Business Development & Growth Manager
Meet Juste, an experienced Business Development & Growth Manager at Zone.Health. With over a decade of expertise in Business Development, Team, and Project Management across diverse industries and countries, Juste is dedicated to transforming lives by continuously enhancing every aspect of the program process for the benefit of the members.
As Business Development & Growth Manager at Zone.Health, Juste has made significant strides in reshaping the wellness landscape. She strives to make a lasting impression on the organization and the lives of those it serves, working tirelessly to achieve this goal every day.
Dr. Judith Skaf
At Zone.Health, we are proud to have Dr. Judith on board as our consultant in Endocrinology. With extensive training and expertise in the field, she brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to our team.
Dr. Judith received her medical degree from Saint Joseph University in Beirut, where she honed her skills as a physician. She then went on to complete her residency in Endocrinology and Metabolic Diseases at renowned institutions such as Hotel Dieu de France in Beirut and Hospital Cochin in Paris, where she gained a global perspective on the field.
To further her education, Dr. Judith pursued training in Essential Obesity and Psychological Approaches at the National Center for Eating Disorders and the British Psychological Society Learning Centre in London, allowing her to offer a holistic approach to patient care.
At Zone.Health, Dr. Judith’s expertise is invaluable in helping us provide the highest level of care for our patients. We are honored to have her as part of our team and are confident in her ability to deliver exceptional medical services.
Dr. Cigdem Ozkan
Dr. Cigdem Ozkan, a distinguished graduate from Hacettepe University’s Faculty of Medicine, brings over 17 years of experience in Internal Medicine and 12 years in Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism to Zone.Health. With a European Board Certification in her field, Dr. Ozkan specializes in a wide range of areas including obesity and adipose tissue-related disorders, diabetes, lipid disorders, cardiovascular endocrinology, thyroid disorders, and more. She has been recognized for her contributions to the field with the title of Associate Professor of Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism. Dr. Ozkan is an esteemed member of prestigious professional societies including the Endocrine Society, American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists, and the European Society of Endocrinology.
At Zone.Health, Dr. Ozkan is dedicated to providing personalized treatment options and actively involving patients in decision-making to address their concerns and wishes.
Clinical Dietitian Manager
Begüm Demircan is a dedicated clinical dietitian at Zone.Health, specializing in insulin resistance, reactive hypoglycemia, glucose intolerance, prediabetes, Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes, and obesity for over eight years. She holds a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree with honors in Nutrition and Dietetics from Yeditepe University, Istanbul.
As a valuable member of the Zone.Health team, Begüm is committed to enhancing individuals’ health and quality of life. She provides personalized support by helping clients monitor their weight change, blood sugar levels, and food intake. Through private and group sessions, Begüm educates on healthy eating habits and blood sugar-friendly choices, while consistently motivating clients by offering feedback on their progress.
Celeste De Los Rios
Head of Coaching
As the Head of Coaching at Zone.Health, Celeste leads a team of lifestyle coaches specializing in wellness and chronic disease management. Her primary focus is to empower and guide patients in taking control of their lives by breaking down barriers to change and fostering self-awareness on their journey towards a healthier lifestyle.
Celeste brings a wealth of experience from a multi-disciplinary background, including extensive training in Coaching, Team Performance, Leadership, and Customer Service. She is a Certified Family Constellations Therapist and a Certified Counselor on Substance abuse, with experience in applying various therapeutic techniques such as shadow work, psychodrama, and confrontation methodology.
Having lived in Mexico, the United States, and the UAE, Celeste possesses strong multicultural awareness and emotional intelligence, making her an invaluable asset to the Zone.Health team in our ever-evolving global landscape.
Dr. Yousef Said
Dr. Yousef Said serves as the Medical Director at Zone.Health and is a German board-certified specialist in Internal Medicine and Diabetology. From 2013-2017, Dr. Yousef worked at Vinzenz Pallotti Hospital Bensberg, Germany, within the Department of Internal Medicine, Hemato/Oncology, and Gastroenterology. He later joined St. Vinzenz Hospital Cologne as a specialist in Internal Medicine and Diabetology, working within the Internal Medicine and Diabetology/Endocrinology Department.
Dr. Yousef has a particular interest in the diagnosis and treatment of Diabetic Foot Syndrome. Before joining Zone.Health, he held the position of Director of Internal Medicine at AACSH in Dubai Healthcare City. Dr. Yousef is a graduate of the University of Cologne Medical School, Germany, and brings his extensive expertise to the Zone.Health team.
Joelle is an integral part of the Zone.Health team, working as a dedicated lifestyle coach.
Holding a degree in social work from Saint Joseph University in Lebanon, Joelle has extensive experience working with families of children with disabilities. She excels in providing emotional support, helping manage parenting stress, and assisting in balancing daily family responsibilities during challenging times. Her background as a pediatric coach for T1D patients and passion for working with children has inspired her to deepen her knowledge of child psychology.
Joelle’s multicultural awareness and warm approach allow her to create a welcoming and supportive environment for patients. She is committed to guiding individuals in achieving their health goals and overcoming obstacles through confidence-building, self-awareness, and self-efficacy.
Sofia serves as the Nurse Manager at Zone.Health, bringing her extensive experience in clinic management, critical/acute care, oncology, and chronic disease management to the team. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the National College of Medicine and Pharmacy in Chisinau, Moldova, and is currently pursuing her Master of Science in Nursing at Coventry University, United Kingdom.
Throughout her nursing career in Dubai, Sofia has been dedicated to creating high-quality, reliable systems of care while nurturing the development of the next generation of nurses and healthcare professionals. She focuses on empowering and instilling compassion in her colleagues, guiding patients toward healing not only through conventional treatments but also through positive lifestyle changes.
Sofia is particularly enthusiastic about being a pioneer in transforming diabetes care and introducing a holistic approach to care in the UAE as a vital member of the Zone.Health team.
Rana Sultan (M.S; L.D,) is a highly experienced clinical dietitian with over 15 years of expertise in nutrition and dietetics, and she is a valuable member of the Zone.Health team. Rana has worked in various settings, including hospitals, diet centers, and clinics, where she has been responsible for creating nutritional care plans, particularly for diabetes, weight management, and cardiovascular diseases.
As a diabetes nutrition consultant, Rana has conducted training sessions for healthcare professionals on diabetic diets, with a focus on carbohydrate counting. She holds a Bachelor’s and a Master’s degree in Nutrition and Dietetics with honors from the American University of Beirut. Rana has also served as a nutrition and dietetics instructor at the American University of Beirut (AUB) and the University of Saint-Joseph-Beirut (USJ), where she developed course curricula and lab manuals.
In addition to her professional accomplishments, Rana has published an educational nutrition storybook aimed at raising nutritional awareness for children. She firmly believes that proper nutrition education and guidance can empower patients to make healthy food choices, customizing their diets according to personal preferences, culture, lifestyle, and budget, ultimately leading to life-changing health outcomes as part of the Zone.Health team.