• The Achieving Optimal Health Conference 2017

    Thank you for joining us
    for an amazing day!

    If you missed the 2017 conference, video archives are available now

2017 AOHC Speakers

Iyanla Vanzant

Spiritual Lifecoach and New York Times Best Selling Author. Iyanla is also the Host and Executive Producer of the award-winning breakout hit “Iyanla: Fix My Life,” the No. 1 reality show on OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network.

An Intimate Conversation With Iyanla Vanzant

Charles DeSantis

Founder GUWellness, Associate Vice President For Benefits and Payroll & Chief Benefits Officer

Kristin Kirkpatrick

President of KAK, Consulting, LLC | Dietitian & Consultant of Wellness Nutrition Services at the Cleveland Clinic Wellness Institute

Dan Nevins

Yoga Teacher, Wounded Warrior and Professional Speaker who has been inspiring audiences around the world with his message of perseverance, resiliency and hope for more than a decade.

The Healing Power of Yoga

Dr. Robert Hariri

Founder and Chairman of Celularity

Dr. Patrick Hwu

Department Chair of Melanoma Medical Oncology, MD Anderson Cancer Center

Using the Immune System Against Cancer

Chuck Lief

President of Naropa University

What It Means To Live A Balanced Life

Dr. Robert Silvetz

Director iSychrony Clinic

Brain Science: Clinical Successes and Future Developments in Individualized TMS

Kevin Mullins

Master Instructor at Equinox Sports Club, Washington D.C.

Get Up And Move

Tracy Freeman, M.D.

Chief Medical Advisor, BB&R Wellness Consulting

Georgetown Superfood

a Capella Co-ed Singers

A Musical Performance To Inspire

Therese Burch

Founding Partner of BB&R Wellness Consulting

Doro Bush Koch

Founding Partner of BB&R Wellness Consulting

Patricia Reilly Koch

Founding Partner of BB&R Wellness Consulting

You will leave

ENERGIZED to better understand your body and make yourself a priority.

EDUCATED in knowing what foods strengthen your immune system, reduce stress & fight chronic disease.

EXCITED about living your healthiest and happiest life possible.





Program Kickoff: Georgetown Superfood A Capella Group Performs

Opening Remarks From Charles DeSantis, GUWellness

Welcome From BB&R Wellness Consulting Team

Session 1

What It Means To Live A Balanced Life – Chuck Lief

Session 2

The Healing Power Of Yoga – Dan Nevins

Session 3

Protecting Your Forgotten Organ: How Taking Care Of Your Liver Today Can Mean A Longer Life Tomorrow – Kristin Kirkpatrick

Get Up And Move

A 10 minute exercise break with Kevin Mullins, Master Instructor from Equinox Sports Club

Session 4

Innovation In The Field Of Regenerative Medicine – Dr. Robert Hariri

Session 5

Using The Immune System Against Cancer – Dr. Patrick Hwu


Enjoy Lunch, Exhibitors And Book Signings In Red Square

Gift Giving

Please Join Us While We Practice The Art Of Giving – Therese Burch and Charles DeSantis

Session 6

Brain Science: Clinical Successes and Future Developments in Individualized TMS – Dr. Robert Silvetz

Session 7

An Intimate Conversation With – Iyanla Vanzant

Session 8

The Wrap Up


Platinum Sponsors

Gold Sponsors

Silver Sponsors

Bronze Sponsors


Interested in Being a Sponsor For 2018?

Email: therese@bbrconsulting.us

Call: 202-549-0040


What to expect at the Achieving Optimal Health conference

  • Inspirational lectures from world renowned health experts
  • A fabulous network of health-conscious conference attendees
  • Free Healthy Lunch
  • Free pass to visit BB&R’s Market of local and national companies and enjoy demonstrations of new products and healthy food samples
  • Fabulous give aways and prizes
  • Free parking


“To begin, I just wanted to commend you on the WONDERFUL conference on Saturday! It was the warmest, most joyful series of workshops that I’ve ever had the pleasure to attend.”
Kristin B.

“Thank you again for sending out that invitation. This very well may have changed my life.”
Julie S.

“Thanks for making a difference! I too left the conference a new woman.”
Donna B.

“I enjoyed myself immensely at the 2016 event. I left feeling way more rested, informed, and in an over all better place than when I came. I look forward to next year.”
Rosetta E.

We are pleased to offer 4.25 hours of Continuing Education Unit credits this year for the following occupations:

Dietitians, Psychologists, Social Workers, Counselors/Marriage and Family Therapists, Chemical Dependency Counselors, Educators, Nurses, Dentists and Occupational Therapists.

More Information


  • I know the conference is on Georgetown campus, but where exactly?

    The conference will take place in the Edward B. Bunn Auditorium located in the Intercultural Center on the Georgetown Campus. If you are walking or taking a taxi please use the 37th and O entrance. The Edward B. Bunn Auditorium will be to your right after you enter the campus.


  • If I am driving, where can I park?

    Limited parking will be available on a first come first served basis at the Southwest Garage (map). Due to a number of events taking place on Saturday around the Georgetown University campus, we expect significant traffic congestion in the area surrounding 37th and O Streets. We strongly suggest taking public transportation or ride-sharing services to the conference if possible. The best place for ride-sharing drop-off is at the Library Steps, 37th and N Streets, or at Prospect and 37th Streets, NW.
    Beginning at 7 a.m. through 5 p.m. on Saturday, parking and access on the west side of Georgetown University will be restricted. Vehicular traffic on 37th Street, NW will only be allowed to travel south between P and N Street, NW. There will be no vehicular access to O Street between 37th and 35th Streets, or access to 36th Street, between P Street and N Streets. Traffic control officers will be in the area to navigate vehicles.

  • What should I bring?

    You don’t need to bring much! You may want to bring a pen to take notes, as there will be tons of interesting information presented that you won’t want to forget.

  • What should I wear?

    Casual, comfortable attire is recommended.

  • Should I bring a lunch?

    No. A healthy lunch will be provided!

  • Can I bring my kids?

    Yes of course. Children ages 12 and under are admitted at no charge.

  • Can I volunteer?

    Yes! Our volunteers are an important part of making this conference so wonderful. Please email therese@bbrconsulting.us for more information, or visit our volunteer sign-up web page here:
    Click to View Volunteer Opportunities on SignUp.com

Questions? We are happy to answer them!

Email: therese@bbrconsulting.us

Meet the Founders

Tricia Reilly Koch, Doro Bush Koch, Therese Burch


Want to find out more about
the inspiring activities this year’s
Achieving Optimal Health Conference has in store?
Please email us at: info@bbrconsulting.us

If you are interested in being a sponsor or exhibitor for this year’s conference please contact Therese Burch at therese@bbrconsulting.us