Chair: Dr. Mark Gomez
Co-chair: Chad Earl, BS, CSCS
Co-chair: Larry B. Love, BS, ATC, CSCS
Co-chair: Sherrin Ross Ingram
Dr. Mark Gomez:
Dr. Gomez earned his Doctor of Medicine degree from Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine in June 2004. He completed both his internship and residency training at Loyola University Medical Center in June 2007. He became board-certified in Internal Medicine by the American Board of Internal Medicine in October 2007. He has been in private practice with Edward Medical Group, the primary care group of Edward Hospital in Naperville, Illinois, since September 2007. He has held multiple leadership positions within this organization. Dr. Gomez’s approach to healthcare is comprehensive and personalized, allowing for the transfer of education and knowledge to his patients, thereby fostering empowerment and overall self-accountability. He believes that each patient is their own biggest advocate and works tirelessly with every individual to achieve their self-directed healthcare goals.
Dr. Gomez is co-owner of MediFit Wellness Group. MediFit Wellness Group is a Healthcare Practice Management Corporation. It specializes in wellness information management, patient assessment, and chronic disease prevention or intervention. Medifit collaborates with practitioners from traditional, complementary, alternative and sport based health disciplines to complete the evalution-treatment continum. Learn more about MediFit Wellness Group
His passion for medicine came early if life at age 9, when he witnessed a severe asthma attack during a Sunday morning church service that afflicted his identical twin brother, Brian, who did survive this event. It was in that exact moment of suffering that Dr. Gomez knew his life’s calling. He vowed to try his best to end suffering and disease in all people by promoting risk factor/disease awareness, adopting healthy behaviors, implementing treatment strategies, and striving for a goal of optimizing health.
Not only has he been heavily involved in health campaigns across local communities, his efforts have led to international missions to Central and South America, working in clinics and hospitals promoting global health wellness. In his spare time, Dr. Gomez enjoys relaxing, cooking, and traveling with his family. His wife, Tiffany, is his best friend and biggest supporter. They reside in Plainfield, Illinois with their beautiful daughter. Contact Dr. Gomez and the co-chairs at firstname.lastname@example.org
Chad, co-owner of MediFit Wellness Group, earned his undergraduate degree in dietetics from Bradley University, in May 2000. He also was certified in personal training in the fall of that same year by the American Council on Exercise. Shortly after graduation his employment was changed from part time to full time with S.C.O.R.E. Basketball Academy for girls of Naperville Illinois. There his primary responsibility was the development of physical ability and nutrition plans for the youth participants ranging in age from 10 to 18 years of age. The programming over a course of 2 years expanded from team counseling and program design, to one on one exercise specialization routines, injury prevention plans, sport recovery programs, male counterpart program offerings, and adult health improvement programming options. That job however was limited to after school hours only, and so an early morning and daytime employment was sought out and became available at Balley’s Total Fitness in Lombard and Edward Health and Fitness Hospital Campus in downtown Naperville. Once there within a matter of several months he quickly became a sought after trainer combining nutritional insights, health education, intense workouts, humor, and a unique perspective on personal behavior. The clientele in each location steadily increased and within three years he left the employment of both the fitness and basketball companies and started his own wellness practice Dupage Fitness and Rehabilitation in February 2004.
Dupage Fitness and Rehabilitation has grown over the years from a one man operation to a staff of two physical therapists, two personal trainers one of which is a Yoga and Pilates instructor, and a clinical massage therapist. The business hours of operation are seven days a week 5:00 a.m. to 9:00p.m. appointment only. Chad has practiced personal training, health coaching, behavior modification and sport performance training for over 14 years. He has deepened his knowledge of nutrition, exercise, and behavior counseling by taking countless nutrition and exercise seminars and graduate courses dealing with specialized wellness topics. Currently he is taking courses in the Benedictine Masters of Nutrition and Wellness Program, in pursuit of a C.H.E.S. and C.C.N. certification. In furthering his education in nutrition and wellness a new vision was formed were medicine and complimentary wellness services can combine.
The Medifit Wellness Group was born and Co-founded in 2012 with the goal of transforming patient care and management within the current health paradigm. Chad prides himself on being flexible, supportive, and attentive to meet the unique needs of his client base. He is an active member in the local community belonging to the following organizations : National Strength and Conditioning Association – member; NAACP - Health committee member, Dupage AME Church – Vice president of the Health Ministry. Personally, Chad lives in Naperville Illinois and has been married for 11 years to his soul mate Tabia Earl and they have two beautiful boys together, Chad and Winston.
Larry B. Love:
Larry, co-owner of MediFit Wellness Group, received his Bachelor of Science degree in Sports Medicine fromIllinois State University. Larry is both a Board Certified and Licensed Athletic Trainer governed by the Illinois and National Athletic Trainer’s Associations. Larry’s clinical experience as a Sports Medicine Specialist takes a prevention to performance perspective; per in populations that include orthopedic and performance, weight loss and corrective exercise, community coaching/education.
As an Athletic Trainer, Larry has optimized the levels of many professional and recreational athletes for over 20 years. Larry specializes is evaluation, prevention, treatment, and functional rehabilitation of all athletic injuries. He also combines his clinical training with fitness and corrective lifestyle certifications to bring a wellness aspect to his programming. This dual focus on sports performance and health span expansion creates a sought after philosophy in the industry and made him a speaker, trainer, mentor, and performance coach in heavy demand.
Larry also has earned a Master’s Certification as a Life Potential Practitioner (Wellness Track) from the Institute for Professional Empowerment Coaching. This Certification has helped shape Larry’s life philosophy; creating and maintain a life of balance through addressing physical, behavioral, and personal challenges. Personally, Larry is active in the community belonging to the following organizations: Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., NAACP - Health Committee, and DuPage AME Church - President of the Health Ministry.
Larry’s words to live by are “To be among the elite is not enough, for you must always strive to be the best, so when there is a bridge to cross the only obstacle in the way is yourself.”
Sherrin Ross Ingram:
Sherrin is CEO of the International Center for Strategic Planning and chief strategist for The Strategic Thinker's Mastermind. She is also an attorney, founder of The Foundation for Real Nutrition and Sustainable Living (an organization she founded after witnessing the positive dramatic effects that a diet of nutrient rich food had on her son's recovery from Autism), a best-selling author and a frequent keynote speaker at meetings and conferences. Contact Sherrin Ross Ingram at email@example.com
1. Provide educational information through media and newsletter
2. Understand and interpret health care laws and how they affect the community; contact local representation to appeal
3. Be in communication with Health leads on state level, and national level
4. Recommend to the Executive Committee matters that require direct action
5. Complete monthly report
The Elected Officers of the Executive Committee
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