Our Team

Healthy Hearts for Life has a team of professional, as well as dedicated and experienced employees to ensure your success in the program 

James Alderman, M.D.



Interventional Cardiologist.  President/CEO, Heart Center of MetroWest, Framingham, MA.  Director, Interventional Cardiology and Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory at MetroWest Medical Center in Framingham and Natick, MA.  Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School.

David Demers



Distinguished Professor, Smeal College of Business, The Pennsylvania State University and Adjunct Professor, College of Business Administration, Northeastern University 

Jack Esselen  

Executive Director


Successful Healthcare Executive and Entrepreneur, experienced in early stage ventures

Max Alderman, BS



Max is a current graduate student at Boston University of Public Health with an extensive background in chronic disease management and social determinents of health. Max joined Healthy Hearts for Life in August of 2012 as the Director to oversee the curriculum development and implementation of the pilot program.


Jessica Alderman, MPH

Program Coordinator


Public health consultant in program planning,

health communication and health behavior change.