Our Board of Directors

Our Spiritual Advisory Council

JARVIS JAY MASTERS Buddhist and author of the beautiful book Finding Freedom: Writings from Death Row. Masters lives on California’s death row.
VENERABLE ROBINA COURTIN Founder of the Liberation Prison Project, worldwide teacher, and Buddhist nun of the Tibetan Buddhist Gelugpa tradition and lineage of Lama Thubten Yeshe and Lama Zopa Rinpoche.
Spiritual teacher. Gary has been a guest on Oprah more than 30 times and is a four-time New York Times bestselling author. His books include The Seat of the SoulSoul Stories and The Dancing Wu Li Masters: An Overview of New Physics.
MIKE THUMM Retired Superintendent of Orange Correctional Center, a prison in Hillsborough, NC. Mike served for more than 30 years in the North Carolina Department of Corrections.
DENNIS GADDY Founder and Executive Director of Community Success Initiative (CSI), where he draws from his own experience to help others transition from incarceration to success.
PATCH ADAMS Physician, social activist, and the subject of the 1998 movie starring Robin Williams.
PETER KUHNS Dr. Peter Kuhns has served as a psychologist in various corrections settings since 2003. Dr. Kuhns has also led staff trainings and served as a consultant with the goal of creating positive, healthy environments for staff and people who are incarcerated.

Founder of the Centering Prayer movement, spiritual guide of Contemplative Outreach, Ltd., and Trappist monk at St. Benedict’s Monastery in Snowmass, CO.