Board of Directors

Carl O Helvie, R.N., Dr.P.H., President, Treasurer, Director

Carl O Helvie, R.N., Dr.P.H. President, Treasurer, DirectorCarl O Helvie, R.N., Dr.P.H. is a registered nurse with a doctorate in Public Health (Johns Hopkins) and over sixty years’ experience as a nurse practitioner, educator, author and researcher. He has published 8 books and chapters in 4 additional ones, and published 40 articles, presented over 55 research papers internationally and 60 papers for lay groups. Some of his books resulted from his development and over 35 years refinement of the Helvie Energy Theory of Nursing and Health that has been used internationally in practice, education and research by 9 countries. During his academic career Helvie received grants up to $800.000 for his work with homeless and low income populations and other projects. He has been recognized in most major national and international references such as Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in Nursing, and Outstanding Educators in America and has two listings in Wikipedia. He received the Distinguished Career Award from the American Public Association in 1999. He was listed in 50 Great Writers You Should Be Reading in 2014 and has recently (2015) been nominated for Nurse of the Year Award by Medical News.

In 1974, Dr Helvie was diagnosed with lung cancer and given 6 months to live by traditional medicine. He refused chemo and surgery and choose instead to use a holistic approach of treatment including physical, mental and spiritual components based using concepts he learned in public health, from his research of the Edgar Cayce readings and other sources. He has been called a pioneer in the field of Holistic Health and has taught and used this approach since 1974. For the past 7 years he has been host of the Holistic Health Show (radio) where he interviews leaders in alternative, integrative medicine and health who use all or parts of a holistic approach for chronic illnesses and wellness. In 2012 he published a book on lung cancer that included the holistic treatment plan used when he had lung cancer (Amazon #1 Best Seller). He was subsequently interviewed on over 100 radio and television shows. Because of his belief in the value of a holistic approach for staying well and/or regaining wellness and his desire to help others he founded the Holistic Cancer Foundation in 2014.


Kimber L. Monroe, J.D., Vice President, Director

Kimber L. Monroe, AttorneyKimber Monroe is a corporate attorney whose current practice focuses primarily on securities and ERISA issues relating to retirement products and services. She also has significant experience as a litigation attorney. Kimber is a member of multiple industry groups. She received her BA from Siena College and her JD from Syracuse University College of Law, where she was a member of the Syracuse Law Review and Syracuse Moot Court. Kimber lives in the mid-west with her husband and three children.








Sheila Kerpelman, APRN, B.C., Secretary, Director

Sheila Kerpelman, APRN, B.C., Secretary, DirectorSheila Kerpelman is a masters prepared, advance practice registered nurse, board certified in Family Practice. Sheila has been a registered nurse for thirty years including community health administration and home based hospice care. After obtaining her her advance practice degree in 1995, she worked as the clinical director for the Old Dominion University Nursing Center for homeless and underserved. The clinic was closed in the fourth year when federal funds were shifted to promotion of RN to bachelor’s degree programs. After seven years in private practice, she returned to community health with the State of Virginia Department of Health to work in one of the few remaining general medical clinics for the medically underserved, that also closed its doors in 2011.

Sheila currently sits on the board of directors for the Eastern Shore Rural Health System, Inc. that serves 78% of the population on the Eastern Shore of Virginia, a rural and medically underserved community of nearly 50,000 individuals. She is active in the community for nonprofit endeavors related to the preservation of the unique ecology of the Eastern Shore and continues to practice as a nurse practitioner for a not-for-profit medical organization.

Sheila has been a board member of the Carl O. Helvie Holistic Cancer Foundation since July of 2013. She brings to the organization a passion for caring for people in a holistic and collaborative manner to help bring about the act of healing.


Mary Sandy, M.S.A., Director

MarySandy, M.S.A. P.A., B.A. Eng/SpanMary Sandy has more than 30 years’ experience in the management of research and educational programs for Virginia Space Grant Consortium, NASA and private industry as well as nine years’ experience as an educator. She holds an M.S.A. in Public Administration from George Washington University and a B.A. in English and Spanish with an Education minor from Radford College. She is nearing completion of an M.A. degree in Applied Spirituality from Atlantic University. She is a published author and the recipient of numerous awards.

As Director, Virginia Space Grant Consortium since 1990, Sandy leads a state-wide, public/private coalition of aerospace and educational institutions created to support NASA educational, workforce development and research goals. VSGC undertakes a wide range of scholarship, fellowship, student internship, faculty research support, student flight programs, precollege student programs and teacher professional development initiatives.



Dr Saupe, M.D., Director

Dr  Henning Saupe was born in 1964 in Germany and qualified from Ulm University (Germany) as M.D. in 1994 and received a doctorate in medicine “” in 1995.

In 2005 he opened Swedens first complementary cancer clinic „Arkadiakliniken” with hyperthermia as a new treatment option.

in 2006 Arcadia clinic moved to Germany, where it has expanded into a residential clinic that incorporates all the classic treatments, used in complementary cancer medicine, such as Insulin potentiation therapy, local and whole body hyperthermia, botanical cytostatic drugs in infusions, magnetic therapy, oxygen and ozone therapies, anti cancer diet, detox and orthomolecular medicine, meditation, yoga and psycho-oncology.

His focus for the last 25 years was on holistic, naturopathic and complementary therapies for the ones who suffer from cancer.

Dr. Saupe gives lectures in many European countries, Sweden, Denmark, Norway, UK and Germany and will be  a speaker at Annie Appleseed Cancer Conference in West-Palm Beach, February 28th 2019.

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Advisory Board

Sir, Professor, Dr. Eliezer Ben-Joseph N.D, D.Sc., M.D. (MA), (Medicina Alternativa)

Sir Dr E Ben Joseph PhotoDr Ben-Joseph is a Board Certified Traditional Naturopath with a full practice residing in El Paso, Texas. He is a full Professor of ‘Medicina Alternative’ from The OIUCM and Holds degrees of MD, (MA) Medicina Alternativa, and a D.Sc. (Doctor of Science) from OIUCM (The Open International University for Complementary Medicines’ In Sri Lanka). He has studied Chiropractic and Osteopathic Medicine in Israel, Ayurvedic Medicine in a Temple in India, Physical Therapy in Amsterdam, and lived 2 years in a Teepee studying Herbology in Northern California. He is also a Master Herbalist, Iridologist, and Certified RAYID Master (Psychological Assessment of the Iris of the Eye), and an Instructor in Polarity Therapy and Therapeutic Deep Structural Bodywork. In addition, he is a Certified Personal Trainer, a Holistic Health Instructor, and has taught Diet, Nutrition, Therapeutic Bodywork, and Personal Development for over 30 Years.

Dr Ben-Joseph was the Founding President of ‘The Texas Naturopathic Medical Association’, Served on the ‘Board of Directors’ of ‘The American Naturopathic Medical Association’, and has sat on the ‘Board of Governors’ of Capital University Washington D.C. Quite involved in community service, Dr Ben-Joseph has been Knighted in the ‘Hospitaller Order of Saint Lazarus of Jerusalem’ and a Knight of the ‘Sacred Medical Order of the Knights of Hope’, both are chivalric organizations pursuing humanitarian and philanthropic activities worldwide. In El Paso, Dr Ben-Joseph has served on the Board of Directors of the ‘Shelter For Battered Women’ in El Paso, for over 19 years and has served on ‘The Nutrition and Health Commission of The Paso Del Norte Health Foundation’ for the City of El Paso, Texas.

Dr Ben-Joseph is also the host of the top rated ‘Natural Solutions Radio, a call – in talk radio show on ‘KTSM 690 Talk Radio’ in El Paso, Texas for the past 18 years.


Dr. Francisco Contreras, MD

FranciscoContrerasMDFrancisco Contreras, MD serves as Director, President and Chairman of the Oasis of Hope Hospital. A distinguished oncologist and surgeon, Dr. Contreras is renowned for integrating conventional and alternative cancer treatments, with emotional healing and spiritual care, to provide patients with the best possible treatment outcomes.

After graduating from medical school at the Autonomous University of Mexico in Toluca, Dr. Contreras specialized in surgical oncology at the University of Vienna in Austria, where he graduated with honors. Dr. Contreras has authored and co-authored several books concerning integrative therapy including 50 Critical Cancer Answers, The Hope of Living Cancer Free, The Coming Cancer Cure, Beating Cancer and Dismantling Cancer.

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Dr. Robert Eslinger, D.O., H.M.D.

Dr Robert Eslinger, D.O., H.M.D. PhotoDoctor Robert Eslinger, or “Dr. Bob”, as we fondly call him, has been in clinical practice for over 35 years. He is certified in Family Practice, Osteopathic Manipulation and in Nevada, certified in Alternative Medicine. He is currently the Owner and Medical Director of the Reno Integrative Medical Center.

He specializes in cancer and chronic disease and is referred to as an integrative cancer doctor. He is currently licensed to practice medicine in California, Idaho and Nevada. His present focus is on a specialty in the field known as Biological Medicine, which combines classical treatments with modern science and technology.



Dr. Anne Marie Evers

Dr. Anne Marie photoDr. Anne Marie Evers is passionate about Affirmations and has been a teacher of Affirmations for over 30 years. She is a colon cancer/chemo survivor, Ordained Minister and Doctor of Divinity. She is a best selling author, radio/internet talk show host and lecturer. She suggests and encourages the use of affirmations and Affirmation Life Tools which she has used to cope with the negative side effects from her recent colon cancer, chemotherapy and the intense grief from the death of her husband who suffered a sudden and massive heart attack during her chemo treatments. Dr. Anne Marie Evers lectures monthly at Lions Gate Hospital in a workshop entitled, ‘70 Ways to Cope with Chemo and/or other Medical Treatments.’ Dr. Evers is a Radio/Internet Talk Show Host on the Dr. Anne Marie Evers Show, her show running for nine consecutive years.

Dr. Anne Marie Evers is part of the Research Team on Affirmations at The New Center Alternative Complimentary and Integrative Healthcare at the Workforce Development Institute at Hudson Valley Community College with Dr. Joseph Cardillo. She is a Member of the Canadian Guidance and Counseling Association, Counselor Training Institute and Therapeutic Touch and Personal Development. She holds two certificates in Child Psychology, is the Creator and Author of two Affirmation Programs for Children is a best selling author and has published many books and e-books on the power of properly done Affirmations. Her most popular book, Affirmations Your Passport to Happiness is now in its 8th edition on Amazon and she recently released her new book, ’70 Ways to Cope with Chemo.’ Dr. Anne Marie Evers is an Affirmation Coach, an Ordained Minister, Doctor of Divinity and International Motivational Speaker.



Patrick Quillin, PhD, RD, CNS

Dr Patrick QuillinDr. Patrick Quillin is an internationally recognized expert in the area of nutrition and cancer. He has 30 years experience as a clinical nutritionist, of which 10 years were spent as the Vice President of Nutrition for Cancer Treatment Centers of America where he worked with thousands of cancer patients in a hospital setting.

He has earned his bachelor’s, master’s, and doctorate degrees in nutrition and is a registered and licensed dietitian (RD & LD) and Certified Nutrition Specialist (CNS) with the American College of Nutrition. He has appeared on over 40 television and 250 radio shows nationwide and is a regular speaker for medical and trade conventions, including ACAM, A4M, American Association of Naturopathic Physicians, Integrative Medicine, University of Miami Integrative Health, International and American Association of Clinical Nutritionists. He has been a consultant to the National Institutes of Health, U.S. Army Breast Cancer Research Group, Scripps Clinic, La Costa Spa, and United States Department of Agriculture; taught college nutrition for 9 years, and worked as a hospital dietitian. He obtained an Investigative New Drug number (48,676) from the Food and Drug Administration in September of 1995 to conduct research on bovine cartilage in advanced cancer patients. His 17 books have sold over 2 million copies and include the best sellers HEALING NUTRIENTS and BEATING CANCER WITH NUTRITION. (now translated into Japanese, Korean and Chinese) He edited the textbook, ADJUVANT NUTRITION IN CANCER TREATMENT and organized the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd international symposia on “Adjuvant Nutrition in Cancer Treatment.


Bernie Siegel, M.D.

Dr Bernie SiegelDr. Bernie Siegel, M.D. who prefers to be called Bernie, not Dr. Siegel, was born in Brooklyn, NY; attended Colgate University and Cornell University Medical College; holds membership in two scholastic honor societies, Phi Beta Kappa and Alpha Omega Alpha and graduated with honors. His surgical training took place at Yale New Haven Hospital, West Haven Veteran’s Hospital and the Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh. He retired from practice as an assistant clinical professor of surgery at Yale of general and pediatric surgery in 1989 to speak to patients and their caregivers.  In 1978 he originated Exceptional Cancer Patients, a specific form of individual and group therapy utilizing patients’ drawings, dreams, images and feelings. ECaP is based on “carefrontation,” a safe, loving therapeutic confrontation, which facilitates personal lifestyle changes, personal empowerment and healing of the individual’s life. The physical, spiritual and psychological benefits which followed led to his desire to make everyone aware of his or her healing potential. He realized exceptional behavior is what we are all capable of.

Bernie was named one of the top 20 Spiritually Influential Living People on the Planet by the Watkins Review which is published by Watkins Books, an esoteric bookshop in the heart of London, England. Established over 100 years ago, they are now one of the world’s leading independent bookshops specializing in new, second-hand and antiquarian titles in the Mind, Body, Spirit field.

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Eva Herr

Eva Herr photoEva Herr is a retired litigation paralegal, the author of “Agape, The Intent of the Soul” and the new best-selling book “CONSCIOUSNESS – Bridging the Gap Between Conventional Science and the New Super Science of Quantum Mechanics”. She has become one of the most respected talk show hostesses on internet radio via her show “The Infinite Consciousness” on BBS Radio, wherein for years she has had the opportunity to engage the minds of today’s top thinkers in the fields of science of the human experience and holistic, functional, orthomolecular, anti-aging and alternative medicine resources for diseases of the mind and body. Eva conducts both her interviews and herself with a raw honesty, devoid of the pitfalls of egotism that is seldom seen today. She herself has also been a guest on many radio shows, conferences, movies, documentaries and television. She was a member of the Steering Committee for the Human Health Project; sat on the Board of Directors for the Alliance for Addiction Solutions and the Georgia Association of Paralegals. She currently sits on the board of Second Helpings, a non-profit food rescue agency Eva also wrote a regular column for Kinetics Magazine and has been featured in numerous articles and interviews.

Eva is a featured luminary on and (Care2 Make a Difference), a Certified Alternative Holistic Counselor, an integrative medicine consultant, and world renowned medical intuitive. She has an encyclopedic knowledge of alternative/holistic health remedies, as well as an in-depth understanding as to how our mind and body work together. If it’s out there… Eva knows it. Eva’s passion is knowledge and education. She enables people to self-educate and take responsibility for their own health so that they can make better choices for their own well-being. It has been said of Eva “As a teacher, few people are as gifted a teacher as this woman. She will bring hope to your future in ways you cannot imagine. She can teach you how to manifest your dreams, raise your consciousness, control your health and change the world around you through the simple raising of your consciousness and implementation of agape, unconditional love for your fellow mankind.” Roy Scruggs, PhD, NASA Apollo Project. Eva currently lives in Atlanta, Georgia.


Tony Isaacs

Tony IsaacsTony Isaacs is a member of the National Health Federation who is a natural health advocate and researcher and the author of books and articles about natural health including Cancer’s Natural Enemy. Mr. Isaacs articles are featured at Natural News, The Truth About Cancer, the Health Science Institute’s Healthiertalk website, CureZone, the Crusador, AlignLife, the Cancer Tutor, the New Zealand Journal of Natural Health and several other venues.

Mr. Isaacs also has The Best Years in Life website for anyone wishing to avoid prescription drugs and mainstream managed illness and live longer, healthier and happier lives naturally. In addition, he hosts the Yahoo Oleandersoup Health group of over 3500 members and the CureZone Ask Tony Isaacs – Featuring Luella May forum. Mr. Isaacs and his partner Luella May host The Best Years in Life Radio Show every Wednesday evening on Blogtalk Radio.

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