Editorial Staff and Board of Health and Medical Advisors
The Publisher: Oakstone Publishing, LLC dba Personal Best
Personal Best is well known for its high-quality health management publications, which promote
wellness, safety, productivity, shiftwork and personal money management. Thousands of health promotion
programs trust Personal Best to deliver engaging and motivating wellness communication tools to recipients in the U.S. and Canada.
Publisher, President and CEO of Oakstone Publishing, LLC.
Diane Munson: Diane joined Oakstone Publishing as President and CEO in 2011. She is a Senior Healthcare Executive with experience in public, private and emerging companies. In her 30 year career she has managed product, distribution and service businesses for companies that include Baxter International, Caremark International, and Beverly Enterprises. She was recruited to HealthSouth as a part of their turnaround management team where she was President and COO of their Outpatient Division which she managed through turnaround and sale. In addition to her public company experience, she has been President and CEO of two Private Equity backed corporations.
She holds a BS Degree in General Education from Northwestern University.
Susan Cottman: Susan is the Executive Editor for Oakstone's Wellness Division.
Her specialties include Canadian products, custom calendars and low-literacy publications.
Susan was managing editor and designer of a medico-legal
newsletter reporting on disability and injury issues for workers' compensation and
casualty adjusters for 7 years for a provider of independent medical evaluations based
in Seattle. She has served as a judge for the National Health Information Awards and
has been with Oakstone since 1999.
Eric Endlich, Ph.D., Senior Writer for TopHealth®, is a
psychologist with a special interest in health and wellness. He has helped
design and deliver worksite wellness programs, and his articles include
"Maintaining a Healthy Workforce" for Insight magazine (a publication of
New England Human Resources Association). Eric has been interviewed
by WebMD, MSNBC, and magazines including Self, Weight Watchers, and Fitness.
He is an adjunct faculty member at the Massachusetts School of Professional
Psychology and has a private practice in the Boston area.
Cynthia Gale, MS, RD:
Nutritionist with 15+ years’ experience counseling and teaching diverse
groups, using a team approach with physicians and other providers. She specializes
in weight issues, diabetes, hypertension and other medical conditions. A member
of the ADA, Cynthia often speaks at schools and businesses on health and nutrition.
Advisor since 2007.
Mary P. Hollins, MS, JD, CSHM: President of Hollins Risk Management
Consulting, LLC. Mary has 21+ years helping public and private sector workplaces
manage risk and minimize losses. She has developed education/training resources,
published articles and made presentations on safety and risk management;
specialties include high-risk settings that serve high-risk populations.
Advisor since 2002.
Alice Lockridge, MS: Exercise physiologist, advocate, designer and instructor of
exercise technique and safety standards for fitness trainers and wellness coaches; specializing in
physically demanding occupations and diverse fitness needs. Distinguished work: ACE planning committee
for trainer accreditation program; national speaker and author; owner of fitness instructor training
facilities. Advisor since 2008.
Diane McReynolds: Diane is the former Executive Editor for the Oakstone wellness division. She is co-founder of Scott Publishing, Inc.,
creator of the original Personal Best health letter, and lead author of the Personal Best wellness cost benefit report. She has been producing wellness and employee
communications for nearly 30 years with an emphasis on health improvement for healthier businesses.
Zorba Paster, MD: Clinical Professor of Family Medicine, University of
Wisconsin Medical School, Department of Family Medicine and Public Health. Zorba has been
practicing family medicine for 20+ years; served as a clinical investigator; been published
extensively in professional journals; and has worked in radio and television, including
NPR’s On Your Health, and the PBS special How To Live a Long, Sweet Life.
Advisor since 1999.
Charles Stuart Platkin, PhD, MPH:
Charles is the founder of DietDetective.com and assistant professor at the CUNY School of Public Health at
Hunter College (NY). His syndicated column appears in more than 100 media outlets and daily newspapers. He’s the author of
numerous books, and one of the nation’s leading public health advocates.
Marica Borovich-Law, MSc (Kin) MBA: Seminar leader, trainer and consultant,
specializing in organizational wellness and health promotion. She is a lecturer in the Department
of Physical Education and Recreational Studies, Mount Royal College in Calgary, Alberta. Advisor
Cara Rosenbloom, RD: Dietitian with 10 years' experience counseling and educating
Canadians through TV appearances, magazine articles, newsletters and one-on-one
consultations. Cara is the president of Words to Eat By, a Toronto-based nutrition
communications firm, and she is a member of Dietitians of Canada and the College of
Dietitians of Ontario. Advisor since May 2009.