Board Members and Staff

Estate Sokhadze, PhD

Estate (Tato) Sokhadze received a Ph.D. in Human Physiology in 1988 in Novosibirsk, Russia. He completed a post-doctoral fellowship in Psychopharmacology at Wake Forest University in 2001-2003, and post-doctoral training in Cognitive Neuroscience at Rice University in 2004. His research interests include application of dense-array EEG/ERP brain mapping, neurofeedback, TMS, and other applied psychophysiological techniques in psychiatric research.

Valerie DeLar, MA CCC-SLP

Valerie DeLar, MA CCC-SLP, completed a BA in Psychology at Franklin and Marshall College in Lancaster, PA, and then went on to work as a computer programmer and systems analyst in the banking and insurance industries. Subsequently, she earned a master’s degree in Speech and Hearing Science from the University of Maryland, College Park, MD. She served as a Speech-Language Pathologist and research associate at Kernan Hospital (part of the University of Maryland Medical System in Baltimore, MD), where she participated in grants and publications related to language rehabilitation for stroke patients. She has been utilizing neurofeedback and neuromodulation techniques in private practice and in clinical settings since 2008. She worked with speech-language therapy clients utilizing neurofeedback at Upstate Pediatric Speech Therapy Services in Mauldin, SC for three years and now is owner/principal in her private practice Path to Vibrant Living located in Burke, VA where she focuses primarily on helping to improve academic performance.  

Mark Zinn, PhD

Mark Zinn obtained his Ph.D. in Psychology at DePaul University, working with Dr. Leonard Jason. He has a diversified background in quantitative EEG, psychology, computer science, graphic arts, piano performance, and applied psychophysiology. Between 2012 and 2014, Mark was a research consultant for the ME/CFS Initiative team headed Dr. Jose Montoya at Stanford University School of Medicine. During that time, he was involved in two major studies utilizing techniques in EEG to yield objective measurements for evaluating cognitive impairment in patients with ME/CFS, linking the patients’ symptoms to brain regions. Currently, Mark is a director and investigator at the NeuroCognitive Research Institute in Chicago, IL, where he conducts studies which model brain connectivity in patients using 3-D neuroimaging EEG techniques.

Jon Frederick, PhD

Jon Frederick, PhD earned his degree in psychology in Dr. Joel Lubar’s lab at the University of Tennessee. He has worked as a postdoctoral fellow at the UT Health Sciences Center-Houston and the University of Minnesota, researching topics such as MRI in Autism, evoked potentials in ADHD and the efficacy of neurofeedback for dementia. His research focuses on mechanisms of learning in physiological self-regulation and interactions between EEG state discrimination and standard neurofeedback training. Dr. Frederick has authored or co-authored 53 scientific publications and conference presentations. He is currently in clinical practice in Lafayette, CO.

Mary Blair Dellinger, LPC, BCN

Mary Blair Dellinger is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of South Carolina. She completed her Masters in Professional Counseling at Liberty University. A graduate of Psychology and Neuroscience from the University of South Carolina in Columbia, Dellinger is BCIA Board Certified in neurofeedback. She has eight years experience working at a private practice in Greenville, SC conducting neurofeedback with adults and children. She has specialized training in use of advanced procedures such as LORETA neurofeedback, neurostimulation techniques, and BCIA certification in Heart Rate Variability (HRV) biofeedback. She was an editor for the recent publication Neurofeedback: The First Fifty Years.

Tom Collura

Thomas Collura is the Founder and President of BrainMaster Technologies, Inc., and Clinical Director of the Brain Enrichment Center, Bedford, Ohio, and is an Instructor with Stress Therapy Solutions, Beachwood, Ohio. He holds degrees in philosophy, biology, biomedical engineering, and mental health counseling, from Brown University, Case Western Reserve University, and Walden University. He has held staff and clinical positions with AT&T Bell Laboratories, the Cleveland Clinic Department of Neurology, and Siemens Medical Systems. He is a Diplomate of the Quantitative EEG Board, and Board Certified in Neurofeedback with the BCIA. He has received the Hans Berger Award of Merit from the AAPB, and is a fellow of the ISNR, and has received the ISNR Lifetime Achievement Award. He is a Past President of the ISNR and the AAPB. He is the author of “Technical Foundations of Neurofeedback” and co-editor of the “Handbook of QEEG and Neurotherapy,” both published by Taylor Francis. He holds numerous patents and has published in the areas of EEG, evoked potentials, and neurofeedback systems. His continuing interests are in EEG and QEEG in clinical and research applications, evoked potentials, and mental health and personal optimization applications.
Certified as trainer by Biofeedback Certification Institute of America (BCIA)

Mark Trullinger

Mark Trullinger, MSc., BCN completed his masters in Psychology: Clinical Neuroscience from Wales, United Kingdom on International Scholarship and is currently a PhD Candidate in Washington D.C. His dissertation is on medical innovation in international healthcare. Mark is actively engaged in providing scientific and technical support to management of research projects and private enterprises within many settings. He is currently the Managing Director of NeuroThrive, LLC in Maryland and a consultant to various academic researchers, clinicians, and non-profits in the region. Mark’s expertise and experience are multidisciplinary and includes 5 peer-reviewed original research publications, numerous mental health grants, and designing and implementing clinician trainings in coordination with major universities. He has proven expertise in the healthcare industry: including over 8 years of clinical practice and 4 years BCIA certified, assistant behavioral director of one of the largest community mental health centers in the country, assistant program director and team lead for NeurExpand Brain Center, and chief operating officer of a neurology practice. He has served as a representative to the AMA CPT Editorial Panel meetings on behalf of multiple stakeholders and is a board member-at-large Foundation for Neurofeedback and Neuromodulation Research (FNNR).
Mark has a history of passionate and high energy leadership across various organizations and settings. In his various roles, he always strives to advance value-driven business and practice. His leadership crosses a wide spectrum of professional settings and is directed toward achieving his goals of implementing healthcare practices that are culturally sensitive, purposeful, and innovative. Mark has lead multidisciplinary teams in clinical settings for achieving goals and elevating spirits and inspiration in team members while acting as a mentor and source of thought leadership. He has a record of being involved in co-curricular events such as, but not limited, to fundraising, participating and assisting in planning events, conferences, trainings, etc. Mark has always strived to continually learn and improve himself, while giving back through mentoring of junior members. Fun Fact: Mark enjoys learning to fly and international travel.

Thomas Feiner

Thomas Feiner QEEG-D, BCIA, Naturopath, is the founder and director of the Institute for EEG-Neurofeedback (IFEN).  He studied Occupational Therapist, and was one of the first Neurofeedback providers in Germany. Located in Munich, he runs a center for neurofeedback, where he utilizes modern brain-based assessments and offers treatments with innovative technologies, such as Photobiomodulation and Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy for the treatment of brain disorders. 
Feiner is an internationally sought-after instructor and speaker for Neurofeedback, Peak Performance and health and lifestyle related topics. The Institute for EEG-Neurofeedback offers certification programs for Neurofeedback worldwide and organizes workshops and international conferences.
He is a founding member of the Global Neurofeedback Initiative (GNI). Furthermore, he founded the QEEG Research Unit to study the brainwave changes that occur during certain meditation states. Meanwhile, he has studied and analyzed over 5000 EEGs from meditators. Thomas Feiner published many articles and book chapters on neurofeedback, stress, and optimization and maintenance of human performance and brain health in general. 
As head of the IFEN-Neuroscience laboratory, one of the largest private neuroscience research institutes in Germany, he has develops innovative tools for research and neurofeedback practitioners. Among them is the program “CAPITO” which he developed to measure and to monitor cognitive functions. Some features of this program are stimulus presentation and the evaluation of the results thanks to the sLORETA projection. This method leads to new insights into emotional decision-making processes through the so-called Gamma-Asymmetry. Another achievement of him and his team is a system that helps to administer and analyze cognitive evoked Brain Potentials. With their ERP-Analyzer it is also possible to measure Event-Related Potentials in a short amount of time.
He also participates with international researchers in the study of so-called Heart beat evoked potentials (HEPs), a new field of research that provides valuable insights into heart-brain interaction with potential of showing mental disturbances from a very different perspective.
In addition to running his center and institute, Thomas Feiner is also an inventor who, for example, invented the Free-Cap. This salt water cap he developed is already being used with great success in hundreds of practices around the world. 
He also developed a new method of Z-Score training, in which individual components can be trained in a protocol that precisely targets deviant Z-scores.  Other neurofeedback protocols, such as the SCP training protocol for the Brain-Avatar platform, are also used by many practitioners. Since his interest has always been in optimizing the training process and breaking new ground, he has also become the father of a number of new neurofeedback games for virtual reality. 
Thomas Feiner furthermore maintains a highly regarded neurofeedback blog, where he documents the latest developments in neurofeedback and brain training. He also sees it as his mission to raise awareness of brain health and optimal performance among the public, especially for children. He has also created numerous materials to help children with learning disabilities overcome their problems with writing and math.

Rebecca Bassham

Rebecca Bassham is a health educator who after working as a medical imaging specialist studying the brain from the inside out, has committed her life to helping people to become healthier through facilitation of mind-body awareness. She is board certified in
Neurofeedback (BCN), Quantitative EEG technologist (QEEG-T), and HRV, a licensed Radiologic Technologist (ARRT), has a BS degree in Exercise Science with a minor in Health promotions from CSUF, completed a fellowship in Special Imaging (CT and
MRI) at Loma Linda University and studied Applied Psychophysiology at Saybrook University. Rebecca has worked in the field of health and wellness for over 30 years with experience to include employee health, facilitating lifestyle change programs, and promoting
community health education and outreach through radio, television, and email news campaigns. After discovering the power and healing of neurofeedback within her own family, she embarked on her studies of applied neuroscience in 2010. Rebecca has worked in private practice, peak performance, and as a Psychophysiology
Specialist at Pure Sports Recovery where her focus was with multi-traumatized recently retired NFL players. These clients present simultaneously with traumatic brain injury,
PTSD, mood disorders, addictions, and/or chronic pain. Her multi-modality approach includes a wide variety of tools beginning with qEEG Brain Mapping, a psychophysiological stress profile, live 3D sLORETA Imaging, Neurofeedback, peripheral Biofeedback, and several neuromodulation technologies to foster optimal brain
states. She is a BCIA-approved mentor for aspiring neurofeedback practitioners. Rebecca facilitates groups with life and wellness coaching to include brain fitness strategies, nutrition, exercise, goal setting, mindfulness, stress management, and time management for a holistic, alternative approach to improve cognitive function. She is also experienced with and certified in equine-assisted learning.
Rebecca has mentored since 2015 with EEG authority Jay Gunkelman and has a sophisticated approach to qEEG data analysis, reporting, and treatment planning. At the heart of her rapid stabilization approach for the multiply traumatized is her bottom-up approach that emphasizes regaining brain cellular health and capacity via tight integration
of brain stimulation and feedback-driven approaches.

Advisory Board

Roger deBeus, PhD
Agnieszka Zuberer
John Nash, PhD
Robert Longo
Antonio Martins-Mourao
Jim Evans, PhD
David Trudeau


Shea Connor
Administrative Coordinator

Former FNNR (ISNR Research Foundation) Board of Directors members

Joel Lubar

Marcie Zinn

Efthymios Angelakis

Martijn Arns

Ivette Bledsoe

Genie Bodenhamer-Davis

Helen Budzynski

Rex Cannon

Richard Davis

Jay Gunkelman

Ali Hashemian

Cynthia Kerson

Lynda Kirk

Anita Kite

Dick Stark

Barry Sterman

Robert Thatcher