Alumnus: Michigan State University and Florida Atlantic University
Oversees and provides guidance for seminar management including these areas:
Meeting planning and travel
Shipping and logistics
Seminar staff management
Dawn Langnes Shear
Chief Development Officer - Team member since 1992
Dawn Langnes Shear
Alumnus: University of Florida
Global Business Development
International Sponsor and Satellite Development
Chief Financial Officer - Team member since 2000
Alumnus: University of Florida
Manages company growth, budget, and financial stability.
Oversees cash flow management, A/R, and A/P.
Manages Human Resource activities (policies, payroll, insurances, 401K, year-end reporting).
Supervises the bookkeeper and accounting clerk.
Prepares banking activities, deposits, and company credit cards.
Prepares/analyzes company financial reports.
Prepares and processes sales tax returns.
Assists CPA with tax preparations.
Director of Marketing - Team member since 2013
Alumnus: Miami University and Ashland University
Develops all North American marketing related strategies for all of IAHE, Foundation, Clinic, and ACSTA.
Develops and implements all Marketing, Advertising, Communications, Public and Community Relations strategies and tactics.
Develops, oversees, and implements all copy and design for the creation of the support materials and services related to all seminars, products, conferences, community events, the Foundation, and Clinic.
Serves as Public Relations and Media representative.
Director of Meeting Planning - Team member since 1995
Long Island, New York Native
Manages the Meeting Planning Department.
Manages our events local to Palm Beach Gardens, FL, onsite and nearby, for visitors, seminars, and events.
Meeting Planner for over 200 events annually; search, contract, and audit billing.
Meeting Planner for Advanced CranioSacral Therapy and Esalen Institute.
Manages and implements travel reimbursement policy.
Educational Services Director - Team member since 1992
Alumnus: University of Dayton
Manages Educational Services Team.
Manages Facilitator Team.
Manages In-house and sponsored courses.
Customer registration and other transactions.
At seminars, acts as liaison for the home office, meeting site venue, students, and teaching staff.
Assists international satellite offices with organizing seminars.
Curriculum Support Supervisor - Team member since 2011
Supervises the Curriculum Support Department.
Schedules and creates seminar packets of evaluations, certificates, etc.
Orders office and classroom supplies, and manages inventory.
Assists with miscellaneous Human Resource duties, including creating procedures, scheduling employee reviews, updating forms, office celebrations, and creating the annual office holiday calendar.
Provides assistance with data management for special events such as trade shows.
Senior Director of Information Technology & Operations - Team member since 1998
Miami Florida Native
Alumnus: University of Florida - Go Gators!
Maintains & supports on-site servers and workstations.
Manages phone system, copiers, and all office technology.
Oversees product purchasing and storage.
Manages study guide inventory and production.
Manages inventory supply for seminars to provide customers with best product options.
Manages office building maintenance.
Manages vendors and accounts for shipping services.
Board Member, Upledger Foundation - Team member since 1985
Allen Merrell co-founded The Upledger Institute with Dr. John Upledger in 1985. As CEO, he helped get the business, marketing, and seminar side up and running throughout the United States and Canada. in 1991, he turned over the reins to John Matthew Upledger, who continued to build and make the Institute what it is today. Allen went on to form The A.W.Merrell Group, a computer consulting firm with which he remains involved.
Receptionist and Administrative Support - Team member since 2018
Prompt attention to incoming phone inquiries.
Varied administrative tasks as directed by the Curriculum Support Supervisor.
Curriculum Support - Team member since 2016
Administrates the Certification Programs
Supports IAHE affiliate seminar administration
Liaison for Study Guide printing and proofing
Supports Dr. John E. Upledger Foundation programs
Facilitates Faculty Communication
Provides administrative support for curricula
Clinic Administrator - Team member since 2016
New York Native
Schedules appointments and addresses patient concerns.
Processes appointment billing and payments.
Maintains accurate, up-to-date, and secure patient electronic and hard-copy records.
Supports therapists with administrative needs.
Media Specialist - Team member since 2016
Alumnus: Florida A&M University
Films and edits informational videos.
Films and/or edits therapy technique videos.
Still photographer, on-site and local seminars.
Manager for video and still photography digital storage.
Maintains inventory of audio/visual equipment.
Supports audio/visual for local seminars.
Remote audio/visual technical support.
Educational Services Representative / Facilitator - Team member since 2017
Alumnus: Boston University
Customer registration and other transactions
Educational Services Representative
At seminars, acts as liaison for the home office, meeting site venue, students, and teaching staff
Assists international satellite offices with organizing seminars
Meeting Planner - Team member since 2004
Meeting Planner for over 200 events annually: search, contract, and audit billing.
Meeting Planner for Convention appearances.
Seminar Staff Travel Coordinator
AS Hospitality Management
CST Pediatric and Obstetric Workshops Demonstration Coordinator
Communications and Public Relations Coordinator - Team member since 2017
New York Native
Writes, edits, and proofreads copy for marketing purposes
Editorial Liaison to professional publications
Develops educational and informational materials
Manages product information on product directory sites
Administrative Assistant - Team member since 2016
Maintains and manages business calendars.
Arranges meetings for instructors while they are in town.
Coordinate local restaurant fundraisers for The Upledger Foundation.
Coordinate video testimonials.
Project coordination for directors and officers.
International Billing Clerk - Team member since 2013
Tom has more than two decades of commercial real estate experience in asset management, property management, leasing, sales, strategic planning, financial analysis and acquisition due diligence. His designations and licenses include Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM), Certified Property Manager (CPM), Real Property Administrator (RPA) and Licensed Real Estate Broker in the State of Florida. Mr. McGeachy is past President of the West Coast District of the Florida CCIM Chapter. He holds a B.A. in General Business from Stetson University and an M.B.A. from Babson College, and is the Managing Principal of Ciminelli Real Estate Services of Florida, LLC.
Chief Executive Officer - Team member 1986-May 21, 2017
John Matthew Upledger
John Matthew Upledger worked side-by-side with his father for many years to further and promote the therapy that Dr. Upledger developed and organized so that therapists around the world could learn CranioSacral Therapy. He worked with Jean Pierre Barral and the Barral Institute team to foster and train tens of thousands of therapists in Barral modalities worldwide, and initiated the formation of IAHE, IAHP and the D'Ambrogio Institute.
He created and led a team of: 90 international instructors 40 international affiliates and 40 administrative staff
Director of Sales and Community Relations - Team member 1998-June 7, 2017
Florida transplant by way of Massachusetts
Alumnus: Southeastern University
Managed the Educational Services team and class Facilitation team.
Coordinated local, state, and national conventions and speaking engagements.
Managed the Promotional Sponsor Program.
Managed the Educational Partnership Program.
Managed the product distributor program.
Received and responded to customer compliments and concerns.