Hal Zina Bennett, Ph.D. is the author of Write From the Heart, The Lens of Perception, and 12 other books on creativity, personal growth, and education. With a background in psychology and holistic health sciences, he is the co-author of several pioneering books on wellness, including The Well Body Book, with Mike Samuels, MD, and The Holotropic Mind, with Stanislav Grof, MD. He has helped over 150 authors develop successful books, including national bestsellers. Hal wrote the foreword to The Lioness Tale and is a long time supporter of the LiT-uPP prison program.
Deb Marois: Converge (http://convergecrt.com) is dedicated to creating social change and improved health. As an organizational and community development consultant, Principal Deb Marois supports vital local, statewide, and regional community improvement efforts. These are spearheaded by coalitions, government agencies, nonprofit organizations, philanthropists, educators and neighborhood advocates. She specializes in facilitating collaborative planning projects and offers expertise in asset-based community development and civic engagement; participatory strategic planning; consensus decision making; conflict resolution; and qualitative research.
Christine Stewart Price is a teacher and ongoing student of Gestalt Awareness Practice. This approach to expanding awareness is derived from the work of Fritz Perls, influenced by Buddhist practice and developed in partnership with the late Richard Price, co-founder of Esalen Institute. Chris was a teacher at Esalen for 40 years and is currently co-director of Tribal Ground Circle a community centered program near Santa Cruz, CA which is focused on gestalt practice. She teaches GAP workshops in Japan and Europe and is a regular guest teacher in the LiT-uPP prison program at the Central California Women’s Facility.
Dennis Rivers is a writer, teacher, publisher and peace activist now in the San Francisco Bay area. He edits several large peace, ecology and communication skills web sites, among them, http://liberationtheology.org and www.newconversations.net. He is instrumental in the ongoing development of the Skyline Harvest websites.
Sharon Terry is a health advocate in Washington, D.C. She co-founded PXE International when her children were diagnosed with pseudoxanthoma elasticum (PXE) in 1994. In 2009, she was elected an Ashoka Fellow for her entrepreneurial work in engagement and the development of interventions for genetic conditions.