Provider Wellness Symposium
Nov. 3-5, 2023
Christine Yu Moutier, MD
Chief Medical Officer,
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
Christine Yu Moutier, MD, serves as the chief medical officer for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. As CMO, Dr. Moutier champions a nationwide movement fueled by AFSP’s blend of science and grassroots. Dr. Moutier has testified before Congress, presented at the White House, and provided Congressional briefings on suicide prevention. She co-anchored CNN’s Emmy Award winning Finding Hope suicide prevention town hall, serves as an expert nationally and abroad, and remains dedicated to the mission of saving lives and bringing hope to those affected by suicide.
MBSR Meditation Teacher
Ted Meissner has over 25 years contemplative practice and training, is a Senior Mindfulness Teacher with the Institute for Mindfulness-Based Approaches (IMA), supervising and mentoring mindfulness teachers worldwide. He teaches a variety of mindfulness programs in corporate, academic, and private settings, including Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR), Foundational Mindfulness, Responding Together, and Burnout Resiliency. Ted is a mindful science communicator who podcasts for Present Moment Mindfulness.
EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT PHYSICIAN
David Cummins, MD
Bio coming soon!
LICENSED MENTAL HEALTH CLINICIAN
Tracy is Program Director for Indiana Professionals Recovery Program and the West Virginia restore Program. She has worked in the field of mental health and addiction since 2007 and has extensive experience in treating individuals with substance use disorders, trauma, and PTSD. Tracy’s work is dedicated to the prevention, treatment, long-term monitoring, advocacy, professional reentry, and utilizing evidence-based practices to deliver cutting edge monitoring services for health care professionals in need.
Wim Hof Instructor
Shereen Yusuff has been an athlete since childhood, including national level tennis, marathons, ultramarathons, triathlons, martial arts and mountain climbing. She is a certified Wim Hof Method instructor, trained by the best – including Wim Hof himself – in Spain, The Netherlands and Poland.
CRNS - STUDENT WELLNESS
LTC(ret) Peter Strube, DNP
Lieutenant Colonel Peter Strube is an Associate Professor at St Mary’s University and is the director of the doctoral anesthesia pharmacology program. He has authored several professional articles and training programs and speaks professionally both nationally and internationally. Peter has been elected to serve on the state association board and two AANA national committees. He is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Nurse Anesthesia, College of Health Professions, at Rosalind Franklin University, and is the assistant program director at the University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh.
CRNA, YOGA INSTRUCTOR
Jessica is a Nurse Anesthetist at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center and a Yoga Instructor in Annapolis, Maryland. Her passion is helping others build resilience. She is faculty at Johns Hopkins School of Nursing, a member of the AANA Peer Assistance Advisors Committee and speaks Nationally on Stress, Resilience and Practicing Wellness.
Rodrigo Garcia is the Co-Founder and CEO of Parkdale Center for Professionals, a dual diagnosis substance abuse treatment facility specializing in the management of the impaired health care provider. He has been a direct care provider in the health care field for more than 20 years. He has experience in emergency services in a level one trauma center, as an intensive care unit manager, in surgical services, and in anesthesia as a chief nurse anesthetist (CRNA) of a teaching hospital.
Luke DePron is the CEO of The Live Great Lifestyle. It is a fitness and lifestyle coaching program for the working professional looking to level up their physique, energy, and confidence to match the success of their business and bank account. Luke specializes in providing community, support, structure, tactics and the tools needed by his clients so they can step into the greatest versions of themselves.
Jessica Zinder, PhD
Dr. Jessica Zinder has her Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology with a specialization in Health Psychology from Virginia Commonwealth University. Her research focused on spirituality, spiritual identity, and health. She has worked as psychotherapist at various college counseling centers and community mental health centers. For the past 15 years, she has been a founder, leader, and consultant for community gardens in schools, neighborhoods, and churches. She is a Master Gardener through University of Maryland since 2012. She founded and leads the Arnold Youth Garden Program, which integrations gardening and mindfulness meditation at an elementary and middle school in Maryland. Dr. Zinder founded and leads The Green Women of Maryland group, an environmental and wellness group that includes over 80 members.
CRNA, Navy Officer
Bio Coming Soon
CRNA, WELLNESS COACH, HYPNOTHERAPIST
Born of a nursing family, Rodney felt called to heal from a young age. He’s spent his career putting people to sleep - and now he wants to help them wake up. He currently works as a CRNA at Medical West in Bessemer, Alabama and is a consulting hypnotist. He has completed training in neural linguistic processing (NLP) and is pursuing his compassion fatigue certification.
CRNA, HYPNOTHERAPIST, WELLNESS COACH
Matthew speaks at many professional conferences, both nationally and internationally, involving topics such as stress management, wellness, business of anesthesia, and the practice of anesthesia. He is a co-founder of The Provider Wellness Symposium and is adjunct faculty at Thomas Jefferson University, University of Wisconsin, & Georgetown University.
DOCTOR OF NURSING PRACTICE
Shiro Bergbauer, CRNA is passionate about supporting women in their transition into working motherhood. She created her company, Stethoscopes to Swaddles, to help bridge the gap for working moms in healthcare and highlight the need for workplace policies that support the needs of mothers. In 2021, Shiro became a life coach for moms in medicine, in order to fully support working moms in their marriage, motherhood, and medicine. She aims to help working moms in healthcare to overcome mom guilt and overwhelm, identify and eradicate imposter syndrome, and eliminate burnout. She is a certified life and mindset coach for high achieving moms in healthcare professions.
Christian Gabrano is a Certified Addiction and Drug Abuse Consultant II. He has worked in addictions counseling for more than six years, specializing in 12 Step Recovery, Smart Recovery, Psychoeducation, Creative Expression, Family Support, and Interventions. Christian has been in recovery himself for nearly 10 years. Early in his treatment, he worked as Associate Director of his sober living house. Since then, he has served on the Porter County Substance Abuse Council and with SAFE for Lake County in Northwest Indiana.