STAFF AND NETWORK
MARTHA HERBERT, PhD, MD
Dr. Herbert is a pediatric neurologist, brain researcher, writer, speaker and integrative systems thinker dedicated to showing critical linkages between body, brain and world. She founded and directs the TRANSCEND Research Program at the Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging of Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School/MIT. In addition, she directs the Higher Synthesis Health clinic and practice-based research center in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and is the author of the public-facing Harvard Health Publications book The Autism Revolution: Whole Body Strategies for Making Life All It Can Be. She also works with the Documenting Hope project, serving as principal research investigator for its prospective documentation of recovery of children from chronic illnesses. Dr. Herbert received her medical degree from Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons and her neurology training at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. Prior to her medical training she received a PhD in the History of Consciousness at the University of California, Santa Cruz, writing a systems oriented dissertation on the evolution and development of learning processes.
JUNE SHIBLEY, RPh, Pharm D, ND
Dr. Shibley has been a registered pharmacist since 1978, a licensed naturopathic doctor since 2007, and has been a teacher of pharmacy practice and holistic medical practices since 1991. She currently has a private integrative practice which incorporates her knowledge and experience from both disciplines. For more information about Dr. Shibley’s practice and her publications, please visit www.integrativeholistics.com.
Donna Messinger first became involved with learning about the Anat Baniel NeuroMovement Method® (ABM-NM) in 2006 as a parent of a child with multiple special needs. She was certified as an Anat Baniel Method Practitioner in 2011, and completed Mastery level certifications in the Anat Baniel Method for Children, Vitality and Anti-Aging, and High Performers in 2012; after serving as staff support for many of the Anat Baniel Method Professional Training Segments for adults and children since 2013, she now serves as an Assistant in the Professional Training Program in March 2016. Donna has been giving ABM-NM lessons with children with special needs as well as with adults in her private practice in Newton, MA since 2011.
Before working as an Anat Baniel Method NeuroMovement® practitioner, Donna worked extensively supporting and offering advocacy for adult and child trauma survivors, with a focus on survivors of domestic violence and sexual abuse from a wide variety of backgrounds, using a self-empowerment model. Her work included crisis intervention, community based prevention workshops, one to one support and advocacy, parenting support, child advocacy, creating curriculums and facilitating support groups, training and public speaking for medical, legal, and social service professionals, training volunteers, and overall program coordination, supervision, and development.