Science Mentor, is "Distinguished University Scientist" at the Kinsey Institute, Indiana University and Professor in the department of Psychiatry at the University of North Carolina. He directed the Brain-Body Center in the department of psychiatry at the University of Illinois at Chicago. He is a former president of the Society for Psychophysiological Research and has been president of the Federation of Behavioral, Psychological and Cognitive Sciences. In 1994 he proposed the Polyvagal Theory, providing insight into the structure and function of the Autonomic Nervous System.
Dr. Nadine Burke Harris, MD, MPH, FAAP
General Advisor is an award-winning scientist, entrepreneur and advocate, dedicated to changing the way society responds to one of the most serious, expensive and widespread public health crises of our time: childhood trauma. Her book “The Deepest Well: Healing the Long-Term Effects of Childhood Adversity” was called “indispensable” by The New York Times.
Lee Mun Wah
Relational Mindfulness & Diversity Mentor and Advisor, is an internationally-acclaimed film-maker and master diversity trainer, whose ground-breaking documentary films about race and gender have been viewed by millions, and whose mindfulness-based approach to facilitation is sought out by individuals, organizations, and governments around the world. His films include The Color of Fear,If These Halls Could Talk, and Last Chance for Eden. He offers transformational diversity training through his organization Stirfry Seminars.
Dr. Vincent Felitti, MD
is the Co-Principal Investigator (with Dr. Robert Anda) of the Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACES) study, the largest-ever epidemiological study of trauma. For decades he was Chair of Preventive Medicine at Kaiser Permanente in Southern California.
Dr. Darcia Narvaez, PhD
Science Advisor, is a Professor of Psychology at the University of Notre Dame specializing in ethical development and moral education. Her research has focused on the relationship between indigenous child-rearing practices and the development of morality. Her most recent book is entitled, “Neurobiology and the Development of Human Morality”.
Steven Hoskinson, MA, MAT
General Advisor, is the founder of the Organic Intelligence™ therapeutic model, a positive psychology and mindfulness based method of cultivating empowerment, resiliency, and compassion to resolve the effects of stress and trauma and PTSD. He was for many years a Senior International Instructor for the Somatic Experiencing Trauma Institute, where he was personally mentored for years by Dr. Peter Levine, founder of Somatic Experiencing™: a short-term naturalistic approach to the healing of trauma.
Emiliana Simon-Thomas, PhD
is the Science Director of the Greater Good Science Center, where she co-teaches the Science of Happiness course with GGSC founder Dacher Keltner.
Melissa Moore, PhD
is empowered as a Senior Teacher and Preceptor in the Shambhala Buddhist tradition, and is the is the Founder of Karuna Training, a contemplative psychology professional development training program that she co-founded in Europe and which is now established in North America as well.
Adam Johnson, winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award for Fiction is Professor Emeritus at the Stanford University Creative Writing Department. He is the author of Fortune Smiles, The Orphan-Master’s Son, and Emporium.
our Documentary Film Advisor, worked with Ken Burns for over a decade as a producer and production manager of The Civil War (1990), Baseball (1994), and Body & Soul (1998). She directed and produced Stone Rising (2005), Holding our Own (2007), and Mother Nature’s Child (2010), and, all of which appeared on PBS.
is an internationally-renowned Brazilian artist, animator, film-maker, and curator. Based in Salvador, Bahia, Brasil, he has exhibited numerous times internationally and was the Director of the Modern Art Museum in Salvador for many years.