Philosophy

Who We Are

Diabetes Life Coach is an industry leader in the fields of diabetes education, digital health, and technology-driven preventative medicine. We are focused innovators who constantly challenge ourselves to do everything better than the day before, so that people around the world can live more fulfilling lives.

We are devoted to our values and dedicated to the clients and patients we serve.

What We Do

Diabetes Life Coach empowers patients with pre-diabetes and type 2 diabetes to take a more active role in the improvement of their own health. We empower people with the right information, tools, and support team to manage their pre-diabetes or type 2 diabetes and live happier and healthier lives.

What We Want

We want people with pre-diabetes or type 2 diabetes to spend more of their energy living their lives. We want to equip healthcare providers with the necessary tools to help their patients while giving them time back in their day. We want to improve the lives of the individuals and communities we serve.

What We Believe

We believe every day is a new day for groundbreaking ideas and unparalleled opportunity. Ours is a culture focused on what we can accomplish today and where it can lead us tomorrow. We believe it is possible to lead a full, active, rewarding life with pre-diabetes or type 2 diabetes when things are properly managed.

Contact Us Today

If these ideals align with yours, please contact us today, and we can create a positive relationship that changes lives for the better.

 

Our Team

Kirk Howell

Founder/Chief Executive Officer
Kirk has a long history of building strategic relationships that transform markets. His leadership, partnerships, and developments throughout the technology world led to industry-leading products and services in the healthcare industry including mobile app/portal development, internet development, multimedia broadcast, business to business affiliate programs, and mobile communication platforms that have been used by thousands of healthcare professionals and patients.

Kirk has an uncommon passion and will to win that drives everyone around him to succeed and better themselves. He is a “Lead-By-Example, In-The- Trench” executive that believes that adapting, overcoming and achieving is how you win. These attributes have served Kirk well over his 20 years of entrepreneurial and real world business success.

Ed Kenney

President
Ed has more than 25 years experience in Executive Leadership for companies big and small. Working for Allscripts, Panasonic, and Vantiv has provided a broad array of leadership experiences. Mr. Kenney specializes in Go-To- Market Strategy, Budgets, Strategic Partnerships, Channel Development, and Sales. Ed has a passion for the entrepreneurial approach and prefers working with companies on “out of the box” concepts and determining ways to differentiate from competitors in the market.

Ed holds a Masters degree in Communications and an undergraduate degree in Advertising and Business Administration. He was the 2004 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year in Kentucky when he worked at Advanced Imaging Concepts as the Chief Marketing Officer. Mr. Kenney was named 2004 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year and is a member of the Kaufman National Entrepreneur Hall of Fame.

Randy Scherer

CFO & Vice President of Operations
Randy is a top performing executive and entrepreneur with over 25 years of diverse business experience in managing companies and strategic initiatives. Qualified by a UCLA MBA and a Vanderbilt University engineering degree, he is proficient in a full range of business functions including finance and accounting, general management, business development and operations. In addition to being a seasoned CFO and General Manager, Randy is experienced as a business owner and Board Member.

Randy has worked in a variety of firms including Fortune 500, privately held companies, start-ups and turn arounds. He has a passion for continuous improvement, collaboration and building high performance teams.

Shaunti Fondrisi

Vice President of Technology Development
Shaunti is a graduate in Computer Science and has 2 decades of experience in software development in areas ranging from gaming to manufacturing, military contracting, finance, business and education. His product team won a national award in 1998 for excellence in distance learning programming for the Fort Knox Armor School distance learning program. He was also the recipient for the Heartland Enterprise Applications excellence award in 2010.

Kenny Hilpp

Director of Strategic Partnerships
Kenny is a leading healthcare executive and entrepreneur with 20+ years of experience. Throughout his career, Kenny has helped many organizations grow successfully, including his own. In 2015, Kenny and his partners successfully sold one of their healthcare organizations to HCA, Inc., the largest hospital network in the United States. His passion for helping business grow combined with his tenacity and intellect have allowed Kenny to have favor among influential executives and decision makers.

Kenny holds a Masters degree in Business Administration from the University of Kentucky.

Dan Glover

Director of E-Commerce Strategy and Development
Dan is a dynamic professional that possesses a tenacity to uncover every stone until he locates the ideal result. He possesses the incredible ability to multi-task, think out of the box, leverage hard to find resources, and initiate projects with long term benefits to both stakeholders and sponsors. Moreover, Dan continually brings concepts and ideas that are generations ahead of current corporate models, including time, cost, and quality value propositions. Dan offers an innovative approach to the result of extraordinary achievement. Dan spent 10 years at MGM Resorts International where he was the Director of E-Commerce Strategy and Development.

Chef Dominic Tedesco

Executive Chef
Chef Dominic Tedesco is a true creative Renaissance Man and Master Chef. Add to this mix his irresistible southern charm and old fashioned business ethics, and you have a great recipe for success. Becoming a chef to the stars, Executive Chef Dominic has been sharing his award winning dishes with a new audience in Las Vegas and Hollywood. Many celebrities crave his cooking and company. Chef Dominic has served up his delectable dishes and Pizzas world-wide! He has won The International Pizza Championship and has been on the U.S. Pizza Team.

Liz Everman

Lead On Air Personality
Liz retired from her anchorwoman post in June 2005, but continues to work on the station’s weekly “Wednesday’s Child” segments that she founded years ago. Wednesday’s Child is a special series of reports that helps children find adoptive homes. Liz has helped almost 3,800 special-needs children find homes through the program. It has won more than 50 awards, including the National Association of Broadcaster’s Service to Children’s Award and the Adoptive Exchange Association Award for best segment of its kind in the country. Everman also was honored by the United States Congress for her work with adoption, and was named an Adoption Angel by the Congressional Coalition on Adoption.

Kimberly Howell

President, Paddock Media Group, LLC
Kim is a dynamic professional and executive that possesses an ability to make things happen around her. She is a creative visionary that masterfully leverages resources while motivating individuals to get the job done with excellence. Kim also has an incredible work ethic combined with a next generation approach to business. She is a force of nature leading and delivering powerful results for everyone around her. Kim has over 25 years of experience in marketing, advertising and digital media and has spent her career servicing clients and directing marketing teams in strategic planning, web development, social media, brand development, media buying, creative development, as well as ongoing implementation, execution, and expansion of the business plans.

David Bock

Technology & UI Design
For the past 14 years, David has served in a technical capacity that includes system
design/architecture, software/application support and implementation, print/mailing coordination, as well as internet and web technologies direction.In 2004, as creative director, he was responsible for deploying products for clients such as Toyota Motor Sales USA and Scion. This included four consecutive years coordinating, producing and deploying event materials, interactive websites, and dealer correspondence for the Mid-Ohio Scion Owners Event. In addition, David oversaw the Toyota Reveal project that produced special invite only events designed to reveal the FJ Cruiser, Yaris, and the Highlander Hybrid for a five-state region. His experience includes interactive multimedia components, variable four-color mail design and creation, as well as cutting-edge technologies. Direct mail was also a focal point during 2000-2007. During that time, David obtained mail automation certification and began to produce, presort, and mail tens of thousands of direct mail
pieces monthly for automotive dealerships.

Mike Duck

Creative Director, Paddock Media Group, LLC

Mike has over 20 years of experience in creative design, graphic design, and media development. He is a natural talent with a dynamic understanding of how business should work. Mike brings a unique point of view and is a born leader with positive motivational qualities. He and his team deliver excellence at every level.

Mike graduated from Murray State University with a BS in Fine Art Specializing in Graphic Design.

Doug Jefferson

Director & Producer of Corporate Videos, Paddock Media Group, LLC
As founder of Focal Point in 1989, Doug has worn many hats in the field of video production. His true talent comes in helping clients realize their creative vision within their budget and scheduling constraints. Doug has produced hundreds of projects over the years, including national TV shows, national, regional and local commercials, local programming, music videos, and corporate videos. His success is reflected in the many awards Focal Point has garnered.

Dr. Andrew Renda

Advisory Board Member
Dr. Andrew Renda is Humana’s Director of Bold Goal Measurement. His work includes leading strategy, analytics, metrics, and research related to measuring progress towards Humana’s Bold Goal of improving community health by 20% by 2020. CDC’s Healthy Days survey instrument is used as the primary means of assessing population health. This is supported by clinical leading indicators and a robust research agenda that drives insights on how best to improve community health.

Dr. Renda has a B.S. in psychology and biology from the University of Kentucky where he was a National Science Foundation Undergraduate Fellow. He received his medical degree and a diploma in clinical psychiatry from the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, followed by a Masters in Public Health from Harvard University.

Dwayne Gunter

Vice President, Parallon
Advisory Board Member

Dwayne is a leading healthcare professional with 20+ years of experience in helping healthcare organizations grow successfully. “In the ever-changing landscape of the healthcare industry, providers are seeking innovative and cost-effective solutions that deliver results – it’s the reason I joined Parallon Technology Solutions (PTS).

I’m proud to be a part of a forward-thinking organization built on years of experience that’s dedicated to helping healthcare providers achieve better patient care. These are the same guiding principles I see with Diabetes Life Coach, and I am equally proud to help advise the management team at Diabetes Life Coach, LLC.”