1 in 33 women will die of breast cancer
1 in 3 women will die of heart disease
70% don’t know they are sick
80% of heart disease is preventable
Heart disease in women has been routinely misdiagnosed and undertreated, because of unconscious bias that suggested heart disease was a “man’s disease.” Adesso was launched to empower women to live healthy, vital lives through comprehensive heart-centered prevention and wellness.
I come from a family of doctors. A lot of doctors… I think 20 of us at last count, since my grandfather became the first doctor in the family.
I recall a day a long time ago, standing on the corner of Fifth Avenue in NYC, talking to my father on the phone about my epiphany. I had my true “Ah Ha” moment.
“Dad, I know what makes me different. I know my calling,” I said.
I’m sure my dad, himself a successful oncologist, was confused, because I was already a preventive cardiologist creating one of the first women’s heart prevention programs in the country. But I knew my mission was more than that.
“My purpose in life is to change health care for women. For ALL women. To educate and empower them to take care of their hearts and get the care they need and deserve. No matter who they are and where they live.”
I’ve not looked back since nor have I ever doubted my purpose. Because every woman deserves to live and live well. We don’t need “the cure” for heart disease. We already have it, at least 80 percent of the time. We simply need to get the cure to women before they are sick. We need to empower them to reach optimum health.
That mission finally brought us all here: Adesso. Working together, growing across the country and the world, to forever change the story of heart disease and women.
I’m so glad you’re here. I can’t do it without you. Join me, starting Adesso, Now! Let’s live from the heart together.
From the bottom of my heart,
Our complete software as a solution offering discovers and treats cardiac risk through fully insured, customized, health and wellness programs for women. We offer complete treatment offerings for corporate wellness, value-based medical providers and insurers.
If we’re going to ensure that someday soon, heart disease is no longer a woman’s greatest threat, we knew we needed experts from every aspect of life. Research tells us that heart health is linked to almost every aspect of health. So we’re honored and humbled to have gathered such amazing experts from around the world to help you have all the tools and inspiration you need for a healthy life.
Carolle Lee is the founder & CEO of Women’s Health Access Matters (WHAM). WHAM is a non-profit organization focused on increasing awareness and research for women’s health issues.
Dr. Suzanne Steinbaum is an author, cardiologist and a prominent women’s health advocate. She is the Founder and CEO of Adesso, a med-tech company that empowers women to live healthy and vital lives. Through comprehensive heart-centered prevention and wellness, Adesso aims to decrease women’s cardiovascular disease risk.
Amy Fine Collins, Editor at Large for Air Mail and Contributing Editor (New York) for World of Interiors, has written or contributed to more than a dozen books, appears in numerous fashion documentaries and has toured internationally, speaking at institutions such as the Metropolitan Museum and the Victoria & Albert Museum. She was a Special Correspondent to Vanity Fair, where for more than 25 years she wrote features about fashion, art, design, culture, Hollywood, and society. An arbiter and owner of the International Best-Dressed List since 2003, she was inducted into its Hall of Fame in 1996. Her latest book is The International Best-Dressed List: The Official Story, published by Rizzoli in 2019.
Georgie Kovacs founded Fempower Health. It merges her 20+ years of healthcare expertise, gained at Pfizer, Syneos Health, IQVIA, and Bristol-Myers Squibb, with her personal journey battling infertility.
Sonia Satra is a mindset and fitness thought leader who specializes in personal transformation by integrating the mind, body, and emotion to create lasting change. The former star of Guiding Light and One Life to Live is now the founder and CEO of the award-winning wellness company Moticise, which she has shared around the globe helping people reach their own personal greatness.
Naomi Whittel, New York Times best-selling author of Glow15 and founder of OMI WellBeauty,
is a leading innovator in the wellness and beauty industry. As a health and beauty explorer,
Whittel has traveled from the vineyards in Bordeaux, France, to the lush forests of West Africa,
and to the beautiful beaches of Okinawa, with one mission: to discover the world’s purest
ingredients and most nourishing scientifically based health solutions.
Based in New York City, Priya Patel is a seasoned entrepreneur in the health tech sector with over 18 years of diverse experience. She is the founder and CEO of Wellen, a pioneering digital health platform for active aging that focuses on personalized exercise programs for conditions such as osteoporosis and osteopenia.
Lisa Odenweller is the Founder & CEO of Kroma Wellness, the functional wellness brand that’s revolutionizing the way we think about nourishing our bodies. Founded in 2021, the company was created with the belief that food is medicine, mother nature is our greatest resource, and that what we put in our body is as much about fueling our bodies as it is our minds and souls.
Emily is an organic gardener with a BS in Ethnobotanical Resources from Humboldt State University under which she studied botany, environmental science, and ecology as well as religious and cultural studies, and herbal medicine. She is the author of Grow What You Love, 12 Food Plant Families to Change Your Life.
Somi Javaid MD, FACOG is a board-certified OB/GYN, leading women’s sexual health thought leader, and menopause advocate. She is the Founder and Chief Medical Officer of HerMD.com, a team on a mission to make women’s healthcare exceptional by educating, advocating for, and empowering patients to take control of their health concerns.
FemGevity is a telemedicine company focused on menopause and feminine longevity. Founded in 2022 by Kristin Mallon, CNM, MS, RNC-OB, and Michele J. Wispelwey, MBA, the company provides concierge care for the average woman seeking personalized healthcare. Kristin and Michele hope to empower women to take control of their aging process through FemGevity’s innovative services.
Kate Hanley is a book author, New York Times-bestselling ghostwriter, and personal development coach. In addition to working one-on-one with coaching and writing clients, Kate teaches and speaks about avoiding burnout, mindful time management and finding work-life balance at companies and events both large and small.
Stacy Quinn founded My Stroke of Hope, a health awareness platform. She aims to raise awareness of carotid artery dissection and stroke to help save lives and support survivors. As a carotid artery dissection and stroke survivor, Stacy is passionate about giving back to society and helping people live longer, healthier lives.
Suzanne Gilbert-Lenz is a doctor, expert, speaker and advocate for integrative women’s health.
Robi Ludwig, Psy.D. is a nationally known psychotherapist, award-winning reporter, and author, and is a relationship contributor for Investigation Discover Network’s Scorned. She was also the host of TLC’s popular “One Week to Save Your Marriage” and a host for GSN’s “Without Prejudice.”
Lesley Jane Seymour is an editor, author and entrepreneur. She was previously a senior editor of Vogue and editor-in-chief of many women’s magazines, including YM, Marie Claire, Redbook and More. Seymour founded CoveyClub, an online community for professional women.
Michele Lamoureux is an author, speaker, podcast host, and devoted mother. She has dedicated her life to empowering women in midlife.
Liz Elting, Founder and CEO of the Elizabeth Elting Foundation, is a New York-based philanthropist and businesswoman, recognized for her outstanding entrepreneurship and focus on developing women business leaders.
Teresa Kay-Aba Kennedy is President & CEO of Power Living Enterprises, Inc. and Founder of the Breathe & Burn® Mind-Body Studio. She combines her experience as a Harvard Business School-trained strategist, Master Coach, Yoga Teacher and Certified Holistic Health Counselor with the latest research in neuroscience, positive psychology and human performance.
Joanne Heyman, Founder and CEO of Heyman Partners, is widely recognized as a transformative force for good, bringing a mission-driven focus to institutions across sectors, cultures and countries.
Gloria Feldt is a nationally acclaimed expert on women, power, and leadership with expertise that comes from frontline leadership experience, a bestselling author, and in-demand keynote speaker. She is cofounder and president of Take The Lead, whose mission reflects her life’s passion: to prepare, develop, inspire, and propel women of all diversities to take their fair and equal share of leadership positions.
Kyle is a Certified Physician Executive with over 20 years of leadership experience in the military, clinical, payor, and startup settings. His organizations have excelled in key metrics such as quality, safety, patient satisfaction, cost savings, and access to care. His specialties include healthcare technology, wearables, AI, 3D printing, SaaS, IoT, and bio-pharma spaces.
Sylvia E. Klinger, DBA, MS, RDN is an award-winning author and founder of Hispanic Food Communications, a nutrition communications and culinary consulting company. She empowers and encourages those in her community through the foods they enjoy in their kitchens.
Robert Allan is an internationally recognized pioneer in cardiac psychology. He has treated hundreds of cardiac patients with individual psychotherapy and conducted more than 3,000 cardiac support groups. Dr. Allan established the first stress reduction-support group for cardiac patients in the New York Metropolitan area at The New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center (now Weill Cornell Medicine).
Proud to have studied and received her PhD in Counseling Education from The College of William and Mary, Dr. Juliana is a thought leader, and bonafide (S)expert, diving deep into the hard-to-have conversations that we all need to be having.
Agapi Stassinoplis is a bestselling author and speaker, and has had two books turned into PBS specials. Agapi has spoken and conducted meditations at many organizations and companies including The Today Show, L’Oreal, LinkedIn, Pandora, Google, Nike, Weight Watchers, PepsiCo, Starbucks, and many more.
Nigel Denby is a registered dietitian, author of ten successful nutrition books and a broadcaster across television and radio both in the UK and Europe. Dietitian of the Year 2013, Nigel is registered with the Health Professions Council and is Nutrition advisor to Women’s Health Concern – the patient arm of the British Menopause Society.
Chef Giorgione has been a teacher at the Congusto Gourmet Institute, the Funny Veg Academy, the Macromediterranea® Cooking School of La Grande via and the Italian Food Academy. Today he works for various restaurants and hotel companies, using his skills in the food industry and design.
Francesca Bettoni is a former sports massage therapist, craniosacral therapist, fitness trainer and beauty therapist. Currently, Francesca is a food blogger (Feed Yourself with Beauty), content creator and full time food photographer.
Deanna Kei is a Fashion & Beauty Illustrator, and Live & Virtual Event Artist from New York. She works with brands to create custom story telling pieces, and also performs live guest sketches during events. She has been working as a designer for over a decade, and is a design alumni from the Fashion Institute of Technology.
Adesso, now, is the time to educate ourselves, advocate for ourselves, and take our heart health into our own hands. Most women don’t know they are at risk. You can help. Click the icons below to share this life-saving information with your friends and family.
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