Advisory Council

Shepherd Bliss, D. Min., US Army Reserves, 1966-70; Lecturer, Sonoma State University, and contributor to 24 books

Brad Byrum, National Business Development Manager at Schiff Hardin LLP, former Executive Director for Zen Hospice Project

Bill Chadwick, Army veteran, Adjunct Professor in the Post-Naval Graduate School and Dominican College and Department of Defense Acquisition Specialist

Michael Cole, Assistant Adjunct Professor at UC Berkeley and Clinical Neuropsychologist and Research Scientist

Joe Davison, Marketing and technology consultant, editor of

Katie Evenbeck, Executive Director of St. Dorothy’s Episcopal Camp & Retreat of the Diocese of California

Howard Fields, M.D., Ph.D. Professor, Neurology and Physiology Director, Wheeler Center for the Neurobiology of Addiction

Norman Fischer, Founder of Everyday Zen Foundation, author, Zen Priest, former Abbott of the San Francisco Zen Center

Kate Frankfurt, Chief Development Officer at San Francisco Child Abuse Prevention Center, former HPW Liaison to San Francisco Zen Center

Philippe Goldin, Ph.D. Postdoctoral researcher in the Department of Psychology at Stanford University.

Mary Hanrahan, LCSW and psychoanalyst

Li Huang, Army Reservist, currently on active duty deployment to Afghanistan, former Readjustment Counselor, SF Vet Center

Paige Jenkins, US Navy Veteran, LCSW-Intern at Swords to Plowshares, and Advocate for Women Veterans

Nathan Johnson, MSW, Contra Costa County Veteran Service Officer, OIF Veteran

Bennett Johnston, President at LuvLaf and Bennett Johnston Consulting

Jamie Johnston, Artist and Grant Writer

Leo Joslin, MA, MFT, Program & Clinical Coordinator, Swords to Plowshares Transitional Housing Program,Veterans Academy

Warren Langley, President (ret) Pacific Stock Exchange, Lt. Colonel (ret) US Air Force

Rebecca Lesnik, MS, CTRS, Recreational Therapist, VA Palo Alto Health Care System

Marc Lesser, CEO of Search Inside Yourself Leadership Institute (SIYLI), CEO of ZBA Associates LLC, author, Zen teacher, and former director of Tassajara, Zen Mountain Center

Jeremy Lopez, US Marine Corps veteran, 1999-2004

Chris McKenna, Program Director, Mindful Schools

Sue Moon, Writer and Teacher, author of This Is Getting Old: Zen Thoughts on Aging with Dignity and Humor (Shambhala 2010)

Kevin E. O’Brien, Vice President, Strategic Partnerships & Alliances at FactSet Research Systems, Inc

Nicholas Osborne, Ph D., Assistant Dean of Students and Veteran Student Services Coordinator, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, OIF Veteran

Frank Ostaseski, President and Director of Metta Institute and founder of Zen Hospice

Christy Pichel, President, the Stuart Foundation

Judy Pike, Retired Transit driver, avid gardener, volunteer for the Sebastopol Senior Center, member of the Lotus Sangha, and lover of my cat Calie.

John Qualtrough ThM, President Buttercup Farms (an international non-profit), VP Sunshine Consulting, Former Director Living Free animal sanctuary, Former Chaplain (Capt) USAF

Rabbi Dorothy A. Richman, Rabbi at Makor Or Jewish Meditation, formerly served as rabbi for Congregations Beth Sholom and Shaar Zahav and Hillel at UC Berkeley

Michael Stusser, Founder of Osmosis Day Spa, and founding member of Green Spa Network

Glady Thacher, Trustee emeritus of the San Francisco Foundation and community non- profit organizer

Joe Wheeler, MBA, US Army veteran, OIF 2001 – 2004