Meet the staff

Michael C. Hollie, MD

Lifestyle Physician

Michael C. Hollie, MD is a practicing physician board certified in Asthma, Allergy and Immunology. He received his undergraduate degree from the College of Idaho. Dr. Hollie attended Loma Linda University School of Medicine in Loma Linda, California, and received his medical degree in 1985. Subsequently, he trained in Pediatrics at Loma Linda University Medical Center and T.C. Thompson Children's Hospital, Chattanooga, TN where he was Chief Resident. He completed his asthma, allergy, and immunology training at National Jewish Center for Immunology and Respiratory Medicine in Denver, Colorado. He served in the U.S. Air Force in Phoenix, AZ where he was Chief of Allergy and Immunology. He currently practices in the Chattanooga, TN area treating adult and pediatric patients. Dr. Hollie is a member of the teaching faculty at the University of Tennessee College of Medicine, Chattanooga Unit. He is a member of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology and the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology.

Cynthia Ford Hollie, MD

DWTD Coordinator

Coordinates the logistical aspects for the monthly programs and supports guests with their health needs.

Retired Psychiatrist who is actively involved with health and Bible outreach in East Ridge, TN. Member of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine. Medical Doctor (MD) degree from Loma Linda University School of Medicine, Loma Linda, California. Psychiatry residency at Loma Linda University Medical Center, Loma Linda, California.

Completed T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies Plant-based Nutrition Certificate through eCornell.

Phyllis Smith

Website Manager

Responsible for website content and updates as well as program resources. Supports guests with their health needs.

Has coordinated health fairs and a city-wide, community medical clinic. Taught cooking classes and developed recipes for vegan and whole food, plant-based lifestyles.

Phyllis holds a bachelor's degree in Health and Wellness with an emphasis in nutrition and is currently completing a Masters in Nutrition.

Dorothea Sarli


Teaches nutrition at Southern Adventist University where she challenges students to make healthier nutrition choices and enjoys hearing their success stories. Students often report losing extra weight, clearing up acne, sleeping better at night, or just feeling better.

In addition, she works on a research team at Southern Adventist University exploring metabolic parameters for women who want to lose weight. She uses a plant-based system of menus and recipes that she designed to meet the varied nutrient needs of each subject.

Dorothea also provides plant-based nutrition counseling through her practice, Sarli Nutrition. She posts health tips and recipes on her blog at sarlinutrition.com.

Dorothea holds a Masters degree in Human Nutrition from Andrews University and is a licensed dietitian nutritionist.