Publishing to transform the world.

Barbara Dean Schacker, cofounder

Global Regeneration Network is an outgrowth of what was previously Global Regeneration Corporation. It is now a project of Pathways Publishing. Barbara founded Pathways Publishing, a sole proprietorship and Strokefamily.org in 1997. Pathways Publishing is the sponsor for ASpringWithoutBees.com, PlanBeeCentral.com, Strokefamily.org and several other web sites. Stroke Family, a web site devoted to stroke and speech recovery is her primary achievement. Pathways also develops web sites and computer graphics, consulting for filing copy rights, setting up merchant accounts and provided other services for corporations, small business, non-profit and other projects. She co-founded many other projects with her husband, Michael, and has designed and developed all but one of the web sites. In addition to being a computer software designer and technologist, she has been a publisher, researcher, writer, librarian, book creator and artist for over 30 years.


Barbara Dean Schacker published the first natural-voice software for speech therapy and home applications in 1988 and was honored in 1991 to receive the John's Hopkins University Certificate of Achievement Award for improving the quality of life for the disabled through technology. Reader's Digest featured her father's amazing speech recovery and her life story in the June issue of 1991. Since then she has continued to research global regeneration, the brain, alternative therapies and and approaches for speech recovery after stroke or traumatic brain injury. In 1999, she created the first online talking software for aphasia. In 2008, she co-founded and created speechrecovery.com, a joint project with Bill Connors, SLP-CCC, to bring new approaches, communication techniques, programs and tools to the speech and language and caregiver fields. Barbara now heads and maintains all the web sites she created with her husband, Michael Schacker.

Michael Schacker, cofounder

Michael Schacker is the author of "A Spring Without Bees, how colony collapse disorder has endangered our food supply." by The Lyons Press, 2008 and The Global Curriculum, an online progressive, alternative world high school curriculum. He headed The Global Regeneration Corporation which is now evolved to The Global Regeneration Network. He is the co-creator of "Ingenuity Bank" software projects with Mitch Ditkoff of Idea Champions and The Global Regeneration Network with his wife, Barbara. In addition to being a science and political writer, he has been a musician and composer. In the late 90s, he wrote and composed a musical, The Song of Blake, based on the life and works of the artist and poet, William Blake. Michael also composed and performed many of his world beat songs with his bands, VOCK and Tribe from 1997-2003.

Other Accomplishments

He was CEO of Creative Learning, Inc. the publisher of the first talking computer program for aphasia recovery. He was CEO of e-Change, Inc. (now closed due to his TBI.) He was CEO of Ingenuity Software, LLC, (now closed). He authored and developed an online course for the Rodale Institute on "How to transition to Organic Farming", Crisis Management and Code of Conduct, and a Global Regen Vision Mapper to name a few. He is the author of The Global Curriculum, a 30-years plus research and writing project that is the world's first progressive online high school curriculum and life-long learning course for adults. He was a computer consultant and a science writer. For many years he was a political consultant and writer for the Democratic Party, Independents and Progressives.

Currently he is retired and and recovering from a massive traumatic brain injury in the spring of 2008 and lives in Woodstock, NY. He continues to recover with the help of the special approach to speech recovery, the Sensory Trigger Methoddeveloped by his wife,Barbara. His treatment includes her special programs from Strokefamily.org, and the LENS neurofeedback therapy with Dr. Stephen Larsen and the help of his family and many friends.

His second book, created from a previous unpublished manuscript, is now being published by Inner Traditions in Fall 2012. Global Awakening, New Science and the 21st Century Enlightenment is book about the shift in consciousness that will make a positive future for the planet possible. Michael has written and created many other works including The Global Curriculum.

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Updated: 3-17-2012