Resources & Talent
President & CEO
Lance Breger is leading practitioner and creator for the next wave of fitness – total wellness through an integrated and interdisciplinary program. Lance started his career at 19 when he became certified as a personal trainer by the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM). Currently, he is the Head Private Trainer at MINT Health Club & Spa in Washington, DC. He is Founder & President of Infinity Wellness Foundation. Breger was named as one of the top trainers in Washington, DC by Washingtonian Magazine in 2011. Lance is recognized as the 2011 Program Director of the Year by IDEA Health & Fitness Association and serves as a Master Instructor for the American Council on Exercise (ACE). He draws upon his learning and best practices to speak and train on the intersection of wellness disciplines to educational, corporate, and professional audiences.
Ben Cahen is a finance and operations professional with eight years of experience in innovative problem solving, financial management, and reporting functions. He has the ability to manage complex organizational budgets particularly with non-profits. Ben is currently the Assistant Director of Finance in The Brookings Institution’s Foreign Policy program while completing an MBA from Georgetown University.
Stephen is certified as a PE teacher, NASM Personal Trainer and Cardio Performance Specialist and an ACE Health Coach. While obtaining his graduate degree, Stephen wrote his master’s thesis topic on The Effectiveness of School-Based Prevention and Treatment Programs on Childhood Obesity. He continues to utilize his thesis research to help develop the WellKIDS model and curriculum. As a certified health and physical education teacher, Stephen realizes the impact the economy has had on programs like physical education. Because of this, schools need holistic programs like WellKIDS. He began his work with Infinity Wellness Foundation as a WellKIDS coach in 2012 and has grown with the program guiding its research and outcomes programs. In August 2013 he was named School Administrator. In his new role Stephen with manage all aspects of the WellKIDS research program and relationships with schools. In accepting his new position Stephen said, “Youth are clay yearning to be molded. It is our job to make sure they are equipped to become masterpieces.” Stephen graduated from the University of Pittsburgh with a bachelors in exercise science and from Indiana University of Pennsylvania with a masters in education.
David completed his studies at Montgomery College with a degree in Exercise Science and a Certificate in Personal Fitness Training. As a Certified Running Coach with Road Runners Club of America (RRCA), he trains 1/2 & Full Marathoners for the Baltimore Running Festival and the Marine Corp Marathon. David is affiliated with the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) and American Council on Exercise, (ACE), Certified Personal Trainer, (CPT). He works with a Rockville, MD, Physical Therapy practice as Patient Representative and markets his Personal Training services for a post-rehabilitation population.
Dr. Eleanor Mackey
Dr. Eleanor Mackey is a clinical psychologist, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, and the Director of Mental Health Services for the Obesity Institute at Children’s National Medical Center. She received her undergraduate degree in psychology from Haverford College and her Ph.D. in clinical child psychology from the University of Miami. Dr. Mackey has an active research program examining youths’ eating and weight management behaviors, as well as adherence to medical regimens. As a clinician, she oversees mental health services for the weight management programs in the Obesity Institute, including the outpatient clinic and the bariatric surgery program. Dr. Mackey is strongly invested in the prevention and treatment of childhood obesity and the promotion of healthy eating and exercise behaviors in all youth. In this service, she has made a number of media appearances in local and national outlets promoting healthy eating and body image in youth. She also aims to continue her research program, expand her clinical service, and continue to partner with community programs in order to promote wellness for youth in the Washington, DC area.
School Special Programs
Ashley Deans is currently a student at Morgan State University. She is completing her degree in Physical Education with a Concentration in Pre-Physical Therapy. Sports have always been a major part of her life whether teaching Pee-Wee Sports or playing at the highest level. Between finishing up school and applying for internships, she hopes to become a Certified Personal Trainer along with bettering her WellKIDS coaching skills.