Board Of Directors

Norman Balassiano

Norman Balassiano

Execuitive Director

While rehabilitating from surgery, I heeded the call to settle down—out of necessity. Once I did, something remarkable happened: I finally figured out a way to achieve bliss, in body, mind, and spirit. Poor health decisions hinder potential, while holistic wellness supports dreams to come true. And thus, Angels of Health was born.

I compiled studies and data to support my new mission: to lose weight, gain energy, look youthful, and feel vibrant. By taking my propriety style of yoga, exercise, clean eating, and lots of praying, my lifestyle changes have translated into sustainable wellness and a successful home and business life.

That’s what brings me here, to you now.  When it comes to health, I know there’s a higher authority involved. But I also knows that GD gave me the gift of unwavering resolve, so I could help people by passing along the information I have—and hopefully inspire healthy, positive, and sustainable lifestyle changes.

If there’s a principal lesson to learn from my story, it’s that you can change the world, one person at a time—and that the transformation starts from within.

Betsy Bragg

Betsy Bragg

Education Director

Betsy Bragg is the designer, teacher and author of Eat to Thrive: 10-Weeks to Lifelong Healthy Habits and Healthy Living.  Betsy is the former executive director of Optimum Health Solution from 2008 to 2018. She has a diverse background, including 45 years as a classroom teacher (kindergarten through college) and serving as the Director of Middlesex County Employment and Training Program for Refugees and Immigrants. She was a principal of Lindsley Planning Associates contracting with the United Nations, USAID and Central American Bank in the West Indies, the Philippines, Japan, and El Salvador.

Betsy is a Certified Hippocrates Health Educator and Recipient of the 2014 Humanitarian Service Award of Hippocrates Health Institute.

Her varied experiences as an educator, counselor, chef, and computer consultant have combined to prepare her for her chosen role as Education Director of Optimum Health Solution, a non-profit organization dedicated to preventing obesity, chronic disease, and malnutrition, especially in children through education and advocacy of healthy living. 

Betsy’s education includes a bachelor’s degree from Smith College in history and English, a master’s in counseling and education from Stanford University and Harvard University, a master’s in education from Boston University in the administration of multi-cultural non-profit organizations, and certification as a Hippocrates Health Educator.

Dr. Brian Clement

Dr. Brian Clement

Ph.D., N.M.D., C.N.,

Dr. Brian Clement, Ph.D., N.M.D., C.N., has spearheaded the international progressive health movement for more than three decades. By conducting daily clinical research as the director of the renowned Hippocrates Health Institute, the world’s foremost complementary residential health Mecca, he and his team have developed a state of the art program for health maintenance and recovery. His Florida center has pioneered a program and established training in active aging and disease prevention. With hundreds of thousands of people participating

in this program over the last half-century, volumes of data have been accrued giving Clement a privileged insight into the lifestyle required to maintain youth, vitality, and stamina. His latest book “Longevity” delivers cutting-edge knowledge coupled with a common sense practical approach that will raise your level of health and happiness.

Dr. Clement is first and foremost a devoted husband and a caring father. In addition to daily counseling and research studies, Clement conducts conferences worldwide on attaining health and creating longevity giving them a roadmap for redirecting, enriching and extending their lives.

Tom Lindsley

Tom Lindsley

President

Tom Lindsley’s commitment is to improve the psychological, educational and emotional health of children by ending childhood obesity. He is a guiding light to the Executive Director and fellow Board members. With two children of his own, Tom blends his corporate and personal life in support of Optimum Health Solution.

Tom has kept on the leading edge of nutrition and health by; personally visiting and working with the methods of many of the top alternative health centers in the country, hosting the leading scientists in nutrition for over 20 years in Boston, traveling to other cultures to discover native methods and habits of indigenous cultures that optimize health.

Tom also has his Bachelor’s degree in Economics from the University of Massachusetts and is the owner of Tom Sawyer Inc, Construction Services.

Joseph Lucier

Joseph Lucier

Treasurer

Joseph Lucier LMT NANP, is a licensed medical massage therapist, a student of herbalism, software engineer and a long time student of Asian culture. He is also an advocate for plant-based nutrition and veganism, a Vegan Chef, health educator, and lecturer. He has a degree in Chinese Studies from Boston College, Boston MA USA. After college, he moved to Asia and lived there for 15 years. He then returned to the US, worked as a software engineer while also focusing on Medical Massage Therapy. In 2001, he learned the Tam Healing System, inspired by the selfless dedication of Tom Tam to remove suffering and help people.

Additionally, he supports health through the Living Foods Lifestyle through the following activities:

Founder of the Raw New England Community

Author, Avocado Joy

Trainer – Healthy Living Seminars for food preparation and nutrition

Publisher and Editor, The Raw New England Community Newsletter

 

Carolyn Montalto

Carolyn Montalto

Clerk

Carolyn Montalto joins the OHS board as our new clerk. With over 25 years experience in nonprofit management, Carolyn’s background is well-suited to assisting with all aspects of running a small grassroots organization. When she served as executive director of the Walker Center for Ecumenical Exchange, a retreat facility in Newton, MA, she expanded the food service to include vegetarian and vegan options. By providing delicious, nutritious and healthy meals, group reservations increased steadily until the center was booked solid! Currently, Carolyn is the executive director of the Community Day Center of Waltham, a day shelter for individuals in Waltham who are experiencing homelessness. She brings a wide range of skills to her leadership of this organization–from marketing communications to operations management–but she feels particular joy providing nutritious lunches and designing workshops in health and wellness for her guests. The Day Center has its own flower, herb, and vegetable garden so that guests can grow and help prepare their own food. In her spare time, Carolyn loves to shop at farmer’s markets, collect cookbooks, and try out new vegan recipes for her family.