Gerald G. Jampolsky, M.D.: Founder, Attitudinal Healing
Jerry is the inspiration behind Attitudinal Healing. He has devoted his life to service, helping individuals and groups transform their attitudes in order to achieve inner peace and well-being. Jerry graduated from the University of Stanford - School of Medicine and is internationally recognized in the fields of psychiatry, health, business and education.
In 1975 Jerry established the first Center for Attitudinal Healing in Marin County, California so that people of all ages, faiths and cultures who are facing illness, catastrophic events, loss and life challenges could have free support services. Since then, a global network of Centers in dozens countries have emerged, offering individuals, families, organizations, and communities tools for transformation in times of great challenge.
In 1982 Jerry founded the international project Children as Teachers of Peace, a program that offered children an opportunity to express their feelings, ideas, fears and hopes for a better world. In 1987 Jerry co-founded the AIDS Hotline for Kids. He has also been honored with several international including Excellence in Medicine – Pride in the Profession Award profession awards invaluable contribution of Attitudinal Healing to the field of emotional and mental health.
Jerry is the best-selling author of numerous books including the classics Love is Letting Go Of Fear, Teach Only Love, and Goodbye To Guilt.
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Diane V. Cirincione-Jampolsky, Ph.D.: Founder & Executive Director, Attitudinal Healing International
Diane, the Founder and Executive Director of Attitudinal Healing International, has committed her life to the teachings of unconditional love and forgiveness. She holds a Masters in Counseling Psychology and a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology. She is currently on the faculty of the University of Hawaii, John A. Burns School of Medicine, Department of Complimentary and Alternative Medicine. Diane also serves as President of the Jampolsky Outreach Foundation, a non-profit foundation that supports culturally appropriate adaptations of Attitudinal Healing worldwide.
Diane is a businesswoman, therapist, international lecturer, and author/co-author of seven books in multiple languages. She has worked in 61 countries and lectured in universities and organizations around the world. In addition to her corporate career, Diane has founded and owned six companies and she has served on several Boards. Currently Dr. Cirincione-Jampolsky serves on the Board of Directors of the Unstoppable Foundation as well as the World Business Academy where she is also on the Board of Trustees.
From 1982-1992 Diane traveled to Russia, China, and Central America through the project Children As Teachers of Peace, helping to support youth in conflict-torn countries. In 1987, she co-founded the national AIDS Hotline for Kids along with creating the World Health Organization’s Aids educational maxim: “I have AIDS – Please Hug Me – I Can’t Make You Sick.” Diane is the visionary and co-producer of three documentaries and is the recipient of over a dozen international humanitarian awards including the National Caring Institute Award, the World Health Foundation Integrated Medicine Award, the Soviet-American Citizen Award, the Jehan Sadat Peace Prize, and the Ghandi-King Season for Non Violence Award.
Diane has co-authored several books with her husband, Jerry, including: Love is the Answer, A Mini Course For Life, Change Your Mind, Change Your Life and Finding Our Way Home.
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Paige Peterson: Chief Consultant for Growth & Development
A long time advocate for this global work with children, adolescents, and adults facing crisis, choices, challenges, and change, Paige brings her unique talents and abilities to AHnternational.
A noted New York artist who has also appeared on “Oprah” and Lifetime Television’s “Our Home,” and who has designed and styled segments for ABC’s “Good Morning America," her paintings are exhibited regularly in galleries across the country, and in 2003 she was selected for membership in the prestigious Guild Hall Academy of the Arts.
Paige is currently Senior Vice President of the Huntsman Cancer Institute. She remains a Vice President of Welcome Books, the company where her Blackie: The Horse Who Stood Still was published. Having been a friend of Attitudinal Healing since the opening of the first Center in 1975 in Tiburon, California, Paige is "thrilled to now be a part of the team supporting Attitudinal Healing worldwide."
Trish Ellis: International Communications Coordinator & Trainer
After seventeen years as a corporate trainer in the computer industry, Trish Ellis joined the staff of the founding Center for Attitudinal Healing in Tiburon, California in 1986. Over the past 30 years, she has served in numerous roles within the Attitudinal Healing community, including six years as the Executive Director of the International Attitudinal Healing Network and three years as Executive Director of the Hawaii Center for Attitudinal Healing.Trish currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Hawaii Center.
Trish has trained hundreds of facilitators, and has assisted in the development of centers and programs around the world. Her special interest is working in prisons and with at-risk youth.
Andrea Bernott: Website Administrator
As Website Administrator, Andrea is responsible for email, content management, and human interfacing for the Attitudinal Healing International website.
She also assists in implementing and maintaining technological systems related to the website, including the Attitudinal Healing International database and the online Attitudinal Healing training program.
Andrea is Apple Certified and continues to advance her skills in coding and design.
Also an accomplished artist in a variety of mediums, Andrea creates and sells jewelry handwoven with natural elements for customers around the world.
Diana Alonzo: Youth Programs Coordinator
Diana is our Youth Programs Coordinator and came to us through the John Gardner Fellowship.
Diana has worked with the Attitudinal Healing Connection (AHC) center in Oakland for ten years, where she founded the Youth Leadership Now program in 2008 as a means to provide youth with a voice and solutions to the problems they face on a daily basis. It was through the Attitudinal Healing Connection that Diana leaned the meaning of community, public service, and leadership.
Diana is a graduate of UC Berkeley, a Gates Millennium Scholar, an IDEAL scholar from the Level Playing Field Institute and she also currently serves on the board of AHC.
At Attitudinal Healing International, Diana is expanding the Power To Choose program for middle and high school aged youth in schools and community centers and is the primary Grant Writer for AH International.
Kirsten Cirincione: Social Media Manager
Kirsten Cirincione is the Social Media Manager for Attitudinal Healing International. She is a Licensed Mental Health Clinician, working in a public school as a school adjustment counselor for the past 13 years. In addition, she has a private psychotherapy practice. Since 1994 Kirsten has worked with individuals, children, adolescents and their families in some capacity.
Attitudinal Healing has been a part of her life since she was a teenager. She has worked towards incorporating its beliefs and practices into her daily personal and professional life. She is happy to use her knowledge of social media to further spread information about Attitudinal Healing, and Attitudinal Healing International.
Mariah Parker: Graphic Designer
Mariah Parker is a multi-talented artist with a passion for the transformative power of art. She brings this passion to bear both in her work as a graphic designer.
For over ten years her company, MettaGraphics, has contributed to the success of its clients through innovative design solutions in the areas of brand identity, collateral materials, and website development. Her talented team has enabled MettaGraphics to take on projects of all sizes and scope. Services offered include graphic design, product design, website design, and audio and video production.
Bringing a very personal approach to her work, Mariah works closely with her clients to help them clarify and achieve their goals. With a focus on clients, products and services that show a respect for the environment, and make a difference in the world, Mariah has been delighted to work closely with Jerry Jampolsky and Diane Cirincione for the last ten years as graphic designer for the Jampolsky Outreach Foundation.
Also an accomplished musician, Mariah has performed with her Indo Latin Jazz Ensemble in Yoshi’s, the Bay area’s premiere jazz venue, and her CD, Sangria, has received airplay on over 385 radio stations.
Lynne Law: International Liaison
Lynne has a background in commercial real estate and, more recently, was co-owner for seven years of a contemporary art gallery in St. Helena, CA.
Lynne first learned of The Center For Attitudinal Healing in the mid-1980s when she and her daughter, Kim, were learning to adjust to Kim’s diagnosis of Juvenile Diabetes onset, or Diabetes 1.
From 2004 until 2009, Lynne served as a board member with the Board of Directors at The Center. In 2004 she was trained in facilitating Attitudinal Healing support, and has since facilitated a Person to Person weekly group in Sausalito.
In 2009, along with two other co-facilitators, she started and still conducts Attitudes For Health and Healing in Napa, a weekly support group through the Wellness Center, associated with Queen of the Valley Hospital. Lynne lives in San Rafael with her three precious kitties.
Carolyn Smith: Trainer and Senior Consultant
Carolyn Smith has been either a staff member or volunteer at the Center for Attitudinal Healing since 1988. She directed the Children’s Program at the Center and was a co-founder of the Russian Center for Attitudinal Healing in Moscow. She has facilitated a support group for people with HIV for 24 years.
Carolyn is a trainer and consultant for Attitudinal Healing International and has led Attitudinal Healing workshops in the US, Russia, Ukraine, Latvia, Lithuania, Mongolia and India.
When she isn’t leading workshops, she works as a Russian language interpreter for the US Department of State and Department of Energy.