Mission and Vision – Health | Wellness | Prosperity 

MySalus Well-being Community

Our Mission is to empower all individuals to engage in and own their holistic well-being.

Our Vision is to provide a permanent and portable Well-being Community of empowered individuals who engage in, own, and advocate for their personal and community well-being ownership.

Using today’s “always connected, anywhere” technology, we enable you to own, manage, and monitor the achievement of your emotional, physical, and spiritual well-being goals.  We then surround members with a network of community learning, sharing, and partners resources to support building a healthy, well and prosperous society.

As a non-profit organization, we are able to provide you with a universal and independent well-being community to engage in and own your holistic (Mind, Body, and Spirit) well-being.  This represents a paradigm shift from reliance on the healthcare system to personal reliance for managing and maintaining (owning) our holistic well-being. MySalus is operated exclusively for educational and charitable purposes within the meaning of Section 501 (c)(3) of the Federal tax code – Pending IRS Approval.

Many of the features and benefits offered in the community are available on the internet through various entities, both public and private.  Our approach is to bring these various resources and tools together into one community environment where we can manage our own health, wellness, and prosperity as well as leverage each other’s knowledge, insights, and experience through social sharing within the community.
Membership in the community is free-of-charge and starts with registering your membership to gain access to the community’s features, tools, and functions.

Become active in the community by engaging in Forum Discussions and completing your personal Well-being Records (Well-being Plan, Personal Health Record, and Well-being Cost Record).

We are always interested in volunteers and have several opportunities based upon events that change over time. If you are interested in volunteering, let us know by adding volunteering to your community interests and/or contact us for our current opportunities.

Authoring your personal “Taking the Stage” Blog Articles can be a great way of contributing your unique insights regarding your “Salus” life experiences.

Your MySalus Account reflects the information you provided during the registration process and can be edited (except for your unique username on your My Account Page .

Your Community Profile is where you can expand upon your basic registration information and where you can:

Add/change your About Me information and profile page pictures

Change your email address, notification preferences, and privacy settings of your profile.

You are also able to see and manage your network connections, group memberships and message (public or private).

We will never share your full name, email address or any other Personally Identifiable information (PII) as stated in our Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.

Your anonymity begins with your display name which is set to be the same as your username upon registering your membership.

We suggest changing your display name using a first name and last name initial – or similar – that you wish to be known by in the community.

If you used your social media (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn or G+) account, your user name and login password are inherited from those memberships.

If you connect with another member and establish a “Buddy” relationship and want to share your full name, email address etc. – that is up to you. You are in control and responsible for sharing that information.

Your personal “Town Hall” blog is a publicly accessible Web page that serves as your personal journal for sharing your Health, Wellness and/or Prosperity insights with the community.

Blogs often reflect the personality of the author and can be a source of invaluable insights for others to contribute comments, building deeper insights into your published Topic(s).

Our public Discussion Forums provide an easy and great way to share your insights with the community at large by responding to an existing posting or starting a new posting topic.

To create a new topic in one of our public forums, simply choose which the forum and click on the Create Topic button provided. If at any time you wish to edit or delete your post from any forum, click appropriate Edit/Delete link.

In the interest of creating a safe and friendly blog community, please refrain from: Excessive use of foul language, profanities, obscenities, or vulgarities.

Harassing, threatening, degrading, intimidating, victimizing, or abusing any individual or group. This includes harassment based on a member’s age, gender, ethnicity, disability, religion or sexual orientation.

Interrupting or repeatedly posting a lot of off-topic comments that disrupts the flow of conversations.

Selling, advertising or posting ads or making solicitations, including URLs for other sites.

Posting any personal contact information. This includes email or instant messenger addresses, phone numbers, etc.

Posting copyrighted material or anything that’s protected by intellectual property rights. This includes text, photos, images, sound, and video files.

Any attempt to collect or post any other member’s username, password, or other private, personal information, such as telephone number, email/instant messenger addresses, home address, etc.

Starting or allowing arguments that escalate into threats, harassment, or violence. Feel free to argue and defend your opinions, but keep it civil.

Selling, advertising or posting ads or making solicitations, including URLs for other sites.

Multiple violations will result in deletion of accounts and any other accounts connected to this member. Previous violations will result in future violations being treated more swiftly and severely. If you need to file a complaint against another user, contact customer service using the Help Form.

Our sustainability comes from grants, donations (dollars and/or time) and Membership Upgrade Subscription fees. All proceeds are used to fund operations, programs and features in support of providing independent, unbiased Health, Wellness, and Prosperity tools, resources and advocacy in support of our mission.

MySalus Advisory Board

Dave ThompsonDavid S. Thompson is the founder and creator of MySalus and serves as the Board of Directors inspirational guide and strategic compass.  Dave is a visionary systems thinker and Holistic Well-being advocate who has worn many hats over the years.  His passion is solving complex business problems and implementing innovative and cost effective solutions.  MySalus represents his way of facilitating a paradigm shift in how we view and manage our personal healthcare.

His interest in healthcare began with his professional work, finding it both rewarding and motivating helping others, seeing the many opportunities for improvement.  About four years ago, life events drew a sharp focus for me on a personal level, coming to the realization that he was not healthy, well or necessarily happy.  Dave had taken these aspects of life for granted.  After deciding to take ownership of these aspects, he soon found out how hard it is to do so efficiently and effectively.  Missing were the personal tools, the insights and support partners he needed to make true and lasting changes in my lifestyle.

dnbergDavid Berg serves as the Secretary of MySalus.  David is a retired New York City Supervisor, District 24, New York City Board of Education and former Elementary School Teacher Trainer. In these roles, David supervised on a district level, funded reading programs, library programs.   As Assistant Director of Health and Screening Services supervised 35 district level screening supervisors in all city school districts.

I would describe myself as a spiritual person.  I believe that energy changes form and that although we may lose loved ones, their energy remains around us in another form to help us in times of need.  I believe, too, that it is important that we help others as best we can, not for the anticipation that they will help us in return, but that at sometimes in our lives, they or someone else will provide us with the same type of help.  In other words, I believe that there is a balance in this world and that by helping others we are making a deposit into a “help account” from which we will be able to draw at a later time.

jdrakeDr. Jennifer Drake brings her knowledge and expertise as a practicing Chiropractor and Homeopathic holistic doctor specializing in servicing people who have unresolved illness and are looking for hope. Dr. Drake is passionate in believing that a natural health approach utilizing practical, scientific means is the foundation of our well-being. Her goal is to teach her patients to really listen to their bodies.

Dr. Drake uses a system of analysis called Biosequencing, that uses acupuncture points. “The sequence of healing is extremely important”, says Dr. Drake. “The foundation must be stable. The organs, tissues, and muscles need to be healthy enough to support the adjustment. At each visit, I let the body’s wisdom lead the way.” She is able to determine accurately where the body is blocked or imbalanced using this whole body approach.

Jon HernandezJon Hernandez serves as Treasurer of MySalus.  Jon started in the healthcare industry in the early 1990’s co-building and developing an early stage claims clearinghouse based out of Colorado Springs, CO. As an entrepreneur, Jon co-developed some of the original data transfer standards in Electronic Data Interchange (EDI), and created and managed (pre)adjudication rules supporting highly automated claims processing for both providers and payers.

Jon Hernandez has co-founded and/or invested in 22 healthcare based organizations in the past 2 decades. These organizations range from Revenue Cycle Management, Medical Coding, IT Consulting, Credit/Collection Agency, Primary/Urgent/Family Practices, Business Intelligence, Self-Pay Automation, TeleMed, and most recently Employer/Employee Direct Care Delivery models. These combined organizations along with strong strategic partnerships offer a wealth of data and resources delivering unique insights, trends, and eventually, the connections needed to accomplish the optimal Triple Aim results for our community.

Camille Van VurstCamille Van Vurst serves as Industry Adviser to MySalus.  Accomplished Business Transformation Specialist bringing over 20 years of experience engaging C-level healthcare executives and providers in the development of healthcare products, technology and business strategies to achieve short and long-term business objectives.  Camille’s depth and breadth of the healthcare industry make her a highly sought after trusted adviser across the spectrum of healthcare.

Camille achieves trusted relationships to develop the strategic direction through understanding the current and emerging future state of products, strategy, and determining the most effective and efficient ways to bridge the gap. With a proven record as a thought leader bringing disparate groups together, providing entrepreneurial leadership with a strong business process and product development expertise.