Our Staff

Meet our staff of talented, educated professionals who are focused on your health and happiness.

Meet Our Staff

Pamela A. Popper, President Wellness Forum Health

Pam Popper

Pam Popper is an internationally recognized expert on nutrition, medicine and health; and the founder and Executive Director of Wellness Forum Health.

The company provides educational programs, extensive libraries of videos and articles, diet and lifestyle intervention, and assistance to consumers who are interested in regaining and/or maintaining optimal health.

The company also offers professional development programs for health professionals who want to convert or start a practice focused on health instead of sick care. Through its own network of providers, Wellness Forum Health offers direct-to-consumer healthcare services.

Pam has been featured in many widely distributed documentaries, including Processed People and Making a Killing and appeared in the acclaimed documentary Forks Over Knives, which played in major theaters throughout North America in 2011.  She is one of the co-authors of the companion book which was on the New York Times bestseller list for 66 weeks. She is the author of Food Over Medicine: The Conversation That Can Save Your Life.

Pam is featured as the lead expert in Food Choices, appears in Diet Fiction, and also in Code Blue, which was released in early 2020. She is the author of the companion books for Food Choices and Diet Fiction.

Her newest book is COVID Operation: What Happened, Why It Happened and What’s Next ,which she co-authored with Shane Prier.

Pam is also a lobbyist and public policy expert, and continually works toward changing laws that interfere with patients’ right to choose their health provider and method of care.  She has testified in front of legislative committees on numerous occasions, and has testified three times in front of the USDA’s Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee. 

Pam is a straight-talking professional who is not afraid to criticize national health organizations, government agencies, medical professionals, pharmaceutical companies, agricultural organizations and manufacturing companies, many of whom have agendas and priorities that interfere with distributing truthful information and promoting public health.

Everyone who is interested in health should hear her speak.  For some, their lives may depend on what she has to say!

Kelly Sherman

Kelly Sherman, Director of Client Services

Kelly is the Director of Client Services for Wellness Forum Health.

If you have ever called our offices, you likely spoke to her. She has been with the company since 2005, and is extremely knowledgeable about our programming and services.

If you ever need assistance, or just want to have a good laugh, please call our office and ask for Kelly! Pictured is Ringo, Kelly’s dog, who has been coming to the office since early 2007. He is a wonderful delight to have around!

Julie Holbrook

Julie Holbrook, Dietitian and Manager

Julie Holbrook, RD, LD has a Bachelor of Science degree in Human Nutrition from the Ohio State University, and completed her accredited dietetic internship at Good Samaritan Hospital in Cincinnati.

She has been working as a dietitian and manager at Wellness Forum Health since 2015. Her work is focused on helping members transition to a plant-based lifestyle, teaching cooking classes and nutrition classes, and coordinating events at the corporate office.

She loves to build relationships with clients in order to better serve them and honor the unique needs of each individual. Julie is also a registered yoga teacher, and teaches hot yoga classes at Wellness Forum Hot Yoga.

Outside of work, Julie enjoys practicing yoga, training for long distance races, singing and playing the violin.

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Laura Payne, Foods Division Manager

Laura Payne is the foods division and inventory manager at Wellness Forum Health

She ensures that the Wellness Forum Health store is well stocked and helps to plan menus and create dishes for cooking classes and for the deli case.

She is also the customer service and social media specialist. When she is not working Laura enjoys spending time with her family and working on home improvement projects.

Sonya Horn

Sonya Horn, Managing Partner and Yoga Instructor

Sonya Horn is our managing partner and yoga instructor at our studio, Wellness Forum Hot Yoga.

She started her yoga journey with us in 2006, while finishing her Bachelors Degree at The Ohio State University. She discovered that yoga and exercise were her true passions.

She really enjoys watching her clients transform their bodies and minds through exercise. She likes to get to know her clients in order to build and structure unique workouts for each individual. Outside of work, she enjoys running, biking, spending time with her family, loved ones, and her dog.

Mary Marshall

Mary Marshall, BSN, RN, C-Wellcoach

I have been a registered nurse for over 30 years, realizing later in my career the incredible ability we have to protect and nurture our health through diet, lifestyle, social and spiritual habits. 

My passion to help others do that led me to pursue health and wellness coach certification through Wellcoaches.  And my training with Wellness Forum Health really gave me the tools to help myself and others be discerning about their health practices.  I love introducing Wellness Forum Health members to this approach in teaching the Informed Health series, as well as other classes and programs. 

I facilitate the Weight Loss Concierge group with a focus on unconditional self-acceptance and attuned eating and self-care.  

I am married with 3 wonderful grown children and a goldendoodle.  I love hiking, biking, kayaking and snowmobiling.  I used to love reading fiction, but now my focus is more on health, wellness and positive psychology/coaching.

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Kylea Rorabaugh MA, LPC, Professional Counselor

Kylea is a Licensed Professional Counselor with a private practice in Kansas City, Missouri.

She earned her BA in psychology from Point Loma Nazarene University in 2001 and a MA in counseling from the University of Missouri in 2005.

Through extensive research, study and coursework following her graduate degree, Kylea rebranded her methods of counseling to address the needs of her clients in a way not traditionally taught, acknowledging and addressing the intricacies of the mental and physical connection.

Offering tools and strategies that set her clients up for long-term success, Kylea specializes in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy methods that address the person as a whole, rather than simply focusing on the emotional state of the person.

She has taken courses through the Wellness Forum Institute and Wellness Forum Health for many years, and was appointed as a faculty member of the Institute and a Provider Affiliate of Wellness Forum Health in 2018.

Peter Breggin

Peter Breggin, M.D., Psychiatrist

Peter Breggin, M.D. is a Harvard-trained psychiatrist and former Consultant at the NIMH who has been called “The Conscience of Psychiatry” for his many decades of successful efforts to reform the mental health field.

His work provides the foundation for modern criticism of psychiatric diagnoses and drugs, and leads the way in promoting more caring and effective therapies. His research and educational projects have brought about major changes in the FDA-approved Full Prescribing information on labels for dozens of antipsychotic and anti-depressant drugs.

He continues to educate the public and professional about the tragic psychiatric drugging of America’s children. He currently has a private psychiatry practice in Ithaca, New York.

Dr. Breggin has authored dozens of scientific articles and more than twenty books, including medical textbooks and several bestsellers. He is the co-creator of the course Why and How to Withdraw from Psychiatric Drugs, which is offered through The Wellness Forum Institute.

Kelly Michiya

Kelly Michiya, Health Coach

Kelly adopted a whole food plant-based lifestyle in March 2014 after reading Whole and The China Study by Dr. T. Colin Campbell, PhD.

A Wellness Forum Health-Certified Health Educator (CHE), Kelly is passionate about informed decision making and helping people take charge of their own health.

She is also very keen on veganism and the impact a simple dietary change can have on not only individual health but also the health of the planet and the animals that inhabit it.

Kelly teaches at Oakland University and has an MS in Exercise Science and an MS in Nutrition and Integrative Health with a specialization in Human Clinical Nutrition. She is a Certified Nutrition Specialist (CNS).

Besides being CHE, Kelly holds various certificates from Wellness Forum Health. Kelly is also a certified personal trainer, group exercise instructor as well as health coach.

Eileen Kopsaftis

Eileen Kopsaftis, P.T.

Eileen Kopsaftis, P.T. has been in physical therapy private practice since 1994 and specializes in manual techniques for restoring pain-free movement and postural symmetry.

After observing that while traditional physical therapy offers some relief for patients, it often does not restore patients to full function, she sought training from several dozen institutions and individuals and eventually developed her own “brand” of physical therapy. She has designed a comprehensive training program for physical therapists that teaches others to offer outcomes-based therapy to patients.

She is also very keen on veganism and the impact a simple dietary change can have on not only individual health but also the health of the planet and the animals that inhabit it.

Kelly teaches at Oakland University and has an MS in Exercise Science and an MS in Nutrition and Integrative Health with a specialization in Human Clinical Nutrition. She is a Certified Nutrition Specialist (CNS).

Besides being CHE, Kelly holds various certificates from Wellness Forum Health. Kelly is also a certified personal trainer, group exercise instructor as well as health coach.

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Our Programs and Services

Our company has been in business for 25 years and offers a wide variety of services that promote better health and better healthcare.

Memberships for consumers and health professionals

Access our informational libraries, video platforms, online and teleconference class. Choose the membership option that provides access to the content you find most useful

Personalized assistance with health issues

One-on-one appointments with our highly trained staff to help you to regain and/or maintain your health

Professional development programs

Programs for those who are already trained health professionals and those who are entering the healthcare field for the first time. Formal programs are offered through our school, the Wellness Forum Institute

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Products

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Athletics

Live in Central Ohio? Hot yoga classes, fitness bootcamps, and one-on-one personal training are available

Live outside Central Ohio? Online yoga classes, online fitness programs and one-one one yoga and fitness via zoom or skype are available