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Our Team

Our Team


Ken Meares


Founder & CEO, Great HealthWorks

Entrepreneur and Visionary Leader

Inspired by a lifelong passion for health and wellness, combined with years of experience in the fitness industry, Ken Meares has created products and services that have improved the lives of hundreds of thousands of people. In the late 70’s, Mr. Meares founded Body Designers, a company that supplied fitness equipment to health clubs before subsequently going on to build the first Gold’s Gyms. His next venture was SportsCare International (SCI), a sports medicine company focusing on sports related injuries in the early 2000’s. During this period Mr. Meares garnered extensive knowledge on pain management and inflammatory conditions which inspired the discovery of the patented, natural anti-inflammatory, PCSO-524, which he branded as Omega XL...




Chief Operating Officer & Co-Founder, Great HealthWorks

Systems Architect, Operations Innovator

Every great visionary needs a meticulous partner able to carry out that vision and Miles DuPreé is that person. Under his direction as COO, Great HealthWorks has grown to become one of the most dominant players in the direct response industry in the world. Celebrities such as Larry King and Tony Dovolani, cannot stop praising the effectiveness and power of Omega XL and with over 50,000 bottles shipped weekly it is little wonder that the company...




Medical Director, Great HealthWorks

For more than thirty years, Dr. Sharon McQuillan has been at the forefront of the emerging field of integrative medicine. Early on, she realized the value of proactive rather than reactive care strategies, providing groundbreaking products and innovative rejuvenation therapies to her patients long before they were considered mainstream. Her passion to broaden the reach of preventive care is amplified in her position at Great HealthWorks, spearheading product development and consumer messaging...


Andrew LaBarbera


Vice President of Finance, Great HealthWorks

Andrew LaBarbera is an effective leader who consistently transforms Accounting and Finance departments into more deliberate, higher value-added units. By using a broad range of business leadership and financial oversight skills including capital raising, operational strategy, financial statement management, human resources, and information technology, Andrew is able to tactfully work in conjunction with multiple teams to ensure company financial operations...


Jim Luyk


Facility Director, Great HealthWorks

As Facility Director for Great HealthWorks, Jim’s number one priority is to provide the infrastructure requirements for all members of the organization. This allows key members of the organization to focus on the business at hand. Supporting the growth needs of a staff of 400+ in house personnel on a daily basis is both challenging and rewarding for him.


Vickie Carcaise


Vice President, Human Resources. Chief Legal Counsel, Great HealthWorks

Vickie Carcaise joined Great HealthWorks in 2015 and currently serves as Vice President, Human Resources and Chief Legal Counsel and oversees the company’s legal, regulatory and human resources affairs....


Ileana DuPreé


Vice President of Compliance, Great HealthWorks

As a founding team member since 2004, Ileana DuPreé was instrumental in building the Information technology foundation for Great HealthWorks. Having held several influential leadership positions within the company, her vast knowledge and experience have helped many teams achieve great success within a wide array of disciplines. She has extensive experience in management information systems and in Biomedical Informatics....


Peter Briel


Director of Network and Data Services, Great HealthWorks

With more than 26 years of Information Technology experience, Peter Briel, is responsible for the overall direction and development of the Network/NOC Technology and Information Security Departments. Single-handedly growing these departments from their infancy, Peter was the driving force behind making Network Technology and Information Security the multi-layer, multi-functional entities they are today...