Eternea's Board, Management and Staff Members
Eben Alexander, M.D., F.A.C.S., is a neurosurgeon
and neuroscientist educated at Duke University Medical School now in
private practice in Lynchberg, VA. He formerly served on the faculty at
Harvard Medical School from 1988 to 2001. He currently practices
neurosurgery in Virginia. In November 2008, Dr.
Alexander had a profound life-changing near-death experience which is
the subject of his best selling book entitled "Proof of Heaven". He currently
serves as Eternea’s Chief Science Officer (CSO).
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biographical description of Dr. Alexander.
Gary E. Schwartz, Ph.D., is Professor of Psychology, Medicine, Neurology, Psychiatry, and Surgery at the University of Arizona, Tucson.
He is also Director of the Laboratory for Advances in Consciousness and Health. In 2002, he created a Center for Frontier Medicine in
Biofield Science at the University of Arizona, which he directed for four years. He continues to collaborate on biofield science and
energy healing research, serving as Corporate Director of Development of Energy Healing at Canyon Ranch. He is currently serving as
Chairman of Eternea.
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Dr. Steve Jarecki - is currently serving as Vice-Chairman of Eternea . Dr. Steven Jarecki earned
his doctorate in chiropractic from the New York Chiropractic College and a Master of Science from Brooklyn
College in health. He is licensed to practice chiropractic care in Florida and New York. He is also
certified in clinical acupuncture. Dr. Jarecki is the owner of Jarecki Chiropractic in Delray Beach, Florida.
His spouse is Dr. Miri Ingwer who operates an established physical therapy and rehabilitation center
in Boca Raton, Florida. He is the proud father of four children. Dr. Jarecki has had several
spiritually transformative experiences and non-local consciousness experiences dating back to
when he was a young boy.
Raymond Moody, Ph.D, M.D., is a best selling author of 11 books including
Life After Life -- which has
sold over 13 million copies world wide -- and
Reunions, a bestseller, as well as numerous articles in academic and
professional literature. Dr. Moody conducts many different lecture/workshop presentations on
the topics of: Near Death Experiences, Death with Dignity, Life After Loss, Surviving Grief and Finding Hope,
Reunions- Visionary Encounters with Departed Loved Ones. The Healing Power of Humor, Catastrophic tragedies
& events causing collective grief responses, The Loss of Children, The Logic of Nonsense, and many more.
He also trains Hospice workers, clergy, psychologist, nurses, doctors and other medical professional in all aspects
of his work. Dr. Moody also works as a practitioner of philosophic counseling.
John R. Audette, M.S. , serves as President & CEO.
Mr. Audette holds a Master of Science degree from Virginia Tech. His
professional career spans over 35 years of senior executive level
experience (non-profit and for-profit) in hospital and hospice
administration, physician practice management, public broadcasting and
the performing arts. In 1977, he founded the International Association
for Near-Death Studies, Inc. (IANDS.org) together with Dr. Raymond
Moody, Dr. Kenneth Ring, Dr. Bruce Greyson and Dr. Michael Sabom. Mr. Audette served on active duty in the U.S. Army for nearly four years
during the Vietnam era.
Robert Staretz, M.S., serves as Executive Director.
Mr. Staretz has a background in Electrical Engineering and brings very
strong business, technical and managerial skills to Eternea. He holds a
BS in electrical engineering from Tufts University and a Master of
Science in electrical engineering from Ohio State University. During his
professional career he has held various technical and management
positions including VP Product Development, Director of Research &
Development, Director of Marketing, and Principle Investigator at some
of the nation’s most prestigious high tech research facilities such as
Bell Laboratories, GTE Laboratories, GTE Data Services, Racal Datacom,
and Midwest Payment Systems. He was also co-founder and co-owner of a
database marketing company. He has written and published several
papers, articles and other works on consciousness and the nature of
reality. He currently coaches children on topics of science, consciousness and personal growth.
Elizabeth Hare serves as Booking Manager for Eternea's Speakers Bureau. She has spent
25+ years in nonprofit management, as CEO of several organizations and
as a strategic consultant in the fields of music, the arts, health,
publishing, and education. Notably, she served as CEO of the Aspen
Center for Integrative Health, producing national educational symposia
for professionals and the public, as well as pilot programs for schools
and hospitals. She developed a keen interest in the nature of nonlocal
consciousness through her private practice as a certified health
practitioner and teacher. She holds B.M. and M.M. degrees from Rice
University. She is also certified as a Master-Instructor for Integrated
Energy Therapy (IET) and a Reiki Master-Teacher.
Cathy Beals serves as administrative assistant to Dr. Edgar Mitchell, Apollo 14
astronaut and founder of the Institute of Noetic Sciences. She also serves in an administrative capacity for Eternea.
Cathy has spent much of her professional career as Administrative
assistant to various executive positions. She has a strong interest in
the nature of consciousness and spiritually transformative experiences.