1st Annual Keep the Conversation Alive - Virtual Conference

1st Annual Keep the Conversation Alive - Virtual Conference

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Dr. Kimon Bekelis

Co-Director, Neuro ICU /Chairman, Neurointerventional Services

Dr. Bekelis is Chairman, Neurointerventional Services at Catholic Health Services of Long Island, Director, Stroke and Brain Aneurysm Center of Long Island, Co-Director, Neuro ICU at Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center, Director, Population Health Research Institute of New York at CHSLI and Assistant Professor of The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice.

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Jason Wallen

Radiographic Technologist

Jason Wallen is one of the most experienced registered Radiographic Technologist in Endovascular Neurosurgery in the country. Jason is also one of the pillars of the Stroke and Brain Aneurysm Center of Long Island, and he participated in a lot of the decision making during the inception of the program. His energy and dedication are unparalleled.


Ann Aqueli

Founder of Healing with Journaling 

Ann Agueli is a spiritual writer, ghostwriter, author, and web writer. Her heartfelt passion and enlightening experiences as a believer in creation and its creator led her on a mission.

A transformational and inspirational journaling workbook for caregivers. Filled with transformational exercises, inspirational quotes, devotionals, and powerful "I AM" statements, this workbook helps caregivers in recreating the many emotions they face in their journey.


Dr. Jim Henry

Dr. Jim Henry Founder & President at The Life Givers Network

Jim Henry, D. Min, is the Founder and Creator of The Life Givers Network, and the author of After Diagnosis: LIFE. Jim is a creator, author, mentor, counselor, a coach to many, a seminar and workshop leader, a pastor and short-term missionary, and is known as a spiritual father to many young and not so young men. 


Nicole Yeates

Author / App

This remarkable recovery of Nicole will give others extreme hope that they can return to health, and become a part of society and perhaps give back to the community in areas of service above self. Nicole is currently working as a Rehabilitation Counselor in the occupational rehabilitation industry for 16 years, and in the last few months, have launched Holding on to Hope, the business, where she specializes in assisting people with any type of brain injury to reach their highest potential with tools, strategies and resources aimed at promoting brain health and managing injury barriers.