Liz Crocker's working career has included teaching, broadcasting,
writing for newspapers and magazines, and running several businesses.
She has owned and run a children's bookstore since 1978 and now has an
environmental business with five stores across Canada. Liz has held
leadership positions with a number of health care organizations and is
Vice President of the Institute for Family-Centered Care.
Johnson is President and Chief Executive Officer of the Institute for
Family-Centered Care in Bethesda, Maryland. She is a nurse and a trustee
of several organizations. She has provided on-site technical assistance
and training to over 100 hospitals in North America and worked with the
Association of American Medical Colleges on family-centered practice.
She is the co-author of several books and the producer of award-winning
films in the field.
Miriam Erick, M.S., R.D., is a registered dietitian at The Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston. She is a member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and an educational affiliate of the
American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. In 2012, she received an Award
in Clinical Excellence 2012 from the Women's Health Dietetic Practice
Ellen Coleman, M.A., M.P.H. is an exercise physiologist and registered dietitian in Riverside, CA. She has competed in the Ironman Triathlon in Hawaii twice and in numerous marathons and 200-mile bicycle races.
Nathan J. Smith, MD is Professor of Pediatrics and Orthopedics (Sports Medicine) Emeritus at the University of Washington School of Medicine in Seattle. He is a Fellow of the American College of Pediatrics and the American College of Sports Medicine.
Bonnie Roberts, PhD is Professor and Director of the Nutritional Sciences Program at the University of Washington, Seattle. She has swum competitively and is the top ranked age-group tennis player in the Pacific Northwest.
Mark Renneker, MD, ABFP, is a Diplomat, American
Family Practice, Member of the American Teachers of Preventive
Medicine, the American Cancer Education and The Surfer's Medical
Association (founder and president).
Alvin R. Mahrer, Ph.D., is Professor Emeritus at the School of Psychology at the University of Ottawa. A fellow of the American Psychological Association and past president of its Psychotherapy Division, Dr. Mahrer has published eleven books on experiential psychotherapy and holds dozens of lectures, and workshops each year in Africa, Asia and Europe.