Venugopal Damerla MD ABoIM

Director | Co-Founder

Dr. Venugopal Damerla was born and educated in Hyderabad, India and holds board certifications in Internal Medicine, Integrative Medicine and is fellowship trained in Oncology. Inspired by ancient paradigms, that consciousness as a fundamental property of reality, his interest is reconciling Eastern and Western paradigms of healing and prevention. He is the author of several publications  and a text book chapter in peer reviewed Oncology journals and currently practices in Golden, Colorado. He graduated from Gandhi Medical College Hyderabad, India in 1995 and also obtained MD post-graduate training in Radiation Oncology in 1999. He underwent training in premier institutions in India and USA. During his fellowship training, he developed a vision that the current model of health can be of greater service to humanity when it treats the person, symptoms, and disease as a unit. This led him to form the Prabhupada Research Institute for Integrative Medicine. He strives to provide a person centered platform  by cross-pollinating ancient and current systems of knowledge. Dr. Damerla is an avid skier and loves cooking. He received U.S. Best of Medicine Award- American Health Council, in January 2018 and the ICARE Medal of Excellence in Patient Advocacy-conferred by the Department of Veterans Affairs.

Ananda Goldstein, M.Ed.

Co-Director | Co-Founder

As the Co-founder and Co-director of the PRIIMe, Ananda Goldstein offers a clear, creative and integrated approach to a healing, whole and balanced life. She is a visionary that gathers strategic solutions based on informed, holistic and big systems thinking. She grew up with Kundalini Yoga and as a seeker, has studied seriously with meditation masters over the last 30 years among many traditions, including Tibetan Buddhist, Vipassana, Sufi,  Classical Yoga, Vaishnava Mantra Meditation as well as a new form- intersubjective meditation.
Her training includes: Psychobiology, Certified Health Coach, Psychotherapist, Somatic Trauma Therapist, Breathworker, Conscious Communications/Authentic Relating Trainer, Bodyworker, Kundalini and Classical Yoga teacher (500 hours), Life Coach through the Satvatove and Empowerment Institutes and Bhakti-Sastri Degree.

Dr.Prasanna Tadi

Dr. Tadi, a Director of Wellness and Assistant Professor of Neurology at Creighton University Medical School/CUMC is a board certified Neurologist who completed his Neurology Residency at Brown University, and a Stroke Fellowship at UPMC, Pittsburgh, PA, one of the best stroke programs in the world. He conducts workshops to mitigate the problem of physician burnout through the application of spiritually based interventions under a grant from American College of Physicians. He also spearheads the organization of Bhaktivedanta Medical Association annual retreats.

Carolyn Williams–Orlando

Carolyn Williams-Orlando PhD (Dr. Willow) is a humanistic and transpersonal psychologist, Colorado Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), and Hawaii Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC). Her doctorate on Patient Beliefs of Children’s ADHD was awarded current and critical CAM research at the Pangea Conference for Pediatric Wellness in 2008.
She has worked for Wholeness Center, Samasati Nature Retreat, Natural Standard Research Collaboration, University of the Sciences in Philadelphia, the WHEEL Council, American Botanical Council, Herb Research Foundation, Center for Disease Control, Yavapai College, Prescott College, Harvard Medical School of Public Health, and McArdle Labs for Cancer Research.
Her publications include: Spirituality in Integrative Medicine, Lovingkindness Meditation in Psychology. Wholistic- and Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction for Parents, Teaching Meditation to Children in Psychotherapy, and Yoga Therapy for Anxiety, See more at

David Lee McCluskey, PhD

Research Assistant

David Lee McCluskey earned his PhD in clinical psychology from West Virginia University and is a staff Psychologist and Researcher at San Antonio Veterans Affairs Medical Center. 
Dr. McCluskey has three major clinical and research interests: 1) Understanding the function of avoidance within the context of comorbid PTSD and substance misuse in combat veterans, 2) The use of behavioral economic, operant, and classical conditioning approaches to understand said functional relations, and 3) The examination/utilization of TAPS (Treating Avoidance in PTSD and Substance use disorder) as a means of addressing said functional relations. 

Dr. David Wolf


Dr. David Wolf has been teaching transformative communication for more than thirty years. He has been featured as a communication expert on numerous media sources, including Fox News and CNN News. David developed the spiritually-based transformational programs of Satvatove Institute, which have become an emerging presence in the world of personal development. He has decades of experience in social and mental health services, including counselor training, children and family counseling, and medical social work.
In 1998 he established the international child protection organization, The Association for the Protection of Children, and served as its Director for more than six years. David created the Vedic Personality Inventory, a personality assessment tool based on guna psychology, and has been widely published in top social science journals in fields such as child protection, speciesism, and the effects of meditation on mental health and life satisfaction. His doctoral dissertation included research on the effects of chanting ancient mantras on alleviating stress and depression, and increasing life satisfaction. Also, David is the founder of the Satvatove Institute School of Transformative Coaching, and is a Master Certified Coach (MCC) with the International Coach Federation (ICF). Dr. Wolf has practiced bhakti-yoga since the early 1980s. He is the author of Relationships That Work: The Power of Conscious Living, How Transformative Communication Can Change Your Life.

Krishna Madhavan, Ph.D

Consultant and Grant Writer

PhD Research Scientist – Pediatric Oncology at Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora, Colorado.

Nidra (Nancy) Patterson


Nidra (Nancy) Patterson has been practicing Yoga and meditation since the late 1960’s. Her education in International Affairs (BA; George Washington University, Washington DC) and Teaching Certificate from McGill University (Montreal, Canada) has been utilized to teach Mantra Yoga as interpreted by the translations of her spiritual master’s books (A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada), specifically his Bhagavad Gita As It Is and Srimad Bhagavatam.
Nidra has dedicated her life to the dissemination of knowledge of the Self and means to awaken it through a self-directed spiritual practice.
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