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Nava Mekel
Executive Director,
Medical Education Management Division

Nava has extensive administrative experience and has been in the Medical Meeting Management field for over 20 years. Her experience, leadership skills, and genuine love of people make her uniquely qualified to direct the Medical Education Division of the Metabolic Institute of America.


Following wide experience in medical education programs, Nava has been the course director of the Annual World Congress on Insulin Resistance, Diabetes, and Cardiovascular Disease (WCIRDC) since its inception in 2003. And the annual heart in Diabetes congress since 2017. She leads both local and nationwide educational projects, medical conferences, and CME meetings, and has substantial experience and expertise in developing and applying for corporate grant sponsorship and CME programs. She also provides administrative services including attendee registration, events, travel planning, and general event coordination.


Nava has experience in the management of nonprofit associations. She served as the secretary of a non-profit association organizing large festivals in Los Angeles and currently has been serving as the administrator of the Metabolic Endocrine Education Foundation.  Originally from Israel, Nava has called California home since 1992. She earned a Computer Graphic Design degree from California State University Northridge.

She is married and lives with her husband and two daughters in a lovely southern California community.


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Darlene Dabao 

Senior Digital Marketing Manager

JC Javellana 

Marketing and Administrative Associate 


Originally from the Philippines, JC is a former Creative Director for a multinational advertising agency based in Manila, with a Master's Degree in Integrated Marketing Communications.  He brings his 20 years of experience in the field of marketing, advertising, and event management, in addition to his background as a Day Program Administrative Assistant in a care facility for adults with developmental disabilities to support the TMIOA team and ensure the success of our medical conferences. 

JC's hobbies and interests include soccer, mountaineering, movies, music, pop culture, true crime, and action figure collecting.


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