OUR TEAM

GREGG ROBERTS

FOUNDER & CEO

Gregg Roberts first entered the wellness business working his way through college within the health and fitness industry in southern CA. In 1996, he co-founded the Blue Velvet Boxing Club, an award-winning exclusive boxing gym that catered to celebrities and Wall Street executives located in the Flatiron district of NYC. Gregg has been an owner-operator of multiple businesses throughout greater NYC ranging from 20-200 employees.

He enjoys serving on a variety of different boards including Stand Together Make A Difference (STMAD), a not-for-profit coalition whose aim is to help prevent substance abuse and addiction through education and awareness. He is also a mentor for at-risk-youth teenagers through Pathways Danbury (CT).

Gregg received his BA from University of California, Santa Barbara, and attended the OPM program at Harvard Business School. He is a graduate of The Institute for Integrative Nutrition in NYC. He is actively involved in the health & wellness sector, and enjoys boxing workouts, playing tennis, hiking, and is a father of 3 children. His first book as an author comes out fall 2017.

TAMI WOLLENSAK

CHIEF WELLNESS OFFICER – PRINCIPAL

Tami brings her extensive background of 20+ years in the corporate financial arena along with a broad range of workplace experience to SimpleWisdom’s valued customer base.  She decided to leave a successful career in corporate sales and management to pursue her passion and desire to help others with their journey to wellness and living their best lives.   Tami’s entire adult life she was consumed by her quest to discover the solution to her own personal health issues.  She suffered mostly from chronic illnesses which were caused from living an unbalanced and stress based life.  This journey to find wellness led her to the Institute of Integrative Nutrition where she got her certification as a health and nutrition coach and she also has studied health coaching at the Functional Medicine Coaching Academy .  She then furthered her education and received a certification as a corporate wellness specialist.  She is a speaker, educator and motivator.  Her mantra is health is wealth and self care is the new healthcare and her passion now is teaching others that wellness does not have to be confusing, difficult or boring to be effective.

Tami is a mother of two boys, has two rescue dogs, enjoys reading, watching film documentaries, movies, cooking, yoga, and practicing meditation.

ADVISORY TEAM

DR. CHRISTIE SULLIVAN

MEDICAL DIRECTOR

Dr. Christie Sullivan is a board certified Emergency Medicine physician. She graduated summa cum laude from Providence College with a B.S. in Biology and received her medical degree from Harvard Medical School in 2008. She did her residency training at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nasvhille, TN, and has worked as an Emergency Medicine staff physician both at Sumner Regional Medical Center in Gallatin, TN, and at St Mary’s Hospital in Waterbury, CT.

Dr. Sullivan was raised in a home where overall health and wellness were modeled and encouraged by both of her parents. Her father was a chiropractor and her mother was a physical education teacher, so the importance of appropriate exercise, good nutrition and alternative methods of healing was taught to her at a young age. Growing up, Dr. Sullivan carried these principles of wellness with her and has made them a part of her daily life. She now tries to incorporate this knowledge into her practice of medicine. She is currently working part-time as an Urgent Care physician in the Greater Danbury area at Physician One Urgent Care.

Dr. Sullivan recognizes that treating patients’ urgent care needs in the clinic often requires a more comprehensive evaluation of their underlying health and wellness, including diet, physical activity, medication use, mental health and spiritual health. She strives to treat the total person, not just the patient’s chief complaint.

In addition to Emergency Medicine and Urgent Care Medicine, Dr. Sullivan is passionate about preventive medicine, specifically the role that overall wellness of body, mind, and spirit plays in the prevention of both acute illness and chronic disease.

DR. NOELLE O’CONNOR

CHIROPRACTOR

Dr. O’Connor has owned and operated York Chiropractic and Oriental Medicine for 22 years and is a chiropractor, acupuncturist, reiki practitioner, certified holistic nutritionist, and author.  Dr. O’Connor is also a Physiology professor at Elmhurst College and an instructor for the American Heart Association. She raised her three grown children in Elmhurst, and enjoys exercise and reading in her free time.

ROULA MARINOS PAPAMIHAIL

CERTIFIED HEALTH COACH

Roula Marinos Papamihail is a certified Functional Diagnostic Practitioner (FDN-P), certified holistic health coach (CHHC) and the founder of MyHealthySoma, an organization dedicated to helping individuals optimize their health. Her emphasis is on helping you discover the root cause and recover from digestive, weight loss and overall health related difficulties. Through self-ordered lab work, all-natural protocols, workshops and health empowering education, she not only helps individuals identify and resolve their health related problems, she also helps them instill the lifelong habits needed to do so.

She trained at Functional Diagnostic Nutrition, the Institute for Integrative Nutrition. and holds a Masters in Clinical Psychology from the University of Indianapolis. She’s also the proud mom of 4 little boys.

NINA KALUS

THERAPEUTIC SERVICES DIRECTOR

Nina is a licensed clinical psychologist who is dedicated to supporting people’s growth, both individually and in relationship to others. She has experience working with individuals, couples, and families in primary care, hospital, school, residential, and community mental health settings. Nina currently works on an integrative health care team, providing therapy to professionals in Silicon Valley. Her specialties include relationship difficulties, adjustment issues, stress, anxiety, and depression. She received her Bachelor of Arts in psychology from Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, NY and her Doctorate of Psychology from the California School of Professional Psychology in San Francisco, CA. 

Nina grew up in the city and suburbs of Chicago and has been living in the Bay Area since 2010. She enjoys cooking, traveling, movies, barre classes, and hiking. Alongside her husband, Nina loves exploring all that northern California has to offer.

KIM ROSS MS, RD, CDN

NUTRITIONIST

Kim Ross, MS, RD, CDN, received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. Her master’s in science degree was obtained from New York University where she concentrated in clinical nutrition and dietetics. Kim completed her dietetic internship through Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City. She is also a graduate of the Designs For Health Institute, where she received her certification in holistic nutrition.

After she completed her studies Kim co-created and headed the nutrition program for the Equinox fitness clubs, which she ran for several years. When leaving the fitness world, Kim worked as a nutritionist within the practices of many leading medical doctors in NYC.

In addition, Kim contributed to the books The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Boosting Your Immunity and The Whole Life Fertility Plan along with contributing to various publications.

Currently, Kim is involved in many areas of nutrition. She has a private practice in Manhattan. Kim is a referred nutritionist by many doctors including those at NYU Fertility Center. She is also the sole nutritionist at Rockefeller University where she counsels, lectures, blogs, and helps create healthy meal recipes. Kim is a speaker of choice for clients of NYU Langone’s Center for Corporate Wellness.

Her passion is lecturing to numerous companies and spas nationwide in order in inspire and educate.

KEITH DEYO

CO-DIRECTOR OF FITNESS

Keith began his education at Becker College as a multi-sport athlete and earned his Associates degree in Physical Education in 1996. While growing up, Keith’s passion for sports and performance allowed him to experience top-level competition while developing key leadership and team building skills. He continued his education by successfully completing his Bachelor’s in Sports Medicine at East Carolina University. In 2001 he added to his accolades by passing the National Athletic Trainers exam.

After obtaining his certification he worked as an assistant athletic trainer at the Div.1 college level working directly with several championship teams. Following that, for over 8 years Keith was instrumental in reducing injury rates and improving performance at the high school level in CT while developing his company The EDGE Performance Training in 2002.

He has utilized his experience as an Athletic Trainer and Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist to develop performance training programs for athletes at every level. As a multi-sport collegiate athlete, he has developed skills to teach athletes and non-athletes alike how to manage their time and stay motivated while balancing school, sports, training and family commitments. He specializes in program design for the individual scholastic and elite professional athlete, as well as teams, groups, businesses, and youth organizations that wish to improve overall performance. Keith currently resides in Bethel with his wife, Jeanne and their two children.

AMMO ST. PHARD

CO-DIRECTOR OF FITNESS

Ammo’s systematic approach to personal training has allowed him to be among the top fitness professionals in New York City. His adaptable style has allowed him to work with a wide array of clients, from youth to the elderly, from sedentary to the athletic – helping each one physically, mentally and spiritually through his approach. Ammo’s experience in nutrition, rehab, sports specific training and the ability to motivate his clients continues to help many exceed their fitness goals. He specializes in working with business executives.