PEERS Board of Directors
And Key Team Members
Board of Directors
The PEERS board of directors is composed of the five dedicated individuals below:
Frederick Burks - Executive Director
Kathleen Saulino - Board President
John Lumiere-Wins - Treasurer
Oliver Markley, Ph.D. - Secretary
Holly Holmes-Meredith - Board Member
Duties: PEERS Executive director, board member, website development, updates, email message 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.
Oliver Markley, Ph.D.
Duties: Secretary of PEERS board of directors, contributor of valuable ideas and information
Qualifications: Professor Emeritus and formerly Chair of the graduate program in Studies of the Future at the University of Houston-Clear Lake
Comments: Oliver's mission is to help people envision and realize a wise future. Although his career began as a design engineer, it quickly shifted to humanistic social psychology and policy research on possible/probable/preferable alternative futures. His main professional specialization is on visioning methods for foresight and innovative resilience. Before UHCL, Oliver was a principal investigator and consultant with the Management and Social Systems Group at Stanford Research Institute (now SRI International). He is a member of the World Future Society and Association of Professional Futurists, a fellow of the World Futures Studies Federation, and a senior fellow of the Institute for Alternative Futures. He is also a 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.
Key Team Member
Duties: News article summary and formatting for WantToKnow.info, occasional research and web development.
Qualifications: Professional researcher for over 15 years, extensive sustainable development work with small businesses and community organizations.
Comments: Mark's service to a more socially and environmentally sensible future has been lifelong and varied. He has organized events around food system resilience, presented at Northland Bioneers, and developed business models that empower people of limited means to pursue their creative passions. Mark recently published an illustrated book titled, Fixing Broken Robots: a transliminal perspective on the changing relationship between people and technology – about making sense of societal transformation.
Compensation: $275 per news summary on contractual basis