Herbert G. Klein Memorial Award

The Herbert G. Klein Memorial LEADership Award is presented annually to a member of LEAD's IMPACT San Diego class who has made significant leadership contributions to our community and has demonstrated the potential to effect further change upon graduation from the program.

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IMPACT 2017 Herbert G. klein memorial leadership Award Winner: Divya Kakaiya

Divya Kakaiya is the CEO and Clinical Psychologist at Healthy Within, Inc. She has been practicing psychotherapy since 1985 and is a true visionary in her field of psychotherapy and neurofeedback. Divya is a seasoned expert in the field of brain conditions and neurofeedback, and has presented at numerous professional and lay conferences over the last 18 years. She specializes with cross cultural issues, eating disorders, anxiety, depression, ADHD/ADD, PTSD, Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI), trauma, women’s issues, and substance abuse, utilizing neurofeedback as one of her primary treatment modalities. Divya has also published extensively on issues related to family dynamics, treating adolescents with eating disorders, and issues related to South Asian women. Additionally, she was on the editorial board of numerous eating disorder journals, and journals of cultural diversity. She has also been on the conference committees for the International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals (IAEDP) and the National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA) as well as a member of the International Society for Neurofeedback & Research (ISNR) and the Biofeedback Certification International Alliance (BCIA). She is also a member of EEG info.

Divya conducts neurotherapy, individual, family and couples therapy for the program. Her most passionate areas of interest include neurofeedback, brain health, PTSD and TBI treatment for our returning military, and eating disorder prevention. Divya founded the Healthy Within Foundation in 2002 with the hopes of being able to conduct more aggressive prevention programs, particularly in middle schools. She is a very dynamic and engaging therapist who has brought about major changes in the ways family members relate with one another.

Divya was personally introduced to neurofeedback through a family member and, having experienced the benefits herself, she is an avid proponent of neurofeedback. As a cancer survivor, Divya has used neurofeedback for many cancer patients for anxiety, depression, and the memory loss that comes with the introduction of chemotherapy.


2016 Amanda Cheyney

2015 Christina Vincent

2014 Haney Hong

2013 James Lepanto

2012 Dr. Danell Scarborough

2011 Arzo Nasiri

2010 Dr. Chris Searles

2009 Bob Benson

2008 Hal Dunning

2007 Dalouge Smith