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Meet the Canary Coaches Team

Canary Coaches is led by Andrew Young, a seasoned advocate and successful diabetes entrepreneur. The Canary Coaches team is made up of professionals from a variety of disciplines. Each an expert with decades of clinical and administrative experience across the entire continuum of pre diabetes and diabetes digital care. They are dedicated to empowering individuals to manage their lives, relationship, emotions, and health -- leading to improved health at the individual and population health level. Canary Coaches and Prevent Diabetes® is the creation of renowned clinician and healthcare innovator, Dr. Neal Kaufman. Neal has been an advocate in this space since the publishing of the original Diabetes Prevention Program research in 2002. He is a noted healthcare leader, innovator, author and lecturer. He is Chair of the Board and Chief Medical Officer of Canary Health.

Neal Kaufman MD,MPH

Neal Kaufman MD,MPH

Chair of the Board of Directors and Chief Medical Officer of Canary Health; Trained In Medicine And Public Health; Grew Up In Connecticut; School In Chicago; Lives In Los Angeles Since 1975; 5 Grandchildren Keep Him Busy And Happy

Andrew Young

Andrew Young

General Manager, Canary Coaches; Grew Up In Davis, CA; Lived In Washington, DC And India; Thriving With Type 1 Diabetes 25 Years; Rejuvanate In Family, Sun, Nature, and Books

Dawn Menning, MS, RD, CDCES

Dawn Menning, MS, RD, CDCES

Clinical; Trained In Dietetics And As A Diabetes Educator; 20 + Years In Prediabetes And Diabetes Education; Midwest Transplant To Orange County, CAOperations And Customer Service Expert

Justin Smith

Justin Smith

Support; Operations, Marketing, Data Analysis With A Twist Of Finance; From Nebraska Originally, Now In Los Angeles Since 2008; Enjoys Books And Movies, And Has Dabbled In Screenwriting

Frank Martinez

Frank Martinez

Operations And Customer Service Expert; Originally From Mexico, Los Angeles Has Been Home Since 1986; Bibliophile For Life! Cooking And Tinkering With Electronics When Not Reading

Amy Stack RN

Amy Stack RN

Coach; Trained In Nursing And As A Diabetes Educator; More Than 20 Years In Nursing; Believes In Taking Lifestyle Change One Step At A Time

Debbie Polisky MS, MBA

Debbie Polisky MS, MBA

Coach; Bilingual nutritionist Born in Buenos Aires, Argentina Lives In Phoenix With Her Husband; Loves Cooking, Music And Dance – Especially Argentine Tango

 Wendy Wood

Wendy Wood

Coach; Trained In Psychology And Counseling; More Than 15 Years As A Wellness Instructor; Lives In Los Angeles; Mother Of Four Grown Children

Gretchen Scalpi, RD, CDCES

Gretchen Scalpi, RD, CDCES

Coach; Trained in Dietetics, Diabetes Educator, and Certified Health & Wellness Coach; Author of several books on the topic of diabetes and pre-diabetes.

Canary Coaches is a wholly owned business unit of Canary Health®, a leader in the digital evolution of healthcare.

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