Health Advisory Board and Contributors

Erica Reed

Erica has been with Pure Wellness for over 8 years and enjoys being apart of such a team-oriented environment and friendly community. Erica is a 2014 graduate of Wilmington University, a 2003 Graduate of Middletown High School where she was a cheerleader. Erica loves fitness, food and family! As an athlete and avid cross-fitter, working in the wellness industry gives Erica the opportunity to help others develop a new-found passion for health and to become their own biggest cheerleader!

  • Licensed Esthetician, 2014
  • Fitness Nutrition Specialist, NASM 2016
  • Weight Loss Specialist, NASM 2016
  • Cross Fit Level 1 Trainer, 2016
  • Insanity LIVE Instructor, 2017

Dr. Marks

Dr. Marks is an avid sports fan who enjoys participating in a variety of sports. His favorite activity is spending time with his family.

  • 1999 - Parker College of Chiropractic, Dallas, TX - Doctorate of Chiropractic
  • 1995 - University of Delaware, Newark, DE - B.A. Biology
  • 1990 - Alexis I. DuPont High School, Greenville, DE - High School Diploma
  • 2008 - President of Pure Wellness
  • 2003 - Vice President of True Wellness Centers
  • 2000 - Associate doctor position in Newark, DE
  • 1999 - Started a multi-doctor clinic in Austin, TX - Legend Oaks Chiropractic Center
Licensures & Certifications
  • Delaware Chiropractic License
  • National Board of Chiropractic Examiners
Associations & Memberships
  • Delaware Chiropractic Society
  • Delaware Chiropractic Services Network
  • Board Member Greater Newark Boys and Girls Club of Delaware
  • Diversified
  • Thompson
  • Gonstead
  • Sacro Occipital Technique (SOT)
  • Activator
  • Extremity Adjustment
  • Myofascial Release
  • Cox Distraction

Kimberly A. Tessmer, RDN, LD

Kim is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and Licensed Dietitian in the State of Ohio as well as a published author. Kim is the founder and owner of Nutrition Focus, which offers nutritional services for small and large organizations/businesses. Kim has over 20 years of experience in the field of nutrition and has authored nine books to date. Kim graduated from Bowling Green State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Technology/Dietetics. She worked in hospitals, nursing homes, and as a corporate dietitian for three national weight loss companies. Kim is a member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics as well as a member of the ADA Practice Group, Nutrition Entrepreneurs.

Suzanne Fisher MS, RD, LDN

Suzanne has 25 years of experience in weight loss management, nutritional counseling, sports nutrition, meal planning and recipe creation. She is a Registered Dietitian and licensed as a Nutritionist in the State of Florida. Suzanne earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Dietetics and Nutrition and a Masters of Science in Nutrition and Exercise Physiology. Her scope of practice for the online sector is vast, having worked for leading online weight loss programs including eDiets. My most recent project was developing the meal plans for the first online weight loss program specially designed for the pediatric population.

Daniel J. Muppidi, MD

Dr. Muppidi is a graduate of Osmania Medical College, India. He trained in Internal Medicine at the New York Downtown Hospital – Cornell Medical Center, New York and in the field of Allergy and Immunology at the SUNY Health Sciences Center at Brooklyn, NY. Later, he trained in Clinical and Laboratory Immunology at the Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA. He is board certified in Internal Medicine, Allergy – Clinical Immunology and Clinical / Laboratory Immunology. Dr. Muppidi has been in full-time private practice since 1996. Previously, he was Senior clinical Instructor in Medicine, Tufts University, Boston and Instructor in Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Boston.

Dr Washington Bryan, MD

Dr. Washington Bryan II is board certified in Integrative Holistic Medicine and with the American Board of Obesity Medicine. Dr. Bryan recognizes just how serious the obesity problem is for all population groups, regardless of sex, age, ethnicity, or race. He takes an interdisciplinary approach to helping patients improve and maintain a positive state of health.

Dr Zacharia Reda, MD

Dr. Zacharia Reda is board-certified in pediatric medicine, pediatric critical care. He has been in practice for over 22 years, treating thousands of children in primary pediatric care, newborn, adolescent, pulmonary, critical and intensive care. Dr. Reda served his pediatric internship and residency at Albert Einstein School of Medicine in New York, and at LAC/USC Medical Center in Los Angeles, respectively. Additionally, he completed a pediatric critical care fellowship at UCLA.