Committed to Therapies That Improve Lives
Daniel L. Kirsch, PhD, DAAPM, FAIS
Chairman of the Board
Dr. Daniel L. Kirsch is the Inventor of Alpha-Stim technology, Founder and Chairman of Electromedical Products International, Inc. and the President of the American Institute of Stress. Dr. Kirsch is a board certified pain specialist by the American Academy of Pain Management and was the recipient of their Richard Weiner Pain Educator award. He has over four decades of experience in the medical field, including extensive clinical practice experience.
Throughout his career, Dr. Kirsch has designed medical devices and their applications and developed clinical systems for implementing pain and stress control technologies; primarily Alpha-Stim, biofeedback and neurofeedback. He has been working extensively with the United States military (Army, Navy, SEALs, Marines and Veterans) since 2005.
Dr. Kirsch was a co-editor of Psychiatric Clinics of North America: Stress in Health and Disease, in 2014, and also co-authored two chapters in the book, Bioelectromagnetic and Subtle Energy Medicine, 2nd Edition (Rosch, Paul J., Editor, CRC Press Boca Raton, 2015). Most recently he contributed to the book, Complementary and Integrative Treatments in Psychiatric Practice (American Psychiatric Association, 2017), and was featured in Justin Smith’s 2017 documentary movie, Body Electric: Electroceuticals and the Future of Medicine, and co-authored a chapter on CES in the book Using Technology in Mental Health Practice published by the American Psychological Association (2018).
Tracey B. Kirsch has over three decades of management experience. She has a long history of, and a passion for helping people. From 1982 through 1991 she worked at the Louise S. Davis Developmental Center (LSDDC) in New Orleans. On her resignation, she was Director of Residential Services for this114 personnel, 52 bed intermediate care facility for the developmentally disabled. While at LSDDC Tracey earned a BA in psychology from the University of New Orleans in 1989.
She is proficient in all aspects of CEO level management. As president of Electromedical Products International, Inc. (EPI) since 1992 Tracey oversees financial matters, manufacturing, sales and marketing, human resources, regulatory affairs and operations. She was instrumental in gaining regulatory approval for the company’s products in many countries including Europe (the CE Mark), Australia, Canada, China, Taiwan, Japan, Africa and the Middle East. In 2005 Tracey negotiated a Federal Supply Schedule contract with the United States government for the use of Alpha-Stim within the Department of Defense and Veteran’s Affairs Medical Centers. Within a few years The US government, mainly the Army and Navy, as well as over 90 Veteran hospitals, became the biggest Alpha-Stim users.
Tracey joined the board of directors for the nonprofit American Institute of Stress (stress.org) in 2012. There she oversees business and accounting activities for AIS and helps plan and executes the Institute’s business.
Tracey and her husband Dr. Daniel L. Kirsch authored a chapter chronicling the US Food and Drug Administration’s medical device regulatory processes with an emphasis on EPI’s 25+ year battle to remove CES from Class III status. (Kirsch TB and Kirsch DL, Problems with FDA Approval Process for Medical Devices, 2015, pp. 597-608 In Bioelectromagnetic and Subtle Energy Medicine 2nd Edition, Rosch, Paul J. (Ed) CRC Press, Boca Raton.)
Tracey is quite active in her community. Currently she serves on the 13 county North Central Texas Workforce Solutions Board and their Oversight and Accountability Committee. The North Central Texas Workforce Development Board (Board) oversees the planning, oversight, policy guidance and design of services in 11 Texas Workforce Centers located across the 14 county workforce development area. The North Central Texas Workforce Development Board is one of 28 Workforce Development boards in the State of Texas and is one of the larger boards in Texas. Workforce Board Members are leaders within their communities and are appointed by the chief elected official of the county in which they reside or operate their business. She also served on various committees of the Mineral Wells Area Chamber of Commerce and was elected their first woman Chairperson in 1998. She remains active there today as a member of the Board of Directors and she serves on its Finance Committee. She is a member of Envision Mineral Wells which is a collaborative effort between community stake holders, the Mineral Wells Area Chamber of Commerce and the Mineral Wells City Council to identify, prioritize and act on the most critical issues facing Mineral Wells in the coming decade. As a member of Envision Mineral Wells she serves on their Workforce Solutions Committee. She has served on the Board of Directors of Hope, Inc., a shelter for victims of family violence. She was also Chair of the Brazos Valley Chapter of the Texas Association of Businesses and Chambers of Commerce and has served on TAB’s Board of Directors. She is a Member of the Academy of United States Veterans Executive Branch, where she is on the Voting Committee for the annual Veterans Awards.
Tracey was named Businesswoman of the Year by the National Republican Congressional Committee’s Business Advisory Council in 2003. In December 2006 the American Biographical Institute named Tracey one of the Great Woman of the 21st Century for significant accomplishments in and mastery of the Medical Industry Management.
Vice President and Corporate Counsel
Scott Elder has over 12 years of legal experience, with a background specializing in contractual and transactional law. He has a strong proficiency in the drafting of corporate contracts with companies and manufacturers as well as drafting representative and distribution agreements. Scott joined EPI in January of 2009, where he specializes in US and international regulatory law.
Vice President of Engineering
Mr. Chan holds degrees in engineering and business administration. Early in 1979, he developed a Texas Instrument (TI) microcontroller and subsequently founded the first TI Regional Technology Center in Asia—where he provided technical support, notably on Digital Signal Processors (an essential part of EEG analysis). In 1987, he began working closely with Dr. Daniel Kirsch in the design and manufacturing of Alpha-Stim products when he joined a public, listed company in Hong Kong. He left that company in 1995 to develop his career with Alpha-Stim. He currently serves as both Vice President of Engineering for EPI and General Manager of EPI (Asia), Ltd. He is a Microsoft-certified Professional, System Engineer, and Database Administrator. He is an Internal Auditor of quality systems certified by SGS Yarsley International Certification Services Ltd. and a Lead Auditor of ISO 13485 quality systems that are certified by AQS Management Systems Inc.
Chief Science & Clinical Officer
Dr. Jeffrey Marksberry serves as the Chief Science & Clinical Officer for Electromedical Products International Inc. (EPI). Dr. Marksberry has more than ten years of experience in medical education as a special consultant for two international medical schools. He also has expertise in medical licensure regulations for all 50 states and sovereign Native American governments as well as Canada, Australia, New Zealand and The Netherlands. His focus areas included writing curriculum for continuing medical education programs for medical schools and universities. In 2014, Dr. Marksberry was granted the designation of Certified Clinical Research Professional by the Society of Clinical Research Associates.
In 2015, Dr. Marksberry co-authored a chapter in the book Bioelectromagnetic and Subtle Energy Medicine 2nd Edition. (Kirsch DL and Marksberry JM. The Evolution of Cranial Electrotherapy Stimulation for Anxiety, Insomnia, Depression and Pain and Its Potential for Other Indications, p 189-209. Bioelectromagnetic and Subtle Energy Medicine 2nd Edition, Rosch, Paul J. (Ed) CRC Press Boca Raton.) Most recently he contributed to the book, Complementary and Integrative Treatments in Psychiatric Practice (American Psychiatric Association, 2017), and was featured in Justin Smith’s 2017 documentary movie, Body Electric: Electroceuticals and the Future of Medicine, and co-authored a chapter on CES in the book Using Technology in Mental Health Practice published by the American Psychological Association (2018).
Director of Science and Education
Dr. Steve Haltiwanger is currently the Director of Science and Education at EPI. In the past, he has been the Medical Director of two other companies. After earning a B.S. in Professional Chemistry from Valdosta State University in Valdosta, Georgia, Dr. Haltiwanger attended the Medical College of Georgia. While there he completed medical school and a one-year fellowship in Pathology. He graduated from the Medical College of Georgia with an M.D. degree in 1980. He completed a Psychiatry and Neurology residency at the University of South Carolina in 1984. In 2003, he became a CCN (Certified Clinical Nutritionist). He currently is a member of the scientific council of the International and American Association of Clinical Nutritionists.
Over the last 20 years, Dr. Haltiwanger has been involved in 72 research studies. Dr. Haltiwanger’s past research includes electromagnetic, acoustic and phototherapy treatments. He has also researched the effects of PEMF on neurological diseases (multiple sclerosis and diabetic neuropathy).
In the last 34 years has lectured in 17 countries and at dozens of scientific conferences.
Brian Earthman, MD, is a psychiatrist and addiction medicine specialist, and has been in clinical practice since 2003. His experience includes treatment of psychiatric inpatients and outpatients, as well as the treatment of various addictions. After only a few years of clinical work, Dr. Earthman realized the limitations of medication and the difficulty patients had with their cost and side effects. He began utilizing a more comprehensive approach to treatment emphasizing exercise, counseling, and Alpha-Stim. With the addition of Alpha-Stim, Dr. Earthman is able to reduce and/or limit the need for medication in his patients. Dr. Earthman also served honorably for 12 years in the US Army Reserve Medical Corps; he has been on three combat zone deployments and has used Alpha-Stim successfully with soldiers in Iraq. Currently, he maintains an outpatient practice in Austin, Texas, and serves as Medical Director for EPI.
Dr. Larry Price has been Research Director for Electromedical Products International, Inc. since 2007. He has worked on several Alpha-Stim® studies and surveys in both the civilian and military sectors. He earned his PhD from Georgia State University in 1997 with concentrations in research, measurement, statistics and higher education. Prior to coming to Texas State University-San Marcos where he is currently a Professor of Psychometrics and Statistics and the Director of the Initiative for Interdisciplinary Research Design & Analysis (IIRDA), he served as a Psychometrician and Statistician for the Emory University School Medicine Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences from 1996 to 1999. Between 1999 and 2001, Dr. Price was employed at The Psychological Corporation in San Antonio, Texas as a Psychometrician II. Dr. Price continues to serve as a consultant for The Psychological Corporation, The University of Texas Health Science Center – San Antonio’s Functional MRI Research Imaging Center, and METRICA, Inc./United States Air Force.
Michael Fegley joined Electromedical Products International, Inc. in 2013 and has 20 years of experience in the medical device industry as a proven sales leader. His management experience comes mostly from the orthopedic and spine industry. He has worked at several respected implant manufacturers and distributors including Biomet Texas, Stryker, and Sonoma Orthopedics. Prior to joining EPI. Mr. Fegley served as Area Business Director for Renovis Surgical and, prior to that, was the Regional Trauma Business Manager for Sonoma Orthopedics. In both of those positions he established multiple distribution networks and managed Sales Representatives, Distributors, Clinical Associates, and Product Specialists. His team was responsible for several million dollars in increased sales in a short time span.
Operations and Government Services Director
Tonja Trammell has been with Electromedical Products International, Inc. in various capacities since 2004. Mrs. Trammell has worked her way up through customer service, government services, and now serves as Operations and Government Services Director. She works directly with the Department of Defense, Veterans Administration, and Indian Health Services as Government Services Director. She also works with EPI departmental managers to ensure optimal communication and efficiency.
Prior to her time with EPI, Mrs. Trammell worked with the Palo Pinto County Sheriff’s Department and Cross Timbers Narcotics Task Force for 12 years. She enjoys spending time with her husband Jimmy, her 3 daughters and her 4 grandchildren.