Meet Our Team
Initial funding for Health Journeys was provided by a visionary businessman and philanthropist, George R. Klein, who, in those early days, treated the project more as a charity than a business, which is the only way it could have survived those early years. Over a decade and a half later, an independent, profitable business still maintains it's strong service orientation. But that never could have happened without George Klein's patience and vision.
Belleruth Naparstek, ACSW, is the creator of the Health Journeys series, and the person who very carefully selects the practitioners, titles and approaches featured on this site and in our catalog…. Now there are scores of tapes, CDs, video and software, and a growing list of wonderful titles by other practitioners that promote, not just guided imagery, but meditation, yoga, qigong, acupressure and a host of other research-proven, mind-body methods. You can learn more about Belleruth by clicking HERE.
Cindy Stalnaker is the whiz who manages our Akron, Ohio business office, transforming its archaic, patchworked structure into systems that actually work. Cindy has managed businesses, crunched numbers, technified and troubleshot for the brainy but computer-aversive George Klein for nearly 2 decades, and now, luckily, she’s ours.
Cheryl Pomeraning, who has been with us since the days we were a struggling, little baby company, runs customer service, and warehouse operations with extraordinary kindness and care. She knows scores of callers by name, setting and maintaining a tone of personal attention, gentle concern and prompt service. She also honchos all our print and enews mailings.
Rich Coleman is our Vice President of Strategic Marketing, responsible for the innovative thrust of our inroads into corporate sales. Smart, diligent, sweet-natured and persistent, Rich is formidable in his appealing yet relentless way of soft-selling Health Journeys. Rich has worked with George and Cindy for years, and can comfortably manage any aspect of our business.
The success of Health Journeys owes a great deal to the vast talents and virtuoso skills of Steven Mark Kohn, its inspired composer, who writes, scores and records the original music that accompanies each imagery narrative. (To learn more about Steve and his work, click HERE.)