Gladys T. McGarey, MD, co-founder of the AHMA, is now affectionately known as the Mother of Holistic Medicine. She has always been a pioneer and visionary and began working for change from the beginning. She pioneered Fathers in the Delivery Room; co-founded the Academy of Parapsychology and Medicine; created the only Association for Research and Enlightenment Clinic based on the work of Edgar Cayce; Utilized and trained physicians in acupuncture in the U.S.; taught safer birthing practices to rural women in Afghanistan, and the list goes on. She continues her efforts to change the paradigm in medicine as the President of the Foundation For Living Medicine, formerly known as the Gladys Taylor McGarey Medical Foundation. She is a successful author and popular speaker.