"Stress is an integral part of life, and consists of the internal and external demands on us.  These demands are necessary and essential aspects of living.  Stresses are not the problem, but rather our inability to handle and modulate stress so as to make it an adaptive force.  The failure to handle stress appropriately leads to anxiety—the state of fearfulness.  Today, the standard of living and life expectancy in the developed world are all time highs, yet it is referred to as the age of anxiety.  We do not know why this is so. We can speculate that evolution has prepared us to deal satisfactorily with famine and disease but not for the complexities of modern life.  Yet, we do not have to know the cause of the fire to put it out." Robert Cancro, MD

ROBERT CANCRO, MD
MED. D SC

Received his M.D. degree in 1955 from the State University at Brooklyn. IN 1962, he obtained his Med. D. Science from the same institution. Following a straight medical internship, he completed his residency training at King's County Hospital.

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KELLY LE BROCK
ACTIVIST, MODEL, ACTRESS

Kelly Le Brock, an iconic star of the '80s, was beloved on a global scale not only for her role in the films Weird Science(1985) and Woman in Red(1984), but also for her unforgettable spreads in Vogue magazine and famous “Don't hate me because I'm beautiful” line from Pantene commercials. Though for a time Kelly escaped the spotlight to find a healthier lifestyle and raise her family away from the strains of fame, she has now returned with a different agenda, to fight for a more equitable and healthy society. Kelly is activating her peers and fans overcome gender based violence and partake in healthier foods choices and lifestyles. Read more about Kelly Le Brock

LORRAINE C. SILVETZ, MSW
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Lorraine is a trained Psychotherapist with a Master’s Degree of Social Work from New York University (4.0 GPA) specializing in the treatment of returning veterans suffering from Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and Post-Traumatic Stress (PTS). 

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ROBERT D. SILVETZ, M.D. 

Dr. Silvetz’s interest in Individualized Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation is a natural outgrowth of his long interest and accomplished career in both technology and healthcare. Graduating from Boston University in 1989 with a Doctor of Medicine degree and a B.A. in both Computer Science and Medical Sciences, he spent the next several years developing and implementing medical software for large healthcare systems.

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RITA COSBY, EMMY AWARD-WINNING TV HOST AND BEST SELLING AUTHOR

Rita Cosby is one of the most recognized and respected broadcasters in America and has been quoted and profiled by hundreds of media outlets across the country and overseas. 

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Ralph DePalo, Ph.D

Ralph DePalo, Ph.D received his Bachelor’s degree from Iona College in Gerontology. He went on to receive his Master’s Degree from Fordham University at  Lincoln Center from the Graduate School of Social Service receiving a full two year scholarship from The National Institute of Mental Health in Gerontological Community Mental Health.  He completed psychoanalytic training from The Alfred Adler Institute in New York City. He received his Ph.D in Clinical Social Work from the Ehrankranz School of Social Work at New York University. Dr DePalo brings with him thirty years of experience in Mental Health and Health Care settings. He is adjunct professor at New YorkUniversity in Clinical Social Work and Psychology. In addition, he is an adjunct professor at Fordham University at Lincoln Center and the Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College.

 

His areas of expertise and research are Clinical Practice with Individuals and Families, Trauma, Palliative care, Neuroscience, Forensics  and Mental Health and well being. He serves on the Scientific and Medical Advisory Boards for Stand for the Troops and Global Stress Initiative.