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Meet our Distinguished Senior Advisory Board

In striving to provide programs and publications that are up-to-date and medically accurate, the American Institute for Preventive Medicine is pleased to be guided by a Senior Advisory Board composed of people prominent in the field of health promotion and disease prevention. The Board assists the Institute in developing and implementing programs, providing quality control and evaluating trends to meet the needs of hospitals and corporations. This is an active board dedicated to helping maintain the Institute's position as a leader in the wellness field.

Susan Schooley, M.D.
Dr. Susan Schooley is the Medical Director of the American Institute for Preventive Medicine, as well as the Medical Director for the Detroit, Michigan Region of Henry Ford Health System for which she is and has been the Chair, Department of Family Medicine since 1991. She is a licensed and board certified member of the American Board of Family Medicine.

Since completing her Residency in the Department of Family Practice at the University of Massachusetts Medical School in 1983, Dr. Schooley has chaired or been a member of numerous professional and community organizations; instructed graduate and undergraduate medical students; given over 70 medical presentations; and written journal articles and book chapters.

Over the years, Dr. Schooley has received many honors and awards, including Woman Physician of the Year in 2006 and 2005 from the Michigan State Medical Society, Best Doctor in Detroit for 2005, 2004, and 2002 from Hour Magazine, and Residents’ Teaching Excellence Award from the Family Practice Residency at the University of North Carolina in 1988.

Joseph Berenholz, M.D.
Dr. Joseph Berenholz is a Diplomat of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology and is on staff at the Detroit Medical Center, Providence Hospital, and Huron Valley Hospital. He is also a clinical instructor at the Detroit Medical Center.

Larry Chapman, M.P.H.
The Chapman Institute

Mr. Chapman Senior Vice President at WebMD Health Services, the most utilized online health information resource. Previously, Mr. Chapman served as Regional Program Consultant for health promotion and wellness for the U.S. Public Health Service. Mr. Chapman has published over 50 articles and books on different health-related topics, has helped design and implement over 195 wellness programs in workplace settings and is a nationally recognized expert on wellness and corporate health management. He also currently serves as the National Civilian Consultant to the Surgeon General of the U.S. Air Force for Health Promotion.

Dee Edington, Ph.D.
Founder and CEO
Edington Associates

Dr. Edington is Professor and Director of the Division of Physical Education at the University of Michigan. He is also Director of the U-M Fitness Research Center and a Research Scientist in the School of Public Health. Dr. Edington is the author and co-author of numerous articles and books including Biology of Physical Activity, Biological Awareness, Frontiers of Exercise Biology, and The One Minute Manager Gets Fit. His work with the Health Risk Appraisal and Vitality and Lifestyle Analysis Questionnaires are considered to be models for organizational vitality, health and wellness programs.

Bill Hettler, M.D.
Dr. Hettler is co-founder of the National Wellness Institute located in Stevens Point, Wisconsin. He is also the Director of Health Services at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point. Dr. Hettler has been a leader in the health promotion field for over 25 years and is a highly sought after keynote speaker at national conferences.

James Kohlenberg, M.D.
Dr. Kohlenberg is Chief of Internal Medicine at the John R Medical Clinic located in Madison Heights, Michigan. He has been a practicing physician for over 20 years. He received his medical degree from Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan.

Richard S. Lang, M.D., M.P.H., F.A.C.P.
Head, Section of Preventive Medicine
Cleveland Clinic Foundation

Dr. Lang is currently the head of the Section of Preventive Medicine at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation, where he is also a Staff Physician in the Department of General Internal Medicine. He has served as the Federal Aviation Administration Medical Examiner since 1986 and as a Senior Clinical Instructor at Case Western Reserve University Medical School.

Dan Mayer, M.D.
Dr. Dan Mayer is an Attending Physician in the Emergency Department at Albany Medical Center. He works as both a clinical and teaching attending. The hospital's emergency department is a Level I and sees about 60,000 patients each year. Dr. Mayer is also a Professor for Emergency Medicine at Albany Medical College where he teaches a four year course in evidence-based medicine. He developed the entire course himself and trained the faculty preceptors to teach in it.

Marcie Parker, Ph.D., CFLE
Marcie Parker is Senior Qualitative Researcher with United HealthCare Corporation's Optum Division. She has Master's Degrees in both Anthropology and Public Administration and a Ph.D. in Family Social Science from the University of Minnesota. Dr. Parker is a Certified Family Life Educator and has a Certificate for Staff Builders and In-Service Trainers. She also has a mini-MBA in healthcare from the University of St. Thomas and is a Fellow in both The Gerontological Society of America and The American Institute on Stress.