Making a Life Changing Impact

Real People. Real Stories.

David Benhoff Lt. Col/USMC (Retired)

David Benhoff is a retired Marine Corps officer with over 25 years of extensive service, including three combat tours in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Panama.

He has a B.A. in history from Virginia Military Institute, a M.Ed. from Lynchburg College, and has published two books: Afghanistan: Alone and Unafraid and Among the People: US Marines in Iraq.

After retiring from the military in 2012, like so many other veterans it was time for him to discover his new life’s mission. Fate intervened and David found himself helping a Korean War veteran who was having difficulty navigating the VA system, managing his health care and some basic life needs. David read a job posting with a position dedicated to performing the same things for other aging veterans.

Through his personal and professional experience David was compelled to assist aging veterans who fought for our country and now need advocates themselves. This passion is what inspired him to participate and collaborate with co-founder Molly Brooks in forming Hero’s Bridge.

Since the organization’s inception, David has focused his experience, time, and resources on assisting fellow veterans and their families in the most difficult of circumstances. He was instrumental in identifying
and developing Hero’s Bridge core programs. His insight into the unique needs of our heroes is what compels everyone involved in our organization.

David’s mission to provide aging veterans companionship, resources, and assistance with a variety of needs has integrated itself into every facet of Hero’s Bridge and our mission.

Current Research

Our Team of Experts

Click below to read more about the current research being conducted by Dr. Atsuhisa Nakano, MD, PhD, Dr. Aya Nakano, MD, PhD, and Dr. Antoine Chevalier, PhD.

Atsuhisa Nakano, MD, PhD

Atsuhisa Nakano, MD, PhD

As a top neurosurgical specialist in the world, Dr. Atsuhisa Nakano performed more than 5000 brain surgeries, including more than 300 extreme cases at 100% success rate and without any complications which include more than 32 hours of surgical time per case. He is committed to research and new therapies that add to his existing practice to better serve the Osaka community and the rest of the world.

Aya Nakano, MD, PhD

Aya Nakano, MD, PhD

Dr. Aya Nakano is a neurosurgeon who felt the limits of Western medicine not only through daily work but also through experiences of caring for families with brain tumor, stroke, suicide, depression, developmental disorder, autism, cancer, and so on. She has been exploring the world’s holistic therapy for over 20 years. Dr. Aya Nakano is a mother of four children. 

C. Norman Shealy, M.D., PH.D.

C. Norman Shealy, M.D., PH.D.

C. Norman Shealy, M.D., Ph.D., D. Sc., FACS, DABNS is President of Shealy -Sorin Wellness and Holos Energy Medicine Education. He created the concept of Holistic Medicine in 1971 with the introduction of spinal cord stimulation and TENS. He is editor of Journal of Comprehensive Integrative Medicine. He was founding President of the American Holistic Medical Association in 1978. He has 14 patents in Energy Medicine, has published 36 books and over 350 articles. Dr. Shealy’s innovations include Electro-acupuncture, Spinal Cord Stimulation, Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS), the RejuvaMatrix ® for rejuvenating telomeres, and Transcutaneous Acupuncture, which also rejuvenates telomeres; Chakra Sweep Gamma PEMF for stress reduction and opioid addiction, Sapphire Enhanced Scalar for remarkable biochemical reduction in stress. and Biogenics Retraining of the Nervous System based on his PhD in Humanistic Psychology.