

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

  • author Nick Hall

    Nick Hall, PhD

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

  • A portrait picture of author Ted Hamilton

    Ted Hamilton, MD, MBA

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

  • A Headshot of Author Erica Hechler

    Erica Hechler

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

  • A photo of Dr. Don Jernigan

    Don Jernigan, PhD

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

  • A portrait picture of author Kim Johnson

    Kim Johnson, MDiv

    A Fervent advocate for holistic healing

  • headshot Jeffrey kuhlman

    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.

  • A portrait picture of author Stephanie Lind

    Stephanie Lind, MBA

    Stephanie Lind serves as Executive Director of Population Health

  • A portrait picture of author Keith Lowe

    Keith Lowe, JD, MBA

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

  • A Headshot of Author Omayra Marrero

    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 author

    Dianne McCallister

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

  • A portrait picture of author Herdley Paolini

    Herdley Paolini, PhD, LP

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

  • headshot Daniel Peach

    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.

  • A portrait picture of author Jay Perez

    Jay Perez, MDiv, ACPE

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

  • A portrait picture of author Louis Preston

    Louis R. Preston, MDiv, CDM

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

  • Aurora P Realin

    Aurora Realin, MBA, CDM

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

  • headshot of Ben Reaves

    Benjamin F. Reaves, DMin

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

  • A portrait picture of author Monica Reed

    Monica Reed, MD

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

  • A Headshot of Author Rebecca Robbins

    Rebbeca Robbins, PhD

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

  • A portrait picture of author Amy Robertson

    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

    DeAnna Santana-Cebollero

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

  • A portrait picture of author Shugart

    Sandy Shugart, PhD

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

  • Dr_Dick_Tibbits

    Dick Tibbits, PhD

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

  • book author Charles Towne

    Charles Towne

    Twenty-one years as his wife’s caregiver, Charles Towne is an author and speaker. He has also been a zoo director, lion tamer, and wildlife photographer.

  • A Headshot of Author Peter Weiss

    Peter J. Weiss, MD

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