Collaborative Leadership Team

Collaborative Leadership Team

Since 2017, Inward Bound has been engaged in shifting our organizational structure from a typical hierarchical, top-down power structure to a Collaborative Leadership System built upon shared decision-making, intentional feedback, and transparency. This system also extends to a network of committees and the Board, that work with the staff to lead the organization.

Collaborative Leadership Team

Staff Leadership

Staff leadership holds responsibility for day-to-day functioning of the organization and achieving long-term strategic goals. In our Collaborative Leadership System, job titles are replaced with domains of responsibility and decision-making, which are reflected for each staff leader below.

Nikki Cistac

Nikki Cistac

Programs & Community Engagement

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Jen Heitel

Jen Heitel

operations, finance & systems strategy

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Frances Ku

Frances Ku

Brand, Marketing & Content

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David Macek

David Macek

Development & Business Strategy

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Support Staff

The support staff consists of individuals and organizations who support our work across programs, marketing, outreach, digital media, diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility, and miscellaneous operational and administrative responsibilities.

Khalila Gillett

Khalila Gillett

Mindfulness Teacher Training Coordinator

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Justin Wilson

Justin Wilson

Clear Scope Design, Digital Solutions

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Non Profit Capital Management

Non Profit Capital Management

Bookkeeping, Payroll, & Audit Preparation

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Shane Rasnak

Shane Rasnak

Digital Marketing

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Board of Directors

Inward Bound’s board is built by each of our stipend-supported standing committees fulfilling a member seat. This integrated process makes board membership more accessible and brings a full diversity of perspectives into leadership.

Steph Beeman

Steph Beeman

director

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Joseph De Wolk

Joseph De Wolk

director

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Jen Heitel

Jen Heitel

Secretary

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Falcon Laina

Falcon Laina

YAC Committee Representative

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David Macek

David Macek

director

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Hassan Rostam

Hassan Rostam

treasurer

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Mark Wax

Mark Wax

interim President

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Committees

Committees are near-permanent circles of collaborative leadership. Together, they make up the innermost matrix of responsibility and power at Inward Bound. They are self-sustaining, responsible for electing members and adapting general collaborative committee guidelines to serve themselves and the whole system best. A member from each committee holds a seat on the Board of Directors.

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility Committee

The DEIA Committee holds responsibility for offering input and feedback on DEIA priorities for the organization, for helping train new and existing members of the community, and for holding the organization accountable for the DEIA priorities it sets in place

Abigail Lo

Abigail Lo

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Adrienne Scott

Adrienne Scott

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Nikki Cistac

Nikki Cistac

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Guiding Teachers Committee

The GTC holds responsibility for setting qualifications and evaluations for Inward Bound teachers, approving new teachers according to an established approval process, supporting the development and mentoring of Inward Bound teachers, and resolving any code of ethics issues as they arise.

Chas DiCapua

Chas DiCapua

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Dawn Scott

Dawn Scott

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Dori Langevin

Dori Langevin

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Jessica Morey

Jessica Morey

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JoAnna Hardy

JoAnna Hardy

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Jose Shinzan Palma

Jose Shinzan Palma

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Youth Advisory Committee

The YAC Committee holds responsibility for advising all other committees with the voice of youth within the organization. The YAC offers input and feedback on decisions that are made in the realms of programs, marketing, and community engagement with the goal of centering youth experience at Inward Bound.

Audrey Rose

Audrey Rose

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Donovan Greene

Donovan Greene

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Falcon Laina

Falcon Laina

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Gia DePalma

Gia DePalma

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Gracie Yaconelli

Gracie Yaconelli

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Jess Berkun

Jess Berkun

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Naomi Corlette

Naomi Corlette

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Sundara Jones-Quartey

Sundara Jones-Quartey

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Zadie Jivan

Zadie Jivan

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Advisors

Inward Bound advisors are leaders in the fields of mindfulness, education, nonprofit management, and business. Many advisors have been connected to Inward Bound since our founding. We are grateful to have such a significant source of wisdom available to us.

Brian Galla

Brian Galla

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Diana Winston

Diana Winston

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Gretchen Rohr

Gretchen Rohr

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JoAnna Hardy

JoAnna Hardy

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John Braman

John Braman

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Linda Lantieri

Linda Lantieri

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Patricia Broderick

Patricia Broderick

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Philip Murphy

Philip Murphy

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Spring Washam

Spring Washam

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Tara Brach

Tara Brach

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Tempel Smith

Tempel Smith

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Vijay Sinha

Vijay Sinha

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Willoughby Britton

Willoughby Britton

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