Shaping our journey through the sharing of experiences and expertise

The GoMo Health Advisory Board is comprised of individuals who are deeply committed to helping patients and caregivers live healthier, happier lives as well as bringing joy in practice to physicians, nurses, and other health professionals. Our Advisory Board includes a diverse set of experts — behaviorists, clinical providers, scientists, educators, researchers, and c-suite executives — all with a shared goal:  to enrich patient and provider experiences across the continuum of healthcare delivery.

For more information about the GoMo Health Advisory Board, email info@gomohealth.com.

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May-Lynn Andresen, DNP, RN

Health Leadership and Human Centered Design

Dr. Andresen’s career, which is rooted in critical care, has incorporated the principles of partnership throughout. Her inspired, vocational journey has spanned the fields of quality/ performance improvement; clinical research; patient, professional and community education and outreach; fundraising; innovative not-for-profit project development; and strategic planning with a clinical emphasis in cardiology, surgery, autism, and behavioral health. She has held related senior leadership roles within the hospital/ambulatory settings and not-for-profit organizations. She is passionate about patient (person) and (care) team activation/engagement through the practice of partnership-based leadership and human-centered design. She believes that these are key to achieving the Quadruple Aim, and cannot be attained in isolation. 

During the course of her profession, Dr. Andresen founded innovative programs to bridge gaps in the care and services that she identified. She has expertise in the function of human behavior and strives to establish collaborations and partnerships across persons/communities, disciplines, and settings. She is the co-founder and former director of the Fay J. Linder Center for Autism and Development Disabilities (a comprehensive transdisciplinary program providing diagnostic, treatment, school consultation, social skills training and clinical research), and is also co-founder and former director of the Westbrook Preparatory School (the first residential secondary school in the state of New York for students with High Functioning Autism / Asperger syndrome). In addition, she is a co-founder of the Rock Out Autism Foundation, a 501c3, whose mission is based on the concept of personal development through mentorships. For more than a decade, she has and continues to be an active member of the Asperger High Functioning Autism Association’s professional advisory board. 

Recently, Dr. Andresen (along with Dr. Rosof and Dr. McDonald) contributed to the development and publication of the nation’s first Charter on Professionalism for Health Care Organizations. It is an aspirational document that describes organizational behaviors that support a culture of professionalism focused on the domains of patient partnerships, corporate culture, community partnerships, and operations and business practices. The Charter has been endorsed by organizations nationwide. 

Dr. Andresen has lectured on topics across the U.S. ranging from cardiology to autism and advocacy for multiple stakeholders, including physicians, dentists, nurses, psychologists, educators, government leaders, and parents. She has been honored with the North Shore University Hospital Nurse Excellence Award, was named Nurse of Distinction by the Nassau-Suffolk Hospital Council, received the Ambulatory Nursing Center of Excellence Award from both Schneider’s Children’s Hospital and Long Island Jewish Medical Center and received the Outstanding Leadership Award from the Council for Exceptional Children. She is a member of the Association of Nurse Executives, the Nursing Institute for Healthcare Design, Sigma Theta Tau, and the American Nurses Association. She also sat on the National Quality Forum’s Readmission Task Force in 2013 & 2014. 

Dr. Andresen completed her doctoral studies at the University of Minnesota, where she majored in Health Innovation and Leadership, minored in Integrative Health, and earned a Certificate in Healthcare Design and Innovation. She is also a graduate of New York State’s Partners in Policymaking program. 

  • Health Innovation and Leadership

  • Integrative Health and Healing

  • Healthcare Design and Innovation

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David Bleich, MD

Chief, Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes, & Metabolism and Professor of Medicine at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School; Fellowship, Harvard Medical School

David Bleich, MD, has over 20 years of experience in the fields of diabetes and endocrinology and is a nationally recognized expert in both type 1 and type 2 diabetes. He has played leadership roles in diabetes organizations, including the American Diabetes Association, the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation International, and the Department of Defense Diabetes Grant Review. Dr. Bleich has conducted grant-funded bench research in pancreatic beta-cell function and has spent over 10,000 hours caring for individuals with diabetes, as well as mentoring and teaching medical students, residents, and endocrine fellows. 

Dr. Bleich’s present focus is on improving the quality of diabetes care and developing a data-driven holistic approach to patient care. He is a strong education professional as Fellowship Director of Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism at Rutgers. 

Licensed in the State of New Jersey, Dr. Bleich completed his fellowship training at Harvard Medical School, received his MD from New York Medical College.  

  • Endocrinology

  • Diabetes

  • Metabolism

  • Internal Medicine

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Jon A. Chilingerian, PhD

Professor, Brandeis University and Tufts School of Medicine, Public Health and Community Medicine; Author,  International Health Care Management

Dr. Jon A. Chilingerian is a tenured management professor at Brandeis University and an Adjunct Professor of Public Health and Community Medicine at Tufts School of Medicine. He has been visiting professor of organizational behavior and health care management at INSEAD in Fontainebleau, France, since 1997.  He received his Ph.D. in Management from MIT’s Sloan School of Management.  He teaches graduate courses and executive education sessions in Organizational Theory and Behavior, Management of Health Care Organizations, and Health Services Research.   

He is the founding Director of the Executive MBA for Physicians at Brandeis University and Principle Investigator and Director of the AHRQ Doctoral Program in Health Services Research.  He is also founding director of the MD-MBA Program in Health Management with Tufts Medical School (1995-present), which today is the most extensive MD-MBA program in the United States with over 200 graduates. Since 1999, the program has graduated an average of 15 MD-MBA students each year 

Professor Chilingerian has lectured across the globe, including Abu Dhabi, Armenia, Belgium, Brazil, China, Denmark, England, Netherlands, Singapore, South Africa, and Spain.  For twelve years, he has been teaching the Middles East Health Leadership Program in Abu Dhabi.   

He is Program Director of the Brandeis Health Leadership Program, a one-week residential program sponsored by the American College of Surgeons, and the Thoracic Surgery Foundation for Research and Education. Between 1997 and 2011, he directed the European Health Leader’s Program, a two-week residential program with nearly 800 alumniIn May 2012, he launched an Advanced Health Policy and Leadership Academy in partnership with the Hanley Center in Maine, which over the next five years, will train nearly 10% of all the physicians in the State of Maine. 

Dr. Chilingerian is the lead editor of a new Springer Nature Book on the “The New Science of Medicine and Management” expected to be out in 2020.  He is the author of International Health Care Management, published by Elsevier Press  (Summer 2005), and The Lessons and the Legacy of the Pew Health Policy Program, with Corinne Kay, published in 1997 by the Institute of Medicine National Academy Press.  He has scholarly papers and review essays published in journals such as Annals of Operational Research, Medical Care, European Journal of Operational Research, Health Services Research, Health Care Management Review, Medical Care Research and Review, Inquiry, Health Services Management Research, and The Journal of Health Politics, Policy, and LawIn addition to authoring many articles and a book for the IOM, he is on the editorial board of several leading health care and management journals and has sat on review panels for the National Science Foundation.  

Dr. Chilingerian was Assistant Health Commissioner for the City of Boston (1978-1982) past-chair of the Health Care Management Division of the Academy of Management, and 2010 recipient of the Myron Fottler Exceptional Service Award for the Academy of Management. He is the recipient of several academic awards, such as the Academy of Management (Health Care Division’s) “Best Paper Award.” In April 2016, Dr. Chilingerian received a Recognition for Excellence from the American College of Surgeon’s Association for Surgical Education. 

His research focuses on managing health care organizations, ranging from studies of executive leadership and management of professionals to the measurement of performance (i.e., productive efficiency, quality, etc.), identification of physician best practices, and the analysis of effective operating strategies.  He is an expert on health care performance studies using mathematical programming and frontier analysis.   

  • Health Care Management 

  • Leadership Training and Development  

  • Performance Measurement

  • Organization Theory & Behavior

  • Research Methods 

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Didi Dietcher, LCSW, BCBA

Supervisor, Educational Services, Highland Park School System (specialty: Family Therapy); Lecturer, Rutgers University School of Social Work

Didi is a part-time lecturer at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, in the School of Social Work. Ms. Deitcher has more than 22 years’ experience working directly with children and their families to support and streamline their educational experience. She maximizes their retention and benefit by focusing on their individualized development and skillset and creating customized educational plans and pathways for each child 

She is currently the Supervisor of Educational Services in the Highland Park Public Schools. In 2015 she was awarded the Educational Services of the Year Award and recognized for her professionalism and expertise within her field.  Additionally, Ms. Deitcher has a private practice in Edison, New Jersey, where she specializes as an Educational Consultant and family therapist. Her strong clinical background, coupled with her knowledge of special education, allows for a personalized, evidence-based approach to behavioral counseling of children and their families and caregivers. 

  • Educational Services

  • Parenting

  • Child Development

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Sanford J. Gips, MD, FACC, FSCAI

Triple Board Certified: Cardiovascular, Interventional Cardiology and Internal Medicine; Fellowship, Johns Hopkins Hospital

Sanford J. Gips, M.D., F.A.C.C., F.S.C.A.I. is triple board certified in cardiovascular disease, internal medicine, and interventional cardiology and has practiced with The Heart House since 2001. Dr. Gips is a highly experienced vein expert and educates medical students as a Clinical Assistant Professor Department of Medicine, UMDNJ Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. His affiliations include the American College of Cardiology and the Society of Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions. He is also a member of the American College of Physicians. 

Dr. Gips has been published on various topics in cardiology and has participated in, or is currently participating in, almost four-dozen clinical trials. He is licensed to practice medicine in New Jersey and Pennsylvania and holds privileges at several hospitals throughout Southern New Jersey. 

Dr. Gips completed his residency and fellowship in Interventional Cardiology and Cardiology at Johns Hopkins Hospital and received his MD from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. 

  • Cardiovascular Disease

  • Internal Medicine

  • Interventional Cardiology

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Alex Guerrero, MD, MSc, FACS

Trauma and War Surgeon; Board Certified, Clinical Informatics

Alex Guerrero is a trauma surgeon and clinical informatician based in New York City. He is the founder of InterTrauma, a virtual Department of Surgery with facilities in 5 states. In addition to being an experienced clinician, board-certified in Clinical Informatics, and a Fellow of the American College of Surgeon, he is the principal investigator on several large public health projects in Africa. One of these projects was the recipient of the inaugural Ross Prize for Cities, bestowed on a project which has provided “transformative urban change.” He was the first U.S. surgeon to obtain a Masters in Trauma Sciences and has also served as a War Surgeon with Medicine San Frontiers.

  • Clinical Informatics

  • Public Health

  • Post-operative patient engagement

  • Quality Metrics

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Shaival Kapadia, MD

Cardiologist, Bon Secours Health System; Fellowship, Brown University at Rhode Island Hospital

Shaival Kapadia, M.D., is a Richmond cardiologist with Bon Secours Mercy Medical Group. He is also a docpreneur cofounding two Richmond based startups, Iggbo and C3Nexus. He is currently an advisor for Monj, a digital health startup based out of the Bay Area, and serves as a consultant for GoMo Health. 

His decades of experience as a board-certified cardiologist, author, and nationally recognized speaker bring a mastery of clinical medicine thats often lacking in preventative care. But Dr. Kapadias real goal is to change the way we care for real people. 

Dr. Kapadia received his medical degree from the University of Virginia. He then completed his residency in internal medicine at the Medical College of Virginia in Richmond, Virginia. He went on to complete a fellowship in cardiology at Brown University at Rhode Island Hospital in Providence, Rhode Island. He is board certified by the American Board of Cardiovascular Disease. 

Dr. Kapadia is a community leader and professional resource in the fields of cardiac wellness and disease prevention. He has been providing cardiology care to patients in Richmond for almost 20 years, and during that time, he has given numerous talks and seminars to fellow physicians and the community. He has been voted Top Docin Richmond Magazine from 2008 to 2014 by his peers. Dr. Kapadia is committed to treating the whole patientbody, mind, and spirit. 

  • Early Detection & Wellness

  • Heart Failure

  • Digital Health

  • Clinical Research

  • Cardiovascular Health

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Robert Kley

Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Mental Health Association in New Jersey

Robert Kley is the Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of the Mental Health Association in New Jersey, serving in that position for the past 18 years. Under his leadership, the organization has created a broad array of innovative community-based programs addressing the community’s behavioral health challenges. These include MHANJ Call Center that receives over 60,000 information and referrals calls per year, Mental Health First Aid for NJ that has trained over 10,000 individuals as gatekeepers to accessing mental health services, NJ Connect for Recovery – a family-focused support program for those dealing with the opioid epidemic. In 2012 he oversaw the NJ Hope and Healing Hurricane Sandy FEMA Crisis Counseling Program. Kley has been a leading advocate in the creation of services being provided by peers- individuals in recovery and working to integrate physical and behavioral health services. He is a graduate of Rutgers University and lives in Brick, NJ. 

  • Behavioral Health and Innovation

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Stephen Lazoritz, MD, CPE

Former Chief Medical Officer, WellCare Nebraska and Arbor Health Plan; Clinical Professor of Psychiatry and Pediatrics, Creighton University School of Medicine; Board Certified, Pediatrics

Stephen Lazoritz, MD, CPE, is the GoMo Health Chief Medical Officer and Director of the Maternal Child Health and Development Global Network. Steve’s focus continues to be on advancing the integrated physical and emotional care of women and their babies.

Before joining the GoMo Health team, Steve was the Managed Care Medical Director at WellCare in Nebraska and Arbor Health Plan. Board-certified in pediatrics, Steve is a Certified Physician Executive (CPE) and presently serves as a contributing service faculty Clinical Professor of Psychiatry and Pediatrics at Creighton University School of Medicine. Steve is an Adjunct Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Nebraska Medical Center and a Clinical Associate at the University of Nebraska Medical Center School of Nursing.

Having spent more than 10 years as Medical Director of Child Advocacy centers in Buffalo, New York and Milwaukee, Wisconsin, establishing and activating care plans for children who had been abused and neglected, Steve was recruited as Vice President of Medical Affairs at the Children’s Hospital in Omaha, Nebraska, where he expanded and cultivated physician relationships. Subsequently, Steve served as the Chief Medical Officer at the Omaha Military Entrance Processing Station, where he earned the Achievement Medal for Civilian Service, the Commanders Award for Civilian Service, and the Department of the Army Superior Civilian Service.

Steve graduated from medical school at SUNY Buffalo and completed his residency in pediatrics at the Naval Regional Medical Center in Portsmouth, Virginia. He served in the United States Navy for seven years and the United States Army for four and has been a member of the faculties of the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, State University of New York at Buffalo and the Medical College of Wisconsin.

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Rick Lee

Dot Connector, Serial Entrepreneurships

Rick Lee has made a career in the creation and sales of specialty health care applications and services sold to employers and health plans. He was one of the early architects of the managed mental health (1982) and disease management (1994) industries. He is a youthful 69 years old.

Rick’s first meaningful health care employment was as a teacher in a psychiatric hospital from 1975-79. After earning a graduate degree in health policy at the U of Wash, he joined the Naionall Business Group on Health and rose to the #2 position by 1985. In the late ’80s, he was head of sales and part of the founding team of Value Health, Inc.; a specialty managed care company that grew to a $1.5 billion IPO in 3 ½ years. Rick was the company’s SME in behavioral health.

Mr. Lee founded Quality Oncology, a cancer disease management firm, in 1995 and was instrumental in the company’s growth and ultimate sale to Matria Healthcare in 2003. The company was patient-centric, long before that was in fashion. Oncology nurses and social workers reached out to patients in the comfort of their homes and discussed impending visits to the doctor and side effect management. Clients were payers.

In 2006, he returned to the Behavioral Change vertical, first as President of Magellan’s Employer Division, and the largest EAP in the US. There he introduced to his 1300+ employer customers NAVIGO, a health and wellness solution founded on the principles espoused by Ed Wagner, MD (Collaborative Care Model), and Marty Seligman, Ph.D. (Positive Psychology) to coach employees to better health.

Then, as founder and CEO of Healthrageous, a behavioral change company launched in 2009 by Partners HealthCare, he implemented one of the first device-enhanced, wellness solutions which sold to Humana in September 2013. In June 2016, Rick led an investor syndicate in the acquisition of MeYou Health from Healthways. He served as the company’s CEO in Boston for the next 21 months. The company specialized in unearthing concepts derived from the gaming industry and applying them to consumer motivation and engagement.

Rick is a graduate of Harvard College and the University of Washington School of Public Health, where he received an M.H.A. Rick started in DC, where he worked for Congressman David Stockman and then the National Business Group on Health. He has often been characterized for thinking outside of the box and coloring outside the lines. He is Chairman of the board at CancerLife and M3 Information. He consults closely with Mytonomy (Bethesda, MD), a shared decision-making platform for health systems; New Directions Behavioral Health, a behavioral health integrator, owned by 7 Blues; and Archetype Solutions Group, an incubator in Philadelphia. In his spare time, Rick has four engagements a month with Assisted Living Centers in Northern Virginia, where he plays guitar and sings from the Great American Songbook.

  • Start ups

  • Behavioral Health

  • Cancer

  • Employers and Health Plans as Buyers

  •  Acting, Singing, and Playing the Guitar

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Steven Peskin MD, MBA, FACP

Senior Medical Director, Clinical Innovations, Horizon Healthcare InnovationsHorizon BlueCross Blue Shield of New Jersey; Senior Scholar, Population Health, Thomas Jefferson University

Dr. Peskin’s expertise encompasses physician leadership, medical delivery management, performance improvement in health care, contracting; applications in technology include mobile/social media, clinical/scientific communications for healthcare professional and consumer audiences. 

Dr. Peskin is the former Executive Vice President and Chief Medical Officer for MediMedia USA, CEO of Pharmaceutical Research Plus, President/COO of Nelson Managed Solutions, and has worked in multiple executive positions in health plans at PacifiCare Health Systems, CIGNA Healthcare, and John Hancock. Dr. Peskin has authored industry several articles, book chapters, and spoken at various conferences and events about physician leadership, the medical home, mobile health, and social media. 

Dr. Peskin continues to work at the Robert Wood Johnson School of Medicine at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey as a clinical preceptor and instructor at the Eric B. Chandler Clinic and assists in the business of medicine curriculum. He is Course Director for Internal Medicine Grand Rounds at The University Medical Center in Princeton. He has held faculty appointments in medicine at several universities across the country and is currently the Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine at UMDNJ-RWJMS. 

Dr. Peskin is a Diplomat of the American Board of Internal Medicine and a Fellow of the American College of Physicians, serves on the New Jersey ACP Governor’s Council, Board of Trustees for Friends of the National Library of Medicine, editorial advisory boards of The Journal of Population Health Management and Managed Care and is a Senior Scholar in the School of Population Health at Thomas Jefferson University. His community service includes the Boards of the Greater Donnelley Neighborhood Initiative and Young Academics of New Jersey. 

Dr. Peskin received a bachelor’s degree from The University of North Carolina Chapel Hill and a medical degree from Emory University School of Medicine. He completed his residency at Saint Elizabeth’s Medical Center in Boston and holds an MBA from the Sloan School of Management at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. 

  • Physician Leadership

  • Medical Delivery Management

  • Performance Improvement in Healthcare

  • Clinical/Scientific Communications for Healthcare Professional and Consumer Audiences Performance Improvement in Healthcare

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Cory Storch

President and CEO, Bridgeway Rehabilitation Services, Inc; Founding Member and First Chairman, Supportive Housing Association of New Jersey

Cory Storch has served Bridgeway Rehabilitation Services since 1977. He began his career at Bridgeway as a new graduate of the University of Arizona’s Master’s Degree program in Rehabilitation Counseling, after earning a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from The State University of New York at Buffalo. Cory has served in the positions of Team Leader, Program Director, Executive Director, and ultimately in his current role as President & CEO.

For more than 40 years, Cory has advocated for the recovery and community integration of people with mental health conditions, many who also struggle with co-occurring addictions, chronic medical conditions, poverty, and homelessness. Under his leadership, Bridgeway grew from a primarily vocational organization serving fewer than 200 people in Union County in 1968, to a leading psychiatric rehabilitation provider serving more than 5,000 people annually in central and northern N.J. Bridgeway now provides comprehensive programs that include Assertive Community Treatment, Supported Education and Supported Employment; Homeless Outreach and Supportive Housing; jail diversion; crisis intervention; intensive in-home supportive housing; integrated mental health, and primary health care; and psychiatric emergency screening performed in innovative crisis living room settings.

Cory was a founding member and the first Chairman of the Board of the Supportive Housing Association of NJ, an agency that has grown to play a significant role in housing for the disabled. He has also served on the Board of the New Jersey Psychiatric Rehabilitation Association (NJPRA) and has chaired its Public Policy Committee.

In 2002 NJPRA honored Cory with the Mort Gati Award, presented to mental health professionals who embody the philosophy of psychiatric rehabilitation, demonstrate a positive impact upon mental health needs and services, advocate for equal opportunities, human rights, and improved quality of life for persons in recovery. He also received the US Psychiatric Rehabilitation Association’s Irvin Rutman Award, named for the contributions of Dr. Irvin D. Rutman, Founding President of the US Psychiatric Rehabilitation Association. The United Way of Greater Union County presented Cory with the Dell Raudelunas Spirit of Caring Award in 2016 for his exceptional commitment to community service.

In his role as 2nd Ward Councilman in the City of Plainfield, which he has held for 16 years, Cory established the city as a Mental Health Stigma-Free Zone. He also served as a Board of Education and Planning board member.

Cory has been married to Lois Mattson for 40 years. Cory and Lois met as colleagues at Bridgeway, married, and raised their children, Alexa, and Matthew in Plainfield, New Jersey.

  • Strategic Planning for Behavioral Health

  • Public Policy and Systems Advocacy

  • Program Development for Behavioral Health

  • Outreach and Engagement for People with Complex Needs

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Susan Zbikowski, PhD (Developmental Psychology)

Former Chief Behavioral Scientist and Doctor of Wellness Science and Analytics, Humana

Dr. Susan Zbikowski is a successful entrepreneur, business leader, research executive, and behavior change expert with 15+ years’ experience helping businesses grow and become more profitable through research and data analytics. Her research interests relate to behavioral and technology-supported interventions to reduce health risk behaviors such as tobacco use, unhealthy eating, and sedentary lifestyles across the lifespan. She has served as a co-investigator on nearly 25 grants and has over 70 peer-reviewed publications. In 2018, she founded inZights Consulting, LLC.  Dr. Zbikowski works with start-ups and growing companies to improve their products, outcomes, and business results with an evidence strategy that combines data thought leadership, and scientific best practices. She has previously held roles as Chief Behavioral Scientist and Director of Wellness Science and Analytics at Humana and Senior Vice President of Research, Training, and Evaluation Services at Alere.

  • Health Behavior Change

  • Wellness

  • Digital Health Programs

  • Health Disparities

  • Research and Data Science