Ned Dougherty is a featured speaker, former director and media spokesperson for the International Association for Near-Death Studies. He received his B.S. in economics and finance from St. John�s University in 1968 and later attended the Central Florida Film School. In addition to operating an active real estate business in the Hamptons, Dougherty owned and operated the exclusive Club Marakesh at both the Palm Beaches and Westhampton Beach.
Following his near-death experience, Dougherty\'s life changed dramatically and he started the Mission of Angels Foundation, through which he is a featured speaker on life-after-death issues, near-death experiences, Marian apparitions, and more. The author is currently traveling extensively and settles down from time to time near Hazleton, Pennsylvania, and Southampton, New York.