About Us

Our team

Our Team

At BoneCoach™, we take pride in working with the best to deliver the best - the best evidence-based information; the best support; the best natural solutions for building strong bones and leading active lives.

Our team members are some of the best in their respective fields, and they’ve got the credentials and experience to show for it.

Our Team

Our Program Experts

Kevin Ellis

Kevin Ellis

Founder of BoneCoach™ & Osteoporosis "Thriver"

Kevin is an Integrative Nutrition Certified Health Coach, Stronger Bones Solution™ Program Instructor, osteoporosis "thriver," and founder of BoneCoach™.

He has made it his mission to help over 1+ million people around the globe address bone loss, build bone strength, stop fearing fracture, and lead active lives. He's most famous for helping people with osteopenia and osteoporosis gain clarity and confidence that improving is possible.

Marcelle Pick

Marcelle Pick

OB/GYN NP, FMP

Marcelle Pick is an OB/GYN Nurse Practitioner, Functional Medicine Practitioner, and an educator at The Institute for Functional Medicine. She is the best-selling author of multiple books on adrenals, hormones, and women’s health and is the host of the Adrenal Solutions Summit. Over the course of 30+ years, she has helped thousands of women get to the root of their health issues so they can lead their best, healthiest lives. She’s appeared on Dr. Oz, FOX, ABC, PBS, and multiple women’s health magazines...And she helps women in our program feel confident in their bone health approach.

Betty Murray

Betty Murray

PhD-C, MS, CN, IFMCP

Betty is a Certified Functional Medicine Practitioner with a Master of Science in Human Nutrition and Biochemistry, a Master of Science in Integrative & Functional Nutrition, and is currently a PhD-candidate researching the complex interaction of women’s sex hormones and IBS. She is also the Founder and CEO of a Functional Medicine Center, where she leads a team of Functional Medicine Practitioners, MDs, coaches, nutritionists, counselors, and therapists. She is frequently featured as a sought-after speaker and subject matter expert on FOX, NBC, and CBS. She helps women in our programs get the root of their bone loss and health issues.

Dr. Sherri Betz

Dr. Sherri Betz

DPT & Osteoporosis Exercise Expert

Dr. Sherri is a Doctor of Physical Therapy, board certified Geriatric Specialist, Liaison to the National Osteoporosis Foundation, an advisor to the American Bone Health organization, Chair of Bone Health SIG, nationally certified Pilates teacher, and certified exercise expert for aging adults with over 25+ years experience in this field. She has served on the National Osteoporosis Foundation Exercise and Rehabilitation Advisory Council and is the director of a group of physical therapy clinics specializing in geriatric exercise, orthopedic rehabilitation, and osteoporosis. Her focus and passion are in helping people with osteoporosis develop safe and effective exercise plans using physical therapy, yoga, pilates, and bone-strong/bone-safe exercises backed by research.

Amanda Li

Amanda Natividad-Li

Registered Dietician & Chef

Amanda is a Registered Dietitian based in Canada with a Masters in Nutrition and a love for the Culinary Arts. She is also a university professor who can take complex nutrition topics and simplify them so that the average person can understand. Her extensive nutrition background coupled with her passion and skills as a culinary chef helps people craft delicious meals to support good bone health. She encourages, educates, and equips women in our program with hands-on food skills so mealtimes are practical, enjoyable, and delicious!

Amanda Linton

Amanda Linton

Registered Dietician

Amanda Linton is a Registered Dietitian in Ontario, Canada. Amanda’s passion for nutrition was ignited during a food politics course while obtaining an Honors Bachelor of Arts with a concentration in Sociology from the University of Toronto. Later on, Amanda pursued a degree in dietetics, and her passion for nutritional science has only grown. She acknowledges the complexity of food. It is a wonderful vehicle which cannot only bring health but can communicate love and appreciation for others. She believes the best way to achieve all those objectives is by getting back to basics. This means cooking with whole foods when possible. However, she never wants to let perfectionism be the enemy of good. Outside of nutrition Amanda loves renovating her 1890s home with her husband.

Polina Rikoun

Polina Rikoun

Stress Reduction & Sleep

Polina has a PhD from Harvard, plus over 1,000 hours of training in holistic wellness, including Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy, Hatha Yoga, Yoga Nidra, various meditation styles and other modalities. She has extensive knowledge and training in helping people reclaim their physical, emotional, and mental health. She's a kind soul with an incredible heart, a soothing voice, and the ability to help people break through emotional struggles, achieve new levels of inner peace, improve their sleep quality, and develop a sense of calm... even when our external environment encourages otherwise.

Danya Joy

Danya Fredette

RN, IFMCP

Danya is a Registered Nurse, Certified Functional Medicine Practitioner through IFM, and Certified Health Coach who loves working with women to empower them on their health journeys, get to the root cause of symptoms, and teach them how to advocate for themselves in the world of complex healthcare. It is her greatest joy to watch people heal themselves against the odds and learn to trust that their bodies are working for them and not against them.

Donna Gamble

Donna Gamble

PT, NCPT, Osteoporosis Expert

Donna has a degree in Physical Therapy and has served her community in Greensboro, NC for over 36 years. She worked in acute care, as a Cardiopulmonary Clinical Specialist, as well as in short-term care, long-term care, assisted living, home health, and outpatient orthopedic physical therapy. She is trained in Pilates by Balanced Body and is a Nationally Certified Pilates Teacher with 12 years of experience. She has owned PT Pilates for 9 years where she combines the modalities of physical therapy and pilates to help her clients reduce pain, improve function, gain confidence, and achieve better fitness and health. She was diagnosed with Osteoporosis herself in her early 30s and has lost both her mother and grandmother to it so she is very passionate about helping those with osteopenia and osteoporosis exercise optimally so they can build stronger bones!

Tania Derlis

Tania Derlis

Client Success Coach, Holistic Nutritionist & Chef

Tania is a Client Success Coach, Certified Nutritional Practitioner, and Chef who loves helping others achieve their health and wellness goals. After several years of working in education and social work, Tania went through her own health journey which led her back to school to study culinary arts and holistic nutrition. This led her down a new career path supporting & empowering people going through their own health challenges to get to a better state of health through holistic approaches.

Jill Guthrie

Jill Guthrie

Client Success Coach & Certified Integrative Nutrition Coach

Jill is a Certified Integrative Nutrition Health Coach, a Certified International Health Coach, and a Client Success Coach who enjoys guiding people to discover food and lifestyle choices that best support their current and future health goals. Incorporating a holistic and natural approach, Jill works with people to overcome battles with emotional eating and addictive behaviors. She helps people reduce stress, strengthen their immune systems, increase joy, and influence a positive mindset. As an avid runner and osteoporosis thriver, Jill is passionate about helping others gain the tools and knowledge to increase energy, vitality, and purpose.

Lisa McMurtrie

Lisa McMurtrie

Client Success Coach & Certified Holistic Nutritionist

Lisa is a Certified Holistic Nutritionist (CNP) and Client Success Coach, with 6 years of experience personal training and teaching yoga full-time. Her journey began with her own struggles, including emotional eating, anxiety, and a perfectionistic mindset which eventually led her to burnout. Her personal experience drives her passion for helping clients simplify their path to achieving balance with their health and wellness goals. Lisa describes her holistic approach as informed by science and ignited by the soul. She is empathetic and empowers her clients to regain self-trust–providing them with the tools, strategies, and support they need for transformative and sustainable change.

Rebekah Barkowitz

Rebekah Barkowitz

Client Success Coach & Certified Functional Nutrition Counselor

Rebekah is a Certified Functional Nutrition Counselor (FNC), Certified Professional Coactive Coach (CPCC) and holds a certificate on trauma informed coaching. She is also a Reiki Master Teacher, and has a Master's in Management of Human Services. She is a strong proponent of making educated and informed decisions, and loves working with BoneCoach clients to help them take control of their health. She has a strong passion for equity and inclusion. Rebekah is also a nationally certified (inactive) sign language interpreter and enjoys working with our Deaf and hard-of-hearing clients.

Sharron Hickman

Sharron Hickman

Client Success Coach, RN & Functional Medicine Health Coach

Sharron is an RN, Functional Medicine Health Coach, Whole Health Educator, and Success Coach, educating patients on managing health conditions during her extensive nursing career. Sensing there must be more involved in a person's health than managing symptoms and propelled by her passion for health, food, and cooking, she began an educational journey into holistic health and functional medicine science. Sharron is passionate about empowering clients with knowledge of how the body works and how our daily diet and lifestyle choices massively impact our health, while providing strategies for making sustainable change and becoming the driver of their own health.

Jan Chamberlain

Jan Chamberlain

Functional Labs Coach

BA, KSU; Nutritional Endocrinology, BioIndividual Nutrition, and Labwork Practitioner; Yoga RYT500/LYT Yoga200 Instructor; Pain Free for Life, Health By Ratio Functional Movement, & Tune Up Fitness Self Myofascial Release certification; Transpersonal Energy Healing Therapist; Feng Shui Practitioner; over 40 years experience in the Wellness Industry.
In addition to her work with Bone Coach, Jan teaches yoga & fitness classes at Snow College in Utah. She and her husband of 40 years have 4 daughters, 10 grandchildren, and 2 rescue dogs. Jan’s passions include animal rescue, gardening, pickleball, quilting, spinning yarn, knitting, crocheting, sewing, wardrobe & color analysis, tap dancing, yoga, handstands & arm balances, genealogy, and anything involving her grandchildren.

Our Advisory Board

Dr. James Norman

Dr. James (Jim) Norman

MD, FACS, FACE

Dr. Jim Norman is founder of the Norman Parathyroid Center and is recognized as one of the world's foremost experts on parathyroid disease. He has treated more parathyroid patients than any other doctor in over 25+ years of surgical practice. He and his team have performed nearly 60,000 parathyroid operations. Parathyroid disease is a contributor to bone loss and osteoporosis. You can find Dr. Jim Norman at parathyroid.com

Dr. Jamie Mitchell

Dr. Jamie Mitchell

MD, FACS

Dr. Jamie Mitchell is a distinguished endocrine surgeon specializing in parathyroid disease and parathyroid surgeries. Dr. Mitchell received his medical degree from Georgetown University School of Medicine and completed general surgery training at Beth Israel Deaconess, a Harvard Medical School. Recognized for his exemplary research and technical expertise, Dr. Mitchell joined the Norman Parathyroid Center in 2014 after seven years at the Cleveland Clinic. He is noted for his contributions to advanced ultrasound techniques for neck tumors and has published over 30 scientific publications. Dr. Mitchell helps patients with parathyroid disease finally overcome this cause of osteoporosis. Learn more about his work at parathyroid.com

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Our Content Team

Madison Allen

Madison Allen

Head of Operations & Content

Madison is a passionate operations leader, writer, editor, and speaker with a heart for serving women. She earned a Master’s in Exercise Science from George Washington University and went on to teach as an adjunct professor and research associate with specializations in behavior change and motivation science at her Alma Mater. After leaving academia, she started holistic wellness counseling with women struggling with disordered eating and chronic dieting. After six years of helping clients, Madison moved into larger operational roles managing teams of coaches, business consultants, and content teams across multiple industries, which led her to joining the BoneCoach™ team as their Head of Operations & Content in 2021.

Anisha Rao, MPP

Anisha Rao, MPP

Content Contributor

Anisha holds a Master of Public Policy from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, and a Bachelor of Arts in Health Administration and Public Policy, a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, and a Minor in Management of Aging Services. For over the past 11 years, Anisha has served as a public health advocate, educating and leading workshops to encourage self-management and advocacy of our holistic, biopsychosocial health and wellness. Today, Anisha passionately serves as a subject matter expert and contributing writer within the public health and medical arenas, especially for various patient care facilities and patient support resources. Anisha has also partnered with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to create national provider resources.

Michael Healey, M.Ed.

Michael Healey, M.Ed.

Content Contributor

Michael Healy creates high-quality, research-based, original health and medical content for the BoneCoach™ team. Since 1996, Michael has been a professional health and medical writer, and also he acts as a consultant, editor, and educator for a number of health and wellness businesses. With advanced degrees in health science, education, and educational policy and public administration, Michael brings a keen, evidence-based eye to his content writing and all of his work.

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