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Ann Marie Cushing

Board Member


  • MGA, University of Maryland, 1986

  • Certification of French Language and Culture, La Sorbonne, 1984

  • BA Political Science and Film Studies, University of California, Berkeley and SF State University, 1982


For over 25 years, Ann Marie Cushing has been an International and National Integrative Behavioral and Contemplative Science Health Educator, Advisor, and Advocate consulting for hospitals, clinics, foundations, medi-spas, life sciences, education and wellness centers throughout the US, Asia, and SEA. Ann Marie has been Acting President and COO of The Pavilion, an integrative bio-health, life-style, and life-science center presently in development In the Washington DC metropolitan area. Ann Marie has been a Medical Tourism and Therapeutic Program Consultant for the Advancement of Innovative Medicine in Thailand and for the establishment of Clinical Studies and Programs at the Integrative University Hospital, Mae Fae Luong University and the National Innovation Agency in Bangkok, Thailand.

She has been the Chairwoman and Co-Chair on the Board of Directors of the New York Open Center (NYOC)  and Program facilitator for teacher-student mentorship of the Sound and Music Institute program at NYOC. She is a board member of the integrative health, education, policy, and advocacy group, Voice for Hope. Ann Marie is the primary advisor for A Movement in Water, a mobile museum project raising consciousness through art installations and science projects related to water. Ann Marie has been on the creative advisory team of Montero Circle’s creation of REBBL tea /Not For Sale organization and presently advisor for Higher Mind, Inc. healthy beverages.

Ann Marie is a member of the Global Foundation for Integrative Medicine, Applied Meditation Research, the New York Academy of Sciences, and Bangkok Scientific.  She is a member of the World Institute for Self-Healing, Inc., Traditional Chinese Health and Wellness Medicine Congress, Wisdom-Home Beijing Soothing Technique, Chinese Taoist Medical XunDao Qigong Association, Asia Pacific Spa & Wellness Coalition, and Loyola Marymount University’s Yoga Research Studies and Therapy team.

She has been a contributory writer for Spa China and Steinway Magazines. She has been a producer-director of small independent films on the subject of health and music for Four Corners Productions and Buttonsny. As an Explorer member since (2002), Ann Marie has filmed in Cambodia, the Mediterranean, and China about the solar eclipse.

Over a span of 12  years, Ann Marie had worked for Columbia University Medical Center as Managing Director of 36 Medical programs and 9 clinics and 69 divisions within the Department of Psychiatry. She has also created businesses in the field of international shipping transport to educational travel.

Ann Marie has a BA in Political Science and International Relations at the University of California, Berkeley, and Film Studies at SFSU. She has an MGA from UMUC. She holds a French Culture and Language certification at La Sorbonne. She is certified in Holistic Psychology and the Sound and Music Institute from the California Institute of Integral Studies, California Journal of Holistic Studies, and the New York Open Center, respectively. She holds certifications in Tai Chi, QiGong, Biodynamic Cranial Sacral,  Reiki 1, Shin Jitsu, and Yoga. She is certified as a sound and music therapist and an educational integrator of sound and light therapies. Ann Marie has independently traveled worldwide as a spokesperson for health and integrative medicine modalities raising collective awareness and consciousness. She is an advisor to the founder of the holistic centers gathering.

Affiliations, Advisory and Boards

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