BreatheAware | About

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BreatheAware offers a new, behavioral approach to stress reduction and performance enhancement that is practical, accessible, motivating and grounded in science and medicine. We work with employers, physicians, hospitals, schools and coaches to create integrated, branded solutions that improve population health. We also provide BreatheAware to consumers!

You can read about our team and product advisory board, below. If you have any questions, send us a note!


Curt Rosenthal
Founder - Chief Innovation Officer

Curt has worked in soccer coaching, training, programming and business development for organizations such as the Brazilian Soccer Federation (CBF), CR Flamengo and the US U20 Men’s National Team. He has a B.A. from Miami University (Ohio) and an MFA from Antioch University, Los Angeles.

Peter Hermann
Founder – Chief Executive Officer

Peter has led global enterprise technology consulting, product and sales teams in public and private firms such as Marimba and BMC Software, and was founder and CEO of Belmont Software Services. He has a B.A. from Bowdoin College and an MBA from Duke University.

David May
Founder - Director of Technology

David leads our web-based and mobile technology development, systems operations and R&D. His software background ranges from product development to enterprise automation consulting and DevOps. He has a B.A. in Computer Science from East Tennessee State University.


Dr. Francoise Adan, M.D.
Medical Advisor - Stress, Resiliency, Mindfulness

Dr. Adan is the Medical Director for the University Hospitals Connor Integrative Health Network in Cleveland, Ohio. Trained as a family medicine physician and psychiatrist, she is board certified in holistic and integrative medicine, and an assistant professor at Case Western University Medical School.

Dr. Christopher A. Iannotti, M.D., Ph.D.
Medical Advisor - Neuroscience

Dr. Iannotti of Arizona Neurosurgery & Spine Specialists obtained his M.D., Ph.D. with the highest honors at Saint Louis University School of Medicine. He completed his neurosurgical residency in 2010, and completed his spine surgery fellowship at the Cleveland Clinic.

Dr. Tracy Jackson, M.D.
Medical Advisor - Pain Management

Dr. Jackson is board certified in anesthesiology and pain medicine. She completed her pain fellowship training at Stanford University, and has additional certification in medical acupuncture and yoga. She is currently associate professor of anesthesiology and pain medicine at Vanderbilt University.

Ryland Morgans, Ph.D.
Advisor - Sports Science

As Head of Fitness and Conditioning for Liverpool FC and Head of Performance for the Senior Wales Men’s National Team, Ryland has worked with top athletes such as Luis Suarez, Gareth Bale and Steven Gerrard.

Ed Harrold
Advisor - Mindful Breathing

Ed is CEO/Founder of Go BE Great Inc. He is an inspirational speaker, coach and educator in the science & application of mindful breathing for corporate wellness & performance coaching, fitness & athletic training and healthcare & stress reduction.

Dr. Daniel Angres, M.D.
Medical Advisor - Addiction

Dr. Daniel Angres is a national expert in psychiatry, addiction, and physicians' health programs. Currently, he serves as the Medical Director of the Positive Sobriety Institute as well as Chief Medical Officer of RiverMend Health Addiction Services.

Christina C. Murasco, Ph.D.
Advisor - Biosystems Engineering

Christina is assistant professor of biomedical engineering at Vanderbilt University’s Institute for Integrative Biosystems Research and Education. Christina brings her scientific background to wellness models and devices, educational technologies and data science.

Carolyn Mazur, DPT
Advisor - Physical Therapy, Training

Carolyn is CEO/Founder at Fusion Physical Therapy & Sports Performance in New York City, with over 20 years of hands-on experience with everything from professional football, tennis and basketball, to ice skaters, MMA fighters, triathletes and dancers.

Gary Hermann
Advisor - Eastern Practices

Gary has extensive expertise regarding meditation and mindfulness techniques acquired through more than forty-five years of involvement in the martial arts, studying and practicing: Taekwondo, Tai-Chi Chuan, Bagua Zhang, Xing-Yi Chuan, Qigong and Kimoodo.

If you train yourself to breathe a little bit slower it can have long-term health benefits...decreasing inflammation, improving heart health, boosting your immune system and maybe even improving longevity.

Murali Doraiswamy, Duke University Medical Center

professor of psychiatry