The Yes Health coaches are highly qualified nutritionists, registered dietitians and fitness trainers who are passionate about preventing prediabetes and diabetes.
They take a holistic approach to diabetes prevention. They understanding that living a healthy life requires not just a good diet and daily exercise, but also a sense of well-being.
Our coaches are tech-savvy and appreciate the power of an app to give people instant, on-the-go access to diabetes-prevention resources and support.
They want to make a positive difference and are ready to offer helpful advice — and lots of encouragement, too.
Interested in becoming a Yes Health coach?
Yes Health has joined forces with Solera Health to bring our mobile diabetes prevention program — free — to millions of eligible members as part of their health plan coverage. To see if you qualify to receive Yes Health as a covered benefit, start by taking this one-minute quiz.
Yes Health has partnered with the Diabetes Center at UCSF on a precision medicine initiative to include opt-in tools that provide users the opportunity to share important de-identified behavioral data, such as diet, exercise, and sleep patterns, with UC San Francisco researchers focused on both type 2 diabetes and prediabetes.
For more than two decades, Alex has been launching new businesses, building global consumer brands and leading high performance teams as an executive at PayPal, Safeway and Nestlé. He holds an MBA from UCLA.
Alex was surprised when his doctor delivered some unexpected news during a routine visit in 2013: He was diagnosed with prediabetes and potentially on his way to a life reliant on medication. Alex was determined to turn his health around, but knew he’d need support along the way. He wanted a program that was fun and motivating. It also needed to match his on-the-go lifestyle. When he didn’t find what he was looking for–and when he discovered 86 million other people were in his same boat–he decided to start his own. Alex handpicked a team of experts in medicine, technology and consumer products to help him create a revolutionary new mobile diabetes prevention program that works.
When he’s not helping people change their lives and prevent diabetes, Alex can be found riding his mountain bike, going on hikes with his wife and being the best dad possible to his three children.
Agatha is a Naturopathic Doctor (ND) specializing in helping people decrease and prevent chronic diseases, including diabetes, obesity and hypertension.
As a tech-loving, healthy-lifestyle guru, Agatha leads the team of Yes Health coaches. She teaches a “healthy lifestyle for a healthy life” philosophy and is a big believer in helping people help themselves so they can make positive, long-lasting changes in their nutrition, fitness and well-being.
She balances her love for good food and wine with lots of year-round activities—skiing, sailing, racing in local triathlons and long hikes with her family and dogs.
A software engineer who has written code and built back-end, front-end and mobile apps for IBM and various early stage Silicon Valley startups, Chris leads the technology team that makes our Yes Health app easy and fun to use.
A natural problem solver who loves to build things and watch them grow, his greatest reward is learning that a system or app he’s built has changed someone’s life for the better.
Although he insists that he really just loves to work, if you press him Chris will admit he also gets a kick out of getting his hands dirty in the garden, cooking up his bounty in the kitchen and hitting the open road for a snowboarding or camping trip.
Dr. Alan Greene is a practicing physician, author and former Stanford professor who in 1995 launched DrGreene.com, “the pioneer physician website” according to the American Medical Association. Preventing diabetes is on Alan’s short list of the most important health problems facing this generation.
He has appeared on Dr. Oz, the TODAY Show, Good Morning America, Fox and Friends as well as in The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, USA Today and Time Magazine.
To keep his body and mind in tip-top shape, Alan loves long walks on the beach and playing games—chess, poker, board games, you name it. He finds racing the clock during his daily NYT crossword puzzle especially relaxing.
Bruce is a startup veteran and e-commerce expert who founded WyshMe. He also headed business development at Blackhawk Network and served as President and CEO of Plastic Jungle.
He’s been instrumental in providing strategic counsel throughout the launch of Yes Health and beyond.
When Bruce isn’t busy helping build new businesses from the ground up, you can find him in the pool working on his freestyle, hiking in the mountains and getting creative in the kitchen.
Jill is a clinical licensed psychologist, dedicated to helping people discover their life purpose.
She is passionate about health and wellness and believes a strong mind-body connection is essential to our well-being. As a member of the Yes Health board of directors, her expertise in behavior science has greatly helped to shape the Yes Health program.
Jill received her Masters of Counseling Psychology from the University of San Francisco and her Clinical Doctorate, Psy.D. from The California Institute of Integral Studies in San Francisco. She specializes in understanding and activating the relationship between nutrition, mental well-being and overall health.
Jill loves being a mom to her three children, hiking with her husband and practicing yoga and meditation.
After his mother and several relatives were diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, Suneil decided to become an endocrinologist so he could do something to help. He holds the Gerold Grodsky, PhD/JAB Chair in Diabetes Research at the University of California San Francisco where he’s a core faculty member in the world-class UCSF Diabetes Center.
He has taught medical students, residents and clinical endocrinology fellows the fundamentals of diabetes and its prevention for nearly a decade as an attending physician at the San Francisco General Hospital. He also regularly volunteers at the American Diabetes Association.
Suneil regularly plays in a local softball league and loves spending time with his family–especially watching and coaching his kids’ sporting events.