MediSounds - Who We Are
Founding Partner of MediSounds Inc.
Shulamit Elson, the Director of MediSounds, is the creator of MediSounds® Meditation, as well as the co-founder of The Great Octave Foundation.
In addition to her private clients, Shulamit has taught MediSounds Meditation and vocal sound-based practices to groups worldwide for over 25 years, in places as diverse as Esalen and Omega Institutes, Tibet House in NYC, meditation workshops in Andalusia Spain, Oxford, England, and Singapore, as well as the Sri Auribindo Auroville community in India.
In 2001 Shulamit was honored to give the keynote address in Washington, DC to introduce US Congressional Bill H. R. 808 to create a Cabinet Level Department of Peace.
Under the auspices of The Great Octave Foundation, her activities have included work with Palestinian and Israeli school children in Israel, HIV positive men and women in Mexico City, and women Iraq war veterans in the State of Washington.
Prior to creating MediSounds Meditation, Shulamit had a 20-year career in business consulting and investment banking. Her positions included Manager of Training and Development at Sandoz Inc. and Director of Organizational Communications at the public relations firm Hill & Knowlton. As President of her own independent consulting firm, Shulamit advised on issues of communication and organizational development at such corporations as Ford Motor Company, United States Lines, Nabisco Brands, and Irving Trust.
Shulamit is the creator of the MediSounds for Sleep App. She is the author of the highly acclaimed book, Kabbalah of Prayer – Sacred Sounds and the Soul’s Journey, and multiple audio CDs including the MediSounds ~ The Path to Wholeness; Beyond Words ~ Sacred Sounds of the Tree of Life; and Vibration ~ Shulamit and the Drepung Gomang Buddhist Monks.
She has an MA from NYU and lives in New York State.
Partner, Technical Director and Overall Strategist
John Kiehl is co-founder and co-owner of Soundtrack Recording Studios, (www.soundtrackgroup.com), famous for working on Hollywood productions such as Sex & the City, Law & Order, Martin Scorsese’s Hugo, Ken Burn’s The Roosevelts, ABC’s Quantico, and many more. Soundtrack has just celebrated its 38th year in business. It has studios in NYC and Boston.
John’s other professional interests are computer programming, mathematics, math education, and jazz. In the eighties John wrote the theme to CNN’s Crossfire. He now develops gaming and musical apps for the iPhone. John is a graduate of MIT (’73 B.Sc. EE, B.Sc. Humanities).
Partner, Chief Operating Officer
Chad Elson has worked with Shulamit for over 25 years in business development, marketing and management.
Both a Founding Board Member and Chairman of the Board of The Great Octave Foundation, Mr. Elson has been engaged in a variety of philanthropic activities including as Director of Development at The Judy and Michael Steinhart Foundation.
Chad is a principal and COO in a New York investment firm. He has had extensive experience in finance, including as a Partner and Managing Director at Cantor Fitzgerald where he was co-head of Global Trading Strategies, Cantor’s international global broker dealer division. Previous to his time at Cantor, he was a Managing Director and Institutional Sales Manager at HSBC Securities and a Managing Director at Bear Stearns.
Mr. Elson holds degrees from Antioch College (BA Philosophy, BA Sociology) and the University of California, Santa Barbara (MA Philosophy, ABD Philosophy). He lives in New York State.
MediSounds to soothe patients receiving treatment at the Eastside Oncology Associates/the American Transfusion Center in New York City.