Founders

Janesse (Jan) Bruce
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Janesse (Jan) Bruce

CEO and Co-founder

Jan has a proven record in high growth start-ups and turn‐arounds, and has devoted much of last twenty years to pioneering new brands in health, wellness, consumer lifestyle and holistic medicine. She has a passion for building strong business strategies and cohesive management teams that deliver results. She is widely recognized as an authority on women’s attitudes towards balanced healthy lifestyle and sustainable living. She also regularly speaks on business turn‐arounds and LOHAS business issues.

In 2004 Ms. Bruce sold her company, body+soul/whole living, to Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia and served as their Managing Director for five years, during which time she led the growth of the business: quadrupling the revenues and tripling the circulation, spawning a multi‐platform franchise than includes website, video on demand, a daily radio show and a new green cleaning product‐line.

“Throughout my years as a publisher of women’s health magazines, I heard from thousands of women about their quests for well-being and their desires to regain control of their lives. Their stories were all different, but I noticed a common thread running through them. I realized that simply reading about how to change things wasn’t enough to help people change.

I discovered the need for something like meQuilibrium after a surprising personal epiphany. I was experiencing a fast-track career high point, and instead of being thrilled, I felt like I was at an all-time low. What was keeping me from enjoying the rewards of my work? What was going on in my head? And how could I adjust it? I knew that real self-improvement doesn’t come from taking a pill and wishing problems away. It doesn’t require spending thousands of dollars at medical facilities and high-end spas, either.

As it turns out, lasting balance in your life is the product of self-awareness, setting goals that are doable and a commitment to yourself. That’s what inspired meQuilibrium.”

Adam Perlman, MD, MPH, FACP

Adam Perlman, MD, MPH, FACP

Chief Medical Officer and Co-founder

Dr. Adam Perlman is currently the CEO and co-founder of Journey Wellness, a company developing the next generation of wellbeing centers. He is also an Adjunct Associate Professor of Medicine at Duke University, and from 2011 until 2017 was the Associate Vice President for Health and Wellness for the Duke University Health System as well as Executive Director for Duke Integrative Medicine. Additionally, he is the Founder and continues as Director of the Leadership Program in Integrative Healthcare at Duke University.

Dr. Perlman is past Chair for the Academic Consortium for Integrative Medicine and Health, comprised of over 70 leading academic medical centers around the country. Prior to his work with Duke, Dr. Perlman was Executive Director for the Institute for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (ICAM) at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ), where he was Associate Professor of Medicine. He held the UMDNJ Hunterdon Endowed Professorship in Complementary and Alternative Medicine and was Chair for the Department of Primary Care within the School of Health Related Professions, overseeing the Physician Assistant and Respiratory Care Programs.

Dr. Perlman also served as Director of Integrative Medicine for the Saint Barnabas Health Care System and was founding Medical Director for the Carol and Morton Siegler Center for Integrative Medicine, in Livingston, New Jersey. In that role he had primary responsibility for developing and overseeing the Complementary & Alternative Medicine Program, including the Integrative Medicine Center and the Center for Health and Wellness, for the largest healthcare system in New Jersey.

Dr. Perlman received his BA from Tufts University and his MD from Boston University School of Medicine, completing residencies in Internal Medicine and Preventive Medicine as well as a General Internal Medicine Research Fellowship at Boston Medical Center. He earned an MPH from the Boston University School of Public Health.

Dr. Perlman lectures widely and is a frequently featured media expert. His scholarly activities include numerous grants and publications. His diverse research interests have included a clinical trial evaluating the effect of multivitamin supplementation on school performance in underserved children, a survey exploring the use of CAM in patients with cancer and several trials assessing the efficacy of massage for osteoarthritis of the knee. Dr. Perlman’s research has been published in the Archives of Internal Medicine and featured in the New York Times.

“I have become acutely aware that often the major challenge in improving one’s health and enhancing one’s life is changing the way we think. Most of my patients know they need to eat better or exercise more or manage stress better, but they can’t break away from the patterned ways of thinking that ultimately drives their behavior. When they are able to make some positive changes, it is often their old arch enemy stress that causes them to slip back to their unhealthy way of being.

This is what the meQuilibrium approach is all about. Creating a system that will now allow far more people to benefit then would have ever been possible over a lifetime of private practice is why I’m so excited to have helped develop it and to be a part of the meQuilibrium team.”

Andrew Shatté, Ph.D.

Andrew Shatté, Ph.D.

Chief Science Officer and Co-founder

Dr. Shatté is the founder and President of Phoenix Life Academy, a company that specializes in measuring and training in resilience. He is a fellow at the Brookings Institution’s Center for Executive Education, a former professor of psychology at the University of Pennsylvania, and currently serves as a research professor in the College of Medicine at the University of Arizona. Dr. Shatté has published prolifically in peer-reviewed journals and is the author of
The Resilience Factor: 7 Keys to Finding Your Inner Strength and Overcoming Life’s Hurdles.

Dr. Shatté has trained tens of thousands of professionals over the past fifteen years to build their own resilience and coping skills, with demonstrated success in bringing about long‐term change in productivity and performance. Dr. Shatté completed his undergraduate education in his native Australia, with degrees in Philosophy and Psychology, and completed his Ph.D. in psychology at the University of Pennsylvania, where he worked on the first programs in positive psychology. A highly acclaimed teacher and TED presenter, Shatté is a sought-after speaker and consultant and has delivered keynotes at more than 1,000 conferences and conventions.

“Boosting the positives in our lives is at least as important as dealing with the negatives. Conventional medicine and traditional psychology hold that if you’re not sick, you’re well. I think if you’re not sick, you’re at zero. You want to live your life well into the positives. Frankly, any program worth its salt must guide you there.”