Board of Directors

Lee Klinger, PhD

Board Chair

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 Benson

Steve BensonSteve 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,

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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.

Nina believes that the use of mind-body medicine and the activation of the relaxation response are revolutionary in that they allow the body’s innate healing capacities to take over. Using these tools can be game-changing for people who are struggling with health conditions and are eager to discover powerful techniques which can be used for self-care to empower their healing process. To learn more about Nina, you can visit her website at

David Zeitler

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, ACC: 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 learned 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:

Reggie Marra, MA, ACC: Creative Director reggie

Reggie engages poetry writing, humor, Integral Coaching® and any means necessary to alleviate his own and others’ unnecessary suffering. He serves on the visiting faculty at Maryland University of Integrative Health, Integral Coaching Canada and The Graduate Institute, and is the author of three books of nonfiction and two volumes of poetry. He has presented his work for the National Association for Poetry Therapy, Vistage USA, TEC Canada, the Spirituality Institute at Iona College and Connecticut’s Office of the Arts, among others. Learn more at


Lois MacNaughton, BA, ACC: 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 El: Communications 

David is currently currently a graduate student at John F. Kennedy University in Pleasant Hill California. He is pursuing a MA in Health Education with a nutrition specialization. He became acquainted with Narrative Health Coaching in the course of his studies at JFKU.  David is a certified Yoga teacher  and aspiring health coach as well as working SF Bay Area based Jazz Guitarist.