The Executive Team
CEO & Co-Founder
As the CEO of Empowered Education, Eric Neuner is committed to changing the way we approach healthcare and education. To address rapidly increasing chronic illness and mental health issues, he believes it’s time for a radical system change that prioritizes and incentivizes wellness.
For the last 15 years, Eric has been an entrepreneur and founding partner for several industry-leading companies including Trilogy Education Services, Vital Digital Group and Zeta Global. These companies now collectively employee over 1,500 people. Graduates of Trilogy-powered programs have driven more than $1 billion in economic impact. He now serves on the Board of Directors for Trilogy Education Services. Eric began his career developing winning digital marketing campaigns for CDNOW and WebMD.
Eric obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Communication with an emphasis in Business from Cornell University. In 2014, he left New York City where he was raised and created a purpose-driven community hub and home in San Rafael, CA where he regularly hosts thought leaders and change agents in the Bay Area. Eric learned his passion and values from his parents who were both public school teachers. He enjoys playing the piano, singing, and mountain biking. Of the many hats that he wears, his most cherished role is being father to his 9-year-old daughter and 6-year-old son.
President & Co-Founder
Michael DiMaio is the President of Empowered Education. Michael is an entrepreneur and founding partner for several industry leading companies including Trilogy Education Services, EmpoweredEdu.org, Vital Digital Group, Forensiq, and Zeta Global. Michael is committed to leveraging his expertise in consumer behavior, technology, and data-driven marketing to promote systematic change in the areas of education and health.
Prior to co-founding Trilogy Education Services, Empowered Education, and Vital Digital, Michael co-founded Spire Vision, a leading online marketing agency in 2004, and served as CEO until the company was acquired by CAIVIS Acquisition Corp in 2009, now called Zeta Global. Michael served as President of Zeta Global, leading the company to 300% revenue growth from 2009-2012 and helped lead the company through a $70 million round of financing. Michael co-founded Tranzact Media, an online marketing platform, in 2001 which was acquired in 2007. Michael holds a Bachelor of Science. from Boston College.
Chief Operating Officer
Rob is Empowered Education’s (EE) Chief Operating Officer. He is dedicated to working with the EE team to transform lives by changing the approach to healthcare through a focus on wellness and sustainable habit…
Co-Founder, Health Coach Institute
Carey Peters is a National Board Certified Health and Wellness Coach (NBC-HWC) and a Co-Founder of Empowered Education.…
Co-Founder, Health Coach Institute
Stacey Morgenstern is a Board Certified Health Coach, Master NLP Practitioner, international public speaker, and Co-Founder of Empowered Education.…
Founder & CEO, Functional Nutrition Alliance
Andrea Nakayama is the Chief Executive Officer of the Functional Nutrition Alliance, LLC. Andrea is an internationally known Functional Medicine Nutritionist, educator, and speaker who is leading a movement to transform…
Chief Product Officer
Bill Baren is the Chief Executive Officer of The Big Shift LLC and the Chief Product Officer of Empowered Education. Bill is a world-renowned business coach, educator, and a serial entrepreneur. He has started and grown…
The Leadership Team
Senior Vice President, Marketing
Jason is an accomplished marketing professional with sixteen years of experience with a focus on understanding the customer’s journey and what truly drives them. After years of hands-on experience within all digital…
Vice President of Enrollment
As the Vice President of Enrollment, Josh heads up the day-to-day operations of the sales department across all Empowered Education brands. Josh has over 15 years of experience in sales leadership roles in higher education…
Senior Vice President
Matt has been a part of Empowered Education since the inception of Health Coach Institute and the launch of its flagship Become A Health Coach program in early 2015. Along the way, he has played…
Vice President of Human Resources
Libby has been part of Empowered Education since she joined the sales team in October of 2015. She then had the opportunity to be the first person in the Human Resources Department, where she serves as a “culture…
Vice President of Academics
Lucas Seipp-Williams is the Vice President of Academics & Student Success at Empowered Education. Additionally, he trains and coaches students of the Become A Health Coach and HMBA Mastery programs.…
General Counsel & Vice President of Corporate Development
In his roles as General Counsel and VP of Corporate Development, and as part of the senior executive team at Empowered Education, Nick is responsible for legal, corporate governance, compliance, and risk, along with the…
Vice President of Marketing
Throughout her marketing career, Clare has kept a consistent focus on results, revenue, and marketing ROI. She has gained experience in all aspects of traditional and digital marketing, but no matter the industry or…
James has been a part of Empowered Education since October of 2015. Since then, he has built a highly effective and supportive team of like-minded creatives who play a critical role in maintaining the highest standards of…
Director of Sales Operations & Analytics
In his role as Director of Sales Operations & Analytics, Om is responsible for sales operations, data management, and analytics. He is a pro at wearing many hats and has been an integral part of the company for more…
Senior Vice President, Student Engagement
Sandi works at Empowered Education as the SVP of Student Engagement. She manages the learning, content creation, customer support and success coach operations teams. Sandi is passionate about the student experience and…
Vice President of Data & Analytics
Hi, my name is Vimal (rhyme’s with Jimmy Kimmel’s last name). I live in New York City with my wife Ellen (a functional psychiatrist) and my 3 year old daughter Jaya (our overlord). I’m passionate about…