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 in many contexts and many different countries. Since 2016, Diane has taught Stan's theoretical work and supported breathwork experiences 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. In addition to serving as Board President of the Grof Legacy Project USA, Diane will work as a Director for the Project and will lead many teaching and community experiences. Diane is particularly interested in developing and leading our programs supporting people training for roles as psychedelic therapists and sitters. Diane lives 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 (now Sofia University). 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, often involving Stan's work. Jay is the author of Moving through Grief, Reconnecting with Nature and the co-author of The Psychedelics Integration Handbook. He will act as a Director and Secretary-Treasurer for the Project. Jay 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 lives in Helena, Montana.
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, is an LMHC (licensed mental health counselor) and is particularly interested in the emerging field of psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy and ecotherapy. Patty is a certified holotropic breathwork facilitator. She lives outside Santa Fe, New Mexico.
Pam Stockton, M.A., LPCC, SEP, J.D.
Pam has been part of the Grof community for many years, including organizing and supporting workshops in Texas. 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 lead our outreach 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 primarily in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
Marianne Murray, Ph.D.
Born in the UK, Marianne has lived primarily in the US for many years. She has been instrumental in the practice and teaching of Stan's work in the UK and around the world, including training holotropic breathwork facilitators in India. In the last several years, Marianne has been associated with the Academy for Love of Learning in Santa Fe, New Mexico, including serving on the Board of Directors. With her doctoral degree in transformative learning, Marianne 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 serves on the Board of Directors for Grof Legacy Project USA. She lives primarily in Santa Fe, New Mexico, though travels often to the UK and other parts of the world.
Will Keepin, Ph.D.
Will Keepin trained in the facilitation of holotropic breathwork in one of the early Grof training groups and has led numerous holotropic breathwork workshops over thirty years. Will is Co-Founder and Co-Director of the Satyana Institute in Boulder, Colorado, and founded the Gender Equity and Reconciliation International project which has organized more than 150 intensive gatherings in nine countries. A mathematical physicist with thirty scientific publications on sustainable energy and global warming, Will has testified before legislative bodies and became a whistleblower in nuclear science policy. Having trained extensively in spiritual traditions East and West, Will has practiced silent meditation since 1982 and holds an M.A. degree in East-West psychology from the California Institute of Integral Studies. He is author of Divine Duality: The Power of Reconciliation Between Women and Men, co-author of Women Healing Women, Song of the Earth: The Emerging Synthesis of Spiritual and Scientific Worldviews, and his new book, Belonging to God: Spirituality, Science, and a Universal Path of Divine Love.