Our Advisory Team


Dr. Evelyn G. Lipper is Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics at Weill Cornell Medical College, where she has served on the faculty since 1982. She received her M.D. at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and completed her residency in Pediatrics at Babies Hospital - Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons and Bronx Municipal Hospital. She has served as Director of the Division of Developmental Pediatrics at Weill Cornell Medical College and New York-Presbyterian Hospital and is trained in parent-infant psychotherapy, specializing in the field of developmental and behavioral pediatrics.


Dr. Sheila Farkas Natbony is a practicing physician with Advantage Care Physicians, certified by the American Board of Pediatrics. She is a member of several professional organizations including the American Medical Association, American College of Allergy and Immunology, New York State Medical Society, Nassau County Medical Society, and Long Island Allergy Society. She is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Diabetes Research Institute at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine and she also serves on the Medical Advisory Board of the Mt. Sinai Hospital and Medical Center of New York. She and her husband, Bill, reside in Old Westbury, NY.


 Dr. Kecia Gaither is a double board certified physician in Ob/Gyn and Maternal Fetal Medicine, with a Masters Degree in Public Health. As a women’s health advocate and expert, Dr. Gaither has appeared on NBC TV, as well as other national consumer health and lifestyle outlets. Dr. Gaither was an appointee of NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg to the HIV Planning Council of NY and named one of America's Top Obstetricians by the Consumers Research Council of America in 2007, 2010, 2012, 2013 and 2014. Her research interests are HIV, obesity in pregnancy, women’s public health initiatives, environmental health, preterm labor, and prenatal diagnosis; with active involvement in clinical trials involving preeclampsia, obesity, and genetic testing. Dr. Gaither is on the medical advisory board of NATERA, PWN Health, and was recently named as liaison to The Association of Black Cardiologists, addressing cardiac disease in pregnancy.


Dr. Keri Peterson obtained her Bachelor of Arts from Cornell University and received her Medical Degree from Mount Sinai School of Medicine. She completed post-graduate training in Internal Medicine at Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York City and is board certified in Internal Medicine.

Dr. Peterson has been in private practice with a prominent medical group on the Upper East Side of Manhattan since 1999. She holds appointments at Lenox Hill Hospital and Mount Sinai Medical Center. She is a member of the American College of Physicians and the American Medical Association.

With a demonstrated commitment to the advancement of medicine, Dr. Peterson has several publications in leading medical and scientific journals including the prominent American Journal of Medicine and has presented at distinguished medical symposiums. She authored the e-book Sexy Ever After: Intimacy Post-Cancer and contributed to the book What Doctors Eat.

Dr. Peterson is a medical contributor and columnist for Women’s Health Magazine. A frequent media spokesperson, Dr. Peterson is a frequent guest on The Today Show and has appeared on several programs including Dr. Oz, The Dr. Steve Show, The Rachael Ray Show, PIX11 News, Fox 5 News, The Tyra Banks Show, Good Morning America, America’s Newsroom, America’s News HQ, Neil Cavuto, CNN American Morning and Nancy Grace. Additionally, she is a medical advisor for the healthcare website


Dr. Karen Joash specialises in general gynaecology including well women checks, gynaecology scanning, fertility and contraceptive advice. More specifically; menstrual disorders, polyps, endometrial hyperplasia, fibroids, postpartum perineal wound problems, recurrent infections, HPV vaccine and ovarian cysts. Dr. Joash also teaches and provides outpatient hysteroscopy with gynaecology scanning at Queen Charlottes Hospital. Her passion for excellence in care led to her appointment as Training Programme Director for doctors in postgraduate training in Obstetrics and Gynaecology in North West London. In addition she is Director of Medical Education for the Women and Children’s division at Imperial Healthcare Trust and sits on the education quality assurance board at the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. She provides a comprehensive private service in gynaecology with expertise in early pregnancy and ambulatory gynaecology.


Dr. Mary Mason completed her medical school training at Washington University and then received her MBA from the Olin Business School, also at Washington University in St. Louis. In addition to her positions as Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer for the Specialty Companies at Centene, Dr. Mason teaches Health Policy at the John Olin School of Business and is a volunteer physician at Casa de Salud, which delivers clinical and mental health services for uninsured and underinsured patients, focusing on immigrants and refugees.


Jane Buckingham is one of the country’s foremost experts on Generations X, Y and V. She is a bestselling author, speaker, and television host.

Buckingham is the Founder and CEO of Trendera, a leading consulting and trend forecasting company that helps organizations and individuals gain insights into these generations. Trendera produces the “The Trendera Files” and works with Fortune 500 clients including NBC, MTV, Target, Conde Nast, Gap, Mattel, Hilton, and many others. Buckingham also provides mentorship and consulting services to bridge young professionals and the working world.

Ms. Buckingham is a contributing editor to Glamour Magazine. She will be reissuing her bestselling book “The Modern Girls Guide to Life” in fall of 2015, and is currently at work on a book about the next generation, Gen V.

At 17, Buckingham wrote the book “Teens Speak Out“ about her own generation, and since then she has been on a quest to better understand and explain how young people feel. Buckingham pioneered the trend-forecasting starting Youth Intelligence where she published The Cassandra Report, and TrendCentral, all of which she sold to Creative Artists Agency in 2003.

Jane is the author of the bestselling The Modern Girl’s Guide book series and was a host of the television series “The Modern Girl’s Guide to Life,” which aired on the Style network for four years and inspired young women to live their best lives personally and professionally.

Buckingham has been the subject of in-depth profiles in The Los Angeles Times on “60 Minutes,” and “Good Morning America.” Other television appearances include “The Today Show,” “The Oprah Winfrey Show,” and “The View.” Elle Magazine voted Buckingham one of the Most Powerful women in Hollywood.

In her commitment to public service work, Jane serves on the Board of Directors for Baby2Baby and Women In Film and advises to The Joyful Heart.


Dyann Daley, MD, has been a pediatric anesthesiologist at Cook Children’s Medical Center for nine years. She received her medical degree from Saba University School of Medicine in the Netherlands Antilles before completing her anesthesiology residency at Baylor College of Medicine and her pediatric anesthesiology fellowship at UT Southwestern. In addition to being a pediatric anesthesiologist, Dr. Daley co-founded the Center for the Prevention of Child Maltreatment in 2014 and is the Executive Director. The Center for the Prevention of Child Maltreatment innovatively uses risk terrain modeling, a criminology risk analysis program, to predict specific areas where child maltreatment will occur and leverages the use of consumer analytics to effectively target appropriate resources based on demographic profiling. Dr. Daley is heading up several coordinating initiatives at the center including a city wide collaborative for safe infant sleep, early detection of child maltreatment training, foster and adoption family recruitment and a survivor resiliency social media campaign. Dr. Daley received the “Healthcare Hero” award from the Fort Worth Business Press in 2015, as well as the “Top Doctor” in 2009 from Fort Worth TX Magazine.


Lori Bregman is a doula and pregnancy coach who founded the Rooted for Life Pregnancy Coaching Program , a complete body, mind and spirit support system that helps women through fertility, pregnancy, birth, and into new mommyhood. Lori has over 20 years of experience helping clients transform their lives. She has built a thriving career based on her passion for fostering healthy moms and healthy babies and her book, The Mindful Mom, will be released in August 2015 by Rodale.


Lorie Gehrke, NC serves on the State of California’s SIDS Advisory Council and the Northern California Regional SIDS Council. Lorie’s first child, daughter Lauren, died of SIDS in 1997. Since then, Lorie has been a peer contact, support group facilitator, and advocate for SIDS families and SIDS risk reduction and education programs at the local, county, state and national levels. Lorie is also a certified nutritionist. She lives with her husband, teenage son and daughter, plus a menagerie of pets, in Walnut Creek, CA.


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