William Guillermo Ortiz, Board President
Guillermo holds a Masters of Divinity from Seminary for Spiritual Peacemaking in Ashland, Oregon, and is also a graduate of Institute of Educational Therapy and the University of Humanistic Studies. Guillermo is a long time activist, peacemaker and licensed tile contractor. Guillermo lives in the Bay Area and has been a supporter of AHC for many years. He is the co-founder of Xochipilli, a Latino men’s ritual group and a certified Tai Chi Ch’uan Instructor. His interests include: dance, sacred art community ritual and healing.
Lisa Bowie-Moon, Treasurer
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Lisa Bowie-Moon has a broad and diverse range of experience and skills. She holds a Masters Degree in Business Administration with a major in Accounting Distinction from Alameda University. She is the Founder and Senior Accountant of N.M.R.K., Inc., DBA Mobile Accounting. It is a mobile accounting company serving small businesses and individuals across the Bay Area. She is a native of Oakland committed to uplifting the lives of our children. She brings to AHC her commitment to service and plans to support AHC with her wisdom, networking skills and her willingness to roll up her sleeves to work to make things happen for the benefit of manifesting AHC’s mission and vision.
Marguerite Sweeney Edralin, Secretary
Marguerite is a commissioner on the Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board (2012-present), after 33 years as an attorney in private practice representing injured workers. She is originally from San Francisco, and graduated from Hasting Law School in 1978. She raised her five children in Chico and then Redding, before moving back to San Francisco in 2012. She was a founding Board member of Girls Inc of the Northern Sacramento Valley (2006-2010), and a member of the Board of Governors of the California Applicants Attorneys Association (2006-2012). She is a grateful member of our local and global communities, and is dedicated to work that expands our understanding and compassion.
Amana Harris, Executive Director
Amana Harris is an author, artist, non-profit leader, educator and community advocate. Her newly released book, Self as Super Hero: Handbook on the Creation of the Life-Size Self-Portrait is a testament to her years of experience in community arts and education and her belief in the power of art to empower and inspire children, youth and communities. She is a professor at the California College of the Arts and as of January 2015 began her tenure as the Executive Director of the Attitudinal Healing Connection, Inc.
Aeeshah A. Clottey, Board Member and Founder
Aeeshah is a community activist and is the co-author of Beyond Fear: Twelve Spiritual Keys to Racial Healing. Aeeshah is an international motivational speaker and peace-making consultant. She co-founded AHC in 1989 and has 35 years of Specialized Training in Attitudinal Healing. Aeeshah worked as Assistant Program Director of Casa de la Vida, a residential treatment facility located in Oakland until 2004. She is a State Certified Genetic Counselor; former Board Director for University of Creation Spirituality; Global Renaissance Alliance and The Peace Alliance.
Kokomon Clottey, Board Member & Founder
Kokomon holds a Master Degree in Business Management with an emphasis in international business and is the co-founder of the Attitudinal Healing Connection, Inc. Kokomon is the co-author of “Beyond Fear: Twelve Spiritual Keys to Racial Healing and the author of Mindful Drumming: Ancient wisdom for Unleashing the Human Spirit and Building Community. Kokomon is from Ghana, West Africa and has captured the richness of his culture and the essence of mindful drumming as a healing modality in his latest book, Mindful Drumming. Mindful Drumming is an experiential and interdisciplinary workshop that uses synchronistic drumming, rhythm, movement and storytelling to explore trans-cultural communication, team building, indigenous healing and personal relationships. Mindful Drumming process heals ancestral wounding and increases community ties. Manifestation of this connection is through rhythmic inter-play of the participants. Mindful drumming emerged from the Ga Adagbe tradition of Ghana West Africa. In addition to his accomplishments he has 30 years of musical experience in performing and recording. He has produced three CD’s: Love Is The Answer, Mystic Vision and The Journey. He recently released two songs, Hug a Tree and Che Che Kuley.
Adam Chapuis, Board Member, Emeritus
Adam earned a Master’s Degree in Geology. Currently, Adam is the Vice President/COO for Research Management Consultants, Inc., providing environmental engineering and information technology support services to government and commercial customers. Over the last 15 years, Adam’s interests have moved progressively from a task accomplishment corporate emphasis to an earth-based spiritual emphasis. He has been an integral part of AHC’s annual Unleashing the Human Spirit Retreat where he contributes his skills as a Geologist educating participants about the current state of the Earth and what we need to do to heal our planet.
Kurt Brinkman, Board Member Ph.
Kurt is owner and President of Intrepid Electronic Systems, Inc. Intrepid Electronic Systems is a design/builds Integrated Life Safety Systems for governmental, educational, institutional, commercial and high-tech manufacturing market segments. Kurt has been elected Mayor to two different cities and has served his communities in a wide range of aspects from being a Boy Scout Master, first responder on an ambulance crew, to serving as an Alameda Country Fire Commissioner. He is currently serving as a Board Member of the West Oakland Commerce Association and is the President, of Alameda County National Electrical Contractors Association Board of Directors and the Chair of the Ninth District of California Sound and Communication Committee. His hobbies and interests include golf, ranching, and public service. He is also the proud grandfather of five children.
Fred Lambright, Board Member Ph.
Fred Lambright is the Vice President, Community Development, at Mechanics Bank. Fred is the Principal at F Lambright Consulting, providing consulting services in the areas of affordable housing, economic development and compliance monitoring. Prior to starting his company, Fred worked for 12 years at the Federal Home Loan Bank of San Francisco and his last assignment was as a Senior Community Investment Consultant. Born and raised in Charleston, South Carolina,Fred has a son, Freddie Lambright III. He received a Bachelors of Science in Applied Economics, from the University of San Francisco. Fred enjoys traveling and has visited places in Europe, Asia, and the South Pacific.
Dr. Ricardo Carrillo, Board Member
Ricardo Carrillo is the lead mental health supervisor for the Prevention and Early Intervention project at La Clinica Behavioral health program. He is most recognized as an expert witness and international consultant in the areas of family therapy, domestic violence, cross cultural psychology, forensic psychology, and cultural competence. He has provided leadership in the areas of program development with domestic violence offenders, Latino mental health, and chemical dependency populations. He attended the California School of Professional Psychology in Fresno, CA. He has taught for ten years in professional psychology schools in the Bay area. He maintains a private practice in Redwood City and Oakland, CA and continues to provide professional consultation to a variety of agencies. He is the Director of Training and Technical Assistance for the National Latino Alliance on Domestic Violence (Alianza) in the Latino Community and the National Compadres Network, Inc. He is the co-founder of the Latino Men’s Circle that is dedicated to living as a noble man and an advisory board member of the National Latino Compadres network and the National Latino Fatherhood Institute.
Vincent Owens, Board Member
Vincent is a founding member of the Mills College Community Tennis Program (MCTP). His primary objective is to support academics, the arts and athletics for middle, junior and high school age children. He has worked for United Parcel Service since 1984 and currently serves as a Diversity Committee Member. His commitment is to support the fundraising efforts of the Attitudinal Healing Connection over the next five years.
Ahmed Rahim, Board Member
Ahmed is the CEO of NUMI Organic Tea and has reined its sales efforts for the last 9 years growing at 60% annually. His focus has been on foodservice sales as he has a thorough understanding of the hospitality industry. Ahmed is fluent in English, Arabic, French, German and Czech. He holds a BA in Psychology and Theatre, from New York University, and has studied Film & Photography at various universities in NYC, Paris and Prague. He is currently studying Architecture to create a sustainable future. Ahmed is the master blender, alchemist, CEO and Co-Founder behind Numi Organic Tea. Before starting the Numi business in 1999 with his sister, Reem, Ahmed lived & worked in Europe for ten years. In the early part of the 1990’s, Ahmed lived in Paris working as a professional filmmaker & photographer focusing on fashion, with works published in international trade and fashion journals. He also spent the better part of two years photographing in challenged and developing countries such as Turkey, Iraq and Morocco. As part of NUMI’s commitment to global consciousness and environmental responsibility, NUMI’s teas are certified organic and Fair Trade and packaging is made of sustainable material. The teabags are fully biodegradable, compostable and GMO FREE. NUMI’s innovation continues with its “Leaves of Art” hand-sewn and handcrafted Flowering Tea™ line. Ahmed is deeply committed to art and education and envisions starting a school in West Oakland.