Linda Lancaster, ND PhD

Founder & President
Board of Directors

Dr. Linda is an integrative health practitioner, internationally recognized in scientific communities as a catalyst for the integrations of all medicines in the interest of world peace. For over 3 decades, she has been involved in fostering communication, scientific exchange and healing within the global integrative health community through chairing international conferences and forums, such as World Congress of Integrative Medicines.


John Sherdon, DOM

Secretary Treasurer
Board of Directors

Dr. John Sherdon is a practicing DOM and Acupuncturist in Sante Fe, NM & New York, NY. He works closely with Dr. Lancaster at the office of Light Harmonics integrating his Eastern Medicine training with Nutrition, Homeopathy & Western Herbology. His work at GFIM is a labor of love going back to the roots of his training starting in 2003 with Prof. Dr. Anton Jayasuriya in Sri Lanka.


Kenneth Diehl, MPT, GCFP

Board of Directors

Kenneth Diehl, has been a Physical Therapist, Feldenkrais Practitioner for over twenty-years with speciality in orthopedic rehab, manual therapy, and neuro-muscular rehab.  Ken is also a Shamanic Practitioner and Embodiment Coach with over thirty-years experience with indigenous wisdom and healing methods, and uses these tools to integrate subtle energies with the physical body for multi-dimensional healing. He has contributed to GFIM as a knowledgable speaker, chairperson and member of the board.

Alfredo Sfeir-Younis

Peace Ambassador

Alfredo Sfeir-Younis is from Chile and was the first environmental economist at the World Bank, where he worked for nearly three decades since 1976, reaching the level of Director. As a World Bank Special Representative to the United Nations between 1996 and 2003, in New York and Geneva, he made important contributions to human rights. He has published extensively on matters having to do with economics, social development, poverty, human rights, and environmental/global issues. He has offered a new paradigm in economics based on human consciousness.

In addition, Alfredo Sfeir-Younis has engaged deeply into spirituality, alternative forms of medicine, and world peace. A spiritual master and a recognized peace leader, he has received many international peace awards including, for example, Peace Ambassador of GFIM; Life Time Ambassador of Peace given by the Khalsa Council; Peace, Mercy and Tolerance Award given by the World Association of Educators for World Peace; World Healer Award by the Lama Gangchen World Peace Foundation; and several others. He has engaged in new forms of integrated medicine to heal people and the planet. A unique exponent of “Spiritual Medicine.”


Board of Advisors

Dietrich Klinghardt, MD

Integrative Medicine

Terry Tempest Williams

Environmental Advocacy

Martha Cortes, DDS

Integrative Dentistry

Dr. Anton Jayasuriya at The World Congress for Integrated Medicines, Washington D.C. 2004.

For over 40 years Prof. Dr. Anton Jayasuriya of Medicina Alternativa, in Sri Lanka treated more than 2 ½ million patients free of charge and trained more than 40,000 doctors in Complementary Medicines while publishing 99 books about Complementary Medicines, an inspiration to us all.

With the idea of integrating all medicines, in June 2004, Light Harmonics Institute organized for Prof. Jayasuriya to come to Washington DC from Sri Lanka for the 1st Medicina Alternativa World Congress for Integrated Medicine held in the U.S. to honor the work of Medicina Alternativa.

In his speech, Prof. Jayasuriya said “It was time to integrate all medicines for the benefit of all mankind the world over.”

After the sudden passing of Prof Anton in April 2005, the Trustees decided to launch a Global Movement to integrate all medicines and change the direction from a University to a Foundation and broaden the vision and fulfill the wishes of Prof. Anton Jayasuriya.

In May 2006, at the New York World Congress held at the Harvard Club in New York City, 150 participants honored Prof. Anton’s lifework and embraced the theme:

“It is through healing that we unite in peace!”

The trustees decided to launch a Global Movement to Integrate All Medicines and change the direction from a University to a Foundation and broaden the vision and fulfill the wishes of Prof. Anton Jayasuriya.

At the May 2007 World Congress of Integrated Medicines held in Santa Fe, New Mexico, the Global Foundation for Integrated Medicines (GFIM) was launched with a spectacular opening ceremony, and more than 400 delegates and leaders of Integrative Medicines, were witness to a most prestigious event.

Due to the economic global situation in 2008, GFIM postponed its Conferences until 2015.

Since 2015, GFIM has helped to organize World Congresses of Integrative Medicine in Puerto Vallarta, Santa Fe, NM and New York City.

GFIM initially plans to be active in New York City, Santa Fe, N.M and Puerto Vallarta, Mexico with the hopes of reaching more audiences when possible.