Meet the Judges

Erika Brown i  COLONTOWN
ERIKA BROWN I COLONTOWN
Ms. Brown, a Montana native, had a healthy career as a corporate executive search professional until… read more
Mary P.  Griskewicz i HIMSS
MARY P. GRISKEWICZ I HIMSS
Mary P. Griskewicz, Director of Strategic Sales for the Health Information Systems (HIMSS), the largest… read more

Kristina Waltman i Arthritis Foundation
KRISTINA WALTMAN I ARTHRITIS FOUNDATION
Kristina Waltman holds over eight years of management and fundraising experience. Starting in 2008, Kristina… read more
Brynn Clark
BRYNN CLARK
Brynn Clark is a Chartered Herbalist, Social Media Consultant residing in Ottawa, Canada. She is a Canadian… read more

Casey Quinlan
CASEY QUINLAN
Casey Quinlan covered her share of medical stories as a TV news field producer, and used healthcare as… read more

Alison  Rothbaum
ALISON ROTHBAUM
I am a long time fighter of multiple autoimmune diseases. I spend countless hours speaking with other… read more

Ned Russel i Publicis Groupe
NED RUSSEL I PUBLICIS GROUPE
November 2016 Ned is an Executive Vice President, Global Client Lead for Publicis Groupe. In his… read more

Kerri  Sparling  i Six Until Me
KERRI SPARLING I SIX UNTIL ME
Kerri Sparling has been living with type 1 diabetes since 1986, diagnosed at the age of seven. She manages… read more
Pam  Bower
PAM BOWER
I became a Health Advocate for Multiple System Atrophy (MSA) after my mother-in-law was diagnosed in… read more
Meredith Ressi   i   DRG
MEREDITH RESSI I DRG
Meredith Ressi has over 15 years' experience leading innovation in the healthcare industry. She currently… read more

Bonnie Feldman I DrBonnie360
BONNIE FELDMAN I DRBONNIE360
DrBonnie360’s mission is to create a digitally connected world of personalized care for autoimmune patients.… read more
Josh Rivedal i The i’Mpossible Project & Changing Minds
JOSH RIVEDAL I THE I’MPOSSIBLE PROJECT & CHANGING MINDS
Josh is the founder and creative director of both The i’Mpossible Project, and Changing Minds, a mental… read more

Emily Shimpach
EMILY SHIMPACH
Emily was diagnosed with Ph+ Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia (CML) in December of 2007. She began working… read more

Kendal Koorenny i HealthAndHighHeels
KENDAL KOORENNY I HEALTHANDHIGHHEELS
Hi, I’m Kendal! After being diagnosed with Lyme Disease in 2014, I was inspired to explore happiness… read more
Kaitlin  O'Connor i  Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America
KAITLIN O'CONNOR I CROHN’S AND COLITIS FOUNDATION OF AMERICA
Kaitlin O'Connor is an information specialist for the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America’s IBD… read more
Karen Gaudette Brewer i Remedy Health
KAREN GAUDETTE BREWER I REMEDY HEALTH
Karen Gaudette Brewer’s 15-year media career in journalism and marketing has shaped her expertise in… read more
John Ogden i National Psoriasis Foundation
JOHN OGDEN I NATIONAL PSORIASIS FOUNDATION
John Ogden is the Director of Marketing and Communications for the National Psoriasis Foundation (NPF… read more
Jenelle Marie Davis i TheSTDProject.com
JENELLE MARIE DAVIS I THESTDPROJECT.COM
Jenelle Marie Davis is the Founder of TheSTDProject.com, the STD Expert for Answers.com, a Hepatitis… read more

Alicia Aiello i Girls With Guts
ALICIA AIELLO I GIRLS WITH GUTS
Born and raised in Philadelphia, PA Alicia puts a little bit of “brotherly love” into everything she… read more
Jen  Loving i Blue Heel Society
JEN LOVING I BLUE HEEL SOCIETY
Jen Loving is the Chief Content Officer for the Blue Heel Society; a grassroots advocacy group for diabetes;… read more

Nikole Ventrca i LUNGevity
NIKOLE VENTRCA I LUNGEVITY
Nikole Ventrca- My passion to raise lung cancer awareness became evident after my dad ran out of time… read more

Chato Stewart
CHATO STEWART
Chato B. Stewart was a Florida board Certified Recovery Peer Specialist - A (CRPS-A). Chato is also the… read more
Pamela Sloate
PAMELA SLOATE
Pamela Sloate is a health activist and dystonia advocate with a background in law, marketing and non… read more

Amy Ohm i Treatment Diaries
AMY OHM I TREATMENT DIARIES
After surviving a cancer diagnosis, Amy uncovered an unmet need in the market to keep health experiences… read more

Amy  O’Connor I Everyday Health
AMY O’CONNOR I EVERYDAY HEALTH
Vice President, Editorial Director, Everydayhealth.com Amy oversees content strategy and development… read more
Deeanne Quist i International Foundation of Autoimmune Arthritis
DEEANNE QUIST I INTERNATIONAL FOUNDATION OF AUTOIMMUNE ARTHRITIS
Since being diagnosed with an autoimmune arthritis, fibromyalgia and hypermobility syndrome, Deeanne… read more
Ashley Fuchs i The Malleable Mom
ASHLEY FUCHS I THE MALLEABLE MOM
Ashley Fuchs, The Malleable Mom, is an award-winning health activist and humor blogger, and was named… read more
Dave   Fuehrer i Stupid Cancer
DAVE FUEHRER I STUPID CANCER
Dave Fuehrer is a cancer patient advocate who uses his innovation expertise to create positive change.… read more
Bob DeMarco i Alzheimer's Reading Room
BOB DEMARCO I ALZHEIMER'S READING ROOM
Bob DeMarco is the Founder of the Alzheimer's Reading Room (ARR). The goal of the Alzheimer's Reading… read more
Trisha Torrey i Every Patient’s Advocate
TRISHA TORREY I EVERY PATIENT’S ADVOCATE
Trisha Torrey is Every Patient’s Advocate, a moniker she adopted after a heinous misdiagnosis in 2004… read more
Andrea Meyer | The Great Bowel Movement
ANDREA MEYER | THE GREAT BOWEL MOVEMENT
Andrea, a Chicago-area native, was diagnosed with Crohn’s disease in 2000. Once settling into a management… read more

Martin Naley i Cure Forward
MARTIN NALEY I CURE FORWARD
Martin Naley is the Founder and Chief Strategy Officer at Cure Forward. He started the company to solve… read more

Rebecca Kaplan I Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America
REBECCA KAPLAN I CROHN’S & COLITIS FOUNDATION OF AMERICA
Rebecca Kaplan has been involved in healthcare advocacy since she was in college, but it truly became… read more
Alisha Bridges
ALISHA BRIDGES
Alisha Bridges is 1 20+ year psoriasis "conquerer." She started her advocacy in 2011 after writing a… read more

Jane Sarasohn-Kahn i THINK-Health
JANE SARASOHN-KAHN I THINK-HEALTH
Jane Sarasohn-Kahn is a health economist, advisor and trend-weaver supporting organizations at the intersection… read more

Simone Gully I ALSIGE Foundation
SIMONE GULLY I ALSIGE FOUNDATION
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