US – Northeast
Marriage and Family Therapist
Founder, Sacred River Healing
Evan T. Pritchard, a descendant of the Mi’kmaq people, has taught Native American studies at Pace University, Vassar College, and Marist College and is the director of the Center for Algonquin Culture. Steeped in bird lore by his Mi’kmaq great aunt Helen Perley, he is the author of several books, including Native New Yorkers and No Word for Time. A regular on radio shows such as NPR’s Fresh Air and on the History Channel, he lives in the Hudson Valley of New York.
Gina Harris serves as the State Director for the National Education Association. Her expertise developing education professionals on racial justice in education and restorative practices has allowed her to work to empower educators and organizations around the country. As a Restorative Justice practitioner and trainer, Gina utilizes circle processes and communication tools to create environments that break down barriers to communication and encourages open, honest dialogue inside and outside of the classroom
Ji Hyang Padma serves as the Director of the Comparative Religion and Philosophy Program at the California Institute for Human Science. Ji Hyang Padma has combined an academic career with her vocation as a spiritual teacher. Ji Hyang served as Director of Spirituality & Education as well as Buddhist chaplain at Wellesley College for fourteen years. Her work at Wellesley College as an interfaith leader has given her a passion for interfaith and intercultural dialogue.
Ji Hyang holds a doctorate in psychology from Sofia University. Her recent writing has been published in Our Neighbor’s Faith: Stories of Interfaith Encounters and Arts of Contemplative Care: Pioneering Voices in Buddhist Chaplaincy and Pastoral Work. Her first book, Zen Practices for Transformative Times, was published by Quest Books in 2013. She is currently writing a second book based on her original research on consciousness & healing.
Publisher, Inner Child Press
International Goodwill Ambassador