James A. Autry
A former Fortune 500 executive and noted author of
seven books, including his most recent Servant Leadership.
He has served as the president and chairman of the board of
the Epilepsy Foundation of America, and still serves as a
senior vice president. He was chairman of the Iowa
Department of Education’s Advisory Council on Educational
Services to Persons with Disabilities as well as Chair of
the Claremont Graduate University’s Center Board of
Host of Business 1060am’s “The Business of Being Healthy
With Frankie Boyer”. This popular show is broadcast
throughout the Boston Market and is targeted to audiences
interested in traditional and alternative medical
approaches, as well as anti-aging and healthy living. Ms.
Boyer focuses on how to help today’s businessmen and women
stay fit, both mentally and physically.
Jerry Cott, Ph.D.
neuropsychopharmacologist specializing in clinical and
preclinical psychotherapeutic drug development, and clinical
and pharmacology/toxicology, including review for
Investigational New Drugs at the FDA. Dr. Cott was at the
National Institute of Mental Health as Chief of the
Psychopharmacology Research Program from 1991 until June
2000. He was recently appointed Scientific Advisor to the
Institute of Mental Health Research at the Royal Ottawa
Hospital in Canada, and is on the Advisory Board of the
American Botanical Council and the Editorial Board of the
Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine. He is a
member of the NIH Initial Review Group of the National
Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine. His
present interest is in the integration of mainstream
psychiatry with nutritional and botanical interventions for
the treatment of severe and chronic mental disorders. He is
currently a writer, lecturer, and consultant to the health
Rebecca Ephraim, RD, CCN
is national health editor for Dragonfly Media's five
city-based publications. Rebecca, a journalist with 20 years
of media experience in TV, radio and print, is also a
Registered Dietitian and Certified Clinical Nutritionist.
With her expertise in both writing and health issues,
Rebecca specializes in coverage of alternative therapies and
integrative medicine. She?s a former news anchor/producer
for the Chicago NPR affiliate and independent reporter for
NPR and other public radio networks. In the course of her
media career, she has reported, anchored, managed and
produced for various television and radio stations. Rebecca
is the past national chair for the American Dietetic
Association's practice group, Nutrition in Complementary
Nan Fuchs, Ph. D.
Nutritionalist and health educator. She is author of The
Nutrition Detective, Overcoming the Legacy of Overeating,
and The Giant Book of Women’s Health Secrets as well as
Nutrition Editor for the Women’s Health Letter. Dr. Fuchs is
in private practice in Sebastopol, California.
Group publisher for New Hope Natural Media’s Natural
Foods Merchandiser and New Product Review. Susan
is the former president and CEO of Citizens for Health, the
grassroots advocacy organization committed to protecting and
expanding consumer natural health choices. As CEO for
Citizens for Health, Susan lectured frequently at academic
and legislative forums, government agency meetings, consumer
and trade shows as well as health boards. For 13 years,
Susan also worked in public relations and marketing as
co-owner and president of Ascent Marketing.
Mary L. Hardy, M.D.
Assisted in the design and implementation of the
Cedars-Sinai Integrative Medicine Medical Group. Dr. Hardy
is board certified in internal medicine, is a specialist in
botanical medicine, and is considered an authority on
complementary and alternative medicine. A graduate of
Louisiana State University School of Medicine, she completed
her internal medical residency at Tufts University New
England Medical Center, and studied medical ethics at
Harvard Divinity School and Loma Linda University. Dr. Hardy
currently lectures nationally and internationally on
complementary and alternative medicine.
Virginia Hopkins, M.A.
Medical researcher and recognized writer, and co-author of
21 books on alternative health and nutrition, including the
best-sellers What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About
Menopause and What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About
Pre-Menopause and What Your Doctor May Not Have Told
You About Breast Cancer. Editor of The John R. Lee,
M.D. Medical Letter and The Mindell Letter.
President of LDI Group, Inc., a specialized consulting firm
dealing exclusively with dietary supplements, functional
foods, and phytomedicine issues. As General Counsel and then
Vice President/Strategic Development for Nature’s Way
Products, Inc., Mr. Israelsen engineered agreements to bring
the world’s leading phytomedicines to the U.S. He has served
as Vice President/General Counsel to the American Herbal
Products Association, co-counsel to the European American
Phytomedicines Coalition (EAPC), industry liaison to FDA’s
Expert Advisory Committee on Ephedra, advisor to the Utah
Natural Products Alliance (UNPA), which was instrumental in
the passage of Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act
of 1994 (DSHEA). He sits as founding member of the
International Alliance of Dietary/Food Supplement
Recognized innovator in dietary supplementation and advocate
of programs in alternative medicine. Mr. Klabin is committed
to a vision that fosters educated and informed choice in
health care that promotes a greater wellness for all
President and founder of Kriegel Marketing Group, a public
relations and marketing communications firm serving the
healthcare industries. Kriegel has been featured on
National Public Radio, CNN’s Crossfire, USIA’s
WorldNet, The Washington Post and numerous other
radio and television programs as well as in print media. He
frequently briefs members of Congress, and has met with top
US government officials, including President Reagan, and key
cabinet members, and has worked closely with the US State
Department and the US Agency for International Development.
James C. Lassiter
in regulatory and governmental affairs for the
pharmaceutical, dietary supplement and natural product
industries. Serving on numerous industry and trade boards
including the American Herbal Products Association, the Utah
Natural Products Alliance, and the Council for Responsible
Nutrition. His work and views have received notable
recognition in the Food and Drug Law Institute Update,
The Tan Sheet and FDA Week. His work has
influenced the regulation of the dietary supplement industry
in the U.S., including garnering support for DSHEA.
Highly respected visionary in the publishing industry and
innovator in the distribution of information and materials
that support spiritual growth and positive social change.
Founder and president of New Alternatives,
Publishers, Retailers and Artists (NAPRA).
She is the publisher of NAPRA Review, as well as a
publishing consultant and literary agent.
Garth L. Nicolson, Ph.D.
Scientific Officer and a Research Professor at the Institute
for Molecular Medicine who has over 500 scientific and
medical publications, several of which are citation
classics. Former David Bruton, Jr. Chair in Cancer Research,
Professor and Chairman, Dept of Tumor Biology at the
University of Texas Medical School at Houston and Professor
of Comparative Pathology at Texas A & M University, Dr.
Nicolson also serves as Editor of Clinical & Experimental
Metastasis and Journal of Cellular Biochemistry,
and is an Associate Editor of 12 other medical/scientific
Nancy L. Nicolson, Ph.D.
Chief Executive Officer of the Institute for Molecular
Medicine, President of the Rhodon Foundation for Biomedical
Research, Inc. and Chairman of the Board of International
Molecular Diagnostics, Inc. who has published over 40
scientific papers and 26 abstracts from international
scientific conferences. Dr. Nicolson shared the Albert
Schweitzer Award (1998) with Dr. Garth Nicolson. Dr. Nancy
Nicolson has been selected to serve on the U.S.
Congressional Business Council and is a U.S. Congressional
Businesswoman for the Year 2000.
Brenda J. Proffitt, MHA
Project Director for the Health Care for the Homeless
Clinicians’ Network. Long committed to the underserved
populations’ access to health care, Ms. Proffitt worked for
the Tennessee Primary Care Association and is currently
working on Diabetes and Homelessness: Overcoming Barriers
to Care, an extensive resource directory.
Raffelock, D.C., Dipl.Ac.
Noted clinician with Diplomates in Acupuncture from the
National Assoc. for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, and
in Nutrition from the American Chiropractic Board of
Nutrition. Dr. Raffelock is a Certified Clinical
Nutritionist from the International and American Association
of Clinical Nutritionists. In private practice and
consultant to nutrition companies in the formulation of
Michael Rosenbaum, M.D.,
Dr. Rosenbaum is an esteemed physician and renowned expert
in the areas of chronic fatigue syndrome, nutrition and
immunity. Committed to being at the forefront of medical
progress, Dr. Rosenbaum has been active in several
professional medical boards over the years, including the
American Association of Environmental Medicine and the
Orthomolecular Medical Society. In addition, Dr. Rosenbaum
has spent much of his career as a teacher and an author,
sharing innovative health care information in his eight well
respected books and his frequent lectures to professional
Robert A. Settineri,
President and Producer for Sierra Productions, a company
that provides strategic advertising and marketing services
for medium to large multi-national corporations in the
biomedical industry. Mr. Settineri has also written,
produced, and directed for national TV programs and video
distributors, including the Canadian Broadcast Company,
Children’s Television Network, McGraw-Hill/CRM Films, NOVA,
MGM, Franklin Institute, Museum of Science and Industry,
WQED, and the American Red Cross.
President and co-founder of HealthWorld Online, noted
author, holistic thinker and network builder. A recognized
authority in natural healthcare, James was Executive Editor
of Alternative Medicine: The Definitive Guide, a book that
has become the gold standard for natural health
information. He has co-authored or collaborated on more
than a dozen books.
Founder Awareness Marketing, the consulting firm he founded
in 1995, specializing in the holistic health and natural
products. He brings a vast network of strategic
relationships developed while Gary has helped launch several
companies including; BroadcastHealth.com, and Passionate
Living Media, and has served in interim executive roles
including CEO, COO and VP. Business plans he has written
have helped raise over $5 million in funding, and the
acquisition of several companies. Gary is active in many
organizations and sits on the Board of Directors for the
Center for Advancement in Cancer Education.
John C. Umhau, M.D.,
States Public Health Service, Senior Clinical Investigator
at the National Institute (NIH) on Alcohol Abuse and
Alcoholism at the National Institutes of Health*.
Former Medical Director of SOME (So Others Might Eat)
Medical Services in Washington, D.C where Dr. Umhau earned
the PHS Achievement medal in 1993 for expanding services at
SOME through the recruitment of volunteer physicians and
other providers. Former Staff Physician at Health Care for
the Homeless (HCH) in Baltimore, Maryland. Also former
Medical Director of Community Health Centers of King County,
Seattle, Washington. Dr. Umhau is currently a member of the
Commissioned Officers Association of the U.S. Public Health
Service and has co-authored many research articles in
Umhau is serving in a personal capacity.
William J. Walsh, Ph.D.
Senior Scientist at the Health Research Institute and the
Pfeiffer Treatment Center. Dr. Walsh has over 30 years of
research experience including 22 years at the prestigious
Argonne National Laboratory. His interest and research in
biochemical disorders has led to the authorship of more than
200 scientific articles and reports, as well as numerous
presentations at institutions such as American Psychiatric
Association, the U.S. Senate, and the Society for
Neuroscience, NAMI, and the National Institutes of Mental
Cynthia Mervis Watson, M.D.
Preceptor at UCLA Dept of Family Medicine, family medicine
counselor, and board certified with the American Board of
Family Practice. Ms. Watson is a noted author, including
All About Lipoic Acid, and her articles have appeared in
numerous publications including Journal of Longevity
Research and The New York Times. She is an
editorial advisor for Rodale Press and a well-regarded
lecturer, with topics that range from breast cancer to
complementary medicine, to alternatives of antibiotics. She
has been the recipient of numerous honors and awards, and
she is a member of American Academy of Family Practice,
National Center for Homeopathy, and the American College for
the Advancement of Medicine.
Julian Whitaker, M.D.
Internationally renowned Director of the Whitaker Wellness
Institute and Editor of the Health & Healing
newsletter that provides important health advice for more
than 500,000 people nationwide. He also co-founded the
California Orthomolecular Medical Society with four other
physicians and the Nobel prize-winning scientist Dr. Linus
Pauling. Dr. Whitaker is the author of several books
including the best-selling Shed 10 Years in 10 Weeks.
Leonard A. Wisneski,
Recognized for his considerable research credentials and
vast experience with the clinical application of
complementary medicines and treatments, Dr. Wisneski is the
founding Medical Director of the Bethesda Center. He was
Medical Director of Marriott Corporation and Director of
Medical Education in the George Washington University system
for 20 years. His clinical background includes internal
medicine, endocrinology, and integrative medicine, with a
special interest in psychoneuroimmunology and medical
acupuncture. He is a Clinical Professor of Medicine at
George Washington University Medical Center and is a Fellow
in the American College of Physicians, American College of
Nutrition and the American Institute of Stress. He is
Editor-in-Chief of "The Integrative Medicine Consult." He
also serves as a member of the Board of Trustees of the
American Holistic Medical Association, and is the President
of the International Society for the Study of Subtle
Energies and Energy Medicine.
Janet Zand, O.M.D., L.Ac.
Nationally respected author, lecturer, practitioner, and
herbal products formulator whose work has helped thousands
of people achieve better health through natural medicine
combining herbal medicine with nutrition, homeopathy and
acupuncture. Dr. Zand is co-founder of Zand Herbal Products,
and author of Smart Medicine for A Healthier Child
and Smart Medicine for Healthier Living.