About the AHI Team

Gerald G. Jampolsky, M.D.: Founder, Attitudinal Healing

GGJ-Head-ShotJerry 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 awards including the AMA Excellence in Medicine – Pride in the Profession Award profession award for the invaluable contribution of Attitudinal Healing to the field of emotional and mental health.

Jerry is the best-selling author of twenty books, including the classics Love is Letting Go Of Fear, Teach Only LoveGoodbye To Guilt, and most recently Poetry and Notes to Myself.

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Diane V. Cirincione-Jampolsky, Ph.D.: Founder & Executive Director, Attitudinal Healing International

diane_new_photo_110311_200pxDiane, 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. Diane 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 Board of Trustees of the World Business Academy and the California Institute of Integral Studies.

From 1982-1992 both Diane and Jerry 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.” They are the visionaries and co-producers of three documentaries and are the recipients 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, the Ghandi-King Season for Non Violence Award, and the Mindful Heroes Award.

Diane has co-authored several books with Jerry, including: Love is the Answer, A Mini Course For Life, Change Your Mind, Change Your LifeFinding Our Way Home, and most recently Aging With Attitude.

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Paige Peterson: Chief Consultant for Growth & Development

paigepetersonAs a journalist, Paige has reported extensively about the Middle East and contributed to Marin Magazine, New York Social Diary and the National Council on U.S. Arab Relations. She is the author of "Growing Up Belvedere-Tiburon."

With Christoper Cerf, she is the co-author and illustrator of "Blackie: The Horse Who Stood Still," and the illustrator of "A Christmas Carol," adapted by Jesse Kornbluth. As a painter, she is represented by Gerald Peters Gallery in New York and has been honored by The Guild Hall Academy of the Arts in East Hampton. Peterson is Chief Consultant for Growth and Development at Attitudinal Healing International and Director of Marketing at Hadley General Contractors, Inc. She is Author and Artist in Residence at Literacy Partners and a board member of Catmosphere, National Council on U.S. Arab Relations, Safari West Wildlife Foundation and St. Stephen's Episcopal Church. Raised in Belvedere, Ms. Peterson has two adult children and lives in New York City.


Trish Ellis: International Communications Coordinator & Senior Trainer

bdyIMG_mp_200pxlAfter 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. 

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Andrea Bernott: Website Administrator

AndreaHeadShotAs 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.

Also an accomplished artist in a variety of mediums, Andrea creates and sells jewelry handwoven with natural elements for customers around the world.

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Mariah Parker: Graphic Designer

bdyIMG_mp_200pxlMariah 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.


Carolyn Smith: Trainer and Senior Consultant

bdyIMG_mp_200pxlCarolyn 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.