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Board of Scientific & Professional Advisors 


Mark D. Lerner, Ph.D.

Chairman & CEO, The National Center for Emotional Wellness

Clinical & Forensic Psychologist, Author, Speaker, Consultant

Erin B. Doyle

Chief Learning Officer

The National Center for Emotional Wellness

Bobby Senn, FDNY, Ret.

9/11 Collapse Survivor

Jeffrey T. Mitchell, Ph.D.

Clinical Professor of Emergency Health Services

University of Maryland Baltimore County

Co-Founder and President Emeritus

International Critical Incident Stress Foundation

Paul J. Rosch, M.D., FACP

Chairman of the Board, The American Institute of Stress

Clinical Professor of Medicine & Psychiatry

New York Medical College

In Memoriam

Jim Dolan

Executive Director, Laurus Foundation


Vincent J. McNally, MPS, CEAP

Ret. Unit Chief for FBI Employee Assistance Program

President, Trauma Reduction, Inc. 

Mary Vietzke, BSN, RN

Nurse Educator

GAGO Center for Fertility, PLLC.


Robert B. Kronenberg, Esq.

Attorney at Law

Former New York City Police Captain


Catherine G. Caronia, M.D., FAAP, FCCP

Chairman, Department of Pediatric Medical Education

Chairman, Department of Pediatrics

Good Samaritan University Hospital  

Lawrence Sherman, FACEHP, CCMEP

President, Meducate Global, LLC

Prova Education


Rick Rader, M.D., FAAIDD

Director Habilitation Center

Orange Grove Center

Editor-in-Chief, Exceptional Parent Magazine


David M. Colen

Director, Ethics & Compliance Investigations

Darryl Whitaker, D.B.S.

Certified Biblical Counselor

Founder, God’s Repair Shop


James T. Reese, Ph.D.

CEO, James T. Reese and Associates

Former Assistant Unite Chief, FBI Behavioral Science Unit

Founder, FBI Stress Management Program


Robert "Trebor" A. McDowell

CISM Team Base Leader, Southwest Airlines

In Memoriam

Felix P. Nater, CSC

Nater Associates, LTD., 

Security Management Consultant

U.S. Postal Inspector, Ret.


Raymond F. Hanbury, Ph.D., ABPP

Clinical & Police Psychologist

NJ State Clinical Director, Trauma Response Team


Rabbi Simcha Lefkowitz

Congregation Anshei Chessed

President of Labor and Industry for Education (LIFE)

Departmental Chaplain, Nassau County Police Department


Sam D. Bernard, Ph.D.

President and Lead Clinician

Bernard & Associates, PC and PAR Foundation


Chaplain David J. Fair, D.Min., Ph.D., CMC

Chairman, American Board of Certified Master Chaplains

In Memoriam

Steven Eric Handwerker, Ph.D., D.Div.

Founder and CEO, The International Association for the

Advancement of Human Welfare, Inc.


Raymond D. Shelton Ph.D.

Executive Consultant, Insurance Industry

Clinical Director, Nassau County Fire/EMS Service

Traumatic Stress Program


Tori Bourguignon, M.Ed., NCC

Crisis Response Coordinator

Amberly’s Place


Daniel L. Kirsch, Ph.D., DAAPM, FAIS

President, American Institute of Stress


Allen R. Kates, MFAW

Author of books on Stress, Trauma and PTSD


Laurence Miller, Ph.D.

Consulting Psychologist

West Palm Beach Police Department

Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office

Troop L, Florida Highway Patrol


Judith Greve, LPN

Senior Clinical Education Specialist

Walgreens Specialty


George Rogu, M.D., FAAP

Pediatric Medicine

The Pediatric Lounge



Robert S. Cook

Sr. Consultant, Emergency Management

LSC Consulting, LLC


Daniel J. McGuire

President, CISM Perspectives, Inc.


Paige Valdiserri, LPC, NCC, RMT

Director of Behavioral Health, 

Comprehensive Health Services, Inc.

President, Paige Valdiserri, LLC

Traumatic Stress & Intuitive Healing Consultant


David M. Diamond, Ph.D.

Professor, Departments of Psychology and 

Molecular Pharmacology and Physiology

University of South Florida

Center for Preclinical and Clinical Research on PTSD

Director, USF Neuroscience Collaborative


Lorie T. DeCarvalho, Ph.D.

Clinical Psychologist, Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry

Loma Linda University Medical Center, Author, Speaker,

International Trauma and Military Consultant


Kathy Platoni, Psy.D.

Clinical Psychologist

Colonel, Medical Service Corp, USAR

Army Reserve Psychology Consultant

Assistant Clinical Professor, Wright State University 

School of Professional Psychology

About Us


There is a growing emphasis on health and wellness—engaging in regular physical activity, maintaining a nutritious diet, getting adequate sleep, staying hydrated, avoiding smoking, limiting alcohol consumption, receiving vaccinations, and having regular health check-ups. However, it's important to recognize that wellness includes both physical and emotional well-being.


Our emotional well-being profoundly impacts the quality of our lives. Individuals with higher levels of emotional well-being are better equipped to manage stress and enjoy better overall health and longevity. Neglecting our emotional well-being can lead to mental health issues such as anxiety and depression.


The National Center defines emotional wellness as an awareness, understanding, and acceptance of our feelings and the ability to manage effectively through challenges and change.


Consider the following:

 The United States spends more money to treat mental

disorders than any other disease or medical condition

 Anxiety disorders are the most common

mental health illness in the United States.

 Depression is now the leading cause

of illness and disability worldwide.

The mission of the National Center is to promote emotional wellness by offering practical information, engaging presentations, and support for individuals, organizations, corporations, schools, universities, and healthcare providers utilizing AI-Integrated Emotional Wellness.


In a society that often prioritizes physical health and appearance over emotional wellness, The National Center for Emotional Wellness takes a holistic approach by recognizing the importance of addressing all aspects of wellness—the whole person.


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