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Global Wellness Summit appoints two top wellness leaders to Advisory Board

  • Amir Alroy
  • Veronica Schreibeis Smith
  • Bill Kapp
  • Anjan Chatterjee
  • Freddie Moross

Also, Global Wellness Institute announced Bill Kapp, Fountain Life CEO & co-founder, Anjan Chatterjee, MD, FAAN, founding director of the Penn Center for Neuroaesthetics, and Freddie Moross, managing director of UK-based Myndstream have joined the prestigious GWI board of advisors.

The Global Wellness Summit (GWS) announced the appointment of two international wellness thought leaders to its advisory board: Amir Alroy, a leading Israeli venture capitalist in the wellness industry, and Veronica Schreibeis Smith, a global pioneer in wellness architecture. Both bring unique expertise to the diverse board of health and wellness visionaries serving on the GWS Advisory Board.

Amir Alroy
Amir is a wellness professional with vast experience in business and wellness. He is the co-founder of Welltech Ventures, a leading VC fund investing in wellness and health innovation. Amir co-chaired the 2022 Global Wellness Summit held in Israel and was recently selected by Medika Life as one of the 30 top influencers transforming wellness in 2022-2023. He is also the Ambassador in Israel of the Global Wellness Day, a not-for-profit social project dedicated to living well. Prior to founding Welltech, Amir served as CEO of A.Y.R.A.D Investments, a family holding company that invested in dozens of hi-tech companies for over two decades. Prior to that, he was the Founder and CEO of Cloud9 Wellness Clubs, focusing on fitness and nutrition. Amir holds an M.Sc. (with honors) in Sports Management from St. Thomas University, Miami, Florida, and a B.A from Reichman University in Israel.

Veronica Schreibeis Smith
Veronica Schreibeis Smith, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP, is CEO and Founding Principal of Vera Iconica, a design brand focused on creating environments to support optimal living. The company provides services in architecture, interior design, Wellness Kitchen™ design, and real estate development. It is a global pioneer in wellness architecture, the art and science behind designing experiences and rituals that enhance human and planetary wellbeing, with a special affinity for projects that are pushing the boundaries of how we work, play and live. Special projects include collaborations with regenerative hospitality brands, the House of Enlightenment in partnership with Deepak Chopra, as well as ongoing research through hosting the podcast Architecture of Being: Composing a Conscious Life, which explores the impact our surroundings have on longevity, vitality and happiness. Veronica has practiced architecture on four continents, and continues to work, write, speak, and lead think tanks internationally. She founded the Wellness Architecture & Design Initiative for the Global Wellness Institute, and is founder of the non-profit organization Wellness Architecture + Design.

Also, the nonprofit Global Wellness Institute (GWI), leading research and educational resource for the global wellness industry, announced Bill Kapp, Fountain Life CEO & co-founder, Anjan Chatterjee, MD, FAAN, founding director of the Penn Center for Neuroaesthetics, and Freddie Moross, managing director of UK-based Myndstream, which creates and designs music for health and wellbeing, have joined the prestigious GWI board of advisors. The new appointments to the 21-member board were announced by the Institute’s Chair and CEO Susie Ellis.

“These members of GWI’s board of advisors are a perfect fit for our mission to empower wellness, in its many forms, worldwide,” said Ellis. “Dr. Bill Kapp is passionate about transforming the healthcare system into one that is proactive and grounded in scientific data. Dr. Anjan Chatterjee was the first to bring worldwide attention to the connection between wellness and the perception of beauty. While Freddie Moross’ commitment to unlock the full potential of audio environments when music is utilized in clinical and therapeutic settings promises to have a dramatic impact on the future of mental health.”

Prior to founding and becoming CEO of USA-based Fountain Life, Dr. Kapp served as a flight surgeon in the US Air Force Reserves. A board-certified orthopedic surgeon and a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, he has built multiple businesses and nine Landmark Hospitals. Fountain Life is dedicated to changing the primary focus of healthcare to proactive and preventative care by detecting illnesses earlier. Fountain Life is also the exclusive sponsor for The Wellness Moonshot: A World Free of Preventable Disease in 2023.

Dr. Chatterjee is a professor of neurology, psychology, and architecture at the University of Pennsylvania and the founding director of the Penn Center for Neuroaesthetics. Author of The Aesthetic Brain: How We Evolved to Desire Beauty and Enjoy Art, his research addresses neuroaesthetics, spatial cognition, language and neuroethics. He is also a founding member of the Board of Governors of the Neuroethics Society and the former president of the International Association of Empirical Aesthetics, and the Behavioral and Cognitive Neurology Society.

As managing director of Myndstream, which is part of the Cutting Edge Group, the leading international full-service provider of music for media, Freddie Moross’ mission is to curate and create music for health and wellbeing backed by credible research. His work on music in educational environments for neurodiverse children is the topic of a documentary for the BBC’s Storyworks campaign. Freddie Moross received the Debra Simon Award for Leader in Furthering Mental Wellness at the 2022 Global Wellness Summit.

“When the GWI launched in 2015, it was a first — a new think tank dedicated to research, education, resources, and initiatives that promote innovation and sustainable growth in the global wellness industry,” noted Ellis. “Today, thanks to the valuable contributions of members of our advisory board, the Institute is recognized as being instrumental in the growth of the USD $4.4 trillion wellness economy, and in uniting the health and wellness industries.”

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