9Health Fair Medical Advisory Committee

The Medical Advisory Committee (MAC), exclusive to the 9Health Fair, is comprised of Colorado’s top healthcare providers and allied healthcare professionals. These notable and experienced individuals provide high-quality and evidence-based health screenings to our Greater Colorado community. The implementation of MAC contributed to 9Health Fair’s endorsements from the Colorado Medical Society, the Colorado Nurses Association and the Colorado Health and Hospital Association.

The MAC is responsible for creating, reviewing and approving all medical screening protocols and interactive educational center requests. Through quarterly evaluation and follow-up of statistical data and screenings results, the MAC ensures all health screenings meet our strict criteria.

9Health Screening Criteria

  • Sound scientific and medical basis
  • Useful in identifying at-risk individuals or disease in a large population
  • Must promote good health and health education
  • Must be free of commercial or self-promotional interest
  • Screenings can be implemented on an efficient basis
  • Participant information can be appropriately followed-up within the healthcare system

Our screening protocols comply with these stringent criteria and undergo periodic evaluation to ensure practical implementation: they must promote good health and health education of Coloradans, they cannot exist in a vacuum and they must be woven into the fabric of healthcare systems throughout Colorado. The MAC works diligently to involve healthcare providers to ensure quality screenings and follow-up are provided to participants.

Members of MAC

  • William Becker, DO, MPH
    Clinical Pathology Medical Director
  • MaryJo Coast, PhD, RN
    Associate Professor, Loretto Heights School of Nursing Rueckert Hartman College for Health Professions Regis University
  • Shannon Jantz, MD
  • Patrick Kneeland, MD
    Medical Director, Provider Experience, University of Colorado Hospital and Clinics
  • Kenneth Krause, MD
    Rocky Mountain Psychiatry
  • Sherri Laubach, MD
  • Jodie V. Malhotra, PharmD
    International Affairs Coordinator, Distance Degrees and Programs, Assistant Professor – Clinical University of Colorado Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences Distance Degrees and Programs Office, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
  • Michael McDermott, MD
    Director, Endocrinology, Diabetes, & Metabolism, University of Colorado Hospital
  • Deb Parsons, MD
  • Don Parsons, MD (Chair)
  • Kevin Riddleberger
    Dispatch Health Chief Strategy Officer
  • Robert Sawyer, MD
    Medical Director, Wound Healing Center at Presbyterian/St. Lukes
  • Karim Sirgi, MD
    President, College of American Pathologists (CAP) Foundation & Metabolism, University of Colorado Hospital
  • Jennifer Starkey, RD
    Registered Dietitian, Orchard Park Health Care
  • Thomas D. Suby-Long, MD
    Assistant Professor, Department of Radiology, Thoracic Radiology Section, University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine
  • Jeffrey L. Varnell, MD
    COPIC
  • Sheryl F. Vondracek PharmD, FCCP, BCPS
    Associate Professor University of Colorado Denver Department of Clinical Pharmacy
  • Joshua S. Zucker, MS, FNP-BC, GNP-C
    Family & Gerontologic Nurse Practitioner, Complex Care Home Rounding Service, Kaiser Permanente

9Health Fair Medical Advisory Committee