Meet the Team

Beating insulin resistance and diabetes takes a multi-disciplinary approach.  This team has the talent to help you live a long, healthy life.

Helen Stosel, MD


Since 1995, Dr. Helen Stosel has been providing personalized and compassionate care to patients with diabetes.  She is an advocate for functional medicine, wellness, and the prevention of disease.

Dr. Stosel received her Medical Degree from UC Davis and completed a fellowship in Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism at Harbor/UCLA Medical Center.

Joely Gardner, PhD


Joely Gardner, Ph.D. is a highly experienced expert in human factors and usability testing. She specializes in medical devices, software, and web-based applications. Dr. Gardner's clients include technology companies such as Sony, Intuit, Google, and Facebook.

Joely is a past faculty member at California State University at Fullerton. She is a licensed psychologist and holds a Project Management Certificate from the Project Management Institute.

Stephie Althouse, PhD

Head Coach & Program Designer

Dr. Stephie Althouse (“Dr. Stephie”) has 20+ years of experience in C-level leadership, a Ph.D. in chemistry, and a strong analytical mind. Her specialty is transforming medicine, science, and psychology into result-producing programs people enjoy.

Dr. Stephie received her Ph.D. in chemistry from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.  She has performed award-winning research with DARPA and several branches of the U.S. military along with dozens of private and public corporations.  Dr. Stephie is a certified business coach.

Robert Donnell

Co-Founder & CEO

Robert Donnell has spent much of his career in the medical field.  He started his career as a medic in the Air Force. He served in the medical industry as V.P. of sales and marketing and then as CEO.  He then built a full-service marketing agency specializing in cosmetic surgical practices.

He holds an MSA from Pepperdine University and an MBA from Califonia State University. Robert is a diabetic himself. He became a co-founder of the Beat IR company because he experienced the dramatic benefits of the program in his own health.

Irene Donnell

Team Trainer

Omesha Smith


Patria Diaz


Camilo Contreras


Gerardo Vivas

Mobile App Developer

Indiana Hoffmann