Our TeamCollectively, our leadership team has more than 125 total years of relevant experience in health promotion, disease prevention and global health management. As individuals, they bring unique skills from the fields of medicine, science, education, business and technology. Our team was one of the first groups to create a comprehensive web-based management and tracking system to support evidence-based health behavior change programs. During the 20 or more years that they've worked together, they have compiled an impressive list of work products and publications.
- Neil F. Gordon, M.D., Ph.D., M.P.H., F.A.C.C.
- Clinical professor of medicine at the Emory University School of Medicine (Atlanta, Georgia)
- Vice-president of the American Association for Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation
- Trustee of the American College of Sports Medicine
- Chairman of the American Heart Association Committee on Exercise, Cardiac Rehabilitation and Prevention
- Richard Salmon, B.D.S., M.B.A.
- G. Chipstead "Chip" Faircloth, M.B.A., M.H.A.
- Brenda Shepherd Wright, Ph.D.
- Kevin Reid, M.A.
Neil F. Gordon, M.D., Ph.D., M.P.H., F.A.C.C.
Founder, CEO and Chief Science Officer
Dr. Gordon obtained his M.D. and a Ph.D. in exercise physiology in Johannesburg, South Africa. He relocated to the United States in 1987 and obtained a master's degree in public health from the University of California, Los Angeles. He is a fellow of the American College of Cardiology and is board certified in public health and general preventive medicine. Dr. Gordon served as director of exercise physiology at the world-renowned Cooper Institute in Dallas, Texas for six and a half years where he worked with numerous elite athletes. In 1995, Dr. Gordon relocated to Savannah, Georgia, where he founded INTERVENT USA. In his capacity as INTERVENT USA's Chairman and CEO, Dr. Gordon successfully led the company's national and international expansion which culminated in its acquisition by Nationwide Better Health (a subsidiary of Nationwide, one of the world's largest mutual insurance and financial services companies) in April 2007. After the acquisition, Dr. Gordon served as the chief medical and science officer for Nationwide Better Health until 2011 when he led the initiative which resulted in INTERVENT re-acquiring global rights to the INTERVENT programs. Other key past positions include:
Dr. Gordon has authored over 100 published scientific manuscripts, eight books and numerous scientific abstracts in the area of preventive medicine.
Richard Salmon, B.D.S., M.B.A.
Chief Operations Officer
Dr. Salmon obtained his BDS from the University of Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa and an MBA from the Judge Institute of Management at Cambridge University in the United Kingdom. He is a registered Dentist in the United Kingdom and a member of the General Dental Council. At the University of the Witwatersrand he received the Jan Breyer award in Pharmacology. At the University of Cambridge, he received the Remedy Award for entrepreneurship and the KPMG award for his dissertation on customer satisfaction and its relationship to loyalty in health care.
From 1993-1997 Dr. Salmon worked in the English National Health Service in varying capacities.
Dr. Salmon co-founded INTERVENT USA, Inc. in 1997 and led all of the operations and technology development, which helped culminate in its acquisition by Nationwide Better Health (a subsidiary of Nationwide, one of the world's largest mutual insurance and financial services companies) in April 2007. After the acquisition, Dr. Salmon served as Vice President of Product Development for Nationwide Better Health until October, 2010 from which time he focused on implementing the South African and Canadian Businesses. In 2011 he successfully led the team tasked with implementing the re-acquired systems to allow for program implementation in the USA and globally.
His current responsibilities include the operations of all technology-related products and services, including the coaching and call center platforms and interfaces. Since 2011, Dr. Salmon and his team have redeveloped new state of the-art outcomes measurement applications and tools that continue to enable INTERVENT to compile an impressive publication record.