Martha Herbert, PhD, MD

Pediatric neurologist and brain researcher.  Dr. Herbert is a pediatric neurologist, brain researcher, writer, speaker and integrative systems thinker dedicated to showing critical linkages between body, brain and world. She founded and directed the TRANSCEND Research Program at the Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging of Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School/MIT. In addition, she directs the Higher Synthesis Health clinic and practice-based research center in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and is the author of the public-facing Harvard Health Publications book The Autism Revolution: Whole Body Strategies for Making Life All It Can Be. She also works with the Documenting Hope project, serving as principal research investigator for its prospective documentation of recovery of children from chronic illnesses. Dr. Herbert received her medical degree from Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons and her neurology training at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. Prior to her medical training she received a PhD in the History of Consciousness at the University of California, Santa Cruz, writing a systems oriented dissertation on the evolution and development of learning processes.

Virginia Shapiro, DC


Mary White, MDiv, PhD

Mary White is a retired professor of medical ethics and humanities for medical students, public health students, and undergraduates.  In her academic life, her teaching and research interests included clinical ethics, Global Health and Public Health ethics; ethics in genetic testing and counseling, research ethics, end-of-life care, and medical education.  Beyond that, she is a violinist, hiker, bicyclist, and cross-country skier, and a grateful recipient of chiropractic and other forms of complementary and alternative medicine that have kept her healthy and active for many decades.


Fred Langenegger, PhD, Secretary and Treasurer for the Board

Business manager at the Lydian Center for Innovative Healthcare. Fred’s longstanding interest in health and education was kindled while working at the Office for Educational Development at Harvard Medical School. Since starting Lydian Chiropractic in 2001 with his wife, Dr. Lydia Knutson, he has appreciated more and more the power of natural medicine. As the business manager of Lydian Chiropractic and the Lydian Center for Innovative Approaches to Health, he enjoys participating in the project of building the exciting alternative medicine revolution. His responsibilities at the Lydian Center include accounting and finance, human resources, information technology, business planning, marketing, and regulatory compliance. He holds a doctoral degree in Political Science from the New School for Social Research in NYC and a Masters in Theological Studies from Harvard Divinity School. In addition to being a gentleman and a scholar, he has done a complete gut-renovation of his house, teaches Re-evaluation Counseling, is an avid runner and cyclist, and a loving playful uncle.