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