Founder and Director of the Integrative Health Program at Massachusetts General Hospital
Instructor at Harvard Medical School
Dr. Nada Milosavljevic (Dr. Nada) is the Founder and CEO of Sage Tonic, an innovative holistic program for wellness. The proceeds benefit high school students to provide education and treatment to promote preventive health. She is Founder and Director of the Integrative Health Program (IHP) at Massachusetts General Hospital, a collaborative research study and treatment program with Boston-area schools. Her program was named one of the “Top 10 Big Ideas to Transform Education” by Boston Globe Magazine.
Dr. Nada is a double board-certified, Harvard-trained physician and faculty member at Harvard Medical School whose practice includes treatments utilizing integrative and functional medicine. She holds specialty certifications in regenerative and functional medicine, medical acupuncture, Ayurvedic medicine, and Chinese herbal treatments.
Prior to her career in medicine, Dr. Nada practiced law with a focus on intellectual property in the biotech industry. She is the first MD/Certified Tea Specialist in the U.S. and has served on the advisory board of the Specialty Tea Institute, worked as medical advisor to international tea industry journals, and is a contributing health &wellness writer for several publications.
Further to her expertise in evidence-based integrative medicine, Dr. Nada has provided expert testimony before the USDA / HHS regarding the most recent update to the US Dietary Guidelines.
She has authored numerous publications and a critically-acclaimed book, Holistic Health for Adolescents. Dr. Nada has been featured in popular media: Glamour, Oprah, HEALTH, NBC’s Today, Shape, Goop!, Brit + Co, Teen Vogue, Boston Magazine, Reader’s Digest, Bustle.com, Muscle and Fitness, Natural Practitioner, Prevention, and Yoga Journal to name a few.
In September 2018, she became the MD Host of Spartan HEALTH, a YouTube and podcast show which is part of the Spartan UP! podcast series.
Executive Vice President, Corporate Relations & PR
ITO EN, North America, Inc.
A tea industry connoisseur with a refined approach to the U.S. Japanese culture and innovative marketing, Rona Tison is the Executive Vice President of Corporate Relations at ITO EN (North America) INC., Japan’s #1 green tea brand and the world’s leading purveyor of premium and sustainably grown green tea and healthy beverages. Tison is responsible for maintaining and developing the company’s corporate image through branding, public relations and promotional events. The company has received numerous awards to include recognition as one of “50 Companies Changing the World” by FORTUNE for its commitment to sustainability and the revitalization of tea farms through its Tea Region Development Project, and its proprietary tea leaf recycling program.
In addition to her role at ITO EN, Tison serves on the Board of the Tea Association of the USA and the Tea & Health Committee, the U.S.-Japan Council and Advisory Board of the Global Tea Initiative at University of California, Davis, and member of the Tea & Herbal Association of Canada. She has been a speaker at the World Tea Expo, San Francisco, Los Angeles & Northwest Tea Festivals, the United Nations, Shizuoka World Tea Festival, James Beard House and Smithsonian Lecture Series. She received the “2017 John Harney Lifetime Achievement Award” for her educational contributions to the tea industry, the first woman to ever receive this prestigious award.
Executive Director, Japan-America Society of Dallas/Fort Worth
Paul Pass is Executive Director of the Japan-America Society of Dallas/Fort Worth, where he oversees board governance, fundraising, operational management, organizational strategy, programming, and relationships with 200+ Japanese companies in North Texas. He previously worked at Asia Society Texas Center, the World Affairs Council of Houston, the United States House of Representatives, the Delegation of the European Union to the United States, Indiana University, and the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center.