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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 Visitors.

Frankie Boyer  
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.  
Noted 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 care industry. 

Rebecca Ephraim, RD, CCN  
Rebecca Ephraim 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 Care.

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.

Susan Haeger  
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.

Loren Israelsen  
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 Associations’ (IADSA
) Executive Committee.

George Klabin  
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 individuals. 

Henry Kriegel  
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  
Recognized expert 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.

Marilyn McGuire  
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.  
President, Chief 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 journals.

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.

Dean 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 nutritional products.

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 medical groups.  

Robert A. Settineri, M.S. 
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.


James Strohecker  
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.

Gary Tomchuk  
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., M.P.H.         
Commander, United 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 peer-reviewed publications. *Dr. Umhau is serving in a personal capacity.

William J. Walsh, Ph.D.  
Co-Founder and 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 Health.

Cynthia Mervis Watson, M.D.    
A Clinical 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, M.D., F.A.C.P.,
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.

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