Dr. Elaine Floyer, MSc, MA, PhDFaculty Chair/Cheif Academic Officer
Dr. Floyer specializes in the intimacy issues of individuals and couples. She brings an unrivaled experience in understanding the root causes of problems, and manages a team equipped for role-plays, cognitive-behavioral therapy and touch therapies. Dr. Floyer believes a team approach radically changes lives and outcomes. Results are achieved as quickly as possible, at a sensible cost. Her academic resume includes:
PhD (Institute for Advanced Study of Human Sexuality)
Certificate of Clinical Health and Intimacy Studies
Dissertation on “Diagnosis and Treatment of Intimacy Anxiety Disorder”
Specialization on intimacy issues of individuals and couples
Certified Graduate of the Process Therapy Institute under Don Hadlock.
MA counseling psychology (JFK University)
MS psychology (Palo Alto University)
BA psychology (Smith & Wellesley Colleges)
Dr. Floyer is in fact the driving force behind the mission and goals for the DiaNova Foundation and its programs and her co-creation of the Foundation is tantamount to making her dissertation become real in the world and serves as the Faculty Chair for the DiaNova Foundation.
Dr. Stefan K. NMD, PhDDean of Academic Affairs/Chief Operating Officer
Stefan J. K., NMD, PhD, is Founding Medical Director and Faculty of Dianova Institute. A licensed Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine, he has served as Adjunct Clinical Faculty at Bastyr University, San Diego, CA, where he completed a broad-based Residency in Primary Care and taught medical students the Art of Counseling. Currently, he Director of Brain Renewal at Psy-Tek, a cutting-edge Subtle Energy Research Laboratory. He first discovered his passion for healing as a Founder of the Mind-Body Medicine Study Group at Duke University, where he earned an undergraduate degree in Computer Science. His journey led him to complete a Naturopathic Medical Doctorate N.M.D. at Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine, in Tempe, AZ. Additionally, he received mentorship from renowned experts in indigenous shamanism, Amazonian plant medicine, mind-body therapies, neurofeedback, and microcurrent devices.
An innovative leader, Dr. K. has created unique applications by integrating diverse fields. For example, after working on Wall Street, he developed novel strategies to buy, sell, and rent residential and commercial real estate that used intuitive and analytical thinking to save time and money. Recognizing his sophisticated marketing and copywriting systems, industry leaders invited him to create informational products and host online and live seminars to hundreds of clients internationally. Concurrently he earned a Ph.D. in Humanistic and Transpersonal Psychology, from Saybrook University in San Francisco, CA, which embraced full spectrum of human experience. His published doctoral work integrated systems neuroscience, consciousness, and creativity research with his real world business endeavors into a new model of a predictive analytics that utilized clients’ dreams and intuition to improve their real estate outcomes. He has been published in numerous journals including Physiology and Behavior on optimizing brain performance, and has collaborated with various institutions, including Duke University Medical Center, Arizona State University, Rockefeller Institute in New York, NY, and Akamai University in Hilo, HI,
His training in intimacy studies included Source School Of Tantra based in Maui, HI. Subsequently, he mentored graduate-le
vel human sexology practitioners in Juarez, Mexico at the Instituto de Medicina y Technologia Avanzada de la Conducta,, who addressed the complex issues affecting the community. Also he led a talk on transcendent states of ecstasy at the 16th World Congress of Sexology, in Havana, Cuba. Dr. K. continues to facilitate individual/group journeys that incorporate creativity, sacred rituals, and somatic elements for rejuvenative and illuminating self-discovery.
Kimi Avary, M.A. Faculty
Kimi Avary, M.A.
Kimi Avary holds a Masters Degree in Counseling Psychology, and a Bachelors
Degree in Family Studies and Human Development. She is a NLP Health
Certified Master Practitioner and Trainer, a licensed Relationship Coach, a PAX
Programs Licensed Partner (the creators of the Celebrating Men, Satisfying
Women workshop series), and a Core Transformation leader. Her new book,
“Falling in Love, Staying in Love!” Is personally endorsed by Dr. John Gray of
the Mars/Venus series.
Professor Seth Prosterman, MA, MFT, PhDWorkshop Facilitator
Prosterman is a Board-Certified Sex Therapist and Licensed MFT Therapist in private practice in San Francisco, California. With over 30 years of clinical experience, he has successfully helped individuals and couples to overcome a wide range of sex, intimacy and relationship issues. Dr. Seth’s approach integrates Sex Therapy, Relationship Therapy and intimacy development so that clients are able to work on all aspects of their sexuality and their interpersonal relationships at the same time. Dr. Seth works with individuals and couples of all genders, sexual orientations and lifestyles.
Professor Tanganika Cuascud, PhD, DHSWorkshop Facilitator
Dr. Tanginika-Simone Cuascud Vega is a clinical sexologist, sexual health educator and an intimacy mentor. She a Doctorate in Human Sexuality from the Institute for Advanced Studies in Human Sexuality in San Francisco, CA; and a doctorate in Business Administration from Argosy University in Illinois. She also has an MBA from Inter American University of Puerto Rico and the University of the Virgin Islands in Saint Thomas.
Dr. Tanginika has her private practice, Texas Sexual Health, in North Texas. Where she sits as Chair for the Student Health Advisory Council of the Grapevine/Colleyville Independent School District in TX. She is the resident sexologist for Univision Dallas/Fort Worth and offers her sexual health advice in Telemundo Dallas/Fort Worth and Univision Radio nationwide. Her radio show “All Things Sexual” streams online in www.monogogo.com. Her expert sexual health advice has been featured in Mamiverse and Voxxi (online), Heart and Soul Magazine, Cosmopolitan for Latinas magazine, The Huffington Post, NBC Latino and About.com, among others. Her sexual health blog titled SEXUALIDAD AL DÍA in BabyCenter en Español reaches millions of Spanish speakers around the globe. As an author, she writes on Rocinante Erotica, a blog in Spanish, and has published a book, Desnuda, which compiles some of her erotic works.
Dr. Tangie is an entrepreneur, writer, poet, singer, dancer of Latino and Middle Eastern rhythms, and her biggest passion is to empower Hispanic women to realize their maximum potential through education.
Linda Gray, M.A.Workshop Facilitator
Linda Gray, M.A.
Linda Gray holds a Master’s Degree in English Language and Literature from Mills College and a Bachelor’s Degree in English (Hons.) from the University of British Columbia. She has a teaching credential from Alliant International University, taught English at high schools and colleges in Canada and the Bay Area, and has studied extensively in the fields of interpersonal communication, modern critical theory, and enlightenment philosophy. She was a facilitator for the Women’s Leadership Program in the Bay Area where she co-taught courses on leadership, group dynamics, and sustainable communities.