Our Team

The leadership team at HeartMath Inc (and its wholly owned subsidiary HeartMath LLC) is comprised of a dedicated, knowledgeable and caring group of people. Through the commitment of our staff and our network of alliance partners and licensees, we strive to make our greatest contribution to society by bringing heart intelligence to the world and empowering heart-based living.

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    Doc Childre, Founder, Chairman and Co-CEO

    Doc Childre is the founder of HeartMath and a global authority on optimizing human performance and personal effectiveness. He is the originator of the HeartMath® System, a set of practical, heart-based technologies and tools that all people can use to reduce stress, improve performance, and enhance health and well-being. The HeartMath System is widely used by Fortune 500 companies, government and police organizations, hospitals, clinics, schools and thousands of individuals. In 1991, Doc founded the nonprofit HeartMath Institute (HMI), a 501 (c) 3 research and education organization. HMI’s emotional physiology, organizational, educational, and clinical research has been published in peer-reviewed scientific journals and presented at numerous scientific conferences worldwide. Doc Childre chairs the Scientific Advisory Board of IHM and serves as Chairman of Quantum Intech Inc. (dba HeartMath Inc.) and HeartMath LLC. Doc is the author or co-author of a dozen books, including The HeartMath Solution, Transforming Stress, Transforming Anxiety, Transforming Anger, Transforming Depression and The HeartMath Approach to Managing Hypertension. He is also the creator of the award-winning emWave® heart rhythm coherence technology. Doc is also a consultant to business leaders, scientists, educators, and the entertainment industry through his firm Top-Down Consulting.

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    Deborah Rozman, Ph.D., President and Co-CEO

    Deborah Rozman, Ph.D. is President and co-CEO of HeartMath Inc with HeartMath founder and Chairman Doc Childre. Deborah is a behavioral psychologist and since 1991 has helped lead HeartMath’s mission to facilitate a more resilient and heart-based world. Deborah co-authored with Doc Childre the Transforming book series which includes four titles: Transforming Stress, Transforming Anger, Transforming Anxiety and Transforming Depression. She also co-authored Heart Intelligence: Connecting with the Heart’s Intuitive Guidance for Effective Choices and Solutions.

    Deborah is a key spokesperson for HeartMath, giving media interviews and keynote addresses on how heart intelligence can accelerate personal, social and global wellbeing. She has appeared in documentary films, telesummits, and hosts the HeartMath “Add Heart” Podcast. Deborah serves on the Advisory Board of the Transformative Technology Lab and on HeartMath Institute’s Scientific Advisory Board and Global Coherence Initiative Steering Committee.

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    Howard Martin, EVP, Strategic Development

    Howard Martin brings more than thirty years of experience in business and personal development to the position of Executive Vice President, Strategic Development. Howard’s responsibilities include global alliances, marketing, and program and product development. Howard has been instrumental in assisting Doc Childre in the development and teaching of HeartMath’s programs since its inception. He speaks internationally on the HeartMath approach to advancing human performance that is based on compelling scientific research linking heart function with health, emotional well-being and intelligence. Howard is co-author with Doc Childre of The HeartMath Solution, published in 2000 by Harper San Francisco. He also developed Nightingale-Conant’s tape series, “The HeartMath Method.” Howard is a dynamic speaker, and has delivered hundreds of workshops and keynote addresses to audiences ranging from corporations, to the armed forces, to educators, families, and human service providers. As a key spokesperson for HeartMath, he has conducted hundreds of media interviews. His appearances include CNN Headline News, U.P.I. Radio network, WNBC-TV-New York, WGN-TV-Chicago, Discovery Channel-Beyond 2000, CBN/Canada, New Women, Muscle and Fitness, San Francisco Chronicle, Billboard, and the Boston Globe.

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    Chris Jacob, VP, Finance/COO

    Chris Jacob is a businesswoman, teacher, and speaker. As Vice President of Finance and Chief Operating Officer, she is an active participant in the development of strategic plans, managing operational processes, and overseeing human resources and staff development. Her duties include financial reporting, government compliance, risk management, database management, and financing. At Louisiana State University Ms. Jacob graduated with honors in Mathematics and French and earned an M.S. Degree in Mathematics. She has eleven years of institutional teaching experience, including Louisiana State University and Tougaloo College in Jackson, Mississippi. In 1980 she moved to California, where she became a partner in Planetary Publications, currently the publishing division of HMLLC. She began extensive training in accounting, computer programming, and data processing management and has served as Chief Financial Officer for Planetary Publications since 1987. In 1991, when Doc Childre founded the HeartMath Institute , Chris served as its controller. She continued in this role until 1997 when HeartMath LLC was established as a separate entity and she became its CFO. Chris has also delivered HeartMath programs throughout the United States and Canada on conflict resolution, empowerment and stress management for businesses and schools.

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    Harald Striepe, Chief Technology Officer

    Harald Striepe has over 30 years of experience in engineering, business development, marketing and business management. He served in senior management positions at Digital Equipment Corporation and Apple Computer, Inc. While at Apple, Harald lead the worldwide launch of Apple’s online community eWorld He is also a founder and principal of Windholm Partners, a consulting firm serving clients in defining and executing business, marketing and product strategies with clients including Sony Business Development (Europe). He was also cofounder and COO of Extracents Corporation, a startup in financial services serving banks.

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    Owen Ward, Chief Strategy Officer

    Owen Ward serves as the Chief Strategy Officer at HeartMath Inc., where his journey of personal transformation through HeartMath practices has ignited a deep-hearted passion to empower people worldwide to harness the intelligence of their hearts. Owen is one of the principal architects behind the innovative HeartMath app, and oversees HeartMath’s strategic direction and marketing initiatives. Prior to joining HeartMath, Owen’s career was marked by a series of successful entrepreneurial ventures and investments.

Advisory Boards

HeartMath works with many leading authorities in their respective fields and has formed a number of advisory boards to consult with on key initiatives.

HeartMath Institute Scientific Advisory Board