Lee Klinger Lesser, Cofounder, Executive and Program Director
Lee Klinger Lesser, M.S., Co-founder and Executive Director of Honoring the Path of the Warrior, has developed and led retreats for Veterans since 2007, integrating her experience of mindfulness and meditation into accessible programming for Veterans. She has been leading workshops in the mindfulness practice of Sensory Awareness for over 35 years, both in English and Spanish, throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico and Spain. She studied and co-taught with Charlotte Selver, the founder of Sensory Awareness in the United States, and has practiced Zen since 1978. She is also a national trainer in early childhood education, family support, social and emotional development, and diversity and equity issues.
Chris Fortin, MA, MFT is a Transmitted Zen teacher in the lineage of Shunryu Suzuki Roshi, Spiritual Counselor and psychotherapist in private practice for over 25 years. She is Cofounder of HPW and has developed and led HPW retreats since its beginning. She began her Zen practice at San Francisco Zen Center in 1976 and now practices as a leader and teacher in the Everyday Zen Community (www.everydayzen.org.) She teaches and leads meditation workshops and retreats throughout the bay area and beyond. She has over 30 years of experience in helping to heal the wounds and trauma of mind, body and spirit, and brings this experience to the leadership and development of HPW. (www.dharmaheartzen.com)
Dyan is a former Regular Army Officer, Military Intelligence, 1989 – 1996. She also served as a White House Social Aide during the Clinton Administration in 1995-1996. She subsequently spent 14 years as a Program Manager in Corporate America, primarily for Sun Microsystems. She has had a meditation and spiritual practice since 2002.