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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. Also follow Gwen at

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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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