The Executive Team

Carey Peters

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.

Stacey Morgenstern

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.

Andrea Nakayama

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…

Bill Baren

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

Jason Carrasco

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…

Josh Wiener

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…

Matt Sussman

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…

Libby Nicholson

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…

Lucas Seipp-Williams

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.

Nick Robbins

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…

Clare Schmitt

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 Barracca

Creative Director

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…

Om Shastri

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…