The Holistic Centers Network (HCN) provides creative networking opportunities that strengthen communication, connection and collaboration, among holistic centers around the world, and hosts the annual Centers Gathering. HCN and Centers Gathering are the primary initiatives of the Breitenbush Eco Fund, a 501(c)(3) non-profit social benefit organization based in Oregon, USA. The Board of Directors are located in the USA and Canada.
Board of Directors
Jenyng plays at the intersection where the Divine meets Life. She creates containers for sacred and practical conversations, designs frameworks where intention integrates with the emergent, and facilitates the movement of imagination into action. Having spent two decades in both profit and non-profit organizations running operations and finance, Jenyng uses data to inform our human system designs. As a systems thinker/designer, her work is often in the etheric spaces of our ego-systems and the virtual spaces of our cerebral and heart centered processes. Jenyng enjoys guiding clients in edgework through creative methods to unfold innovative ideas, designing conversations for self-agency, and collective wisdom to emerge toward human thriving. She is the Founder and principal of Ripples & Wakes and birth mother to project SOUL.
Peter Moore is the co-founder and current Business Director of Breitenbush Hot Springs Retreat & Conference Center. He is also co-founder and president of the board of the non-profit Breitenbush Eco Fund whose principal project is the Holistic Centers Network.
“I believe there is an evolutionary impulse occurring in human populations across our world, regardless of economic, political or cultural background. This impulse is holistic in nature and trends toward sustainability. As imperfect as our species is, we are evolving, and the evolutionary trajectory is towards ethical, principle-based consciousness.
Holistic centers are places where people come to reframe their life experience in a new lens, creating a refreshed perspective. From this “retreat”, they can “advance” back into their known world using the insights and tools gained during their time at the holistic center. Thousands of holistic centers are influencing millions of peoples’ lives.”
Founder of the Holistic Centers Gathering
Ralph White is the co-founder of the New York Open Center, the city’s leading venue for holistic learning for the last 33 years. He currently directs the Art of Dying and Esoteric Quest conferences. He is the author of the memoir, The Jeweled Highway: On the Quest for a Life of Meaning, and edited Lapis Magazine for six years. He is a world traveler, speaker, writer, sometime radio host, and organizer of multiple events to do with consciousness, spirituality, ecology and social change over the last four decades. He was present at the first Gathering of Holistic Centers over thirty years ago and has attended them faithfully ever since. He lives in New York City.
Leslie Hoffman is an innovative and visionary leader in cultural programming with more than 20 years experience in both the entertainment industry and non-profit sector. A creative, big-picture thinker who has the ability to identify emerging social trends and business opportunities while maintaining a strategic focus to maximize success. Depth of experience in fundraising and philanthropy, creative concept development that includes marketing strategies, budget management through to event leadership. Award-winning community member who works tirelessly to advance causes and make a difference in local and national communities.
Tatyana Sanikovich is an executive coach and leadership consultant who inspires her clients to pursue profound positive change in their personal and professional lives, many times in areas that previously limited their ability to tap into their full potential. She combines insights generated from her 15-year career in human resources and culture development with her own extensive research in transformational practices in human potential. As a result, she offers a breadth of knowledge that integrates multiple schools of thoughts and disciplines that can be personalized to each client or organization’s journey. As the former Director of Human Resources at Esalen Institute, a leading center for exploring and realizing human potential through experience, education, and research, she was responsible for all aspects of the organization’s human resources capabilities including recruiting, learning and development, compensation, benefits, and diversity and inclusion strategies. During her tenure at Esalen, Tatyana played an instrumental role in leading organizational development and change management while fostering a positive working environment that features a unique residential staff component.
Ling (Charlene) Lo is the Program Director at Hollyhock Leadership Institute on Cortes Island, in British Columbia, Canada – the traditional and ancestral territories of the Klahoose, Tla’amin and Homalco Nations. Her work plays at the intersection of inner wellness and outer social impact – and her passion for leadership, building equity and scaling purpose-driven work led her to join the HCN board in January 2020. Ling is Canadian-born Chinese, and Southwestern Ontario was her home before moving to Hong Kong in 2012 to (re)connect with her roots, culture and Cantonese language. After spending all of her professional life known as ‘Charlene,’ she is exploring the reclamation of her given Chinese name ‘Ling’ (more on that story here).
Werner is an explorer of wild places. He has a hearty appetite for anything that nourishes the soul. He bridges 35+ years experience in computer technology to serve organizations that align with his view of creating a better world for the future beings of Gaia. He has facilitated the Work That Reconnects with Joanna Macy and trained with Bill Plotkin of the Animas Valley Institute. Currently he is a practitioner of Qigong. He is married to a poet, Abigail and blessed with 5 children and 6 grandchildren. With over twenty years of daily meditation, he still feels like a beginner.