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Our People

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Board of Directors

The Board of Directors is tasked with holding the intention that MOYO INSTITUTE, INC., fully realizes its potential and becomes an important agent in humanity's evolution; providing leadership and policy guidance consistent with the Vision, Mission and Values of the organization; assisting in strategic planning; and fundraising.

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Gwendolyn Mitchell

President and Chief Executive Officer

Gwendolyn is a seasoned executive who has dedicated her life to service, both in public agencies and in spiritual practice. She has extensive experience in management and marketing. During her public service career, Gwendolyn served as Assistant General Manager for External Affairs for the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Page One Communications, and Acting Director of Budget Operations for the District of Columbia Government, where she oversaw the development of a $1.2 billion budget.


Helping others has been a lifelong passion. Gwendolyn became a Reiki Practitioner and later a Reiki Master in the early 90s, in Usui Shiki Ryoho - the Usui System of Natural Healing - to help eliminate human suffering. She has facilitated clients seeking balance and healing at every stage of life. She previously served on the Board of Directors and as President of The Reiki Alliance. She is a certified trainer with O&O Academy. Gwendolyn also has studied and practiced a wide range of healing modalities and is an ordained Priest in the Order of Melchizedek. She holds Bachelor of Arts and Master of Public Administration Degrees from California State University, Hayward.

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Bill Pegg

Vice President

After completing his Interdisciplinary Masters Degree in 2011, Bill is currently working on his Doctor of Philosophy Degree in Transformative Studies (Organizational Psychology) from the California Institute of Integral Studies. He also holds a degree in Alternative Healing and Counseling from the Healing Light Center Seminary.  


For the past 25 years, Bill has been a devotee of the SYDA Foundation, a not-for-profit organization whose role is to protect, preserve, and facilitate the dissemination of Siddha Yoga philosophy and culture. Bill is also serving as Vice President of the East Bay Church of Religious Science Board of Trustees. Bill is the owner of A1Valuations where he has managed appraisal and policy operations for the past 27 years.

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Ellen Goodman


Ellen joined the team at Palm Springs Unified School District (PSUSD) in October of 2013 as the Executive Director of the school district’s foundation.  PSUSD is an emerging leader in college and career readiness and education reform. A highly energized environment Ellen is driving success with educators, community leaders and the amazing youth and families of the Coachella Valley’s mid and west valley communities. She works with talented peers who have a wide array of experiences and pride.


Ellen leads the most innovative and creative initiatives and organizations. The experience she brings is systematic and strategic.  From running organizations like Playworks San Francisco and Variety Children’s Charity of Northern California, to nonprofit board membership, civic volunteerism both domestically and internationally.

A highly evolved leader, Ellen is dynamic, inspiring, and driven. Her ability to lead innovative, creative, and fast moving organizations surpasses most as she listens for and reliably delivers that which makes a real difference to organizations and individuals. She has demonstrated success and is a strong revenue driver notably increasing the draw on public and philanthropic funds through earned income streams, grants and donations, which produce a dramatically higher ROI. 

Strong, passionate and inspiring Ellen leads, develops and sustains teams by engaging a distinct combination of emotional, personal and interpersonal skills and competencies that are essential to organizational success and long term sustainability.

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Lucretia Bolin


Dr. Bolin is an innovator, leader, advocate, and seeker. For 25+ years, she has worked in addiction medicine, and explored the relationship between addiction and gender-based violence. Her work is infused by her belief in the equality of all peoples and the divine right of every human being to be free of all forms of violence.


Her work focuses on raising global awareness regarding the impact of addiction and gender-based violence on the health and well being of individuals and the society at large.  Her vision is to bring an end to all forms of violence and to develop best practice models that address the multiple forms of violence as a global public health problem. Currently Dr. Bolin is employed as Family Nurse Practitioner at the City and County of San Francisco Department of Psychiatry, Trauma Recovery Center.

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David Lincoln King


David Lincoln King was the Vice President and General Manager for Steve Silver Productions/Beach Blanket Babylon from 1990 to 2017. Prior to that in San Francisco, he was a freelance consultant and Executive Director of Oberlin Dance Company/SF. In Chicago, Illinois he served as Executive Director for the Theater, Dance and Music programs at Columbia College, and the Vice President/General Manager of Grand Stage Lighting. He also served as the Executive Director of the Chicago Theater of the Deaf. In Bloomington, Illinois he co-founded the community theater program for the park district. He is a graduate of Illinois State University and did his graduate studies at Southern Illinois University in the Center for Soviet and East European Performing Arts. He is an Oneness Blessing Giver, certified in Earth Energy, a Diplomat of the Altar of Creation, and a Reiki Master.

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Executive Team & Partners 

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Jasmine S. David

Chief Operations Officer / Instructor

Jasmine is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the organization.  Her corporate background is in finance. As a true entrepreneur, she has managed all aspects of product and service businesses including development, finance, marketing and sales. Her experience in a small business consulting firm gave her a broad perspective of successful business operations.


Jasmine holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from San Francisco State University, is certified as a Reiki Master, Aromatherapist, Advanced Feng Shui Practitioner, Certified Add Heart Facilitator with HeartMath Institute, and also a Flowering Heart Blessing Giver through Flowering Heart International Holistic Spiritual Center. She enjoys the ocean, comedy, music, traveling to beautiful and sacred sites, and uplifting humanity. 

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Beverly Brunelle

Executive Team / Instructor

Beverly is a master intuitive, clairvoyant, clairsentient, and clairaudient with more than 20 years of experience.  She has extensive research, training and certifications in advanced alternative healing: Hypnotherapy, Reiki, Sound Healing, Yuen Energetics, Theta Healing, Matrix Energetics, Deeksha and much more. She also is a HypnoBirthing® Practitioner certified by the HypnoBirthing® Institute.


Beverly’s passion is expanding human potential, aligning with awakening consciousness, accessing resources and opening to Divine Presence in daily living.  Her energy readings and vibrational medicine lift personal and ancestral resonance, clear outdated belief systems, and empower wellbeing. Beverly offers in-depth trainings in Intuition Development, Energy Self Care, Ancestral Healing, Sacred Relationship and HypnoBirthing®. 

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Natalie Zeituny

Executive Team / Instructor

Natalie Zeituny is a modern mystic, a medicine woman, soul whisperer and a consciousness entrepreneur. She blends rich embodied spiritual practices with 25 years of business experience which encompasses information systems engineering, eastern and western philosophies, integral evolutionary theories, energy medicine, shamanism, feminine wisdom, tantra, yoga, dance, meditation and mindfulness. As a teacher, speaker and a writer, her third book “Ensoulment” was released in 2018. As the founder of the Conscious Business Center, she is currently engaged in innovative consciousness ventures around the world and offers 30 years of seminal research and publications in the field of Conscious Evolution. Natalie facilitates individual and group ensoulment circles worldwide.


Natalie invites outstanding multinational thinkers, designers and researchers to join us in the exploration and development of models that reveal the nature of reality and consciousness.  She believes that the secret to an exponential breakthrough for humanity lies in the conversation, in the dance, in the collaboration between science and consciousness, art and technology, human and artificial intelligence to solve the world's most important issues and create a better future for all. A shift in consciousness is a critical component in the creation of a new world, that a new global operating system is necessary to make that shift happen.


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Executive Team / Instructor

Gen is a gifted clairvoyant.  She realized at the age of eight years that there was more to the material world than most people could see.  She developed her natural gift by undergoing training for three years at Psychic Horizons in San Francisco.  She is a minister of the Church of Natural Grace, a certified Massage Therapist and Reiki Master.   She has studied various modalities, including Cranio-Sacral, Spiritual Response Therapy, Pleiadian Lightwork, and Radionics.  Gen was a featured speaker at the Spiritual Symposium in Guatemala City.  Gen has refined her healing gifts to create a unique form of energy work. She has done clairvoyant readings and healings on hundreds of people.  A balanced person, throughout her professional career, Gen also worked in the Information Technology department of a major healthcare organization. 

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Astrid Richardson-Ashley

Independent Contractor

Astrid Richardson-Ashley, LCSW-C is a Senior Clinical Manager at a charitable non-profit in Baltimore, Maryland where she provides clinical assessment, treatment planning, and therapeutic services to healthcare practitioners experiencing behavioral, psychiatric, and/or substance-related challenges. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from Johns Hopkins University but always had a passion to work with individuals to support their healing, growth, and transformation. She became an International Coaching Federation-trained Certified Life Coach and Reiki I and II Practitioner in The Usui System of Natural Healing to begin pursuing her passion. 

At the Maryland Correctional Institute for Women (MCIW), she offered Reiki treatment - a subtle healing practice that encourages balance of the mind, body, and spirit – to inmates sentenced to life or long-term imprisonment. Humbled by this experience, she further committed to supporting every human being’s right to dignity, emotional, and spiritual fulfillment.  After over 20 years as an Engineering Consultant, she followed her dream to become a psychotherapist and earned her Master of Social Work degree from the University of Maryland School of Social Work. Each clinical interaction since has validated her decision to pursue a helping profession and dedicate her life to promoting positive change.

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Ronald Lewis

Executive Team / Instructor

Ron has more than 20 years experience in administration, finance and grants management, program/policy planning, development and evaluations, and health care and human service delivery.  Areas of concentration are organization & systems management, finance, strategic planning, program development and evaluation, and technology/innovation transfer. 


His area of expertise includes conducting assessments, program analysis and evaluations in businesses, government agencies, and community-based organizations for strategic planning, operations and policy/program development initiatives. The focus is on applying performance and outcome measures to operations; and work on health, wellness and quality of life initiatives and issues.  Ron served in various capacities in the District of Columbia Department of Health, including Chief Operating Officer/Senior Deputy Director, Senior Deputy Director of Health Promotion and Administrator for the HIV/AIDS program.  He managed a $1.6 billion Health Department with 1,400 employees. 

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Nancy McFarland

Independent Contractor

Currently a social worker in private practice, Nancy continues her pursuit of individual/community education and healing.  Previous professional roles have been working with at-risk high school students as an English teacher, as both a case manager/school counselor for the FL Department of Juvenile Justice and as a Research Writing Instructor at Istanbul Technical University. Passionate about experiencing life and understanding humanity, Nancy lived abroad for 10 years in the countries of Turkiye, Australia, South Africa and the Republic of Congo. Nancy received her Master International Public Health from the University of Sydney and Master of Social Work from the  University of Southern California. She also has studied at Florida State University, and University of Cape Town.


Through community work and research in both the US as well as abroad, Nancy has specifically worked closely with adoptees, birth and adoptive parents, survivors of childhood abuse/trauma as well as families caring for aged parents with dementia.  It was particularly during her time abroad that Nancy experienced a personal understanding of the oneness of the human experience and of humanity. Nancy continues to be committed to supporting and educating individuals in their quest to create the lives they desire in this lifetime through awareness and connection.

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Judith Roberts

Independent Contractor

Judith holds a B.A. in Communications/Training & Development from CSU-Northridge and is a skilled curriculum developer and trainer. An agent of transformation, Judith contributes to the ascension process as a teacher, a sound healer and singer, a licensed spiritual counselor (LScP), a shamanic practitioner and an Oneness Blessing Giver. She is also a certified hypnotherapist and a massage therapist. 


Judith’s spiritual journey began at age 16 - initiated in Transcendental Meditation, and later into “Knowledge.” For nine years she lived a monastic life in U.S. ashrams experiencing spiritual community, service and meditation.  She served as a volunteer instructor of Knowledge, which took her to Taiwan, Japan, Argentina, Ivory Coast and around the U.S. She also studied with Angeles Arrien for five years learning and integrating indigenous wisdom traditions. In her courses, Judith braids knowledge and wisdom she has acquired from these many traditions.


Bonnie Morgan Gonzalez

Independent Contractor

Bonnie Morgan Gonzalez, registered nurse and SoulCollage® facilitator, has lived here in
the Bay Area for 25+ years.. She also is a trained massage therapist in Asian System massage, which includes Shiatsu and Jin Shen Do energy work. 

The SoulCollage® process unearths deep 
and long held emotions in a fun and non­threating way.

Bonnie trained with SoulCollage® creator Seena Frost. It is a simple but powerful way to enhance one's understanding of the inner states which informs one's choices and behavior. 

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Jan Lanning

Independent Contractor

Jan is a Oneness Trainer and a Reiki Master.  She also is a certified Acutonics® Sound Healer and an accredited teacher of the Acutonics® universal tuning fork system. Her clients report that their sessions are deeply relaxing, healing, and life-transitional.


Music is Jan’s love and has been her career for most of Jan’s life. After receiving her Bachelors degree in Music Education from Shenandoah Conservatory of Music in Virginia, she taught piano and voice for thirty years in the Washington, D.C. area where she enhanced her music training with master classes in jazz vocals and piano pedagogy.

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Olga Adriana Llerena

Independent Contractor

Olga is a passionate bilingual and bicultural entrepreneur experienced in the US and Mexico. Owner of several diverse companies. Responsible for the sales, finances, and accounting of a Monterrey, Mexico company providing rental of construction cranes and industrial compressors. 

Olga was responsible for strategic planning and marketing, opening a point of sale products in Stanford Shopping Center, internal as well as external audits. As owner of a floral design company for six years, managed operations, trained staff, managed sales and designed and prepared flower arrangements.   

Olga graduated with honors from the Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey
Monterrey, Mexico. She also is a Meditation Facilitator, Path of Freedom Facilitator,  Sacred Chamber Facilitator, and a former volunteer in the Chaplaincy & Forever Young Zone at Lucille Packard Children's Hospital.


Mirabai Warkulwiz

Independent Contractor

Mirabai is a Kirtan musician, trained in the Kirana Indian music tradition, under the guidance of her teacher Sargam Shah.  She has been singing as long as she can remember, yet found the path of Bhakti yoga (Kirtan) when she attended Sivananda Yoga Center in San Francisco in 1998. Touched by the power of mantra, she began to study chanting from a music and scientific perspective.  Mirabai also has attended music camps by Jai Uttal and is very inspired by Krishna Das, and is a trained jazz and folk singer.  Her approach to chanting is western with an Indian flare.


Diane Sciarretta

Partner, The Red & Orange House Foundation

Diane Sciarretta is an experienced art educator whose core vision and practice is to make art with people suffering with trauma and/or serious illness, with illness itself as the subject of their art. She developed Bodyscapes from her own experience with serious illness as a method of transforming herself from a victim of trauma/illness to interpreter/artist whose goal was to find deeper meaning in the experience of coping with serious illness and communicate this insight to others for self and community connection. 

Diane Sciarretta received her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from The Boston Museum School and Tufts University, where she was awarded the Allie Pratt Traveling Art Scholarship. She majored in expressive figurative oil painting with a minor in creative writing. She went on to earn an art educator credential from The Massachusetts College of Art. Diane worked as a public high school art teacher and special education consultant using art to re-engage low performing students.


Dorothy Randall Gray, MSC, MDW

Partner, Heartland Institute for Transformation

A bestselling author, award-winning artist, popular teacher and motivational speaker Dorothy has shared the dais with the Dalai Lama in India, gained featured poet status in Iceland, and boogied with James Baldwin in NY. In 2019 the LA Department of Cultural Affairs designated her Poet-in-Residence for the City of Los Angeles She continues to enthrall audiences from Brooklyn to Bombay in numerous venues, among them the Nuyorican Poets Café, the World Stage, Women’s Studies Association, Columbia University, Carnegie Mellon Institute, Open Center, and Malibu’s Tales By The Sea. 


Her writings and teachings have garnered high praise from such luminaries as Iyanla Vanzant, Nikki Giovanni, Larry Dossey and Luisah Teish. A popular teacher and transnational activist Dorothy is author of the bestseller Soul Between The Lines: Freeing Your Creative Spirit Through Writing (Avon/HarperCollins.) Muse Blues, Woman, Fierce With Reality, Family, The Passion Collection, A Taste of Tamarinda, and her latest volume of poetry, Sharing The Same Sky. Her writings have also appeared in many anthologies and periodicals.. more

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