Executive Team

Heart Based Institute is led by Ed Rubenstein, Ph.D., co-founder and Director of Education, and Jim Van Huysse, Executive Director. Highly distinguished in their respective fields of psychology and business, they are supported by a dedicated team and prominent advisors. Together they bring a wealth of expertise and commitment to fulfilling our heart based mission.

Ed Rubenstein

Ed Rubenstein, Ph.D.

Co-Founder & Director Of Education

Jim Van Huysse

Jim Van Huysse

Executive Director

Board of Directors

The members of our Board of Directors bring diverse perspectives and varied experiences, helping shape strategic direction and policy decisions.

  • John Faherty, DC, Board President
  • Ed Rubenstein, Ph.D., Vice President
  • Kath Durand, Treasurer
  • Jim Van Huysse, Director
  • Kalpana Nimkar, PH.D., Director
  • Kurt Valle, RN, Director
  • Derick Carter, Director

Board of Advisors

Our Advisory Board is comprised of distinguished leaders and innovators in the fields of medicine, mental health, research, education, and business. We are very grateful for their exceptional expertise, strategic guidance and professional commitment.

Stephanie Bloom

Stephanie Bloom, JD

Content Development & Marketing

Louise Carmichael

Louise Carmichael, MSW

Clinical Social Work & Training

Cathy Faherty

Catherine Faherty

Author & Autism Training

Jacqui Gascoyne

Jacqueline Gascoyne, M.Sc.

Change Management & Corporate Training

Katherine Grant

Katherine Grant, MBA

Corporate & Nonprofit Management

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Marilou V. Inocalla, MD, ND​

Psychiatry & Integrative Medicine

Patrick McHugh

Patrick McHugh, MD

GP Medicine, Research & Training

Sally P. Mydlowec, M.Ed.

Higher Education & Management

Steve Ray

Steve Ray

Group Facilitation &Training

Pamela Raymond

Pamela Raymond, MA RN, LPC

Human Resources & Leadership

Joe Rogers, PMP, PMI-ACP

CEO & Executive Coach

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Kuldeep Singh, MD

Psychiatry & Neurology

Aixia Zhang, Ph.D.

NIH, RNA Science & Research