The Research and Recognition Team is comprised of a group of professionals passionate about the furthering of research to successfully treat Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and related clinical issues. Our individual and collective experiences enable us to help others with new methods to facilitate change, enrichment, and symptom relief. Multitudes of suffering clients don’t presently have access to the effective methods and skills that practitioners of RTM Protocol™ use. Only by researching and validating the efficacy of this protocol as an effective treatment and change technology will it achieve the wider recognition among therapy, education and health care professionals that is warranted.


Frank Bourke, PhD


Frank Bourke

Dr. Bourke is the CEO and Founder of the Research and Recognition Project. After the 9-11 attacks in 2001, Dr. Bourke designed and implemented a rehabilitation plan for 800 World Trade Center building survivors. He found that he was able to change the symptoms of PTS survivors he was treating with an new protocol much quicker and more effectively than the 30 or so therapists he was working with. He founded the Non-Profit Corporation to bring the research up to a scientific standard necessary for more widespread implementation. He was trained at the Institute of Psychiatry in London on Fulbright funds and lectured at Cornell University and brings with him more than 33 years of professional experience in Executive, Clinical and Research roles.

Jon Adams

Jon Adams

Jonathan Adams served in the U. S. Air Force from 1969 to 1973 and then continued a 30-year military career with the NYANG flying the ski-equipped LC130 performing polar airlift in Greenland and Antarctica. He has held numerous unit positions, including appointment as the Wing Commander of the 109th Airlift Wing, and later, Commanding General of the NY Guard Air Division. He retired as a Brigadier General with over 7,000 hours in a variety of transport aircraft. He also enjoyed a 26-year airline career with US Airways flying the F28, B737, and holding several flight operations management positions. Brig. Gen. Adams retired from active flying with over 20,000 hours. He worked three years in Embry Riddle’s Commercial Airline Pilot Training program and then four years for CAE Civil Training as the Manager – Training and Standards, CAE Global Academy. Brig. Gen. Adams currently serves as Chief Operations Officer at Strategic Global Aviation at Griffiss IAP, Rome, NY.

Gerry Schmidt, PhD

Gerry Schmidt

Dr. Schmidt, in addition to joining the Board of Directors is currently the Acting COO to help with organization and funding acquisition for the RandR Project. In his clinical practice he has used the early version of the RTM Protocol™ for over 30 years with hundreds of clients and taught it to others globally. He has also served as an organizational consultant to Fortune 500 companies for Leadership Development, Strategy Alignment and Culture improvement.

Rosalyn Anstine Templeton, PhD

Rosalyn Anstine Templeton

Rosalyn Anstine Templeton, Ph.D., is an author and educational consultant with twenty-nine years of teaching students and teachers how to turn anger into productive behavior. She has studied under Dr. Nicholas J. Long, a world-renowned expert in crisis intervention and anger, and earned a graduate degree in social and emotional disorders from the American University. While a public-school teacher, Dr. Anstine Templeton taught students how to handle their anger effectively by developing plans for success. As a faculty member, she has developed specialized degree and training programs while teaching at Willamette, Bradley, Ferris State, and Marshall Universities.

Dr. Anstine Templeton has presented teacher and parent workshops on anger throughout the US to increase success for kids at risk of failure. She has conducted research, published its results, and presented numerous papers at national and international conferences with the desire to show educators and parents better ways to create stress-free and anger-free learning environments in school and at home. She is an emeritus member of the American Education Research Association.

Dr. Anstine Templeton holds membership on the Board of Directors for the Research and Recognition Project because of her passion for furthering research to successfully treat post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and its related issues like anger. Additionally, she serves on the Board of the Post Traumatic Training Institute. She has earned the Life Space Crisis Intervention advanced certification and has been a senior trainer for the LSCI Institute. Dr. Anstine Templeton coauthored How to Talk So Kids Can Learn at Home and School with New York Times best-selling and award-winning authors Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish. She has published four books on anger and is currently working on a book titled Avoiding Anger When Hurting: Help for Little Kids.

Montel Williams

Montel Williams

Mr. Williams enlisted in the United States Marine Corps in 1974. He received a B.S. in Engineering from the United States Naval Academy in 1980, and served in the United States Navy on active duty until 1991, and as a reservist until 1996 when he retired at the rank of Lieutenant Commander. Mr. Williams’ awards include two Meritorious Service Medals, two Navy Commendation Medals, the National Defense Service Medal, the Navy Achievement Medal, two Navy Expeditionary Medals, the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal and two Humanitarian Service Medals. He is the Emmy Award winning host of the Montel Williams Show which was nationally syndicated from 1991-2008, and is currently the host and executive producer of Military Makeover with Montel on Lifetime. He is a tireless advocate for veterans and healthcare issues and currently serves on the advisory boards for the Fisher House Foundation, The Anne Romney Center for Neurologic Diseases and Athletes for Care.