Spokespersons

Below is a partial list of speakers available from the Men's Health Network. This list includes experts in a variety of health and family related fields, such as Dr. David Gremillion, an infectious disease specialist and an expert on domestic violence and suicide, Dr. Jean Bonhomme, an expert on minority health and addictions, Armin Brott, author of major health articles and a series of parenting books for fathers, Vivia Font, bilingual spokesperson for the role that women play in men's health, Malia Blom, expert on boys’ school performance.

 

Ana Fadich, Susan Milstein, Vivia Font, and Armin Brott articulate the message that women play a critical role in men's health.

 

In addition to the speakers listed below, there are over 800 physicians, mental health experts, and other key thought leaders among the MHN Board of Advisors, many of whom are available to speak on men's health or parenting issues. Among those are Dr. Robert Tan, expert on men's health and aging, James Sniechowski, PhD & Judith Sherven, PhD, experts on relationships.

 

For more information about a MHN Speaker, contact:

Men’s Health Network
P.O. Box 75972 Washington, DC 20013
202-543-MHN-1 (6461) x 101
info@menshealthnetwork.org

 


Ana Fadich, MPH, CHES - Washington, D.C.
Men's Health Network, Vice President
American Public Health Association, Men's Health Caucus, Chair

Topics: Men’s Health, Prevention, Workplace Wellness, Outreach, International Issues, Family, Women's Involvement

Ana's work for MHN involves the execution of various programs and services related to outreach and health promotion. As a Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES), Ana develops targeted disease education materials & programs for men and their families on various health topics. She provides health education/discussions for participants at community health events & conducts men's health seminars/lectures across the country.

Ana leads the efforts on MHN's 'Men At Work Initiative' in which she provides health education to corporate employers nationwide. Ana coordinates and facilitates community health events ranging from local churches in under-served areas to large events partnering with professional/national organizations across the country.

Ana's responsibilities also include maintaining relationships with current corporate partners & non-profit organizations; representing MHN at coalition meetings; serving as Congressional office and Federal liaison; coordinating and executing community-wide health screening events; and managing a team of staff, interns, and volunteers.

Ana holds a Bachelor’s degree in Biological Sciences from Mount St. Mary’s College in Los Angeles, CA, and a Master’s of Public Health degree in Health Education & Health Promotion from the University of Southern California. 

 


David H. Gremillion, MD, FACP - Kamogawa City, Japan

Men's Health Network
U. of North Carolina School of Medicine - Professor of Medicine
Kameda Medical Center - Director, Rotating Residency Program
Consultant to the Secretary of Labor, OSHA Blood Borne Task Force
Infectious Diseases Society of America - Fellow
North Carolina Governor's Crime Commission, Violence Against Women
Society of Air Force Physicians, 1972-1988 (President, 1987)
Infectious Disease Consultant to the USAF Surgeon General, 1980-1988

Specialty: Men’s Health, Infectious Diseases

Topics: Men’s Health, Infectious Diseases, Domestic Violence, Suicide

Dr. Gremillion is an expert on men’s health, infectious diseases, AIDS, and issues surrounding domestic violence and suicide. Dr. Gremillion is a past president of the Society of Air Force Physicians and Special Advisor (infectious diseases) to the USAF Surgeon General.

 


Jean Bonhomme, MD, MPH - Atlanta, Georgia

National Black Men's Health Network - founder
Men's Health Network
Board certified, Public Health and General Preventive Medicine

Specialty: Minority Health, AIDS, Social Issues

Topics: Men’s Health, Minority Health, Addiction

Considered one of the key thought leaders in men’s health, Dr. Bonhomme is Founder of the National Black Men's Health Network and an expert on minority health, addictions, AIDS, and the effect that family relationships have on men and their health.

 


Armin Brott, MBA - Oakland, CA

Writer (numerous articles on health and fathering)
Author of several best-selling books
Syndicated radio show including Armed Forces Network's Positive Parenting radio show
Talking About Men's Health blog - Senior Editor
Men's Health Network - Board of Advisor

Topics: Men’s Health, Family, Parenting, Fatherhood

Mr. Brott writes extensively on men's health and family issues. Hailed by Time Magazine as "the superdad's superdad," Armin Brott has written or co-written five critically acclaimed, groundbreaking books on fatherhood. His articles have appeared in The New York Times Magazine, Newsweek, American Baby, Parenting, Child, Men's Health, The Washington Post and dozens of other major publications. He's been a guest on hundreds of radio and television shows, including Today, CBS Overnight, Fox News, and "Politically Incorrect," and his work on fatherhood has been featured in such places as Glamour, Time, The New York Times, The Chicago Tribune, Newsday, and many others. He's also the host of "Positive Parenting," a weekly radio program which airs live in the San Francisco Bay Area.

 


Brandon Leonard, MA - Washington, D.C.

Topics: Men’s Health, Health Policy, Prevention, College Health, International Issues

Brandon’s has experience in outreach to colleges, employers, churches and community-based organizations to improve health education for men, boys and their families.  Prior to joining MHN’s Washington, DC office, Brandon worked with MHN on a variety of volunteer projects and was an International Programs Officer with the Foundation for Sustainable Development, an international organization supporting the work of grassroots efforts to improve health, education and human rights in Latin America, India and East Africa.

A 2004 Virginia Governor’s Fellow, Brandon served as a Policy and Planning Specialist in Virginia’s Office of Community Integration for People with Disabilities.  Brandon received his MA in International Development Studies from the George Washington University in 2008 and his BA in Foreign Affairs and Spanish from the University of Virginia in 2004.  

 


Robert Tan, MD, MBA, AGSF - Houston, Texas

OPAL Medical Clinic – Founder & Director
Men's Health Network - Board of Advisors
Michael DeBakey VAMC – Clinical Director of Extended Care Service Line Extended Care Service Line
Baylor College of Medicine – Associate Professor of Internal Medicine (Geriatrics)
University of Texas – Clinical Professor of Family Medicine

Specialty: Family Practice, Men’s Health

Topics: Men’s Health, Aging, Hormones

Dr. Tan has published more than 100 peer reviewed scientific journals and abstracts. He has written 2 books on Men’s Health and is the editor of the textbook entitled Aging Men’s Health. Dr. Tan holds an MBA from California Southern University and is a Certified Physician Executive of the American College of Physician Executives. He is a member of several national & international professional organizations and is a board and founding member of the International Society of Men’s Health. He is a Fellow of the American Geriatrics Society and sits on several scientific editorial boards. He has been selected to Best Doctors in America for several consecutive years.

 


Salvatore J. Giorgianni, Pharm. D. - Fort Myers, Florida

APHA Men's Health Caucus, Chair
Griffon Consulting Group, Inc - President n Consulting Group, Inc - President
Belmont University, School of Pharmacy - Former Assistant Professor and Director of Experiential Education and Development
Pfizer - Former Director of External Relations
Pfizer Journal - Former Editor in Chief
Clinical Pharmacology at Columbia University - Formerly Assistant Professor and Associate Clinical Professor
Pharmaceutical Sciences - Former Assistant Professor & Clinical Associate
Kappa Psi Scholarship Foundation - Board Member and Former President

Topics: Men's Health, Health Care, Drug Regulatory and Research Policy, Pharmaceutical Industry, Image and Relationship Management in Health Care Industry

Dr. Giorgianni is an expert in men's health and is a registered pharmacist. He is a recognized expert in drug regulatory and US pharmaceutical policy as well as in organizational reputation management and strategic alliance development. He has authored, co-authored or presented some 200 works in health care, industry regulation and business. He is an advisor and board member to several health advocacy associations including: The Men's Health Network; American Osteopathic Medical Foundation; Kappa Psi Scholarship Foundation; Nurse Practitioner Health Care Foundation and the National Association for Continence.Prior to joining Belmont in September 2007, Dr. Giorgianni had a 26 year career with Pfizer Inc, where he held positions in the medical, regulatory, training, public policy, business planning, sales and marketing groups. Most recently he served as Pfizer's Director, External Relations. He also directed several publications, including the Pfizer Careers In Health Care series and The Pfizer Journal: Perspectives in Health Care and Biomedical Research.

 


Ryan Cooper, Esq. - New Jersey and New York City

Mr. Cooper is an attorney in New York City. He has been associated with MHN since June of 2002, working as an advocate in Washington, D.C., New Jersey, Boston and New York. Ryan's dedication to the health of men and their families was influenced by the untimely death of his father.

Topics: Men's Health, Government Relations Advocacy, Community Outreach Programs, Health Promotion

 


Susan A. Milstein, EdD - Gaithersburg, Maryland

Montgomery College - Professor
Men's Health Network - Board of Advisors
Milstein Health Consulting – Lead Consultant

Specialty: Human Sexuality

Topics: Human Sexuality, Stress, Wellness, Weight Management, Healthy Living

Dr. Milstein was named “Emerging Professional” by The Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality. She has taught in various college and universities, such as Montgomery College, George Washington University and the University of Maryland. Her media appearances include being a guest speaker on The Tough Task of Teaching Sex Ed, NPR’s Bryant Park Project in 2007, and several national and international presentations.

 


Vivia Font, New York, New York

Actress
Men's Health Network - Board of Advisors

Topics: Men’s Health, Role of Women in Men’s Health Role of Women in Men’s Health Languages: Spanish, Portuguese (some) Classically trained for the theater and film, Vivia’s skills translate into powerful healthcare messaging for broadcast appearances and public relations campaigns, including video news releases (VNRs) and satellite media tours (SMTs). Of Chilean and Cuban heritage, Vivia is uniquely qualified by cultural and linguistic background to carry the message of men’s health to the expanding Hispanic/Latino population. She is fluent in Spanish, familiar with Portuguese.

 


David Parrack, DO, FACOS Glendale, Arizona

Midwestern University Glendale - Head of Surgery
Arizona Impotency Institute - Founder
Men's Health Network - Board of Advisors
Men’s Health Network – Arizona – State Coordinator Coordinator

Topics: Men’s Health, Sexual Health, Urology

 


Ramon Antonio Perez, MD, FACS, DABU Trinity, Florida

Advanced Research Institute – Director of Research
Men’s Health Network – Board of Advisors
Tampa Bay Urological Society – President
Bay Urological Society – President
Community Hospital of New Port
Richey North Bay Hospital
American Board of Urology
American College of Surgeons – Fellow American
Academy of Pediatrics in Urology – Fellow

Specialty: Urology

Topics: Urology

Languages: Spanish

Dr. Perez has various published works such as “Outpatient Ultrasound-guided palladium 103 Brachytherapy” and “Prolongation of Response to DMSO by Herapin Maintenance”. He is a fluent speaker of the Spanish language.

 


James Sniechowski, PhD and Judith Sherven, PhD Las Vegas, Nevada

Relationship counseling - Clinical psychologist
Men's Health Network - Board of Advisors

Specialty: Human Behavior, Psychotherapy

Topics: Relationships, Human Behavior, Intimacy

Two of the country's most respected and pioneering authorities, Judith & Jim are revolutionizing the understanding of differences in relationships. Judith, a clinical psychologist, has worked with thousands of men and women in her twenty-two years of private practice. Jim holds a doctorate in Human Behavior and is the founder of The Menswork Center and a co-founder of the Men's Health Network in Washington, D.C. Judith & Jim have worked with close to 100,000 singles and couples in their relationship trainings, workshops, seminars, and lectures, as well as corporate consultation, nationally and overseas. Their weekly magazine reaches over 30,000 people in almost 100 countries. Comfortable in all areas of the media, Judith & Jim have appeared on over 600 television and talk-radio shows including Oprah, The O'Reilly Factor, The View, New Attitudes, CNN, 48 Hours, MSNBC News with Brian Williams, Mars & Venus, Leeza, Canada AM, and This Evening with Judith Regan. They have written for or been interviewed by the Los Angeles Times, USA Today, Chicago Tribune, San Francisco Chronicle, London Sunday Times, Wall Street Journal, Redbook, Essence, Glamour, First For Women, Black Elegance, Playboy, Modern Bride, Parents' Magazine, Black Men, Belle, and Family Circle. They write regular columns for Today's Black Woman and The Looking Glass.

 


Scott Isaacs, MD, FACP, FACE Atlanta, Georgia

Atlanta Endocrine Associates - Medical Director
Men's Health Network - Board of Advisors
Emory University School of Medicine – Clinical Instructor of Medicine 
American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists – Georgia Chapter – President
Cushing’s Understanding, Support and Help Organization – Medical Advisor
American Board of Bariatric Medicine – Diplomat American
College of Physicians – Fellow American
College of Endocrinology – Fellow

Specialty: Endocrinology

Topics: Endocrinology, Hormones, Obesity, Diabetes, Metabolism

Dr. Isaacs is the author of Hormonal Balance: Understanding Hormones, Weight and Your Metabolism (Bull Publishing, 2002, second ed., 2007), A Simple Guide to Thyroid Disorders: from Diagnosis to Treatment (Addicus Books, 2003), Overcoming Metabolic Syndrome (Addicus Books, 2005) and The Leptin Boost Diet (Ulysses Press, 2007). He has authored articles in the Journal of Endocrinology and Metabolism, Diabetes Care, Thyroid, Journal of Cellular Physiology and the Journal of Critical Care. Dr. Isaacs has been quoted and referenced  in many national publications including 2012 Endocrine Society Clinical Practice Guideline: Management of Hyperglycemia in Hospitalized Patients, Better Homes and Gardens, Parents, Better Health and Living, Women’s Health and Fitness, Prevention, Real Simple, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Atlanta Magazine, The Atlanta Jewish Times, The Chicago Tribune, Men’s Health, Fitness Magazine, Glamour, Alternative Medicine, Women’s World, First Health, WebMD, Florida International Magazine and many others.

He completed his residency and fellowship in endocrinology, diabetes, and metabolism. He is a faculty member of Emory University School of Medicine. He lectures on the subject of "Hormones and Obesity," speaking to groups in the community as well as at major events and conferences throughout the United States. He also trains other doctors in the field. He has given expert commentary on many radio and television news programs including local NBC, ABC, CBS and Fox News affiliates, CNN Headline News and has appeared as a weight loss expert on TBS Superstation’s Movie and a Makeover. He has founded the Atlanta Endocrine Associates. He is President of the American Diabetes Association Atlanta Volunteer Leadership Board, Medical Advisor for Cushing's Help and Support Group, and President-elect of the Georgia chapter of the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists. He has been listed in Castle Connolly Top Doctors for several years in a row. Dr. Isaacs's weight loss program was named the 2009 "Best of Citysearch" winner. His peers voted Dr. Isaacs Best Physician in Lifestyles magazine in 2010, 2011 and 2012.

 


Perry Karfunkel, MD, PhD Boston and Burlington, Massachusetts

Lahey Clinic (Burlington)
Men's Health Network - Board of Advisors

Specialty: Primary care Internist

Topics: Men's Health; Health Education Needs

Dr. Karfunkel is a Primary Care Internist in practice at the Lahey Clinic in Burlington. Eighty five percent of his primary care patients are men. One of the things that interests him the most is that in seeing male patients the same healthcare issues come up over and over again, thus leading to a realization that most men know very little about their own health care needs and health care risks. This experience also brings up the “big picture issue” that in order for men to move forward in trying to satisfy their healthcare needs they often need a “buddy” or “mentor” more than they need a doctor.

Dr. Karfunkel is particularly interested in creating medically-supervised programs of exercise for men who meet the criteria of Metabolic Syndrome and who thus need regular exercise to reduce their risk of early heart attacks and diabetes. Dr. Karfunkel has published an assessment of the extent of Vitamin D deficiency in men in his practice, documenting that most men outside of Boston have vitamin D deficiency and that this is particularly prevalent among subpopulations within his practice who were born in either India or China.

 


Danny Keiller, MD, FACS, MBA San Diego, California

Men's Health Network - Board of Advisor
University of California, San Diego – Clinical Faculty
San Diego Society for Sex Therapy and Education – Past President
San Diego Urological Society – Past President
California Urological Association – Founding Member
Sexual Medicine Society of North America – Member

Specialty: Urology & Family

Topics: Sexuality, Erectile Dysfunction, Prostate Disease, Prostate Cancer, Fertility, and Overactive Bladder

Dr. Keiller is board certified in Urology and Family Practice. He received the Frank Coleman Hamm Award for Excellence in Urology. Dr. Keiller is a veteran of the U.S. Air Force and served as chief of urology at the Air Force Regional Medical Center, Keesler AFB, in Biloxi, MS. His wife, Barbara Booth Keiller, PhD is a sex therapist.

 


Judy Seals-Togbo Memphis, Tennessee

Mrs. Seals-Togbo is the Director of Men’s Health Network’s Memphis, Tennessee office. She is the founder of the first MHN Support Group in Tennessee and a founding board member for Urban Health Education Supporter Services (UHESS). Her efforts include outreach services and providing health education for the underserved men of the Mid-South area. She is a facilitator for UsToo, the Carin’ & Sharin’ Breast Cancer Support Group and is a Koman Grant recipient. Ms. Togbo is on the steering committee of Women Against Prostate Cancer.

Topics: Sexuality, Men's Health, Minority Health, Breast Cancer, Prostate Cancer, Support Groups, Men's Health and Family

 


Robert B. Rhodes, MD, FAAFP Lincoln, Nebraska

Men’s Health Network – Board of Advisors
University of Nebraska Athletic Department – Volunteer Team Physician 
Nebraska Medical Assn, Men’s Health Initiative – Chairperson
Saint Paul School of Theology National - Board of Trustees
Clinic with a Heart – Founder/President
Health Data Card – Medical Consultant
WLCOA Medical - Board of Directors
Samaritan Counseling Center – Medical Consultant
University of South Dakota School of Medicine – Clinical Associate Professor
Lincoln Marathon – Team Physician
Nebraska Medical Association – Delegate
Community Asthma Education Initiative
Lincoln Saltdogs – Primary Care Team Physician
Board certified in Family Practice – Diplomat

Specialty: Family Practice

Topics: Men’s Health, Family Practice

 


Michael S. Goodman, MD, FACS Huntingdon Valley, Pennsylvania

Warminster Medical Office Center – Adult and Pediatric Urology
Men’s Health Network – Board of Advisors
American College of Surgeons - Fellowmerican
College of Surgeons - Fellow
Planned Parenthood Vasectomy Clinic – Director (1982-1996)

Topics: Urology, Prostate Cancer, Treatment, Maximizing Life’s Experiences through three S’s (Sports, Social, and School)

Dr. Goodman’s published works include “Ureteral Strictures Following Radiation Therapy” and “Sickle Cell Hematuria Controlled with Intrarenal Irrigation Using Clorpactin”. He has done extensive research on Chemprovention of Prostate Cancer.