nEI Advisory Board & Faculty

Deedra Mason, ND, Director of Clinical Education & Research nutraMetrix Educational Institute


Dr. Mason is a Naturopathic Physician, emphasizing complimentary approaches to chronic disease. Dr. Mason uses a diverse combination of naturopathic medicine, western botanical medicine, physiotherapy, and conventional medical therapies to recover each individual’s full potential for wellness.

She completed her undergraduate work at Pacific University, then began her study of Naturopathic Medicine, graduating from National College of Naturopathic Medicine. While working within her community, through “The Willamette Wellness Community,” an outreach project connecting health professionals with their neighborhood, she came to lecture about the benefits of natural approaches to health and healthy aging. She lectures on a wide range of topics, spanning childhood development, healthful aging and nutrigenomics.

Dr. Mason is known in professional circles for her passionate lectures, commitment to quality patient care and the advancement of professional education, both within, and outside her field.

Dr. Mason is proud to be the Clinical Director for the nutraMetrix Educational Institute.

Milan Moore, MD, MPH


Dr. Moore resides in the Seattle Area with his wife, Sandra, where they are the Local Coordinators for the Seattle/Tacoma Area. He has two sons, and the older son is currently a freshman at Harvard.

Dr. Moore served 10 years of Active Duty in the US Army, Completing his service as Chief of Orthopedics at Fort Hood, Texas.

  • Graduate of Yale with Distinction in the Major of Economics
  • Medical Doctorate and Masters in Public Health from Harvard
  • Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeon and Fellowship Trained Joint Replacement Specialist in Private Practice, Seattle, Washington.

Nancy J. Miller-Ihli, PhD


Dr. Nancy Miller-Ihli owns Savvy Selections which is a nutritional consulting company. Her current focus is community-based nutrition education and she also enjoys working with health professionals helping them to implement customized wellness programs in their practice.

Dr. Miller-Ihli served as USDA’s National Program Leader for Nutrition for the US. She has a PhD in Analytical Chemistry from the University of Maryland. She conducted nutrition-related research for 25+ years during which time she authored more than 70 peer-reviewed scientific publications and 1 patent.

Dr. Miller-Ihli wrote a white paper on obesity for the White House. She has received research funding from the United States Dept of Agriculture, the National Institutes of Health, the Food and Drug Administration and the Environmental Protection Agency. She is an expert on trace element analysis, the development of reference materials for food analysis and she did extensive research on absorption and bioavailability.

Dr. Nancy loves translating science into usable information that people can use to improve their health. She lives near Annapolis, MD with her husband Kevin and her beloved dogs who she volunteers with at healthcare facilities.

Daniel J. Witkowski, MD, FACOG, FACLM


Dr. Dan Witkowski is a board certified Obstetrician/Gynecologist and Lifestyle Medicine Physician. He is the co-founder, with his wife Pamela, of Lifestyle Design MD, a program where they educate individuals, families, and other medical practitioners.

Dr. Witkowski currently practices Obstetrics and Gynecology at Women’s Healthcare Associates, in Melrose, Massachusetts and serves as Chairman of the Obstetrics and Gynecology Department at Hallmark Health Systems.

  • Certification in Plant Based Nutrition: T. Colin Campbell Foundation, Cornell University, 2012
  • Board Certification Obstetrics and Gynecology, 1995
  • Internship and Residency: Obstetrics and Gynecology at Sinai Hospital Baltimore, MD, 1993
  • Doctor of Medicine: Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, MA, 1989
  • American College of Lifestyle Medicine
  • Institute of Lifestyle Medicine
  • American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Fellow
  • Massachusetts Medical Society
  • New England Obstetrics and Gynecology Society
  • American College of Lifestyle Medicine, Fellow

Ed Flores, MD


Dr. Edward Flores is a Triple board certified physician who specializes in Pulmonary, Sleep and Internal Medicine. Dr. Flores has been in private practice for 28 years and continues to practice in Conroe, Tx at Conroe Regional Medical Center as a Critical Care Physician.

  • Rice University. Bachelor of Science
  • University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston Texas. Doctor of Medicine
  • University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston Texas. Residency Internal Medicine
  • University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio Texas. Fellowship Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
  • Fellow American College of Chest Physicians
  • Director Respiratory Therapy. Conroe Regional Medical Center Hospital
  • Director Respiratory Therapy Lone Star College Woodlands Texas
  • Director Critical Care Cornerstone Hospital Conroe Texas
  • Board Certified Internal Medicine
  • Board Certified Pulmonary Medicine
  • Board Certified Sleep Medicine

Stephen E. Mercer, MD, PhD


Dr. Mercer is a physician in private practice in the Princeton, NJ area. He is Board Certified in Dermatopathology and Anatomic Pathology and specializes in the microscopic diagnosis of skin cancers, cutaneous lymphomas, and life-threatening inflammatory diseases of the skin.

Dr. Mercer also has a PhD in Cancer Biology and is a faculty member at Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York City, where he teaches residents and medical students in the Departments of Dermatology and Pathology.

He has contributed over 50 articles and book chapters to the medical literature in the fields of molecular carcinogenesis and novel cutaneous diseases.

Prior to attending medical school, Dr. Mercer earned both a BS in Exercise Physiology and an MS in Human Physiology and published multiple works in the fields of human performance evaluation and enhancement and molecular signal transduction.

Michael D. Chesner, MD


Specializing in Cardiology, Dr. Michael Chesner provides personalized treatment plans for patients with heart & cardiovascular conditions near Long Beach, NY.

Dr. Michael Chesner graduated from Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University in 1987 before completing a residency in Internal Medicine at Bronx Municipal Hospital Center / Albert Einstein College of Medicine. He then completed a fellowship in Cardiovascular Medicine at North Shore – Long Island Jewish Health System.

Dr. Chesner lives in Long Island with his wife and four dogs. He is the team physician for the Brooklyn Warriors Hockey Club. He is an avid New York Rangers, Mets, Jets, and unfortunately a Knicks fan. Dr. Chesner also enjoys competitive BBQ.

Emitis Hosoda, MD


Dr. Emitis (Emi) Hosoda is Board-Certified in Internal Medicine. She graduated Magna Cum Laude with a degree in Molecular Biology from University of Texas at Austin. She received her Medical Degree from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, where she was elected to Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society. After an internship in OB/GYN at New York Hospital Cornell Medical Center, she completed her Internal Medicine Residency at Parkland Memorial Hospital, Dallas.

As a board-certified doctor in internal medicine with postgraduate education in holistic health and functional medicine, Doctor Emi’s approach to healing is guided by her belief in the body’s ability to repair itself. She utilizes the full spectrum of integrative medicine, incorporating conventional, complementary, and allopathic therapies to help people achieve optimal health. Doctor Emi comes from a long lineage of respected physicians and considers it a privilege to serve in the same profession.

Sharon Lawrence, RDN, LDN


Sharon is a recognized leader in science-based nutrition education and health promotion with over 40 years of experience as a clinical dietitian, integrative nutritionist, health educator and motivational speaker.

Her former affiliations include: Founder and President of Nutrition Dynamics Health & Healing Center, Clinical Instructor for SUNY Buffalo & VCU Medical Center, Special Studies Faculty at the Chautauqua Institution, Co-Author of “The Grocery Guide to Healthy Food”, Regional Media Spokesperson for the American Dietetic Association and National Spokesperson for the American Menopause Foundation.

Sharon serves as a consultant to numerous medical practices and clinics throughout the country, providing guidance with customized implementation of nutritional, complementary and integrative medical therapies to optimize patient health. She lectures nationally to physicians, allied health professionals and patients on new advances in functional and integrative medicine approaches.

With a personal mission “to educate, motivate and empower individuals to take charge of their health”, Sharon is considered to be one of the ten “Most Influential Women” in Western New York health care. She is a frequent featured guest of health segments on TV and radio.