Dr. Melinda H. Connor, D.D., Ph.D., AMP, FAM,
Founder, Resonance Modulation ™
Chairman, Board of Directors
Dr. Melinda H. Connor, D.D., PH.D., AMP, FAM is a born clairvoyant.
Her initial training in the energies came from within her family beginning at the age of 4. Founder of the Resonance Modulation school of energy practices which has over 300 graduates world wide, Dr. Connor holds degrees from Harvard University, Wellesley College, University of San Francisco, American Military University, California Coast University and University of Arizona. Dr. Connor was a National Institutes of Health T-32 postdoctoral fellow and received her training as a research scientist at the University of Arizona in the Program in Integrative Medicine under Dr. Andrew Weil and Dr. Iris Bell. She is the former director of the Optimal Healing Research Program at the Laboratory for Advances in Consciousness and Health at the University of Arizona, directed by Dr. Gary E. Schwartz.
Ordained as a Buddhist Priest, Dr. Connor has trained as a clinical psychologist, neuropsychologist, drama therapist, massage therapist and in over thirty different styles of energy healing. A professor with appointments at multiple universities, Dr. Connor is board certified and a fellow of the American Alternative Medicine Association. As chair, of the International Society for the Study of Subtle Energies and Energy Medicine Research Symposium since 2008. Dr. Connor is the founder of the Resonance Modulation ™ training program and has written ten books. She has a private practice in Arizona and continues to present her research work at conferences around the world.
Dr. Bernard Shannon, DTCM, DMQ (China)
Founder, International College of Medical Qigong
Vice-Chairman, Board of Directors
Having studied for over 25 years, Dr. Shannon is the founder of the International College of Medical Qigong. He is licensed through the People’s Republic of China as a doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine. To continue the advancement of medical qigong, he serves as the Vice Chairman and Executive Director of the World Academic Society of Medical Qigong (China). Additionally he has been acknowledged by the National Qigong Association as an Advanced Clinical Therapist and a Level IV Qigong Teacher. In 2011, the Chinese Ministry of Health (Beijing) recognized Dr. Shannon’s experience by promoting him to Professor of Traditional Chinese Medicine and Clinical Director of Medical Qigong, upon the recommendation of Western District Medical Qigong Science and Traditional Chinese Medicine Research Institute (China). A licensed physician in China specializing in medical qigong, Dr. Shannon, received his Doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine (DTCM) and Doctor of Medical Qigong (DMQ) from the Western District Medical Qigong Science and Traditional Chinese Medicine Research Institute (China), License # 98029.08 and the International Institute of Medical Qigong (USA). He completed his residency training while treating patients at the Xi Yuan Hospital (China).
He served as Chairman and member of the Board of Directors for the National Qigong Association (USA). Dr. Shannon, the Abbot of the Temple of Peace and Virtue, is an ordained Daoist priest holding 21st generation Dragon Gate sect (Qingcheng Shan, Sichuan), 80th generation Shang Qing sect (Mao Shan, Jiangsu), and 65th generation Celestial Master sect (Longhu Shan, Jiangxi) lineages. Dr. Shannon started his martial training in the late 1980s and has trained in several styles including Muay Thai, Western Boxing, Judo, and Jujitsu. A Shifu / Sifu (Master Instructor) in Baguazhang and Yang Family Taijiquan holding certificates of instruction and lineage under the authority of the Taijiquan Federation of Taiwan (China), the Beijing Martial Arts Association (China), the Primordial Chaos Martial Healing Center (China), the International Institute of Medical Qigong (USA), and the Hsing Chen Internal Arts Association (USA).
Jennifer Noel Taylor, CEO Quantum Touch
Secretary, Board of Directors
Jennifer Noel Taylor is an energy healing practitioner, self-help motivator, and the CEO of Quantum-Touch, Inc. Jennifer graduated from Cal Poly (San Luis Obispo, CA) with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer Science and a Minor in Philosophy. After graduation, she started her first job as a Software Engineer at a big company in San Diego. To cope with the social isolation and depression she felt at work, she studied bodywork and alternative healing. She attended the International Professional School of Bodywork, Esalen Institute in Big Sur, and the Maui Academy of Healing Arts. She became fascinated by energy healing and has studied various energy healing modalities, including Reiki.
Jennifer met Richard Gordon, the founder of Quantum-Touch and fell in love with the vision of Quantum-Touch. Shortly after training in Quantum-Touch, she quit her job, took a leap of faith, and finally followed her Heart. She took over as CEO of Quantum-Touch in June 2002. As CEO of Quantum-Touch, she continues to promote optimal wellness by helping people connect more deeply to their love. Not only is Love the basis of all healing but it also is the guiding force behind the business itself. Her business practices include spiritually rewarding jobs, loving service to the world, environmental responsibility, and financial abundance. Quantum-Touch has grown from a regional U.S company to a Multinational corporation.
Jeffrey McDonnell, COO, The Eden Method ™
Chief Financial Officer, Board of Directors
We are excited to have Jeffrey join Innersource as COO as of July 1, 2015. Throughout his 25 year career at AT&T, Jeffrey has amassed a wealth of knowledge in organizational management and leadership. His ability to evaluate, build, and run successful organizations, as well as his passion for the Eden Method TM, make him uniquely qualified to lead Innersource into the bright future Donna and David have envisioned. Jeffrey also became an EEM Certified Practitioner in 2016.
He and his beautiful wife Julie have been married for 25 years and have two amazing children – Jessica (26) and Charles Joshua (23). He is a spiritual seeker and healer who loves to cook, read, write, garden, travel, attend sporting events and spending quality time with his family.
Rhys Thomas, Founder Rhys Thomas Institute ™
Chief Information Officer, Board of Directors
Rhys Thomas is a visionary author, speaker, trainer, and coach in the personal growth and energy mastery field. He is the founder of the Rhys Thomas Institute and the creator of the Rhys Method®, a powerful system self-discovery, transformation, and healing. By mastering this art of energy into a science of personal empowerment business and health for the last forty years, Rhys stands as a model for what he teaches. Throughout his career as a tennis professional, coach, business owner, author, husband, father, public speaker, Martial Artist, healer and soul reader he discovered that people who change the world have in common. They are not planning and thinking about who they should be, they are living and being called to their highest mission from a fearlessness to grow and be more each day.
He is the author of the International Best Selling book, “Discover Your Purpose: How To Use The 5 Life Purpose Profiles To Unlock Your Hidden Potential And Live The Life You Were Meant To Live“ and his Rhys Method is taught exclusively at the Rhys Thomas Institute, through the Rhys Thomas Coaching Programs, and through his products and on-line programs.
Jill Gavin-Gannon MSN, RN-BC, BHSP
Science Liaison, Board of Directors
Jill Gannon holds a masters in nursing and is a graduate of the Barbara Brennan School of Healing. A professor at the Patricia H. Garman School of Nursing in Buffalo, NY, Jill also is a board member for the alumni association of BBSH. An editor of the BBSH alumni newsletter she is involved in the development of healing practitioners of many types.
Nan Akasha CHT, MM, KM, GM, LBHP
Facebook Chair, Board of Directors
Nan Akasha is a seven time #1 best selling author (‘Be Love”, “Already Rich”, “LightBody™ Healing for Everyone”- June 2019) and popular speaker, Nan is “like Abraham Hicks on steroids”. Founder of the LightBody School™ and a 30 year energy healer, spiritual teacher, master hypnotherapist, Nan has created over 166 online programs (“Infinity Light Weaving”, International bestseller “Flip Your Rich Switch™”). Nan combines decades of study with master healers, shamans, indigenous healers and mystery schools with dozens of certifications in vibrational medicine to create a practical and powerful system of healing, manifesting and spiritual growth called Lightbody™ Healing. An award winning businesswoman, Nan and her partner Chris live a BlissLife on the beach while their twin girls are at college.