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David Berger, MD is a board-certified pediatrician who specializes in holistic pediatric primary care, nutritional and detoxification therapies for autism, ADHD and related disorders and immune dysregulation, such as allergies, asthma and autoimmune disorders. He also sees adults with these medical conditions.
He graduated from the Medical College of Pennsylvania in 1994 and completed his Pediatric Residency at the University of South Florida.
He started using holistic therapies at the Tampa General Hospital/USF.
Pediatric Clinic during his residency. He has served as the team doctor for Tampa Catholic High School, the Medical Director for a summer camp run by the Tampa AIDS Network and the Medical Liaison for the Palm Beach County Breast Feeding Task Force. He has been in private practice since 1997, and in 2005, he opened Wholistic Pediatrics in Tampa, Florida. Dr. Berger has been an advanced practitioner and co-founder of the Medical Academy of Special Needs Pediatricians (MAPS) In 2010, he became an Assistant Professor at the University of South Florida College of Nursing.
- Member of the Forum Board
David has more than 35 years in senior management of non-profit organizations Read More
- Member of the Forum Board - Executive Committee
- President of the Board
David Humphrey, Esq.has devoted tremendous time and energy during the past 11 years to work involving chronically ill children and children on the autism spectrum. He is a member of the national boards of various non-profit organizations including Northwest Autism Foundation (NWAF), The Forum, Autism Society of America (ASA), and the Autism Research Institute (ARI). He co-founded the Autism Treatment Network (ATN), which continues under Autism Speaks and founded the Autism Coalition for Treatment (ACT), which focuses on establishing treatment services globally for individuals with autism and holds international consensus conferences on issues relating to children's health. He is an attorney and a successful entrepreneur. He is also the President and owner of Kirkman Group, Inc., a group of companies that includes a pharmaceutical/nutraceutical company and an environmental laboratory. He graduated near the top of his class from the University of Washington School of Law.
David Humphrey, Esq.has devoted tremendous time and energy during the past 11 years Read More
- Member of the Forum Board
Dr. Granpeesheh has dedicated over 30 years to helping individuals with autism lead healthy Read More
- Certified Pediatrician
Dr. Carol Wagner, a board-certified pediatrician and neonatologist, has extensive experience in clinical studies. She is an attending neonatologist and Professor of Pediatrics at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC). She has been a member of ISRHML since 1995, a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics' Breastfeeding and Perinatal sections, a Fellow in the Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine, and is an elected member in the Society for Pediatric Research and the American Society for Nutritional Sciences.
Her clinical activities as a neonatologist dovetail with her strong research interests in human milk, lactation, and vitamin D. Dr. Wagner has written several articles about breastfeeding, growth factors and structure in human milk, and vitamin D requirements in pregnant and lactating women. She is co-principal investigator with Dr. Bruce Hollis of a recently completed NIH/NICHD-supported vitamin D supplementation trial involving pregnant women and their infants and an ongoing clinical trial of vitamin D supplementation involving lactating women and their infants.
She is also principal investigator of another recently completed trial funded by the Thrasher Research Fund involving vitamin D supplementation of pregnant women in community health centers, with ongoing three-year follow-up of the children. Dr. Wagner actively collaborates with Drs. Hollis and Taylor on several ongoing vitamin D and human milk studies.
Dr. Sanjay Kapur is an entrepreneurial executive, scientist, speaker, anti-aging expert and educator with over 25 years of experience in Research and clinical laboratories, contract research organizations, Diagnostics and Biomedical device industries. Dr. Kapur is the Founder and CEO of AYUMETRIX LLC, a Research, Consulting and Diagnostic Organization that offers specialized high complexity functional laboratory testing of the future and consulting services for platform technology firms and diagnostic companies. He is also involved as Scientific and Marketing Advisor and Consultant for various medical device and diagnostic groups, helping with Strategic planning, resource allocations, new business development and achieving timeline/ milestones by partnering with ongoing relationships within targeted accounts.
Sanjay spent 10 years of his career growing a hormone testing company. At ZRT Laboratory he was responsible for managing activities to commercialize the company's service portfolio. He developed new anti-aging testing methodologies, innovative laboratory procedures and conducted research into new applications of clinical laboratory testing. He managed research and business collaborations, international business strategy and PMA submission. He has extensive experience in hormone research and has served in several lead positions, managing multi-disciplinary teams working to identify, develop novel laboratory tests and technologies in a wide range of disease areas. Dr. Kapur is an internationally known and recognized anti-aging expert, with dozens of peer-reviewed publications and abstracts, as well as numerous invited presentations. He is a highly-sought speaker on health and wellness at national and international medical conferences.
Dr. Kapur's strong desire and passion to educate physicians all around the world motivated him to found the Society for Regenerative, Aesthetics and Anti-Aging Society of India. He also serves on Editorial and Scientific Boards of several scientific journals and international anti-aging societies.
Sanjay Kapur holds a Doctorate in Biochemistry and Masters in Business Administration (Healthcare).
- Member of the Forum Board
Frank brings many years of fiscal management to his role as a Forum board member. As the Vice President and Wealth Advisor for Wells Fargo Private Bank, Frank oversees client assets throughout the company's Nevada region. His areas of expertise include wealth management, portfolio management, commercial lending and investments. Prior to joining Wells Fargo, Frank worked in sales management positions spanning 21 years for Columbia Management Investment Advisors, LLC.
Education: JD, University of Tennessee College of Law • BA, University of Cincinnati
Frank brings many years of fiscal management to his role as a Forum board member.Read More
- Chairman of the Board
- Founder of NWAF
Gleason Eakin is a founder of NWAF, and former Board Member. Read More
Jeanne Conry, MD, PhD was the 64th President of the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, a membership organization representing over 57,000 practicing obstetricians and gynecologists. She has lead guideline development and national policy on the important role of Reproductive Health and the Environment. She is leading the Women's Preventive Services Initiative, a national collaboration to define and implement optimum women's health services across their lifespan. She has led efforts on Quality and Safety in Maternity Care through improved standards and responses in high risk obstetrics.
Dr. Conry was a practicing obstetrician gynecologist at Kaiser Permanente for 28 years, where she served in a leadership capacity, as the Assistant Physician-in-Chief for Kaiser Permanente's Sacramento Roseville region. She developed the Women and Children's Center, the largest obstetric delivery service in KP. Dr. Conry currently serves as CEO of the Environmental Health Leadership Foundation, an organization that spearheads efforts to improve the health and well-being of women through systematic changes in health care delivery with a focus on the environment. Dr. Conry earned her medical degree from the University of California, Davis, where she also completed her residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology. She earned a Doctor of Philosophy degree in biology from the University of Colorado. She serves as an Associate Clinical Professor at the University of California, Davis.
- Member of the Forum Board
John is a retired business executive and consultant with more than 20 years of experience in international trade with a special focus on China and Hong Kong. In addition, he has extensive experience in senior management of companies in the promotional products industry. His interests in youth, education and human potential dates back to his presidency of the Oregon Youth Council in the 1970s and his appointment to the Oregon Governor's Committee on Children & Youth.
Education: BA, University of Colorado, Boulder
John is a retired business executive and consultant with more than 20 years of experience Read More
José F. Cordero, MD, MPH is the Patel Distinguished Professor of Public Health, Department Head, and Professor of Epidemiology at the University of Georgia College of Public Health.
His current research focuses on the risk factors and prevention of preterm births. Dr. Cordero was an Assistant Surgeon General of the U.S. Public Health Service and the founding director of the National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities (NCBDDD) at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Along with his duties as a faculty member at the University of Georgia, he continues to serve as Co-Principal investigator of the Puerto Rico Testsite for Exploring Contamination Threats (PROTECT). This research program, funded by the National Institutes of Health, Superfund Research Program, examines environmental risk factors for preterm births. He is a Member of the Board of Trustees at the March of Dimes.
- Member of the Forum Board
Judi Rees is a longtime supporter of many children's charities in the San Francisco Bay Area. She is actively involved as a board member for the Bay Area Make-A-Wish Foundation and Ronald McDonald House of Palo Alto. She is also a major donor for the Lucile Packard Children's Hospital affiliated with Stanford University. Prior to this, Judi was a board member of the Giarretto Institute and ReSurge International (formerly Interplast), a pioneer in providing reconstructive surgical care to some of the poorest regions of the world. Judi's past nonprofit roles include serving as Vice Chair of RettSyndrome.org and as Founder and President of the Adalyn Jay Foundation, an organization dedicated to children's issues. Although her charitable work has spanned many years, Judi's involvement with RettSyndrome.org was spurred by her granddaughter Maggie's diagnosis with Rett Syndrome at the age of eight. Realizing that preconception research is vital to understanding the cause of diseases such as Rett Syndrome, Judi became involved with The Forum Institute in early 2016.
During her professional career, she founded and served as president of JMB Services, a trade show and meeting planning business with clients primarily focused in the technology sector.
Education: University of Hawaii
Judi is a longtime supporter of many children's charities in the Bay Area. Read More
Kent L. Thornburg received his Ph.D. in developmental physiology and studied cardiovascular physiology as an NIH postdoctoral fellow at Oregon Health & Science University. He is M. Lowell Edwards Chair, Professor of Medicine, Director of the Center for Developmental Health at the Knight Cardiovascular Institute, and Director of the Bob and Charlee Moore Institute for Nutrition & Wellness.
Dr. Thornburg has expertise in cardiopulmonary physiology, placentology, and developmental programming. He studies the roles of the placenta and the intrauterine environment as programming agents for adult-onset chronic disease and he leads studies on maternal diet and body in regulating fetal growth in women of Oregon. He is the principal investigator on NIH funded studies including maternal-fetal signaling, training in translational cardiovascular research, thyroid hormone and heart development and placental function. He collaborates with scientists in England, New Zealand, France, Finland and Australia.
He served as editor of the journal, Placenta, as consulting editor for Pediatric Research and on the editorial board of the American Journal of Physiology. Additionally, Dr. Thornburg serves on advisory panels at the National Institutes of Health, the American Heart Association and the Children's Heart Foundation and recently served as co-chair of the task force to determine the 10-year vision of the developmental origins of health and disease for the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development. He also served as a Distinguished Editor for the NIH Center for Scientific Review.
In addition to being an internationally known and widely published researcher, he loves teaching and mentoring students and junior faculty. He is committed to community service within OHSU and beyond including K-12 education programs, undergraduate research training programs and ethnic health programs.
- CEO of Center of Exellence
- President and CEO of Advance Enterprises
Along with his role with The Forum Institute, Lee is President and CEO of Advance Enterprises, LLC, a global consulting firm specializing in working with corporations and nonprofits in the health sector to create successful social enterprises and advising health and/or medical related firms on product design and delivery and organizational excellence. He is also the CEO of the Association for Vascular Access and sits on numerous boards related to improving healthcare. From 2004-2011, he served as the President and CEO of the Autism Society, was the President of the Autism Society of America Foundation, and publisher of the Autism Advocate journal. While at the Autism Society, he oversaw the nation's largest grassroots autism organization, with over 190,000 members and supporters and 160 chapters across the U.S. Lee also initiated strategic partnerships with Easter Seals, the Autism Research Institute, and the Celtic Nations for Autism, the Autism Society of the Philippines and the Autism Society of Parents in Hong Kong to deal with disability services issues and led coalitions that resulted in raising over $1.2 billion in funding. A frequent speaker on international health issues, Lee has presented four times at the United Nations. Prior to his position at the Autism Society, Lee owned a business for 25 years that specialized in consulting to the medical industry.
Education: Masters in Leadership, McDonough School of Business, Georgetown University BS/BA, Hawaii Pacific University
Along with his role with The Forum Institute, Lee is President Read More
- Member of the Forum Board
Dr. Bauman is a distinguished pediatric neurologist and research investigator who has been a pioneer in the study and treatment of autism for the past 25 years. One of the world's foremost physicians in this field, she is highly respected for the outstanding clinical care she provides, as well as for her research and teachings in the domain of developmental disorders. Dr. Bauman's dedicated career is best exemplified in her establishment and development of The Autism Research Foundation (TARF), The Autism Research Consortium (TARC), the Lurie Center for Autism, and The Autism Treatment Network (ATN). The Lurie Center for Autism is a comprehensive diagnostic and therapeutic program for children, adolescents and adults with autism and associated neurological disorders founded by Dr. Bauman in 1981 as LADDERS (Learning and Developmental Disabilities and Rehabilitation Services).
Dr. Bauman is a distinguished pediatric neurologist and research investigator Read More
- Member of the Forum Board - Executive Committee
Philip J. Landrigan, MD, MSc is the Ethel H. Wise Professor of Preventive Medicine and a pediatrician and epidemiologist. He has been a member of the faculty of Mount Sinai School of Medicine since 1985 and Chair of the Department of Preventive Medicine since 1990. He was named Dean for Global Health in 2010. Dr. Landrigan is also the Director of the Children's Environmental Health Center.
Dr. Landrigan graduated from Boston College in 1963 and from Harvard Medical School in 1967. He completed an internship in medicine/pediatrics at Cleveland Metropolitan General Hospital and a residency in pediatrics at Children's Hospital Boston. In 1977, he received a Diploma of Industrial Health from the University of London and a Masters of Science in Occupational Medicine degree from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. He served for 15 years as an Epidemic Intelligence Service Officer and medical epidemiologist at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH).
In 1987, Dr. Landrigan was elected a member of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences. He served as Editor-in-Chief of the American Journal of Industrial Medicine and Editor of Environmental Research. He has published more than 500 scientific papers and 5 books. He has chaired committees at the National Academy of Sciences on Environmental Neurotoxicology and on Pesticides in the Diets of Infants and Children. From 1995 to 1997, Dr. Landrigan served on the Presidential Advisory Committee on Gulf War Veteran's Illnesses. In 1997-1998, Dr. Landrigan served as Senior Advisor on Children's Health to the Administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and was instrumental in helping to establish a new Office of Children's Health Protection at EPA.
Dr. Landrigan is known for his many decades of work in protecting children against environmental threats to health. His research combines the tools of epidemiology with biological markers derived from clinical and laboratory medicine. Dr. Landrigan is deeply committed to translating research into strategies for health protection and disease prevention.
- Global Sales and Marketing Executive
Steve is a successful global sales and marketing executive with expertise in virtual engagement solutions and technology operations management. Since 2011, he has served as the Director of Sales for Intercall, the world's largest conferencing provider. Its key services include offering increased audio, web and video conferencing solutions for effective business communications. As Technical Advisor for P2i, Steve brings strategic planning, strong C-level business development, sales and operations management expertise. Prior to joining Intercall, Steve honed his skills in business development and leadership through management positions with 6Connex, BScaler, Inc., Ximeta, Inc., and Zen Research Inc.
Education: MBA, University of Tampa • BA, National University
Steve is a successful global sales and marketing executive Read More