Helen Hussey, President and CEO
Mrs. Hussey has had over fifteen years experience with non-invasive neuromodulation technology, having co-founded NS Health, Australia in 2003 (www.ns-health.com.au). Helen was inspired to bring this little-known technology to the world following the successful drug-free management of her then 10 year old daughter’s pain, associated with a life-threatening condition. This event sparked a lifelong dedication to ensure access to patient-centered choices in health care. Her initial efforts to champion this technology resulted in the creation of distribution companies in Australia, Canada and the United States, and her associated companies were instrumental in the initial market development of South Africa, Middle East, Costa Rica, Brazil, Malaysia, Japan and Mexico.
Since 2008, Helen has been researching the pain/anxiety/insomnia and depression models of care within the USA and exploring ways to design an evidence-based approach to patient-centered care. In 2012 Helen assisted Boston University in an IRB-approved study using non-invasive neuromodulation therapy to treat anxiety disorder, a condition commonly associated with chronic pain.
From 2010, Mrs. Hussey served for two years on the Board of Chronic Pain Australia (www.chronicpainaustralia.org.au), one of five organizations that developed Australia’s National Pain Strategy (http://www.painaustralia.org.au/improving-policy/national-pain-strategy). Helen was selected to be one of only 300 Australian healthcare professionals to participate in the National Pain Summit in March 2010 at the Australian government’s Parliament House in Canberra. Moreover Mrs. Hussey was on the management team that delivered Australia’s inaugural National Pain Week in 2011. Australia was the global leader in recognizing the significant burden of chronic pain felt throughout society. As a result of the National Pain Summit in March 2010, other countries soon followed Australia’s lead in developing national pain strategies. The US released it’s national pain strategy in March 2016, following five years of research since the publication of a report by the Institute of Medicine that offered recommendations “to increase the recognition of pain as a significant public health problem in the United States.”
As a leader, Mrs. Hussey has demonstrated an extraordinary ability to create key networks and invaluable connections among medical industry leaders. These connections, individually and collectively, have furthered her ability to expand the market awareness of non-invasive neuromodulation throughout the US.
Following the ten years of specialized experience gained while leading the predecessor companies, Mrs. Hussey saw the need for greater control over a homogeneously-marketed, trademark-protected product range. In answer to this, Helen co-founded ENSr Medical, Inc. in July 2013, and assembled an experienced executive team along with a diverse and accomplished business and advisory board. Prior to her involvement in the neuromodulation field, Mrs. Hussey spent ten years as a successful entrepreneur in Sydney’s hospitality industry.
Mrs. Hussey received her B.A. degree from the University of Technology; Sydney, Australia.
Eric I. Mitchell, MD, MA, FACPE, CPE – Medical Director
Dr. Mitchell earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Biology from then St Joseph’s College of Philadelphia, PA. He received his Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine (PENN). He completed a rotating internship at Philadelphia General Hospital (PGH) followed by a residency in Orthopedic Surgery at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP). Dr. Mitchell completed fellowships in orthopedic research and sports medicine also at HUP. He attained a Master of Arts degree in International Relations from Salve Regina University in Providence, RI. Continuing his post-doctoral studies he has achieved the position of being a Certified Physician Executive (CPE) and accepted as a fellow into the American College of Physician Executives (FACPE).
Dr. Mitchell’s sojourn includes being Senior Vice President of Medical Affairs for the inner city three-hospital network of North Central Philadelphia, with the fundamental goal of providing excellent doctors and the best medical care that is accessible to all, regardless of financial status. He initiated quality programs of prevention, education and treatment to provide a more equitable healthcare system for all citizens.
In addition, Dr. Mitchell maintained a 27–year private practice in Orthopedic Surgery and Sports Medicine, with a specialization in Arthroscopic Surgery. He also has a 10 year history as team physician for four US Olympic Teams. Dr. Mitchell has travelled and lectured nationally and internationally on many different subject matters.
Dr. Vesna Skul, MD, FACP – Medical Director – Integrative Medicine
Dr. Vesna Skul is a founder and the Medical Director of the Comprehensive Center for Women’s Medicine, a holistic medical practice for women in Chicago.
Dr. Skul is a graduate of Mundelein College in Chicago where she received her BS in biology and chemistry in 1977. She graduated from Rush Medical College in Chicago in 1981 and completed her internal medicine residency at Rush University Medical Center in 1984. She is a board certified specialist in Internal Medicine, a Fellow of the American College of Physicians and an Associate Professor of Medicine at Rush University. She is also fellowship trained and board certified in anti-aging and regenerative medicine and a nationally recognized expert in medical aesthetics. Her career has been devoted to caring for women in all phases of their lives.
Through her work with the leadership of the American College of Physicians, she helped shape guidelines for educational requirements of internists in women’s health through all of the nation’s medical universities. This earned her, among many other teaching awards from her alma mater Rush University and American College of Physicians, the College’s highest recognition, the Laureate Award.
Dr. Vesna speaks on a wide range of topics to professional and lay audiences around the country. Her areas of expertise within women’s health include lifestyle and preventive medicine, energy medicine, science of nutritional supplementation, autoimmune disease diagnosis and treatment, menopause management and the integration of alternative and complementary medical principles into mainstream medical practice.
Dr. Alan Palmer DC, C.C.S.T – Director of Sports Medicine
Dr. Palmer earned his Bachelors Degree from the University of Minnesota in 1981. He graduated with a Doctor of Chiropractic Degree from Northwestern College of Chiropractic in 1985. Dr. Palmer earned his certification (C.C.S.T.) in conservative care of spinal trauma which gives him exceptional knowledge and experience in treating spine trauma including “whiplash” and traumatic work or recreational injuries. Dr. Palmer is certified in the care of Sports Injuries, including acupuncture and physiotherapy. Dr. Palmer is widely recognized as an expert in sports medicine having presented over 30 different workshops and keynote lectures on various aspects of health, wellness, disease and back injury prevention to over 150 different groups.
Dr. Palmer has teamed up with Mark Letendre, the San Francisco Giant’s head trainer for 12 years, two time National League All Star Trainer, and now the Director of Medical Services for MLB Umpires, to teach chiropractors how to integrate with professional and collegiate sports teams medical care system for the care of the players. Dr. Palmer is the co-founder of C.E.P.A., the Chiropractic Association for the Care of Elite and Professional Athletes. C.E.P.A. is actively involved in the advancement of chiropractic care in collegiate, professional and international sports. Dr. Palmer and C.E.P.A. are also co-founders of the U.S.S.C.F., the United States Sports Chiropractic Federation. The U.S.S.C.F. is the governing body for chiropractic care for all International Sporting events held in the United States. He is a Director of the Professional Baseball Chiropractors Society. Dr. Palmer’s former clinic in Scottsdale, AZ worked with numerous professional and world class athletes. He is the treating chiropractic physician for the Arizona Diamondbacks, the Phoenix Coyotes and the San Francisco Giants during spring training.
Dr. Mark Kovacs, PhD, FACSM, CTPS, MTPS, CSCS*D, USPTA, PTR
Sport Science Advisor to ENSr Medical, Inc.
Dr. Mark Kovacs is a performance physiologist, researcher, professor, author, speaker and coach with an extensive background in training and researching elite athletes. Mark has presented on six continents and in over 20 countries. He has reached more than one million people and has presented to groups from 10 to 10,000. His unique skill-set of being a former professional athlete, collegiate All-American & National Champion along with his academic and scientific specific areas of interest, presenting credentials and coaching background allows him to apply evidence-based scientific data and information in the most practical and applicable manner for a wide variety of audiences. Mark presented the FIRSTtx technology on March 18th, 2017 in Monaco at the International Olympic Committee conference on sports recovery.
Elle Murphy – Vice President Corporate Development
Over the past six years, Ms. Murphy has played a lead role in the co-founding and development of ENSr Medical, Inc. A proven leader with 15+ years in business development, account management and project management in the fields of advertising and entrepreneurship. During that time she served on a national account with a prominent global advertising agency; J. Walter Thompson, managing such clients as S.C. Johnson Wax.
Together with Helen Hussey, Elle co-founded ENSr Medical, Inc. Her involvement was pivotal to ENSr’s successful creation and ultimate launch of the company’s initial pain management product, the FIRSTtx. Ms. Murphy’s personal interest in brain research led to her desire to become an expert in neuromodulation and her playing an active role in training others in this technology. Throughout the years, Ms. Murphy has created a vast network of contacts. Utilizing these connections, Ms. Murphy has established many of ENSr’s early relationships which include medical practices, major medical centers and a nationally recognized charitable organization.
Along with the overall strategic direction, Ms. Murphy was part of a collaborative team that developed the company’s vision, branding, on-line presence, design and marketing message. Elle’s clear understanding of the best processes for pain treatment and management guided the ENSr team’s focus. Elle continues to be the key liaison for customer care and marketing awareness of the FIRSTtx.
Ms. Murphy received her B.A. in Graphic Design, from St. Mary’s University, Winona, Minnesota
Ben Bradley, Vice President Sales and Marketing
Mr. Bradley brings 25+ years of business management, marketing and consulting expertise to the ENSr Medical team. Prior to joining ENSr Medical, Mr. Bradley spent seven years in the Financial Planning industry. As a Senior Consultant for Link-Up International for more than a decade, he delivered leadership and communication consulting to clients such as Cisco Systems, Oracle, VMWare, Deloitte, Sun Microsystems, BHP Billiton, Baxter International, Gilead Sciences and LinkedIn.
Drawn to marketing and communications throughout his career, Mr. Bradley has held sales and marketing roles within the tourism, print media and aviation industries and lent marketing assistance to a number of startup businesses in the digital information and health and wellness fields. He has a successful track record of building positive brands and growing market share via direct sales and online marketing strategies, including content management, social networking, search engine optimization and direct advertising.
Since joining the ENSr management team three years ago he has had key responsibilities around Company marketing strategy and external communications. He has also built the company’s online presence and brand visibility. Mr. Bradley, together with the ENSr team has been instrumental in expanding market awareness of the FIRSTtx technology through regularly educating practitioners and assembling the collection of ENSr’s library of video testimonials.
As the company moves into the next growth phase, Mr Bradley has responsibility for leading the direction of all sales and marketing verticals, ensuring seamless coordination between each channel and overseeing operations in alignment with financial forecasts. Additionally Mr. Bradley is in charge of brand management, coordination of ENSr’s online presence and expanding the team consistent with the ENSr culture of integrity.
As a former national representative ski racer, Mr. Bradley has a particular interest in positioning ENSr Medical, Inc. as a recognized provider of solutions for athletes.
Mr. Bradley received his Diploma of Financial Planning from Deakin University/Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology.
Tai Chan, BSEE
Tai Chan has a BSEE from Boston University. He has over 22 years of experience in development and programming of electronic devices. Mr. Chan has previously served as Director of Engineering at FQSI in developing a state of the art sensor to detect in real time the presence of bacteria in protein. Among his roles as an educator, Mr. Chan has lectured to over 200 engineers on “How to design a low power consumer electronics device”. As a Consultant, Mr. Chan has helped many technology companies such as GE, BlueFin, L1 Security, address their design challenges in hardware and software. He is currently a Sr. Staff Engineer/Inventor at Teva Pharmaceuticals investigating and developing new medical device concepts that will help improve the lives of patients. Prior to this role M. Chan served as a Technical Advisor to Gecko Health Innovations, Inc. (acquired by Teva). As part of his current position Mr. Chan serves as a Technical Advisor to VirZoom, a Virtual Reality Fitness platform company.
Dr. Brandy Rose Lipscomb – National Director of Education
Dr. Brandy Rose Lipscomb graduated from Bastyr University’s four year, fully accredited post-graduate program in Naturopathic Medicine in 2006 and went on to open up a successful primary care and pain management clinic in rural Sultan, Washington, about one hour outside of Seattle. Word of mouth and excellence in customer service quickly grew Sky River Natural Health Clinic into an entity that serves over 2000 patients.
Dr. Lipscomb learned a great deal about leadership and management skills during her time in service with the WA National Guard, with whom she deployed to Iraq as a Combat Medic during Operation Iraqi Freedom from 2004-2005.
Non-invasive neuromodulation became a significant interest in her career in 2012 and Dr. Lipscomb quickly worked her way through a series of training modules and began utilizing the pain-relief technology on about 85% of her clients. Her success led her to become an instructor in the field, teaching classes in non-invasive neuromodulation to licensed health professionals around the United States.
Dr. Lipscomb is also Adjunct Clinical Faculty at Bastyr University and a member of the Washington Association of Naturopathic Physicians and the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians.
David B Morris, Ph.D
David B. Morris, PhD recently retired as University Professor at the University of Virginia in a position split between English and Medicine. He is author of the PEN-prize-winning book The Culture of Pain (1991) and Illness and Culture in the Postmodern Age (1998)—both translated into multiple languages. He has delivered plenary or keynote lectures to the American Pain Society, the New Zealand Pain Society, and the 10th World Congress on Pain. Recent work includes “Narrative and Pain: Towards An Integrative Model” (Handbook of Pain and Palliative Care: Biobehavioral Approaches for the Life Course, ed. Rhonda J. Moore [New York: Springer, 2011], pp. 733-51); “Sociocultural Dimensions of Pain Management,” Bonica’s Management of Pain, ed. Jane C. Ballantyne, James P. Rathmell, Scott M. Fishman. 4th edn. [New York: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2010], pp. 133-145); and the Foreword—entitled “On Suffering: What We Do Not See”–to World Suffering and Quality of Life, ed. Ronald E. Anderson (New York: Springer, 2015), pp. v-xi.
Cheryl Irmiter PhD, LCSW
Dr. Irmiter is recognized as a lead subject matter expert in the field of healthcare reform, mental health, aging, human development, clinical social work practice, and health systems and translational research. Dr. Irmiter is an Adjunct Professor at Loyola University, Chicago in the school of Social Work and a former Senior Scientist at the American Medical Association (AMA), where she helped shape and implement AMA’s strategy for aging, preventative services, chronic care, and overall health care initiatives and outcomes. Dr. Irmiter managed the National Quality Registry Network and worked to improve community and practice measurement.
Leslie Grant, PhD Associate Professor for the School of Public Health, Division of Health Policy & Management, University of Minnesota
Leslie Grant completed his PhD. from the University of California-San Francisco. His research specialties include environmental design for seniors; financing, organization, and delivery of long-term care; and environment assessment and program evaluation. His current research interests include organizational innovation and quality improvement in long-term care and environment, aging, and adaptation. He teaches courses in long-term care, health policy, health care ethics, and applied problem solving in health care organizations.
PhD, Human Development and Aging, University of California-San Francisco, 1986 MS, Health and Medical Sciences, University of California-Berkeley, 1981 MA, Architecture, University of California-Berkeley, 1978 BA, Architecture, University of California- Berkeley, 1975
Dr. Bernard Bloom, Pharm.D
Dr. Bernard Bloom received his doctorate in pharmacy from Palm Beach Atlantic University in 2007. Working in retail pharmacy for the last 10 years, Dr. Bloom has gained valuable experience with patient care. He has been able to assess the various needs of patients coming from all different specialties of Medicine, including pain management, cardiology, endocrinology, primary care and allergies. Dr. Bloom has firsthand experience learning what patients need and what they are not getting. He educates his patients on different disease states, and best course of action to take in regards to lifestyle changes, nutritional needs specific to the disease state and pharmaceutical education/options. After seeing the constant frustration among patients over the last 10 years not getting the adequate health care they deserve, Dr. Bloom researched different ways to resolve current health care issues that patients are dealing with in today’s society. Dr. Bloom has discovered that by balancing the bodies’ biochemistry through nutrition, detoxification and targeted supplementation you can alleviate a multitude of conditions. This is accomplished by addressing the underlying problem and not just simply masking the symptoms. Dr. Bloom now has a private practice utilizing this patient-centered biochemistry (Nutritional Balancing) methodology to assist patients to reach their desired healthcare goals. Additionally, Dr. Bloom is researching how to enhance the efficacy of the FIRSTtx device by combining its use with targeted nutritional therapy to optimize the body’s biochemistry. Dr. Bloom is fully aware that when achieving health care goals all factors must be considered including, but not limited to, lifestyle, medications, nutritional status, psychological state and mechanical disorders of the musculoskeletal system…all need to be addressed in order to get the best results for each patient.
Alison Thompson, Corporate Citizenship
Alison Thompson is the first official Ambassador to the Haiti Ministry of Environment (Appointed. by J. R Toussaint 2012). There she is a full time humanitarian and paramedic rescue volunteer combating deforestation, hunger and cholera. Born a preachers daughter in NSW, she grew up between the Australian bush and the jungles of Asia. In 1990, Alison moved to NYC as an IPO banker and also attended NYU film school. On Sept 11th, 2001 Alison was a 1st responder and volunteered for nine months at Ground Zero. In the 2004 tsunami Alison volunteered in Sri Lanka and remained for two years operating a busy field hospital and rebuild a village. She was named the Angel of Galle by the Sri Lankan government and the local people and she also Co-Founded CTEC, the first Community Tsunami Early-warning/Disaster Center in Sri Lanka. Her award winning documentary The Third Wave focuses on the social impact of volunteering and premiered at the 2008 Cannes film festival supported by Actor Sean Penn and Bono. In Jan. 2010 Alison flew to Haiti with Sean Penn and ten doctors to help after the earthquake. Together they managed a 65,000 person IDP camp and field hospital. Alison then Co-founded WeAdvance, an advocacy organization combating gender-based violence throughout Haiti.
Super storm Sandy disaster Rockaways NY: Alison managed The Third Wave volunteer Disaster Aid Command Center and then went on to the Philippines to start a Third Wave Volunteer chapter helping thousands of affected civilians with aid and resilience after Typhoon Haiyan. Her Random House book The Third Wave is about inspiring others to volunteer. In 2015, Alison received an Honorary “Doctorate of Letters” from Loyola Chicago University. In 2010, Alison was awarded the Order of Australia for her contribution to mankind. She was also awarded the ‘Medal of Excellence’ by US Army’s General Simeon Trombitas. Alison lectures on leadership, volunteering, women’s rights and CSR via the American Program Bureau to both Colleges and Corporations worldwide.