Purpose: To create welcoming, high quality support for Facilitator Members of the Network, including emerging facilitators.
If you are drawn to supporting our international community of Facilitator Members by engaging connection, building community and responding to their emerging needs please contact Silvia Di Blasio at [email protected] to express your interest in supporting the Network by being part of the Facilitator Support team.
Purpose: To seek donations and develop regenerative funding mechanisms for the WTR Network to meet its long and short term financial goals.
If you have experience with traditional fundraising and grant writing or skills, passion and ideas for developing regenerative revenue streams please contact Jo delAmor at [email protected] to express your interest in supporting the Network by being part of the Regenerative Finance team.
Purpose: To publish a biannual journal that provides brain-food, heart-food, and methods for people involved in the Work That Reconnects and who are working to co-create life-sustaining, equitable cultures for all.
If you are passionate about writing and have editorial experience please contact Silvia Di Blasio at [email protected] to express your interest in supporting the Network by being part of the Deep Times team.
Purpose: In addition to maintaining and building the Network’s presence virtually, through the website, social media and newsletter, the communications committee continues to “tell the story” of the Network, of the Work, and the stories of those who offer it and are impacted by it.
If you have skills in graphic design, branding and/or content generation and a passion for building digital community please contact Frieda Nixdorf at [email protected] to express your interest in supporting the Network by being part of the Communications team.
Purpose: To provide a wide range of rich educational and supportive online events for our global community of WTR facilitators, members and friends of the Network. These online events strengthen the web of the WTR community while also reaching beyond its current edges to weave deeper connections with others who are contributing to the Great Turning in diverse and complementary ways.
If you have an interest in transformational online education and experience supporting digital events please contact Jo delAmor at [email protected] to express your interest in supporting the Network by being part of the Webinars and Conversation Cafés Program team.
Bruce Bekker began his career as a musician and instrument maker and has served as an arts leader and nonprofit administrator for much of his life. For over thirty years he co-directed the chamber ensemble Philomel Baroque. He has also led development at cultural institutions and at educational organizations serving inner-city students and families. He currently directs development at the Community Arts Center in suburban Philadelphia. Bruce is an avid gardener, reader, hiker, and concert-goer, and a believer in the transformative gifts of communities.
Bruce serves on the Regenerative Finance Committee.
Carmen Rumbaut: Born María del Carmen Rumbaut Riera in Havana, Cuba in the chaotic transition between capitalism and socialism, Carmen spent her childhood in Miami, Albuquerque, Topeka, and Houston. She received BA and MSSW at UT Austin and worked as a therapist for abused children and families. After returning to the same university for law school, Carmen practiced in Texas, Wisconsin, and Washington in the areas of civil rights and family law. She studied, practiced and taught Buddhism for 22 years. Now retired from law, Carmen mediates in special education settings, writes poetry, and volunteers in climate activism. She has been involved in the Work That Reconnects for two years.
Carmen serves on the Deep Times Journal.
Carolyn Treadway is a therapist, pastoral counselor, social worker, and life coach, now retired after more than 60 years of facilitating change and growth in people’s lives. She “speaks for Earth” however she can—as a climate leader and mentor (trained by Al Gore and the Climate Reality Project) since 2007, anti-nuclear activist, conference planner, workshop facilitator, writer, editor and photographer. She and Molly Brown co-edited Held in Love: Life Stories to Inspire Us Through Times of Change. Since the early-1980s she has been part of the Work That Reconnects. With her husband Roy, she lives in Lacey, Washington. Their three children and four young grandchildren constantly fuel her motivation to preserve our precious Earth. Contact her at [email protected].
Carolyn serves on the Deep Times Journal.
Erin Holtz Braeckman is a writer and educator who seeks to rewild the Earth-based ancestral wisdom traditions of the Deep Feminine in her art and activism. She holds a B.A., B.Ed., and an M.A. in English Literature (Public Texts), as well as certification in Spiritual Counselling and a background in World Religions. She is a part-time faculty member at Lakefield College School, and teaches Hatha and Qigong as an E-RYT and reiki practitioner out of her home business, The Village Yoga Studio, in Ontario, Canada. When not with a book, her garden, or beloved family, she can be found weaving the Work that Reconnects into an “embodied inner life” by observing the sacred in the everyday. You can find Erin at: thevillageyogastudio.ca.
Erin serves on the Deep Times Journal.
Dr. Evangelia (Valia) Papoutsaki is an engaged global citizen with a passion for social justice, a social change communication scholar, editor, published author and educator, and a dedicated mentor to young women, agents of change and emerging researchers. She brings rich international experience in the field of social change communication research, education and practice. You can find Valia at: epapoutsaki.com.
Valia serves on the Deep Times Journal.
Gunter Hamburg was born in 1951, is married with Barbara, and has 2 sons Florian and Christian. Study in Social Work and Social Therapy. Activist in the German Peace Movement. First seminar in deep ecology in 1983, I met Joanna 1986 for the first time, co-founder of the German Society for Applied Deep Ecology in 1992, co-founder of the German Holon-Training, a 1 1/2 year long training in Deep Ecology/WTR. Studies in Systems Theory – also in the USA, f.e. at “California Institute for Integral Studies”. Experienced in NonViolentCommunication, VisonQuest, Open-Space-Process, and Circle Training. Vision Quests especially with Youth together with Barbara once a year. Seminars, workshops, conferences in D.E., WTR, Deep Time, and Nuclear Guardianship Project in Germany.
Gunter serves on the Facilitator Support Committee.
Hank Obermayer is a spiritual counselor and group process facilitator working on the relationship with self, with community, and with the planet. He helps individuals harvest from visionquests, psychedelic ritual, meditation retreats, and similar work in order to make lasting change using an emphasis on mindfulness and the body. With groups Hank focuses on ecological despair and empowerment, mixing in his theater, group process and counseling background. Hank has over 25 years of leadership related to ecovillages, intentional communities and housing cooperatives, including founding Mariposa Grove, his former home. Through his family he is also deeply involved in German-Jewish reconciliation work. Hank has worked extensively with Joanna Macy and is a Webweaver for the Work That Reconnects Network, is trained in Hakomi, and has an M.A. from CIIS in East-West Psychology.
Hank serves on the Regenerative Finance Committee.
Julie Hsieh joined the Communications committee in December. She holds a B.S. in architecture from Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Currently Julie works as a web programmer in Silicon Valley. She has interests in user experience, knowledge management, and Chinese translation.
Her WTR-related experience include presentations on global capitalism and “modern addictions” / “Earth as a fractal organism”. She also ran a Zombies Anonymous Meetup group on mindless consumption of food, goods, and media.
Julie serves on the Communications Committee.
Karina Lutz is a writer, editor, teacher, lifelong activist, and Work that Reconnects facilitator. She is the author of two books of poetry, Preliminary Visions and Post-Catholic Midrashim. She has taught writing, yoga, energy auditing, global water issues, sustainable systems, and green social ventures. She also knows how to make food, clothing, shelter, community, social change, and love. Her poetry blog is Poetry for the Great Turning.
Karina serves on the Deep Times Journal.
Kelsey Eaton is a volunteer of the Work That Reconnects Network, who is pursuing her M.S. in Community Development to learn more about what brings people to the Work and how it supports social and ecological healing. Her background stems from over a decade in nonprofit management, entrepreneurship, and energy work. She currently spends most of her free time nurturing her acre backyard to become a suburban retreat center in Sacramento, CA.
Kelsey serves on the Communications Committee.
Martha O’Hehir is an educator and writer and has served as an editor or contributing editor for several publications, including the The Music Practitioner,The Orff Echo, and Reverberations. She wrote curriculums, elementary music and math, religious studies, and music improvisation for healing musicians. She is a facilitator of the Work That Reconnects and gives retreats and workshops connecting the Great Turning with the spirituality of Teilhard de Chardin. Ordained to interfaith ministry as an Eco-Chaplain in 2017, Martha aspires to bring greater consciousness to Earth stewardship as an act of spirituality, through her writing, music, and spiritual direction.
Martha serves on the Deep Times Journal.
Rebecca Selove has worked as a clinical psychologist in community settings and private practice for several decades. Currently she is a public health researcher focused on cancer-related disparities. The foundation for her love of Earth was established during her childhood on her family’s dairy farm in West Virginia. She was blessed to be surrounded by animals, flowers, clouds, creeks and mountains on a daily basis. She read her first Joanna Macy book in the mid-80’s and has been facilitating WTR-inspired workshops since the early 90’s. She lives and gardens on a certified organic farm in Tennessee.
Rebecca serves on the Deep Times Journal.
Shayontoni Rhea Ghosh is an artiste and facilitator, based out of Hyderabad, India. As a young artiste, she has worked with theatre groups across the country, occupying various roles and learning how to work with people in processing emotion and expressing themselves through art. She dove into the world of Work That Reconnects during the Facilitator Development Program in 2020, and has been working on adapting the work to the Indian contexts since. Her areas of interest are trauma, social and cultural justice and creative self-expression.
Shayontoni serves on the Facilitator Support Committee.