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Advisory Board

  • Bessel van der Kolk, MD

    is a clinical psychiatrist who has studied the impact and resolution of trauma on children and adults for the past 35 years. His research has ranged from the developmental impact of trauma to neuro-imaging and from memory processes to the use of neuro-feedback, EMDR and theatre groups in PTSD. He is professor of psychiatry at Boston University School of Medicine and medical director of the Trauma Center in Boston, where he also serves as Director of the National Center for Ch..

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  • Bob Raphael

    served in the United States Marine Corps in both an active and inactive duty status from 1964 -1972. Bob saw combat duty in Vietnam while serving with two Battalion Landing Teams: First Battalion Fifth Regiment and Second Battalion Seventh Regiment. In both instances Bob was assigned various positions with 81mm Mortar Platoons and Line Companies as a Forward Observer...

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  • Janina Fisher, Ph.D.

    is an Instructor at the Trauma Center, an outpatient clinic and research center founded by Bessel van der Kolk. Known for her expertise as clinician and presenter, she is Assistant Director of the Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Institute, past president of the New England Society for the Treatment of Trauma and Dissociation, an EMDR International Association Consultant, and former Instructor, Harvard Medical School. Dr. Fisher has authored a number of articles on trauma treatment..

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  • Robert W. Freiman

    has practiced in the field of estates and trusts for over forty years, representing a broad spectrum of clients from many walks of life with diverse kinds of assets, including closely held businesses and private and commercial real estate holdings. A 1966 graduate of the University of Rochester, Mr. Freiman received his JD degree from the New York University School of Law in 1969 and he was admitted to the New York State Bar in the Second Department in March 1970...

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  • Roger Solomon, Ph.D.

    is a clinical psychologist who specializes in trauma and grief. He is the director of Critical Incident Recovery Resources and co-director of Buffalo Center of Trauma and Loss. Dr. Solomon is on the Senior Faculty of the EMDR Institute and teaches EMDR internationally. He is a consultant to the trauma programs of NASA, the U.S. Senate, several U.S. federal and state law enforcement agencies, and the Polizia di Stato in Rome, Italy. He has published 32 articles on EMDR, trauma..

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  • Rudy Sanfilippo

    retired from the FDNY after 23 years of service, from February 1988 through March 2011. He served as the Manhattan Trustee for the Uniformed Firefighters Association of Greater NY from August 1999 through August 2005. On September 11, 2001 he responded to the World Trade Center from the time of the first tower collapse until the Ground Zero closing ceremony on May 30, 2002. In his capacity as Manhattan Trustee, Rudy directly assisted the 2000 surviving firefighters of..

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  • Sharon Salzberg

    is cofounder of the Insight Meditation Society (IMS) in Barre, Massachusetts. She has been a student of meditation since 1971, guiding meditation retreats worldwide since 1974. Sharon's latest book is the New York Times Best Seller, Real Happiness: The Power of Meditation: A 28-Day Program, published by Workman Publishing. She is a regular contributor to The Huffington Post and is also the author of several other books including The Force of Kindness (2005), Faith: Trusting Y..

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  • Tony Zeoli

    is a retired Lieutenant from the Port Authority Police Department. He is a graduate of the John Jay College of Criminal Justice, the Police Command College at the US Military Academy at West Point, the Homicide Fellows Program at the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children and the NYPD Hostage Negotiation Training Program. After the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center, as part of the Special Operations Division/Emergency Service Unit, he commanded a Search, Resc..

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  • Jason Foscolo

    has been a practicing attorney in the State of New York since 2002. He is the founding partner of Jason Foscolo PLLC where he has provided legal services to farmers and food entrepreneurs since 2011. Jason is a veteran of the United States Marine Corps. His time abroad gave him new insight and appreciation for the many different ways food can be produced and prepared. Separating honorably as a Captain in 2010, after five years of service, Jason pursued his passion for all..

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