Craig Sanford, DDS

Craig  SanfordTitle: Owner

Company: Craig R. Sanford, D.D.S

Location: Nantucket, MA

Nantucket, MA, September 14, 2016, Craig Sanford, Craig Sanford, has been recognized by Elite American Health Professionals, for dedication, achievement and leadership in general and laser dentistry.

Dr. Sanford has been in practice for nearly 40 years and established his own general and laser dentistry practice more than a decade ago. Dr. Sanford is a well-respected dentist who prides himself on providing patients with the highest quality care. He practices total general dentistry, including endodontics, periodontics, oral surgery, restorative, crown and bridge, implant restoration and denture fabrication.

Dr. Sanford specializes in full mouth reconstruction and crown and bridge work, and works diligently to treat gum and teeth problems with dental lasers. He also performs nitrous oxide analgesia and Invisalign tooth movement. Dr. Sanford takes great pride in his work and is always looking to provide his patients with the highest-quality dental services, while ensuring their comfort. In addition to using dental lasers to treat fillings, periodontics and endodontics, he offers NIGHTLASE™, SMOOTHLASE™, LIPLASE™ and PIPS™ laser treatments. Continue reading

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Kerry White Brown

Title: Orthodontist

Company: Orthodontic Specialists of Carolina, PC

Location: Columbia, SC

Columbia, SC, August 4, 2016, Kerry White Brown, Orthodontist at Orthodontic Specialists of Carolina, PC, has been recognized by Elite American Health Physicians, for dedication, achievement and leadership in orthodontic services.

Dr. White Brown has one goal in life since she was three years old, to make people smile. With her own private practice for nearly two decades, she has lived this dream and continues to live it with each patient she sees. She opened up her own practice shortly after becoming certified. She attributes her success to putting in hard work and working smarter, not harder. Dr. White Brown was inspired to become a dentist, and later orthodontist after having positive experiences at her own dentist. Her older brother, who also pursued a career in the field of dentistry, inspired her. Continue reading

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Janet M. Kibassa, CTRS

Kibassa, Janet 478964Title: Director of Recreation Therapy

Company: St. Patrick’s Home

Location: Bronx, NY

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Richard J. Juda, MD

Juda, Richard 1776582Title: Corporate Senior Vice President

Company: Landmark Hospitals

Location: Naples, FL

Naples, FL, July 26, 2016, Richard Juda, Corporate Senior Vice President at Landmark Hospitals, has been recognized by Elite American Physicians, for dedication, achievement and leadership in hospital management.

In Dr. Juda’s latest position, he is responsible for managing a seven-hospital system. His role entails corporate oversight, business strategies, fiscal evaluation, strategic planning, developing clinical platforms and negotiated corporate contracts. Additionally, he manages construction development projects for renovations and expansion. His work warrants reports to the CEO. Some of his accomplishments include developing innovative fiscal platforms for revenue streams to increase corporate revenue. He has also devised a business plan for hospital billables in critical care, which resulted in consistent ICU revenue growth over a three-year period: $9 million in 2010, $15 million in 2011, and $23 million in 2012.

Dr. Juda became interested in a career in medicine when he was a paramedic firefighter in Connecticut. He began a formal medical education at St. George’s University School of Medicine in Grenada. While attending school to receive an MD, he worked as a physician assistant and attended medical school clerkships in London, England. For his post-graduate surgical residency, he attended the University of Connecticut School of Medicine and further broadened his horizon with an anesthesia residency and a fellowship at Yale University in trauma, surgical and critical care. Continue reading

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Sheldon Braaten, Ph.D.

Braaten, Sheldon 103755Title: Executive Director

Company: Behavioral Institute for Children and Adolescents

Location: Little Canada, MN

Little Canada, MN, July 8, 2016, Sheldon Braaten, Executive Director at the Behavioral Institute for Children and Adolescents, has been recognized by Elite American Health Professionals, for dedication, achievement and leadership in the treatment of emotional and behavioral disorders.

With nearly four decades of experience and many accolades to his name, Sheldon Braaten is one of the movers and shakers in the mental and behavioral health care services and educational consultancy fields. According to his interview with the Hammill Institute of Disabilities, the success of his career is largely due to getting into positions on accident, however, but the positive impact he has had in his roles are incidental. After working at a residential facility, he was offered a position at a school. From there, his career progressed and he attained the licenses needed to continue rising in the field. He holds a certification to teach social studies in grades 7 through 12, certification to help emotionally disturbed grades from kindergarten through 12, supervisor and director in special education. Continue reading

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Susan L. Mogus, MT (ASCP)


Mogus, Susan 593385
Title: Lead Technologist

Company: Trinitas Regional Medical Center

Location: Elizabeth, NJ, United States

ELIZABETH, NJ, June 3, 2016, Susan L. Mogus, MT (ASCP), Lead Technologist for the Trinitas Regional Medical Center, has been recognized by Elite American Health Professionals for dedication, achievements, and leadership in medical technology.

In her current role, Ms. Mogus is in charge of performing core laboratory duties, including chemistry, hematology, urinalysis, and rapid testing for HIV, Group B streptococcus and respiratory syncytial virus. Specializing in chemistry, Ms. Mogus makes the most of her expertise in the field, lending her talents to the renowned medical center facilitating initiatives that help others to achieve optimal health. Continue reading

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Faith Wollner

Wollner, Faith 1405555Title: Yoga Teacher, Reiki Master, Holistic Health Practitioner

Company: Welcome Om

Location: Yonkers, NY

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Dr. Daniel H. Stegmann

Title: Chief Executive Officer

Company: Infocare

Location: Chicago, IL

Chicago, IL, April 27, 2016, Daniel Stegmann, Chief Executive Officer at Infocare, has been recognized by Elite American Health Professionals, for dedication, achievement and leadership in health care services.

Dr. Stegmann brings more than 26 years of experience to lead and direct his company, Infocare. The health care services company specializes in clinical document solutions for doctors and nurses. He launched the company 10 years ago, calling upon his expertise in the technological side of medicine and health care. With this company, he ensures analytic solutions for real-time clinical processes are incorporated, meeting the needs of doctors and nurses. He hopes to have outcomes of his services documented and proven, so that all information in the health sector can be easily shared.  Continue reading

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Gurdyal Kalsi, MD

Kalsi, Gurydal 1440021Title: Chief Medical Officer, Senior Vice President of Clinical Development and Regulatory and Medical Affairs

Company: TissueGene, Inc.

Location: Rockville, MD

Rockville, MD, April 27, 2016, Gurdyal Kalsi, Chief Medical Officer and Senior Vice President of Clinical Development and Regulatory and Medical Affairs at TissueGene, Inc., has been recognized by Elite American Health Professionals, for dedication, achievement and leadership in the biopharmaceutical industry.

With more than two decades of industry experience, Dr. Kalsi attributes his success to being on the front lines of contemporary medicine and striving to advance his education and knowledge. In his positions at TissueGene, Inc., Dr. Kalsi serves as a strategic leader across all stages of product development, licensure and commercialization. The company, which focuses on the development of cell and gene therapies, specializes in pharmacology, oncology, infectious diseases and autoimmune disorders. In order to stay current in this industry, Dr. Kalsi maintains affiliation with the American Society of Clinical Oncology, the American Society of Hematology, the British Association of Pharmaceutical Physicians, the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Medicine, the Organisation for Professionals in Regulatory Affairs, BARQA, the European Society of Critical Care Medicine and The Biomakers Consortium.  Continue reading

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Dawn M. Forbes

Company: Kids Smile, PC

Title: President

Location: Monmouth Junction, NJ

Monmouth Junction, NJ, April 15, 2016, Dr. Dawn Forbes, President of Kids Smile, has been recognized by Elite American Health Professionals for her dedication, achievements and leadership in pediatric dentistry.

At Kid Smiles, Dr. Forbes demonstrates her gentle and caring personality, which she believes is especially important for children visiting the dentist for the first time. “It can be a scary experience for a child to come into the dentist’s office and not know what to expect. Making sure they are comfortable is not just important to us, it’s necessary,” says Dr. Forbes, who even has a small butterfly sanctuary at the office. Her level of care for her patients is matched only by her experience and expertise in the dental field. She offers preventive care, restorative care and emergency care utilizing state of the art equipment and the latest technologies.

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