Dr. Marvin Brody
Geriatric Medical Director
Dr. Marvin Brody is a leader in geriatric healthcare, directing geriatric dentistry in nursing facilities and in his own practice for 35 years. Dr. Brody received a Bachelor of Arts in Biology from Brooklyn College before moving on to get his Doctorate of Dental Surgery from New York University College of Dentistry, to which he later returned as a Clinical Professor of Restorative Dentistry. In addition to his top-tier general medical knowledge and experience, Dr. Brody has received extensive training in Temporomandibular Joint disorders and Myofascial Pain Syndrome. Dr. Brody has appeared on air over 60 times as a dentistry expert. He currently maintains a practice in Midtown Manhattan focusing on restorative dentistry, cosmetics, and dental medicine. Dr. Brody is affiliated with numerous dental organizations and is a Scholar in Residence of the Orthodox Dental Society. He is also a decorated officer in the Coast Guard Auxiliary and a member of the NYS Chaplains Task Force.
Mendy Co Ёn
After studying abroad in Paris, Jerusalem, London, Sydney, and New York, Mendy received his Rabbinical Judaic Law degree from the Head Rabbinical Chabad Court of Israel. He has since dedicated his life to wellness and senior care. Mendy has served as a director for the Cancer Society and homecare agencies. His years of volunteering to help seniors and those who are ill demonstrate his caring and knowledge of healthcare. Mendy's teachings and writings have inspired many people from all walks of life. Mendy has been a Chaplain for the New York City Health + Hospitals since 2008, and he is currently serving as the Deputy Director of Intergovernmental Affairs for the New York State Chaplain Task Force. In 2005, Mendy started his volunteering work with patients in the New York area. His compassion and conviction to help others are the foundation upon which WUK Health is built.
Irina Palagova, RN
Director of Clinical Services
Irina has 24 years of extensive experience in geriatric healthcare, holding key positions as a supervisor and Clinical Director. Irina is an expert in medical management, Plan of Care (POC) review, and assisting with patient recovery. In her role with WUK Health, she examines medical reports to identify potential gaps in treatments and ensures proper action against parties negligent in care. Irina also advocates the providing of reliable, consistent, and cost-effective Plans of Care in order to help patients achieve and maintain health and wellbeing, with as much self-care and independence as is reasonable. Irina has held administrative positions at VNS of NY, Centerlight, Beth Israel Hospital, and Lemberg Home & Geriatric Institute. She has a vast knowledge of the Medicare and Medicaid systems and related laws, in addition to general state and federal healthcare laws. Irina also has expertise in the clinical quality improvement process. Irina obtained her clinical diplomas from the Republic of Georgia Nursing School and is fluent in Russian and Georgian.
Dr. Joseph N. Trachtman
Director of Holistic Health
Dr. Trachtman received his Doctor of Optometry degree from the Pennsylvania College of Optometry. He was awarded a M.Ed. from Johns Hopkins University, and a M.Sc. in Vision Science from the State College of Optometry, State University of New York. Dr. Trachtman also has a Ph.D. in Experimental Psychology from Ferkauf Graduate School, Yeshiva University. He concluded his formal education with a National Library of Medicine Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Computers and Medicine at the Mt. Sinai School of Medicine of the City University of New York. Dr. Trachtman has taught in universities at the undergraduate, graduate, and Post-Doc levels. He has lectured to clinicians worldwide. While on the faculty of the City College of New York, Dr. Trachtman conducted research for seven years with funding from the National Eye Institute. As a clinician, Dr. Trachtman has practiced Optometry in private practice, university clinics, and in the U. S. Army. He is skilled in all areas of his profession and specializes in vision therapy and rehabilitation. Patients to whom he has provided care range from autistic children to world-class athletes and jet fighter pilots. He was a charter member of the International Academy of Sports Vision, a member of their board of directors, and editor of their journal. Additionally, Dr. Trachtman is one of the foremost authorities in the world in the area of biofeedback and vision. He also has extensive experience with autism, and his paper on autism and vision is highly rated on scientific publication databases. Dr. Trachtman was a consultant for the New York State Department of Health, where he was involved in public health issues ranging from on-site hospital inspections and the quality of patient care, to establishing policy and guidelines for vision care in New York City. Currently, he is a first responder for the King County Public Health Medical Reserve Corps in Seattle. Dr. Trachtman has published over 70 scientific articles, written five books, and has 12 patents. He is also active in community service, becoming a Rotarian in 1974 and serving as President of the Rotary Club of Brooklyn, and was the founding president of the Brooklyn Heights Hebrew Academy.
Dr. Rochelle Harary
Director of Behavioral Services
Dr. Harary has worked as a psychologist and mental health counselor for over 25 years, specializing in parent-child and adult-child family relationships in the field of cognitive and projective assessment. She is a lauded lecturer on family topics such as adult children, geriatric care, parenting, and marriage, and writes for the Image Magazine on parenting, relationships, and marriage. Dr. Harary heads the psychology department for schools in New York State and lives in Queens, NY with her family. She earned her Doctorate of Education in 2013 from St. Johns University.
Director of Pharmacy Services
Dan has served as the administrator at Friends of Refugees of Eastern Europe (F.R.E.E), which provides healthcare and social services to over one million refugees, since 2000. Dan is also the president of Crown Drugs, a premier full-service community pharmacy in New York State with a specialty in senior care services. Under his tenure, Crown Drugs has pioneered new quality control technologies for the dispense of every medication and a time sensitive delivery system based on accuracy and security. Dan holds a Master, Summa Cum Laude, in Industrial and Organization Psychology from Touro College.
Program Director - Medicare/Medicaid
David is a partner at White Glove Consulting, a Medicaid consulting firm for the elderly and disabled population in need of long-term care. White Glove specializes in assisting seniors qualify for Medicaid services. With his exceptional organizational and relational skills, David has become an extraordinary source of knowledge in servicing the elderly. His understanding of the senior market has earned him respect as an expert in the healthcare industry. David studied business and finance at Fairleigh Dickinson University - Metropolitan Campus, and lives in Long Island, NY with his wife and 3 children.