MEET OUR EXPERT TEAM

 
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John Librett, PhD, MPH

Health Promotion & Education

While in medical school, John was diagnosed with cancer. As a result of his experience, John found his passion is improving the lives of individuals suffering from catastrophic illness and injury. As a cancer survivor, Dr. Librett is a past member of the Lance Armstrong Foundation's Public Health Advisory Board, Clinical Director of the American Medical Athletic Association's Clinical Advisory Board and past chair of a White House Federal Interagency Health Council. Dr. Librett is a former health scientist with the Centers for Disease Control and Institute Clinical Conference Series in Preventive Medicine. Dr. Librett is recognized for his leadership in preventive medicine, clinical translation and health policy.

Beth Winter, MNT

Master Nutrition Therapist

Beth is a Master Nutrition Therapist that specializes in oncology nutrition, including ketogenic diets, nutritional support during treatment and support for cancer cachexia. Beth is a survivor of malignant melanoma and used the ketogenic and low-carb methods as part of her own journey back to health. Beth studied under keto experts, Patricia Daly, author of The Ketogenic Kitchen and Jess Kelley, co-author of The Metabolic Approach to Cancer. Beth works with cancer patients and cancer survivors to helped them reach their nutritional goals and optimal health. In 2015, she graduated from a nationally accredited program at the Nutrition Therapy Institute in Denver, Colorado. Beth’s holistic approach to health and nutrition allows her to care for each client’s “whole” being. Proper nutrition is the foundation of lasting health and vibrant well-being. Beth will teach you the art and science behind developing a diet and lifestyle based on your unique situation and biochemical makeup. As a holistic nutritionist, mother, cancer survivor, thriver, and enthusiastic epicurean, Beth's desire is to revolutionize how people approach their own health.

Michael Cerami, DC

Dr. Cerami has been in practice since 1985 and is dedicated to helping people experience more out of life by maximizing the body’s healing and performance energies. This is done through the removal of structural, neurological and soft tissue distortions and tension. He uses a multitude of techniques and tools to help his clients get maximum benefits as quickly as possible. As the director of Utah Sports and Wellness, his objective is to bring the latest and best clinical protocols and resources to his patients so they can get well faster without the need for drugs, surgery or long treatment plans.

Emily Yeates, MS, CHES

Emily Yeates has a Master’s degree in Health Promotion and Education, and is also a Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES), and a 200 hr yoga alliance certified yoga instructor. Emily’s practice is focused on integrative health modalities and behavioral interventions that use mind-body approaches as a means to create lasting behavior change.

 

Amanda Speer, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Amanda Speer believes all of us are on some form of journey. Sometimes our journeys are smooth, other times they're complicated and maybe frightening. Very few people create and sustain change all alone. Community is essential and it can be fun. There are so many directions to head and goals to accomplish on our journeys.  Amanda's passion is working with individuals leading people and groups on their paths. A cancer diagnosis generally creates a new path for those diagnosed, as well as care givers and loved ones. Amanda, works with individuals and groups on processing, planning, leading, and updating our paths to success.

 

Esther Ewel, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Esther is a licensed clinical social worker. She began her work as an intern at the Road Home. She has worked in substance abuse treatment for over 10 years at Volunteers of America, Utah, the House of Hope, and the Cancer Wellness House. She has extensive experience in trauma work. She is currently working with children who have trauma, providing Dialectic Behavioral Therapy. She is trained in eye movement desensitization and reprocessing, and Dailectic Behavioral Therapy. Esther went on a study abroad in 1998 to Jerusalem. This changed the course of her life and helped her gain a passion for helping oppressed people and those who didn't have a voice to speak for themselves.

 

Art O'Connor, Exercise Physiologist

Functional Fitness

Art O'Connor is the founder of a strength and conditioning program SAFE which is based on the principle that our body is a creation of our beliefs.  Art received his degree at the University of Utah, Department of Exercise and Sport Science. Training a learning from experts such as Pavel Tsatsouline, Art is focused on helping individuals improve their functional fitness so they can enjoy a more fulfilling physical and spiritual life. In the pursuit of chasing our financial dreams Art believes we have abandoned our bodies. No matter where you are physically you can do something. If your goal is to simply be able to chase your grandkids around or to win your age group at an Ironman Art is here to get you there.  Working with individuals who have had a catastrophic diagnosis, such as cancer, requires a deep understanding of physiology, such as mictochondria, response to exercise. Through the SAFE program, we will personalized your functional fitness protocols, to assure you have great health outcomes.