Dean Radin, PhD, is Chief Scientist at the Institute of Noetic Sciences (IONS) and Associated Distinguished Professor at the California Institute of Integral Studies. He earned an MS in electrical engineering and a PhD in psychology from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. Before joining IONS in 2001, he held appointments at AT&T Bell Labs, Princeton University, University of Edinburgh, and SRI International. He is author or co-author of hundreds of technical and popular articles, four dozen book chapters, and four popular books: The Conscious Universe (1997), Entangled Minds (2006), Supernormal (2013), and Real Magic (2018). Dean is also co-inventor of genetic neuropsychology, a new branch of science for improving behavior and cognition by genetically optimizing brain functioning.
Barry J. Linder
Barry J. Linder, MD, is a seasoned medical technology executive, physician business leader, and entrepreneur with over 30 years of extensive healthcare experience. Skilled in developing innovative, next generation medical devices and information systems to address unmet needs in healthcare. Barry has been awarded ten US patents. He has extensive management and operational experience in executive leadership positions in privately financed growth and commercial stage medical device companies, as well as senior positions across multiple divisions within a large, integrated, healthcare delivery network.
John Mee is a leading thinker in the emerging field of human genetic cognitive enhancement. His work helps business and civic leaders understand the macroeconomic and technology trends which are shaping this nascent trillion dollar industry. Mr. Mee’s ability to forecast the trajectory of new technologies is a natural outgrowth of his management experience. While overseeing long range product planning for a Fortune 500 global technology company, he became a seasoned observer and forecaster of technology trends. One of the architects of the Information Age, his rare, high-level industry perspective provides penetrating insights into the coming genetic engineering revolution.
Randal Koene earned his Ph.D. in Computational Neuroscience at the Department of Psychology at McGill University, and his M.Sc. in Electrical Engineering at Delft University of Technology. He has served as Director of the Department of Neuroengineering at the Fatronik-Tecnalia Institute in Spain, the third largest private research organization in Europe, as well as Professor at the Center for Memory and Brain of Boston University, and lead scientist at Kernel. He is also co-founder of the Neural Engineering Corporation of Massachusetts.
William Strouss, DA, MBA, CPA is a volunteer, certified mentor with SCORE, the SBA affiliated, non-profit organization dedicated to helping small businesses start-up and grow. Bill holds a BS in Management Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and an MBA from the University of Pittsburgh. After retiring from a 40 year business career and prior to joining SCORE, he earned a Doctor of Arts degree from Franklin Pierce University in Leadership Studies where he taught finance, accounting and economics as an Adjunct Professor.
Stanley Underwood North III
Stanley North has practiced corporate, commercial, and international law for 30 years; including M&A, securities, contracts and intellectual property advice. He is experienced in international and domestic commercial transactions in life sciences, alternative energy, housing technologies, intellectual property and licensing. He has a global client base spanning blue chip through start-up companies. JD, NYU Law School. Former Chair, NJ Bar Committee on International Trade & Investments.
David Hitt II, MS, JD
Mr. Hitt received BS degrees in both Physics and Business and Public Administration from the University of Texas at Dallas in 1982. He then received an MS degree in Taxation at Baylor University in 1983 and his JD from Southern Methodist University in 1987. He practiced transactional intellectual property law for 30 years (at his own firm, Hitt Gaines, for 22 of those years), gaining extensive experience in patent procurement and counseling in a wide array of physical, electrical, mechanical, mathematical, and computer technologies. Mr. Hitt left the practice of law in 2016 to focus full-time on barrier strategy, teaming with other entrepreneurs to launch and lead early-stage companies, bringing to market significant technologies, taking an equity position, and acting as a statutory board member, advisory board member, or c-suite officer.
James H. Fallon, Ph.D.
James H. Fallon, Ph.D. is Professor of Psychiatry and Human Behavior at the University of California, Irvine. He holds a Sloan Fellowship, Senior Fulbright Fellowship and NIH Research Career Award. He was Chair of the UCI Faculty and Academic Senate and Chair of the UCI College of Medicine. He sits on numerous corporate boards and national think tanks for science, biotechnology, the arts, and the military. He is a Subject Matter Expert to the Pentagon in the field of cognition and war, Vice Chair of the American Land forces Institute, and a founding member of the Vatican Arts and Technology Council.
His research program is focused on adult stem cells, chemical neuroanatomy and circuitry, higher brain functions, and brain imaging, including imaging genetics studies of depression, schizophrenia, addiction, language disorders, personality, intelligence, consciousness and anesthesia, human cortical development, sleep, emotional memory, and modeling of neural circuits.
Nicholas Phillips, JD
Nicholas F. Phillips, Esq. is General Counsel at St. Mary's School, an international boarding school in Medford, Oregon. He earned his BA with Honors in History and Classics from Brown University, his MA in US History from the University of Oregon, and his JD from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. Nick has assisted over 60 private schools nationwide to develop boarding programs with students from China, and also served as Associate General Counsel at the headquarters of Mabuchi Motor Co. Ltd. in Japan. His pro bono legal work centers around consciousness raising, nootropics, Ayurveda and Traditional Chinese Medicine. He is fluent in Mandarin Chinese and proficient in Japanese, Spanish and Latin. In addition to advising faculty, staff, and students, Nick coaches cross-country, trains in kung fu and martial arts, and practices yoga and meditation.