Founder: Alice Hudnall Cash, Ph.D., LCSW

Alice CVDr. Alice Cash is one of the world’s few clinical musicologists. Based in Louisville, Kentucky, USA, she brings to her work over 40 years of professional experience as a college professor, clinical therapist, solo and chamber music performer and composer.

Since 1990, Dr. Cash has been in the field of Music Medicine and conducted clinical research at the University of Louisville School of Medicine, under the guidance of Dr. Joel Elkes, Dr. Leah Dickstein, and Dr. Rif El-Mallakh.  Her clinical work at the University of Louisville lead to her career in music medicine.

In addition to her work with the University of Louisville, Dr. Cash lead the development of using music a hospital setting at Baptist East Hospital, Louisvile, KY. She has founded 3 companies: Healing Music Enterprises, Surgical Serenity Solutions and Crescent Hill Counseling.

In 2008, Dr. Cash received a United States patent on her unique process for using music in the perioperative process. Today her pre-programmed headphones are being used in leading hospitals in the U.S. and other countries.

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“Dr. Alice H. has as many facets as a well cut diamond. She is an educated and experienced professional musician; as well as a well respected professional counselor and business women. I had the privilege to know Dr Alice when she first conceived of the idea to use the healing powers of music for surgery patients. My wife experienced the positive benefits of music to aid her through two complicated surgeries successfully. I recommend the power of Dr Alice’s headphones and music.”
Jack Allen SPHR, Senior Consultant and owner, JCA CONSULTING LLC

CEO: Haleh Karimi, MBA

HalehHaleh has worked within Information Technology sector of several Fortune 500 companies and helped create an IT Development Center for one from foundation to complete successful fruition. She has over 15 years of management experience in areas of Finance, Operations, HR, Development, and Governance. She is currently the Chair of World Affairs Council of Kentucky and Southern Indiana, Co-Chairs the Industrial Advisory Board for the Computer Engineering and Computer Science Department at the University of Louisville and is the upcoming Chair of Network of Entrepreneurial Women. She also teaches at Brown Mackie College as well as ITT Technical Institute.


International Sales: Dr. Yasser Nawara

Dr. Yasser Nawara graduated from the Faculty of Medicine at Cairo University in December 1993.  He has completed his internship program on December 1994, and joined the Internal Medicine residency program (with a cardiology subspecialty) in Cairo University / MOH hospitals till the end of 1996. He has more than twenty years of cumulative experiences in Clinical Medicine, Clinical Governance/Leadership, Clinical Risk Management, Hospital Management, Performance Improvement, Healthcare Research, Health Systems Statistics, Accreditation Preparation, Information Management, in addition to ongoing Education and Training of Clinical Staff.

As of 2016 Dr. Nawara is a Certified Professional in Healthcare Quality (CPHQ) with more than 30 CME completed online courses from Harvard Medical School. In September 2016 he has joined the MEJA Group-US as Independent Contractor Associate & VP of International Operations.  In August 2018, he joined the team at Surgical Serenity Solutions, he has joined Surgical Serenity as an International Sales Agent with a focus on the Middle East and African markets

Medical Device Advisor: Todd Staples

TAS HeadshotTodd Staples is a medical device sales and marketing consultant, strategic marketing team leader, and has held various titles throughout his career in sales all contributing greatly to the breadth and depth of his experience.  A former US Marine serving during the Desert Shield/Storm conflict, Todd returned home after two tours overseas and left military service.  Within a few short years he earned his B.S. in Biochemistry and Cell Biology at the University of California at San Diego, and began working as a researcher first at the Salk Institute and then at Scripps Research Institute in San Diego.  Research in a lab wasn’t a very good match for Todd and the clinical applications for new technology in the medical field was a very attractive field because it gave him an opportunity to serve once again, but more so this time because he really could make a difference and see the results every day.  Since then Todd has spent 16 years in this industry many of the giants including Pfizer, Stryker, Covidien, Hill Rom, Moog Medical, and Teleflex Medical.  In 2012 TASSMA was formed as a private venture to focus entirely on small startups and their strategic sales channel objectives.  Todd began working with Dr. Cash as an advisor in late 2012 and was has enjoyed guiding the journey as business goals and objectives have come into focus and new markets have been developed around the Cloud Kit concept.  Todd is a big proponent of the Surgical Serenity Solution and believes that every hospital will be using musical “entrainment” in the near future.

COO: John Henderson

JohnHenderson2With over thirty years in business development, John Henderson’s credits include Senior Management with JCPenney, webmaster for Win.Net, a nationally recognized ISP; membership development for the National Association of the Self-Employed; Seminar Leader with Fred Pryor Seminars and the Management Team of Roto-Graphic Printing Company. He has served his community as a Senior Advisor to the McKendree College Center for Business Excellence, Adjunct Professor for a Louisville, Kentucky College and Board Member of the Kentucky Indiana Personal Computer User Group.

John Henderson, founding principle of I-Net Marketing, is known for training the trainer. A unique speaker, coach and consultant, John is able to draw from his actual experience in both large and small organizations. He works with companies and individuals that want to incorporate the use of Internet Marketing and Internet web development while maintaining the constraints of fiscal controls and accepted business practices.. His seminars are constructed based on each individual client’s goals. From “HTML 101” to “Understanding Financials for the Non-Financial,” participants are exposed to real tools and actual events that they can use in training their team.

John’s most popular seminar, “Tombstone or Park Bench: How to Build A Successful Website,” has been presented from Long Island, NY to Long Beach, CA, and from the top floor of the Sears Tower in Chicago, IL to the Kennedy Briefing room within the Kennedy Space Center, Florida.

His hallmark is combining successful business practices with the Internet medium. He published “Getting the Search Engine Ranking Your Website Deserves: META Tags Yield To Google’s PageRank” as a search Engine Standard, the e-book reached #2 in Amazon sales rankings.

Advisor: Dr. Crystal Sahner: Health Psychology and Music Therapy

CrystalDr Crystal Sahner holds a doctorate in clinical psychology from the Illinois School of Psychology and an undergraduate degree in music therapy from DePaul University in Chicago.  She has been an advisor to Surgical Serenity Solutions since 2005.  Dr. Sahner has a clinical private practice in Louisville, KY.