Our Startup Team and Board of Directors

We have gathered a team of experienced Grof educators and community members to build Grof® Legacy Project USA. As we grow, we hope to be joined by many other teachers, facilitators, researchers, and community members with interest and expertise in Grofian psychology, research perspectives and facilitation techniques. In addition to our staffing team, we anticipate our Board members, depending on time and other commitments, will not only contribute to our vision and program development, but will also act as teachers, facilitators, mentors and workshop or project leaders.

Diane Haug, M.A., LPCC

Diane is well known in the Grof community as a longtime teacher of Stan’s work and lead facilitator of holotropic breathwork workshops and training events in many contexts and many different countries. Having completed the first three-year training program offered by Stan and Christina Grof, Diane taught under the umbrella of Grof Transpersonal Training for three decades. Diane has maintained a strong interest in applying holotropic principles within a wide variety of cultural contexts including social and environmental activism, women’s leadership, transformational education, and gender equity and reconciliation. Since 2016, she has introduced Grof's theoretical work and supported experiential breathwork sessions through the Center for Psychedelic Therapy and Research (CPTR) certification program at the California Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS). Diane is currently serving as the Director of the 2021 CIIS/ CPTR Mentoring Program. As a founding director of the Grof Legacy Project USA and a certified Grof® Breathwork Facilitator, Diane is particularly interested in developing and leading programs supporting people preparing for roles as psychedelic therapists or sitters. Diane lives in the mountains outside Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Jay Dufrechou, J.D., Ph.D.

In the mid-90s, Jay followed experiences of spiritual emergence into the experiential doctoral program at the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology. Until transitioning into his roles for Grof Legacy Project, Jay has primarily worked as a lawyer/mediator while teaching and supervising dissertation research in transpersonal psychology. Jay has assisted the facilitation of holotropic breathwork in the US, Canada, UK, India and China and is a certified Grof® Breathwork Facilitator. He will act as a Director and Secretary-Treasurer for the Project and is particularly interested in developing the research branch of Grof Legacy Project, including projects using the lens of archetypal astrology to examine correlations between nonordinary state experiences and indications from transit and natal charts. Jay currently divides his time between Helena, Montana, and Los Angeles. Along with colleagues, Jay will assist in the development of Grof® Breathwork workshops and Grof Legacy Project training opportunities in southern California and various other parts of the United States, as well as developing online programs in Stan's work.

 

Patty Nagle, M.A., LMHC

Patty will assist the development of Grof Legacy Project USA in evolving roles. She brings over twenty years experience in non-profit management with expertise in the areas of programming, operations and event production. She has a master's degree in Counseling and is an LMHC (licensed mental health counselor). Patty is particularly interested in the emerging field of psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy and ecotherapy. Patty is a certified Grof® Breathwork facilitator and will assist in the facilitation of breathwork workshops, as well as program development. She lives outside Santa Fe, New Mexico.

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

Pam Stockton, J.D., M.T.S., M.A., LPCC, SEP

Pam has been part of the Grof community for many years, including organizing and supporting workshops in Texas. She completed her training with Grof Transpersonal Training and was certified in 2009; she is now a certified Grof® Breathwork Facilitator. The theoretical orientation of her private psychotherapy practice, informed by her studies in counseling, theology and her own contemplative practice, is grounded in Stan's work and the psyche's orientation toward wholeness. Another former practicing attorney, Pam will support our infrastructure development in many ways as well as act as liaison to several other important communities, including the Somatic Experiencing® and Jungian psychology communities. She is particularly interested in integrating somatic psychotherapy and trauma studies with Stan's work and transpersonal approaches to healing. Pam serves on the Project's Board of Directors. After many years in Houston, Texas, Pam now lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico. 

 

 

Marianne Murray, Ph.D.

Born in the UK, Marianne has lived in the US for many years. She completed the Grof Transpersonal Training in 2001 and, during the past two decades, has facilitated breathwork in the UK, Europe, Kenya, and India, as well as the US. Marianne serves on the Board of Directors for Grof Legacy Project USA, and is a certified Grof® Breathwork facilitator. With her doctoral degree in transformative learning, she brings important perspective and experience to our curriculum development and program design. She is interested in exploring the many ways Stan's work might inform and impact cultural as well as personal transformation, including supporting individual and collective healing from centuries of racial and gender abuse. Marianne lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico, where she holds a faculty position with the Academy for Love of Learning.

 

 

 

  

 

 

Will Keepin, Ph.D.

Will Keepin was certified in the Grof Transpersonal Training in 1990, and has led many holotropic breathwork workshops since then. Will co-founded the Gender Equity and Reconciliation International project, which has organized 280 intensive trainings in twelve countries. He is widely published in sustainable energy, global warming, quantum physics, transpersonal psychology, and comparative mysticism. He has testified before legislative bodies, and became a whistleblower in nuclear science policy. Will holds a Ph.D. in applied mathematics, and M.A. and honorary doctorate from the California Institute of Integral Studies. He has co-convened five international conferences for inter-spiritual dialogue across the world religions. Will is author of Divine Duality: The Power of Reconciliation Between Women and Men, and Belonging to God: Spirituality, Science, and a Universal Path of Divine Love; and co-author of Women Healing Women, and Song of the Earth. His recent book chapters are on Grof Breathwork for social change leaders (in Psyche Unbound, to honor Stan Grof), and the universal divine feminine (in Wisdom Goddess Traditions, 2021). Will is now a Grof® Breathwork Facilitator and serves on the Board of Directors of Grof® Legacy Project USA.