Director of Education
Director of Special Projects
We Honor our Founding and former Directors
(former) Director of Knowledge Management
|Michelle Herrera Foster, Ph.D.
(former) Director of Research
Click on the names above to see individual bios:
Benyamin Sheppard and Michelle Herrera Foster, Ph. D., founded the
New England Sound Healing Research Institute (NESHRI), now The Sound
Healing Network (SHN), to share their vision of transforming health,
consciousness, and world peace through sound and music and to bring
the inner wisdom and spiritual techniques of sound and vibration into
the world through a community of sound healers and metaphysical musicians.
In October of 2003, Zacciah Blackburn was invited to become a third
Board member of NESHRI as Director of Education, where he
contributes his great organizational & networking skills, and reputation as
an internationally known teacher.
Mary Comtois began working with the NESHRI Board to assist in the clarification
of business and administrative goals and standards in the spring of 2006.
She has been inspirational in forging new projects, such as our monthly Teacher
Teleconferences. Mary was invited to join the Board as Director of Special Projects
in October, 2006.
In December, 2006, we chose the name The Sound Healing Network,
to better represent the growing international nature of our
membership and our growing work in networking and education,
which have emerged as the primary focuses of our organization
as it has evolved.
We continue to build and evolve a world-wide organization networking
other sound healing organizations and individuals interested in sound healing
and its effects, as well as bridging contemporary models of healing
and wellness with the broadening understanding and varying modalities
of sound therapies, and educating each other and the general populace
on the nature and effectiveness of the use of sound in creating and
enhancing well being.
Meanwhile, Dr. Michelle Herrera Foster, has found new projects
to devote her life and work toward, and chose, in fall, 2006,
to step down from her position as a Director at NESHRI. She
remains active as an Advisory Board member, and Special Advisor
to research and other projects.
We give her our deepest thanks, and honor her for her dedicated
service and vision in the formation of The Sound Healing