Advisory Board

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.

Dr. Susan Schooley is the Medical Director of the American Institute for Preventive Medicine, as well as the Emeritus Medical Director for the Detroit, Michigan Region of Henry Ford Health System for which she had been the Chair, Department of Family Medicine. 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.

Susan Schooley, 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.

Joseph Berenholz, 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.

Bill Hettler, 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.

James Kohlenberg, 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.

Dan Mayer, M.D.

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.

Marcie Parker, Ph.D., CFLE