Board of Directors
Harriet Beinfield, LAc, President
Harriet has been a pioneer educator, acupuncturist and author who has practiced Chinese medicine for 45 years. She co-authored the best-selling 'Between Heaven and Earth: A Guide to Chinese Medicine' as well as many articles. She is on the Advisory Board of the UCSF Osher Center for Integrative Medicine and serves on the Editorial Board of the peer-previewed journals, 'Explore: The Journal of Science and Healing' and 'Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine'. She has lectured nationally and internationally.
Charles Martin, PhD, Vice-President
Charles has worked for over 18 years marketing to consumers, patients and doctors. Initially starting out as therapist after earning PhD’s in both Psychology and Statistics, Charles became a strategist with a passion for solving challenges faced in healthcare. Utilizing a breadth of experience within and across categories to bring relevant solutions to brands, Charles has a track record of delivering global insight-driven advertising, incorporating an understanding of human psychology and advertising dynamics. He understands the needs of client, agency and supplier environments, championing ideas that build brands and sales.
Katharine Giudice, Treasurer
Katharine is an attorney at Thivierge & Rothberg, P.C., a firm that focuses exclusively on special education law. She represents students with disabilities and their families in order to secure appropriate educational programming and services. Katharine has written articles and presented on topics including cyber-bullying, transgender rights, and special education advocacy. She continues to advocate for children and adolescents with special needs.
Carey Davidson, Executive Director
Carey, the Founder and CEO of Tournesol Wellness, is a visionary with over 20 years of executive leadership experience. She has led successful initiatives to improve the lives of stakeholders in the areas of healthcare, non-profit and higher education. She realized her talent for building creative solutions as head of HR at Columbia College, leveraging the link between happiness and productivity to decrease turnover and increase employee engagement. Carey served as the Executive Director of CARING at Columbia, a Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at Columbia Presbyterian Hospital, leading a creative, therapeutic team to support the emotional needs of at-risk children.
Stephen Cowan, MD, Director of Health & Education
The Tournesol Kids Project is based upon the model for healthy child development designed by Stephen Cowan, MD, a world-renowned integrative developmental pediatrician. This proven model is outlined in his book, Fire Child, Water Child. Dr. Cowan’s method has been honed in his private practice in which, over the course of 30 years, he has cared for thousands of children, reached many more thousands of readers and taught many hundreds of students.
Belinda Levychin, Program & Marketing Director
Belinda’s 20 plus years of experience has included creative and strategic processes that have been a force in shifting consumer perceptions. Prior to serving KBL as Managing Director, Belinda was a Group Account Director with the advertising agency Uniworld Group where she executed projects for a variety of Fortune 500 companies. She has also worked as a Vice President for JP Morgan Chase where she focused on developing marketing campaigns targeting the Asian, Hispanic and general markets. Belinda serves as an adjunct lecturer at New York University and has also taught as an adjunct professor at Baruch College, City University of New York.