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Michael Finkelstein, MD

Featured in national media including The New York Times, Real Simple, and CNN, Dr. Michael Finkelstein, The Slow Medicine Doctor®, is the author of Slow Medicine: Hope and Healing for Chronic Illness, endorsed by Andrew Weil, MD and Mehmet Oz, MD.

He is the founder and medical director of SunRaven: The Home of Slow Medicine; he is the Chief Executive for Continuity and Corporate Wellness at Max Finkelstein Inc., a leading independent and family-owned Goodyear distributor, with over 400 employees and $450 million annual revenue; he is an adjunct professor Binghamton University School of Management; he has presented at leading venues including GE Corporation, Rancho La Puerta, Summit Series, and Omega Institute; and he blogs on the topic of Slow Medicine for Sharecare and The Huffington Post.

Dr. Finkelstein was trained at premier institutes for both conventional and integrative medicine, and he is the recipient of numerous distinctions. Drawing from his diverse medical expertise, Dr. Finkelstein offers both a micro and macro point of view on today’s healthcare needs and challenges, and he provides a tried-and-true solution for healing individual patients and the medical system as a whole: Slow Medicine.

Robin Queen Finkelstein

Featured in local media, including Westchester, North County News, and The Wag, Robin Queen Finkelstein, The Slow Medicine Therapist, is a certified psycho-spiritual counselor, ordained minister, and green living specialist, as well as the founder of Transformational Touch healing modality.

The co-founder of SunRaven: The Home of Slow Medicine, Robin facilitates individual, couple, family, and group therapy sessions and workshops. Through this work, she teaches that our wounds can, paradoxically, serve as fertile soil for awakening, transforming, and blossoming, and with this perspective, she guides individuals through their own unique journeys into wholeness – honoring the wisdom of their bodies and souls, helping them cultivate their emotional intelligence, and providing the security and nurturance they need to step into their fullest beings.

Against the backdrop of a society where so many of us are discouraged not only from discussing but even from feeling emotions that are rendered “difficult,” Robin invites clients to express themselves purely and authentically, and she offers numerous material and emotional support tools for doing so in a way that is safe and nourishing. As such, clients have the opportunity to experience a healing alchemy that leads to a whole-being metamorphosis.

Brian Kaminer

Featured in national media including Success and Forbes, Brian Kaminer believes that sustainability is an evolving process that requires global thinking and personal engagement.

To this end, he is the founder of Talgra, a consulting firm for individuals and organizations looking to align their money and values through sustainable community and impact investments; he is the creator of Invest With Values, an educational website for people learning to create positive change with their money and investments; he is on the board of Slow Money NYC, a non-profit focused fixing the economy from the ground up – starting with food, by catalyzing funding to local, sustainable food business; he is co-founder of Foodshed Investor NY, the first investor network solely focused on sustainable food; he is a board adviser to Gross National Happiness USA, a non-profit promoting happiness and value-based living rooted in the holistic principles; and he is an article contributor to, a media company sharing the science of positive psychology and happy news.

After graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, from the University of Vermont, Brian went on to spend 17 years in the brokerage business. Most notably, he served as a principal of a boutique brokerage firm, in roles including Chief Compliance Officer and Chief Technology Officer. Today Brian lives in Westchester County, NY, with his wife and three sons.