Board of Directors 2018-03-22T17:04:12+00:00

Board of Directors

Julie Gregory, President

Julie Gregory is trained as a marriage and family therapist and has focused much of her career on helping families as an advocate for children. When her own son became critically ill at age 12 with multiple, supposedly unrelated medical conditions, she found herself becoming his advocate within a medical community that offered no hope. She made novel connections from the published medical literature that ultimately lead to his recovery. Years later, she faced her own health crisis. By banding together with like-minded people on social media, doing her own research and N=1 experimentation, and reaching out to cutting edge scientists and practitioners, she developed a regimen that ultimately restored her health. In addition to her role as President, Julie also works as an ApoE4 consultant, advocating for and educating patients.

Julie lives on the shores of Lake Michigan with her husband and cat, Gracie. Their now-grown son is healthy and following in his father’s footsteps by pursuing a career as a airline pilot.

Theresa Braymer, Vice President

Theresa loves nature, animals, photography, and outdoor activities. After retiring from the Navy, she became a consultant to government contractors helping their experts write proposals by “translating” technical solutions into language that was not only understandable but communicated the benefits of the approach. It was fascinating work, but she lived on the road most of the year, worked long hours, faced stress-filled deadlines, ate poorly, and rarely exercised. She knew she was ruining her health. So she quit consulting in favor of a healthier life enjoying outdoor activities. Unfortunately, post-retirement hiking, skiing, and other activities led to an orthopedic issue that required three surgeries, none of which fully resolved the problem. Around this same time she also learned of her ApoE4 status. Studying up on these two areas: chronic pain and ApoE4 has led her down many paths both traditional and nontraditional. This health journey has opened her eyes in many ways and she feels she’s learned volumes, albeit with many more volumes to go. Similar to her work as a consultant, she’s motivated to share what she’s learned on this journey by “translating” medical findings into understandable language as best she can.

Theresa lives with her cat, whom she refers to as her current Commanding Officer, and her husband. They have four grand-dogs.

Marc Rouleau, Treasurer

In 2013 at age 50, four years into a health journey that had restored his vigor, Marc learned he carries an APOE-ε4 allele that predisposes him to dementia and heart disease. That knowledge put his family history in perspective, motivated him to redouble his health efforts, and led him to ApoE4.Info. There he found a culture that rejects the conventional fatalism about chronic disease. He learned to read the scientific literature critically to learn about APOE-ε4 and to identify promising risk reduction strategies.

Marc continues to enjoy good health, to learn, and to share with others what has been working for him. He loves the spotlight that ApoE4.Info places on a gene that plays a key role in the worldwide chronic disease epidemic, and he looks forward to ever increasing research focus on the APOE variants. As Treasurer, Marc manages the organization’s finances and IT infrastructure.

Marc is a former IT executive in the telecommunications industry who works as an independent investor and partner in a sustainable agriculture startup business. He and his wife of 30 years have five grown children and live in southwestern Washington State. Marc loves to explore the wild places of the Pacific Northwest with family and friends.

George Newman, Secretary

George Newman was diagnosed with a chronic illness in 2004. Using non-“standard of care,” non-pharma approaches, he has kept the illness in remission 99.98% of the time. He is a natural problem solver, with engineering, business, and technology education and experience. He is a licensed professional engineer and an entrepreneur who’s been self employed for ~30 years, creating and profitably selling businesses. He has spent most of his career solving problems by using, as one colleague noted, a “non-linear” approach. This is how he successfully put his chronic illness into remission. He is firmly convinced that lifestyle, including what you eat, what you don’t eat, exercise, fasting, meditation, and other measures can shift the probabilities toward a long, productive health span. He plans to use his abilities to help guide ApoE4.Info as it faces growth issues and other challenges.

George previously volunteered as an adult literacy tutor, Treasurer for multiple PTA’s, and Bingo Games Manager for a high school band booster club. After more than 10 years as a Boy Scout, he volunteered as a Scoutmaster, Venturing Crew Advisor, and Scouting rock climbing instructor. He enjoys traveling, hiking, skiing, rock climbing and walking his cat on a leash.

Andrea Steinberg, Director

Andrea is family physician/specialist general practitioner and senior partner of a busy general practice in New Zealand. She has a special interest in lifestyle measures as prevention of chronic diseases such as diabetes, cardio- and cerebrovascular disease, and dementia. She describes the community as being comprised of a remarkable collaboration of fine minds and dedicated members. She philosophically prefers to take a position of looking at the big picture and favoring a path of moderation in all things. The strategies she currently employs for overall disease prevention are maintaining a healthy weight, exercising (boxing), learning to play the piano, working as a physician, prioritizing sleep, practicing mindfulness meditation, social engagement with family and friends, and eating a plant-based whole foods diet with fish to maximize micronutrients.

Andrea lives with her husband and two dogs. Her two sons are grown and thriving in their careers.