The Gwen Olsen Foundation for Health Sovereignty is organized and operates as a non-profit business league under the Texas Non-Profit Corporation Act for such purposes as shall qualify it as exempt organization under Section 501(c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 or the corresponding section of any future federal tax code.
The purpose and Mission Statement of the Organization is:
- To provide educational resources to improve patients’ and care-takers’ knowledge of treatment options and their associated risks-to-benefits via website, blog, articles, interviews, speaking engagements, conferences, webinars, podcasts and social media.
- To help sufferers of iatrogenic drug damage return to healthy, productive lives through alternative treatments and modalities via retreat and wellness services, one-on-one health coaching, and professional referral services.
- To educate the general public and raise awareness for natural, proactive wellness and health sovereignty.
- To provide networking for professionals, providers and patients to share services and fair-balanced information.
BOARD AND STAFF
A 1982 graduate of Indiana University, Gwen is a passionate health activist, writer, and dynamic speaker who devotes much of her time to mental health and child advocacy. Gwen volunteered as a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) for the Travis County court system from 1995 to 2000, serving as an advocate for abused and neglected foster children in Texas. A 2007 Human Rights Award recipient, she is sought after internationally as a speaker and media resource, and has testified numerous times before Congress and the FDA.
Gwen spent 15 years as a pharmaceutical rep from 1985–2000 and worked for McNeil Pharmaceutical, Syntex Laboratories, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Abbott Labs and Forest Laboratories. She was a hospital rep and specialist rep for the majority of her career, educating residents in hospital teaching settings and selling prescription drugs to doctors in obstetrics and gynecology, orthopedics, cardiology, neurology, endocrinology and psychiatry. As a certified health coach, she is a supportive mentor who motivates people to make positive health choices. With her background in pharmacology, education in herbology and nutrition, as well as experience in orthomolecular medicine, Gwen has a diverse knowledge base from which to assist clients in making good health decisions.
Previously, Rod worked 25 years in various capacities of the mortgage banking industry. His last corporate position was with Fannie Mae as a mortgage investment portfolio manager. In this position, he was part of a team managing large volume portfolios for banks such as One West Bank, Ocwen Mortgage Servicing, and Met Life. His account responsibility exceeded billions in assets.
A recently retired, father of three, Rod now lives in a permaculture community with his family, and enjoys the outdoors, ocean kayak fishing, and exploring his new environs in Costa Rica.
SENIOR BOARD MEMBER
Chuck worked in the financial area of the automobile industry for 25 yrs before leaving in 2009. He and his family relocated from Paris, Texas to the Austin, Texas area and made his home in the suburb Round Rock. In November 2010, he became interested in a newly FDA-approved medical device called the LaserTouchOne and became the sole Austin-area distributor. Chuck is enjoying his seventh year as a distributor of the LaserTouchOne helping people with pain states avoid addiction to pharmaceuticals.
In 2012, Chuck and his wife Rebecca purchased land in Leander, Texas and developed it into a Class A, RV & boat storage facility, Presidential RV Storage.
AARON GAMES, C.P.A., M.B.A.
Aaron is an avid outdoorsman and sports enthusiast who enjoys hunting, fishing and roping. Aaron is engaged to be married on tax day–April 15th.
Masha is a Reiki Master Instructor who also trained in The Reconnection with Eric Pearl. Additionally, she took several courses in cranial sacral therapy. Today, Masha’s focus is mainly in Nutrition, working as a counselor and adviser, but she uses all her acquired knowledge to form a comprehensive view of the best way to help her clients.
As a public speaker and certified life coach he is helping individuals reclaim their lives, and to source the root causes of their own mental health challenges.
Les previously held the position of National Account Executive with Managed Health Network and subsequently Cigna Behavioral Health, as well as Director of EAP for the Texas Commission on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse. In 2009, Les established Executives~Connected, which provides executive recruiting for addiction treatment, behavioral health and EAPs nationwide.
With 15 years previous experience in the nonprofit world, coupled with her newly developed skills in making documentaries telling stories that matter, as well as TESOL training, Ashtora launched the nonprofit for the benefit of the youth of South Sudan, Village to Village–Youth to Youth, and serves as its CEO. In Salt Lake City, she is heavily invested with the Mabaan African tribe and their youth, who provide the peer support for this project.
Conflict resolution, mediation, and dialogue, along with effective messaging, are Ashtora’s strong suits. She attributes her life’s successes to learning to communicate from her heart, and consistently putting relationships above issues. Her dedication to social welfare has led her to serve in numerous humanitarian capacities, from recruiting and training community volunteers to mentor youth aging out of Utah’s foster care system; to supporting hospice patients through end-stage-of-life care; to representing families of children with disabilities; and serving as public outreach director for the National Wildlife Federation, promoting environmental practices, and issues lobbying.
Carol’s background includes professional sales and organizational experience, including extensive marketing and health education skills. She has built a professional reputation on integrity, creativity, vision and follow-through and is blessed with an outstanding ability to empower and motivate individuals to achieve their greatness.
Carol is passionate in her100% commitment to healing, inspiring and empowering others in living a life that works! For over a decade, she has been coaching, mentoring individuals, and facilitating groups in forgiveness, spiritual enlightenment and inner illumination, divine knowledge and ancient wisdom.
In addition to being a business development consultant, John is a painter, a nature enthusiast, and a food revolutionist chef. He enjoys doing art and film projects, revels in guiding families through the jungle and is passionate about sharing tasty, healthy food with anyone he meets.