• The Achieving Optimal Health Conference 2018

    We hope you had as much fun as we did!

    Let's do it again next October!

    If you missed the 2018 conference, video archives are available now

Now’s the time to keep the momentum going

Thank you to all of the wonderful guests who were able to attend the 2018 Achieving Optimal Health Conference. We had a blast being ENERGIZED, EDUCATED and INSPIRED with you!

We laughed. We cried. We broke out in joyous, uninhibited dance. Now it’s time for us to take what we’ve learned and begin transforming our lives!

We learned how to fuel our bodies, how to care for our minds, and how to avoid stress. We were inspired, fired up, and brought to tears. We enjoyed delicious food, met amazing people, and–above all–gained the tools we need to lead healthier lives. We’ll see you again next October!


See our amazing speakers from previous conferences.

Here are some of our amazing speakers from previous conferences

Click here to see all of our previous speakers.

2018 Speakers

Charles DeSantis

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

Doro Bush Koch

Founding Partner of BB&R Wellness Consulting

Therese Burch

Founding Partner of BB&R Wellness Consulting

Patricia Reilly Koch

Founding Partner of BB&R Wellness Consulting

Tracy Freeman, M.D.

Chief Medical Advisor, BB&R Wellness Consulting

Kristin Kirkpatrick

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

Dr. Chris Exley

Internationally Recognized Researcher on Alzheimer's Disease, Professor in Bioinorganic Chemistry, Keele University

Siri Lindley

World Champion Triathlete

Dr. Robert Hariri

Founder and Chairman of Celularity

Dr. Jacob Wilson

Co-Founder, Chief Executive Officer of Applied Science & Performance Institute

Travis Mills

Retired United States Army Staff Sergeant

Vinny Ferraro

Insight Meditation Practitioner and Co-Founder of the Dharma Punx


8:30 am


9:15 am

Please Take Your Seat

9:30 am

Opening Remarks From Charles DeSantis, GUWellness

Welcome From BB&R Wellness Consulting Team

Session 1

Mind Your Muscle – Dr. Robert Hariri and Dr. Jacob Wilson

Session 2

How Are You Fueling Today – Kristin Kirkpatrick

Session 3

Never Give Up. Never Quit. – Travis Mills


Enjoy Lunch and Exhibitors In Red Square

Gift Giving

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

Session 4

Today’s Hot Topics with Dr. Tracy Freeman and the BB&R Team

Session 5

The Truth About Toxins – Dr. Chris Exley

Session 6

Steppin’ Out Of Our Story And Into Our Life Vinny Ferraro

Session 7

From The Depths Of Self-Doubt To Winning Big And Living Fearlessly – Siri Lindley

Wrap Up With BB&R


Platinum Sponsors

Gold Sponsors

Silver Sponsors

Bronze Sponsors


Interested in Being a Sponsor?

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


“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 thoroughly enjoyed the entire conference.  It was extremely informative and very well planned.  I liked how each speaker added humor to their presentations and made us feel comfortable.  Although much of the information was scientific and technical, they were mindful of their audience and kept the information light and easy to understand”
Denise A.

If you missed the 2017 conference video archives are available.

The 2018 Achieving Optimal Health Conference has been approved for 5.25 CE credits! Please see below for details.

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.


  • 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.

  • 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 wear?

    Casual, comfortable attire is recommended.

  • Should I bring a lunch?

    No. A healthy lunch will be provided!

  • 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

  • Can I bring my kids?

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

  • Other questions?

    Please email therese@bbrconsulting.us with any other questions!

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