The Executive Team
Chief Executive Officer
Sarah is Empowered Education’s (EE) Chief Executive Officer. She 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 change.
Throughout her career, as a CEO/COO of tech-enabled businesses, Sarah has launched, grown, turned around, and stabilized several early-stage companies during periods of organizational change and market disruption to put them on a path to profitability and position them for successful exits.
Her expertise encompasses technology-product leadership; payments technology; executive management of finance, marketing, sales, engineering, and business development teams; streamlining of business operations; and M&A strategy.
Sarah is energized by connecting teams to a shared mission and nurturing a work community of belonging and purpose, which is what drew her to EE. She believes that results invariably follow strong, aligned teams.
Sarah lives in Boston and enjoys spending time with her family, consuming books and podcasts; doing something that requires moving her body; tracking new trends in technology, and challenging herself to learn something new.
Sarah earned her MBA from New Mexico State University and her MA from The University of Dallas.
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.
Executive Chairman & Co-Founder
As the Executive Chairman and Co-Founder 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…
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, Functional Nutrition Alliance
Andrea Nakayama is the founder of the Functional Nutrition Alliance. Andrea is an internationally known Functional Medicine Nutritionist, educator, and speaker who is leading a movement to transform the health industry…
The Leadership Team
Chief Product Officer
Stacey has 10 years of experience in education and is a talented problem solver with expertise in operational strategy and program management. Stacey thrives in entrepreneurial environments where she can unlock growth by…