Dr. Sean Subas
- Dr. Subas brings over 30 years of research and practice into a wide spectrum of holistic health modalities, and the corresponding electronic knowledge base, to BLISSinHEALTH – creating an Expert System which is a “mash up” of the knowledge of experts in all the major health modalities. Health modalities include: Naturopathy; MINDFULNESS Meditation; Psychotherapy-Spiritual Counseling; Ayurveda; Yoga; and Western Medicine (mainly from a Functional Medicine viewpoint). Dr. Subas obtained a Ph.D. program in Artificial Intelligence (AI) and an M.S. in Biophysics, while he was a Fulbright Scholar at Purdue.
Health Coach Certification from the William Sears MD Institute
Dr. Subas also holds an M.B.A. - Finance from University of California, Berkeley, California.
Ashok Kumar MD, CCP, CHC, AADP
Dr. Kumar serves on the BLISSinHEALTH Medical Advisory Board. He is a board certified Perfusionist (CCP) -- practicing cardiovascular perfusion since early 90s in open heart surgery, in various New York hospitals. He is currently with the Beth Israel Medical Center in New York. Dr. Kumar received his certification in Functional Medicine from Functional Diagnostic Medicine University. He is certified as a Health Coach by the Institute for Integrative Nutrition.
BLISSinHEALTH Lead Facilitator
Andy plays a lead role within the BIH Facilitator program. He creates Facilitator study guides, and conducts training sessions. Andy also functions as a Senior Facilitator, resolving complex healthy-lifestyle-coaching issues.
Andy brings over 30 years of research and personal experience into Wellness and Functional Health. He utilizes his expertise and knowledge towards helping individuals immerse themselves in integrative health. He has been using juicing and natural supplementation as alternatives to improve health since 1974 and started therapies in Naturopathic medicine in the early 1990’s. Melding Eastern and Western medicine; he balances spiritual, physical, and mental needs to allow the body to optimize healing. Using this approach, he has overcome personal challenges with autoimmune disease. He is certified as a Health Minister by Hallelujah Acres; specializing in maintenance and recovery programs using a plant-based diet -- addressing nutritional deficiencies, reducing toxicity and thereby improving overall health. He received his Bachelor of Engineering degree from SUNY Maritime and his Master of Arts from Central Michigan University.
Hoda A. Cox
Program Coordinator / Social Media Specialist
Ms. Cox serves as a Social Media Specialist, she is responsible for writing articles, and posting them on prominent media and blogs. She also oversees the training of BLISSinHEALTH facilitators.
She currently holds classes focused on the critical role of Nutrition in preventing and healing disease. She runs a blog with over 800 followers, focused on nutritional and lifestyle options that prevent disease -- using experience gained in consultations with top integrative- medicine practitioners.
Hoda is also a skilled chef. She operated a private catering service for 15 years in Contra Costa County, since her passion has always been sharing nutritious food with others. In 2010 she opened a Café in Berkeley which was voted ‘Best of the East Bay’.
Hoda is originally from Lebanon; where delicious, healthy food and extended family constantly mingle. In the past 5 years, she has devoted over 2500 hours researching integrative approaches to wellness. It is her conviction that what we do with our mind, our mouth, our heart, our hands and our feet determine our health.