Meet Our Team


Dr. Stephen Cain DC


Dr. Stephen Cain is a Health Coach who has focused his studies and his practice on brain health and performance. While in Chiropractic school at Life University in Marietta, GA he enrolled in a post graduate diplomat program called Functional Neurology. This is a field focused on natural ways to optimize the human brain. He has also been doing his own extensive research on neuroplasticity for the last 10 years. He leads various workshops, exercise courses, and seminars on brain health in the greater Detroit area. Dr. Cain is also an award winning public speaker which allows him to effectively communicate complex neurological concepts in a simple and understandable language. 

– ACE Certified Health Coach 2016
-Brain Health and Performance Workshop Instructor 2013
– Present Over 8 years of personal studies into brain health
– 260 hours of completed coursework in Functional Neurology
– Life University Neurology Club officer 2009-2011
– Life University Neurology Club member 2008-2011
– Doctor of Chiropractic from Life University Marietta, GA 2011 (Cum Laude) – ACE Certified -Personal Trainer and Bootcamp Instructor Marietta, GA 2007 – Bachelor of Science from the -University of Michigan Ann Arbor, MI 2007

Charles Hall

Executive Director

Charles is originally from the San Francisco Bay Area and grew up in San Jose California. At his first job as a Psychiatric Nurse at a Mental Health and Rehabilitation Center in San Jose, California he saw first hand how life is for those with very poor mental health. After leaving nursing he became a Certified Professional Health and Wellness Coach. His main insight through this process was that ‘information deficiency’ was not the problem. The best application of information was needed to help others thrive in their health. In his next step to help others prevent the problems he saw as a nurse he brought in health professionals such as naturopathic doctors, individuals who had healed their bodies and minds, chiropractors, and therapists into the South Bay Energized Life Forum. After that venture came and went he began to work with one of the speakers from that forum, Dr. Stephen Cain (current president of Whole Brain Health) and they created what is now the Whole Brain Health Initiative Organization which has successfully helped dozens of communities and hundreds of individuals redesign their brain health lifestyles.

Summary of Experience

-500+ hours of Group Instruction for Brain Health Education with Active Older Adults and Seniors – 2016 to Present
-Experienced speaker in brain health lifestyle education – 2016 to Present
-3,000+ hours personal studies into health and wellness education – 2008 to Present
-Over 300 hours of public speaking and leadership development through Toastmasters International – 2012 to 2019
-Placed in the Division Level for Toastmasters Humorous Speech Contest 2014
-Advanced Communicator Bronze Toastmaster – 2015
-Competent Leadership Toastmaster – 2015
-Former CEO of the South Bay Energized Life Forum (formerly Silicon Valley Health Forum) – 2011 to 2012
-Former Psychiatric Nurse – 2010 to 2011
-Certificate in Professional Health and Wellness Coaching from HealthCoachingU – 2010
-Bachelor’s of Art in Global Studies from UCSB, graduated with Honors – 2007

Dr. Janani Dhinakaran

Program Director

Dr. Janani Dhinakaran is a Program Director, Health Coach and Facilitator at WBHI. She advises on the Neuroscience content, manages a team of health coaches and oversees online content production. 

She has a PhD in Neuropsychology from the University of Oldenburg, Germany. Her topic of research was visual attention in different cognitive states. She also did a research assistantship at Stanford on emotion regulation in children with autism/ADHD. During her Masters in Neuroscience from the University of Edinburgh her thesis was on the structural and functional differences in the brains of musicians and non-musicians. Her Bachelors in Science laid a strong foundation in Biological sciences. 

Dr Dhinakaran founded Rise in 2016 and practices as a Mind Body Health Coach and Wellness Speaker. 

She works in preventive health by teaching Brain Fitness, StressLess, and Qigong at the YMCA. She is also trained in YMCA’s CDC Diabetes Prevention Program. She has seen first hand how powerful lifestyle changes can be at improving health. She enjoys conducting workshops, giving classes and talks on health as she believes that spreading health education empowers people to behave more proactively to prevent the suffering of illness. 

Her academic background and training in various health modalities enriches her work in health. Techniques she uses include: 

1. Qigong
2. Yoga
3. Meditation
4. Breathing exercises
5. Self hypnosis
6. Visualizations
7. Expression arts therapy (art, drama, music)
8. Nutrition information
9. Lifestyle habits (sleep, physical activity, cognitive challenge)
10. Support, resources and accountability to reinforce positive health habits. 

Maria Nunez

Lead Program Facilitator

Maria has a Masters in Neurocognition, Education and Learning at the Institute of Educational Links. March 2013-2015. With the thesis of: Dance therapy, an alternative to decrease stress-anxiety levels in adolescents for better school performance. 

A Masters in Theology from the Pontifical University of Mexico. 2012-2013. 

A bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the Universidad del Valle de México 

Her professional objective is to promote spaces that lead to reflection, where deep self-knowledge is allowed to be generated, guiding students and patients to seek the beautiful, the good and the true. 

She has had experience in managing stress-anxiety with her own MAGNUMI method, applying self-knowledge especially with young people and adolescents of more than 12 different nationalities, present in the Czech Republic, Italy, France, Spain, Portugal , Brazil, Mexico and the United States. I have created choreographies of social impact, involving the creative movement with adolescents. 

She has also been a teacher at various Universities and Institutes at the bachelor’s and baccalaureate levels, teaching the subjects of Introduction to Psychology of the first degree, Selected Topics of Family Orientation of the third degree of the Degree in Family Education, as well as subjects in Humanities. 

She has conducted dance therapy workshops in civil associations with associates and employees to reduce levels of anxiety and stress. 

She has been an international volunteer at Concordia AC in the city of Amiens, in France, and this year 2018 at the Institute of Neurosciences of Stanford California, with the project “Dance to Remember” class, (Dance to remember) to improve memory, as well as in Whole Brain Health making my method known. 

I am currently in active work with professional women suffering from fibromyalgia, through my MAGNUMI method, also offering face-to-face and online dance therapy workshops.

Dr. Amrita Sharma

Lead Program Facilitator