Dharma Singh Khalsa, M.D.
Dharma Singh Khalsa, M.D., is the President and Medical Director of the Alzheimer’s Research and Prevention Foundation in Tucson, Arizona, the original voice in the integrative or holistic medical approach to the prevention and treatment of memory loss. Dr. Khalsa graduated from Creighton University School of Medicine in 1975, and received his postgraduate training in anesthesiology at the University of California, San Francisco where he was chief resident. As chief resident, he conducted highly acclaimed research on anesthesia for cardiac surgery and obstetrical anesthesiology. He is also a graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles Medical Acupuncture for Physicians Program, and has studied mind/body medicine at Harvard Medical School‘s Mind/Body Medical Institute. Dr. Khalsa is board certified in anesthesiology and pain management.
Randal Brooks, MA, LPC
Randy is a member of the Rotary Club of Marana, AZ., and Past Governor of Rotary D-5500. He travels the world developing Rotary projects to help those that are underserved. Randy has expertise in counseling, conflict resolution and peer support. He is active in the Rotary Zone (western US) and Randy supports many projects in Tucson and southern Arizona for those less fortunate.
He teaches psychological intervention techniques for university students and assists clients (mostly women) in dealing with traumatic episodes and vicarious trauma. He holds a Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology with a specialty in conflict resolution and works with psychological trauma. He is a veteran of the US Navy and Marine Corps. He was co-owner of Jorgensen/Brooks Group EAP and now has a modest private practice. He has served on the ARPF board for nearly 20 years.
Bert Beatty, MHA
Mr. Beatty is based in Las Vegas, Nevada, and has worked in healthcare and related service industries for over four decades. Trained in healthcare administration at the University of Washington, Seattle, (MHA, 1987) Bert worked as Director of Administration for a large blood center, Executive Director in the home health/hospice field, Marketing and Finance Director for a drug rehab center, among other positions. Throughout his career the theme of consultative management can be seen with a focus on productivity, program and operational system development, regulatory compliance, and community relations. Fortunately for ARPF, his career path was changed while at university: after gaining 4 years experience in direct patient care, his focus turned from pre-law to the healthcare administration field.
Since retirement in 2014, Bert has enjoyed playing music for church activities, fundraising and entertainment. He serves on his church’s finance committee as well as Treasurer on the ARPF Board.
Kirti K. Khalsa
Secretary and Chief Executive Officer
Originally from Rome, Italy, Kirti is the Chief Executive Officer and Secretary of the Board of the ARPF. Before moving to the USA, she worked for a multinational pharmaceutical company in the export, marketing and Regulatory Affairs departments in their offices in Italy, USA, and Switzerland. She speaks five languages and was responsible for single-handedly implementing, managing, and overseeing the opening of a new branch office in Neuchatel, Switzerland.
Kirti is also involved in supporting her community by fighting illiteracy through her Rotary Club and supporting the local Senior Companion Program. She has been a yoga practitioner for over 30 years and a yoga teacher to seniors and people with disabilities for 20 years. She enjoys gardening in her spare time.
Edward Steinfeldt, MA
Mr. Steinfeldt is based in Santa Barbara, California, and has worked in the Senior Living industry for over three decades. Trained as a healthcare administrator at The George Washington University, he consults throughout the United States. His experience as a consultant, manager, and owner has afforded him the insight that comes with years of experience, operations, and successful new projects and turnarounds.
His company, Steinfeldt & Associates, has been working with nonprofit and for-profit developers of Senior Living housing and health care communities including continuing care, assisted living, memory support, hospice and skilled nursing. His goal is to assist the developers create a vision which serves the local community and the individuals living within it.