Meet the Team
As ONE Coalition Members
Len Ochs, Ph.D.
Founder of Ochs Labs
Len Ochs is a clinical neuropsychophysiologist with over forty years experience as a psychologist, 30 years' experience in behavioral medicine, and 25 years of involvement in the development of computerized biofeedback instrumentation. With a Ph.D. in social psychology and extensive formal clinical and school psychology training, he has been nationally recognized for the pioneering contributions he has made to computerized biofeedback and school psychology. He has also served two terms as president of the Biofeedback Society of New York. A computerized biofeedback system he developed in 1978 has toured the US as part of the APA exhibit on the brain and is now housed at the Smithsonian in Washington, D.C. Perhaps he is most proud of his work merging agencies that had been previously unmergable because of many emotional issues that prevented the from working closely together.
He has also developed a unique view of how to work with feelings, manage difficult ones, as well as develop an idea of the significance of feelings. His current work explores the interaction of EEG activity and advanced treatment planning for neurofeedback. He currently investigates new treatments for psychological and mechanical nervous system trauma, and develops new ways to use EEG data to visualize brain activity. In October of 2014 he was awarded the Joel F. Lubar award for his pioneering contributions to neurofeedback by the ISNR.
CEO of Advanced Brain Technologies
Alex Doman has focused his career on sound, music, and technology and their capacity to improve brain health and performance. Alex heads product development for the company. His credits include co-producer of Music for Healing at the Speed of Sound™, Music for Babies™, executive producer, creator, or collaborator on more than 50 other music albums, products, and technologies including; Spaital Surround®, Sound Health®, Music for the Mind™, BrainBuilder®, The Listening Program®, and TLP Online™.
Doman is co-author of the bestselling Healing at the Speed of Sound®. He has written for Autism Asperger’s Digest Magazine, SI Focus Magazine, and the foreword to I Believe In You. His blog The Brain Understanding Itself is featured in Alltop Neuroscience, and he has been a guest blogger for sites including blogs.com.
Interviews include; NBC, MSNBC, NPR Marketplace, Wall Street Journal, Self, Women’s Health, Men’s Health, CBS Moneywatch.com, LiveStrong.com, Health Radio with Dr. Mike Roizen, Dennis Prager, Pia Lindstrom Presents, Blog Talk Radio, An Organic Conversation, ADHD Family Online, BrainPages.net, among others.
Medical Director for the Mind & Body Treatment and Research Institute
Dr. Keerthy Sunder, MD is an accomplished Physician with extensive experience as a clinician, researcher, administrator, teacher, lecturer and writer for peer-reviewed journals and professional book chapters.
Dr. Keerthy currently serves as Medical Director for the Mind & Body Treatment and Research Institute in California and Principal Scientific Investigator for an FDA Study on Post- Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) in returning War Veterans in Riverside, California. He has worked on over 30 Research Protocols focused on Schizophrenia, Bipolar disorder, Major Depressive Disorder, and Substance Use Disorders, as well as having served as a Research Psychiatrist or Co-Investigator on studies related to Pregnancy and Postpartum disorders. His work has been published in the American Journal of Psychiatry, Journal of Clinical Psychiatry, and most recently, the Journal of Addiction Therapy and Research. His latest publication raises awareness of the importance of Mindfulness Meditation in building Resilience in the throes of Addictions and PTSD. His book, Addictions: Face Your Addiction and Save Your Life, an Amazon International Best Seller was published in 2014. Read More
Founder of Synergy Float Center
Jones is the owner and founder of Synergy Float Center, Old Town Alexandria’s first and only premier float center. Chris is a 60% disabled veteran who served as an officer in the Army, Air Force, and Navy for over 25 years and traveled the world protecting others. After retirement from the service, he traveled to Peru to hike the Inca trail for 45 days to reconnect and discover his life’s purpose. Floating was revealed to him during that trip, and upon his return he visited several of the closest float centers in the area and was amazed at how floating made him feel. Realizing he wanted to float more, he bought a Zen Float tent for his home and floats at least three times a week. Floating changed his life, and upon realizing this, he decided he needed to help bring it to others in his community. He believes floating synergizes the mind, body, and soul, which is where the name of his center comes from. His sister, Stephanie, seeing the effects floating had on her brother decided to partner with him in this new adventure. The vision of Synergy Float Center is to help change the world for the better one float at a time. Chris is also exploring other alternative health modalities and is expanding his center to include other holistic healing services. The mission is to help optimize humanity and change the way the western world approaches healthcare. For Chris, Synergy about helping others achieve true wellbeing and purpose. Synergy Float Center is scheduled to open in the first of September 2017
Reiki Master/ Operation Bioenergetic Wisdom Practitioner
Donna McCondichie is a loving mother of four children and grandmother of three. Patience, kindness and unconditional love are some of her strong character strengths. Being a child of a Vietnam Veteran has helped build these strengths. She has her real estate license and is a member of the Georgia Realtors and the Newnan-Coweta Board of Realtors. She loves helping people find their dream home.
Before being involved in real estate, Donna taught swim lessons and coached the swim team at the Summit Family Y. Teaching and coaching others comes naturally, as the desire to help others is strong. This desire flows from the training she received in Reiki. Donna is a Reiki Master and continues to develop and learn new healing modalities. In Newnan, she hopes to become known as "The Reiki Realtor", using her intuition and guidance to help people find the perfect home as she helps the community through her well-being and healing center.
Founder Insights for Wellness
Diahanna is a Health and Wellness Coach deeply passionate about helping others align themselves to feeling good and navigate thru the paths of where they truly want to go. Her belief is that everyone is a "work in progress". She is the founder of “Insights for Wellness” an integrative healing practice in Morehead City, North Carolina. She has spent the majority her life helping others gain better insights and emotional stability, releasing emotional blocks, triggers and emotional struggles. She works with individuals who are often dealing with chronic degenerative diseases (autoimmune diseases, cancer, fibromyalgia, etc.) and with emotional depression that often follows long-term chronic conditions. She is certified in both Transformative Medicine and with the Institute of HeartMath. Diahanna is also certified with Total Wellness with the field of Bioenergetic Wellness, specializing in the groundbreaking research and technologies. She is a Registered and Certified Hypnotherapist with both the American Board of Hypnotherapy and The National Guild of Hypnotists. She is a life coach and speaker in the field of self-development. She found her passion sharing her knowledge with larger audiences when asked to become the host for a weekly radio show.
Diahanna has a unique ability to translate the deeper aspects of complex spiritual subjects into understandable concepts that we can all use in our daily lives. She helps people achieve their goals in their personal and professional lives by removing roadblocks such as fear, procrastination, and perfectionism. She holds people accountable for remaining on their path to success.
H2Oasis Float Center and Tea House Owner
Executive Director of Pathways for Veterans Research Studies in Tulsa, OK
H2Oasis Float Center and Tea House is Northeastern Oklahoma’s largest float center and a Floataway Center of Excellence. Floating clients can choose from an 8-ft round completely open pool, two 8-ft round pools with 8-ft ceilings or a pod. The Center was created to provide services that support body, mind and spirit. In addition to floating, they offer a relaxation room, oxygen bar, tea house, massage, classes/workshops, events and other alternative therapies. Connie Swan and veteran Bob Klunder, first met and heard Gary speak at the 2016 Float Conference in Portland. They were deeply moved and wanted their Center to be part Pathways for Veterans. Debra is also CEO of Floataway USA.
Owner Gravity Wellness Center
Kristi Schmitt, Certified Nurse Practitioner is the owner of Southwest Kansas based Gravity Wellness Center. With over 30 years of experience in the medical field, she is passionate about serving others and promoting total health. Maj Kristi Schmitt, is a medical provider in the United States Army and has spent the past 10 years assisting with medical readiness, pre-deployment physicals and post-deployment health assessments and follow-up. She was also trained as a Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner and developed a program in Kansas for those in the western half of the state which broadened care to victims of abuse. With her experience in the military with Veterans and with those experiencing abusive situations, Kristi found flotation therapy as an amazing way to promote further health in her patients. Gravity Wellness Center will be a Floataway Center of Excellence, and offer the Floataround Pools used for Veteran research in Tulsa, OK.
Owner Sacred Matrices
Pathways for Veterans is proud to partner with Sacred Matrices. This partnership brings Debbie Hart's services and expertise to the local veteran community as well as information on the programs available through Pathways for Veterans. Through our combined efforts, we provide support to veterans and their families as they create a new life after military service.Debbie Hart is a 1200 hr certified professional level manual therapist CMT-P, Level II SCENAR therapist and trainer, Operation Bioenergetic Wisdom Practitioner, and cranio-sacral therapist. Sacred Matrices is committed to offering a synergistic approach to holistic healing and health. Our therapies are rooted in some of the latest scientific research in health care.
Operation Bioenergetic Wisdom Practitioner
Debbie has worked as a professional in the legal technology field for more than twenty years. Her great love and passion, however, is the study and application of bioenergetic and informational healthcare. When Debbie first discovered bioenergetics, she knew that it was revolutionary and held the potential to change the way we understand energy and information in relation to well-being. She intuitively knew that if anything could help her loved ones suffering from debilitating illnesses and their treatments, it was this amazing therapeutic system. After a prolonged chronic illness and journey back to health, Debbie received a degree in Homeopathy from the Texas Institute for Homeopathy in San Antonio, Texas, and subsequently gained certification as a MiHealth and ProVision practitioner.
Operation Bioenergetic Wisdom Practitioner
Peter Paulissen started his career studying physiotherapy and Western and Eastern Healthcare. Besides he studied several complementary healthcare disciplines such as Postural Integration, BOCAM therapy, Acupuncture, Hypnotherapy and Ortho-Molecular healthcare. He deepened his knowledge in Advaita (non-dualism). In mainstream healthcare he continued studying in Humanistics, Psychological-Pathology and integrative psychology.
Operation Bioenergetic Wisdom Practitioner and Certified SCENAR Therapist
Katie Noonan is the founder of SCENAR Specialists and is a certified SCENAR therapist and trainer, and an accomplished business woman, dedicated to bringing awareness of SCENAR technology, access to RITM SCENAR devices, and world-class SCENAR training to North America. Katie is an athlete who experienced an injury that lead her down the path to alternative medical treatments. Katie found that the RITM SCENAR home-device provided her relief from her injury, when all other conventional medical treatments failed. She decided to become a certified SCENAR trainer and founded SCENAR Specialists and has dedicated herself to bringing SCENAR healing technology to North America.