Scientific Advisory

Judith Pentz, MD

Scientific Advisor, University of New Mexico
“Mindfulness, heart-focused approaches, nutrition and many other therapies are only now beginning to be understood and utilized. A foundation like Excellence that promotes this better understanding is to be highly valued.”

In psychiatric practice in Albuquerque for more than 20 years, Dr Pentz has recently enriched her practice to include a complementary/integrative focus. Her professional interests include individual therapy with a spiritual, in-depth focus, and the role of nutrition and nutriceuticals as options or additions to psychotropic medication. She has a special interest in working with the age group from 17-16 yo who have had first break episode psychoses to support the process with minimal medication exposure during that time and afterwards offer support to the families and the person affected.  She assists therapists, physicians and other professionals in developing therapeutic approaches, and currently focuses on a meditation-based project with teens having metabolic syndrome. As an assistant professor at UNM, Dr Pentz assists expansion of the Telehealth program with Native Americans through an agreement with the University and the Indian Health Service.  In the past, she has worked at UNM as adjunct faculty in school-based clinics and at Young Children’s Health Center in the early 1990s.

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Sandra Steingard, MD

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Keris Jän Myrick, MBA, MS, PhDc

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David Hughes, PhD

Board Secretary/Treasurer, Cambridge, MA

Giovan E. Bazan

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Gayle R. Berg, PhD

Board Member, Roslyn Heights, NY

Christopher Gordon, MD

Board Member, Framingham, MA

Yana Jacobs, MFT

Board Member, Santa Cruz, CA

Peter Kinderman, PhD

Board Member, Liverpool, UK

Hannah Lingley

Board Member, San Francisco, CA

Andy Smith, JD

Board Member, Portland, OR

Ronda Speight

Board Member, White Plains, NY

Rob Cotes, MD

Scientific Advisory Council Chair, Atlanta, GA

Lee Combrinck-Graham, MD

Scientific Advisor, Stamford, CT

Judith Cook, PhD

Scientific Advisor, University of Illinois, Chicago

David Healy, MD, FRCPsych

Scientific Advisor, McMaster University, Ontario, CA

Swapnil Gupta, MD

Scientific Advisor, Yale School of Medicine

Bonnie Kaplan, PhD

Scientific Advisor, University of Calgary

Jeffrey R. Lacasse, PhD

Scientific Advisor, Florida State University

Rebecca Miller, PhD

Scientific Advisor, Yale School of Medicine

Tony Stanton, MD

Scientific Advisor, Bainbridge Island, WA

Joseph Stoklosa, MD

Scientific Advisor, Harvard Medical School

Kenneth Thompson, MD

Scientific Advisor, University of Pittsburgh

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