Managing Director, Individual Program
Jud is passionate about helping others by simplifying complicated problems.
Growing up in a small town in Kentucky he developed an insatiable curiosity about world cultures, traditions, and international relations. Following a stint in Germany as an exchange student, Jud pursued a B.A. in International Relations and MBA form George Washington University in D.C.
While working as a business consultant in 2002, Jud discovered his life calling in a hospital in Bangkok, Thailand. Suffering from severe food poisoning, he headed to nearest hospital. The ultra modern hospital looked more like a 5-star resort. The total VIP treatment was shocking. Four hours later, IV pump and all, the total bill was $16 US dollars. Two weeks later, Jud resigned from his consulting job to launch MedRetreat, LLC, the first US-based medical tourism facilitation agency to promote and facilitate affordable surgery for the uninsured.
As the founder of MedRetreat, LLC in 2003, he pioneered a new industry in the U.S. referred to as medical tourism. Over the past 12 years, Jud has promoted and facilitated thousands of affordable surgical procedures at advanced hospitals in foreign countries. As a medical tourism industry expert, he has been featured on dozens of television programs, including 20/20, ABC News, CBS News, and FOX News.
In 2012, Jud joined the Laissez Faire Club, a division of Agora, Inc. to report on affordable and alternative healthcare solutions.
Frustrated by the skyrocketing cost of healthcare to average Americans since the enactment of the Affordable Care Act, Jud launched the Patient Advocate Partners of America to promote, educate, and facilitate affordable and alternative solutions.
Jud currently resides in Baltimore, MD with his wife and two sons. He enjoys being a soccer dad in his spare time.
James B Colip
Managing Director, Group Program
For the last 33 years, Mr Colip has represented thousands of ordinary citizens while helping them secure their rights and benefits as outlined in their health insurance contract. As a highly esteemed consumer advocate in the healthinsurance market place, he has counseled regular folks in how to obtain the most benefits from their health insurance contracts. At the same time, he has helpedlower the cost of those benefits while maintaining the widest choices for doctors in the world.
He has been licensed, educated and trained by the State of California and the U.S. Federal Government to educate the public on the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare). He has worked with and been trained by some of the largest insurance organizations in the United States to be able to relay the nuanced language in an insurance contract to the lay person. He has designed employee benefits for businesses and organizations throughout California that support the health of all employees while maintaining and reducing the costs to the employer.
Dr. John Jackson
Managing Director, Natural Healing and Prevention Advocacy
Dr. John Jackson, a native of Missouri, received his B.S. in Chemistry from UCLA. After graduate work in Israel he went to work for a biotech company in Silicon Valley. Later, medical school at George Washington University was followed by an internal medicine residency at UCLA. Dr. Jackson is board certified and a Fellow of the American College of Physicians.
At the end of 2006 John left 25+ years of private practice with its focus on diagnosis and management of disease. He is now a full-time educator in natural healing and prevention. He and his wife, Annette, are now full-time educators in natural healing and prevention.
They reside in Santa Cruz, California. Their two daughters, Rebecca and Elizabeth, are also wellness consultants.
Dr. Elaina George
Board Member, Board Certified Otolaryngologist
Dr Elaina George is a Board Certified Otolaryngologist. She graduated from Princeton University with a degree in Biology. She received her Masters degree in Medical Microbiology from Long Island University, and received her medical degree from Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York. Dr George completed her residency at Manhattan, Eye Ear & Throat Hospital. Her training included general surgery at Lenox Hill Hospital, pediatric ENT at The NY-Presbyterian Hospital, and head and neck oncology at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. She has published in several scientific journals and presented her research at national meetings. As a solo practitioner in private practice who is also a small business owner, she has a unique perspective on the problems of health care delivery, the true costs of healthcare and viable solutions. Dr George is a recipient of the Patients’ Choice Award in 2008 and 2009. She was recently honored with membership in The Leading Physicians of the World and Who’s Who Top Doctors Honors Edition.
Dr George’s interest in the politics of healthcare and the reform effort have led her to become both a powerful voice for the practicing physician and the patient, and an advocate for free market alternatives which empower both. She is chairman of the medicl advisory board for Liberty HealthShare and a member of the advisory council of Project 21 black leadership network, an initiative of The National Center for Public Policy Research. She is also a contributor to a wide variety of websites including BigGovernment.com, Newmediajournal.us, and Amy Ridenour’s National Center Blog. Dr George has been a recurring guest discussing a wide range of medical topics on Your World with Neil Cavuto, and Newsmax, and she has appeared on Frances & Friends to discuss the consequences of Obamacare with a world wide audience of over 500 million people. She has also been a medical expert on a range of shows including The Barry Farber Show, The Chuck Wilder Show and Butler on Business. Dr George hosts her own show, Medicine On Call on Americas web Radio and Liberty Express Radio, a weekly talk show that explores health issues and the politics of medicine.