Our Team





Scott Stoll, M.D.

Chief Medical Officer and Board Chairman, The Plantrician Project

Speaker and Author


Dr. Stoll is recognized as an international leader in Lifestyle Medicine and founder of the not-for profit organization, The Plantrician Project.  He is frequently called upon to work with top Olympic, professional, and collegiate athletes as well as Royal families in Europe and the Middle East.  Dr. Stoll served as a member of the Whole Foods scientific and medical advisory board and consults with healthcare organizations globally to integrate lifestyle medicine solutions.


An innovator of change, he also co-founded the International Plant Based Nutrition Healthcare Conference, the International Journal of Disease Reversal and Prevention, and the Regenerative Health Institute, a unique collaborative project with the Rodale Institute that integrates a regenerative vision of human health, agriculture, and the environment.  He was a member of the 1994 Olympic Bobsled team and served as a team physician for the United States Bobsled and Skeleton Team and Lehigh University.


Every year Dr. Stoll hosts the very popular one-week total health immersions and helps attendees recover lost health, reverse disease, and restore emotional balance.  In addition to authoring numerous books, scientific articles and speaking internationally, Dr. Stoll has appeared on a wide variety of national shows including the Dr. Oz show, hosted a 2018 PBS special Food As Medicine, and numerous documentaries including The Game Changers, Eating You Alive, Disease Reversal Hope, Plantwise, and upcoming Revive TV series. 




Tom Dunnam, C.H.H.C., A.A.D.P.

President, Total Health Immersions

Health Coach


With attention paid to every minute operational detail, Tom has successfully married his business management expertise with his passion for health promotion in his role with The Plantrician Project. He co-founded the International Plant-based Nutrition Healthcare Conference and also serves as president of Total Health Immersions (THI). THI is a 7-day lifestyle intervention program that, several times each year, touches employees of some of the nation’s most admired employers that are committed to reining in healthcare costs and improving the quality of life for their employees.


Holding a BA in Management from St. Leo University, where Tom was a pitcher and team captain of the baseball team, he concluded his graduate studies with an MBA from the John F. Welch College of Business at Sacred Heart University. Along with his wife, Andrea, and their two children, Tom calls the West Palm Beach, FL area home.






Caryn Dugan

Plant-based Nutrition and Culinary Educator

Contributing Speaker


Caryn Dugan is STLVegGirl, a plant-based nutrition and culinary educator with a simple mission, “A Plant on Every Plate™”.


Caryn adopted a plant-based-diet in response to tragedy; in 2008, cancer took her father at an early age and ten weeks later, tried to take her.  In response to her diagnosis, she searched for an answer and found one in the growing body of literature supporting a whole food, plant-based diet to bolster our natural immune system.  Adopting a plant-based diet herself and beating cancer, she sought to share her knowledge to help others.


In 2011, Caryn studied in Washington, DC, under the direction of Neal Barnard MD at the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine’s (PCRM) Food For Life program, becoming a certified instructor. Bringing this knowledge home, she teaches immune boosting, plant-based cooking classes at the Cancer Support Center of St. Louis for the benefit of others who have, like her, met cancer at the door.


Caryn went on to form STLVegGirl, LLC, St. Louis’ first fully plant-based entity providing cooking instruction, personal cheffing, and collaborative restaurant events, she regularly appears in cooking segments on local television morning shows and teaches cooking classes in many locations around the St. Louis area.


Earning her spurs as a personal chef through the Wellness Forum’s Plant-based Certified Personal Chef Program, she has entered the Corporate Wellness world, teaching the Complete Health Improvement Program (CHIP) as a Lifestyle Medicine Institute Certified Program Facilitator, has earned a Plant-based Professional Culinary Certificate through the Rouxbe Cooking School and is a wellness coach through the direction of the Wellcoaches Corporation. Most recently, Caryn teamed up with Forks Over Knives to create The Forks Over Knives Community and Support Program which piloted in St. Louis and is set to continue in 2017.  To learn more about Caryn, visit STLVegGirl.com.



Andréa Dunnam


Andréa Dunnam directs events for The Plantrician Project, whose mission is to educate, equip and empower physicians, healthcare practitioners and other influencers with the knowledge about the indisputable benefits of plant-based nutrition.  In addition to other responsibilities, Andréa runs the Project’s annual medical conference, The International Plant-Based Nutrition Healthcare Conference, which has brought thousands of like-minded healthcare professionals together over the years..


After receiving her Bachelor’s degree from Saint Leo University, Andréa worked in the marketing field, had a career in Education, followed by careers in the non-profit world.  She is a plant-based cook and enjoys giving cooking demonstrations using simple recipes for common foods.


In her spare time, Andréa does a tremendous amount of philanthropic work.  She has been recognized for her commitment to helping others by The American Diabetes Association, The National Charity League and The State of Connecticut General Assembly for her outstanding service, goodwill, and generosity to the community.  Andréa is very involved with her church and is blessed to have a husband and two wonderful children.




Lana Karpel, RN

Wellness & Nutrition Educator, Certified Yoga, Tai Chi and Reiki Practitioner


Lana Karpel is a Registered Nurse and Corporate Health & Wellness Program Coordinator, providing wellness services to corporate groups, private clients and regional Hospitals.  Over her years working as a clinical nurse, she has developed a primary interest in the areas of illness prevention and chronic disease management, largely through dietary changes and lifestyle modification.  Lana also achieved certifications in Yoga and Tai Chi while emphasizing rehabilitation, wellness and self-empowerment.


A recent professional accomplishment was the creation and facilitation of a integrative program based on nutrition and fitness in combination with Eastern mind/body modalities. This unique combination allowed many of her patients to challenge and overcome their emotional patterns and food addictions.



James F. Loomis, M.D., MBA

Barnard Medical Clinic


James F. Loomis Jr., M.D., M.B.A., received his medical degree from the University of Arkansas, where he was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society and graduated with honors. He subsequently completed his internship and residency in internal medicine at Barnes Hospital in St. Louis, Mo. In addition, Dr. Loomis received an M.B.A. from the Olin School of Business at Washington University in St. Louis. He is board certified in internal medicine and has also completed the certification program in Plant-Based Nutrition from Cornell University.


Dr.  Loomis has served as Team Internist for the St. Louis Rams football team and the St. Louis Cardinals baseball team, as well as Tour Physician for the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra. Before being selected to lead the Barnard Medical Center, he practiced internal medicine at St. Luke’s Hospital in St. Louis, where he was also the Director of Prevention and Wellness. He was also on the clinical faculty of the Department of Internal Medicine at Washington University School of Medicine.


When not practicing medicine, Dr. Loomis enjoys reading history books, cooking, and teaching plant-based cooking classes. He also enjoys running, biking, and swimming, and has completed numerous half marathons, marathons, and triathlons.



Wendie Pett

Fitness Expert


Wendie Pett, a nationally recognized name in the fitness industry, is passionate about motivating and encouraging people to make fitness and nutrition part of their daily routine.  She enthusiastically teaches the care of mind, body and spirit, assisting others to learn the importance of reaching their full potential through her Visibly Fit™ program – a total wellness and body weight resistance exercise program.  Wendie has helped countless of people reach their fitness goals – without ever compromising their joint health, tendons, or ligaments – by teaching simple and easy to do exercises that use your body as your gym.  


Wendie has a Doctor of Naturopathy and works as a fitness/wellness coach with individuals and groups across the country. She has a nationally syndicated television program and is the author of a variety of books.  She offers DVDs and coaching for those that are seeking a natural way to replace fat with muscle, gain strength and diminish chronic pain as well as to gain mental and spiritual growth.  To learn more, visit www.wendiepett.com.



Evan Queler, M.D.



Dr. Queler is a board certified Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Physician and fellowship trained in non-surgical interventional spine pain management & regenerative procedures.  He is licensed in medical acupuncture, is a certified Power Yoga instructor and a facilitator of CHIP (complete health improvement program).  He has been practicing Yoga since 1995 and completed the Culinary Rx course.  He believes a whole food plant based lifestyle is the portal to actualizing the best version of one’s most authentic self.  Dr. Queler aspires to empower patients, families and the community at large to make evidence based behavioral lifestyle choices in order to cultivate wellness, health and vitality.


When not practicing medicine, Dr. Queler enjoys spending time with his wife, Sonia, four-year-old son and six-year-old daughter, where they reside in New Jersey. He may also be found enjoying back-to-back Mumford & Sons concerts when they are in town.



Kristen Stoll

Chef, Mother, Wife


Kristen Stoll grew up at her mother’s side in the kitchen.  Her Italian family gathered around the kitchen table to enjoy delicious home cooked meals.  Today, she is the mother of 6, wife of Dr. Scott Stoll and is still passionate about food, but with a different twist.  Kristen uses her kitchen skills to create delicious nutrient rich, plant-based meals that are family friendly, kid approved and easy to prepare. 


A student of food and health, she is always working to craft new delectable meals that satisfy both the palate and body.  Her first cookbook Kristen’s Healthy Kitchen received rave reviews and is used in homes around the US and abroad.



Joel Ying, M.D.

On-Call Physician


Dr. Joel Ying, M.D., is a holistic and integrative physician with a local practice in Naples, Florida, since 2007.


Receiving his Medical Degree from the University of Michigan, he went on to train at the University of Miami / Jackson Memorial Hospital residency program in Internal Medicine.


He bridges traditional and alternative therapies in his practice. Working with medications as well as herbals and supplements, his practice also offers acupuncture, craniosacral therapy, yoga, meditation, and tai chi.   He can be found online at: www.JoyHealthWellness.com.