Our Leadership Team

Monica Luedecke

Monica Luedecke — President, Hotze Enterprises

Monica Luedecke began her tenure with the company in September of 1990 as the front desk receptionist. She was the fourth person Dr. Hotze hired on his staff.  She currently oversees over 70 staff members across all departments.  Monica spearheaded the development of Physician’s Preference (1993) and expanded its product offering from 2 to over 100 private-label and proprietary products.  In addition, she led the development of Hotze Pharmacy (2002, previously known as Premier Pharmacy) to streamline bioidentical hormone access to Hotze’s guests.  In addition to her duties as President, Monica recently obtained a BBA in General Business from the University of Houston – Downtown.

Amber Littler, PA-C — Director of Medical Operations

Amber Littler joined Hotze Health & Wellness Center’s (HHWC) medical team as a physician assistant in February of 2012.

Prior to joining HHWC, Amber practiced in the cardiology and general medicine industry for eight years, including time at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston. Amber then lived in the UK for 6 years where she worked for Astra Zeneca for nearly three years before returning to Houston and joining HHWC. After working in the pharmaceutical industry, Amber feels fortunate to have the opportunity to practice natural approaches to health, rather than merely masking a patient’s symptoms with dangerous drugs.

Amber studied Chemical Engineering and Microbiology at The University of Oklahoma. Amber also received a Bachelor of Science degree in Physician Assistant from The University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center.

Amber and her husband, Jack, are the proud parents of their son, Max. In her spare time she enjoys cooking, sewing, quilting, knitting and scrapbooking.

Gina Teafatiller

Gina Teafatiller — Chief Marketing Officer

Gina Teafatiller began her tenure with Hotze Enterprises in 2002. She initially began working in the front office where she was quickly promoted to front office director. Since then, she has served as business director for Hotze Pharmacy and Hotze Vitamins and vice president of operations for Hotze Enterprises. In her latest role as chief marketing officer, Gina oversees the marketing, public relations and social media strategies of all three businesses. Gina received a BBA in Management Information Systems from Texas A&M University and a MBA from Houston Baptist University.

Kim Bennett, RPh — Director, Hotze Pharmacy

Kim grew up in Beaumont, Texas and received a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Lamar University in 1991. She moved to Houston in 1993 to attend the University of Houston College of Pharmacy, where she received her Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy in 1995. She has 27 years of retail pharmacy experience and knowledge, and loves patient interaction most. Kim enjoys yoga, reading, sports, and spending time with her family, and is the proud mom of a beautiful twelve-year-old Russian-adopted daughter. In addition to being licensed in the state of Texas, Kim is also licensed in Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Michigan, Mississippi, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Oregon, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia.

chris brandl

Chris Brandl — New Guest Director

Chris Brandl joined the Hotze Enterprises team in January of 2017 as New Guest Director.  He grew up in a farming community in Northeast Nebraska and majored in Criminal Justice with an emphasis in Psychology at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.  Chris expanded his higher education through coursework in Business Administration with an emphasis in Marketing.  Since then, he has received continuing education MBA level certifications from Cornell University in Marketing Strategy for Business Leaders and Executive Leadership.  He is an active member in the American Marketing Association and Cornell Alumni Group.

Chris began his professional career at Omnium Worldwide, now known as West Corporation, and handled collections for Telecommunications, Healthcare and Financial Services.  After being recruited by ADP, his success led him to take a leadership role at Akzo Nobel, which was later purchased by Innovation Group.  There he was responsible for building an account management team along with building the iMRN network to over 2500 shops across the country.  In 2010, Chris joined the team at Sterling Autobody. Chris is a dynamic and influential executive leader who has brought vision and purpose to corporations throughout his career. We consider it a privilege to have Chris Brandl as our New Guest Director.

Stacey Bandfield — Director, Scheduling

Stacey Bandfield has been a member of the Hotze Enterprises team since October 2006. She started in the front office briefly, before being offered the administrative position in the new guest department. In March 2007, she moved into the executive department as the executive assistant to Steven F. Hotze, M.D. and Monica Luedecke. Because of her background as the political scheduler for Governor George W. Bush, she was subsequently promoted to her current leadership position as Director of Scheduling and Governmental Affairs. Stacey received her BA in English Literature at Western Washington University.

Tressa Knapp — Director, Hotze Vitamins

Tressa Knapp has served on the Hotze Enterprises team since May of 2004. Tressa began her career with Hotze Enterprises as a front office coordinator and then moved into a position in reception at Hotze Pharmacy. In 2005 she relocated to the Galleria location of Hotze Vitamins as a vitamin consultant and was promoted to the director of operations there in 2006. In 2007 she was promoted to the assistant director of Hotze Vitamins until 2011 when she assumed her current role of director. Tressa received her BS in Hotel and Restaurant Management from the University of Houston.

Janet Varela — Director, Front Office

Janet Varela joined the Hotze Enterprises team in September 2005 as a front office coordinator. The following month, she moved into a full time role in the information systems department and then, in December 2006, Janet moved back to the front office to perform new guest checkouts. She continued in this role until being promoted to front office director in June 2011 and, subsequently, to the leadership team in November 2011. Janet attended SUNY Geneseo and C.W. Post College in New York State.

Erica Torres-Dudziak — Director, Hotze Health Advantage

Erica Torres-Dudziak joined the Hotze Enterprises team in March of 2012 as a new guest consultant. She brought her entrepreneurial background in consulting, coaching, and training of six years with experience as a certified professional coach and image consultant, specializing in nonverbal communication. After one year as a new guest consultant, Erica transitioned into her role as the Director of Talent Recruitment & Development because of her background in recruitment and professional development. She oversaw the vision and planning for the talent recruitment and development department which includes recruitment, staff appreciation, and training while focusing most of her hands-on efforts in the staff training and skill development area. In November, 2013, she was also charged with managing the guest experience including assessing solutions to guest roadblocks, conducting guest interviews, and being the guest spokesperson. In March of 2016, Erica transitioned to New Guest Director. In January of 2017, Erica accepted her new role as Director, Hotze Health Advantage.  Erica received her BA in Psychology at Cleveland State University.

Becky Chinni — Controller

Becky joined the Hotze Enterprises team in November 2004 as Staff Accountant after being a guest of the Center for six years. She moved into the role of Controller in January 2012 and joined the Leadership Team in January 2014. Prior to joining the team, Becky worked in accounting in the real estate development and homebuilding industry for more than 25 years. She enjoys reading, traveling, and spending time with her family which includes nine grandchildren.

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