Merrill Warschoff Press, Executive Director Consultant

Merrill, Senior Vice President at Johnston Associates, has been the project consultant for Health eVillages since its launch in 2011. Merrill coordinates our Board of Directors, new partnership opportunities, fundraising, finance and administration, events, and other public relations efforts. Merrill’s 25 years of experience with both government and non-profit institutions helps provide a broad context for Health eVillages’ global and domestic healthcare efforts and implementation of its overall strategy.



Health eVillages is supported by both Private Funding and Corporate Sponsorship. We are pleased to recognize Tivity Health, Sharecare and Tramuto Foundation as our designated Corporate Operating Sponsors. As a Corporate Sponsor, organizations work with the Health eVillages Board of Directors and Advisory Board in establishing project/program areas that align to the mission/vision of both organizations.

Robert Avinger, Tivity Health Executive Liaison

As Vice President, Corporate Responsibility and Culture at Tivity Health, Robert Avinger is responsible for developing and executing a strategy for Tivity Health being a Best Corporate Citizen. Robert is also responsible for the progressive development and engagement of colleagues and leaders to ensure a dynamic and focused Tivity Health organizational culture rooted in empowerment, accountability and performance.

Robert has been in the culture and leadership development field for more than 20 years, working primarily in the healthcare industry. He joined Healthways (now Tivity Health) in 2006 and has led the company’s leadership development activities, including program design and delivery, assessment interpretation, succession planning and executive coaching.

Avinger is based at Tivity Health’s Franklin, TN campus. He lives in Nashville with his wife, Jane and his three children, Anna, Baker and Caroline.

Dominic Portalla, Senior Project Coordinator

Dominic Portalla joined Tivity Health's Corporate Responsibility Team in 2016, having worked on the Health eVillages program since 2014. In addition to collaborating with partners to ensure the successful execution of program initiatives, he also manages Health eVillages online social media presence.

A graduate of The New England Institute of Art, with expertise in digital media production, Dominic has served as a Content Creator and Video Production Specialist for the organization. He has shot, edited, and produced both educational and promotional content for Health eVillages multimedia campaigns. He is also an award-winning writer and narrative filmmaker.



Kathryn Eaton, Project Coordinator

Kathryn Eaton joined Tivity Health in 2016 as a member of it's Corporate Responsibility function, and has been a key contributor to the Health eVillages team since 2014. While working directly with partners and programmatic organization, Kathryn is responsible for the development and facilitation of group and one-on-one training programs of Health eVillages’ applications, as well as for device loading and deployment. Kathryn also plays an active role in both internal and external communications regarding Health eVillages activities.

Kathryn graduated from the University of Maine with a double-major in abnormal/social psychology and sociology. Since then, she has pursued her passion and interest in human interaction and the humanities through her work at Health eVillages.



John Doherty, Tramuto Foundation Executive Liaison

John has served as Chief of Staff for Tramuto Foundation and is a board member responsible for establishing strategic projects for the foundation. He spearheaded the review and execution of the Lwala Nutrition Program between Tramuto Foundation and Health eVillages.