Dr. Dana Cohen served on the Board of Directors of the American College for the Advancement of Medicine (ACAM), the leading voice of Integrative Medicine, for four years. She is currently an advisor to their Board of Directors and on the education committee and has served as the program director for their yearly conferences, which train more 1,500 master-level health-care providers. She received her MD from St. George’s University School of Medicine, and completed her three-year internal medicine residency at Albany Medical Center.
Gina Bria is a cultural anthropologist researching ritual, ritual foods, and food strategies for over twenty-five years. She is Founder and Executive Director of the Hydration Foundation and CEO of HYCHIA, LLC. Trained at Columbia University, she is a former Berlin Fellow with the Social Science Research Council, a National Endowment for the Humanities finalist and has been featured at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition. She weds ethnographic strategies to the new science on hydration to serve the elderly, school children, athletes and hydrating while traveling. She has coached many of TED speakers on better brain performance. An innovator and inspiring speaker, her work has appeared in such diverse places as the New York Times, Grand Central Station, Harvard University, and the Wissenschaftskollege, Berlin. She is the recipient of the Buckminster Fuller Institute Design Science Award.