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Jewel

Jewel

Jewel is a singer-songwriter, actress, and two-time New York Times best-selling author. As a wellness and mindfulness expert, she is passionate about mental health, equal rights, a...
Jen Widerstrom

Jen Widerstrom

Jen Widerstrom is a television star and industry leader in Health and Wellness known primarily for her big-hearted training on NBC’s The Biggest Loser. As the Fitness Director of...
Ron

Ron "Boss" Everline

Just Train the Mind and The Body will Follow. Ron “Boss” Everline has made personal fitness and training his life’s work. He attended Northwest Missouri State University on...
Karena Dawn

Karena Dawn

Karena Dawn, Co-Founder of Tone It Up, a fitness and lifestyle community founded by women for women, is a spirited entrepreneur and a certified yoga instructor, nutrition coach, pe...
Katrina Scott

Katrina Scott

Katrina Scott, Co-Founder of Tone It Up, is a personal trainer turned creative visionary whose passion for fitness, a healthy lifestyle, and wellness has placed her at the forefron...
Cobi Jones

Cobi Jones

Cobi Jones is an American former professional soccer player and analyst for the Los Angeles Galaxy on Spectrum SportsNet. He can also be seen on Fox Sports, BeIN Sports, the Pac-12...
Da Rulk

Da Rulk

Rulk is a functional strength and conditioning specialist who has a degree in Kinesiology with an emphasis in biomechanics. He has worked with numerous top Olympians, professional ...
Joy Bauer

Joy Bauer

Joy Bauer (MS, RDN) is one of the nation’s leading health authorities. She is the nutrition and health expert for NBC’s TODAY show, a monthly columnist for Woman’s Day magazi...
Kaisa Fit

Kaisa Fit

Kaisa Keranen is a personal trainer, fitness educator and social media influencer known for her fun and innovative ways to get people moving. She graduated from the University of W...
Tone It Up Girls

Tone It Up Girls

Inspiring women to live an amazing life by eating & exercising right. Created by Katrina Scott & Karena Dawn.
Don-A-Matrix

Don-A-Matrix

Don-A-Matrix is a celebrity fitness and lifestyle trainer based in Los Angeles, CA. He currently owns the Don-A-Matrix Training studio on Melrose Blvd in Los Angeles where he train...
Miyoko's Creamery

Miyoko's Creamery

Redfoo

Redfoo

Stefan Kendal Gordy, better known by his stage name Redfoo, is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, dancer, record producer, and DJ who is best known for being part of the music...
Katrina Adams

Katrina Adams

Katrina Adams is a Former President and Chairman of the US Tennis Association and US Open, former professional tennis player, co-host of We Need To Talk on the CBS SPORTS network, ...
Jessica Adelman

Jessica Adelman

Group Vice President of Corporate Affairs, The Kroger Co. Jessica focuses on reputation management, including external communications and brand public relations, environmental su...
Trent Alenik

Trent Alenik

Trent is the Executive Director of the Jewel Never Broken Program, powered by the Inspiring Children Foundation. Through its award-winning education, mindfulness, entrepreneurial, ...
Kari Armbruster

Kari Armbruster

Zero Hunger | Zero Waste Project Manager at Kroger Kari Armbruster, Zero Hunger | Zero Waste Program Manager, joined Kroger in 2013 and was promoted to her current role in 2018. In...
Rob Beemer

Rob Beemer

Rob Beemer is an Emmy-nominated, award-winning production executive and producer/director/writer with more than 25 years of experience in documentary production. Rob has delivered ...
Patrick Bolden

Patrick Bolden

Patrick Bolden is a business expert with 24 years of beverage experience. Alcohol, non-alcohol, traditional, non-traditional, on and off premise are many aspects of the beverage in...
Shanicia Boswell

Shanicia Boswell

Shanicia Boswell is the founder of Black Moms Blog where she talks parenting, culture, and lifestyle from a black mom's point of view. As a content creator, she wears many hats. De...
Andrea Brookhart

Andrea Brookhart

Dr. Andrea Brookhart is a community pharmacist who is passionate about helping people live healthier lives. In her role, she develops quality patient care programs aimed to improv...
Kushal Chandak

Kushal Chandak

Kushal Chandak is the VP of R&D at PURIS, the largest North American producer of pea protein. He is extremely passionate about product & ingredient development. This passion helps ...
Jonathan Clinthorne

Jonathan Clinthorne

Jon Clinthorne, Ph.D. received his doctorate in Human Nutrition from Michigan State University for his work focusing on diet and immune function. He then completed his post-doctora...

Maggie Corcoran

Natalie Coughlin

Natalie Coughlin

Natalie Coughlin is a 12-time Olympic and 20-time World Championship medalist swimmer. Natalie has been a Brand Ambassador with Luvo Foods since 2015. She works tirelessly with org...
Shannon Cox

Shannon Cox

Shannon currently serves as the 12th Montgomery County Educational Service Center Superintendent, in the organization’s history and is their first female superintendent. Her role...
Pat Coyne

Pat Coyne

Patrick Coyne is a Cincinnati native who has a deep passion for athletic training that is rooted in delivering results. After a lifetime athletic career ended in college due to inj...
Christine Day

Christine Day

Christine Day is the CEO of Luvo, a forward-thinking food company with a focus on bringing real nutrition to the freezer aisle. As the makers of Performance Kitchen meals, Luvo is ...
Becky Diaz

Becky Diaz

Becky Diaz is the Coordinator of Beauty Merchandising for The Kroger Co. Becky began her career with the company in 2005 at dunnhumby/84.51 as a customer insight analyst supporting...
Rachael Doll

Rachael Doll

Rachael is a Family Nurse Practitioner at Mercy Health- Sayler Park Health Center. This one of Mercy’s school-based health centers that serves both the students at Sayler Park El...
Lauren Duncan

Lauren Duncan

Lauren Melanie Duncan is a Cincinnati native and a transgender activist. Lauren currently works at General Electric as a customer programs engineer and acts as co-leader of their l...
Julie Emmett

Julie Emmett

Julie Emmett is the senior director, retail partnerships for the Plant Based Foods Association (PBFA). Julie develops opportunities for PBFA member companies and retailers to achie...
Sean Flanery

Sean Flanery

Sean Flanery, Assistant Brand Manager of Innovation, is responsible for identifying and exploring opportunities to meet the evolving needs of its customers— in service of The Kro...
Justin Flom

Justin Flom

Justin Flom has a magical life. From touring with Country Superstars Florida Georgia Line and creating magic for other stars and companies including Coca-Cola, Hobby Lobby, Lady An...
Dr. Erin Fries

Dr. Erin Fries

Dr. Erin Fries serves as the Chief Clinical Officer for the Mid-American Group of Bon Secours Mercy Health. In her most recent role as the Chief Clinical Officer for the Cincinnati...
Carmen Gaines

Carmen Gaines

Carmen is an entrepreneur, group fitness instructor, NPC Bikini Body Building Competitor, and the mind and heart behind the Women’s Liberation Workshop (WLW), an interactive well...
Samia Gore

Samia Gore

CEO Body Complete RX, Author, and Healthy Lifestyle Advocate Samia Gore is a social media success story. After her initial online exploration to find resources where she could lear...
Dr. Camille Graham

Dr. Camille Graham

Dr. Camille Graham specializes in primary care and pediatrics at Mercy Health - Kenwood Primary Care and Pediatrics & West Chester Primary Care and Pediatrics. She believes every c...
Dr. Robert Graham

Dr. Robert Graham

Chef Robert Graham (MD, MPH, ABOIM, FACP) is a Harvard-trained physician board-certified in Internal and Integrative Medicine, and the Cofounder of FRESH Medicine. Dr. Graham recei...
Crystal Gray

Crystal Gray

Crystal Gray, E-RYT 500, has been teaching yoga since 2006. She loves sharing the gift of yoga with others because it has helped her to transform her life, and she knows it can hel...
Chris Hannan

Chris Hannan

Chris Hannan is the Chief Marketing Officer of Hemp Hydrate, an emerging brand in the rapidly growing CBD health and wellness marketplace. Previously, Chris was the Executive Vice ...
Alex Harbin

Alex Harbin

Born and raised in Cincinnati OH and a background in collegiate and professional sports.. Alex has a vision for fitness that is highly inviting and highly encouraging! No matter yo...
Jason Harrison

Jason Harrison

Jason Harrison co-owns Present Tense Fitness in Dayton, Ohio, and is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, a United States Weightlifting Level 1 coach, and a Functional...
Jay Hartenbach

Jay Hartenbach

As the CEO and co-founder of the health and wellness startup Medterra,Jay Hartenbach passionately pursues his work with the singular purpose of making CBD accessible for all. While...
Colette Heimowitz

Colette Heimowitz

Colette Heimowitz, M.Sc. is the Vice President of Nutrition at Atkins Nutritionals, Inc., and works directly with medical professionals, health influencers, and consumers to educat...
Rachel Heraghty

Rachel Heraghty

Rachel is a Physical Therapist at Mercy Health Orthopaedics and Sports Rehabiliation, Five Mile. She is a certified running coach through the Road Runners Club of America and speci...
Perez Hilton

Perez Hilton

The original influencer, Perez Hilton founded and oversees one of the most iconic websites ever. In addition to his eponymous blog, he is the host of a very successful podcast, has...
Tony Horton

Tony Horton

Tony Horton is an American fitness guru and creator of the best-selling fitness series P90X®, a world-class motivational speaker, and the author of top-selling books Bring It, Cru...
Mark Howard

Mark Howard

Mr. Howard is the Chief of Performance and Accountability for the 11th largest school district in the US supporting over 185,000 students. Mr. Howard provide leadership and superv...
Jennifer Ingram

Jennifer Ingram

Living and leading by example, Jennifer A. Ingram made a career out of her greatest passion- empowering others to embrace their journey, live their truth, and thrive authentically ...
Chelsea Jackson

Chelsea Jackson

Dr. Chelsea Jackson Roberts is an internationally celebrated, yoga teacher, educational researcher and founder of Yoga, Literature, and Art Camp for Teen Girls at Spelman College M...
Harrison Johnson

Harrison Johnson

Harrison Johnson is a recently separated, 10-year United States Army Infantryman. He is the Director of Operations for the FitOps Foundation and a mental health advocate for Vetera...
Natalie Jones

Natalie Jones

Natalie Jones, local radio personality from the Jon and Natalie Show on Cincinnati's Q102 is a lover of all things art, outside, and spandex. She spends her weekdays popping from s...
Julie Jones

Julie Jones

Julie joined American Greetings this year as Vice President, Sales and Shopper Marketing. Prior to her current role at American Greetings, Julie was a sales executive with Procter...
Jesse Karagianes

Jesse Karagianes

Jesse Karagianes VP of Sales, CV Sciences Mr. Karagianes has been instrumental in developing the market for hemp CBD products over the last four years. His extensive knowledge co...
Atz Kilcher

Atz Kilcher

Raised in Alaska with family roots hailing from Switzerland, Atz is a true American cowboy. His life experience includes serving time in the military, hunting, fishing, and buildin...
Tom Kilcourse

Tom Kilcourse

Tom has been with American Greetings for eleven years and is Senior Vice President of North American Sales. He previously was at Hallmark for thirty years, and two years with the N...
Jim Kirby

Jim Kirby

James Kirby is the Senior Director of Pharmacy Services for the Kroger Company. His main responsibilities include: overseeing Kroger’s vaccination, medication therapy management,...
Terry Kitagawa

Terry Kitagawa

Terry Kitagawa, Ph.D. is a digestive health expert with a passion for health education, biohacking and functional medicine. Terry has a doctorate in bioinorganic chemistry from the...
Samuel Kramer

Samuel Kramer

Sam Kramer is the Senior Nutrition Coordinator for The Kroger Company. He is a Registered Dietitian/Licensed Dietitian Nutritionist, Certified Six Sigma Green Belt, and Certified S...
Diana Krauser

Diana Krauser

Diana Krauser is a Category Manager on the Health Care team for The Kroger Co., based in Cincinnati. She is responsible for CBD, Digestive Health, First Aid, Footcare, Eye/Ear Care...
Jordan Kremm

Jordan Kremm

Jordan Kremm is Vice President of Health & Beauty Care for The Kroger Co., based in Cincinnati. She is responsible for Corporate Sales & Merchandising for Health and Beauty Care ac...
Shelly Kwiatkouski

Shelly Kwiatkouski

Shelly Kwiatkouski provides expert guidance in yogic discipline. Through her kinetic insight Shelly teaches students how to access poses by breaking them down from simple to the co...
Margaret Lewis

Margaret Lewis

Margaret Lewis is the Innovation Leader at Kroger Health. In her role, Margaret implements technology solutions for customers and Kroger associates with the primary goal of simplif...
Colleen Lindholz

Colleen Lindholz

Colleen Lindholz is President of Kroger Health, the healthcare arm of The Kroger Co. Kroger Health is one of America’s leading retail healthcare organizations, with over 2,000 ph...
Austin Lucas

Austin Lucas

Austin Lucas serves as the Program Director for the Ohio Suicide Prevention Foundation (OSPF). He manages suicide prevention programming, training, events, education, and resources...
Ashley Martinez

Ashley Martinez

Ashley Martinez is a Culinary Dietitian Project Manager for the Culinary Innovation Center at Kroger in Cincinnati, OH. Ashley began working for the company at the age of 14 and so...
Debbie Matenopoulos

Debbie Matenopoulos

Debbie Matenopoulos is a four-time Emmy® nominee who has successfully sustained her career as a compelling journalist, talk show host, food and lifestyle expert, and bestselling c...
Eric McCallister

Eric McCallister

Eric is an Independently Licensed Clinical Therapist and Alcohol and Drug Counselor. He currently practices at Mercy Clermont Behavioral Health Institute. He has been with Mercy ...
Dr. Jason Mitchell

Dr. Jason Mitchell

Dr. Jason Mitchell is a Naturopathic Doctor certified by the American Naturopathic Medical Certification Board. He is also a member of the American Naturopathic Medical Association...
Liz Moody

Liz Moody

Liz Moody is a writer, cookbook author and podcast host, known for her number one best-selling healthy cookbook, Healthier Together, and her hit podcast, also called Healthier Toge...
Derek Mortland

Derek Mortland

Derek Mortland raced motorcycles for six years before being paralyzed in a racing accident. After a long hiatus, he learned to race again in cars with the National Auto Sport Assoc...
Chef Stuart O'Keeffe

Chef Stuart O'Keeffe

Stuart O’Keeffe is an accomplished celebrity and professional chef known for his healthy, yet hearty meals. He first explored his passion for food while cooking alongside his mot...
Cherrial Odell

Cherrial Odell

Cherrial Odell just graduated high school in Las Vegas, NV. Three years ago, Cherrial joined the Inspiring Children Foundation and became a part of the Jewel Never Broken Program, ...
Jonathan Parker

Jonathan Parker

A world-renowned educator on sleep health and dental sleep medicine and co-founder of the Sleep Performance Institute™, Dr. Parker is an assistant clinical professor at Tufts Uni...
Olivia Pelaez

Olivia Pelaez

Olivia Pelaez is a self-proclaimed 'nutrition junkie' who believes whole-heartedly that food is medicine. She received her Bachelors of Science with Honors in Nutrition and Dieteti...
Clarissa Perez

Clarissa Perez

Clarissa Perez is a proud intern at the Inspiring Children Foundation in Las Vegas, NV. She is a storyteller that voices her experience in being a survivor of domestic violence and...
Melanie Redd

Melanie Redd

Melanie Redd is a strength & conditioning coach in Dayton, Ohio, and the owner of Melanie Redd Performance Training. Specializing in strength and conditioning, functional movement,...
Sunny Reelhorn Parr

Sunny Reelhorn Parr

Sunny serves as the leader of both The Kroger Co. Zero Hunger | Zero Waste Foundation and The Kroger Co. Foundation. In her role, she directs the corporate philanthropic strategy a...
Mark Reinfeld

Mark Reinfeld

Mark Reinfeld is a multi-award winning chef and author of eight books, including the best selling 30 Minute Vegan series and his latest book, The Ultimate Age-Defying Plan. Since 2...
Daniel Rodriguez

Daniel Rodriguez

Daniel Rodriguez is an Army veteran, whose journey from the combat field to the football field was marked by a Bronze Star and Purple Heart.
Amy Rosoff Davis

Amy Rosoff Davis

Amy grew up in Ithaca, NY, where an emphasis on health was instilled from a young age. A born performer, Amy started acting and dancing at the age of five and went on to receive a ...
Jerry Scarlato

Jerry Scarlato

Building a strong, resilient body is the best way to increase your health and wellness for a better you. In our Thrive-4-Strength class, we’ll help you build the strong body you ...
Bayan Sharafi

Bayan Sharafi

Bayan Sharif is a bodybuilder, entrepreneur, and baker who combines his passion for fitness with his love of desserts. After winning the 2017 Muscle Insider Best Protein Chef compe...
Jessica Shields

Jessica Shields

Jessie is the Wellness Specialist for Campbell County, Kentucky where she works at the Campbell County Wellness / Senior Center. Jessie is a gentle yoga and tai chi for arthritis ...
Bill Shinton

Bill Shinton

After earning a PharmD degree in Pharmacy from the Ohio Northern University in Ada, Ohio, Bill Shinton joined Kroger as a pharmacist in the Cincinnati Division in 2003. From there ...
Iris Simpson Bush

Iris Simpson Bush

Iris Simpson Bush has been with the Flying Pig since its inception in a number of capacities, from board member to executive director. She has helped lead the “Pig” from a nove...
Aaron Slusher

Aaron Slusher

Aaron is the owner of Achieve Peak Performance in Cincinnati, OH. He specializes in a holistic approach by utilizing four principles when coaching his athletes. The four principl...
Julie Smolyansky

Julie Smolyansky

Julie Smolyansky became the youngest female CEO of a publicly held firm at the age of 27 when she took over Lifeway Foods, the company her refugee parents founded over 30 years ago...
Tajuan Stoker

Tajuan Stoker

Tajuan is the President/CEO of RedeemWell. Tajuan created RedeemWell to offer unique and simple wellness approaches for employers. Furthermore, Tajuan wanted to create a company th...
Paul Sturkey

Paul Sturkey

Growing up in a family of food lovers (his father was the Chef of the famous Tangier restaurant and his mother a home economics teacher), Paul Sturkey fell in love with cooking fro...
Eric Surkamp

Eric Surkamp

Patience, persistence, hard work, confidence, preparation – the skills and characteristics that vaulted Eric Surkamp to success as a Major League Baseball pitcher has served him ...
Carolyn Tastad

Carolyn Tastad

Carolyn leads P&G’s North America business and operations, which includes the U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico. North America is P&G’s largest and most profitable region, accounti...
Lori Taylor

Lori Taylor

Lori Taylor is the Founder & CEO of The Produce Moms®?, a lifestyle media brand and community of passionate fresh produce advocates with a mission to inspire everyone, especially ...
Dr. Michael Todd

Dr. Michael Todd

Michael U. Todd, MD, currently serves as the Bon Secours Mercy Health Vice President of Business Development. Dr. Todd is responsible for clinical strategy and oversight for collab...
Alex Trott

Alex Trott

Alex Trott, Senior Client Lead, graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Miami University and is responsible for natural foods merchandising at 84.51°, a wholly-owned ...
Monica Turner

Monica Turner

Monica Turner is the Senior Vice President, NA Sales and leads P&G Sales in North America, which represents approximately 44% of P&G’s total business. She has the responsibility ...
Teri Turner

Teri Turner

Teri Turner is the creator of the popular food and lifestyle blog no crumbs left. Formerly an event producer, she has always been committed to bringing magic into the kitchen when ...
Amanda Valentine

Amanda Valentine

CMA award-winning radio personality and Pound This podcast host Amanda Valentine is on a mission to inspire a healthier lifestyle through wellness and fitness. She uses her own dra...
Elizabeth Vennefron

Elizabeth Vennefron

Elizabeth Vennefron, RDN, LD is a Registered Dietitian with a Bachelor’s of Science Degree from the University of Cincinnati. Elizabeth completed her Supervised Practice through ...
Evan Walker

Evan Walker

Evan Walker is Senior Corporate Engagement Officer with World Wildlife Fund (WWF), the leading global environmental nonprofit. At WWF, Evan works with business leaders to advance s...
Allison Warrell

Allison Warrell

Allison Warrell is a bodybuilder, trainer, entrepreneur and little person with achondroplasia dwarfism who defies the odds every day to pursue the healthy life of her dreams. Stand...
Kristi Wasmer

Kristi Wasmer

Kristi Wasmer is Senior Vice President of Retail Sales at Viacom Nickelodeon Consumer Products. With more than 20 years in the licensing and retail industry, Kristi oversees Nickel...
Dr. Marc Watkins

Dr. Marc Watkins

As Chief Medical Officer and Vice President, Dr. Watkins oversees all medical-related aspects for the Kroger Co. This includes enterprise-wide leadership through the development an...
Dr. Amelia Wiggins

Dr. Amelia Wiggins

Dr. Amelia Wiggins is a board-certified fellowship-trained sports medicine, orthopaedic surgeon. She serves as the Director of the Mercy Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Women’s C...
Selena Williams

Selena Williams

Selena Williams is a student in the Jewel Never Broken Program, and cites the mindfulness and emotional intelligence tools it gave to her as the most impactful foundation she has g...
Ryan Wolfington

Ryan Wolfington

Ryan Wolfington is an entrepreneur who helped build and restructure companies; now, he's a philanthropist who founded The Inspiring Children Foundation. In his entrepreneur career ...
Nick Yoder

Nick Yoder

Nick Yoder oversees multiple policies and practice-related initiatives that help state education agencies (SEAs) as they plan, develop, and implement statewide policies and practic...

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Oct 11-13, 2019 @ Duke Energy Center