Akal Enterprise Team

Richard J. Hine

Richard J. Hine


Rich is a serial entrepreneur and real estate developer with nearly thirty year’s experience in residential and commercial construction...


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Bill Mechnick

Bill Mechnick


Bill Mechnick, ASLA facilitates the project planning process and helps to translate the Shenandoah Wellness Center’s mission...


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Dexter Manley

Dexter Manley


Dexter Manley; an American Legend, nicknamed the "Secretary of Defense" was born February 2, 1959 in Houston, Texas.


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John Macaulay, MD

John Macaulay, MD


John is a Healthcare Industry Principal consultant for Verizon, a Fortune 10 company headquartered in Basking Ridge, New Jersey...


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Fred Oesch

Fred Oesch


Fred Oesch, principal of Oesch Environmental Design is engaged in contributing Land Planning and Architectural Design for the...


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Stephen M. Gyurisin

Stephen M. Gyurisin


Steve is the Managing Director for Advance Planning Associates, a community development, planning, business...


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Shailinder Sodhi

Shailinder Sodhi


Dr. Shailinder Sodhi was born and raised in Himachal Pradesh, India. Growing up near the Himalayas, he developed an early interest in ...


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Robert G. Madey

Robert G. Madey


Robert Madey is a licensed architect in the state of New York, Connecticut, Florida and the commonwealth of Virginia....


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Jason Richardson

Jason Richardson


Jason Richardson, MBA, PsyD is a World Champion and Pan Am Games Gold Medalist. While competing as a Pro Athlete...


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Yasin Choudry

Yasin Choudry


Dr. Yasin Choudry is Board Certified in Psychiatry, Integrative And Holistic Medicine and Addiction Medicine. He is an expert in the assessment...


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Kevin A. Dorrance

Kevin A. Dorrance


A native of Colorado, Captain Dorrance enlisted in the United States Navy in 1981 as a Gas Turbine...


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Steven L. Nielsen

Steven L. Nielsen


Mr. Nielsen has over 35 years of direct planning & development experience and is considered to be a subject matter expert...


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John Sack

John Sack


Dr. Sack has thirty years of experience in the practice of Internal Medicine and Addiction Medicine. He has worked extensively...


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Larry Scott

Larry Scott


Larry Scott is the tax partner of Scott & Cronin LLP, one of the leading Certified Public Accounting firms in the San Diego area...


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Ed

Ed Bennett


Ed is an experienced global leader who couples business, technology and management experience to build top-and bottom-line value for a...


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Advisors

Louis N. Kovalsky

Louis N. Kovalsky


Mr. Kovalsky oversees operations for the company’s portfolio of properties in Metro DC, New York and Boston.


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Vipul Ahuja

Vipul Ahuja


Mr. Ahuja began his career in the nuclear power industry in the US in 1982.


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James L. Krag

James L. Krag


James L. Krag, M.D is a psychiatrist, currently working full-time for the Veterans Administration...


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Sreeraj Rajan

Sreeraj Rajan


Dr. Rajan is a senior physician specializing in Ayurveda Medicine and Surgery.


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Tod Castleberry

Tod Castleberry


Tod Castleberry is a content and brand manager with more than 20 years of broadcasting experience...


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Walt Rutherford

Walt Rutherford


Walt Rutherford, Ph.D. has been involved in the fields of counseling, consulting with businesses...


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Alexandra Bunyak

Alexandra Bunyak


Dr. Bunyak has an innovative medical practice in Encinitas, CA offering the widest range of non-surgical options for...


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Donna Weston


Before her retirement at the end of 2015, Ms. Weston was the Senior Vice President and Treasurer of The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI). At TSRI, Ms. Weston oversaw all financial activities of both the California and Florida campuses, including grants management, risk management,...


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Jeffrey A. Mersky


Dr. Mersky has been in the private practice of Chiropractic medicine since 1985 and holds certified status as an advanced S.O.T practitioner and instructor of S.O.T (Sacro Occipital Technique) with a special emphasis on Cranial and TMJ disorders. He is also a frequent teacher of S.O.T throughout the United States and has special expertise in Clinical Nutrition...


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Hasemann

James Hasemann


James Hasemann has 25+ years’ experience leading technology and professional services teams for leading software and technology companies...


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Phil Jelsma

Phil Jelsma


Phil Jelsma is partner and chair of the tax practice team at Crosbie Gliner Schiffman Southard and Swanson LLP (CGS3)...


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Enterprise Volunteers

Jack Rose


Jacks leadership experience obtained while in a management role for 35 years at a major corporation accompanied by his current role as a 12 year real estate agent helps provides team members with professional support and advocacy.

JW Gordon


Key contributor. Main focuses as corporate support is G&A, PR/Liaison, and implementation of business strategies.

Alex Wiatt


Mr. Wiatt is a retired Pharmacist from The Veterans Affairs Medical Center. Alex has received multiple awards awards for his excellence and community involvement from several organizations including The American Pharmacist Association and Boy Scouts of America.

John J. Daly


Graduate of Auburn University. Licensed Architect and class-A contractor. In addition to Architectural work John has experience long term rental properties in Virginia and is involved in development of short term rental properties in the US Virgin Islands.

John Dever, EA, CPA


Graduate of James Madison University. 22 years of accounting experience in government contracting and the education field. Proposal Management Certificate from Northern Virginia Community College Workforce Development Certificate Programs currently enrolled in: Non-Profit Leadership and Administration, Federal Contract Management.

Billy Gordon


Direct support to Founder- 40 year relationship. Mr. Gordon holds a BA degree in Chemistry as well as Biology and a BS in Pharmacy. Billy has been a real estate investor and registered Pharmacist for over 30 years. Mr. Gordon's many success' as a Pharmacist and as a real estate investor provides a firm and trusted insight to the Founder and Akal Team members.

John G. Lang


Dr. John G. Lang is a Board Licensed Clinical Psychologist. He was trained and has experience working diverse cultures and the addictions in NYC, Mexico, D.F., San Francisco, Hawaii, New Zealand and Puerto Rico. He has worked in health clinics, schools and hospitals as a therapist, Forensic Evaluator, Presenter for American Academy of Pain Management, implemented OP Drug and Etoh Tx for magistrate and district court offenders and specialized in Disability Evaluation under the SSA. In 1992 he founded Wellness Clinical Services, Inc., an OP Clinic that serves residents of Santa Fe, Los Alamos and Rio Arriba Counties of Northern New Mexico.

Kevin Williams


Kevin Williams came to the valley in 1991 and has been in property management since 1988. Graduated from Virginia Tech in 1987 with a BS in Business Management. Spent 13 years with Forbes Development as General Manager and 3 years with Lee & Associates as General Manager. Opened M Power Real Estate in 2010 providing complete Real Estate services - specializing in property management and portfolio management. Managed LEASCO and AKAL property portfolio for 8 years.

Barton C. Mercer


A native of Elkton, Barton’s 20-year career has spanned the Securities, Insurance, Institutional Real Estate, & Legal Profession and industries. His past and present professional memberships include the Florida Bar, FINRA, the National Multi-Housing Council Board of Directors, Kingdom Advisors, and member of the Real Property and Probate Section of the Florida Bar. Recognized for providing free legal assistance to Disabled Veterans in Orlando, Florida, Barton was thrilled to be able to assist Elkton and the Akal Institute’s Shenandoah Wellness Project.

Jennie Amison


Jennie Amison is currently employed as an Offender Workforce Development Specialist for The Virginia Department of Corrections. She received her BS Degree from Norfolk State University and A Masters in Education Administration from Strayer University. She is a Certified Substance Abuse Counselor and a Certified Peer Recovery Coach. She is also a trained Matrix SA Facilitator. Amison is a Certified Corrections Manager and holds a General Instructor Certification from The Department of Criminal Justice Services. Currently serving as a Dialogue Practitioner for Coffeewood Correctional Center. She is trained in Therapeutic and Cognitive Communities and other Evidence Based Practices.

Melinda Wetsel Beam


Melinda deep roots in the Shenandoah Valley and is proud to claim she is a “local.” A REALTOR for almost 30 years and BROKER-Proprietor of Melinda Beam Shenandoah Valley Real Estate. A true believer of re-purposing and local craftsmanship, Melinda owned and operated a downtown Harrisonburg gift shop in the 1980s. She actively participated in the Downtown Retail Merchants Assoc. and served as President. She truly believes General Spotswood and the Knights of the Golden Horseshoe made a radiant discovery in 1716 and proud to live in this golden area.

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