Our mission is to develop coaches who work with life stories in a way that that leads to deepening relationship, transformational learning, and authentic healing.
Our vision is a community of health professionals who engage the skills of narrative healing, promoting deep lasting change in individuals, organizations, and the communities in which we serve.
Teleosis Institute is a 501 c (3) non-profit organization dedicated to deepening the expanding field of Integrative Health and Medicine.
In 2004, after observing the absence of the healthcare industry in discussions of a sustainable future, Dr. Joel Kreisberg DC founded the Teleosis Institute. His work integrated the principles of sustainable medicine, while empowering health providers to provide the leadership necessary to practice medicine sustainably. Between 2004 and 2012, Teleosis’s programs included the Green Health Care Program, which consulted with community clinics, the Leadership and Green Health Care Program, which trained over 200 health professionals in sustainability and health care, and the Green Pharmacy Program, which became actively involved with the Alameda County Safe Meds Coalition.
After becoming a Certified Integral Master Coach™ through Integral Coaching Canada in 2012, Dr. Kreisberg began teaching health coaching at Maryland University of Integrative Health. Recognizing the need for more advance training, Dr. Kreisberg and his colleague, Creative Director Regge Marra, launched the current programs in Narrative Health Coaching and Narrative Healing.
Our Annual Report
Throughout her life, Luisa Kreisberg (1934-2007) continuously supported innovation and creativity. Her work as a cultural advocate greatly impacted the extend world of art and architecture. Her legacy continues through the ongoing support of social innovation through the Luisa Kreisberg Family Foundation. We gratefully acknowledge ongoing support of our programs through her legacy foundation. Luisa and her husband Barry Kreisberg were devoted to a peaceful and just world. Our work is dedicated to their memory.
Board of Directors
Lee Klinger, PhD
Dr. Lee Klinger is an independent scientist from Big Sur, California working in forest restoration. He has over 30 years of academic experience in the environmental sciences and has held scholarly appointments at the National Center for Atmospheric Research, the University of Colorado, Oxford University, and the Chinese Academy of Sciences.
Gary Huffaker, MD
Gary Huffaker graduated from Loma Linda University Medical School in 1973 and practiced pediatric
ophthalmology for twenty-seven years, retiring from Kaiser Permanente in 2007. A brief encounter with Ken Wilber’s writings led to an interest in integral medicine and to the M.A. program in Integral Theory at John F. Kennedy University. Concern that medicine has systematically ignored interiority—the left-hand quadrants—motivates Gary on a daily basis. He sees himself as a humble servant of eros, the driving force of evolution.
Steve is a Senior Executive with 25+ years successfully leading both publicly traded and privately held entities. Steve serves and supports clients and colleagues in a way that first allows them to see a greater range of possibilities, and then develops the skills and competencies that produce meaningful results for them and their organizations. His senior management positions with both public and private companies include S.V.P. of Operations, Chief Financial Officer, Chief Operating Officer and President. Steve currently connects coaching, consulting, and strategic planning experiences in support of organizational and individual development. He is a Certified Public Accountant and a Certified Integral Coach.™
Nina Fry-Kizler, MA
Nina Fry-Kizler, MA, is a professor in the Holistic Health Education Masters Program at JFK University. She teaches classes in the psychology and physiology of stress, the challenge of making health changes, energy models of healing, wellness coaching and mind body approaches to self-care. Nina was trained in the Mind Body Medicine Professional Training program from the Center for Mind Body Medicine and as a birth Doula through Doulas of North America. She teaches health educators and clients to use mind body medicine techniques to improve their emotional, physical and spiritual well-being.
For almost fifteen years, David has been supporting individuals, teams, and organizations to make efficient and sustainable change. With clients around the globe and near his home & office in Philadelphia, PA David leads change workshops, writes, and coaches. He is the president and principal coach for Zeitler Executive Dynamix, a firm that uses only evidence based methods to serve its clients.
Dr. Joel Kreisberg, DC, PCC: Executive Director
Dr. Kreisberg’s commitment to transforming health begins with individuals and extends to organizations and society as a whole. Through his 28 years of experience as an integrative physician, he has learn
ed to recognize the healing potential in everyday actions and exchanges. Using natural systems, focused awareness and fundamental life energy, he guides others to wholeness with greater resilience. By listening carefully to the body, to feelings, and to nature, greater joy, passion, and fulfillment are available for everyone. With 20 years of innovative program development in healthcare and several years as an Integral Master Coach™, he continues to positively impact the future. Learn more at: www.drkreisberg.com
Reggie Marra, MA, PCC: Creative Director
Lois MacNaughton, BA, PCC: Core Faculty
Lois is a life coach whose work combines Integral principles, Eastern philosophy and a deep desire to reduce suffering in the world. She does this by helping individuals strengthen their resilience to deal with the ups and downs of life; to move out of reacting to responding to what is. Lois is a certified in Deep Change’s SQ21 and Integral Development’s 360˚ LMP and includes Integral Life Practice in her work. As a Reiki Master, she also brings healing energy to her coaching practice.
Tim Owens, MA: Adjunct Faculty
Tim began his teaching career in 1973 after studying with Maharishi Mahesh Yogi in Ontario, Canada and La Antilla, Spain. He ran a Transcendental Meditation Center in his hometown of Troy, NY. He taught English for 29 years and discovered homeopathy in 1990 and apprenticed with Joel Kreisberg, later joining him in developing the Teleosts School of Homeopathy in NYC where he taught for ten years. He completed the Inspiring Homeopathy course with Tinus Smits in 2007 at his villa in the Dordogne region of France and went on to co-edit two of Tinus’s books, Inspiring Homeopathy and Autism Beyond Despair. Tim is retired from teaching and has a private homeopathic practice in upstate New York where he lives with his wife Chick.
David Leskin: Administrator
David Leskin (admin) is currently pursuing his study and mentor-ship of Narrative Healing & Coaching with Dr. Joel Kreisberg as well as courses at Teleosis Institute. He is a certified CAM practitioner from the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission, California Board of Registered Nursing, as well as a certified NESHealth and QRA Practioner. He is also the owner of the Bay Area tech support business Tech Deputy at facebook.com/TheTechDeputy