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Karen Taylor of Audit The Vote PA; Former Abington School Board Candidate Vico Bertogli; Dr. Robert and Lorraine Silvetz of Global Stress Initiative Download

00:55 Download August 13th, 2021

Andy Teitelman guest co-hosts with Vicki Lightcap.  Don Beishl also joins today’s show.  They are joined by Karen Taylor of Audit The Vote, Vico Bertogli, and Dr. Robert and Lorraine Silvetz of Global Stress Initiative.

KAREN TAYLOR is originally from Atlanta, Georgia and after graduating high school in 2002 she attended Georgia southern university. Going into her junior year she ended up in an almost fatal car accident which caused her to move back home to spend 18 months of rehabilitation learning to walk again.

Through some contacts she made during that rehabilitation period, she began working in marketing with General Motors and was a casualty of the economic downfall and General Motors bail out. She then transitioned into the medical field where she worked in various positions for over ten years, most recently Medical Administration and accounting before leaving the corporate realm behind for good.

During her move from Georgia to Pennsylvania she got connected with Toni through her now husband and has been a mentee of Toni ever since. Her grandparents were very active in the Republican Party and she is honored to follow in their footsteps with her conservative views. Karen is a mom of 2, an entrepreneur, a political activist, and a constitution coach. She is very passionate about preserving our Constitution, along with our freedoms and liberties for the next generation.

To read more about AUDIT THE VOTE PA follow the link.

GLOBAL STRESS INITIATIVE’S mission is to diagnose, treat and prevent Post Traumatic Stress (PTS) and other stress related disorders and diminish the adverse effects sustained due to traumatic experiences.

ROBERT D. SILVETZ, M.D. 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 prestigious Six-Year Medical Program in 1989 with a Doctor of Medicine degree and B.A.’s in Computer Science and Medical Sciences, he spent the next several years implementing medical software for large integrated healthcare systems.

In the mid-1990’s, Dr. Silvetz served as a member of Senior Staff for SAIC, leading complex systems integration projects for healthcare providers such as Kaiser Permanente.

In 2002, Dr. Silvetz began focusing more on medical sciences, moving to San Diego to help establish a novel cancer treatment as the Chief Medical Officer of Theraphesis, Inc., that showed great effectiveness on solid tumors. Over the next ten years, he worked as an Independent Medical Consultant specializing in project management, economic utility and evaluation of medical devices.

In 2012, he became the Chief Science Officer at Newport Brain Research Laboratory (NBRL), where individualized Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation was first shown to effectively treat symptoms related to PTSD, traumatic brain injury. At NBRL, Dr. Silvetz provided Practice of Medicine support to six Brain Treatment Center client clinics worldwide.

Returning to the Washington, DC area in 2016, Dr. Silvetz and his wife, Lorraine Silvetz, and partners, launched iSynchrony Clinics, where he is Director.

LORRAINE C. SILVETZ, MSW is a trained Psychotherapist with a Master’s Degree of Social Work from New York University specializing in the treatment of returning veterans suffering from Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), Post-Traumatic Stress (PTS) and suicidal ideation.

Lorraine Silvetz collaborated with the Departments of Psychiatry and Neuroscience at New York University (NYU) Langone Medical Center in research and treatment related to traumatic brain injury (TBI), Post traumatic stress (PTS) and suicide impacting military members and their families. She also served as Mental Health Editor launching several series for Exceptional Parent (EP) Magazine, a 40-year-old award winning disability magazine.

Her PTS/TBI series inspired her to found the program, Global Stress Initiative (GSI), under the auspices of the International Committee Against Mental Illness (ICAMI) to research and provide non-invasive treatments for military members and their families. GSI promotes alternative techniques for the alleviation of stress including the innovative protocol individualized transcranial magnetic stimulation (iTMS).

GSI launched a series of awareness and fundraisers to educate the public on several non-invasive techniques including cranial stimulation by Fisher Wallace Labs and Transcendental Meditation (TM) taught by the David Lynch Foundation. Lorraine created a partnership with the acclaimed Hollywood Director David Lynch’s Foundation in advocacy and helped introduce TM into the United Nations. Earning a film degree from NYU Tisch School of the Arts helped contribute to her creative approach to advocacy in the world of mental health.

Most recently, Global Stress Initiative was awarded $100,000 from the Diana Davis Spencer foundation for the treatment of 75 veterans impacted by PTS at their clinic, iSynchrony. In past, Lorraine served as co-Director at iSynchrony Clinic, with her husband, Robert Silvetz MD, in Oakton, Virginia The clinic offered individualized transcranial magnetic stimulation (iTMS) for the treatment of PTS and TBI.

Lorraine and her husband are now introducing the treatment modality in the northeast. GSI is now focused on the treatment of not only service members/veterans but domestic violence and human trafficking survivors impacted by PTS and TBI. She and several of GSI’s supporters, including 3 Time Emmy Winning Anchor, Rita Cosby, philanthropist/entrepreneur, Mitzi Perdue, Medical Director of ICAMI-GSI, Robert Cancro, MD and she received Congressional Awards, in 2011, from Congressman Townes for their efforts to provide treatment for service members and veterans with PTS and TBI.


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