Cynthia Yu

Cynthia graduated from the University of Mississippi in 1997 and completed an Internal Medicine residency at St. Louis College of Pharmacy where she was on faculty for five years. After being a household engineer for five years, she went into the retail setting, providing traditional as well as disease management services for a decade. After a break from retail, she pursued pharmacogenomic and nutrigenomic certification, and partnered with another pharmacist to establish a small clinical practice providing genomic consultations. She now works as a clinical consultant for The Profero Team, focusing on precision medicine implementation and provides genomic consultations for individual patients.

Filomena Trindade

FILOMENA TRINDADE, MD, MPH, ABFM, ABOIM, FAARM, IFMCP is a physician, teacher, author, and internationally sought after lecturer in functional medicine. She is faculty at the Institute for Functional Medicine (IFM) and in the fellowship program in Metabolic Medicine at Metabolic Medical Institute (MMI). After obtaining her BA degree in Biology she went on to finish a master’s in Public Health in the area of environmental health and epidemiology before starting medical school. She graduated first in her class in family practice from the University of California Davis School of Medicine and did her residency training in family practice at the U.C. San Francisco/Santa Rosa Program. She has been in clinical practice for over 24 years.

Before starting her own private practice in 2004 in functional medicine she was the medical director of a non-profit organization that catered to the underserved. She recently authored a chapter on Nutritional Influences on Hormonal Health in the Integrative and Functional Medicine Nutrition Therapy Textbook and another chapter on Diabetes in the Integrative Cardiovascular Medicine textbook. Other publications include Townsend Letter, Guide to Anti-Aging & Regenerative Medicine, Saúde Actual, and the Border Health Journal. She is currently very active in her Saudade Certification Program, in mentoring other health providers and in her health retreats in Azores, her homeland. Keep up with her activities at

Lyn Patrick

Lyn Patrick, ND, graduated from Bastyr University in 1984 with a doctorate in naturopathic medicine and has been
in private practice in Arizona and Colorado for 35 years.

She is a published author of numerous articles in peer-reviewed medical journals, a past Contributing Editor for
Alternative Medicine Review, and recently authored a chapter in the newly released textbook Clinical
Environmental Medicine (Elsevier 2019). She speaks internationally on environmental medicine, nonalcoholic fatty
liver disease, endocrine disruption, metal toxicology and other topics. She is currently Faculty for the Metabolic
Medicine Institute Fellowship in collaboration with George Washington School of Medicine and Health Sciences.

She is also a founding partner and presenter at the Environmental Health Symposium, an annual international
environmental medicine conference based in the United States. After the passing of her longtime colleague Dr.
Walter Crinnion she is continuing to educate primary care providers in the area of environmental medicine
through the EMEI Global platform and the EMEI Review podcast. In her spare time, she enjoys biking, hiking and
kayaking the mountains, lakes, and rivers of southwestern Colorado.

Dan Strause

Dan graduated from the university of Wisconsin Whitewater with a BBA in accounting, where shortly after he would begin his career at Arther Anderson, a big 6 accounting firm, where every three weeks he went to and worked with a different client, thus learning how to adapt and work with a variety of different businesses. 

After working with and experiencing the breadths of different fields with Arther Anderson, Dan went on to work at Hamlin, an international electronics manufacturer for six years. 

It wasn’t until March 1st, 2003, where destiny would work its way into Dan’s life and make him one of the four founders for what was then called the MD Group consisting of the initial five pharmacies which would then become Hometown Pharmacy. Back then, the core principles of the company were that the pharmacists would take care of the patients while Dan would take care of the pharmacists and the business side of things with a lean administration team. 

It turns out word got around and other pharmacists who owned their own small independent retail pharmacy liked the MD group’s approach and had asked them how to keep their community pharmacy alive as they retired. 

The years passed by and Dan worked on building relationships across the nation with not only other independent pharmacy owners, but other industry experts as well, looking to expand Hometown’s knowledge and capabilities. 

With a new path and adapted mindset ahead, Hometown Pharmacy Partnerships formed with an established business model which shifted into partnering with local pharmacists to give them the opportunity to focus on their craft and expertise as a pharmacist and providing better care for our communities and patients while not having to work so hard on the business aspect of things. 

Now, Hometown Pharmacy has reached over 70 locations across the state of Wisconsin. 

Twenty years have passed since Hometown was born, and with all Dan has learned from not only experts all around the nation, but also his Hometown team, he and Hometown have become passionate about proactive care and making it Hometown’s mission to focus on helping patients get from pharmaceutical, to nutraceutical, to food while providing a base education for communities to better understand their individual health needs and give them the key fundamentals to evolving their health- nutrition, movement, sleep and stress management. 

Now, not only does Hometown focus on education, but also testing where your current health levels are with their health metrics and tools, teaching you about what your results mean, providing you with solutions and therapies to your current status of health, and furthermore, testing your health levels again to see if you’re making progress. With this approach, we are able to adjust where necessary and find what works best for each individual patient. 

Dan is passionate about the future of Hometown and providing the Wellara app and opportunities, which we will talk about later, as well as having the ability to education, entertain and inform patients so they can have their own knowledge and impact on their health journey, where we are passionate about helping with food, nutraceuticals, and lifestyle changes within the four pillars of health.

Peg Daly

Peggy joined Boston Heart in 2014 with over 34 years combined experience working in healthcare. Her career path includes management of the coronary care unit at Indiana University Hospital. After acquiring her Masters in Business Administration she developed and managed a 24 hour urgent care facility for eight years. Successfully marketing the urgent care facility to a major hospital system, she became a principle in the development of an assisted living project.

After obtaining a Masters in Nursing as a Family Nurse Practitioner, Peggy established an independent primary care practice serving both allopathic and functional medicine clients. During her time as a full-time practitioner, she completed her Doctorate of Naturopathy and obtained board certification. Peggy has obtained many additional certifications and training in Advanced Cardiometabolic Medicine. She is a certified GAPS Practitioner, Clinical Nutritionist, Master Herbalist and a Level 1 Aromatherapist. She continues to use a variety of evaluation tools and therapies with her current clients to achieve optimal health and wellness.

Peggy has served as adjunct faculty at University of Indianapolis, Butler University and Ball State University for a number of years. Her students have included those preparing for licensure as PharmD, Internal Medicine, Physician Assistants, and Nurse Practitioners as well as medical students from Indiana University School of Medicine. She holds staff appointments at Franciscan Health and Community Hospitals of Indianapolis.

Peggy holds a BS in Biology from University of Indianapolis, BS in Nursing from The University of the State of New York, Executive MBA from University of Indianapolis and a Doctorate of Naturopathy from Trinity College. She has completed a fellowship in Metabolic and Nutritional Medicine through the Metabolic Medicine Institute and has obtained board certification through the American Board of Anti-Aging Health Practitioners where she holds a Health Practitioner Diplomate status.

Peggy is a native of Indiana, and has served on the Board of Directors for the Red Cross of Johnson County, St Claire Center for Holistic Health at Marion University, New Horizons Youth Ministry, Ignite for Women and the Medical Advisory Board for Pressed Juicery. She enjoys organic gardening, spending time with her family, community education projects, biking, traveling, continuing educational programs and creative heart healthy cooking.

Mark Houston

Dr. Mark Houston is the Director of the Hypertension Institute and Vascular Biology, Medical Director of the Division of Human Nutrition and Medical Director of Clinical Research at the Hypertension Institute in Nashville, TN. He is on the faculty and Director of the Advanced Cardiovascular Modules XVI A4M/MMI in the US and Director of the Cardiovascular Module 2 for A4M/MMI. He is a Clinical Instructor in the Department of Physical Therapy and Health Care Sciences at George Washington University (GWU) School of Medicine and Health Science. He served as an Assistant Professor of Medicine and then as an Associate Professor of Medicine from 1978-1990 at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and was an Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, (VUMS) (1990-2012). He also served as an Adjunct Professor in Metabolic Medicine at the University of South Florida, Tampa (USF) Medical School (2014-2918)

Dr. Houston has four board certifications by the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM), the American Society of Hypertension (ASH) (FASH-Fellow), the American Board of Anti-Aging and Regenerative Medicine (ABAARM, FAARM) and American Board of Cardiology (ABC) Certification in Hypertensive Cardiovascular Disease (DABC). He holds two Masters of Science degrees in Human Nutrition from the University of Bridgeport, CT (MS) and another in Metabolic and Nutritional Medicine (University of South Florida School of Medicine-Tampa (MSc).

He was selected as one of the top physicians in the US in Cardiovascular Medicine in 2018 by the US Consumer Research Council. Dr. Houston was also named as one of the Top Physicians in Hypertension in the US in 2008-2014 by the Consumer Research Council. He was honored by USA Today as one of the Most Influential Doctors in the US in both Hypertension and Hyperlipidemia twice in 2009 and 2010. Dr. Houston was selected as The Patient’s Choice Award in 2010 -2012 by Consumer Reports USA. He was selected as one of the Top 100 physicians in the US by the American Health Council in 2017 and one of the Top 50 Functional and Integrative Medical Doctors in the USA in August 2017. He was also named one of America’s Best Physicians in Cardiology 2018 by the National Consumer Advisory Board. In 2019 he was elected to the Continental WHO’S WHO as a Top Doctor in the field of Medicine as the Medical Director and Founder of the Hypertension Institute.

Dr. Houston has presented over 10,000 lectures, nationally and internationally and published over 250 medical articles, scientific abstracts in peer reviewed medical journals, books and book chapters. He is an author, teacher, clinician and researcher.

Sarah Jastram

Dr. Sarah J’s interest in functional medicine began as a student in pharmacy school and has been a passion ever since. Recognizing that most guidelines begin with life style modifications she is excited and open to address how those recommendations can help you change your life and how medications and supplements fit into your unique picture of wellness. With a background in retail pharmacy, insurance claims processing, and education; Dr. Jastram enjoys not only finding and addressing the root causes of health concerns but also helping patients navigate the health care world.

She is a graduate of the University of Minnesota College of Pharmacy and the Leadership Emphasis Area. She sought out additional training through classes in complementary and alternative medicine, Reiki training, and continuing education in Functional Medicine.

Kate Henry

Dr. Kate Henry is the Director of Functional Medicine at Sanare Today, a revolutionary clinic that combines natural medicine, therapy, nutrition and coaching to help people thrive. Her study of nutrition, botanicals, and lifestyle medicine allows her to offer unique expertise and cutting edge, root-cause solutions for chronic health issues including depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder and more.