Session 1 Presenters

Scroll through to learn more about presenters, Heidi Schild, Reena Malik, and Dennis Davis.

Boost Immunity with At-Home Fitness & Nutrition | OCT 8 2020 | 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Heidi Schild

What began as a 30 day challenge in 2017 became a way of life for me. I was challenged to try “going vegan” for a month.  I had stopped eating red meat more than 20 years ago, (so that part wasn’t hard)  and for many years, I thought that I WAS following a healthy diet.  But, as I got older, it was harder and harder to maintain my weight and I searched for a way to get off the yo-yo diet rollercoaster. The answer was a whole foods, plant based lifestyle. 

I am a graduate of Indiana University as well as a Certified Nutrition and Wellness Counselor through American Fitness Professionals & Associates (AFPA). In May, 2020, I earned a certificate in Plant Based Nutrition from the T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies and eCornell. I am also an Independent Consultant for Arbonne, which is a company dedicated to Health and Wellness from the Inside & Out. Their mission of a holistic approach to wellness aligns with everything I believe.

I have always loved cooking — and in order to showcase my new lifestyle I started a blog, Heidi Cooks Plants, to show how approachable and beneficial (and delicious!) it is to follow a whole foods, plant-based lifestyle. 

Having received much positive feedback from my blog and recipes, I decided it was time to start working in the kitchen with my clients. In addition to coaching,  I offer personalized Plant Based cooking classes. Once my clients see how easy is it to prepare whole foods-they are convinced to give this way of eating a try! 

In early 2017, my husband and I relocated to Lakewood Ranch in 2017 to escape the cold Ohio winters. We  fell in love with the area and the beautiful weather! Lakewood Ranch has been a welcoming community and we find ourselves enjoying all that LWR and Sarasota has to offer. We love spending time outdoors and showing off the area, especially heading to the beach when our son and daughter are here to visit.



mobile: 419.656.4994

Reena Malik

Reena is a Aerobics and Fitness Association of America (AFAA) certified Personal Trainer and Aerobics fitness instructor with over 10 years of experience. She recently moved to Sarasota with her husband Dr. Raj Malik to join family in Apollo Beach. After teaching and training for number of years, she decided to become 200 Hours Certified Yoga Instructor in 2016. She has been teaching different style of Yoga including Vinyasa, Hatha, Yin and Gentle yoga. She integrates her knowledge as a strength and cardiovascular health specialist in designing an exercise program based on clients fitness goals and limitations.
Reena helps clients master basic functional movements to improve strength and flexibility and take pride in teaching yoga students how to perform different yoga poses with right alignment and good posture. She offers private yoga sessions to individuals as well.



mobile: 843.601.2509

Dennis Davis

Fitness Consultant

Dennis has been training clients since 1985 and worked with his first professional athletes in 1989, and has had the pleasure of helping to increase the athleticism of many NBA and NFL Players, as well as Olympic Swimmers, Professional Boxers and MMA Fighters.  Dennis believes in the principals of sports specific high intensity interval training, which focuses on speed, power, explosion, agility and quickness as well as total body strength and flexibility.  Dennis believes that these principals can be safely applied to everyone, not just elite athletes.


Dennis is an international fitness educator, lecturer, trainer and presenter.  Holding several health and fitness certifications from ACE, AFAA, Nike, ISCA and YMCA, he is a certified Personal Trainer with the Cooper Institute in Dallas, and a Master Trainer with the International Sports and Conditioning Association. Dennis is Certified with Kangoo Jumps as a Boot Camp Instructor.  He is a certified Rock Steady Boxing Coach (Parkinson’s Disease Program) a certified Amateur Boxing Coach with USA Boxing, a Boxing Trainer with the Florida State Boxing Commission, a Certified Speed & Agility Coach with Athletes Acceleration and also Certified in Active Assisted Stretching. Having presented numerous times at many of the major fitness conferences, Dennis is a presenter for MMA, Plyo-Pac, Battling Ropes, Kickboxing, Boxing, Jump Rope, Kettle Bells, Personal Training, Agility Ladder and StretchRite, serving as a continuing education provider for, ACE, AFAA, and ISCA. 

About Dennis

Dennis has been actively involved in sports and fitness his entire life.  He was an amateur boxer and kick boxer while serving in the U.S. Navy. His passions include: coaching, sports, studying martial arts, boxing, training others, working out, and being a change agent for diversity and inclusion.

“If you can't run with the big dogs…train harder!!”

“Fitness is a Journey...not a destination.”



mobile: 941.260.7050


Session 2 Presenter


Relieve Stress through Tai Chi | OCT 29 2020 | 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM


Bob Boyd

Bob Boyd began his martial arts training in 1968. He received his first-degree black belt in Uechi-ryu karate (Okinawan) in 1971. Bob trained directly under Grandmaster Kanai Uechi in 1973 in Okinawa, and continued to study karate until 1985 when he retired as a fourth degree black belt. Bob began his tai chi training in 1983 under John Conroy of Providence, Rhode Island. Bob met Grandmaster Ip Tai Tak in Hong Kong in 2000, and was formally accepted as his disciple and given the Chinese name Bao Tak Fai in 2001. Bob is the Executive Director of the Bao Tak Fai Tai Chi Institute in Burlington, Vermont and is founder of the International Snake Style Association (ISSA) with certified and affiliate schools throughout North America, Europe and Asia.

For more information, please visit Bob's websites and (international site).

Bob's books "Snake Style Tai Chi Chuan" and "The Yang Family Thirteen Principles" can be purchased from Amazon.

Session 3 Presenters

Scroll through to learn more about presenters, Dr. Stacy Greeter, Dr. Carin Friedman, and Alison Pollack.

Self-Care & Mental Wellness | NOV 12 2020 | 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Stacy Greeter, MD

Dr. Greeter is board certified in both child/adolescent and adult psychiatry, running her own medical practice in Sarasota that includes her PA Ciara {pronounced Kera}, office dog, Pepe, and front desk hero, Nicole.  After graduating summa cum laude from Duke University, she received her medical degree from University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill School of Medicine on a full scholarship.  Dr. Greeter completed both her residency and child fellowship training at Northwestern University.


Physician Support Line: 1 (888) 409-0141

Psychiatrists helping our US physician colleagues and medical students navigate the many intersections of our personal and professional lives.

Carin Friedman, EDD, MSW, LCSW

Carin Friedman, EdD, MSW, LCSW is a skilled therapist with thirty
years of clinical experience. She has a doctoral degree in counseling
psychology from Argosy University, a master's degree in clinical social work from Columbia University, and a bachelor's degree in psychology from the University of Delaware. In addition, Dr. Friedman has
training in EFT, a simple and effective psychotherapeutic technique
used in conjunction with talk therapy.

Alison Pollack


Alison Pollack, owner of Inner Circle Spa in Sarasota, is an esthetician, Holy Fire III Karuna Reiki Master and professional makeup artist.

SPECIAL OFFER: $25 off any $100+ first-time service when you mention SCMSA.


Session 4 Presenter


Child Wellness | Recorded Video 

Click here to view Dr. Dessauer's session, "Help your child overcome overwhelm." 

Laura Dessauer, Ed.D, ATR-BC

Laura Dessauer, Ed.D, ATR-BC is a board certified art therapist with a doctoral degree in counseling psychology working with families for 30+ years in over 21 school districts. Dr. Dessauer is passionate about helping families develop creative ways to confidently communicate and creatively connect. In her private practice she specializes in working with children who shutdown, meltdown and act out. She playfully blends cognitive behavioral skills, art-making, and creative problem solving to help clients create individualized social, emotional, and behaviors interventions that “stick to their brain”. Her business, the Creativity Queen, LLC, was the winner of the 2007 Small Business of the Year Award (SCORE). For more information visit or call (941)504-8498.

Dr. Laura JJ Dessauer, ATR-BC
Board Certified Art Therapist
Creativity Queen, LLC-

2007 Small Business of the Year