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.
Roger deBeus, PhD
Roger deBeus, PhD earned his doctorate in Health Psychology/Behavioral Medicine at the University of North Texas. During his graduate studies, he worked in the Neurotherapy Lab directed by Genie Bodenhamer-Davis, PhD, learning neurofeedback and applications of quantitative EEG. Since graduating, Dr. deBeus has been funded over one-half million dollars for his clinical and research efforts with neurofeedback. Dr. deBeus has presented internationally on his research with neurofeedback and quantitative EEG with ADHD children, depression, adolescent trauma, and adult substance abuse. He is a Board Certified Neurofeedback Fellow of the Biofeedback Certification International Alliance. Dr. deBeus is a Consulting Editor for the Journal of Neurotherapy and EEG & Clinical Neuroscience journals, and Associate Editor of QEEG and Neurofeedback for the Biofeedback journal. His work with the International Society for Neurofeedback and Research has included serving as a Board member for seven years, Past-President, Conference Program Chair. He was awarded the Joel Lubar Award and selected as an ISNR Fellow. Dr. deBeus is currently a licensed psychologist in North Carolina and Virginia.
Dr Martins-Mourao is a Clinical Psychologist with additional training in Neurophysiology (QEEG and ERPs), Neuropsychology and a Doctorate in Psychology awarded by the Institute of Education, University of London.
He is a Chartered member of the clinical division of the British Psychological Society BPS and a former academic who lectured Psychophysiology and Mental Health at the Open University, where he also founded and coordinated the activities of the QEEG & Brain Research Lab, dedicated to the research of anxiety disorders and the identification of biomarkers for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). He is an Associate Fellow of the BPS, a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, and a member of the British Neuroscience Association (BNA), and the Society for Applied Neuroscience (SAN). He also sits at the board of the International Society for Neurofeedback Research – Research Foundation (ISNR-RF), in the US. His other interests include Theology, comparative religion and screenwriting.
Rebecca Bassham is a health educator who after working as a medical imaging specialist seeing sickness and disease studying the brain from the inside out, has committed her life to helping people to become healthier through facilitation of mind-body awareness teaching self-regulation skills vs. pills. She is board certified in Neurofeedback (BCN), Quantitative EEG technologist (QEEG-T), and HRV, a licensed Radiologic Technologist (ARRT), holds 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 25 years with experience to include employee health, facilitating lifestyle change programs, and promoting community health education and outreach through radio, television, email news campaigns, and establishing an organic produce distribution system in the desert of Arizona. After discovering the power and healing of neurofeedback within her own family, she embarked on her studies of neuroscience in 2010. After working on private practice specializing in Brain Fitness, Rebecca is now the Director of Neurosciences at Pure Recovery Ca. helping people, including professional athletes, to recover from addictions and traumatic brain injury through qEEG Brain Mapping and live 3D sLORETA Imaging to visualize what the brain is doing, during which EEG Biofeedback (neurofeedback) and HRV (Heart Rate Variability) biofeedback training are applied. 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 also facilitates an equine experience program with her clients.
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.
Former FNNR (ISNR Research Foundation) Board of Directors members