PEERS Board of Directors
And Key Team Members
Board of Directors
The PEERS board of directors is composed of the four dedicated individuals below:
Frederick Burks - Executive Director, Secretary
Kathleen Saulino - Board President
John Lumiere-Wins - Treasurer
Holly Holmes-Meredith - Board Member
Josh Mitteldorf - Board Member
Our website manager is: Amber Yang
Duties: PEERS Executive director, secretary of the board, website development, financial management, networking with individuals and groups around the world who support the tax-exempt purposes of PEERS
Qualifications: Two Bachelors degrees, formerly served as a contract language interpreter with the U.S. Department of State for 18 years
Comments: Before resigning from the U.S. State Department in 2004 due to excessive secrecy demands, Fred served for many years as a language interpreter for presidents and other dignitaries. He has dedicated himself both to informing the public about major corruption and cover-ups happening in our world, and to inspiring others to transform ourselves and our world through love and empowerment. Fred's deepest commitment in life is "I give all that I am into the service of All That Is." He played a key role in the development of the Personal Growth Courses. Fred has also written an essay on his incredible personal journey.
Duties: President of PEERS board of directors, support for online courses
Qualifications: Many years as practitioner of energy healing, and independent research into personal spirituality. Over 25 years of professional experience in business operations and finance.
Comments: Kathy has been on a conscious spiritual journey for many years. She is skilled in various types of energy healing and enjoys assisting people on their journey in whatever form that might take. Kathy is a member of the Transformation Team and is a course guide for participants moving through any of the PEERS Personal Growth Courses.
Duties: Treasurer of both PEERS board of directors and executive committee, vice president of board, research of information for websites
Qualifications: Masters degree in marriage and family therapy, trained as a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner and a Transpersonal Hypnotherapist
Comments: John is a long time spiritual practitioner with an eclectic background and knowledge. John has researched in the field of both spiritual and political awakening for many years. He is the author, with Lynn Marie Lumiere, of The Awakening West – Evidence of a Spreading Enlightenment. Currently, in addition to working with people therapeutically, John is optimizing their brains' balance and harmony as a rapid way of assisting them to achieve goals that had seemed out of reach and reducing or erasing symptoms which had impaired their functioning. John is an enthusiastic member of the Transformation Team.
Duties: Member of PEERS board of directors, contributor of valuable ideas and information
Qualifications: Doctor of Ministry, Masters in Transpersonal Counseling Psychology, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist
Comments: Holly has been a life-long student of psychology, philosophy and metaphysics. She has the honor of living her passion not only in her personal life but through her work. Holly owns and manages HCH Institute, a learning and healing community, in Lafayette, California where she trains and certifies hypnotherapists and other practitioners. She also has a private practice there. She is the author of Spiritual Hypnotherapy Scripts for the Body, Mind and Spirit, and the recording artist of a series of self-help hypnosis CDs. All of her work is in support of empowerment, and transformation. Learn more about Holly on the beautiful website of HCH Institute at www.hypnotherapytraining.com.
Duties: Member of PEERS board of directors, listening, questioning
Qualifications: Curiosity, willingness to abandon ideas that don't fit with reality, a history of heretical thought
Blogs, books, papers: https://joshmitteldorf.scienceblog.com;
Comments: Josh Mitteldorf, PhD, has a background in theoretical physics. Since the 1990s, he is best known for his contributions to the biology of aging, including many articles and two books. He blogs for ScienceBlog.com about aging and related matters and Experimental Frontiers on subjects at the edge of scientific discovery. DataBETA is his present scientific project, a survey study using methylation technology to evaluate anti-aging practices in common use. He is a writer in genres besides science: poetry, political commentary, and a bit of fiction. His “anti-blog” called Daily Inspiration has been posted continually since 2005. He lives in Philadelphia. His two grown daughters were among the first to be adopted from PRC in the 1980s.
Duties: Manager of PEERS websites, updates, email message management, executive director in training
Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in psychology and certificate in Holistic Health Studies (San Francisco State University), Master’s degree in Organizational Change (Sonoma State University)
Comments: Amber has a background in restorative justice, organizational development, conflict resolution, nonviolent activism, holistic health, and media studies. She is a regular contributor to Project Censored, a grassroots media watchdog group emphasizing the importance of critical media literacy. She also works on 5G issues and has worked in the public education school systems for 7 years running a wellness center, teaching yoga and mindfulness, and mentoring at-risk youth. She also served as the Restorative Justice Coordinator for a high school where she supported incarcerated youth and worked to heal the school-to-prison pipeline. Amber loves the outdoors, dancing, cooking creative and organic foods.
Special Note: You can also view a list the esteemed team of advisors for our most popular website. Learn about the inspiring history and development of PEERS on this page.
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