Lynnaea Lumbard (Co-President)
Lynnaea Lumbard, Ph.D., is a transformational psychologist, an ordained Interfaith Minister, a Wilderness Guide, and an author. For over thirty-five years, she has been a seminar leader in the field of depth psychology and conscious evolution. In 1986, she co-founded Temenos Associates in San Francisco, offering a wide range of psycho-spiritual workshops in the Bay Area, New England, New York and Washington, D.C. In 1995, she co-founded Naos Foundation with her husband, Rick Paine, guiding wilderness quests and co-creating a four-year Spiritual Development Training based on the Native American Medicine Wheel. Her current passions are community weaving, social change philanthropy and evolutionary spirituality. She serves on the board of OPUS Archives and Research Center on the campuses of Pacifica Graduate Institute. Read her blog here.
Bob Stilger (Co-President)
Bob Stilger, Ph.D. is a conversation host, teacher, speaker, consultant, facilitator and coach who has spent 35 years building strong and vibrant organizations and communities. For 25 years he was the Executive Director of Northwest Regional Facilitators, an innovative community development corporation. From 2005 – 2009 he served as the Co-President of The Berkana Institute, a nonprofit institute that works with communities and pioneering leaders in learning centres throughout the world–Zimbabwe, South Africa, Senegal, Pakistan, India, Greece, Brazil, Mexico, Canada and the U.S. His current work is to support those who are stepping forward to provide critical leadership in these times. He is an Adjunct Professor in the Leadership Studies Program at Gonzaga University and has served as Adjunct Faculty to Bainbridge Graduate Institute. www.resilientcommunities.org is his personal base on the internet and he has recently launched a new website: www.resilientjapan.org as host for this work and the commentary he is writing from there. You can read his most recent blog here.
Rick Paine (Chairman of the Board)
Rick Paine, M.Div, Ed.D, is a humanistic psychologist and an ordained United Methodist Minister. In the early 1970’s he created New Communities Project, a resource base for intentional communities in the Boston area. From 1977 to 1983, he served as the minister for First Parish Church, Unitarian, Ashby, MA while simultaneously co-creating Spring Hill, the source community for Opening the Heart Workshops. As a psychotherapist he has taught at Esalen Institute, Hollyhock, Omega, New York Open Center. During his ministry at All Seasons Chalice Church in Boulder, CO., he co-founded Naos Foundation in 1995, a four-year Spiritual Development Training offering Wilderness Quests and quarterly workshops throughout the United States. Rick has served the board of the Threshold Foundation and is currently on the boards of both the Boulder Institute and the Whidbey Institute at Chinook.
Christina Baldwin, M.S., author of six books including Life’s Companion, Calling the Circle, Storycatcher and the newly published The Circle Way, is an educator, speaker, and conference presenter. Known for her groundbreaking work in the fields of personal writing, group process and spirituality, she has a lifelong fascination with story. At age 12 she began writing a diary, and at age 30 became a founder of the journal writing movement. Since the 1970s, she has taught tens of thousands of people about the importance and power of story and is an internationally known wisdom carrier in the field of Narrative Studies. In 1994 she co-founded, with Ann Linnea, the PeerSpirit Circle Process, which focuses on story, insight, decision, and action. She offers a variety of conference keynotes, consulting seminars, small retreats and wilderness programs where she guides groups in releasing their stories in writing, speaking, and community building.
Gretchen Mary Krampf MSOD, PCC is an organization and leadership development consultant and executive coach with more than fifteen years’ experience working with corporate, community, governmental, and non-profit organizations across the U.S. An advocate and catalyst for community engagement, she launched Thrive San Juan Islands in 2012, building upon nine years spent developing capabilities in community leaders as Chair of the Executive Council and senior faculty for Leadership San Juan Islands. Her strategic visioning and facilitation skills have brought her engagements with organizations focused on global development, education, and empowering women and girls, including the International Center for Research on Women (ICRW), Women’s World Banking and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. She leads transformative retreats for individual, community, non-profit, and corporate leaders on Orcas Island at the Heartwood Center for Inspired Living and Leadership.
Jeff Vander Clute
Jeff Vander Clute, B.A., is a board member and the executive director of New Stories. Jeff is a founding editor of Great Transition Stories, a project of New Stories, and has been helping to develop the Thriving Communities meme for the last two years. Jeff sits on the boards of the Compassionate Action Network International and the Happiness Initiative. He is a serial entrepreneur and software engineer who has either founded or helped to build eight companies. At Tripod, in the first wave of the World Wide Web, he developed an online publishing platform that gave a voice to over 30 million people. He helped to start Eziba, a fair-trade e-commerce company working with artisans around the world and especially in conflict zones. He co-founded PRO Radiology, a medical-imaging company; Avanoo, an Internet company that has been researching and developing solutions at the intersection of consciousness and technology to “connect the global heart”; and CircLabs, a journalism technology company developed at the University of Missouri’s Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute.
Rick Ingrasci, M.D., M.P.H.
Rick Ingrasci has a rich background is in psychiatry, holistic medicine, community development, and social entrepreneuring. He currently practices life coaching, mainly with leaders of non-profit organizations. He also has an informal online news service with a “bigmind” perspective. Rick co-founded Interface (Boston’s largest holistic education center), the American Holistic Medical Association, Physicians for Social Responsibility, and Hollyhock, where he has been convening an annual Hollyhock Summer Gathering since 1986. He co-authored the bestselling “Chop Wood, Carry Water: A Guide to Finding Spiritual Fulfillment in Everyday Life.”