The STAR Foundation is governed by a Board of Directors, all of whom have attended at least one STAR retreat.
Pat serves as the current chairman of the Board and has been a member of the STAR staff since 1988. Her past experience has been in research and development for a high-tech firm; as a portfolio manager for a financial firm; and as executive director for a classical music organization. Her volunteer work includes establishing a girls' softball league, developing a modern language program for elementary school children, and providing administrative support for the Association for Prenatal and Perinatal Psychology and Health international congresses. She served as president for the San Luis Obispo Girls' Softball League and for the Mozart Festival of San Luis Obispo.
Barbara is the founder, President and Clinical Director of the STAR Foundation. She is also Vice President of the Association for Prenatal and Perinatal Psychology and Health and a founding member of the International Association for Regression Research and Therapies, Inc. Barbara is a graduate of Stanford University, and has been in private practice since 1976. She is trained in a variety of experiential therapies, has over 40 years of experience, and is regarded as one of the leading authorities in the area of pre and perinatal psychology. Barbara has produced two videos, Journey to be Born and The Psychology of Birth, both of which document the psychological importance of the intra-uterine and perinatal experience.
Diana is the Secretary and Executive Director of the STAR Foundation. She has served on the STAR Foundation Board since its inception in 1983. With 36 years of management experience, including research and teaching programs at the University of California, San Francisco; operations and dining services at the Pocket Ranch Institute; and the STAR Foundation administration, she is responsible for enrollment, site selection, and all administrative aspects of the STAR Foundation. Diana received a B.A. from the University of California in 1971 in Cellular Biology, and subsequently completed her post-graduate work at the University of California, San Francisco. She has worked closely with Barbara Findeisen and the STAR Foundation since 1978.
Bill has a B.S. in Mathematics from Middle Tennessee State University, and is President and CEO of The Comfort Group, Inc., a commercial/industrial mechanical construction and building automation firm with offices in Tennessee and Alabama. His past Board positions include: Director, The Branch Group, Roanoke, Virginia; President, Tennessee Construction Coalition; President, Associated Builders and Contractors, Tennessee; and Chairman, Brentwood Academy. Bill has previously served as STAR Foundation's Chairman, and is now its Treasurer.
Chris is President of CB Builders, Inc., a member of the Board of Trustees for the Madison-Morgan Cultural Center, chairman and trustee of a private nonprofit foundation, and a member of the Board of Directors of Canine Assistants, Inc. He graduated from the University of Georgia in 1961 with a B.A. degree, and from the School of Banking at Louisiana State University in 1970. Chris has significant business experience in the banking, retail, and construction industries.
Mo has been a facilitator at STAR since 2004 is very committed to and passionate about the STAR Process and its philosophy. He is a graduate of University of the South, Sewanee, TN, with a BA degree in Economics. As the owner of Benefit Resources, he provides consulting to businesses regarding their employee benefits and retirement plans, as well as financial planning with business owners and individuals. Mo has earned several professional designations including Chartered Financial Consultant, Chartered Life Underwriter, and Fellow, Life Management Institute. Mo has served as an officer and board member of several non-profit and public service organizations.
Patsy is a retired Professor of accounting and information systems at the University of South Carolina Aiken. She is a graduate of Hendrix College, Conway, AR, (BA, Economics); and Louisiana Tech University (MBA and DBA, Quantitative Analysis). She is a CPA. Focusing her academic research in global business citizenship, business ethics, and non-financial performance, especially on business behaviors and how they impact the human condition, she co-authored Global Business Citizenship (2006) ME Sharp with D. J. Wood, J. M. Logsdon, and K. Davenport. She has served numerous community and non-profit organizations as officer and director, including as a founding member of the academic association "International Association for Business and Society." Currently she serves as Director for Southern Bank & Trust and the Juilliard in Aiken Music Festival. She sincerely values the opportunity to serve on STAR staff and as a Director, and is deeply committed to ongoing personal transformation process in her own life as well.
Candace is a member of STAR Foundation leadership team. She is a graduate of the University of Phoenix. She obtained her Master of Social Work degree from Arizona State University in 1991, and post-Masters training in Gestalt therapy. Candace is certified in Grief and Bereavement. She has experience working with trauma, training in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy for Borderline Personality Disorder, and has done grief workshops with Native Americans in Arizona. Candace has been in private practice in Tempe, Arizona, since 1994 and on the STAR staff since 2000.
Jeff serves as legal counsel for the STAR Foundation. He attended a STAR retreat in 1996 and has since made STAR an important part of his life, serving on the Board and as a staff member since 1999. As a graduate of New York University School of Law, Jeff practiced tax law until his recent retirement. He is listed in Best Lawyers in America and has been so listed since its inception. He resides in Atlanta and donates legal services to non-profits which support causes and missions for whom he shares a passion.