Meet Our Team

Wellspring.Global is an independent collaborative of healthcare professionals from academic medical centers and hospitals responding to the COVID-19 public health emergency. Each person is voluntarily contributing content in his/her/their areas of expertise as a public service. While all content is peer reviewed before posting, points of view are the opinions of the respective authors and do not necessarily represent the official policy of their employers. Please see our disclaimer before using our website.

 J. Gregory Mears, MD

Medical Director of Wellspring.Global

Dr. Greg Mears has dedicated his life to caring for individuals with cancer and their families. For 35-years he has practiced at Columbia University Irving Medical Center where he is Professor of Medicine, Division of Hematology/Oncology. Always in service to patients, he recognized the overwhelming need to deliver evidence-based stress management tools to people who are home bound during the Covid19 pandemic, and to our colleagues providing frontline care. Dr. Mears is a key architect behind the Wellspring.Global movement and quickly volunteered to serve as its medical director to ensure that all of the information shared on this website and our social media pages is reviewed and vetted for medical and scientific accuracy before being released to the public. We are producing original content as well as aggregating material from vetted resources.

Lorenzo Cohen, PhD

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MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas

Kate Glaser, PhD

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Roswell Park Cancer Center,

Buffalo, New York

Marsha Banks-Harold,

BSEE, C-IAYT

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Founder, PIES Fitness YOGA Centers, Alexandria, Virginia

Tonia Kulp, C-IAYT
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Johanne Lauktien,

C-IAYT

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Banner Health MD Anderson

Community Mindfulness Project

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Science-based secular mindfulness 501(c)3 organization

Missy Hall,

MA, LCAT, MT-BC

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Family Peace Trauma Treatment Center, New York Presbyterian Hospital, New York, New York

Leigh Leibel, MSc

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Columbia University Medical Center, New York, New York

Kelli Bethel,

PT, DPT, C-IAYT

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University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland

Tina Walter, C-IAYT

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University of Cincinnati Health,

The Christ Hospital, Cincinnati, Ohio

St. Elizabeth Healthcare, Kentucky

Tari Prinster, C-IAYT

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Cancer Survivor and Advocate, Founder, Yoga for Cancer,

New York, New York

Stephanie Harding,

C-IAYT

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Westchester Medical Center,

Westchester, New York

Jill Hollander, MA

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Patient Advocate, Heart Transplant and Cancer Survivor, Founder of Find Your YES

Teri Gandy-Richardson

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New York, New York

Santosh Rao, MD

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Banner Health MD Anderson, Scottsdale, Arizona

Robyn Tiger, MD, C-IAYT

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Founder, Yoga Heals 4 Life, Asheville, North Carolina
Milagros Elia,
MA, APRN-BC
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M. Elias Wellness, LLC
New York City, New York
Jean di Carlo Wagner,
MA, C-IAYT
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Cancer Survivor and Advocate, Founder, Wellness for Cancer Patients, San Diego, California

Doreen Stein-Seroussi,

C-IAYT

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University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina

Susanne Bifano, MPS, MSED, LCAT

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New York-Presbyterian - Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital, New York, New York

Craig Blinderman,

MD

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Columbia University Medical Center, New York, New York

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia,
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Angela Heller,

LMSW

Linda Golding,

MA

Ian Sadler,

PhD

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Columbia University Medical Center,

New York, New York

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Columbia University Medical Center,

New York, New York

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Columbia University Medical Center, New York, New York

Anne Pitman,

MSc, C-IAYT

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Ottawa Integrative Cancer Center, Ottawa, Canada

Marissa Emple

MA, LCAT, MT-BC

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New York-Presbyterian Hospital,

New York, New York

Tammy Bernard

M.Ed., C-IAYT

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UF Health Shands Hospital,University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida

Lorien Neargarder,

C-IAYT

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Founder, Complementary Cancer Care, Florida

Emilie Berner,

MA, Chef

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NY-Presbyterian / Hudson Valley Hospital, Westchester, New York

Jillian Schwartz,

L.Ac.

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New York-Presbyterian / Hudson Valley Hospital,

Westchester, New York