Glenn Mendoza, MD, MPH, PHRI Chief Medical Director is a Clinical Associate Professor of Pediatrics and practicing Neonatologist in New York state. He was the Director of the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit for twenty years and was recognized as one of the top doctors in the United States and received many awards for medical achievement. Dr. Mendoza is the President of The Center for Pranic Healing and oversees Pranic Healing at the international level and teaches Pranic Healing courses throughout U.S. (East Coast), Puerto Rico and Mongolia. He has taught Pranic Healing for over twenty years and is one of only eight Master Pranic Healers in the world, personally trained by the founder of Pranic Healing.
Nichole Perez, MD, PHRI Executive Medical Director is an Internal Medicine Physician with a focus on primary care and medical education. She has practiced throughout Texas, as well as the United Arab Emirates. She has held several leadership positions including Program Director for Internal Medicine Residents. She is board certified under the American Board of Integrative Holistic Medicine. Dr. Perez incorporates Pranic Healing into her medical practice and is a Pranic Healing Introduction Instructor.
Scientific Advisory Board
Rachel Marie Salas, MD, PHRI SAB Member is an Associate Professor of Neurology at Johns Hopkins University with joint appointments in Medicine and Nursing, as well as the Co-Director of the Neurology Core Clerkship for Medical Students. Dr. Salas holds a Sleep Medicine fellowship from Johns Hopkins University, and is completing her Master of Education in the Health Professions at the Johns Hopkins School of Education. Her primary area of research explores the underlying mechanisms of sleep and chronic sleep disorders, including insomnia and restless legs syndrome.
Satish Chandra Nair, BSAM, PhD, MBA, PHRI SAB Member is a Consultant for medical research and education. He’s currently the Vice Chair of the central human research ethics committee serving thirteen hospitals in the Al Ain Medical District and is an Associate Clinical Professor at the College of Medicine in the United Arab Emirates. He is a key opinion leader for medical research ethics, research design, and feasibility. Additionally, he collaborated with multi-national pharmaceutical companies in the U.S. as a Principal Investigator for clinical trials. Dr. Nair has authored almost fifty international peer reviewed publications and two books on molecular medicine.
Valerie Davis, MD, PHRI SAB Member is a Medical and Surgical Dermatologist with a private practice in New Smyrna Beach, Florida. For over thirty years, she successfully integrated alternative and complementary therapies into her practice, including homeopathic medicines, nutrition and Pranic Healing. Dr. Davis is a Pranic Healing Instructor and serves as a senior faculty member for the Center for Pranic Healing. She also established a Pranic Healing Center in 2009.
Helen Salisbury, PhD, PHRI SAB Member is an Assistant Professor, Researcher, and IRB member at A.T. Still University Osteopathic Medical School teaching applied research. Dr. Salisbury served on the research faculty for an online university reviewing research design, analysis, and editing for doctoral dissertations. She was previously the Research Regulatory Affairs Coordinator in clinical neurobiology and bioengineering research, and the Research Coordinator and Scientific Review Committee member for Trauma and General Surgery at Banner Hospital. She has her PhD in Biopsychology from the State University of New York where she worked as Project Director, Lead Clinician, and Statistician.
Krupa Sivamurthy, MD, DNB, PHRI SAB Member is a Pediatric Hematologist-Oncologist and is the Medical Affairs Product Lead for the Sickle Cell Program at Pfizer, Inc. During her extensive career in India and the U.S. in the bio-pharma industry, she delivered medical input into various operational processes, registration programs, regulatory affairs, as well as new business opportunities. Dr. Sivamurthy is also responsible for publications and presentations at various Scientific Meetings.
Jeff Tarrant, PhD, PHRI SAB Member is a licensed Psychologist and an Adjunct Professor at the University of Missouri, and has a private practice in Columbia, Missouri. He teaches and studies the mind/body connection by utilizing several forms of technology-based therapies, including neurofeedback, audiovisual entrainment, interactive metronome, and heart variability biofeedback. For fifteen years he taught Qigong, mindfulness, and energy psychology, which he incorporates into his model of treatment. Dr. Tarrant also leads training workshops for neurofeedback and heart rate variability certification. He’s the author of the forthcoming book, The Clinician’s Companion to qEEG and Neurofeedback.
PHRI Administrative Staff
Marianne Chung, MPH, PHRI Administrative Staff has more than ten years of experience working with community based organizations and coalitions to expand access to health care, improve quality of care and increase investments in community-driven strategies. Marianne has deep experience in training and technical assistance, strategic planning, group facilitation and organizational development. Impressed by her own self-healing and personal transformation through Pranic Healing, she dedicates her time and talents to help advance Pranic Healing and Arhatic Yoga. She supports various programs at The Center for Pranic Healing including the Pranic Healing Certification program and Pranic Healing Research Institute.
Claudia Tona, PHRI Administrative Staff is an Administrator at The Center for Pranic Healing. She has more than five years of experience in international accounts management, event coordination and childhood education. Claudia supports various programs at the Center for Pranic Healing including meditations groups, workshops, children events and feeding programs.
Judy Yi, PHRI Administrative Staff is the Co-Founder of Atlanta Pranic Healing Center, a licensed Basic Pranic Healing Instructor and a Certified Associate Pranic Healer. She also leads meditation and Pranic Healing Clinics at various locations in Metro Atlanta. Judy has been in the health and human services and non-profit arena for over ten years. She worked on the individual, community and policy levels for positive change. She also has ten years of experience in design, marketing and social media campaigns.
Fernanda Paronetto, PHRI Administrative Staff is a current title for Luxury Retail Consultant and Travel Expert in New York. She has thirteen years of experience in Marketing, Executive Production in Fashion, Publicity Campaigns and Events, Market Research, Start-Up and lastly Social Media and Travel. Fernanda is a Certified Associate Pranic Healer.