Interest Group: Health | Fitness | Holistic Health

Emery Bishop
Sport & Health
General Manager
I am the General Manager of Worldgate Sport & Health, the flagship location of the Sport & Health line of high amenity Health Clubs. Our club boasts 120,000 square feet of sports, fitness and relaxation. Whether you are looking for tennis, aquatics, basketball, weight lifting, pilates reformers, high quality fitness instruction, Zumba, or activities for your children, we have it all.
 
We hope you will come by and visit us. Feel free to contact me with any questions.
Dave Baer
Women Giving Back
Director of Development
Dave spent 38 years in the residential mortgage banking industry. He held positions as a loan officer, branch, area, regional and national sales manager for several private and publicly traded organizations. He served in executive managment roles as an Executive Vice President and CEO, as well. He is a graduate of Geroge Mason Univsrsity and holds a B.S. in Business Administration.  He is the former Chairman of the Mortgage Bankers Association of Metropolitan Washington.
David Hillelsohn
DHill Financial
President
DHill Financial, LLC is an independent insurance firm providing life insurance, income protection, long term care, and health care. I spent 26 years as a Long Term Care Insurance Wholesaler and realized what I missed most during that time was not getting the opportunity to connect directly with people. I don't believe that insurance is the answer for every client, and don't look to use insurance as an investment. I do believe that insurance can be a positive dialogue if the client needs are the priority, and my philosophy is to focus on the who and the why versus the what. Our recommendations can be easily integrated with the other planning initiatives so that the advice you receive from your financial advisor, your attorney, your CPA, and your trusted insurance professional all have you rowing in the same direction.
Javier Vilaseca
BIKING
Eggspectation
General Manager
Andy Stromberg
FITNESS
Charles Pena
FITNESS | EXERCISE
Fitness Aspects Aspects
FITNESS | EXERCISE
Georgia Graves
FITNESS | EXERCISE
Fairfax Public Access
Vice President & Director of Special Events
Valerie Kaiser
JAZZERCISE
Carolina Pardo
OUTDOOR RUNNING | YOGA | GYM
Sheraton | Reston
Executive Meetings Manager
Wesley Clark
RUNNING
Clark Accounting Services, LLC
President
Wes has nearly fifteen years of experience in providing accounting and auditing services for not-for-profit organizations, government contractors, small and medium-sized businesses, and local governments.  As the Director of Audit and Management Accounting at Frank & Company, p.c., he supervised the assurance services, including audits, compilations, and reviews, performed by the firm. He has conducted in-house training seminars for staff on accounting and auditing issues in addition to being a guest speaker at his alma mater, James Madison University, the Battlefield Chapter of the Virginia Society of CPAs, and for the McLean Chamber of Commerce. As both a Certified Public Accountant and a Certified Fraud Examiner, he has conducted reviews of internal controls and performed fraud investigations for multiple entities. Wes currently serves as President of the Board of Trustees at the Loudoun Education Foundation.
Kim Murphy
SWIMMING | WATER AROBICS
Grayson Hanes
WALKING
Robin McGlothin
WALKING
Tabasum Lutfi
WORKING OUT
Pat Williams
WORKING OUT
GraceFul Care, Inc.
Founder
Pat Williams is a past Chairman of the Board of the Dulles Regional Chamber, who has grown two businesses as a DRCC member.  She shares her 21 years of expertise as a senior-serving professional by teaching college classes, consulting, improving employee empathy, speaking to large audiences, and doing presentations based on her new book, Say The Right Thing
Among many honors, Pat has been selected by the March of Dimes as "Heroine of Washington", by Rotary as "Citizen of the Year", and by Leadership Fairfax as its "Community Trustee".
 
Mary Roome-Godbolt
ZUMBA
Cox Business
Senior Talent Acquisition Consultant
Tammy Bjelland
YOGA
Mary Williams
HEALTH & WELLNESS
Mary Williams, Realtor, Samson Properties
Accredited Staging Professional Realtor
Mary is a residential realtor making dreams come true for her real estate clients in the Dulles regional area.  She is an Accredited Home Staging Professional Realtor and clients who are selling their homes benefit from her home staging expertise at no additional cost.  Mary markets a home by showcasing both the potential functionality and style so that prospective buyers get the best market value for their homes. Mary served 4 years on her community Home Owners Association Board of Directors, as Secretary, Vice President, President, and Member at Large.  She is still an active community volunteer coordinating community events.  Mary is a real estate investor, in partnership with her husband.  Mary is an American Warrior Real Estate Professional and supports local animal shelters with each earned commission from a real estate purchase or sale.  
Dennis Shefski
Smart Business Options
President
Smart Business Options focuses on insurance for the individual and micro groups. We assist people with  health insurance, both individual and group, fill the gaps with supplements and make sure that is done right. We  provide life insurance, disability, Medicare supplements, legal shield, financial services, pay roll systems. We have been expert witnesses in court. Why try to do it yourself when an expert can do it for you at no additional cost?  We take the cussing out of customizing insurance. .
Teresa Lamb
Angela Veath
Sport & Health
Explosive Performance Marketing Director
US Fitness, parent company of Sport & Health and Onelife Fitness, maintain mid to large scale, high amenity fitness centers in Washington DC, Virginia, and Maryland areas. In addition, our clubs have cutting edge equipment, top of the industry instructors and personal trainers, and programming for people of all ages.

?As Explosive Performance Marketing Director, I focus on community outreach to our local population age 9 to 90 who are looking to improve their performance. We provide on-site (at schools/fields) trianing, coach and parent education, and more. We work with sports teams, individuals, and small groups from the novice level to the professional & Olympic level.

?During my free time, I enjoy time with my family, travel, cook, run and do triathlons. My kids are very active and athletic, so they keep me on my toes! I believe strongly in an active and healthy family lifestyle, and practice it in my daily life.
Juan Chavarriaga
Ron Cestoni
Suzy Placke
Meg Donnelly
Meg Donnelly LMT, LLC - Licensed Massage Therapy
Licensed Massage Therapist
Meg Donnelly, Licensed Massage Therapist works with active adults and "Weekend Warriors"...runners, cyclists, weekend sports players, outdoor enthusiasts. Meg’s role varies based on each client’s individual goals. Whether it’s performing at your best, recovering quickly or even just finding some much needed balance, Meg Donnelly, Licensed Massage Therapist, helps you bring your "A" game to the next fully scheduled week and beyond.   
John Griffin
Griffin Fitness
Owner
I have been passionate about diet, exercise and overall health for nearly eighteen years,  I first became certified as a Personal Trainer in 2001 following my experience with the Body For Life body transformation contest.  My wife and I competed in the couples category and were among the three finalists.  We did not win the big cash prize, but we did get a lot of recognition online, in magazines and in the Body For Life Success Stories book by Bill Phillips.  

Today, I am certified through the American College of Sports Medicine and the American Council on Exercise.  In addition to being a Personal Trainer, I am also a Health Coach and a Weight Management Specialist.  
I have authored three books on diet, nutrition, and exercise.  Although none have reached best-seller status, the process of researching and writing the books helped me to become a better coach and trainer.
Kerry Kirk
Northern Virginia Veterans Association
Board of Directors
I am on the Board of Directors of the Northern Virginia Veterans Association and am active in all aspects of achieving our mission to assist military veterans and their families who are vulnerable, in-need or at risk in a number of key areas affecting their quality of life. 

Outside of my volunteer and philanthropic work, I am employed as an asset management consultant at Cambridge Associates, a global investment firm.  I served multiple large endowments & foundations and healthcare organizations on all aspects of investment policy and implementation as well as governance.

I am a graduate of the Virginia Military Institute (BA) and the University of Virginia (MBA).  Prior to entering the private sector I served as an officer in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1985-1993. 



 
Trang Ton
OPTIMAL DENTAL CENTER
VP
Trang is the VP and co-owner of Optimal Dental Center, Inc., a top notch dental practice in Northern VA with locations in Fairfax and Reston.  Our practice provide comprehensive dental services: general dental care for adults and children, orthodontic care (braces & Invisalign), implant services, cosmetic services, and sedation services in a very friendly and caring environment with convenient Saturday hours.  We care for our patients as if they are our own friends and family!
Additionally, Trang and her practice has a unique and excellent employer program which offers sponsoring employers exclusive discounts for their employees and family members for dental services in her practice at NO EXTRA COST to the employer.  With that program, Trang can add value to the company's existing dental plan for their employees.  Dental costs are going up, and it's been a great way to not only get fair pricing for services, but a discount on top of that.
Stefanie Ross
Arbor Terrace of Herndon
Senior Living Counselor
Stefa'nie has over four years experience in the senior living industry and ten years in Sales. Her favorite part of being in senior living is creating a bond with new grandmothers at each community she works. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her husband and toddler. She has been dedicated to helping families find the perfect location to help them live the life they truly deserve.
Peter Sanders
psps business abroad
Managing Partner
After finishing my studies in the US I started a career in marketing & corporate communications. I met my wife in Germany in 1986, we have been married since 1995 and and 1999 we started our own company, specialized in international trade development and foreign direct investment. We live and work in the Hague and have two kids (Lisa, 22 and Tim, 19) both studying in the Netherlands.  
Alessandra Saxton
JK Moving Services
Director of Business Development
Energetic professional with business development and financial operations experience. Proven ability to find and develop business opportunities and create valuable partnerships.
Experience assessing and managing risks to ensure effective decision-making. A diverse work history that includes management and leadership roles driving high-performance teams to deliver exceptional results.
Kim Yeager
Academies of Loudoun
Placement Coordinator

Kim Yeager is the Placement Coordinator at the Academies of Loudoun.  She has worked for Loudoun County Public Schools since July 2008.  Her role is to help students research, identify, and secure learning opportunities beyond the typical classroom setting.  This involves working closely with the business community to find experiences such as mentoring, shadowing, internships, apprenticeships and volunteerism.

Ms. Yeager holds a Commonwealth of Virginia post-graduate teaching license, a Bachelor’s in Communications from George Mason University, a Master’s Degree in Education from Virginia Tech and in 2017, she earned a certification in Educational Leadership from the school of Education at George Mason.

Anthony LoBianco
First Citizens Bank
Financial Sales Manager
I've become uniquely qualified in the banking industry over the past 12 years by partnering with numerous growing companies.  I've learned to take a proactive approach to defining and addressing my customers' needs while making recommendations that help them save time, money and build their financial strength.  I'm particularly proud to be part of First Citizens Bank.  Our bank is over 120 years old and is the largest family controlled bank in the United States, which affords us a strong degree of stability that many of our competitors cannot claim.  With $35B in assets, our broad product line and our conservative lending practices, we take a long-term approach to how we do business while focusing our energy on understanding our customers' objectives and requirements for success.  This approach helps assure our customers that they've chosen a very safe a secure financial institution.
Bill Threlkeld
Cornerstones
Division Director, Community Building and Neighborhood Resources
Bill Threlkeld joined Cornerstones in 2005, directing Project Hope & Harmony, a neighborhood coalition that established and operated the Herndon Official Workers Center until 2007.  Currently division director of Community Building and Neighborhood Resources, he oversees a number of programs that combine direct assistance supports with self-sufficiency and empowerment goals and approaches to create stronger communities.  Bill has been involved in the community development field since 1983, as a planner in Virginia and in rural projects in the Peace Corps in the Dominican Republic. In 1993, he co-founded the Center for the Support of Native Lands to assist indigenous peoples to protect biological and cultural diversity around the world. Bill has a B.S. in geography and a Master of Public Policy, and he is fluent in Spanish.
Adolphus Miner