Meet our
instructors

The same team of doctors and clinicians who created Wondr also teach the weekly master classes throughout the program.

Dana Labat, PhD

Clinical Psychologist
Coaches the power of mindfulness in making healthy changes for losing weight, managing stress, and building a toolbox of self-care strategies you can use for life
Dr. Dana Labat is a clinical psychologist licensed in both Louisiana and Texas. Dr. Labat earned her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Texas Southwestern (UTSW) and runs her own private practice in Louisiana. Dr. Labat utilizes her extensive experience to teach Wondr participants the relationship between mind and body by sharing the science of how to eat the foods you love so you can lose weight, feel better, and live stronger. Dr. Labat knows that mental wellbeing is equally important as physical health, and focuses many of her teachings on the power of mindfulness in living a healthy life. She also has experience treating clinically-diagnosed eating disorders.

Tim Church, MD, PhD, MPH

Chief Medical Officer
Coaches strategies to empower your organization through disease prevention
Dr. Church is one of the country’s leading clinical thought leaders in exercise and obesity research. As the author of more than 300 published clinical articles, Dr. Church has received numerous awards for his research in preventive health. He helps lead the development of the Wondr Health curriculum, which is inspired by his medical expertise. Specializing in business-to-business strategies, Dr. Church is an advocate for the employer and has a proven track record of empowering organizations through disease prevention to decrease healthcare costs and inspire employees to be their best selves.

Tre Wilcox

Celebrity Chef
Coaches chef’s secrets for maximizing flavors, enabling you to make meal prep an easy, creative part of your weight loss journey
Twice nominated for the James Beard Foundation’s Rising Star Chef of the Year Award (in 2005 and 2006, when he was Chef de Cuisine at Abacus), Chef Tre was also named one of the Best in DFW Chefs in 2010 by The Dallas Morning News. Kitchen success led to TV stardom, as Chef Tre thrilled viewers on Bravo Television’s “Top Chef” season three and “Top Chef All-Stars”. In 2014, Chef Tre founded Tre Wilcox Cooking Concepts, a culinary space hosting cooking classes, events, and team-building experiences. Chef Tre knows you don’t have to give up eating well to live well. He teaches Wondr Health participants how to maximize flavors in cooking while also supporting healthy lifestyles.

Meridan Zerner, MS, RDN, CSSD, LD

Nutrition Expert
Coaches how nutrition is about making whole food choices that balance flavor and fullness to create a personalized eating pattern you can enjoy for life
Meridan Zerner is a national award-winning registered dietitian nutritionist with 30 years of experience in the field of health and wellness. She’s spent the last 20 years working directly with patients, sharing her passion for nutrition through media segments and lectures across the country. An advocate for preventive and cardiovascular health and nutrition, she uses a practical approach and understands overall health means so much more than weight loss. She leverages her Wellness Coach certification to champion behavioral change skills that support sustainable lifestyle changes.

Renee Rogers, PhD, FACSM

Exercise Expert
Coaches how to experience the joy of movement as a key to health, wellbeing, and sustainable weight loss
Dr. Renee Rogers is a researcher and practitioner known for developing innovative interventions that engage people in healthy lifestyle behaviors. She is an expert on integration of exercise, technology, and weight loss, and loves working with media and technology to bring weight loss programs to the palm of your hand. Her expertise comes from a solid academic foundation in exercise physiology, behavior change, and weight management, plus years of experience performing professionally in theatre, dance, and working in production design and media. She’s known for her creative approaches for getting people to move more and sit less. Combined with her unique experience teaching many movement disciplines for the last 25 years, she gives Wondr Health a competitive edge with her experience in designing engaging wellness programming. Dr. Rogers has been published in a variety of outlets, including the American College of Sports Medicine and The Conversation US.

Kevin Gilliland, PsyD

Clinical Psychologist
Coaches how sleep is power for weight, health, and performance, plus offers strategies for building lifelong resilience as you meet your weight loss goals
Kevin Gilliland is a clinical psychologist with over 20 years of healthcare experience including business, treatment, and research. He’s the author of Struggle Well, Live Well and Progress, not Perfection. He has presented to a diverse group of corporations—multiple Blue Cross Blue Shield plans, Google, AT&T, United Airlines, as well as a diverse group of professionals—physician groups, school superintendents, and keynote presentations for annual conferences. Kevin has a unique ability to break down complex research topics in a way that resonates with the broader public, and he does just that as part of the People magazine Health Squad, Men’s Health Advisory Group, and frequent guest on local and national television, radio, and in-print publications. After working more than two decades in healthcare, Gilliland started an outpatient healthcare treatment company, Innovation 360, that specializes in mood disorders, anxiety disorders, substance abuse, and addiction.

Todd Whitthorne

Chief Inspiration Officer
Coaches how you don’t have to become a different person to become a healthier person, and holistic approaches for whole health
Todd Whitthorne is a nationally recognized health and wellness speaker and the author of Fit Happens! Simple Steps for a Healthier, More Productive Life! Whitthorne is an Emmy award-winning broadcaster who has spent the last 20 years leveraging his kinesiology and exercise physiology background to help organizations develop strategies to improve health and productivity in their workforces. He brings inspiring content about holistic approaches to Wondr Health curriculum while teaching practical, clinically-proven skills that work.

Meet our science
advisory board

Our science advisory board of PhD-level experts and medical doctors provide their clinical and research expertise to help develop our behavioral strategies, curriculum content, and outcome studies.

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