Board of Directors
Kitty Edwards is the Executive Director of The Living & Dying Consciously Project. She is an Ayni Energy practitioner who works with those that 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 Preparing for Death as a Rite of Passage. Kitty is a Certified HeartMath® Resilient Advantage™ Trainer.
Janelle is a Director of Corporate Marketing Communications for a technology company 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, MDiv, MD is a psychiatrist who trained in energy medicine with native healers from South America. He holds a Master's Degree in Divinity from the Southeastern Theological Seminary. He is certified to teach Dying Consciously: The Greatest Journey by the Institute of Energy Medicine and The Four Winds Society.
Deborah Owen-Sohocki, MS, LPC is an international teacher and trainer. She is a Certified HeartMath® Resilient Advantage™Trainer & Coach, Soul Collage® facilitator, Positive Discipline Lead Trainer, and Archetypal Trainer of Caroline Myss' Certification program. She is a graduate of the Light Body School of The Four Winds Society and certified teacher of Dying Consciously: The Greatest Journey. Deborah serves on the mentoring committee of the Positive Discipline Association and as a Heart Ambassador with the Fyera Foundation, she is part of Operation Big Sister: a media and curriculum project to end human trafficking. Her passion is facilitating people to live consciously by connecting their hearts and brains to face life's challenges with resiliency and serenity.
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.
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 Elevation Hospice. She is also inspired to foster a more intentional and empowering “life” experience for those still living and is an Energy Healing Practitioner. Kathleen continues her 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 with Church of the Holy Family and facilitates a weekly meditation Satsang.
Past Board Members
Theodosia Southern is the founder and managing principal for the Center for Executive Leadership (CEL). For 22 years she has been helping 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 comes from a culture with rich tradition in honoring death and the departed (Greece), rich with mythic stories about the Great Unknown. She is a graduate of the Light Body School of The Four Winds Society, an NLP master practitioner and a licensed HBDI facilitator (brain research-based leadership tool). 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 and 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. During rides on her beloved motorbike, Lee-Anne is reminded of the wisdom gifted by the ups and downs of life's journey: "Fear doesn't keep you from dying - it keeps you from living. Lean in. Always look where you want to go. Choose joy!"