Joe Nadglowski, President & CEO, Obesity Action Coalition

Joe Nadglowski is President and CEO of the Obesity Action Coalition (OAC), a nonprofit organization formed in 2005 with the mission of elevating and empowering individuals affected by obesity through education, advocacy, and support. A frequent speaker and author, Nadglowski is especially passionate about access to obesity treatments, tackling weight bias, and sharing his own experiences with obesity. He has more than 30 years of experience working in patient advocacy, public policy and education and is a graduate of the University of Florida.

Dorothea Vafiadis, Director, National Council on Aging’s Center for Healthy Aging

Dorothea Vafiadis is the Director of the National Council on Aging’s Center for Healthy Aging. She has more than 20 years of professional experience in public health and with nonprofit organizations. Vafiadis’ expertise includes developing nutrition and prevention strategies, translating science-based recommendations to drive behavior change, and establishing nutrition policy guidelines with USDA’s Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion. She is a member of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine’s Food Forum.