Cynthia brings expertise as a business strategist and design professional business strategist in healthcare and innovation for underserved populations. Her work ranges from social networks to data analytics to consumer products. She has been a design engineer at IDEO, a Management Consultant with Strategic Decisions Group and IMS Health, Director of Innovation for the Thrive Foundation, and is a Lecturer in Design and Innovation at the design school at Stanford University.
Ben is an accomplished digital health business development and marketing professional, strategist and growth leader with a record of achieving results through a deep understanding of the healthcare industry and pervasive industry contacts and an ability to develop and execute business development and marketing strategies. He has a proven record of helping companies to enter or significantly grow market share in healthcare.
Steve is a hands-on technologist guiding early stage companies and consulting with boutique firms to deliver process-led digital transformation and cloud adoption for enterprises of all sizes. He successfully started a healthcare related internet company, which was sold to what is now Caremark/CVS Steve joins Together with expertise in managing organizations for development, operations, and testing.
Chrisanne is a solutions-focused Program Manager with a passion for driving complex products from inception through launch and further growth. Her career has centered on technology startups, where she delivered innovative consumer products in the printing, telecom, wireless and remote-work communications spaces. Chris is excited to leverage her product lifecycle management expertise to launch products that can make a positive impact in people’s lives.
Jenn is a Certified Feldenkrais Method Practitioner, completing Feldenkrais trainings in the US and Europe, with a private bodywork and movement practice specializing in complex orthopedic and neurological issues for the past 23 years. Since 2011, Ms. Lee has helped develop, test and implement PLIÉ. As a Senior Instructor for the PLIÉ and Moving Together programs she has led online curriculum development and training for new instructors.
Allison has over thirty years of experience in dance, movement education and the healing arts. With a keen interest in kinesthetic learning, she completed the SemioPhysics Feldenkrais Training in 2000, and has been practicing Feldenkrais Method in Sonoma County ever since. Most recently, Allison worked with Dr. Barnes and her research team to test PLIÉ at adult day enters in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Amanda supports participants and instructors in our online community. She is a yoga instructor and recently completed her MS in Behavioral Health. She has assisted in the testing and implementation of the PLIÉ program and MOVING Together classes. Amanda volunteers with SF Friends Who Care, a multi-generational, volunteer organization dedicated to sharing the message of caring and compassion through community theater.
Chris is a Guild Certified Feldenkrais Practitioner. He completed his Feldenkrais training in Berkeley, CA in 1997. With more than 28 years of experience in the study of movement and the healing arts, he has maintained a private practice as a hands-on practitioner and movement coach in Sonoma County. In 2018, Chris volunteered as an assistant instructor for the PLIÉ research study in Novato, CA
Together Senior Health has received a Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to study the effects of Moving Together in collaboration with scientists at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) and San Francisco VA (SFVA).
Dr. Barnes is a Professor of Psychiatry and Epidemiology & Biostatistics at UCSF and a Research Health Science Specialist at SFVA. She co-developed the PLIÉ programs and is leading the UCSF/SFVA research team.
Dr. Mehling is a Professor of Family and Community Medicine at UCSF and is an Integrative Medicine physician and core research faculty at the UCSF Osher Center for Integrative Medicine. He co-developed the PLIÉ programs and is a co-investigator on the UCSF/SFVA research team.
Dr. Chesney is a Professor Emerita-Active in the Department of Medicine at UCSF and core research faculty at the UCSF Osher Center for Integrative Medicine. She co-developed the PLIÉ programs and is a co-investigator on the UCSF/SFVA research team.