Randy Bivens, MD—President
Randy Bivens graduated from Loma Linda University School of Medicine, completing an internal medicine internship and a diagnostic radiology residency. In addition to serving as president of Life and Health Network, Dr. Bivens is also president of Bivens Medical Corporation, an imaging consulting service. Dr. Bivens’ involvement in Life and Health Network grew out of his lifelong interest in lifestyle medicine. He recognized early in his career that:
“Traditional medicine takes care of acutely ill people toward the end of their lives. Through lifestyle medicine, it’s possible to alter that paradigm and allow people to live much longer and healthier, avoiding the vast majority of western degenerative diseases.”
Dr. Bivens is happily married to Tami, a dietician and full-time homeschool mother to three children: Alec, Cristian, and Savannah.
Brian Schwartz, MD—Chair
Brian Schwartz is a board certified interventional cardiologist practicing in Kettering, OH. He received his degree from Loma Linda University School of Medicine in 1989 and did his residencies at Kettering Medical Center and the University Hospital in Cincinnati.
For many years, Dr. Schwartz struggled with the nagging conviction that medicine was supposed to be more than just a job. Even as a medical student, he understood that health has a much further reach than merely a diagnosis and medical treatment. He wanted to share comprehensive wellness information with his patients. Life and Health has helped empower him to do that. Dr. Schwartz’s wife, Lyndi, is an internal medicine specialist. They make a powerful team in the Dayton, Ohio area.
Todd Guthrie, MD—Treasurer
Todd Guthrie is a board certified orthopedic surgeon practicing in Mt. Shasta, CA. His anatomical specialties are arm, elbow, foot and ankle, hand and wrist, hip, knee, lower back, neck, shoulder, and spine. His treatment specialties are arthritis, arthroscopic surgery, joint replacement, osteoporosis, sports medicine, and trauma fractures.
Dr. Guthrie is drawn to Life and Health Network because believes that disease involves the whole person, not just a sprained knee or torn shoulder tendon. He is a firm advocate of whole person care.
Donn LaTour, MD—Secretary
Donn Latour is a dermatologist specializing in Mohs skin cancer surgery. He completed his undergraduate studies at Andrews University and received his medical degree from Loma Linda University School of Medicine. He completed his dermatology residency, as well as a one-year fellowship in Mohs skin cancer surgery at Loma Linda University Medical Center. He is certified by the American Board of Dermatology and currently practices in Michigan.
Lorayne Barton, MD
Lorayne Barton is a practicing physician at Los Angeles County + USC Medical Center and an adjunct professor in the School of Public Health at Loma Linda University. She received her undergraduate training at La Sierra University, her medical training at the University of California in Irvine, CA, and her residency and fellowship at the Los Angeles County Hospital in Pediatrics/Neonatology. She received her Master’s Degree in Public Health in the fields of Health Administration, Health Promotion, and Maternal-Child health from Loma Linda University. Dr. Barton also completed a Preventive Medicine Residency at Loma Linda University.
Her extensive background makes it quite clear why Dr. Barton decided to get involved with Life and Health Network. She has always had a deep interest in the prevention and reversal of chronic health problems. She believes that everyone should understand the basic principles of healthy living. She has lectured for numerous organizations on the subject of healthy living. She is a member of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine.
John Chung, MD
John Chung is a board certified dermatologist and received special training in Mohs Micrographic Surgery at Scripps Clinic Research Foundation in La Jolla, CA. Dr. Chung frequently lectures to medical, profession, and civic groups about skin cancer prevention, skin care, and surgical procedures. Dr. Chung has been in private practice since 1996.
Dr. Chung’s philosophy and mission for his practice is to provide the highest level of dermatologic care to all people equally with courtesy, honesty, and patience.
Harvey Hahn, MD
Harvey Hahn recieved his medical training at Loma Linda University and then completed his cardiovascular disease fellowship at the University of Cincinnati. He currently pratices medicine at Kettering Medical Center where he is the Program Director for the Cardiovascular Fellowship Training program. He is supported by his wife Joyce and two sons, Josh and Noah.
His interest in Life and Health Network comes from his personal conviction that total health involves not just the physical, but also the emotional, mental, social, and spiritual aspects of health. He promotes healthy lifestyle choices in his office and at public health talks. He also helps facilitate a Full Plate Diet class and a Financial Peace University course.
He would “like to be so successful in getting his patients healthy that he puts himself “out of business.’”
Danny Kwon, JD
As a graduate from University of Manitoba School of Law, Danny Kwon moved quickly from practicing law to the nonprofit sector, finding his passion for nonprofit work in an organization that worked with troubled youth. From there, he moved to Northern California to work for another nonprofit organization as a human resources director.
Danny joined Life and Health Network as executive director in May 2012, where he is now able to utilize both his deep interest in computers and media production, as well as his desire to share the simplicity of healthy living with the general public.
I’ve always liked to build and develop strategies, and I see Life and Health as the worthiest place to do it—especially in light of the world we live in now, environmentally, spiritually, and corporately speaking.
Danny is a licensed attorney in the state of California and the province of Manitoba. He is married to Lisa and has three children, Ava, Aaron, and Jonah.