Dr. Mukund Chorghade is President of Chorghade Enterprises and Chief Scientific Officer, THINQ Pharma/THINQ Discovery, AGN Biofuels and Empiriko. He is also an adjunct research professor at Northeastern University and has appointments at Harvard and MIT. He provides synthetic chemistry and development expertise to pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical companies. He also provides consultations on collaborations with academic, government and industrial laboratories. He advises technology based companies on process re-engineering and project management of technology transfer; establishes strategic partnerships and conducts cGLP/cGMP compliance training and implementation in chemical laboratories. He oversees projects in medicinal chemistry, chemical route selection, manufacturing and formulation of bulk actives to finished dosage forms. Dr. Chorghade earned his B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees from the University of Poona, and a Ph.D. in organic chemistry at Georgetown University. He completed postdoctoral appointments at the University of Virginia and Harvard University, visiting scientist appointments at University of British Columbia, College de France/Universite' Louis Pasteur, Cambridge and Caltech and directed research groups at Dow Chemicals, Abbott Laboratories, CytoMed and Genzyme. A recipient of three "Scientist of the Year Awards", he is an elected Fellow of the ACS, AAAS and RSC and has been a featured speaker in several national and international symposia. He is active in ACS, AAAS, RSC, was NESACS and Brazosport Section Chair and serves on numerous professional Scientific Advisory Boards and Committees.
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 soon realized that conventional medicine had very limited returns and did not always improve the health of her patients. This led her to study integrative and complementary therapies, and since then she has revolutionized the landscape of medicine. Dr. Connealy is committed to the belief one must treat the patient with the disease and not the disease of the patient. She has discovered that many factors contribute to the disease process; therefore, many modalities must be used to reverse it. 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. Dr. Connealy writes and has been published in monthly health columns for Coast and OC Health, Orange County based magazines and is published in The Journal of the American Nutraceutical Association (JANA), along with Healthy Aging Magazine. She is a frequent writer for Natural News. She is also a weekly co-host on Frank Jordan's national radio show Healthy, Wealthy and Wise on Sirius/XM Channel 131 digital cable, KSPA 1510 AM, and WAVA 780. Dr. Connealy is a frequent guest speaker at professional organizations and on local cable television shows when highlighting health topics like KTBN or Know the Cause with Doug Kaufman airing across the country periodically. She has a weekly publication newsletter with Newport Natural Health and Eagle Publishing.
Patricia A. Deuster, Ph.D., MPH, is a Professor at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences School of Medicine in the Department of Military and Emergency Medicine; she is also a faculty member for the Neurosciences program. As Director of the Applied Human Biology Division and Graduate Program, Dr. Deuster is engaged in militarily relevant research and the direction of military graduate students in applied physiology. Dr. Deuster has been working in the area of nutrition and physical fitness for more than 25 years and is currently funded by the Department of Defense (DoD) to investigate mechanisms of obesity and exercise as a function of ethnicity. She is an invited speaker throughout DoD on issues related to nutrition, physical fitness, and health promotion and is the author/editor of multiple military resources. Some of her contributions to the DoD include "The Navy SEAL Nutrition Guide", "The Navy SEAL Physical Fitness Guide", "Force Health Protection: Nutrition and Exercise Resource Manual" and "Peak Performance Through Nutrition and Exercise". Dr. Duester has published over 90 articles in scientific journals as well as numerous book chapters and books. She has an MA in Physical Education, a Ph.D. in Nutritional Sciences and Physiology, and an MPH with an emphasis in Epidemiology.
Carl Franzblau, Ph.D., professor and chair of the Department of Biochemistry and associate dean Division of Graduate Medical Sciences at Boston University is recipient of the Distinguished Ph.D. Alumnus Award from Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Dr. Franzblau is a member of the class of 1962 and was one of the first students to be awarded a Ph.D. at Einstein. Einstein College of Medicine recognized Franzblau’s many achievements including his extensive publishing in the field of cardiovascular and pulmonary diseases focusing on the role of connective tissue proteins in those disease processes. His key role in describing the nature of the chemical cross-links in collagen and elastin as well as describing the synthesis of these structural proteins in cell culture was also highlighted. At the National Institutes of Health, Franzblau served on the Advisory Councils of the Heart Lung and Blood Institute and the National Center for Minority Health and Health Disparities, and chaired the Cardiovascular A study section. Franzblau has also developed City Lab Academy at Boston University School of Medicine which is a free nine-month academic and laboratory skills training program for qualified high school graduates interested in pursuing a career and further education in biotechnology.
Anna Jaffe is a young scientist whose vision includes that of creating a green sustainable future and has charted a career path of collaboration and innovation in groundbreaking research and technology. As a Civil and Environmental Engineering student at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Jaffe's research focused on strategies to build internationally distributed teams capable of achieving systems oriented breakthrough solutions in a range of disciplines from agriculture to transportation. Most recently she has worked on an automated solution to delayed allergy testing. It is in this capacity that she joins the Health Studies Collegium as a fellow and researcher. In addition to a remarkable academic career, Jaffe has been an invited presenter and panelist to events and organizations including Electronics New England, SolidWorks World, and MIT Sloan Fellows among others. Jaffe also contributed to the collaborative Oil Solution Initiative Visioning Summit, a study co-sponsored by the Brookings Institution and the Rocky Mountain Institute and has appeared in a number of documentaries and as a guest on NPR's Science Friday.
Dr. Russell M. Jaffe is a Senior Fellow with the Health Studies Collegium. Dr. Jaffe received his MD degree from the Boston University School of Medicine in 1972. He completed his residency training in Clinical Pathology at the National Institutes of Health, where he was on the permanent staff as a practicing molecular biologist and molecular pathologist. In addition, he has studied extensively in the area of nutrition. He was asked by Norm Shealey to be the founding chairman of the Scientific Committee of the American Holistic Medical Association. He was the first Course Director of "Oriental Medical Strategies in Western Medical Practice." This was the first program recognized by N Y State for licensure certification based on being a diplomate of this training program. Most graduates of this program are now instructors in Oriental Medicine and Acupuncture training programs throughout the world. In 1984, Dr. Jaffe developed the lymphocyte response assays (LRA) by ELISA/ACT tests. These tests enable physicians to examine the responses of patients' immune systems to challenges. Delayed allergy for up to 436 common substances can be ruled in or ruled out in terms of delayed hypersensitivity by functional LRA by ELISA/ACT or MELISA tests. Dr. Jaffe's special research interests include "Nutritional Immunology, Evoking the Human Healing Response," and "Treatment protocols for chronic, autoimmune illness." His appointments include those with the National Institutes of Health and Clinical Center, CPD, Bethesda, MD where he was a Resident and later served as Senior Staff Physician, Clinical Pathology Department. He was Director of the Princeton BioCenter and served on the Board of Governors for the Light Foundation. Click here to read a more detailed professional profile of Dr. Jaffe.
Michael Lerner, Ph.D., is President and founder of Commonweal. His interests include mind-body health, with a special interest in cancer; high-risk children and young people; and the architecture of an environmentally sustainable future. Lerner is the founder of the Commonweal Cancer Help Program. Dr. Lerner received his B.A. from Harvard in 1965 and his Ph.D. in political science from Yale in 1971. After serving as an assistant professor with a joint appointment in the Department of Political Science at Yale Graduate School and Yale Medical School, Lerner was named a founding associate of the Carnegie Council on Children. In 1973 he founded Full Circle, a residential treatment center for children with learning and behavioral disorders in Marin County. In 1976 he founded Commonweal. In 1983 he received a MacArthur Prize Fellowship for his contributions to public health, and in 1990 was named a United States-Japan Leadership Fellow. In 1988-90, he served as Special Consultant to the Office of Technology Assessment for its landmark study, Unconventional Cancer Treatments. He also serves as President of the Jenifer Altman Foundation.
Jack Lewin MD is Principal and Founder of Lewin and Associates Health Innovation Strategies, a Washington DC health consulting firm focused on both the clinical and business aspects of health policy, including data-driven quality improvement, and delivery and payment system innovation. Serving on the boards of the National Coalition on Health Care, eHealth Initiative, and National Health Council, he assists them and physician, hospital, patient, and payer constituencies in navigating change during a time of tumultuous but opportunity-rich transition. Lewin was CEO of the American College of Cardiology (ACC) from 2006 through April 2012. The 41,000-member ACC represents over 90% of US cardiologists, 5000 CV nurses and clinicians, and over 5000 international members. The ACC, with its distinguished reputation among professional societies for leadership in the measuring quality and outcomes to improve physician/hospital performance, is also publisher of the esteemed Journal of the American College of Cardiology (JACC) and is recognized as the world leader in cardiovascular education and clinical guidelines development. Lewin was named an honorary Fellow of the ACC. Prior to ACC, Lewin was CEO of the 35,000-member California Medical Association for eight years. From 1986-1994, he was Hawaii's Director of Health, overseeing 6500 employees and a $1+ billion budget, and where he helped Hawaii achieve near-universal access to health care and revitalize statewide public health systems. He also was CEO of Hawaii's 12-facility statewide public hospital system. Before that, as a Commissioned Officer in the USPHS, he was the founder and first Director of the Navajo Nation Department of Health, serving the needs of America's largest Indian tribe. Trained in internal medicine, Lewin has also enjoyed many years of practicing primary care medicine during his career in Arizona, Hawaii, and California. He serves on numerous national boards and advisory bodies, including being founder and President of the Physicians’ Foundations, which are among the top ten health-related philanthropies in the nation, focused on promoting quality, patient safety, and health information technology adoption, and President of the national Patient Safety Institute. He was an advisor on health policy to President Clinton. Dr. Lewin received his B.A. in Biological Sciences from the University of California, Irvine, and his M.D. from the University of Southern California.
Dr. Genqing Liang is a well-regarded scientist whose research focuses on molecular genetics and immunology. Dr. Liang excels in experimental planning and assay development as well as novel project development. In this capacity, he has joined the Health Studies Collegium as a Fellow. In conjunction with Dr Liang's many credits, his work is widely published. Amongst the numerous scientific and academic journals he can be found cited in are the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, Nature, The Journal of Biological Chemistry, and Human Molecular Genetics. While a Research Fellow at the National Institute of Health, Dr. Liang focused specifically on molecular immunology and investigated genome-wide regulation of c-myc-Igh-mediated cancer development: This included using chip-sequencing, in vitro assays and an in vivo mouse model. His research also examined inhibition in breast cancer by a small molecule RGS16 (regulator of G protein signaling), using drug treatment assay, proliferation assay, confocal microscopy, and biochemical/molecular techniques. While a Visiting Scientist at the University of Sydney - Australia, Dr. Liang’s research investigated the function of proteinase K in cell structure, using biochemical techniques and confocal microscopy. Dr. Liang was awarded his Ph.D. in Molecular/Cellular Biology and Genetics from the University of Guelph, Canada. He also holds an M.S. in Genetics, from China Agricultural University, and a B.S. in Biology, from Hebei Agricultural University in China. In addition, Dr. Liang is a member of both the American Academy of Allergy Asthma Immunology and the American Society of Nephrology. Click here for a list of publications and invited presentations.
Janice Lipsen serves as Chair of HSC's Health Policy Forum. She is also President of Counselors for Management, Inc., a firm specializing in government and industrial relations. She has been Assistant to the Speaker of the House of Representatives, and Director of Washington offices for the Governors of Hawaii and American Samoa. In 1976, following service as legislative Assistant to the Honorable Carl Albert, Speaker of the House of Representatives, Mrs. Lipsen began her tenure with CFM. In 1976, Hawaii became a client of CFM and she was appointed Director of the Washington Office of the Governor. In 1985, she was recognized as an expert in helping Pacific territories and industries achieve their goals in relationship to the Federal Government and represented the Pacific Basin Development Council, an organization of the Governors of American Samoa, Guam, the Commonwealth of the Marianna Islands and the State of Hawaii. Mrs. Lipsen continues to represent the Government of American Samoa and in that capacity works with the Governors of the 50 states and four territories, their staffs and state department executives on federal issues. In addition to a Pacific clientele, CFM's clients include associations and organizations in technology and health care. With Impro Co., a producer of animal biologic vaccines, Mrs. Lipsen worked with the Departments of Agriculture, and Commerce and the Congress and succeeded in the passage of the first patent extension. Other clientele have included Bastyr University, the National Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine Alliance, Serramune Physicians Laboratory and ObjectiVision, an Australian medical device company. Mrs. Lipsen has served as a member of the American Cancer Society's Special Corps of Cancer Control Advocates and the Board of Directors of the Oriental Medicine Political Action Committee. Her professional capabilities have been recognized by appointments to federal international trade advisory committees, membership in the Tax Coalition and the Trade Policy Forum and service on Committees of the National Governors Association. She has a proven record of working effectively with the U. S. Congress, and the agencies and departments of the Executive branch.
Amory Lovins, a MacArthur Fellow and consultant physicist, has advised the energy and other industries for more than three decades as well as the U.S. Departments of Energy and Defense. He is published in 29 books and hundreds of papers and his work in 50+ countries has been recognized by the "Alternative Nobel," Onassis, Nissan, Shingo, and Mitchell Prizes, the Benjamin Franklin and Happold Medals, nine honorary doctorates, honorary membership of the American Institute of Architects, and the Heinz, Lindbergh, Jean Meyer, Time Hero for the Planet, and World Technology Awards. A Harvard and Oxford dropout and former Oxford don (receiving in consequence an Oxford MA by Special Resolution), Mr. Lovins advises industries and governments worldwide, and has briefed 19 heads of state. Mr. Lovins co founded and is chairman and chief scientist of Rocky Mountain Institute (www.rmi.org), an independent, market-oriented, entrepreneurial, nonprofit, nonpartisan think-and-do tank that creates abundance by design. Much of its path finding work on advanced resource productivity (typically with expanding returns to investment) and innovative business strategies is synthesized in Natural Capitalism (www.natcap.org). This intellectual capital provides most of RMI's revenue through private-sector consultancy that has served or been invited by more than 80 Fortune 500 firms, lately redesigning $30 billion worth of facilities spanning 29 sectors. RMI spun off E SOURCE (www.esource.com) in 1992 and Fiberforge, Inc. (www.fiberforge.com), a composites engineering firm that Mr. Lovins chairs, in 1999; its technology permits cost- effective manufacturing of the ultra light-hybrid Hypercar® vehicles he invented in 1991. His 28th book is Small Is Profitable (www.smallisprofitable.org), an Economist book of the year that was published in 2002, and his Pentagon- cosponsored 29th book, Winning the Oil Endgame (www.oilendgame.com), in 2004.
Edward Morris is a well-respected expert in Health Policy. He has inspired clinicians, researchers, legislators and policy makers to institutionalize the principles of proactive prevention and health promotion. Morris began his career in the field of public education in New York State, 1962-1984, where he held the positions of School District Administrator; School Principal; and Associate Examiner, NYC Board of Examiners. In 1985, Morris embraced the arena of national health care. He has been an activist in addressing issues of societal health and health policy. Benefiting from his passion for teaching, he has worked to convince "players" in today's national debate that prevention is the ultimate road to quality and affordable care. Morris' proposals have been applied in research, professional training and practice, legislation and insurance. Notable examples include: Project Administrator, Arkay Foundation, 1998-2002, developed the bi-coastal UCSF/Georgetown University clinical trials "Using Dietary Restrictions and Vitamin Supplements in the Treatment of ADHD"; Convener, "Medical Leadership In the Drug Crisis," round tables joining distinguished academicians & government officials, 1997 State of the World Forum; Policy and Political Strategist, California Association of Naturopathic Physicians, 2002-2004, coordinated the UCSF study "Profiling the Professions" and the legislative campaign which gained licensure for Naturopaths in California. Morris is Co-founder of the rehab center "Recovery Without Walls," 2003-present; distinct for combining psychology and pharmacology with clinically targeted nutrition and micro-nutrient supplementation. Morris currently delivers seminars which examine the science and wisdom that lend evidence to biologically competent lifestyle choices. "Transitions for Life; Nutrition, Attitudes and Behaviors" is presented to health professionals at Virginia Mason Medical Center, University of Washington, Bastyr University, and Seattle Healing Arts Center. The curriculum explores the interactive factors that evoke the mechanisms of mind/body health Edward Morris received his BS and MA degrees from New York University where he added three years of doctoral study concurrent with his service as Adjunct Instructor in the Department of Educational Administration.
Norm Schwartz, MD, is an integrative medicine specialist with over twenty years experience and an extensive background in treating complex chronic health problems. Formerly medical director of Integrative Medicine for Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare in Milwaukee, Wisconsin he is now in private practice. He uses a first line, proactive, low risk, high gain approach to treat a wide range of chronic unwellness, including: fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue, hormonal imbalances, stomach and colon disorders, chemical sensitivity, autoimmune disease, heart disease, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson's, Alzheimer's, diabetes and cancer. He has a special interest in helping individuals and families who are dealing with autism spectrum disorders, ADHD and neurodevelopmental disorders using biomedical treatments developed by the Autism Research Institute. As a Defeat Autism Now practitioner he approaches autism as a medical disorder that can be treated and often sees positive change and significant improvement. Dr. Schwartz has a compassionate, progressive approach using functional and metabolic testing to accurately assess individual causes of chronic illness. He combines behavioral and educational interventions along with nutrients, natural remedies, and pharmacological medications if needed, to support restoration of healthy physiology. He also assesses toxic burden and environmental exposures and sensitivities to create targeted detoxification protocols.
Dr. Artemis P. Simopoulos is a Fellow with the Health Studies Collegium. She is the founder and president of the Center for Genetics, Nutrition and Health, a nonprofit educational organization in Washington, D.C. since 1990. Dr. Simopoulos was a founding member of the International Society for the Study of Fatty Acids and Lipids (ISSFAL) in 1991, secretary/treasurer of ISSFAL from 1991 to 1998, and a member of the editorial board of the ISSFAL newsletter from 1994 to 2000. She is the founder and president of the International Society of Nutrigenetics/ Nutrigenomics (ISNN) and founder and chair of the World Council on Nutrition, Fitness and Health (WCNFH). A graduate of Barnard College in New York with a major in chemistry, and a graduate of the Boston University School of Medicine, she is a physician and endocrinologist whose research at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) was on the nutritional aspects of genetic and endocrine disorders, evolutionary aspects of diet and fatty acids, and the importance of a balanced ratio of omega-6/omega-3 fatty acids in health and disease and in growth and development. She is the author of The Omega Diet (Harper-Collins, 1999) and has edited numerous books and journal supplements, in addition to publishing over 300 scientific papers. She has been the editor of the Karger series World Review of Nutrition and Dietetics since 1989. Click here for a more detailed bio and selected list of publications.
HSC President Eugene C. Wong has been a successful Attorney and businessman; Mr. Wong's interest in the science of health has been fostered by a family legacy of medical practitioners, which notably included his physician father. Another of the many family members who chose the medical profession is the executive director of an internationally-known human genome research institute. Through the years, Mr. Wong has become a strong advocate of integrative medicine and has applied its principles to his personal well-being. In his practice, Mr. Wong has represented clients who have sought a voice to participate in the political freedom afforded by immigration to the United States. His scientific background made for a natural affinity with scientists and engineers searching for immigration support. Further, Mr. Wong's refugee background gave him compassion for seekers of asylum in the United States. His cases have been publicized worldwide, and he is known, by far, as one of the most prominent immigration lawyers in the United States. Eugene C. Wong was born in China and came to the United States at the age of twelve as a refugee. He holds an A.B. degree in Biochemistry from the University of California, Berkeley and a J.D. degree from the Antioch School of Law in Washington D.C.
Geoffrey Scott Carroll is a senior executive with a track-record of guiding Fortune 200 companies to highly successful results. Presently the Founder and Chairman of a highly successful non-profit foundation, From Scotland with Love LLC, Dr. Carroll's background includes roles as President & CEO, and Member of Board of Directors with Internet Commerce Corporation. Prior to that, he served as President, CEO, and Board Member of LCC International, (NASDAQ: LCCI) where under his guidance, the per share stock price rose more than three times its original value, and he more than tripled the market capitalization. At Origin B.V., Dr. Carroll served as Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of Management, and at EDS - Electronic Data Systems, he held, among other positions, President of Northern Europe and Member of the Board, where he led the firm's business expansion from $55 million per year in 1991 to +$310 million in 1994. Additionally, Dr. Carroll has held executive leadership roles with Wang Laboratories, Inc, Nextech, AG, and Honeywell High-Tech Trading Company, a part of Honeywell Europe S.A. Dr. Carroll received his Ph.D. in International Business Economics from the University of London, London, England. He earned his M.A. in International Economics from Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies, in Washington, D.C., and was awarded his B.A. Cum Laude in Economics and Business Administration from Wittenberg University, Springfield, Ohio.
Dr. Hamnett is the Executive Director of the Research Corporation of the University of Hawaii (RCUH), whose mission is to support the research and training programs of the University of Hawaii and to enhance research, development, and training generally in Hawaii. Dr. Hamnett's professional interests include research management, disaster mitigation and preparedness, climate variability and change, participatory planning, ocean and coastal resources management, policy research management, governance and public administration in small islands states, program evaluation, sustainable economic development, fisheries development and management, environmental resource management, developing island countries and territories. Dr. Hamnett also currently serves as the Principal Investigator for the Hawaii Coral Reef Initiative Research Program. This joint venture, between the University of Hawaii and the State Department of Land and Natural Resources is designed to develop, manage and monitor a collaborative coral reef research program. Dr. Hamnett also serves as the Chair and Program Director of the Statewide Hazard Mitigation Forum which distributes information to the public and conducts an education campaign. This program is funded by FEMA and NOAA/OCRM through State Civil Defense and thee Hawaii Coastal Zone Management Program. The program educates the public about the risks of natural disaster in Hawaii and what can be done to reduce the risk. Dr. Hamnett has an M.A. and Ph.D. in Socio-Cultural Anthropology with an ethnographic focus in Oceania. He has completed additional research in Geography and Linguistics.
Susan J. Radcliffe, RD, CCN is a practicing clinical nutritionist with a Bachelor of Science degree in Foods and Nutrition. She is one of the first five nutrition professionals in the country to have dual certifications as both an RD (Registered Dietitian) and a CCN (Certified Clinical Nutritionist), with memberships in both the International and American Associations of Clinical Nutritionists and the Academy of Environmental Medicine, and past membership with the ADA (American Dietetic Association). Susan has been in private practice for 17 years. During this period she has studied the many facets of alternative and conventional nutrition. Her work has led her to the further study of supportive treatment modalities and unique testing options that complement both these approaches. She is also certified in Dark Field Microscopy & Iridology. Susan has multi faceted experiences in the field of nutrition, working both in physicians' offices and in the field providing education. She has edited books for noted authors such as Robert Atkins, Buck Levin and Robert Crayhon. As part of an innovative laboratory sciences company known for their unique work and one of a kind approach to testing for delayed food and chemical hypersensitivities, she held positions including Registered Dietitian, Certified Clinical Nutritionist, Clinical Nutrition Specialist, & Director of Education and Field Operations. During this time, Susan was instrumental in the education of physicians and staff in the use of the test and helped offices develop and institute nutritional protocols to support the results of this testing. She contributed to publication of the book, The Joy of Food: The Alkaline Way. The power of the biochemical impact of food on body chemistry to enhance wellness continues to be the cornerstone of her success in private practice. Beyond nutrition, Susan’s interest in health, balance and wellness includes serving the elderly, and those with both physical and mental challenges. Susan works with PATH (Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship, International) as a Certified Advanced Therapeutic Riding Instructor, Mentor and Lead Evaluator to certify new instructors. As Assistant Director for the TRAC therapeutic riding program at Centenary College, she is also able to apply her clinical skills to the equine and canine worlds. With preventive health a prime directive, Susan is uniquely positioned to further HSC's intiatives in this area.
Dr. Spero, a Professor at the University of California - Davis, and current Chair of the Department of Geology, has also served at the National Science Foundation, Marine Geology & Geophysics, Division of Ocean Sciences in Washington, D.C. Dr. Spero specializes in paleoclimatology which is the study of past climates throughout geologic and historic time (paleoclimates), and the causes of their variations. His research focuses on the biological and environmental parameters that affect the stable isotope and trace metal geochemistry of the shells of recent and fossil organisms; paleoclimatology, marine micropaleontology, and paleoceanography. An ongoing multi-year field research program involving undergraduate and graduate students has been studying living planktonic foraminifera in the Southern California Borderland and the Caribbean. The results of this study are being used to interpret fossil foraminifera stable isotope data from Indian and Atlantic Ocean deep sea cores in order to reconstruct paleoenvironmental sea surface temperatures, nutrient levels and CO2 concentrations during the Pleistocene. Dr. Spero received his Ph.D. in Biology from the University of California, Santa Barbara in 1986. He received his M.Sc. in Oceanography from Texas A & M University in 1979, his B.A. in Biology-Geology, Magna cum Laude, from the State University of New York at Buffalo in 1975.
David Stanley brings to bear 30+ years of technology industry leadership experience within Fortune 500 organizations. His roles have included Director, Principal Architect and Technical Project Manager for major organizations and multinational initiatives. Presently fulfilling a Senior Vice-President role, he focuses on serving IT needs of Fortune 100 clients. In past roles, Mr. Stanley has led and implemented data architecture for large corporate and banking organizations. He has also introduced Intranet architectures to support solutions within the banking and financial sector. Besides his vast skill in developing corporate IT standards, Mr. Stanley has experience in ISO certification process management. A highly developed communicator, manager, partner and customer liaison, Mr. Stanley's leadership abilities coupled with strong organizational and management disciplines, enables the realization of the collaborative and innovative organizational vision. Mr. Stanley holds a BS in Electronics from Bristol University, UK.
Peter Stranger is a leader in strategic business communications with a special emphasis in serving clients in ethical, sustainable, environmental, progressive and not-for-profit business. Mr. Stranger's background includes executive experience in major communications firms with positions such as CEO, President, and Managing Partner. With over 30 years of leadership experience, he is currently Managing Partner of Kopald/Stranger, offering Growth Strategies, Communications and Ethical Progress. Mr. Stranger has consulted for The Rocky Mountain Institute, the WILD Foundation, the Forum for Education and Democracy, The Esalen Institute, and the Californians Health Alliance. His work within advertising, marketing and communications includes such clients as Singapore Airlines, TransAmerica, Taco Bell, and 20th Century Fox. Mr. Stranger is a Trustee of the WILD Foundation, a member of the Ocean Council, the advisory Board of Oceana, and an Affiliate of the League of Conservation Photographers. Mr. Stranger's accomplishments include producing a documentary film on the scientists involved in the Mars “Rover” landings at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory; producing films for both the 8th and 9th World Wilderness Congresses; leading a photographic safari to Botswana; and developing a concert series benefiting humanitarian awareness programs. For 12 years Mr. Stranger was a Trustee of Pitzer College in Claremont, California, and for 10 years he served as a Director of the Los Angeles Opera, where he was Chairman of the Marketing Committee. He is a founding Director of CityLife Downtown Charter School and of The Oaks School, both in Los Angeles. Mr. Stranger is a graduate of Ealing College in London, England.
Dr. Anna Tavis is currently Global Head of Talent Management at Brown Brothers Harriman. She is Editor of the Perspectives Column for People and Strategy Journal and is a Board member of the Human Resource Planning Society. She has served in global executive roles at Fortune 100 firms focusing on Talent Management, Organization Development and Learning. Her role involves a broad range of organization development strategies and implementations across financial services that includes the office of the CFO, investments, real estate and consumer finance among others. Dr. Tavis has pursued a global, multi-faceted career in the sectors of business, academia, and consulting. Prior to her current role, Dr. Tavis led learning and development at United Technologies Corporation where she was responsible for enterprise-wide global learning and development servicing over 215,000 employees in more than 70 countries. Dr. Tavis also led the organizational development function in the Europe, Middle East and Africa regions for Motorola, and later transitioned to be the Head of Talent Management for Nokia. She has worked extensively in Europe, India, Eurasia and the Middle East. She is currently an adjunct professor at NYU teaching graduate courses, and has served on the faculty at Williams College, Fairfield University, and Columbia University. In addition, she consulted on talent management, organizational development and globalization with GE, Novartis, and the Seagram companies. Dr. Tavis graduated from Herzen Pedagogical University with a degree in linguistics and education. She completed her undergraduate education at Bradford University, UK and Dartmouth College, USA. She earned her MA and Ph.D. in comparative literature from Princeton University and later received an advanced certificate in Business Administration from the University of South Carolina.
Curtis Turchin, MA, DC has a bachelor's degree in pre-medical studies and psychology from the University of Southern California, a master's degree in Education from San Francisco State University, and a doctor of chiropractic from Palmer College. Dr. Turchin has been using lasers for the treatment of acute and chronic pain for more than 23 years. He was Director of Clinical Sciences for Bales Scientific, the developer of the first FDA cleared light device. He has published 3 books, more than 20 journal articles, and has been extensively interviewed on radio and television. Dr. Turchin is the author of the new text, "Light and Laser Therapy: Clinical Procedures, described as the authoritative text on clinical laser treatment as well as Treating Addictions with Laser Therapy," the only book and DVD published on this unique subject. Dr. Turchin is in private practice with a medical doctor near San Francisco using low force manual therapy techniques and laser therapy. He has taught seminars all across the United States, in Canada, England, France, Brazil, Guatemala, and Japan.
Ms. Nelson is an Executive with more than 30 years of leadership experience in consulting and technology firms. In her numerous CEO roles, Ms. Nelson has been responsible for significant capital raising, and was responsible for the multi-million dollar investment that resulted in the development of a vital Internet technology. Ms. Nelson, as the former CEO of an environmental technology company, has to her credit the founding and development of one of the largest Environmental Health and Safety databases. Additionally, her credits include the sale and deployment of many major applications to Fortune 500 companies and government institutions. Ms. Nelson's background in Government Relations helped her play a leading role in the establishment of a Department of Defense initiative that raised the bar for Federal facilities environmental compliance reporting. She is well versed in International contract and trade management, global technology, strategic supplier and partner relationship management, and strategic planning. Additionally, Ms. Nelson held the position of CEO of an International conglomerate where she successfully diversified the company and expanded it into the Pacific Basin, Eastern Europe, South America and Canada. Ms. Nelson attended Emerson College in Boston, Massachusetts and Clark University in Worcester, Massachusetts, majoring in Clinical/Research Psychology.
Douglas Sturgeon has served as President and Chief Operating Officer of three technology companies for over 25 years. He has over 20 years of progressive experience developing and implementing enterprise-level information system projects within enterprise software companies. He has served as a consultant with two major banking institutions. Mr. Sturgeon was solely responsible for the original design and development of one of the first enterprise-wide, integrated Environmental Health & Safety information management systems which was the forerunner of today's Internet-enabled GreenSuite application. He is the principal inventor for US Patent Numbers 5,664,112 and 5,726,884. Mr. Sturgeon received a degree in Economics and an MBA in Management from the California Polytechnic State University at San Luis Obispo.
Jane Carbonaro is a communications expert who throughout her professional career, has architected and developed collaborative communication initiatives. Serving the HSC Editorial Board, she contributes many years of technical forum management expertise. Also, as an editor and writer, Ms. Carbonaro has been instrumental in ensuring that both print and electronic media content, look and feel communicates both the vision and goals of their respective projects and initiatives. Ms. Carbonaro is a contributing author to The Sustainable Enterprise Fieldbook, a key guide for the integration of sustainability initiatives within environmentally responsible organizations. Ms. Carbonaro has a B.S. degree in Public Relations from San Jose State University. Her writing specialties include sustainability practices and policy, transorganizational collaboration and entrepreneurial initiatives.