About Karlo Berger
I am founder and board member emeritus of the Integrative Medicine Alliance, a nonprofit network that builds bridges between conventional and holistic healthcare in New England. I was also a founding board member and am on the advisory board of the Rhode Island Birth Network. I am the Alternative Medicine Researcher for the Lynx Collaborative Care Network, and I provide career consults for students and graduates of the National Institute of Whole Health.
Over the years, I have worked in the fields of integrative healthcare, community development, education, international security, and the environment. My employers have included the Watson Institute for International Studies, Saferworld, Choices for Bristol, and the UN Earth Summit. I am a 1986 cum laude graduate of Brown University.
I also practice shiatsu therapy at Harvard University Health Services and at my private practice in Providence, Rhode Island. I teach shiatsu to massage students at the Community College of Rhode Island and to the wider community. It is on Rhode Island that I make my home, with my wife Annie Gjelsvik, my daughter Astrid and my son Leif.View my profile
"Karlo has the rare quality of being highly intelligent, creative, and interdisciplinary in his understanding of healing modalities, interfacing with the public, and working with the mindset of a visionary. In a nutshell: knowledgeable, practical, fun to work with, inspiring and on top of it."--Hannah Burr, Life Coach
"I believe Karlo to be a visionary. His compassion and wish to help others has led him to create a number of organizations which help link up those in need with those who can help. I believe him to have incredible organizational skills and motivation to accomplish all that he has."--Linda Hogan, Writer, Alternative Healing Practitioner