Meet The AMEC Team

AMEC, Pioneering Wellness Solutions for Healthier Living

Leading wellness experts, physicians and academics collaborate to design personalized solutions on the Alurx Wellness App, empowering individuals to live longer, healthier lives.

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Dr. Alexis Peraino

Board-Certified Internist

Dr. Alexis Peraino is Board Certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine and the former Chief Resident at Cedars-Sinai Los Angeles. She received the Ben Newman MD Humanitarian Award in 2005 and 2006. Dr. Peraino is passionate about disease prevention, exercise physiology and longevity. She has developed a comprehensive approach to patient care combining preventive care and evidence-based medicine to ensure a balanced lifestyle approach to overall health. She is a frequent lecturer focusing on exercise physiology, nutrition, fitness and preventive care.

In 2015, Dr. Peraino authored a chapter in The Clinician’s Guide to the Treatment of Obesity: Physical Activity and Writing an Exercise Prescription. She is currently a member of the American College of Physicians and was elected to fellowship in January of 2017.

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Dr. Sarah Moe

Sleep Health Expert

Sarah is a Board Registered Polysomnographic Technologist and the Founder of Sleep Health Specialist, a private practice in Minneapolis that focuses on Sleep Health Education. She services corporate clients and schools to create heathier, happier and more productive teams and individuals. She started her career diagnosing sleep disorders and doing medical research before becoming an Adjunct Professor in the Polysomnography (Sleep Studies) program at Minneapolis College. She leads a monthly live broadcast on WCCO-TV called “Health Watch”, where she discusses current sleep topics like daylight savings time or back-to-school.

Her community involvement has earned her various accolades such as Minnesota Business Magazine’s “35 Under 35” 2016, “Most Likely to Succeed- Healthcare Division Finalist” 2017, “Women Who Lead” 2018, the Minneapolis St. Paul Business Journal’s “Women in Business” 2019, and the Team Women’s “Wave Maker Award-Uncharted Territory Finalist” 2019.

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Dr. Alexia Holovatyk
 
PhD,
Licensed Clinical Health Psychologist

Dr. Alexia Holovatyk is a licensed clinical health psychologist and founder of Live Well Psychology Group. She has over a decade of experience helping people cope with stress, chronic illness, trauma, and grief. She takes a holistic, mind-body-spirit approach in her work. Her goal is to help people improve their quality of life, improve their relationships, and grow through stressful experiences. She received her doctorate from Nova Southeastern University in 2020 and obtained her 200-hour yoga teacher training in 2017.

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LeeAnn Weintraub
 
Registered Dietitian Nutritionist

LeeAnn Weintraub, a registered dietitian nutritionist based in Los Angeles, operates a private practice where she leverages her expertise as a writer, speaker, media dietitian, and consultant. With a knack for translating current scientific evidence into practical lifestyle advice, LeeAnn dedicates herself to educating and motivating individuals and families toward achieving their health and wellness goals. Serving as the nutrition columnist for the LA Daily News, she also crafts and captures original recipes for her blog, Familymealsinheels.com.

LeeAnn holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Dietetics from James Madison University and a Master’s in Public Health from the University of California, Los Angeles. Actively engaged in her field, she is a member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND) and the Dietetics Practice-Based Research Network. Her contributions extend to national research studies, and she has played an analytical role in AND's Evidence Analysis Library.

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Dr. Ellen Julian

PhD, Psychometrician 

Dr. Ellen Julian's early fascination with assessments led her to earn a PhD in Measurement and Testing from Florida State University. Following this, she took on psychometrician roles in the development of innovative assessments for physician and nurse licensure examinations. Her journey continued as she directed testing programs for medical college admissions and ultrasound certification. Currently, Dr. Julian is the founder and principal consultant at Julian Consulting, where she provides strategic decision support and problem-solving analyses for certification and assessment programs. Additionally, she serves as a psychometric assessor for the ISO 17024 accreditation of certification programs. Dr. Julian's lifelong mission to make high-quality measurement understandable and accessible is evident through decades of presentations at NCME, ATP, ICE, and CLEAR, as well as through her peer-reviewed publications and book chapters.

Wellness Voices

An open forum for diverse voices to share, collaborate and support wellness for all

Ivonne Harting

Certified Behavioral Health Case Manager (FL), Peer and Family Specialist/Addictions Counselor Candidate/Marriage and Family Therapy Candidate (CO). Ivonne holds a Masters Degree in Psychology with Honors in Venezuela and is pursuing graduate studies in the USA.

Her Mission: Educate everyone about mental health, to help process trauma and provide gender-affirming care.

Her Why: Becoming a mental health therapist and educator was her personal trauma response.

Olajumoke Eva Omiyale

Practicing Labor & Delivery Registered Nurse (RN BSN), Founder of Birthing America Inc, an online educational platform for birthing moms.

Her Mission: Educating and empowering pregnant women, to promote their rights and improve the health outcomes of moms and newborns.

Her Why: Her education in Nigeria and experience with BIPOC patients motivated her to advocate for more representation in the healthcare system.Follow @birthingamerica

Joy Ruffen

Style & Leadership Consultant, Speaker, TV Host/Podcaster and Executive Producer

Her Mission: To encourage women to make a difference and lead by showing up as their best selves through personal, professional and spiritual development.

Her Why: The love of motivating and inspiring others to grow and soar.

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