Ralph Marino was an elite athlete excelling in baseball and golf. Ralph was drafted by professional baseball’s Pittsburg Pirates. Over thirty years ago, in a collision at home plate, Ralph Marino received a neck injury that left him paralyzed from his shoulders to his toes. Since that day, Ralph has gone on to graduate from college and has been a successful high school basketball coach and school social worker.
Constance Brenneman has an undergraduate degree in drama with a minor in creative writing from Carnegie Mellon University, and a Master’s degree as a Marriage and Family Therapist. Constance has worked in television, film, voice over and hosting.
Camie Bargerstock designed her a curriculum entitled The Cultural Organization of Death and Dying in which she studied America’s perceptions, rituals, and systems surrounding death, dying, and grief, a reality she observes as rooted in a culture of fear and denial.
Martha is the author of Hats and Eyeglasses: A Family Love Affair With Gambling, published by Jeremy P. Thatcher/Penguin a member of the Penguin Group (USA).
Barbara De Angelis, Ph.D. is a best-selling author, popular television personality and sought after motivational speaker, who has been a pioneer in the field of personal transformation.
Jerry Yellin enlisted in the Army Air Corps on his in 1942. He graduated from Luke Field as a fighter pilot in August 1943 and spent the remainder of the war flying P-40s, P-47s and P-51s in combat in the Pacific with the 78th Fighter Squadron. Mr. Yellin participated in the first land based fighter mission over Japan on April 7, 1945 and thelast, on August 15, 1945.
A nationally acclaimed leadership and security educator.
Mr. Bob Roth is the vice president of the David Lynch Foundation. Mr. Roth is the author of Transcendental Meditation, which was translated into fifteen languages, and A Reason to Vote. Bob is also an educator and a leading proponent for consciousness based education.