2022 Workshop Presenters
Information for the 2023 Conference will be posted in April 2023.
Alberta Roman is a retired nurse after 39 1/2 years at various nursing positions in Western New York, most recently with Visiting Nursing Association as community health nurse. She earned an RN degree at Millard Fillmore Hospital School of Nursing and a BSN from SUNY@Buffalo. Her Landmark activities began in 1995. After retiring in 2003, she has traveled to Mexico, Costa Rica and Grand Cayman Island and Canada several times. She loves walking daily, cooking, reading and movies. Roman and her husband, Paul, celebrated their 54th wedding anniversary this year with their son and daughter and two grandchildren.
Allyn Silver has more than 32 years of experience in training and development. She is passionate about empowering people in achieving their goals and fulfilling on their self-expression. As a Landmark program leader for more than 20 years, she has successfully supported people taking on challenges, enhancing their effectiveness, and turning their vision into realities. As a Landmark personal performance coach, Silver works with her clients to enhance effectiveness, think more strategically, evolve how they think about leadership and understand how to optimize performance. Her background includes engineering, designing and implementing major projects and participating in competitive swimming and triathlons.
Amrit Kendrick did her master’s thesis on marine protected area policy comparing situations in Ecuador and the United States. She is engaged in conversations for possibility to create a new discourse where all humans have a compelling relationship to nature. With Gary, she works in a project where scientists work with local indigenous people to restore seagrass meadows and to celebrate the seagrass ecosystem in Shark Bay through a community festival.
Ana Krista Johnson
Writer/performer/filmmaker Ana Krista Johnson has a Bachelor of Science degree in theater from Northwestern University’s School of Communication. She is a published novelist and an award-winning film producer. She has been an introduction leader for Landmark’s Family Division and assisted around the Los Angeles Wisdom course for 15 years. Her current works in progress include a nonfiction book, a documentary and a master’s degree in transformative social change with a specialization in media impact. Her commitment: People are inspired and engaged, creating beloved community where we are cared for, compassionate and joyfully alive.
Andrea Fono’s passion for life is best expressed through laughter and art of the Universe. Her paintings represent her inquiry of “what does love look like?” In 2008, she founded Global Coloring: Painting for Peace, in which she hosted more than 1400 people from Europe, North Africa, and Ecuador in community art celebrations. Fono and her husband Frank, a native Fijian, have co-founded the “Fiji Reads Project,” contributing art supplies and thousands of children’s books to schools in Fiji. Her joy is mentoring artists’ hearts. A television segment she produced on inspiration was nominated for an Emmy Award.
Andrea Parker Swenson
As a senior Landmark personal coach, Andrea Parker Swenson has been with the Personal Coaching Division for more six years and is passionate about her clients fulfilling their dreams. She has participated with Landmark’s programs for more than 15 years and is a designated seminar leader and city coach in Phoenix, Arizona. Prior to being on staff with Landmark, Swenson worked extensively in the fields of education and theater, designing and delivering curriculum for expanding creative thinking and artistic expression. She served on numerous boards for nonprofit organizations and currently volunteers her time for AFS, a global exchange student organization.
Andy Monks is a staff member for Landmark as a personal performance coach for the Wisdom Course Area and a Wisdom Unlimited course leader for Australia and New Zealand. He began his career as an artist 20 years ago in educational games, going on to become a 3D artist with artistic and leadership roles on films like the Academy Award-winning “Happy Feet.” Monks has run his own creative studio working on projects from board games to 3D printed toys. He also creates works of art in multiple media. He lives in Brisbane, Australia, with his wife Mal and daughter Sienna.
Angela Amado, Ph.D., has led transformational programs for more than 30 years and has been a Wisdom Course Leader since 1994. She leads Partnership Explorations, the Structural Connections vacation course, and is the head of training and development for the Wisdom Course Area. She has also worked professionally in the field of disability for more than 30 years in a variety of capacities, including national research, international consulting, and government policy. She has authored key books on community inclusion of people with disabilities into the community, and conducted training across the United States, and in Canada, Australia, and several European countries.
Anna S. Choi
Anna S. Choi serves the next generation of conscious leaders in catalyzing a tipping point to elevate humanity’s consciousness. As a second-generation Korean American social entrepreneur, TEDx speaker, Forbes author, and energy coach, she founded the Conscious Leadership Foundation to train teachers and educators in helping their students cultivate mindfulness and emotional resilience. Her approach blends ancient wisdom, energy mastery, and brain education. Choi was a former Self-Expression & Leadership Program leader for seven years and has participated in Landmark since 2006.
Ariela Marshall is a former staff member in the Boston Center, a former introduction leader having led to over 300 people with 42% effectiveness and was the source person for the Causing the Miraculous Graduate event. She was on the Data Team in the Landmark Online Program Division. She was a co-presenter in two workshops at the 2021 CGT and wrote a Report from the Field for the 2021 Journal. She is currently a custodian for the Inquiries of the Social Commons and is host for the Contribution and Living as a Created Self calls.
Arnold Murray, experiencing peace of mind, soul and spirit. We are the possibility of all people living as one, connected and inseparable. A native Washingtonian and results-focused professional, Murray began learning communication skills in the 1970s at the White House. Highly adept at translating “geek” to plain English, he also has degrees in human behavior science and has completed many Landmark programs. He enjoys coaching others in self-discovery and empowerment and continues inquiring into “Why people do what they do?” His niche is creating environments for discovery of purpose and being. He encourages us to: “Consider six degrees of connection!”
Barry Pogorel has been deeply engaged in transformation since he first took the est Training in 1975. The Training changed the course of his life. He found that he wanted to devote the rest of his life to sharing this work with as many people as possible. He moved from New York to Los Angeles, enrolled his entire family in the Training, and then went on staff. Over the next 45 years, he became a Landmark center manager and program leader. He currently practices executive coaching and training based in transformational work for the leaders of large global corporations.
Ben Gabin exists to empower people’s visions. He is a Wisdom Unlimited course leader apprentice for Landmark and the co-team leader of the Partnership Explorations Champions Team. Gabin lives outside of Orlando, Florida. When he’s not assisting with Landmark or practicing energy work, he’s investing in real estate full time. He loves animals, his family, and visiting beautiful places.
Bini Kimmitt is an occupational therapist, accredited meditation teacher and spiritual coach, inspired by Vedic and Buddhist philosophies. She empowers educators and parents to understand and support the spiritual, emotional and behavioral needs of children. She has led a community-wide youth suicide prevention strategy in regional Australia, facilitated educator wellbeing and self-inquiry workshops for teenage girls, provided trauma consultation for preschools and families impacted by natural disaster, advocated for children living with disability and homeless women in India. She is a forever student of ancient wisdom practices, loves nature and bringing community together, empowering curiosity and presence in others.
Bob Mueller has been a stand and commitment to create “organization transformation” as an established practice globally since 1980. He has been an executive leader transforming several fortune 500 companies such as Ford Motor Company and Magma Copper as well as building consulting practices for several transformational consulting firms including Vanto Group. He has shared his transformational consulting experience and distinctions with companies and academic institutions globally for the past 40+ years. Mueller currently mentors more than 30 global leaders in organizations, entrepreneurial start-ups and academia across five continents. He and Susan are currently participating in the Partnership Explorations course.
Bruce Campbell is an artist; he studied fine art in London, worked in private art galleries, managed an interior decorating shop, rebuilt a derelict farmhouse and olive grove in Tuscany. He did The Landmark Forum in 2002 and has assisted ever since. Campbell has been a performance coach for Youth at Risk and has worked with several local youth and community groups. He is currently a facilitator for the Elders Partnership course. He lives and works in Findhorn, Scotland with his husband, Draeyk. The Promise he serves: “By 2031 all people live creative and fulfilling lives – People are LIT UP!”
Carey Gister first participated in the work of Landmark in September 1985 and the Wisdom Unlimited course in the early 1990’s. Currently he is a custodian of the Social Commons and hosts, along with Susie Fraser and Stan Carpenter, the Tuesday Social Commons Inquiry call. He is married, has two 13-year-old twins, lives in Marin County, California, and works as a software engineer. He is also an aspiring playwright who is committed to having his first play produced by a major American repertory company. His commitment is that each and every person will be honored, known and heard.
A staff member for Landmark since 2003 and a consultant since 2015, Cat Tews is passionate about people getting that they have an impact, make a difference, and are the creator of their life, and that gets fully expressed in her accountability as the coaching supervisor in Landmark’s Personal Coaching Division. She lives with her husband Todd and her two cats in Redding, California.
Cate Hill did the Landmark Forum in 2005, was an introduction leader in Philadelphia for several years, and also led the Self-Expression & Leadership Program. She and her husband, Mark Sharpelletti, enjoy a beautiful home in West Chester, Pennsylvania, and love that they get to spend winters at their home in the Florida Keys. Hill has two adult sons and is delighted to report that they remain close to her and Mark, in spirit and in proximity. In semi-retirement, she has been enjoying having time to pursue her dream of being a writer.
Chet Burgess engages in inquiries whenever he can, and one of his joys is hosting inquiries into Discourses and Living as a Created Self. He also brings the opportunity of inquiry to people as they develop themselves in being a leader as their natural self-expression and bringing power, freedom and peace of mind in the face of everything in life. His commitment is that “Everyone in the world be present to freedom and in touch with the joy and the miracle of life, free to be and free to act, with love expressed.”
Chris Kirtz considers himself a ‘lifer.’ Attending the first est Training in Washington D.C. in April 1975, he immediately began assisting — starting with opening a Washington, D.C., Center. Since then, he’s done virtually every course or program, led some, and held most assisting posts. He considers being a custodian of the “Living as a Created Self” Inquiry of the Social Commons the perfect place from which to grow and contribute. His commitment is: ‘Listening’ that creates environments where people discover themselves as ‘source,’ allow their visions to speak, and their hearts to sing as one growing communal heart.
Corrina Sephora is an artist, a metal sculptor and painter. She lives, works and plays in Atlanta, Georgia. Sephora is a co-leader for Wisdom for the Arts. She’s committed to empowerment, dreams fulfilled, art and full self-expression. She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in metals and sculpture from Massachusetts College of Art in 1995 and her Master of Fine Arts degree in fine arts and sculpture in 2005 from Georgia State University. She has permanent art works in the Georgia Museum of Contemporary Art, The Martin Luther King Jr. Historic Center, and in the collection of Sir Elton John.
As a staff member in the Wisdom Course Area, Cynthia Barnett manages the Year-end Vacation and all Wisdom Course Area vacations. Since 2003, she has assisted and/or contributed to the Conference for Global Transformation and is committed to each and every person living a created life.
Dana A. Clary
Dana A. Clary is a Landmark personal performance coach and the source person for the introduction leaders for the state of Florida. She has led the Self-Expression & Leadership Program, the Introduction Leader Program, and was the first source person for Central Florida, causing the Advanced Course and SELP for the region.
Daniel Kamanga brings more than 30 years of experience to address Africa’s widespread failure in leadership. The vision of his Africa Leadership Transformation (ALT) Foundation is “transforming leadership as the key driver of an Africa that works for everyone,” and targets to create at least one million leaders in 10 countries in the next 30 years. The Foundation held the last in-person leadership training in Ghana in February 2020, just before the COVID-19 pandemic. Since then, the Foundation has gained mastery in online offerings, the most recent being training more than 200 women leaders from more than 20 African countries.
Dave Flattery leads Strategic Initiatives for one of the business units of DuPont. He is a Six Sigma Master Black Belt and teaches and leads programs in statistics, data analysis, and process improvement. This is his third year of participation on the State of the World Scorecard team. He has previously presented a poster and co-led a breakout session inquiring into listening for others in the domains of religious belief, agnosticism, and atheism. Flattery is committed to thriving and prosperous communities and serves on the board of directors of the Santa Barbara United Way.
Dawn Wilder was first ordained in 1996 by the Metropolitan Community Churches and now serves as pastor of Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Bakersfield as part of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America. She has more than ten years’ experience working with homeless and underprivileged youth and has worked as a chaplain and bereavement counselor for a hospice. She ran a drop-in center for homeless and at-risk youth in West Hollywood. She holds a Master of Divinity degree from Fuller Theological Seminary and completed a two-year residency in clinical pastoral education at UCLA Medical Center.
Diane Dickey sees life as a continual inquiry into transformation, power and contribution. She creates worlds and spaces of beauty whether it is with art or in conversation. She loves her family and is a wife, mother and grandmother and a native Texan. Her promise for the world is: A World of Unlimited Growth and Development by the Year 2030.
Dolly Costello is a custodian of the Social Commons Inquiries. She is an educational psychologist, earned her doctorate from University of California, Berkeley, specializing in students with ADHD, autism, and mental health issues. She earned her “Clowning Around” certificate at University of Wisconsin clown camp, creating herself as Dolly and Dr. Dolly. She offers alternatives to Prozac and therapy and plays doctor with Patch Adams on humanitarian clown tours. Her promise is: Children of all ages live with a passion and zest for life itself – and experience a lightness of being.
Dræyk van der Hørn
Living on the North coast of Scotland, Dræyk van der Hørn is writing a sci-fi novel, working in the community as a Druid and manager of the Woodland Garden. He loves running along the beaches and swimming in the North Sea, watching sea otters and producing YouTube videos as well as working with a national HIV charity. He is eagerly awaiting the rebuild of his Landrover Defender! He is committed that everyone and every being is nourished, so now what?
The Rev. Dr. Eileen Epperson grew up in New York City and lives in rural Connecticut. She has degrees in English literature, religion and psychology, and practical theology. She has been a Presbyterian minister for more than 32 years. Her ministry has been in churches and medical settings: nursing home, hospital and hospice. She is the part-time minister at a Congregational church. She has been active in the Parliament of the World’s Religions since 1993 and gave workshops at most events. Her spiritual life-coaching includes forgiveness, communication and contemplative growth. She originated The Forgiveness Process® and has led dozens of workshops.
Felicia Nagamatsu is a business owner, real estate investor, inventor, wife, mother, grandmother, speaker, teacher and a coach certified with the Brave Thinking Institute. She shares the empowering context of Full-spectrum Human Intelligence. A belief breakthrough facilitator with Krohn Breakthrough Foundation, she is certified as a master rapid eye technician, with a bachelor’s in science in business from State University of New York Albany. Nagamatsu’s greatest success is a 40-year marriage with her beloved partner, Brian Nagamatsu.
Gale Barnum has been an est and Landmark staff member for 45 years. She led The Landmark Forum for 33 years to 250,000 people. She managed and led the Landmark Seminar Leaders Program in the Pacific Western Region for 15 years. Barnum has expertise in leading Forums for diverse cultures, such as the Maori Community in New Zealand, and leading around the world from Tel Aviv, Israel, to Nagoya, Japan. She continues as an emeritus Forum leader to do the work that is consistent with having a world that works for everyone with no one and nothing left out.
Gary Kendrick is a professor at the University of Western Australia. His primary research is on marine plants, especially seagrass. He builds partnerships with Indigenous and other community groups in nature-based projects, including monitoring and restoring seagrass.
Geoffrey Fenn is an agricultural scientist by training who, after 25 years of research in government agencies, set off on a journey of private enterprise including information management and Internet marketing, before finding himself back in research and development in soil and water. His commitment to the world is to promote and facilitate an adequate supply of fresh water, sustainably sourced and affordable for everyone. This commitment has been underpinned by his Landmark experience, especially the Self-Expression & Leadership Program and Wisdom Unlimited programs. He is currently a global leader of the Partnership Explorations course.
George Finsrud says, “Consider, what is possibility? I like to think of my life as following the precepts shared by my mammalian kin, transformed by language. Everything else could be categorized by the projects I’ve engaged with via the people I’ve met and had the privilege to work with. After years as a professional college student, it’s the structural conversations, the building of something with others, that’s most memorable, transformative, and is what my life is about. This, to me, is possibility.”
Gisele Larose joined the State of the World Scorecard team in 2020. As an occupational therapist, her background in human development sourced many careers from clinical practice, continuing education presenter, and executive positions in rehabilitation and now higher education. Her current commitment is to listen for our power to create as human beings. After three Conferences for Global Transformation and 22 years of learning ontology she is sourcing a nonprofit organization dedicated to facilitating ‘bringing all minds on deck’ to innovate student success.
Glenn Greenidge started his personal development in 1981, attending and volunteering in leadership positions at what is now Landmark. He co-founded People of African Descent Empowerment Group [PADEG] in 1990, with its initial mission of promoting leadership and training for people of African descent. Greenidge is currently the executive director for Sutphin Blvd Business Improvement District in Jamaica, New York, chair of Queens Community Board 12 Economic Development committee, the board secretary and chairman of the Real Estate Committee for Joseph P Addabbo Family Health Center. He has been a facilitator for the International Black Summit for 25 years.
Heather Shapter is executive director for Crossroads International, which works with local partners in Sub-Saharan Africa to advance rights, reduce poverty, and increase access to justice for one million women and girls. She has also held leadership roles in some of the world’s most respected International non-governmental organizations and foundations, in such diverse environments as the Caribbean, Africa, Russia, the Middle East and Southeast Asia. She has been recognized nationally and internationally for following her vision, in service of others.
Hilary Burns is a graduate of the Wharton Business School. She has worked internationally with businesses and individuals for more than 30 years. She is committed to people being free to create lives they love, getting their greatness, knowing they belong to a world community, and sharing their gifts with others.
Jane Best Grandbouche
Jane Best Grandbouche led courses and programs for Landmark for 25 years including the Wisdom Unlimited course for 12 years. Her passions include the environment and transformation. She is an avid gardener who has grown and/or planted more than 100,000 trees, plants and flowers and has been a student of yoga and meditation for the past 45 years. She and her husband, Brad, have a wholesale book business, a consulting practice and reside on 10 beautiful, lush acres in Sarasota, Florida. She has two daughters and three granddaughters.
Dr. Janet Flaton is a board-certified pediatrician specializing in Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). After completing her residency, she served a rural community in a practice ranging from general to intensive care pediatrics. She later refined her practice to caring for children, teens and adults with ADHD. She founded the multi-disciplinary Flaton ADDept Center in 2009, providing empowerment and personal transformation through a combined holistic/traditional medical approach. She currently maintains a clinical practice, is a writer and speaker. Her commitment is that all people with ADHD are known by themselves and others for their unique and extraordinary contribution and leadership.
Janet Lester is a rare bird with her combined degrees in occupational therapy and physical therapy. Before she retired in 2006, her career was spent working in hospitals, specializing in intensive care and being part of a multidisciplinary team committed to transforming issues of communication in critical care. She loved teaching, mentoring and providing innovative care. She did The Landmark Forum in 2007 and joined Innovative Events Management, producing Werner Erhard’s Being a Leader and the Effective Exercise of Leadership in Whistler, Bermuda, Cancun and Dubai. Lester is a proud mom of two young adults and an accomplished dragon boat paddler.
Janice Juliano lives in Buffalo, New York, with her husband of 34 years. She received a master’s in speech language pathology from University of South Florida and moved to Buffalo where she began her career… of 40 years. Her hobbies include singing, acting, reading, writing, walking, gardening, tennis, and pickleball. In 1995 she took the Forum. She took the Wisdom course in Toronto in 2013, began assisting in the Wisdom Course Area in 2019 and then took the Partnership Explorations course. She will continue to learn and explore with Landmark and attends the CGT (Conference for Global Transformation) yearly.
Jeannette Lazet is a Wisdom Unlimited course leader in training and lives in New Zealand. She has a passion for inquiry and transformation and is interested in discovering the difference sports and transformation make together. She has four sons who all played sports.
Jen Sorosky is a Wisdom Unlimited course leader in Los Angeles and is a Partnership Explorations course leader in training. She played basketball in high school and played Division I college basketball. She LOVES sports and is moved by the triumph of the human spirit shown in competition. Her life is about Contribution, Aliveness, Power.
Jill Wooldridge has more than 32 years of experience in training and development. As a business consultant, she specialized in coaching business owners and entrepreneurs in organizational change, leadership and performance. In addition, she draws on her experience as a Landmark leader where she’s led programs for thousands of people for more than a decade. In her work as a Landmark coach, she is committed that people experience their greatness and fulfill on the difference they want to make. She is a champion for personal and professional success.
Joanne Coleman is currently an associate pastor at Agape..
John Corbiere has been participating in Landmark since 1975. He was an Episcopal priest for thirty-three years, graduating from the Yale Divinity School and serving parishes and church schools up and down the East Coast. He is a past Landmark staff member. He participated extensively with The Hunger Project and the Mastery Foundation traveling to West Africa and Ireland in support of the transformational work of these organizations. Corbiere is presently part of the Listener Team in the Wisdom Course Area providing the Conversation for the Difference you Make. He resides in Salisbury, Connecticut.
Judith Aftergut is the author of the memoir, “Everything They Wanted: Muz and Joe, Reid Inlet, and Glacier Bay.” Her focus is the idea of honoring in all its dimensions—celebration, appreciation, acknowledgement, respect, acceptance, being present. What she cares about for herself and others: living beyond the pattern of the Karpman Drama Triangle (persecutor, victim, rescuer); to be a blessing; and healing the roots of inherited trauma and wounds. Her current project is writing about a relative who survived the Holocaust, creating a family connection to the history of the world. Aftergut lives in Portland, Oregon.
As a Landmark personal coach, Judy-Lee Chen Sang draws on her years of experience leading programs for Landmark, as both a Self-Expression & Leadership program leader and an Introduction Leaders Program classroom leader. She is committed to causing an unprecedented level of performance for every graduate, producing miracles in their lives. Chen Sang has worked for major international companies for more than 30 years, developing and producing team-building workshops that produced an environment of effective communication, both internally and externally, as well as expanded administrative efficiency. She served on the board of directors for the United Nations Association of Pasadena.
Judy Owens-Manley is a writer and adventurer living primarily in Alaska with annual sojourns to the East Coast to spend time with family. A former Wisdom course leader and Landmark seminar leader, she has a Ph.D. in social work and declares her work as a community-level practitioner, committed to people thriving as their best selves in the social commons. She co-authored a book on Bosnian refugees in America and has written on topics of domestic violence and public welfare. Retired now as a university professor and administrator, she participates on nonprofit boards when she’s not skiing, hiking, sailing, or biking.
Julia Frampton Simms
Julia Frampton Simms is a full-time staff member at Landmark. She manages the Conference for Global Transformation for the Wisdom Course Area and she works as a project manager for Landmark executive Mark Spirtos. Prior to Landmark, she enjoyed a successful 30-year career in marketing and public relations. She has been participating in Landmark’s work since 1977 and holds a business degree from University of Phoenix.
Karen Roellig inquires: Learned baking, gardening from women, competing in golf and tennis from men, where did her power come from? Pageants, modeling, public relations, commercial real estate broker: male dominated worlds showed her more. Starting a family and her own firm, what was the balance? How does a female produce results and not feel burned out over time? In Power and Contribution, her poster session, “What is Women’s Power?” won best poster. Creation of Freedom enhanced teaching workshops to women and men. Marrying a two-star Air Force General is a dance of masculine and feminine. Where are things now?
Kathryn Stroehlein has participated at Landmark for 13 years. She has been married for 39 years to a kind and supportive husband, has two sons and four grandchildren. As an artistic hair designer for 46 years, she loves making her clients visions a reality and brings passionate inspiration to life! Stroehlein loves gardening and is also a Reiki Master. After completing the Partnership Explorations course, she became interested in the shadow side of our humanness as it relates to energy. It was then that her poster ‘Dark and Light Embracing: Being Inquisitive’ was created and presented at the 2021 CGT.
Kathy L. Fedori
Kathy L. Fedori is an entertainment manager, creator for television, a photographer and journalist for national media and is known as a woman of power in the Alberta, Canada, entertainment industry. She has an established track record of bringing together the right creative teams, managing productions, creating transformations in start-ups, building brands and increasing audiences. Her work has taken her around the world, including Myanmar, Brazil and South Africa and into the new worlds of digital media, robotics, climate restoration, travel and transformation change.
Kathy Lyons is one of five siblings. She has both a bachelor’s and master’s degree in French. She worked for the IRS for 27 years and is currently vice president of the American Council of the Blind, Western New York chapter. She took the Wisdom Unlimited course in Toronto in 2005. As she was unable to use visual magazines to complete her assignments, she used clip art and tactile materials; most of her collages are three-dimensional. She enjoys folk music and John Lennon and is a member of Holy Spirit Church.
Khushnuma Cooper, Ph.D., is committed to a world where governments, organizations and communities fully support excellence and diversity for children and families. Following a successful career as a social worker and nonprofit executive, her entrepreneurial and thriving consulting practice has been committed to changing the human services landscape by providing innovations that cause organizations and communities to thrive. She teaches public policy as well as the Being a Leader and the Effective Exercise of Leadership course at the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs. She has been engaged in transformational work for 14 years and lives in Los Angeles.
Krishna Nair came to Canada from India as a one-year-old carried by his parents, both academics. He grew up in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. It was in Vancouver in 1985 that he took his first Forum (as it was called then). In March 1988, he moved to Toronto to join the staff of The Hunger Project in Canada. Within one week, he met his future wife, Karen. They started dating in June, he asked her to marry him in August and they have been married since January 1989. He is currently a Wisdom Unlimited course leader, co-leading in Toronto.
Kristen Mangione is a professional dancer, choreographer, healing artist and the founder of LÎLA – Dance Alchemy for the Soul©. She is passionate about dance, creativity, art and body awareness as an access to discovery. She creates art and leads practices that combine movement improvisation, meditation and healing for transformation.
Larry Frantz is the director of Landmark’s Personal Coaching Division since 2016 and a personal performance coach since the division’s founding in 2011. He is passionate about working with people and is fully committed to their success in realizing what matters to them. He has led Landmark’s programs since 2000, empowering our graduates’ leadership and their commitment to contribute to others, and has trained thousands of people to fulfill their personal and leadership goals. He has founded successful businesses, been the director of training for a real estate company and a real estate licensing program and a consultant for nonprofit organizations.
Lily Starr taught gifted and challenged children in Cupertino, California. She has been a Landmark leader since 1974. Her accomplishments include leading graduate seminars, opening the Washington, D.C. center, registering the first quarter of a million people into The Hunger Project, making Landmark work available in Sydney, directing the Europe Division with centers in London, Paris, Stockholm, Copenhagen, Munich, Frankfurt, Amsterdam and Zurich (1987 to 1997), leading the Wisdom course in Europe, New York, Washington, D.C., San Diego and Los Angeles and training new Wisdom course leaders (1992 – 2018).
Linda Qbq Russell
Linda Qbq Russell took The Landmark Forum in 2011 and completed the curriculum in 2012. She then took the Los Angeles Wisdom and Partnership courses and assisted for two years on CGT Hospitality teams in Monterey. Russell then attended 2019 CGT in Hollywood where her Report from the Field was published in the Journal. She and her daughter attended the 2019 Year-end Vacation course in Mexico. She became a custodian hosting Social Commons Inquiries in 2020. She co-led two CGT Breakout Sessions in 2021, and she is co-leading two breakout sessions and wrote a Report from the Field for the 2022 CGT.
Lori Wostl is a senior facilitator and a Wisdom Course leader currently leading the Facilitated Wisdom course. She did the est Training in 1977. She was on staff for five years in Denver and also had a national accountability for the Team Management and Leadership Program. She recently relocated to Whidbey Island in Washington State. Wostl has two grown children and four grandchildren and lives a created life regardless of circumstance.
Lorrain “Dr. Rain” Warren
Lorraine “Dr. Rain” Warren has pursued personal growth and development throughout her life. She began her Landmark work in 1992 and has engaged in transformational work covering a wide range of disciplines. She has served as a volunteer in diverse communities from political campaigns, youth mentorship programs, restorative justice initiatives, and being a “cuddler” of infants at hospitals. Dr. Rain has served as a facilitator of the International Black Summit for the last 28 years. She has received international recognition for her work in peace-building and social justice. She is currently a caregiver for her 87-year-old mother.
Lorraine Telford is a leader in public health nursing, health promotion and primary prevention. She has broad experience in academia, service delivery and management in nursing and public health fields. Currently she is working in collaboration with community stakeholders, aimed at action to address the determinants of health that affect people unequally.
Originally from Bulgaria, Maria Zaharieva has been living in Sweden for the past 21 years. A clinical psychologist with more than 250 hours of psychodrama training and an undernurse with years of experience of taking care of, and being around, elderly patients in the last stages of life, she is also a coach, transformational consultant and speaker. She has participated in countless trainings at Landmark, including working on staff for two years and being the Partnership Explorations champion for Europe for five years. She has attended many other courses and workshops for the past 20 years.
Mark Fox has been participating in Landmark work since 1997 and is a professional musician, concert, event and film producer and spiritual community leader / teacher, steeped in multiple spiritual and metaphysical disciplines. His life’s work has been committed to transforming and healing the planet from the consciousness that human has been born into in this era. Fox is currently engaged in writing a book along the lines of a proposed workshop and growing community around a sweat lodge tradition, teaching the indigenous ways of living in balance with all life, restoring humans to live in alignment with universal law.
Mark Krauss is a custodian of the Social Commons, a husband of 42 years, a father and grandfather, an engineer specializing in the environmental, health and safety impacts of industrial technology, and a gentleman farmer. During his career, he noticed that the problems of engineering are easy to solve when compared to those of being human. He’s discovered for himself the value of inquiry in having people expand their views of life and powerfully act on what they discover for themselves. He lives happily in Mariposa, California with his wife, two dogs, eight ducks, and two cats.
Martha Womack has a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminology and completed a Master of Theological Studies degree in 2020. She founded Allglass Bath in 1991. She participated in The Landmark Forum in 1997, the Wisdom Unlimited course in 2005, realized her promise in Partnership Explorations in 2010 and has since transformed Allglass into a purpose driven business, in service of that promise. She is listening for her next opportunity to serve her promise for the world that “All people have the freedom to experience and express their spirit as their heart leads and have the clarity to hear it leading.”
Mary Icaza is a senior Landmark program leader and has led programs for more than 35 years. She has extensive experience working with individuals and teams and focuses on empowering her clients to produce breakthroughs with ease – leading to outstanding results in areas of life that are important to them. She has successfully supported people taking on large challenges, enhancing their effectiveness and turning their vision into reality. Prior to joining Landmark’s coaching team, her professional experience included growing a successful software training and consulting business with clients including top universities, banks and hospitals.
Writer/editor Maureen Charles holds an MFA in Writing from Vermont College of Fine Arts. Her young adult biography, “Music Mavens: 15 Women of Note In the Industry,” will be released by Chicago Review Press in November. Charles led graduate programs for Landmark for 27 years and was a Landmark staff member for five. She chairs the board of Aid Still Required (an international nonprofit), volunteers with the Foundation for Climate Restoration, and is a co-founder of Love of Aging. Her promise for the world: By 2035, diverse voices around the globe have achieved equitable representation in the creative and performing arts.
Merilyn Fenn is a custodian of the Inquiries of the Social Commons. She is interested in personal relationships and communication, and in the past has delivered communication programs to college students, married and pre-married couples. After completing a Bachelor of Science degree with honors in marine biology, her career was in teaching biology and environmental science to college students. She first experienced The Landmark Forum in 2005, was an introduction leader, experienced the Wisdom Unlimited course in 2013 and the Partnership Explorations course in 2019, along with the Inquiry Explorations Program. She thinks inquiry is the pathway to world transformation.
Meryl Sher attended Juilliard and Oberlin to pursue her opera career and is a retired executive assistant to C-suite management. Living in New York City, she still sings dramatic repertoire and is an entrepreneur in the health and wellness industry. She took The Landmark Forum in 1996 and, subsequently, became a Self-Expression & Leadership Program leader. Sher loves the Wisdom Course Area, recently hosting an Inquiries of the Social Commons Guest Call and at the Relating and Relationships course. She regularly attends the Conference for Global Transformation and the Year-end Vacation. She is passionate about her life, the arts, friends and family.
Natalie Le is a Vietnamese refugee who immigrated to the United States in 1975, when she was 11 years old and spoke no English. She is an alumnus of University of Texas Austin. Her career as a consultant and coach facilitating professional and personal success, spans the fashion, mortgage, manufacturing and construction industries. She completed The Landmark Forum in 1996 and has been participating and a person who assists since then. She completed the Wisdom Unlimited course in 2000 and is now a pre-apprentice. Le’s impossible promise is: “All people live in Peace and Harmony, Celebrating Life in Unity.”
Nina Master is an acupuncturist who has practiced state of art therapies of the Toyohari Meridian system in Japanese style acupuncture for 18 years. She holds a Bachelor of Health Science degree in Chinese medicine, acupuncture, at Victoria University in Melbourne, Australia. She has presented on several occasions in the medical practices and acupuncture industry, the area of personal, intuitive and spiritual growth, applying treatment strategies for healing chronic illnesses. Her commitment is: Bring leadership in having people cause their own best health. She influenced medical and holistic clinics in the Brisbane area and fulfilment in her own clinic.
Pamela Stambaugh holds a Master of Business Administration degree. She is a consummate businesswoman, committed to the promise for the world that leaders lead with integrity and love and listen for people’s greatness. She has done that for 24 years as a seasoned advisor to C-Suite executives and also to senior human resources professionals. As founder and president of Accountability Pays for 30+ years, she supports leadership effectiveness to elevate performance toward what matters most. Her work is in the area of her promise. Husband Larry is also committed to contributing to the world that works.
Paolo Visentin might say he is a person who assists at Landmark, a realtor, and someone interested in how large-scale films could contribute to a new kind of human being, most of his life.
Peg Miller comes from a long heritage of “family matters” and has been committed to having family be a source of empowerment, love, fulfillment and satisfaction. She is interested in discovering what family means to others and how family can be a source of empowerment in the fulfillment of peoples’ commitments and promises for the world.
Rachel Barwell’s commitments span social justice, environmental and equity issues. She is engaged in community efforts to transform the pace and effectiveness of Aotearoa New Zealand ‘s climate mitigation, adaptation, and restorative actions. She is a founder member of InnoVuntu Initiative, designed to address the intersectionality of key “wicked problems” in Zambia, and help stakeholders create and fulfil a future where Zambia’s people, environment and economy are thriving in 2031. Barwell is also a founding member of the African Women’s Leadership and Mental Well-being Program, drawing together hundreds of women across Africa to engage in transformative leadership inquiries.
Reza Razeghi has years of practice empowering leaders and organizations. He is a retired executive of the Landmark coaching division, instrumental in bringing it into existence. Razeghi has been a coach and business consultant, worked in research for a major oil company and as an information technology director in the semiconductor and computer industries. He has a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering and master’s degrees in computer science and organizational development.
Rich Schuster might be considered one of the elders of the Wisdom Course Area. Schuster is committed that all people have access to the created dimension of being, that they are thereby empowered to be up to great and challenging work. In addition to having had a productive career in physics and engineering, he is a student of, and has trained many people in, practices of communication to support aliveness and productivity. Rich and Noreen Schuster will celebrate their 40th wedding anniversary this summer.
Rik Super is a management consultant and also manages aspects of Landmark’s management consulting work with businesses. He managed Werner Erhard’s office in the late 1980s and has continued supporting Erhard with various projects since then. He holds a Master of Business Administration degree in international finance and multinational enterprise consulting from Wharton.
With a master’s degree in organizational management, Robyn Maitland has 30 years of cross-industry experience providing organization change and training consulting services. She is a commitment that happy, engaged workers are living their vision, mission and passion. Maitland is a public servant providing quality data assurance at the Department of Behavioral Health in the Commonwealth of Virginia.
Rochelle Frank, M.D., is a physician board certified in neurology and integrative medicine. She spent 18 years as a neurologist at Kaiser Permanente and since 2016 has been an associate professor of neurology at California Northstate University College of Medicine. She has been a student of indigenous wisdom for the past seven years. She has led workshops at the Conference for Global Transformation in 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2021 and also has led inquiries for the guest inquiry calls and for past developmental courses. Her commitment to the world is a new dimension of spiritual connection and well-being for all.
Rose Grant is inspired by a vision of a bright world, with healthy communities and vibrant ecosystems everywhere and is committed to potent climate action. Working with farmers and land and water managers, Grant has witnessed the effects of atmospheric pollution on lives and livelihoods over three decades. An early adopter of renewable energy, electric vehicles and regenerative agriculture, she is now exploring new opportunities to enrich environments, strengthen economies and build vibrant communities.
Saeed Seyed has been in management for many years in the area of technology and has worked for large corporations in telecommunications, computing, and graphics. He has had responsibility and accountability for managing teams globally. He is a leader in innovation with 20 patents. He has been engaged in the area of transformation for about 30 years and has led courses and presented at conferences. Seyed has been married for more than 30 years and has two daughters.
Sarasai Yutuc is a staff member for Landmark as a consultant and leads the Wisdom course for the Arts. Her commitment is that people are fulfilling on what they came here for, inside of their fullest self-expression. She and her husband, Brandon, live in Manchester, Vermont.
Saurel Quettan is a successful businessman who owns two companies in partnership with his wife, Susan, in Atlanta, Georgia. He led Landmark seminars for 10 years and he is currently the source person for the Atlanta Wisdom Unlimited course. Quettan currently serves as the board chair of Haiti Outreach, whose vision is that Haiti is a developed nation.
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Sel J. Hwahng, Ph.D., (they/them/their) is an assistant professor of Women’s, Gender, Health and Sexuality Studies at Towson University and is also pursuing an Sc.M. degree in Cardiovascular Epidemiology at Johns Hopkins University. Sel is currently leading a sequential mixed-methods study on dietary attitudes and behaviors among low-income women of color and editing a book on global LGBTQ+ health. Sel also teaches the “Being a Leader and the Effective Exercise of Leadership” course to graduate and undergraduate students at two different higher educational institutions. Sel has been involved in Landmark’s Wisdom division since 2004.
Much of Shafeea Zubair’s life’s work has been in the Maldives, leading transformative initiatives in education policy, skills training, teacher education, and women’s empowerment. Her current work is on the intersectionality of leadership for social transformation and climate action, and advocacy for social justice. She co-designed the Zambian Climate Leadership Transformation (ZCLT) Summit in October 2020, an inquiry into climate leadership led by the ALT Foundation and the University of Zambia and is a founding member of InnoVuntu initiative and the African Womens’ Leadership and Mental Wellbeing Program.
An Omaha, Nebraska, native, Stan Carpenter is curious. He earned a university degree in cultural anthropology, ceramics and architecture. Carpenter participated in The Landmark Forum in 1994, opening him to new possibilities that included living and working in England. Since retiring in 2006, he has been working and assisting in the Wisdom Course Area and participating in numerous Landmark developmental programs. His commitments are most recently being expressed by joining the Wisdom Facilitator Program and in developing capacities for crafting conversation and conversational spaces where transformation may occur. He is married with Jerry Baden.
Steph Henry works in social policy (housing and homelessness) in her regional government, and has previously worked in non-government law, education, language, immigration, health and alternative healing. A nature lover, founding the 1 Million Trees project in 2020 to support people connecting with nature, she lives in Canberra where she was born. She has been a Reiki practitioner and meditator for more than 16 years, and as a student of Kashmir Shaivism enjoys combining spirituality with play and contribution.
Sudha Kumar’s passion lies in providing excellent care for patients. She is a pharmacist by trade and has earned a doctorate in clinical pharmacy and is a board-certified pharmacotherapy specialist. She leads teams and trains and mentors clinicians in pursuing excellence in health care. She has been married for more than 33 years and has two daughters. Kumar has been participating in Landmark’s work since 1996. She is one of the custodians of the Social Commons Inquiry calls.
As an empath, visionary and spiritual healer, Susan Jones is keenly committed to creating partnership and community throughout life. After 20+-years of sales, marketing and retail business ownership, she left her career to care for her aging parents and their estate. Shortly thereafter her focus turned to her brother, battling terminal illness. She navigated those challenging experiences with the enlivened possibility of listening community into being. An extraordinary coach, artist, writer, collaborator and workshop developer, Jones credits Landmark’s courses and distinctions for providing the environment to cultivate her unique leadership, creating pathways for living abundantly in a co-generated future.
Susan Halim is committed to a world where everyone’s unique talents are embraced and celebrated. She has 30 years of experience in the corporate world and as an entrepreneur. She holds a Master of Engineering degree from University of Toronto in Canada. As an engineer with passion for growth and development, Halim brings an interesting intersection of expertise in supply chain and interest in human interactions. She is known for causing authentic leaderships and extraordinary results. She currently leads a thriving team in a global corporation, co-owns a flourishing business, serves as certified strengths coach, assists as custodian and source person.
Susan Liverpool was born and raised in Chicago and has always loved the arts. She has published two books, her latest being a children’s book called “The Lion and the Porcupine.” The idea for the book started with a dream. The book has a companion CD that includes seven songs she wrote. She recently produced the book as a movie which appears on YouTube. It recently won an Award of Recognition from the Indiefest film festival for original music score. Liverpool is also a former Landmark program leader and staff member.
Susie Fraser is committed to a sustainable future for Earth: a world where human and natural ecosystems are honored, valued and nurtured. She loves inquiry as practice, experimenting with generative speaking and listening regularly. She loves making collages and Facebook posts as media for exploring and discovering in the language of images. Fraser has come to see politics and politicians as resources – a valuable and fascinating exercise in reframing. She sees elders as important resources for society. She lives in Sydney, Australia, with Paddy Gaul and two small dogs, Zoe and Shell. This is her 22nd Conference for Global Transformation.
Contribution, workability and listening are of interest to Terry Kirtz. Her career in public education and advocacy in local, state and national organizations allow her to promote quality of life for those impacted by brain injury. She holds degrees from the University of Pittsburgh, the University of Maryland and George Washington University and is certified in both general and special education as well as being a Nationally Certified Brain Injury Specialist. A mother of three and grandmother of four, she lives in Maryland with her husband where she is an active member number of community organizations both social and philanthropic.
Toby Goldberg has over two decades of experience in the public, private and nonprofit sectors with roles in corporate audit, nonprofit management and public policy and program administration. In 2020, Goldberg shifted to consulting after fifteen years with the Ontario public service, where she was a manager and supervisor, engaged in design, delivery and oversight of social programs related to accessibility, refugee resettlement, and women’s economic empowerment. She has consulted on topics including women’s poverty, social enterprise, and the establishment of the first-ever women’s employment centers in the Moscow region of Russia.
Dr. Tony Graddon is a data analyst living in Tasmania, Australia. He has been a member of the CGT Scorecard team since 2018 and is interested in the political and economic outcomes that are arising from the growth of China, India and other Asian nations. Graddon is both inspired and concerned about the impact of new technology and renewable energy on the wellbeing of people around the world. He is listening for a world of equal opportunity and focusing on the government policies that will enable resources and wealth to be managed and shared so that all people can prosper.
Tracey Wik is committed that everyone loves Sunday nights. She is an innovative organizational effectiveness leader and success coach. For two decades, she has been helping leaders find, develop, and keep the best talent. She helps employees create jobs they love that love them back. An active participant in gender equality efforts, Wik is a founding member of the Women’s Entrepreneurship Institute at DePaul University, the first research-based women’s accelerator. When not working, she prefers getting lost on a meandering road trip with her husband, Seamus, an esteemed Landmark leader, daughter Charlotte, and two water dogs, Eevee Maude and Walter.
Wendy Keilin is committed to creating the next world economy for a World That Works for Everyone. In a future where human labor is no longer required, what kind of economy could we create? Where a powerful few control much of the world’s resources, what does equity look like? A transformational leadership consultant to high-performance teams and leaders, her work both led to this inquiry and provides a springboard for forwarding it. A 2021 Scorecard Team addition, she inquires: If transformation starts locally, how do we measure its emergence? Who measures? With what agenda? What could we measure? How?