Co-Founders of the Institute for Cooperative BioBalance

Dr. Jim Conroy

  • Visionary Expert on Nature-Based CommunicationSquare Image of Dr. Jim Conroy
  • Global Authority On Leading-Edge Approaches To Tree, Plant, and Ecosystem Health
  • Impassioned Keynote Speaker For Public and Professional Groups
  • Innovator In The Field of Invasive Organism Issues
  • Co-Creator of Tree Whispering® And Cooperative Biobalance®
  • Provides Professional Services On Properties, Estates, Forests, Parks and Large Gardens
  • Co-Leader of Tree Whispering® Introductions and Workshops
  • Co-Author of The Popular Series of Tree Whispering Books
  • Teacher and Faculty At Prestigious Institutions
  • Researcher With Invasive Organism Studies In Colorado, In The Hudson Valley of New York and Connecticut, and in New Jersey
  • Researcher With Water-Ecosystem Studies In New York State and New Jersey.
  • Co-Founder of The Institute For Cooperative BioBalance
  • Publishing Executive
  • Organic Land Care Certification, Business Start-Up Coach, and Rose Grower


Ms. Basia Alexander

  • Catalyst for Positive ChangeSquare Image of Basia Alexander
  • Innovator in the New Fields of Conscious Co-Creativity
  • Co-author of the Popular Series of Tree Whispering Books
  • Co-leader of Tree Whispering® Introductions and Workshops
  • Expert Nature Communicator and Earth Element Intuitive
  • Co-founder and Traveling Faculty, The Institute for Cooperative BioBalance
  • Director of its Initiatives: Tree Protector™ and Strengthen Forests™
  • Passionate Writer and Speaker
  • Masters Degree Candidate
  • Publishing Executive
  • Bioenergy Healer, Gourmet Vegetarian Cook, and Container Gardener


For additional Biographical information, please go to our Sister Website,, and to the Speaker’s Bureau page

The Staff

Clements-16.1-825x510Dave Clements, WordPress Consultant. Dave is originally from the UK and graduated from college with a degree in Civil Engineering. Now, he’s busy running his WordPress business, specializing in creating functional and useful websites for small businesses and individuals.
Dave enjoys studying and living out sustainability and environmental responsibility. He’s a husband to Martina, has completed his family with two lovely children, and enjoys films, comedy, photography and technology.





Melissa Bilecky, the social media manager, is an alumni of Felician University where she earned her Bachelor of Arts in Communications. During her time at Felician she was heavily involved with the university’s radio station. She was quickly promoted to Station Manager after just two semesters. Post-graduation she completed an internship with The Jersey Journal as a reporter and transitioned to the role of Digital Media Producer. She then returned to Felician as an Administrative Assistant at the Career Development Center, where after six short months, she was promoted to the role of Social Media Coordinator. Melissa has also written content for various blogs, such as Modern Day MS. Melissa is currently the Marketing Assistant at Peak Performances at Montclair State University. She is also working towards earning her Social Media Management certification from Centenary University. Moving forward in her career, Melissa plans to pursue freelance social media full-time because she is passionate about helping organizations utilize social media to achieve their business goals. Melissa received the Gold Alumni Award from Felician in 2016 for making outstanding strides in her career. Contact her at

Hi, I am Joan Lenart, a member of the technical team. I have certificates in informational data systems, master gardeing and eco-therapy. I have always been interested in the environment and feel I benefit from being out in nature.. Following the teachings of Dr. Jim and Basia, I have grown to respect nature in an all encompassing way. Every single thing has a purpose and the more I understand its purpose, the easier it is to live in harmony. While I have done some traveling, I yearn to experience the rest of the world. I see life as an adventure!  Joan can be reached at