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Board of Directors ​


Kitty Edwards 

Kitty Edwards is an Ayni Energy practitioner who works with those who know they are dying. She is a graduate of Core Shamanism designed by Sandra Ingerman and the Master’s Program of the Light Body School of The Four Winds Society.  She is the co-founder of the No Regrets Project and Conversations on Death in Boulder, Colorado.  She teaches Conscious Transitions: Living with Dying and Death: A Rite of Passage. Kitty is a Certified HeartMath® Resilient Advantage™ Trainer, an author and a master teacher.

Deborah Owen-Sohocki


Deborah Owen-Sohocki, MS, LPC is an author, international teacher and trainer. She is a Certified HeartMath® Resilient Advantage Trainer & Coach, Encouragement Consultant Master Trainer, Positive Discipline Lead Trainer, and Archetypal Trainer of Caroline Myss’ Certification program. Deborah is a Global Mentor for the Positive Discipline Association and the Encouragement Consultant Organization. As a trained shaman and a licensed psychotherapist, she specializes in trauma, grief, and loss. Her passion is helping people to live courageously by consciously connecting their hearts, brains, and bodies to face life’s challenges with resiliency and serenity.

Janelle Aune


Janelle is a marketing and communications executive for a hospital in Denver, Colorado. She is a graduate of the Light Body School of the Four Winds Society and a certified teacher in Dying Consciously: The Greatest Journey. As a hospice volunteer, she is trained to work with the unique needs of veterans in their end of life journey by the Twilight Brigade. She is also in the Death and Grief Studies certification process, studying under Alan Wolfelt at the Center for Loss and Life Transitions in Ft. Collins, Colorado.

Jeffery Black


Jeffery Black, MDiv, MD, CAS is a psychiatrist who trained in energy medicine with native healers from South America and through The Four Winds Society.  He holds a Master's Degree in Divinity from the Southeastern Theological Seminary and a Clinical Ayurvedic Specialist Degree from the California College of Ayurveda. His work focuses on grief, trauma and death and dying.

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Lila Chase  


Lila Chase, MA is a special education curriculum developer. After a personal loss, Lila took a Conscious Transitions: Living with Dying workshop. She then completed the certificate program in the Art of Dying: Integrative Thanatology in NYC. During this training she focused on grief and living with loss. Lila is excited to continue her journey as both a student and teacher in the death, dying and grieving space. 

Kathleen Gorman 


Kathleen Gorman, MDiv, left an accounting and financial management profession to pursue a calling as a soul companion for those in transition and is a Spiritual Care Provider for Gateway Hospice of Colorado.  She is also inspired to foster a more intentional and empowering “life” experience for those still living and is an Energy Healing Practitioner. Kathleen received training with the Pachakuti Mesa Tradition and is a Pachakuti Mesa Carrier.  She also is a graduate of the Light Body School of The Four Winds Society. Kathleen is an Ecumenical Catholic Priest retired from parish ministry and facilitates a weekly meditation Satsang.

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Savannah Helm


Savannah Helm is an energy medicine practitioner who utilizes a blend of shamanic techniques to best assist her clients. She founded True North Energy Healing in Golden, Colorado where she offers a grounded, calming and sensible approach to healing. Savannah has a BS in Marketing from Texas A&M University and works in nutrition publishing. 

Matthew Quiat


Matthew Quiat has more than 30 years of experience as a successful small business owner, entrepreneur in high-end retail operations, marketing and associated financial governance. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in marketing from the University of Denver. He is also a graduate of the Light Body School of The Four Winds Society and a certified teacher of Dying Consciously: The Greatest Journey.


Former Board Members

Theodosia Southern


Theodosia Southern is the founder and managing principal for the Center for Executive Leadership (CEL). For over two decades,  she has helped healthcare, service and media organizations unlock their inherent wisdom and talent pool to develop resilient, visionary and effective leaders who can handle complex challenges with courage, efficacy and grace. She is a graduate of the Light Body School of The Four Winds Society, an NLP master practitioner and a licensed HBDI facilitator. She has been a student and teacher of the transformational power of myth and mythic mapping for 20 years. She creates ceremonies for individuals going through life transitions, and for those souls who are 'crossing over'. She teaches in the US & Europe.

Lee-Anne Kennedy, RN


Lee-Anne Kennedy is the Founder & Executive Director of StepsCount Inc., a company focused on inspiring health through research and innovation.  She is a HeartMath® Clinician, Reiki Master, shamanic practitioner and certified teacher of Dying Consciously: The Greatest Journey.  A graduate of the Light Body School of The Four Winds Society, she continues her studies with the Q'ero elders in Peru and The Foundation for Shamanic Studies. 

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