Our Team

It's our people that make the difference.

Individually, we bring extensive experience and innovative thinking to our behavior modification programs. Collectively, we're a powerhouse of change that can make a real difference for your business. Many of us have benefitted personally from our top wellness programs by losing weight, eliminating chronic health issues and helping friends and family to quit tobacco. It's fair to say we practice what we preach.

Leadership

Robin Daigh
President, Wellness & Prevention Programs

Favorite health tip: It's easy for me to spend too much time sitting at my desk, so I look for ways to get "non-exercise activity" such as pacing when I'm on a phone call or parking at the back of the lot. It can add up to several thousand steps a day.

Robin is an executive and entrepreneur with more than 30 years' experience in multiple sectors of the health care industry. She is responsible for overall management and direction of our preventive health programs to ensure that each of our clients receives quality services and technology. Robin previously served as executive VP of a health care IT company providing documentation software-as-a-service. She was a founder and senior VP at a medical device company that commercialized an in vitro diagnostic test for chest pain. Robin held previous positions as CEO, COO and VP in successful health care startups in software and medical products, has managed hospitals, clinics and physician practices, and was a management consultant for Ernst & Young. She received a BA in Human Biology with Distinction from Stanford University and an MBA from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.

David Tinkelman, MD
Medical Director

Favorite health tips: I read labels constantly, avoiding saturated fats. I make sure to walk 10,000 steps every day, which is a habit I started after we launched FitLogix.

Dr. Tinkelman is responsible for overall medical direction of our preventive health programs. He is board certified in both pediatrics and allergy and immunology, with more than 25 years' experience providing medical direction and quality assurance for disease management, quitline and wellness programs. Active in medical research, the author of over 135 journal publications and book chapters, and co-editor of four textbooks, all in respiratory disease, Dr. Tinkelman has expanded his research to include wellness and socioeconomic issues in health care. He currently serves on the Advisory Board for NAQC, and is a past president of the Joint Council of Asthma, Allergy and Immunology and a past Editor of the Journal of Asthma. Dr. Tinkelman previously served as a professor of pediatrics and vice president of health initiatives, and prior to that, was a practicing physician in Atlanta, GA, where he served as managing partner of his medical group. Dr. Tinkelman received his MD with Academic Honors from Hahnemann Medical College, and his BA from Temple University.

Amy V. Lukowski, PsyD
Clinical Director

Favorite health tips: I wake up early every day to make time for fitness. With two small children, it's the only time I have to get moving.

Dr. Lukowski is a licensed psychologist and clinical director for all wellness and prevention programs at National Jewish Health. She has more than 10 years' experience working with tobacco cessation, weight management and health behavior change as a clinician and working with population based treatments. Amy is a certified Tobacco Treatment Specialist (TTS) and specializes in Motivational Interviewing and is a Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (MINT) Trainer. Dr. Lukowski is an active member of the American Psychological Association and Colorado Psychological Association. She serves on the NAQC Board of Directors. Dr. Lukowski received her PsyD from University of Northern Colorado, and an MS in Counseling and BS in Psychology from the University of Wyoming. 

Business Development

Cindy Haugland
Business Development Manager

Favorite health tip: I love to walk everywhere. My favorite weekends are when I park my car after work on a Friday and do not drive anywhere until Monday morning.

Cindy is a Business Development Manager responsible for assisting clients and prospects as they select wellness programs that meet their needs and budgets. She specializes in serving state health departments, health plans, and corporate clients, and collaborates with our state partners to develop private/public partnerships to sustain quitline services for their state residents. Cindy has more than 12 years of experience in supporting clients in the implementation of our QuitLogix program for tobacco cessation. She has many years of experience in medical marketing and client relations and is skilled in management with a background as a marketing director. Cindy received a BS in Business and Marketing from the University of Minnesota and has worked in the healthcare industry for her entire career.

Jessica Black
Business Development Manager

Favorite health tip: As a working mom, my young son and I have made exercise and being active a family affair. During the week I run while he bikes, and on the weekends we are often in the mountains hiking or skiing.

As a Business Development Manager, Jessica's primary focus is on servicing prospects and clients with their weight management needs through our FitLogix program. She has more than 15 years of experience in marketing and business development and health care has been a primary focus. Jessica has worked with several hospitals and physician groups in Texas and New Mexico to market their services to consumers. In addition, she has worked with leading national medical device manufacturers throughout the U.S. to marketing those devices to hospitals and health care institutions. Jessica received her BBA from Texas Tech University.

Client Services

Hilary Baca
Client Relationship Manager

Favorite health tip: I like to take the stairs whenever possible to increase my activity.

Hilary serves as a primary contact for Health Initiative clients. She is responsible for ensuring that our services and products meet and exceed client expectations from initial onboarding through service delivery. Hilary maintains regular phone and email contact, facilitates client meetings and ensures that all weekly, monthly, quarterly and special reports are prepared and delivered to all assigned clients. Hilary has over ten years of experience in client relations and account management working with a variety of clients to provide reporting, data analysis and superior customer service. She obtained a BS degree in Business from the University of Colorado.

Seth Skelton
Client Relationship Manager

Favorite health tip: I find myself constantly moving. Whether it's running trails, snowboarding or rock climbing everything is more fun with friends and family. I always try to involve the people around me in my adventures, which make for great stories around the camp fire or dinner table!

Seth serves as a primary contact serving Health Initiatives clients, after spending three years working directly with tobacco users battling to end their nicotine addiction. Seth started as a coach, helping callers identify their own personal challenges and then discussing different strategies to help them move forward in reaching their goals. His experience includes serving as a Team Lead, with responsibility for working with other coaches to improve their interaction with participants and be even more effective in supporting tobacco users to make changes in their lives. Those experiences give Seth a unique perspective in understanding the difficulties of quitting tobacco, and identifying with clients the resources best suited to support participants. Before moving to Colorado, Seth worked as an educator and in the human services field. He earned a BS in Biology from the University of North Texas.

Information Services & Technology

Laszlo "Lots" Pook
Chief Information Officer

Lots manages all divisions of the Information Systems Department at National Jewish Health. He has more than 25 years of experience working in information management in health care and non-health care industries, with an extensive background in structured database design, software development and implementation. Lots works closely with the wellness & prevention program team to guide the product roadmap and development of systems and software. Lots has served as president of the Colorado Health Information Management Information Systems Society and is currently a member of the College of Health Information Management Executives and the Colorado CHIME CIO Committee, overseeing the implementation of the Colorado Telehealth Network and the Colorado Regional Health Information Exchange. Lots holds an MBA from University of Colorado at Denver and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Management of Information Systems from Colorado State University.

Marty Maness
Manager, Dev/Financial Information Systems

Marty leads all aspects of the Information Services and Technology team responsible for the development of products that support our FitLogix and QuitLogix clients, including our case management systems, eCoach web-based tools and mobile applications. He has more than 15 years of experience working in higher education, government agencies and health care organizations. While at Creighton University, Marty led the development of a housing and resource allocation system that received a patent for the innovation and functionality the system provided. Marty received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Management of Information Systems from Iowa State University and has an MBA degree from Creighton University.

Operations & Administration

Tracy Hudson
Operations Director

Favorite health tip: I have noticed not eating late at night has helped me to stay within my nutrition goals. As an alternative, I have incorporated physical activity in its place.

Tracy oversees all call center operations for our wellness programs. She is responsible for ensuring that our coaching services meet client expectations for quality, availability and responsiveness. Tracy has more than 20 years of customer service management and has a unique understanding of the need to provide excellent service and counseling to our callers while exceeding their service expectations. Before joining National Jewish Health, Tracy worked at PacifiCare, Anthem and Great-West Healthcare/CIGNA. She brings to us a strong knowledge of call center technology, quality programs, counseling and mentoring of staff, call center metrics, work-at-home initiatives and project oversight.