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Dr Jolly-Gabriel - Executive Director

Dr. Jolly-Gabriel

Executive Director
Below is an excerpt of Dr. Jolly-Gabriel’s wonderful contributions.

Dr. Donald Jolly-Gabriel is a leader in the field of hyperbaric oxygen therapy, a visionary, and great humanitarian. He has worked in the area of Hyperbaric Medicine since the late 1970’s. He was trained, mentored by and continually collaborated on multiple projects with hyperbaric pioneers throughout his career, including Dr. Bruce W. Halstead, Dr. Richard A. Neubauer, Dr. David Hughes, as well as other great visionaries.

Dr. Jolly-Gabriel studied in London, Aberdeen Scotland, and California with internationally renowned doctors. Together they developed research facilities in California, Africa, and Romania making great strides while helping so many in need. Dr. Jolly-Gabriel has had the privilege of treating more than 90,000 patients with this life altering therapy.

Dr. Jolly-Gabriel has an incessant passion for helping others. He has personally worked with Mother Teresa in Calcutta, India. He has founded multiple charitable organizations, sat on numerous boards of directors and contributed thousands of hours to charitable causes inside and outside of the field of hyperbaric medicine.

Dr. Jolly-Gabriel has been a leader and an advocate for others. He has received numerous prestigious awards for his work around the globe and has been featured as a speaker at hundreds of conferences worldwide. He is responsible for establishing prominent educational events. Dr. Jolly was instrumental in presenting to United States Congress the problem of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) with thousands of soldiers. The group that he was with helped to raise funds to hire and maintain a congressional lobbyist.

In 1998, Dr. Jolly-Gabriel founded what became at the time, one of the largest HBOT facilities in North America, at the Whitaker Wellness Center. He was the Director of the facility for over 10 years. Dr. Jolly-Gabriel currently is the Executive Director and Founder of the South Bay Hyperbaric Center in Irvine, California.

Mark Westaway - Operations Director - Mission Viejo

Mark became involved with hyperbaric therapy as a commercial diver in 1976. During his 30 year career in that industry Mark worked as an instructor at the College of Oceaneering in Wilmington CA. teaching Hyperbaric operations. Mark has been involved in chamber installation, maintenance, hyperbaric clinic operations, consulting, and hyperbaric course instruction for free standing and hospital based clinics for the past 10 years.

Justin Cole - Operations Manager - Irvine

Justin is deeply committed to helping patients and service their individual needs. Justin became interested in complimentary medicine and nutrition when his wife was pregnant years ago with their first child and she suffered from Asthma. Due to the serious side affects of the asthma medication, his wife was unable to take the mainstream treatment, especially while she was pregnant. Through nutrition and complimentary medicines, they found relief and hope. This opened a new understanding for them of the power of the body to heal and complimentary medicines.

Justin is thrilled to be mentored by Dr. Jolly-Gabriel, one of the pioneers and leaders in Hyperbaric Medicine today. As a Certified Medical Technician with a background in nutrition and customer service Justin brings care, attention to detail and knowledge to the Hyperbaric Oxygen Institute.

A native of California, Justin and his lovely wife have three wonderful young children. During his time off he loves the time with the family and enjoys the outdoors, especially going to the parks and the beaches of Southern California. You will have the pleasure of meeting Justin when you come to the Hyperbaric Oxygen Institute.

Dr Conneally - Medical Director - Irvine

Dr. Connealy attended the University of Texas School of Public Health, and then attended the University of Health Sciences Chicago Medical School. She completed her post- graduate training at the Harbor/UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles, California.

Dr. Connealy treats the WHOLE person, and is open to all potential treatment possibilities. She has over twenty years of experience in finding the ‘root cause of an illness’, and has taken numerous advanced courses, including homeopathic, nutritional and lifestyle approaches, while studying disease, chronic illness, and cancer treatments. She has a true passion to change her patients’ lives, and give them their life back.

Dr. Connealy began practicing medicine in 1986. In 1992, she founded the Center for New Medicine in Irvine, California, where she serves as Medical Director. Her practice is firmly based in the belief that strictly treating the health problems with medications does not find the root cause of the illness

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