Conference Mentors
You will find our faculty very giving of their time and very willing to answer your individual questions after their presentations, at the networking functions and when not presenting. To increase your networking experience and increase one-on-one attention, we have also assembled a team of mentors to be available to talk one-on-one with the attendees (at no additional charge). 

seak-speakercircles-ncc-chicago-2023-bayley.jpgRyan Bayley, MD is a successful physician coach specializing in non-clinical career transition. Through his company, Bayley Coaching Solutions (, he helps physicians figure out what they really want and exactly what steps are needed to make that transition happen and has worked with hundreds of SEAK alumni to make that happen. He is the author of Physician Non-Grata: A Survival Guide for Physicians Accused of Poor Communication, Boundary Issues, and Disruptive Behavior. Dr. Bayley is also a SEAK alumnus and a former SEAK keynote speaker.

seak-speakercircles-ncc-chicago-2023-best.jpgDavid Best, MD, MBA is the CEO and Co-Founder of the MDea family of companies, including BESTMSLs (, a contract medical science liaison organization, The Doctor’s Channel (, the world’s largest short form video site for doctors including CME, The Almost Doctor’s Channel ( for premeds, med students, residents and fellows, MDea ( a medical communications agency and Dr. Cruiter ( a physician placement service.

seak-speakercircles-ncc-chicago-2023-bormel.jpgJoe Bormel, MD, MPH is an internist who has broad experience in the healthcare IT/informatics field including industry, regulatory policy, public health and independent consulting.


seak-speakercircles-ncc-chicago-2023-brown.jpgStephanie Brown, MD is a coach who specializes in assisting professional women and physicians who feel there is something more for them in life. Dr. Brown is a family physician with over 20 years’ experience and a SEAK alumna.


seak-speakercircles-ncc-chicago-2023-caruso.jpgGarson M. Caruso, MD, MPH, CLCP, CMLE, FACOEM, FIAIME is a board-certified Occupational Physician in private consulting practice in Harrisburg, PA. He practiced emergency medicine from 1986 to 2000, then switched specialties to occupational medicine. His non-clinical experience includes complex disability case review, medical direction in workers’ compensation and short-term disability, remote supervision of worker health and wellness clinics, occupational medicine consultation, and work as a Medical Review Officer and medicolegal expert witness in occupational medicine, life expectancy determination, and physician life care planning. Dr. Caruso is a SEAK alumnus.

seak-speakercircles-ncc-chicago-2023-chadha.jpgSavi Chadha, MD, MPH is a senior regional medical manager and medical science liaison with Supernus Pharmaceuticals, Inc. He received his MD from St. James School of Medicine, a Master’s in Public Health from Benedictine University, and a Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing from Loyola University Chicago. Dr. Chadha is a member of the MSL Society, the Medical Affairs Professional Society, and is a SEAK alumnus.

seak-speakercircles-ncc-chicago-2023-daccach.jpgJuan Daccach, MD is an orthopedic surgeon who has over 10 years’ experience in the medical device industry. Dr. Daccach is also a certified personal, executive, and health coach.

finney.jpgJudy L. Finney, MD, FACC has been an Associate Medical Director with Allstate Financial in Chicago since 2012 where her responsibilities mainly involve life insurance underwriting. Dr. Finney is Board Certified in Internal Medicine, Cardiology, and Interventional Cardiology.

seak-speakercircles-ncc-chicago-2023-herbert.jpgLisa Herbert, MD is a physician leadership coach who specializes in helping physicians successfully transition to non-clinical roles. She is an experienced public speaker and podcaster who also serves as a certified DEI consultant and as a recruiter of physicians for non-clinical leadership roles. Her clinical career was in private practice family medicine.

seak-speakercircles-ncc-chicago-2023-holland.jpgCarrie Holland, MD, CPT is a life and career coach at, and host of the Strong as a Working Mom weekly podcast. She works with successful professionals who have checked all the boxes decide ‘Now what?’ and go after it. For those who know there is more available to them beyond their current roles, Carrie provides a transformative personal growth experience. She guides people to blow their own minds with what they can accomplish by achieving big health, personal, and professional goals. She is a SEAK alumna.

seak-speakercircles-ncc-chicago-2023-huntly.jpgJacqueline Huntly, MD, MPH is a career and leadership development coach ( She has extensive experience helping physicians bring energy, purpose and joy back into their lives through career transformation both in clinical and non-clinical fields.

seak-speakercircles-ncc-chicago-2023-laff.jpgStacie Laff, MD is a pediatrician whose non-clinical experience includes health insurance medical director, telehealth, and expert witnessing. Dr. Laff is a SEAK alumna.

seak-speakercircles-ncc-chicago-2023-leafe.jpgMorgan Leafe, MD, MHA is double board-certified in pediatrics and clinical informatics and her non-clinical experience includes professional resume and Linkedin profile writing, freelance medical writing, editing, and copywriting, and clinical informatics. Dr. Leafe is a SEAK alumna.

seak-speakercircles-ncc-chicago-2023-loo.jpgChristopher H. Loo, MD-PhD, is a physician who became financially free at the age of 29 and retired early at the age of 38 as a result of making strategic investments after the 2008 financial crisis. He serves as a consultant teaching physicians how to leverage social media marketing to uniquely position themselves in today’s economy. He is a graduate of the MD-PhD program, offered jointly through the Baylor College of Medicine and Department of Bioengineering at Rice University, and is the Founder and CEO of Financial Freedom for Physicians. Dr. Loo is a SEAK alumnus.

seak-speakercircles-ncc-chicago-2023-lundell.jpgJohn C. Lundell, MD is a practicing anesthesiologist whose non-clinical activities include serving as an expert witnesspublic speaking and authoring the books Anesthesia Basics for Perioperative Nurses and Anesthesia Basics for Medical Students and Resident Rotators. Doctor Lundell is a SEAK alumnus.

seak-speakercircles-ncc-chicago-2023-lutz.jpgDavid Jonathan Lutz, MD, FAAPMR is a Utilization Review Medical Director for Anthem in the field of Interventional Pain Medicine/PM&R. Dr. Lutz is also a real estate investor in single family homes. Dr. Lutz is a SEAK Alumnus.

seak-speakercircles-ncc-chicago-2023-mack.jpgElizabeth Mack, MD, MS is a pediatric intensivist whose non-clinical experience includes Medical Director for Quality/Safety and University Faculty Ombuds. Dr. Mack frequently provides media interviews and also frequently testifies in front of state legislators. She is a SEAK alumna and a Full Professor at the Medical University of South Carolina.

seak-speakercircles-ncc-chicago-2023-mcdermott.jpgRobert Mcdermott, MD is an allergist whose non-clinical endeavors include coaching other physicians and paid speaking engagements on physician burnout. Dr. Mcdermott is a SEAK alumnus.

mckain-.jpgLaura McKain, MD is the founder and moderator of the highly-acclaimed Physician Nonclinical Career Hunter Facebook Group as well as a sought after coach for physicians looking to transition ( Dr. McKain is an OB/Gyn who has enjoyed a very successful career with contract research organizations.

seak-speakercircles-ncc-chicago-2023-mehta.jpgAmit Mehta, MD is a hematologist/oncologist whose non-clinical endeavors include: physician consultant advising investors in the hematology & oncology space, author of The 7 Types of Doctors (dealing with the impact of insurance-based medicine), expert witness, and entrepreneur — CMO and Founder of FoodyMD which empowers physicians and the public with data-driven knowledge of foods with anti-cancer nutritional value.

seak-speakercircles-ncc-chicago-2023-mitchell.jpgR. Brian Mitchell, MD is a part-time practicing hematology/oncology physician who has experience with expert witnessing, file reviews, and locums tenens. 

seak-speakercircles-ncc-chicago-2023-moles.jpgRebecca Lynne Moles, MD, CPC is a child abuse pediatrician who now serves as a remote based health insurance utilization management medical director and a certified professional coach with a special interest in physician burnout in early and midcareer physicians. Dr. Moles is a SEAK alumna.

robertson.jpgJ. Bruce Robertson, MD, FACS, CPE, AME is a urologist and SEAK alumnus whose non-clinical experience includes utilization review, disability review, being the founder, CEO, and chairman of a 2,000 member health insurance trust, life care planning, and aviation medical examinations (AMES). 

seak-speakercircles-ncc-chicago-2023-roux.jpgJennifer Roux, MD is a pain medicine physician who works remotely in utilization review while being a full-time mom with two school age kids. Dr. Roux is a SEAK alumna.

seak-speakercircles-ncc-chicago-2023-sack.jpgStanley Sack, MD is a retired pediatrician who now works as a freelance medical writer with experience in CME, blogging, marketing copy, health journalism and web content marketing. Dr. Sack is a SEAK alumnus.

seak-speakercircles-ncc-chicago-2023-saintsing.jpgDavid E. Saintsing, MD is a practicing emergency medicine physician whose non-clinical pursuits include board member, startup advisor, business development advisor, PA educator, medical school faculty, hypothermia expert, malpractice insurance company faculty, expert witness, and triathlon coach. Dr. Saintsing is a SEAK alumnus.

seak-speakercircles-ncc-chicago-2023-scalera.jpgSushama A. Scalera, MD is an emergency medicine physician who transitioned to become a pharmacovigilance (drug safety) physician in 2018. After serving as a Global Safety Lead, most recently with Alnylam Pharmaceuticals, she became Managing Director of Scalera Consulting Group, a consulting firm to biotechnology companies. She provides medical consulting services to several companies on products across the development lifecycle and broad therapeutic areas. Dr. Scalera employs clinical physicians on consulting contracts and provides training in medical review of global case safety reports, pharmacovigilance procedures, and health authority regulations.

seak-speakercircles-ncc-chicago-2023-spector.jpgTahlia Spector, MD, FACEP is an internist and emergency medicine physician who transitioned to a career in medical education and administration after suffering a disabling injury. She is a SEAK alumna.

seak-speakercircles-ncc-chicago-2023-wasielesky.jpgLauren Wasielesky, MD, MBA is a radiologist who has experience in a series of positions at the contract research organization (CRO) Veristat and also has over two years’ experience as a financial advisor. Dr. Wasielesky is a SEAK alumna.

seak-speakercircles-ncc-chicago-2023-wolanin.jpgMagdalena (“Maggie”) Wolanin, MD has insight and experience regarding breaking into the pharma industry as a foreign medical graduate (medical science liaison & pharmacovigilance). Dr. Wolanin is a SEAK alumna.

seak-speakercircles-ncc-chicago-2023-wright.jpgJudy Wright, MD is a full time remote LTSS Medical Director with Molina Healthcare. Dr. Wright has over 10 years’ experience in the health insurance field and previously worked for both Magellan Healthcare and United Healthcare. She is a SEAK alumna who previously practiced family medicine.

yeh.jpgDavid Yeh, MD is a nuclear physician (still practices part time), investment professional and the author of the book The Busy Doctor’s Investment Guide. His Wealthy Doctor Institute, LLC, ( is a registered investment advisor. Dr. Yeh also manages the Praetorian Archimedes, LP hedge fund for qualified investors. Dr. Yeh is a SEAK alumnus.