Michael Kaltenbach is a Part-time Lecturer at Rutgers University School of
Social Work in Newark, NJ and an Adjunct Lecturer at Smith College in
Northampton, MA. He has previously taught BSW and MSW level courses in
crisis intervention and brief therapy, clinical assessment & diagnosis
(psychopathology), social work practice with individuals and families, intro. to
social welfare / human services, communication in social work practice, human
behavior and the social environment, and emotional disorders in childhood and
adolescents at Temple University and the University of Southern California.
Kaltenbach has been working in the field of psychology and social work for
the past twenty-five years, and nineteen of those years have been since he
received his master’s degree in Social Work. His doctoral dissertation
research interest focused on how sexual behaviors have changed due to
the usage of PrEP, as a HIV preventive method. His research data as
interpreted through the theoretical / conceptual perspectives of cognitive-
behavioral theory and relational-cultural therapy. Kaltenbach is a Licensed
Clinical Social Worker in California, New York, and Pennsylvania, and has
many years of experience providing psychotherapy, case management,
and other social services in a variety of settings: hospitals, HIV outpatient
clinics, schools, foster care agencies, senior residential facilities, group
homes, outpatient community counseling centers, etc. He has experience
providing Clinical Supervision as well as Field Instruction to MSW level
Social Workers and Interns from USC and UCLA. He formerly served as a
Co-Facilitator for the LA County HIV Mental Health Task Force, and has
provided lectures on various mental health topics. Previously, he was a
Teacher’s Assistant (T.A.) for a professor at the University of Pennsylvania
School of Social Policy & Practice’s MSW level course on Post-colonial
Social Work Practice: International Social Welfare in Kolkata, India. He
enjoys traveling and learning about various cultures. After he obtained his
bachelor’s degree, he served as an US Peace Corps Volunteer in Senegal,
West Africa. When Kaltenbach is not teaching, he currently provides
psychotherapy in his private practice office located in Philadelphia, PA. He
also provides psychotherapy on a fee-for-service basis at outpatient
community counseling centers in West and South Philadelphia, and at a
Senior Assisted Living Facility in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, NY and in
Dr. Sislena Grocer Ledbetter is the Director of Counseling and Student Development at the University of the District of Columbia providing overall direction for client services and University support activities. Dr. Ledbetter is a distinguished psychologist, lecturer and counselor and has over 25 years of research experience in the non-profit and for-profit sectors. Her past work included advertising and branding, product development (ideation and evaluation) customer satisfaction/user experience, and strategic planning. She has applied her skills across a wide variety of sectors including engineering education, non-profit diversity, consumer marketing, primary education, healthcare, aging and non-profit advertising. She also has experience establishing research functions within companies.
Dr. Carlos Augusto Yabar is graduated as a biologist in Universidad Nacional Federico
Villarreal. His Master degree was obtained in Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia y his
Doctor degree in Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos. Nowadays, Dr. Carlos
Augusto Yabar is affiliated to AIDS / HIV laboratory of Instituto Nacional de Salud of Peru where provides services as Molecular Biologist at HIV genotyping area. Dr. Carlos
Augusto Yabar has authored multiple national and international peer-reviewed scientific
papers and presented works at many national and International conferences about AIDS
and other infectious diseases. Dr. Carlos Augusto Yabar contributions have acclaimed
recognition from honorable subject experts around the world. Dr. Carlos Augusto Yabar is
currently President of the Research Ethics Committee of Instituto Nacional de Salud and
associated with different societies and academies. Dr. Carlos Augusto Yabar academic
career is decorated with several reputed awards and funding. Dr. Carlos Augusto Yabar
research interests include HIV molecular evolution, antiretroviral resistance and
development of new molecular technics to HIV diagnosis and monitoring. Additionally, Dr
Carlos Yabar collaborates to other researchers in the fields of Bioethics and Bioinformatics.
Fred Osei Annin is the founder and CEO of Actionplus Foundation (UK) has been working in the pastoral ministry full time since 1982. Fred single-handedly founded Actionplus Foundation (UK) in 1997 to combat the unfortunate attitude of stigma and prejudice which prevents HIV intervention. His action was to reduce the spread of HIV infection within the African communities. Fred has developed many successful HIV prevention models such as take action now. His action was to reduce the spread of HIV infection within the African communities. Actionplus Foundation provides support to empower people living with HIV/AIDS so that they can play a central role to improve their own lives.
Prakash Tyagi has an MD in Medicine and has further studied Geriatric Medicine, International Public Health, Public Policy, and Non-Profit Management.
Dr. Tyagi has been working with GRAVIS since 1999. Currently, he is the Executive Director of the organization. He leads the organization through planning and management of its various programs and projects. GRAVIS is one of the leading NGOs in North-West India and focuses on livelihood promotion, health, and education. GRAVIS has been a major facilitator in setting up and strengthening Community-Based Organizations (CBOs) and has formed and strengthened over 2,800 CBOs. Dr. Tyagi has also contributed to a number of development and health projects locally and internationally as well as to research studies focusing on community and public health.
In 2000, he founded a major, rural hospital in Western Rajasthan and currently directs its administration. This 70-bed rural facility is an important medical center in the area.
Dr. Tyagi is an active development practitioner and public health professional and has contributed significantly in the fields of maternal and child health, geriatrics, HIV, TB, and occupational health through his writing, research, and fieldwork. In the field of evaluations, baseline surveys and report-writing, he has significant experience. He has written a large number of articles on community health aspects, social development and is on the boards of a number of non-profit organizations. He is a part of several national and global development and health networks and initiatives.
Dr. Vikas Saroch is MD in Ayurveda and an expert Ayurveda consultant with clinical understanding over 8 years from India. He has vast experience of Medicinal plants, Minerals, Metals; Sea originates etc. with their clinical applied uses. He has written articles for health columns in various national/international levels. He has presented scientific papers and given lectures at various national and international forums like Ayurveda congresses. He has developed herbal products for US-based as well as Indian Ayurvedic manufacturing units. As he is very familiar with international and USA labelling laws import, marketing laws of US-FDA, GMO, USDA(Organic), ISO,AYUSH,GMP,GLP,CPCSEA,CTRI,FSSAI certification and other regulatory guidelines of different countries. Dr Vikas Saroch is also having EDITORIAL MEMBERSHIP FOR INTERNATIONAL SCIENTIFIC JOURNAL like International Journal of Pharmacy Practice and Pharmaceutical Sciences (IJPPPS), Journal of traditional and Natural Medicines (JTNM), International Journal Anveshana Ayurveda Medical Journal (IJAM), International Journal of Applied Medical Sciences (IJAMS), International Journal of Scientific and Technical Development (IJSTD).
Prof. Anitha Menon is a faculty member in the Department of Psychology, University of Zambia
and the Chairperson for the University of Zambia Committee on HIV and AIDS. She is also the President of the Psychology Association of Zambia. Prof. Menon holds Ph.D. in Health
Psychology from the University of Nottingham, UK. For more than 20 years Prof. Menon has been
actively involved in various researches and service related projects pertaining to areas on public interest, her major research interest pertains to the issue of HIV and well-being and
psychological well-being of adolescents, Neuropsychological Challenges of HIV, Sexual
Harassment and Communication Skills of Health Practitioners. She has several publications on
various national and international journals and has been featured in various media reports. She
was the recipient of the award for the Best Professor in Psychology from World Education
Congress (2012) and the Change Fellowship (2012), received the ‘Women Leadership
Achievement Award’ from Women’s Leadership Congress (2014), the Labour Day Award from
University of Zambia for Innovation and Excellence in May 2014, Most Influential Woman in Education and Training sector from CEO global -Country and Regional Awards (September
2017), Continental Award (November 2017).
Oluseyi Soremekun has completed his Ph.D. in Development Communication from the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria Nigeria. He is the National Information Officer of the United Nations Information Centre (UNIC) in Nigeria, a field office of the Department of Global Communication (DGC), UN Secretariat New York. He has over 29 years of uninterrupted communication practice and has published five papers in reputed journals/ academic books and over 15 communication-related articles in professional magazines.
Rev. Prof FRANCIS ENIIFO ORONSAYE (MLS,SC,DD,PhD ) is a Medical laboratory Scientist by profession with a major in EDICAL MICROBIOLOGY,and AN Msc degree in PHARMACEUTICAL MICROBIOLOGY and PhD in Medical Microbiology all from the university of Benin Benin city Nigeria H has been ore than twenty international confrences and has published many articles in Llocal,national and international peer reviewed journals He is the International of President f AFRICA ENVIRONMENTTA POLLUTION PREVETION EAPPO AN NGO with members across Africa and partners in EUROPE and USA
He is a member of many organizations ,Local,National and international He has produced a lotion for treating all kinds of skin diseases .He is the GENERAL UVERSEER OF LIVING CHURCH OF MISSIONS(inc) with her headquarters in Benin city and many branches across Edo state Nigeria and FCT,A buja Nigeria.