Founders of RDR


Kathleen Ongena
Researcher and RDR Founder
Kathleen is a native of Ghent, Belgium where she received a business degree and a master’s degree in education. After her own personal experience in 2006 using alpha theta training, she began researching other forms and uses of therapeutic sounds. In 2009 she moved to the U.S., and in 2015 became certified as a Master in Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) from the American Union of NLP in New York (AUNLP), focusing on the connection between neurological responses, language, and behavioral patterns learned through experience (programming) while also pursuing Sound Healing Classes through the Sound Healing Center, Globe Institute, San Francisco, California. In 2015 she founded RDR. She has been a singer-songwriter for over 25 years and has produced music containing alpha theta sounds. She is also co-owner of the  Wholesome Health Lounge, a holistic wellness salon in Nashville, Tennessee, which houses the only RDR Wellness Sound Room in the world.
Marilou Pampo
RDR Co-Founder and Veteran Liaison

Marilou was born in the Philippines and raised in New Orleans, Louisiana. She has a BS in Computer Studies and a minor in Homeland Security with a concentration on Cyber Security and Foreign Policies. She is a Master Sergeant with the TN Air National Guard supporting the Intelligence, Surveillance, Reconnaissance Group. During her 26 years in the Air National Guard, she deployed several times in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF) and Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF). State-side she deployed to New Orleans in support of Hurricane Katrina, where she was attached to a Joint Task Force that provided  ground travel, security, and aerial travel for dignitaries, politicians, and VIPs while ensuring her fellow New Orleanians got basic human necessities including food, clean clothing, and safety. She returned to New Orleans as a civilian immediately after her tour of duty, and continued providing humanitarian efforts with supplies collected from her then-home  state of Californica. Marilou was also assigned to work with the Royal Air Force in 2007-2008 in the United Kingdom. Now stationed in Nashville, she co-founded RDR with Kathleen and is co-owner of the Wholesome Health Lounge. Marilou has used RDR brainwave sounds to “grow” out of PTS(D). She is passionate about educating her comrades and their families about the use of RDR sounds to help reduce the number of suicides among Veterans and inspire them to live quality lives.


Sandy Moyer
Volunteer Administrator
Sandy was born and raised in Pennsylvania before moving to Maryland, where she lived in the DC/metropolitan area for 25 years. She is a retired Program Specialist with the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Bethesda, Maryland, the U.S. Federal Government’s premiere research facility. There she was the administrator for the Hematology/Oncology Fellowship Training Program for 9 years. She has lived in Nashville, Tennessee for the past 7 years pursuing a life-long interest in music, which she considers to be one of the most significant tools for healing mind and body. Sandy uses RDR sounds for chronic pain and depression, and is currently medication free as a result.


Terri Bernal

McAngus Goudelock & Courie Law