Co-Founders

Riane Eisler, JD, PhD (hon)

Riane Eisler is a social and systems scientist, attorney, and author whose work on cultural transformation has inspired both scholars and social activists. Her groundbreaking research has impacted many fields, including history, economics, psychology, sociology, education, and healthcare. She has been a leader in the movement for peace, sustainability, and economic equity, and her pioneering work in human rights has expanded the focus of international organizations to include the rights of women and children. She is president of the Center for Partnership Studies (CPS), dedicated to research and education on social and economic transformation; co-founder of CPS’s Caring Economy Campaign and, with Nobel Peace laureate Betty Williams, of the Spiritual Alliance to Stop Intimate Violence (SAIV); and Editor in Chief of the Interdisciplinary Journal of Partnership Studies, an online peer-reviewed journal housed at the University of Minnesota that was inspired by Eisler’s work.

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Dr. Eisler is internationally known for her bestseller The Chalice and The Blade: Our History, Our Future, now in 26 foreign editions, including most European languages and Chinese, Russian, Korean, Hebrew, Japanese, Urdu, and Arabic. Her book, The Real Wealth of Nations: Creating a Caring Economics – hailed by Archbishop Desmond Tutu as “a template for the better world we have been so urgently seeking,” Peter Senge as “desperately needed,” Gloria Steinem as “revolutionary,” and Jane Goodall as “a call for action” – proposes a new economics that gives visibility and value to the most essential human work: the work of caring for people and nature. Her most recent book, Transforming Interprofessional Partnerships: A New Framework for Nursing and Partnership-Based Health Care, co-authored with nursing professor Teddie Potter, won an American Journal of Nursing award.

Dr. Eisler keynotes conferences and speaks at universities worldwide, and consults to business and government on applications of the partnership model introduced in her work. She has spoken at the United Nations General Assembly and at the invitation of government officials and corporate CEOs, including Prof. Rita Suessmuth, President of the Bundestag (the German Parliament) and Daniel Goeudevert (Chair of Volkswagen International); the Mayor of Bogota, Colombia; and Vaclav Havel (President of the Czech Republic).

Other books drawing from her multidisciplinary research include the award-winning The Power of Partnership and Tomorrow’s Children, as well as Sacred Pleasure, a daring reexamination of sexuality and spirituality, and Women, Men, and the Global Quality of Life, documenting the key role of women’s status in a nation’s general quality of life. Her earlier books, drawing from her legal experience, include Dissolution and The Equal Rights Handbook, widely used in the campaign for the Equal Rights Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. She is a member of the Club of Rome and the Social Venture Network, a Councilor of the World Future Council, and a fellow of the World Academy of Art and Science and World Business Academy.

Riane Eisler was born in Vienna, fled from the Nazis with her parents to Cuba, and later emigrated to the United States. She obtained degrees in sociology and law from the University of California, taught pioneering classes on women and the law at UCLA, and now teaches in the graduate Transformative Leadership Program at the California Institute of Integral Studies.

Eisler has written over 400 articles in publications ranging from Behavioral Science, Futures, Political Psychology, The Christian Science Monitor, Challenge, and The UNESCO Courier to Brain and Mind, the Human Rights Quarterly, The International Journal of Women's Studies, and the World Encyclopedia of Peace. She sits on editorial boards of both scholarly and popular journals.

Dr. Eisler is the only woman among 20 great thinkers including Hegel, Adam Smith, Marx, and Toynbee selected for inclusion in Macrohistory and Macrohistorians in recognition of the lasting importance of her work as a cultural historian and evolutionary theorist. She has received many honors, including honorary Ph.D. degrees, the Alice Paul ERA Education Award, and the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation’s 2009 Distinguished Peace Leadership Award, and is included in the award-winning book Great Peacemakers as one of 20 leaders for world peace, along with Mahatma Gandhi, Mother Teresa, and Martin Luther King.

Dr. Eisler can be contacted at center@partnershipway.org.
For more information, see www.rianeeisler.com.

David Loye, PhD, Vice President

Social psychologist, systems-theorist, futurist, and CPS co-founder David Loye is the author of widely respected books on the use of the brain and mind in prediction, political leadership, race relations, and is the developer of new theories of moral sensitivity and evolution.

A former member of the psychology faculty of Princeton University, Dr. Loye was a Director of Research for the Program on Psychosocial Adaptation and the Future at the UCLA School of Medicine for nearly a decade. Loye is a co-founder of the new Society for the Study of Chaos Theory in Psychology and a co-founder of the General Evolution Research Group, a multidisciplinary group composed of scholars from Italy, France, Finland, Hungary, Russia, China and the United States, as well as an editor of the group's journal World Futures: The Journal of General Evolution.

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Loye is also the founder and initiating developer and facilitator of The Darwin Project. The mission of The Darwin Project is to speed the shift in our homes, schools, and the media from only teaching destructive “first-half” Darwinism to the inspiring liberation of Darwin's long lost completing half — along with all the fields of modern science that support and expand Darwin's original full vision to reveal caring, love, moral evolution, and education as the prime drivers for human evolution.

3,000 Years of Love: The Life of Riane Eisler and David Loye is an unusual joint biography that describes the development of Loye's life and writings before and after he met Eisler as well as her life and writings. It begins with the humor of a Garrison Keillor childhood on a cool lake in Minnesota and the hot oil fields of Oklahoma, which he writes of in Brave Laughter. Next were World War II in the Navy, post-War years as a television newsman in the Edward R. Murrow days, his national award-winning book The Healing of a Nation, his decade as a psychologist on the faculties of Princeton and the UCLA School of Medicine. Then, comes the partnership of Loye and Eisler and the decades of their pivotal involvement in the development of evolutionary systems science, resulting in Loye’s books on Darwin, including Darwin’s Lost Theory, Darwin in Love, Darwin’s Second Revolution, Measuring Evolution, and lifelong involvement in social and political activism behind the visionary power of The River and the Star, The Glacier and the Flame I, II, and III, The Science of Evil, and other books of his Moral Transformation Cycle.

Besides 3,000 Years of Love, Loye writes of his and Eisler’s lives together in the development of advanced evolution theory, the great social movements of our times, and the joyful everyday enjoyment of life in Return to Amalfi and two books of love poems, 100 Days of Love and 1001 Days of Love.

During recent years he has been primarily involved with the scientific study of moral sensitivity. One phase of this research involves a comprehensive re-evaluation of the work of Darwin, Kant, Marx and Engels, Durkheim, Freud, Piaget, Kohlberg, Gilligan and other pioneers in scientific moral studies in the light of new discoveries in brain research, feminist and gender studies, human prehistory, and the systems dynamics of human cultural evolution. Loye has focused primarily on the development of action-oriented evolution theories. These include Moral Transformation Theory, Evolutionary Action Theory, and a Triadic Theory of Evolution.
With the motto “Books to Reclaim the American Mind, Heart, and Soul,” this new explosion of books for Loye in his eighties has set the goal and tone for the publication of new books on science . . education . . politics . . morality . . spirituality . . entertainment and humor . . and love by the Benjamin Franklin Press.

Board of Directors

Riane Eisler, JD, PhD (hon), President

Internationally known as author of The Chalice and The Blade: Our History, Our Future (Harper & Row, 1987), Eisler is a scholar, author, educator, organizer, social activist, and recipient of many honors. She pioneered women’s studies programs at UCLA; founded the first U.S. center on women and the law; wrote The Equal Rights Handbook (Avon Books, 1978), and introduced a new model of human rights that includes both women’s and children’s rights. She keynotes conferences worldwide; is Editor in Chief of the Interdisciplinary Journal of Partnership Studies; and member Club of Rome and the World Future Council. Her other books include Sacred Pleasure (Harper Collins, 1995), the award-winning Tomorrow’s Children (Westview Press, 2000) and The Power of Partnership (New World Library, 2002), and The Real Wealth of Nations (Berrett- Koehler, 2007), hailed by Archbishop Desmond Tutu as “a template for the better world that we have been so urgently seeking.”

David Loye, PhD, Vice President

A systems scientist and futurist, Loye is former faculty member of Princeton University and the UCLA School of Medicine. He is author of many books and scholarly articles, including the award-winning The Healing of a Nation(Norton, 1971) on race relations, The Leadership Passion (Jossey-Bass, 1977) on politics, The Sphinx and the Rainbow (Bantam Books, 1984) on how we predict and affect the future, and Darwin’s Lost Theory (Benjamin Franklin Press, 2008) on a holistic evolutionary perspective.

Bill Levis, Treasurer & CFO

A renowned expert on nonprofit financial management, Bill has extensive experience in the nonprofit field. He has published works on fundraising productivity and is a nationally recognized expert on the IRS Form 990 for non-profit organizations.

Nontombi Naomi Tutu, MA. PhD candidate

Naomi has dedicated her professional career to advocating for human rights. Tutu is an acclaimed speaker on gender issues and race relations with a passion for helping to build a partnership world of human dignity and peace. Born in apartheid South Africa as the daughter of Archbishop Desmond and Nomalizo Tutu, she faced the challenge of growing up black and female. She now lives in the United States, has taught at the Universities of Hartford and Connecticut and Brevard College in North Carolina, and currently serves as program coordinator for the Race Relations Institute at Fisk University in Nashville, Tennessee where she is a candidate for her PhD degree. She holds a BA in Economics and French from Berea College, and an MA in International Economic Development from the Patterson School of Diplomacy and International Economic Development at the University of Kentucky. She has received numerous awards and honors from civic organizations, and serves on CPS’ SAIV (Spiritual Alliance to Stop Intimate Violence) Executive Committee.

Joe Rando

President at Trade Area Systems, Manager at Taunton Depot LLC, President at Land Development - Northeast. Developer and owner of a software business and several shopping centers; Joe is a well-known business and civic leader in Boston, MA.

Heidi Sieck MA

Sought after as a mentor, consultant and keynote speaker, Heidi Sieck’s expertise lies in issues of leadership, gender parity and political reform. Heidi has a 25-year career in political action that has focused on implementing foundational solutions that intersect technology, politics and well being. Heidi Sieck is the founding Chief Operating Officer of Civic Hall, the new community center for civic technology and innovation, launched in the New York Flatiron District in February 2015. She serves on the Advisory Board of VoteRunLead and is part of the founding leadership team of CTZNWELL, a new values-based well being movement. Heidi has led complex projects including the award winning San Francisco 311 Customer Service Center, establishing the foundation of the open government movement and ResilientSF, one of the first post-disaster recovery programs in the U.S.

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Heidi has worked on five presidential campaigns and countless state and local races from Nebraska to New York City. She served as President of the nonpartisan San Francisco Women's Political Committee, the largest women's organization in the City. She also co-founded the San Francisco Women’s Policy Summit and created the San Francisco Women's Collaborative. Heidi is also a co-founder and former Chief Operating Officer of Democracy.com, a political technology platform she founded with classmates from Harvard. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Communications from the University of Nebraska and a Masters in Public Administration from the Harvard Kennedy School where she was awarded the prestigious Holly Taylor Sargent Award for Advancement of Women in Leadership.

CPS Team

Ann Amberg, MCS

Associate Director of the Leadership & Learning Programs, Co-Facilitator, Caring Economy Community Advocates Program and the Young Leaders Program

As a cross-pollinator and creative thought leader, Ann is a passionate advocate for social & environmental integrity—including looking to nature’s elegant economy to sustainably nurture people and planet. She has a 15-year background in holistic online course development, educational leadership development, group facilitation, communications and program coordination in the U.S. and U.K. She designs workshops and facilitate courses that connect science, spirituality, cultural transformation, art and leadership. Ann served as the Program Administrator of the Leadership & Learning Programs from 2012-2014. Previously she was the Director of Special Programs at The Heritage Institute, where she co-created global educator professional development programs. Ann lives on beautiful Whidbey Island, WA.

Jason T. Campbell, Intern

Jason T Campbell is a student at the University of Pittsburgh in the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs. His studies in law and international development focus on how to restructure the principles of the bank industry to actualize social equity. He is a member of the Board of Advisers with the Pennsylvania Project, part of the Public Bank Institute and the Socialist Alternative. As a CPS intern, Jason is uniquely positioned to integrate the findings of the Caring Economy Campaign with the New Economy Campaign. Additionally, Jason holds a position with the Human Rights City Alliance as part of the steering committee to implement the goals of the local human rights action plan. He is a member of the local 3657 USW FightBack Pittsburgh and the Battle of Homestead Foundation.

Dr. Susan G. Carter, PhD

Consultant to Leadership and Learning Programs.

Dr. Carter co-teaches the “The Power of Partnership” with Riane Eisler, an online course they designed and developed together for the Transformative Leadership Master’s and Transformative Studies Ph.D. Programs at the California Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS). She has also developed “Partnership In Action” for CIIS and has co-developed Caring Economy webinars, Susan currently is chair of the Masters of Interdisciplinary Studies (MAIS) program at Marylhurst University (Portland, OR), and recently introduced partnership coursework there.

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As a feminist scholar and an avid advocate of volunteerism and community-based learning, Susan is actively involved in the nonprofit sector, and has served on a number of boards that promote education and empowerment of underserved populations, cross-cultural understanding, and the arts. She has formed and directed a 501[c][3] foundation, and consults with California Bay Area and Pacific Northwest educational institutions to help promote community service. In addition, she presents nationally and internationally on diverse educational, partnership, cultural and spiritual topics. Susan’s interdisciplinary work is further informed by looking to ancient cultures for ideas that may help shape our future. Her academic and personal interests come together with the study of women’s spirituality and prehistoric symbolism and art as an expression of ancient spiritual traditions. Over the last decade she has studied the prehistoric origins of the Japanese sun goddess, linking this goddess’ influence on the current political discussion of women’s right of ascendancy to the Chrysanthemum throne. Susan Carter holds an M.A. in Women’s Spirituality and a Ph.D. in Humanities/Philosophy of Religion from The California Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS), San Francisco, CA.

Rhonda Case, MS, MA

Advisor for SAIV & Coordinator of Portland: Communities Inspired to SAIV

In 2012, Rhonda left her teaching career of nearly thirty years (Abington Friends School, the Shipley School and West Linn High School) in order to work on behalf of the Spiritual Alliance to Stop Intimate Violence. She was inspired to this leap of faith by her own experience (and her sonʼs) as victims of intimate violence. She speaks widely about battered women and child abuse to civic and interfaith groups. She has a Masters in Education from St Joseph University and an MA in French literature from Portland State University.

Marci Eads, PhD

Grants Evaluator & Corporate Outreach Advisor

Dr. Marci Eads has over 15 years of experience in training, applied research and evaluation, and policy and program development in the areas of gender, race, and sexual orientation inequality; diversity and inclusion; economic security; reproductive health; and international physical and sexual violence prevention. Dr. Eads has been the lead on dozens of program development, research, training, and evaluation projects, including large multi-year federal, state, and foundation-supported projects including adaptation, training, and evaluation of the effectiveness of trainings and programs on reproductive health, violence prevention, health and other disparities, sexual violence prevention, and gender transformative programming, particularly for under-resourced communities. For example, recently she oversaw the adaptation, implementation, and evaluation of ¡Cuídate!, (a CDC evidence-based program) and Promundo International’s Program Mujeres to promote more effective reproductive health programming among young, at-risk Latinas. Additionally, she has trained staff at nonprofit organizations across the country that provide programming to girls and young women on the relationships between health outcomes and gender roles, norms, and expectations, and on gender transformative programming.

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Currently, Dr. Eads is conducting research on and trains corporate, nonprofit, and government staff on issues of race, labels, and identity, with a goal of transforming existing diversity and inclusion strategies. She helped develop and is testing the efficacy of a gender transformative program designed to keep girls engaged in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). She serves as an expert consultant to TrueChild, a national nonprofit organization that helps donors, policy-makers and practitioners become more aware of the connections between reconnect race, class and gender, and how these affect at-risk communities, including communities of color, LGBT communities, and low income communities. Additionally, she is currently working with a foundation to develop and enhance their leadership programs and to evaluate the effectiveness of their strategic giving around economic security, and with an international gender-rights organization to collect and analyze data on sexual violence and health (including maternal health) from countries in the Global South, to utilize findings to develop new interventions that are culturally-specific and relevant, and to adapt existing interventions to reflect local realities and concerns. Dr. Eads has taught graduate statistics, research methods, and program evaluation for over ten years at the University of Colorado. She is a Principal at Health Management Associates and HMA Community Strategies, and is a Senior Fellow with the Buechner Institute for Governance at the University of Colorado. Marci received her B.A. from DePauw University and her Ph.D. from University of Colorado.

Riane Eisler, JD, PhD (hon)

RIANE EISLER is a social and systems scientist, attorney, and author whose work on cultural transformation has inspired both scholars and social activists. Her groundbreaking research has impacted many fields, including history, economics, psychology, sociology, education, and healthcare. She has been a leader in the movement for peace, sustainability, and economic equity, and her pioneering work in human rights has expanded the focus of international organizations to include the rights of women and children. She is president of the Center for Partnership Studies (CPS), dedicated to research and education on social and economic transformation; co-founder of CPS’s Caring Economy Campaign and, with Nobel Peace laureate Betty Williams, of the Spiritual Alliance to Stop Intimate Violence (SAIV); and Editor in Chief of the Interdisciplinary Journal of Partnership Studies, an online peer-reviewed journal housed at the University of Minnesota that was inspired by Eisler’s work.

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Dr. Eisler is internationally known for her bestseller The Chalice and The Blade: Our History, Our Future, now in 26 foreign editions, including most European languages and Chinese, Russian, Korean, Hebrew, Japanese, Urdu, and Arabic. Her book, The Real Wealth of Nations: Creating a Caring Economics – hailed by Archbishop Desmond Tutu as “a template for the better world we have been so urgently seeking,” Peter Senge as “desperately needed,” Gloria Steinem as “revolutionary,” and Jane Goodall as “a call for action” – proposes a new economics that gives visibility and value to the most essential human work: the work of caring for people and nature. Her most recent book, Transforming Interprofessional Partnerships: A New Framework for Nursing and Partnership-Based Health Care, co-authored with nursing professor Teddie Potter, won an American Journal of Nursing award.

Dr. Eisler keynotes conferences and speaks at universities worldwide, and consults to business and government on applications of the partnership model introduced in her work. She has spoken at the United Nations General Assembly and at the invitation of government officials and corporate CEOs, including Prof. Rita Suessmuth, President of the Bundestag (the German Parliament) and Daniel Goeudevert (Chair of Volkswagen International); the Mayor of Bogota, Colombia; and Vaclav Havel (President of the Czech Republic).

Other books drawing from her multidisciplinary research include the award-winning The Power of Partnership and Tomorrow’s Children, as well as Sacred Pleasure, a daring reexamination of sexuality and spirituality, and Women, Men, and the Global Quality of Life, documenting the key role of women’s status in a nation’s general quality of life. Her earlier books, drawing from her legal experience, include Dissolution and The Equal Rights Handbook, widely used in the campaign for the Equal Rights Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. She is a member of the Club of Rome and the Social Venture Network, a Councilor of the World Future Council, and a fellow of the World Academy of Art and Science and World Business Academy.

Riane Eisler was born in Vienna, fled from the Nazis with her parents to Cuba, and later emigrated to the United States. She obtained degrees in sociology and law from the University of California, taught pioneering classes on women and the law at UCLA, and now teaches in the graduate Transformative Leadership Program at the California Institute of Integral Studies.

Eisler has written over 400 articles in publications ranging from Behavioral Science, Futures, Political Psychology, The Christian Science Monitor, Challenge, and The UNESCO Courier to Brain and Mind, the Human Rights Quarterly, The International Journal of Women's Studies, and the World Encyclopedia of Peace. She sits on editorial boards of both scholarly and popular journals.

Dr. Eisler is the only woman among 20 great thinkers including Hegel, Adam Smith, Marx, and Toynbee selected for inclusion in Macrohistory and Macrohistorians in recognition of the lasting importance of her work as a cultural historian and evolutionary theorist. She has received many honors, including honorary Ph.D. degrees, the Alice Paul ERA Education Award, and the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation’s 2009 Distinguished Peace Leadership Award, and is included in the award-winning book Great Peacemakers as one of 20 leaders for world peace, along with Mahatma Gandhi, Mother Teresa, and Martin Luther King.

Indradeep Ghosh, PhD

Director, Social Wealth Economic Indicators Project

Indradeep Ghosh is a Professor of Economics at the Meghnaddesai Academy in Mumbai, India, and a former Professor of Economics at Haverford College. He has a PhD (2007) from MIT in macroeconomics and international economics, and he has published research on current account dynamics, foreign direct investment, and international trade in peer-reviewed journals such as Global Economy Journal, and Review of Development Studies. At Haverford, Indradeep has taught courses in Introductory Economics, International Economics, Financial Economics, and Money and Banking.

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After the 2008 Financial Crisis, Indradeep began to appreciate that traditional economic models offer very skewed representations of actual economic reality and in many ways create the very same present-day economic problems that they seek to alleviate. Accordingly, he began to develop a more dialogical orientation in his thinking and scholarship, actively seeking out dialogue with scholars in the other social sciences and in the humanities in an effort to develop a more integral understanding of the economic problems facing humanity in the present day. His scholarly interests shifted towards alternative economic models, interdisciplinary approaches to economic problems, and issues of economic equity and justice. In 2013, Indradeep was certified as a Caring Economy Conversation Leader, and has been volunteering part of his time since December 2013 to conceiving and executing the Social Wealth Indicators project.

Leah Gowron, MPA

Operations Manager

As one of the longest-term consultants with CPS, Leah Gowron oversees the back-end support of the organization, including donor management, email engagement, grant assistance, support to Dr. Riane Eisler and general office services. Outside of her part-time contracting role at CPS, Leah leads the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey's alumni relations efforts, including alumni engagement, oversight on the website, and fundraising, as well as providing information, contacts, and resources to the over 20,000 alumni scattered around the world. Leah holds both a Bachelor of Arts and a Master of Arts in history from the University of Manitoba, as well as a Master of Public Administration degree from the Middlebury Institute. She has an extensive public speaking background, including annual presentations with the JET Programme in Tokyo, and has conducted cross-cultural trainings and career development sessions with a range of organizations in the U.S. and Canada. A transplanted Canadian, she resides on the beautiful Monterey Peninsula.

Ian Hunter

Administrator, Data and Outreach

Ian Hunter has been a Developer, Consultant and Project Manager – mainly in Information Technology – since the 1960’s. He is South African by birth but has worked there, in the United Kingdom, and the USA. In the 1980’s he was a Management Consultant and Partner with Touche Ross & Co. in Cape Town and Johannesburg. During his 12 years in Dallas, Texas, he was active in the work of the Dallas Peace Center and in the Social Action team of the First Unitarian Church. His main work role there was as a Program Manager for the International Expansion division of Mannatech, Inc. He and his wife, Jenni, are now US citizens – retired and living in the Monterey Bay area.

Joel Lawson

Senior Advisor and CPS Washington Representative

Joel has developed and managed communications and public affairs strategies for some of the nation’s largest corporations, government agencies and non-profit organizations, including United Airlines, America Online, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Planned Parenthood, the American Foundation for AIDS Research (AmFAR), the American Association of University Women, People for the American Way, and many others. He has also woven together policy and communications for Members of Congress, city officials, and advocacy causes. Joel served as a legislative aide and press secretary for seven years on Capitol Hill. His work included staffing for a member of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, and the Finance Committee’s Subcommittee on International Development Institutions. Joel also created the first congressional caucus focused on computer software and information technology, the House InfoTech Caucus.

Karen McLean Hessel,M.Div

Director for SAIV, Consultant for the Center for Partnership Studies

Karen is the former Program Director, Justice for Women, National Council of Churches (1992-2004) and former Board Member of the Sister Fund, and Interfaith Worker Justice. Karen is a specialist in Ecumenical women’s leadership with decades of involvement in economic and social justice. work intersecting with gender, race and class. Karen works as a volunteer with projects such as Interfaith Worker Justice Southern Maine and Caring Resources for Living. She holds a Masters of Divinity from Union Theological Seminary.

Elaine Menchaca, PhD

Coordinator, Educational Outreach

Elaine has worked for 18 years in higher education administration, research, grant and contract administration, corporate/university strategic partnerships, corporate relations, educational equity program development, community development, program development, technology transfer, and research/business park development. She spent nine years as professor of literacy and cognition at undergraduate, masters, and doctoral levels.

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Throughout her career with the California State University system, first at CSU Chico and later at CSU Monterey Bay, Elaine designed and implemented mentorship programs for women and underrepresented faculty and graduate students, as well as organized major corporate/university partnerships at both institutions, catalyzing collaborations with foundations and cultural institutions. Elaine served on the National Council of Graduate Schools Board, as President of the Western Association of Graduate Schools, and as system-wide Chair of the California State University Vice Presidents of Research and Graduate Deans for four years. Elaine holds a B.S. in Education from the University of Minnesota, and an M.A. and Ph.D. in Linguistics, Psychology, and Literacy from the University of Michigan

Teddie M. Potter, PhD, MS, RN

Executive Editor, Interdisciplinary Journal of Partnership Studies

Teddie Potter has a rich practice history including over thirty years in home care. Dr. Potter has often been at the heart of paradigm shifts, including being one of the first home care nurses in her state, starting a specialized home care program for people living with HIV/AIDS, and helping start one of the first palliative care programs in the nation. Dr. Potter has been a nurse educator for over sixteen years. She has also shown a long-term commitment to diversity and inclusivity, studying factors that help diverse students succeed in nursing school and teaching healing traditions of our diverse community. Her current positions in the School of Nursing at the University of Minnesota are a natural extension of her interests and passions. She is Coordinator of the Doctor of Nursing Practice in Health Innovation and Leadership and Director of Inclusivity and Diversity. In 2015, she received the distinguished Josie R. Johnson Human Rights and Social Justice Award. Dr. Potter is Executive Editor for the Interdisciplinary Journal of Partnership Studies; a peer-reviewed, open-access, online journal promoting interdisciplinary collaboration as a solution for solving society’s grand challenges.

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Dr. Potter has spoken nationally and internationally about partnership-based health care and The BASE of Nursing, new theories to guide nursing practice, education, and research. She co-authored with Riane Eisler, Transforming Interprofessional Partnerships: A New Framework for Nursing and Partnership-Based Health Care, which received a 2014 AJN Book of the Year award and the 2015 Capstone International Nursing Book Award. This book equips nurses to be full partners, ready to lead necessary change to advance the health of all nations.

Sara Saltee, MA

Director of the Leadership and Learning Programs

Sara has been supporting the Center for Partnership Studies’ Caring Economy Leadership and Learning Programs since early 2009, when she joined the team that developed the initial pilot project. As the programs have evolved, Sara has taken a lead role in program development as a curriculum designer,facilitator, and managing director. With 15 years’ experience in adult education, five years as an organization development consultant, and broad expertise in the fields of communication, adult learning, and creativity, Sara specializes in the articulation and display of complex concepts, and design and facilitation of high-engagement learning experiences for adult learners.

Josh Warburg, MPA

Advancement Associate

Josh has experience working with several local nonprofits on projects related to organizational sustainability, social media and marketing, program design and evaluation, and data analysis. A native of Sacramento, CA, Josh earned a BA in Anthropology from UC Davis and an MA in Public Administration from the Monterey Institute of International Studies, and served for two years as a Corps Member and Team Leader in the AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps.

Valerie Young

Outreach Director, Caring Economy Campaign

Valerie carries the message and mission of the Caring Economy framework to advocates and policy makers in Washington DC and throughout the country. Immersed in public policy as it pertains to women's status, especially the impact of family care on women's economic status, Valerie is committed to social justice, family economic security, and income equality. Her work appears extensively in social media, @WomanInDC on Twitter, Your (Wo)Man in Washington and on Facebook. She also has written for The Shriver Report, Brain/Child Magazine, and is frequently featured on BlogHer.com as well as the CPS and CEC blogs.