Betsy Bragg, Executive Director
All of my life experiences as an educator, counselor, chef and computer consultant have combined to prepare me for today’s ideal position as a volunteer Director of Optimum Health Solution, a non-profit organization dedicated to eliminating obesity, chronic disease and malnutrition, especially in children, through the education and advocacy of healthy living. Through OHS, I have:
* certified 171 health educators via the 10-week- course Life Force Energy / The Hippocrates Approach to Optimum Health, since 2008. These graduates have gone out and started their own way of healing the world.
* created the dinner speaker series, which brought to Massachusetts 65 national and international speakers since 2006.
* created a 30-credit/ one-year course, for teachers at the Martin Luther King School in Boston.
* created the Real Kids Real Food pilot program with 10 lessons given bimonthly to the children of the Elizabeth Peabody House in Somerville.
My work experience encompasses being a Director of Middlesex County Employment and Training Program for Refugees and Immigrants; numerous teaching positions from kindergarten through college. As a principal of Lindsley Associates with UN, USAID and CA contracts, I lived in the Phillipines, West Indies and El Salvador. I have previously lived in Japan for one year.
My education includes a Bachelor’s degree from Smith College in History & English, Master’s in Counseling and Education from Stanford University and Harvard University and Master’s from Boston University in the Administration of Multi-Cultural Non Profit Organizations and Certification as a Health Educator from the Hippocrates Health Institute. www.optimumhealthsolution.org www.realkidsrealfood.org
Brian Clement and The Hippocrates
Clement, Ph.D., N.M.D., C.N., has spearheaded the
international progressive health movement for more than
three decades. By conducting daily clinical research as the
director of the renowned Hippocrates Health Institute, the
world’s foremost complementary residential health Mecca, he
and his team have developed a state of the art program for
health maintenance and recovery. His Florida center has
pioneered a program and established training in active aging
and disease prevention. With hundreds of thousands of
people participating in this program over the last half
century, volumes of data have been accrued giving Clement a
privileged insight into the lifestyle required to maintain
youth, vitality and stamina. His latest book “Longevity”
delivers cutting edge knowledge coupled with a common sense
practical approach that will raise your level of health and
Dr. Clement is first and foremost a devoted husband and a
caring father. In addition to daily counseling and research
studies, Clement conducts conferences worldwide on attaining
health and creating longevity giving them a roadmap for
redirecting, enriching and extending their lives.
Drew Boecher, Founder & Director
Drew Boecher’s vision is to eliminate
childhood obesity and related diseases in Northern America. In
2005, he spearheaded the start of Phat Free Nation, a non-profit
organization now known as Optimum Health Solution (OHS). Drew has
sponsored nutritional events in over 20 cities in the U.S. and
Canada. Drew graduated from Boston College in History and Finance.
He now works as a senior financial analyst for a bank regulatory
agency. . Drew and his wife Tammy have two young sons (Dean &
Thomas Lindsley (and family), President of
the Board of Directors
Tom Lindsley’s commitment is to improve
the psychological, educational and emotional health of children by
ending childhood obesity. He is a guiding light to the Executive
Director and fellow Board members. With two small children of his
own, Tom blends his corporate and personal life in support of
Optimum Health Solution. Tom has his Bachelor’s degree in Economics
from the University of Massachusetts and is the owner of Tom Sawyer
Inc, Construction Services.
Author, Joseph Lucier LMT NANP, is a licensed medical massage
therapist, student of herbalism, software engineer and a long time
student of Asian culture. He is also an advocate for plant based
nutrition and veganism, a Vegan Chef,, health educator and lecturer.
He has a degree in Chinese Studies from Boston College, Boston MA
USA. After college, he moved to Asia and lived there for 15 years.
He then returned to the US, worked as a software engineer while also
focusing on Medical Massage Therapy. In 2001, he learned the Tam
Healing System, inspired by the self-less dedication of Tom Tam to
remove suffering and help people.
Additionally, he supports health through the Living Foods
Lifestyle through the following activities:
- Founder of the Raw New England Community
- Author, Avocado Joy
- Trainer - Healthy Living Seminars for food preparation and
- Publisher and Editor, The Raw New England Community Newsletter
Betsy Bragg, Executive Director
Optimum Health Solution
337 Newton Street, #4
Waltham, MA 02453
Office 781-899-6664/Cell 617-835-2913