Advisory Board

Steven C. Edwards, M.S., M.H.A.

Steven Edwards PhotoSteve founded weWellcare in 2013. In 1999 Steve founded weWellcare’s associated company, iWellcare™ where he manages physician preventive healthcare programs and business wellness solutions. Steve is passionate about promoting personal health and wellbeing, assisting corporations in developing money saving programs that enhance employee health and productivity, and educating physicians and patients groups in disease prevention.

With a unique work and educational background in physical and occupational therapy, Structural Integration therapy, and preventative and corrective exercise, Steve takes a specialized approach in addressing postural issues through creating customized programs combining Structural Integration, corrective exercise, yoga, and Feldenkrais techniques to balance body structure and focus the mind.

Performance enhancement psychology is integral to Steve’s work. He discovered early in his career that long-term positive lifestyle changes were only achieved through the right state of mind. This led Steve to a study of psychology and Thought Pattern Management. He found these tools beneficial in enabling clients to alter self-limiting thought patterns, acquire empowering thought processes, and more effectively accomplish goals.

Steve is currently enrolled as a PhD student at the California Institute of Integral Studies in their transformative studies program, which is the study of the science of change and transformation in individuals and groups. Steve’s education includes an M.S. degree from the California University of Pennsylvania in Injury Prevention, Athletic Performance Enhancement and Health Promotion and a master’s in health administration from Weber State University. He is a graduate of Myotherapy College in Salt Lake City, UT with a degree in manual therapy, and has a Bachelors degree from Brigham Young University. He has numerous certifications in nutrition and fitness.

Michael T. Giovanniello, M.D.

iWellcare-Homepage-Mike-G-185x185Doctor Giovanniello is the co-founder and Fellowship Program Director of The SMART Clinic™. He is a Board Certified specialist in the field of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Sports Medicine, Pain Medicine and Electrodiagnostic Medicine. Dr. Giovanniello is also fellowship trained in interventional spinal techniques and pain management.

Dr. Giovanniello diagnoses and treats all neuromusculoskeletal disorders with special interests in aggressive non-operative care of back and neck pain, sports medicine, and industrial medicine. He uses the latest techniques including x-ray guided spinal injections, minimally invasive endoscopic spine surgery, electrodiagnostics, comprehensive rehabilitation programs for the diagnosis and management of these disorders. Dr. Giovanniello lectures and publishes locally and nationally on topics in his field. He has co-authored a chapter addressing the use of electrodiagnostic testing for low back pain as well as performed clinical research with x-ray guided spinal injections. Dr. Giovanniello has served as an instructor at multiple national courses for interventional spinal procedures.

Dr. Giovanniello earned his Bachelor of Science degree at Cornell University in 1990. During his undergraduate years, he participated in NCAA Division I Cross-Country and Track. Following his studies at Cornell University, he went on to The State University of New York at Buffalo School of Medicine to earn his medical degree in 1994. After medical school, he did his specialty training in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at The Ohio State University Medical Center. Dr. Giovanniello was selected Chief Resident for the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation during his senior year. Upon completion of his residency training, Dr. Giovanniello was an associate physician for The Center for Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation in Phoenix, Arizona. Here, he practiced musculoskeletal medicine and served as an on-site industrial medicine physician for Motorola Corporation. Following two years in private practice, he diversified and broadened his practice by completing a fellowship in Interventional Spinal Techniques and Pain Management. After completion of his fellowship, he co-founded The SMART Clinic™ in Salt Lake City, Utah in 2001.

Thunder Jalili, PhD

185x185-Thunder-Jalili-Advisory-BoardDr. Jalili is an associate professor of nutrition and exercise & sports science, college of health at the University of Utah. He has been a professor the the University of Utah since 1999 and served as as the director of the nutrition sciences program since 2006. Dr. Jalili worked as an instructor in the Columbus State Community College in Columbus Ohio from 1994-1995.

Dr. Jalili has B.S. and M.S. degrees in nutrition from Ohio State University. He received his PhD in nutrition, biochemistry & molecular biology from Ohio State University in 1996. From 1996 to 1997 Dr. Jalili received post-doctoral education from the Harvard School of Public Health as a research fellow in the department of cancer biology. He continued his post-doctoral education at the University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine, in the department of cancer biology from 1997 to 1998.

Dr. Jalili has numerous teaching awards and honors to his credit including the Teaching Excellence award from the Columbus State Community College Department of Biological & Physical Sciences; Outstanding Teacher, Division of Nutrition, University of Utah; University of Utah College of Health New Research Investigator Award; and Distinguished Teaching Award, College of Health, University of Utah.

Dr. Jalili’s research interests include the role of phytochemicals as preventative and therapeutic agents to improve blood pressure, vascular function and cardiovascular disease risk. He has 25 publications in peer reviewed scientific and medical journals, and has regularly presented at national and international scientific and medical conferences.

Ravinder Singh, M.D., S.W.C.

iWellcare-Homepage-Ravinder-185x185Doctor Ravinder Singh is a board-certified neurologist specializing in the prevention and treatment of neurological diseases, especially stroke, headache and epilepsy.

Ravinder Singh received his medical degree in 1989 from St. George’s University, School of Medicine, in Grenada, West Indies. He completed his Neurology residency from West LA VA Medical Center/UCLA in Los Angeles, California. In 1994, he became Chief Resident in Neurology, subsequently followed by a VA Fellowship grant in Neuroscience and Traumatic Brain Injuries. During this time, he also became a Clinical Instructor in Neurology at University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). After completing his training, he became an Assistant Professor of Neuroscience at Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science, and Head of the Stroke Center at King-Drew Medical Center in Los Angeles, California. He has served as the President of the American Heart Association, LA division. He is currently in private practice in Beverly Hills, California.

Dr. Singh established Sanare Sanctuary, a unique integrative facility which employs a team of highly qualified experts from the ancient Eastern healing traditions such as Ayurveda and Traditional Chinese medicine to the distinguished physicians practicing modern medical sciences. Under the leadership of Dr. Singh, Sanare Sanctuary focuses on integrating the best of Western and Eastern approaches to the prevention of disease as well as creating customized treatment plans for optimum health of its clients.

Dr. Singh is also a Certified Stress and Wellness Consultant. He utilizes his knowledge of Western and Eastern medicine, and his studies in stress and wellness medicine to help people achieve greater satisfaction in their lives, and achieve truly long-lasting optimal health, with emphasis on disease prevention. He provides individualized yet systematic solutions that are leading edge, scientifically-based, and proven in the real-world. These very pragmatic and results-oriented solutions and skills are immediately applicable and geared towards high speed success.

Dr. Singh has given over 100 presentations on the topics of stress management, stroke, headache and epilepsy to the medical community. He has been an invited lecturer and presenter at over 100 hospitals and other related organizations in the U.S. He has been the featured speaker on Stroke at the regional board meetings for the American Heart Association. He has also been the spokesperson for the “Train-to-End-Stroke” program of the American Stroke Association. In addition, Dr. Singh has made many media appearances, including mainstream and cable television and radio networks.

He is married and lives in Culver City, California.

Jesse Cannone

iWellcare-Homepage-Image-Circle-Jesse-Cannone-185x185Recognized as one of the leading back pain relief experts in the United States, Jesse Cannone has been helping people eliminate their pain and regain control of their lives for more than a decade. He is an amazing example of how far passion, drive and determination can take you.

Most people would have been content with being a highly successful personal trainer and post-rehabilitation specialist with a thriving fitness business in the Greater Washington, D.C., area. But when Jesse saw that so many of the clients who came to him were suffering with lower back pain and sciatica, he made a decision that would not only change his life but the lives of millions of others – from Atlanta, Georgia, all the way to Queensland, Australia.

The decision was to focus all his attention on helping the millions of people who struggle with back pain, neck pain and sciatica. Then, with the help of massage therapist Steve Hefferon and a hand-picked board of medical advisors, he created the world’s first self-assessment and self-treatment program for back pain and sciatica sufferers. The system, which is called Lose The Back Pain®, has proven extremely effective and over 55,000 copies have already been sold in over 100 countries.

Having personally worked with hundreds of clients, Jesse has developed a no-nonsense approach to fitness and wellness that has helped people all over the world weed through all the weight-loss and fitness hype to discover what really works.

As a result, Jesse has been able to help millions of people reach their weight-loss and fitness goals through his articles, books, audio programs, videos, and seminars. In addition to being a certified fitness trainer, best-selling author and national fitness presenter, he also holds many other certifications, such as Post-Rehabilitation Specialist, Specialist in Performance Nutrition, Advanced Level Fitness Trainer and Master Fitness Trainer. He is also a highly skilled marketing consultant and has helped thousands of other fitness trainers and small businesses to launch, build and grow successful businesses.

His articles and advice now appear on thousands of web sites each month. Jesse has been featured in dozens of magazines and newspapers, including Entrepreneur, Woman’s World, Men’s Fitness, Balance, Natural Bodybuilding, and The Washington Examiner, and has appeared as a guest on a variety of radio and television programs across the country.

Jesse believes that one of the keys to his success has been his philosophy of always delivering more than he promises and giving every client a WOW experience that they can’t wait to tell their friends about.

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