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Conference Presenters to Date; More Coming Soon!

PRESENTERS TO DATE; MORE COMING SOON!


JoEllen KoernerJoEllen Koerner PhD, FAAN

JoEllen Koerner has enjoyed a lifelong nursing career, practicing in diverse settings from a rural 10 bed hospital in South Dakota to a computer-based ‘Primary Care Clinic in the Cloud’ that reaches from Africa to Switzerland to the Reservations of the Great Plains. A third-generation descendent of Mennonites migrating from Russia to homestead in America where the railroad ended - the Dakota Plains - her family would have perished their first winter without the support of the generous Lakota Sioux Nation. The bond of respect and friendship between these two cultures has spanned generations, giving rich depth of understanding to her world view and meaning to her lifework.  READ MORE...


Michelle Reugebrinkreugebrink-fireMichelle Reugebrink
NBC-HWC, Mindfulness & Resiliency program manager and Master Coach

Michelle’s recent positions held were Civil Rights Training Specialist and Health, Wellness, and Resiliency Manager. Michelle worked for 16 years on wildland fire engines, hand crews, and hotshot crews and still holds fire quals. She worked several years as an Occupational Health and Safety Manager for the Pacific Southwest Region in California, Hawaii, and the Pacific Islands. Michelle was featured in the April 2018, 5th anniversary edition of Mindful magazine for her work around Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) and coaching. READ MORE...


Kenneth CohenKenneth Cohen, M.A.

Kenneth Cohen (www.kennethcohen.com), world renowned Qigong and Tai Chi Grandmaster, has been practicing Chinese healing, contemplative, and martial arts since 1968. He is the author of the critically acclaimed book The Way of Qigong: The Art and Science of Chinese Energy Healing and more than 200 journal articles on spirituality and health. In 1974 Ken received the Teaching Certificate from the William C.C. Chen School of T'ai Chi Ch'uan and later became the only apprentice to Taoist Abbot Huang Gengshi (1910-1999). Ken speaks and reads the Chinese language, and his academic training includes graduate study of Taoism and theology. READ MORE...


Grace Alvarez SesmaGriselda (Grace) Alvarez Sesma, Curandera

Grace is a student, practitioner, and teacher of Curanderismo indigenous healing practices. Born in Mexicali, Baja California, Mexico, Griselda, or Grace as she is better known, is Mexican, of Yaqui and Kumiai ancestry. Her “don” (Spanish for spiritual gift) was deeply influenced by the work of her aunt, a curandera, and an uncle who was a well-known sobador/huesero, bonesetter. Much later she undertook the formal study of ancestral healing traditions by undergoing traditional training with indigenous healers from various nations, in Baja California as well as the United States. Her formal apprenticeship and training in Native medicine ways began in 1995 with Yaqui/Lacandon Maya elder Tezkalci Matorral Cachora of Mexico.  READ MORE...


Irma D. HerreraIrma D. Herrera J.D., Writer, Solo Performer, Social Justice Activista

Irma D. Herrera is the Executive Director of Equal Rights Advocates, a San Francisco based organization whose mission is to protect and secure equal rights and economic opportunities for women and girls through litigation and advocacy. During its 33-year history ERA’s lawyers have successfully litigated cases numerous impact cases and greatly expanded opportunities for women. Irma received a Bachelor of Arts from St. Mary’s University (San Antonio), pursued graduate studies at Trinity University in the Department of Urban Studies, and received her Juris Doctor from the University of Notre Dame. During a three-year hiatus from practicing law in the 1980s she taught law and social justice and worked as a free-lance journalist. Her articles on legal and cultural issues were published in the New York Times, the Washington Post, Newsday, and Ms. Magazine. READ MORE...

Jamie K. ReaserJamie K. Reaser, PhD

Jamie K. Reaser has a deep fondness for the wild, intimate, and unnamable. She received a BS in Field Biology, with a minor in Studio Art, from the College of William and Mary and her doctorate in Biology from Stanford University. She has worked around the world as an ecologist, communication psychologist, international policy negotiator, leadership trainer, and wilderness rites-of-passage guide. She is also a practitioner and teacher of eco-psychology, nature-based spirituality, and various approaches to expanding human consciousness, as well as a writer (poetry and prose) and artist. READ MORE...


Eileen McKusickEileen Day McKusick MA

Eileen Day McKusick is a pioneer in the fields of the human biofield, therapeutic sound, and electric health. A researcher, author, inventor, educator, speaker and practitioner, Eileen has been researching health since 1987, and specifically how sound impacts health, since 1996. READ MORE...


Laurie Ellis Young

Laurie Ellis-Young, MTC, SYT

Laurie Ellis-Young is an internationally recognized speaker, author, Senior Yoga Teacher (Yoga Alliance U.K.), MBSR instructor, (SHIFT) peace ambassador, and a pioneer in teaching optimal breathing.

During her early career in the stressful airline industry, Laurie vacationed by leading many adventure-filled treks in the Himalayas and Andes. With limited oxygen, and the highest mountains in the world as her teachers she discovered the power of breath for “peak” performance, physically and psychologically. She has led groups to over twenty countries including Mexico, Guatemala, Peru, Ecuador, Bolivia, India, Nepal, Thailand, Tibet, Cambodia, France, Spain, and Italy. READ MORE...


George T. EllisGeorge T. Ellis, PsyD

George T. Ellis is a Licensed clinical psychologist with 40+ years of experience in conflict resolution, stress management, trauma, crosscultural psychotherapy, neuropsychology, and MBSR training.

George has been founding director of numerous programs within global organizations and NGO’s including the UN, USAID, and OSCE (Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe). He has practiced as a psychologist and consulted nationally, internationally, privately, in innovative schools, active conflict zones, telehealth and the US prison system.


Pamela MilesPamela Miles, Reiki Master, Medical Reiki Expert, Author

Pamela Miles is an internationally renowned Reiki master and the foremost Medical Reiki pioneer, bringing the practice to conventional medicine in the 90s. Over the course of nearly four decades of experience with spiritual practice, she’s collaborated on various projects with academic medical centers including Yale, Harvard and the National Institutes of Health. Pamela has been published in peer-reviewed medical journals, including the preeminent Journal of the American College of Cardiology. She’s also brought her insight to corporate outlets such as Google and Unilever. READ MORE...


rosalieRosalie Van Aken RN, PhD, CHTP/I

Rosalie is an Australian Registered Nurse who has practiced mainly in the areas of mental health and drug and alcohol. I was also employed by Southern Cross University teaching in the areas of Natural Therapies, Stress Management, Mental Health and Drug and Alcohol. She currently works as a private practitioner, mentor and teacher in the Perth area. READ MORE...


Lisa AnselmeLisa C. Anselme RN, BLS, HN-BC, CHTP/I

Lisa Anselme has been a Registered Nurse for 42 years and a passionate, dedicated advocate, practitioner and visionary for holistic and integrative health, and biomedical ethics. A long time consultant to health care facilities in integrative health, she is Executive Director for Healing Beyond Borders. READ MORE...


Yotam HeinebergYotam Heineberg PhD

Dr. Yotam Heineberg is a licensed clinical psychologist and a clinical faculty member at Palo Alto University, where he not only teaches but also offers clinical and experiential group trainings in resilience-oriented approaches to healing and growth such as Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT).

Yotam completed his doctorate at the PGSP-Stanford Psy.D. Consortium. He did his post-doctoral training and later acted as a healthcare Fellow at Stanford University with the Center for Compassion and Altruism, Research and Education (CCARE), where he developed various programs focused on resilience, burnout reduction, team building and compassion at the Dignity Health hospital chain. READ MORE...


JoelAndersonJoel G. Anderson PhD, CHTP, FGSA

Joel G. Anderson, PhD, CHTP, FGSA, is an Associate Professor in the College of Nursing at the University of Tennessee. He holds a Doctor of Philosophy Degree in Nutrition from the University of North Carolina-Greensboro, a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology from the University of North Carolina-Wilmington, and a certificate in Advanced Clinical Dementia Practice from the University of Michigan. READ MORE...


Ron DamicoRon Damico, BS, Transformational Catalyst, Intuitive Healer, Spiritual Guide

Ron has been supporting people in the field of holistic health for more than twenty years and has provided spiritual and life guidance to thousands of people around the world. Ron’s passion is to facilitate awakening for those who wish to evolve, expand, and energize their health and change their lives at a core level. READ MORE...


Wendie-ColterWendie Colter, MCWC, CMIP

Wendie Colter, MCWC, CMIP, is a Certified Medical Intuitive, Master Certified Wellness Coach, and founder/CEO of The Practical Path®, Inc. Her accredited certification program, Medical Intuitive Training™, has been pivotal in helping wellness professionals develop and optimize their inherent intuition. Wendie’s trailblazing research on medical intuition is published in the peer-reviewed Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, and she is the author of the groundbreaking book, Essentials of Medical Intuition: A Visionary Path to Wellness (Watkins/Penguin-RandomHouse).


victoria corneliusVictoria Cornelius MD, CHTP, RYT

Victoria Cornelius is Board Certified in Pediatrics and Internal Medicine, and Adolescent Medicine, and currently serves as Adjunct Professor of Pediatrics, Division of Adolescent Medicine St. Louis University Health Science Center. Previous positions include Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine and Pediatrics (clinical track) St. Louis University Health Science Center, and Associate Program Director of Internal Medicine Program, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY, and Staff Physician and Educator in Emergency Medicine and Ambulatory Care, Newark Beth Israel Hospital (Affiliated with UMDNJ). READ MORE...


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Meghan Hayes-cropMeghan Hayes, MSN, ANP-BC, CHTP

Meghan Hayes is a Nurse Practitioner, Certified Healing Touch Practitioner, Singer-Songwriter and Landscape Designer. She is the owner-operator of Tabula Rasa Healing Services, and a Clinical Instructor at the Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing at Emory University. She is currently working on her fourth studio album.