Our Board of Advisors
TaskGroup benefits from the wisdom and experience of experts in the fields of medicine, health care, and physical therapy. These experts make up the Board of Advisors for TaskGroup. Our advisors are not directors. They do not vote or have duties that involve financial or legal matters. What they do for our ergonomic consulting and technology firm is provide their expertise in specialty areas that impact the health, safety, and productivity of workers. Meet the professionals who serve as our Board of Advisors:
Dr. Ananthakrishnan trained with one of the pioneers of scoliosis surgery, Dr. David Bradford, at the University of California at San Francisco. After completion of her fellowship, she practiced orthopedic and spine surgery for more than three years at the University of Washington in Seattle.
In 2007, she left Seattle to work with Medecins Sans Frontieres/Doctors without Borders in Port Harcourt, Nigeria. She then worked as a volunteer consultant at the World Health Organization in Geneva, Switzerland, before starting her position at Emory University.
She maintains an interest in developing-world orthopedics and is currently involved in projects in the Philippines and Malawi. Her practice focuses on adult degenerative conditions, including scoliosis. She also treats adolescent spinal disorders as well as tumors and cervical conditions.
Dr. Myers is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine expert. He moved to Atlanta to practice in 2003 after completing a yearlong fellowship with world-renowned orthopedic surgeon Dr. James Andrews.
While training with Dr. Andrews, Dr. Myers assisted in the care of marquis athletes from all areas of professional and college sports. He served as an associate team physician for the Washington Redskins NFL football team, as well as NCAA Division I athletic teams from Alabama. He participated in spring training coverage for the Tampa Bay Devil Rays and the Cincinnati Reds of Major League Baseball.
Prior to his sports medicine training he completed a residency in orthopedic surgery at Harvard Medical School, which is one of the top orthopedic programs in the country. While in residency, Dr. Myers assisted with care of athletes from the New England Patriots and Harvard athletic programs.
Dr. Filly is co-founder of the UCSF Fetal Treatment Center, the pioneering organization known worldwide since 1981 as the “Birthplace of Fetal Surgery.” Frequently featured in national and international news articles, he has received numerous awards, including the prestigious Pioneer Award of the World Federation of Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology and the Fry Memorial Award of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine – the highest award for a North American sonologist.
He is one of fewer than 100 worldwide fellows of the Society of Radiologists in Ultrasound, and he is also a fellow of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine. Dr. Filly has published more than 400 peer-reviewed manuscripts and more than 70 textbook chapters. He is the co-author of two books and an educational CD-ROM–Upper Abdominal Sonographic Anatomy.
Richard Bernstein, M.D., successfully completed all requirements for Board Certification in adult neurology and was named a Diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (board-certified in Adult Neurology). Subsequently, he received the distinct honor of being named by the American Academy of Neurology as a Fellow of the American Academy of Neurology (FAAN), an honor held by only a small minority of neurologists at academic institutions or in private practice.
Darrell E. White, M.D. is the founder of Skyvision Centers. Dr. White graduated from Williams College in 1982 with a BA in biology. He then attended the University of Vermont College of Medicine, receiving his medical degree in 1986. Internship at Rhode Island Hospital (a Brown University teaching hospital) was followed by an ophthalmology residency at New York University. Dr. White’s training culminated in a year as the Executive Chief Resident in 1990.
Dr. Berland is board-certified in Ophthalmology and fellowship-trained in pediatric ophthalmology and adult strabismus. His specialty is comprehensive medical and surgical eye care in children, including surgery to correct eye muscle imbalance, tear duct obstruction, cataracts, glaucoma and abnormalities of the eyelid. He also specializes in eye muscle surgery in adults.
Dr. Berland is the Assistant Chief of Ophthalmology at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Scottish Rite and has a distinguished background. He has been named in the Atlanta Magazine and US News and World Report “Top Doctors” publication on multiple occasions. He had the honor to serve as president and vice president of the Thomas Eye Group. As assistant professor in the Department of Ophthalmology at Louisiana State University School of Medicine, he taught eye surgery to younger doctors. He is proud to have served as an eye surgeon in the U.S. Army Medical Corps at the rank of major.
Dr. Morris is the owner and executive director of Back In Motion Chiropractic and has been in practice for more than 12 years. He has developed a family and sports-oriented practice, using techniques that are gentle and effective. He also has extensive experience in treating acute pain patients ranging from auto accidents to sports injuries.
He graduated magna cum laude from Life University in March of 2000 and holds a specialty certificate as a Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician. He is a Diplomate of the American Chiropractic Board of Sports Physicians, as well as a member of the National Strength and Conditioning Association.
He currently works with the University of Georgia Athletic Association including football, gymnastics, track and field, swimming, and Olympic sports. He has experience with high level athletics and injuries that occur in the sports arena.
Dr. Green attended college at Rutgers University and went on to attend the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey where she earned M.D. and MPH in epidemiology. Her academic interests include topics with a large public health impact, such as stroke and migraine, and she is quite passionate about end-of-life issues. She plans to pursue a career in general neurology.
Dr. Banov did his residency and fellowship in psychiatry from 1990-1993 at McLean Hospital and Harvard Medical School in in Boston, Massachusetts. He carries triple board certification in adult, adolescent, and addiction psychiatry. He also is board-certified as clinical research investigator. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Integrative Holistic Medicine. His specialties include psychotic, mood, and anxiety disorders; as well as ADHD, substance abuse, and co-morbid medical disorders.
Dr. Brakeville has been working in the field of physical therapy for more than 25 years and is a recognized expert in sports medicine and orthopedics. Additionally, he has further training in orthopedic evaluation methods under the guidance of Dr. Thomas Myers, M.D., and adolescent orthopedics with David Marshall, M.D.
Dr. Soave is a doctor of physical therapy and works at Performance Orthopedics in Bingham Farms, Michigan. He studied medicine at the Wayne State University School of Medicine and graduated in 1981.
Dr. Henriques is a board-certified audiologist and is the lead provider at North Georgia Audiology in Woodstock, Georgia. She has been practicing audiology since 1985, earning a doctorate from the University of Florida and a master’s degree from LSU Medical Center.
She is actively involved in her community as a past chairwoman of the Cherokee County Chamber Leadership steering committee and past president of the Towne Lake Optimist club and a member of her church choir at Transfiguration Catholic Church. She is a member and past president of the Georgia Academy of Audiology, as well as a fellow of the American Academy of Audiology and the Academy of Doctors of Audiology. She is also active in promoting issues pertaining to the advancement of Audiology Nationally and in the state of Georgia. She is originally from New Orleans.
Dr. Vettraino is a physician specializing in spinal bio-mechanics. He is president of TaskGroup. He has been in private practice, held executive positions in major corporations, founded industrial clinics in Arizona and Michigan, and taught ergonomics at Oakland University and Oakland Community College.
He has published numerous articles and papers in trade and professional journals on cumulative trauma disorders in the workplace. Dr. Vettraino has worked with numerous Fortune 500 corporations creating or improving their ergonomic process and with many of the major office furniture manufacturers to create ergonomic products.
Mr. Sousa was born in Boston and grew up in Miami. He moved to Atlanta to attend Georgia Tech and received his degree in physics in 2003. Prior to opening Ember Yoga he was a partner in a Woodstock based engineering firm.
Mr. Sousa brings his knowledge of healing to TaskGroup Advisors in developing office yoga techniques and practices that inspire employees toward a healthier lifestyle. His soothing presence eludes health and well-being and a better life. This suites well with employees as the interest in Yoga across the nation is at an all time high. Jeff also offers internal corporate programs as well as contributing to our writings and teachings at TaskGroup.
Contact us today for more information about the notable professionals who serve as our advisors. Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, we work with companies throughout the nation and around the world.