Laurel, MD (PRWEB) January 31, 2012
Tai Sophia Institute (http://www.tai.edu), announced that three new members were elected to the Institute’s Board of Trustees. The new members are: Brian M. Berman, M.D., tenured Professor of Family and Community Medicine, Director of the University of Maryland School of Medicine Center for Integrative Medicine, and President and Founder of the Institute of Integrative Health; John A. Palmucci, Vice President for Finance and Treasurer, Emeritus, at Loyola University Maryland; and T. James (Jim) Truby, Founder of Synthesis Incorporated. Tai Sophia Institute is a nonprofit, accredited graduate school offering academic programs in health and wellness.
“Each of the three newly elected trustees brings enormous personal and professional value to Tai Sophia Institute as we continue to pursue university status and fulfill our goal of being among the most respected academic institutions in health and wellness education,” said Frank Vitale, President and CEO of Tai Sophia Institute. “We are privileged to have three individuals with such diverse backgrounds who are so well respected in their fields. Dr. Berman is an internationally recognized proponent of integrative health care and supports Tai Sophia Institute’s approach to improving individual health through self-care and changes in human behavior. Mr. Palmucci brings 40 years of experience in higher education in both academic and administrative roles. Mr. Truby offers significant experience as an architect who managed the first LEED platinum-certified project in the country, and brings a strong commitment to the community, particularly in Howard County.”
Sherman Cohn, Tai Sophia Institute Board of Trustees Chairman and professor of Law at Georgetown University, stated, “Having experienced, strong, and supportive Trustees committed to the mission of Tai Sophia Institute is of utmost importance to our Board. We have much work in front of us as we continue to build Tai Sophia Institute into an outstanding, internationally-recognized institution of higher learning. Brian Berman, John Palmucci, and Jim Truby bring to us tremendous experience and great wisdom to help us build on the foundation laid down over the past three decades toward even greater success in the future.”
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ABOUT TAI SOPHIA INSTITUTE
Founded in 1974, Tai Sophia Institute (http://www.tai.edu), is a private, nonprofit, academic institution for health and wellness education. Accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, the Institute offers graduate certificate and degree programs in a wide range of health and wellness topics, as well as individual academic courses, community workshops, and continuing professional education programs. The Institute’s 12-acre main campus in Laurel, Maryland, also houses a clinic, a bookstore, a library, and herb and meditation gardens, all of which are open to the public.