Professional Advisory Council
Marti Glenn, Ph.D., is the Clinical-Director of Ryzio Institute. The Institute offers a seven-day retreat with a highly experiential, integrative approach to healing and wellness. Dr. Glenn was the founding President of Santa Barbara Graduate Institute, known for its graduate degrees in prenatal and perinatal psychology, somatic psychology and clinical psychology.
Ted Hutman, Ph.D., is a psychologist and assistant professor in Psychiatry at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. His research is in identifying early signs of autism in infants and toddlers. Dr. Hutman teaches social skills to children, adolescents, and adults and works with parents to address their children’s social, emotional, and behavioral challenges.
John E. Kobara, M.A., MBA, has been leading and managing innovative nonprofit organizations, companies, and technology startups for almost 40 years. Prior to his retirement in 2019, he was executive vice president and chief operating officer of the California Community Foundation, the 39th largest grant making foundation in the nation with more than $1.7 billion in assets. Previously, he served as head of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Los Angeles.
Anna Glezer, M.D., is a practicing physician on faculty at the University of California, San Francisco, with joint appointments in the Department of Psychiatry and Department of Obstetrics/Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences. She is board certified in adult psychiatry, a member of the American Psychiatric Association, and on the executive council of the Northern California Psychiatric Society and the American Academy of Psychiatry and Law.
Michael Craig Miller, M.D., is the Senior Editor for Mental Health Publishing at Harvard Health Publications. He was Editor in Chief of the Harvard Mental Health Letter from August 2000 to March 2012. Dr. Miller is a member of the faculty of Harvard Medical School and on the medical staff at Boston’s Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.
Damon Ramsey, M.D., is a healthcare futurist and practicing physician in Vancouver. He is founder and president of InputHealth, an award-winning digital health company. Dr. Ramsey’s career has been distinguished by his blending of clinical expertise and command of software design in producing solutions that tackle healthcare delivery’s glaring inefficiencies.
Fernando Torres-Gil, Ph.D., is professor of social welfare and public policy at UCLA School of Public Affairs, and an associate professor at USC Davis School of Gerontology. He has worked in the fields of disability and aging since the 1970s and was the first Assistant Secretary for Aging in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. President Obama appointed him to the National Council on Disability.
Laura Trejo, MSG, MPA, is general manager of the Los Angeles Department of Aging, and the technical and policy advisor to the mayor and city council on matters affecting the elderly. She has consulted and trained extensively throughout the U.S. and internationally, and she has received prestigious awards during her two decades of work in creating social change.