Phil Wolfson MD was Principal Investigator for the MAPS sponsored Phase 2, FDA approved 18-person study of MDMA Assisted Psychotherapy for individuals with significant anxiety due to life threatening illnesses. His clinical practice with ketamine has informed his leadership role in the development of Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy. Phil’s book The Ketamine Papers has been published by MAPS and is the seminal work in the burgeoning ketamine arena.
Phil is a sixties activist, psychiatrist/psychotherapist, writer, practicing Buddhist and psychonaut who has lived in the Bay Area for 38 years. He is the author of Noe – A Father/Son Song of Love, Life, Illness and Death (2011, North Atlantic Books). In the 1980s, he participated in clinical research with MDMA (Ecstasy). He has been awarded five patents for unique herbal medicines. He is a journalist and author of numerous articles on politics, transformation, psychedelics, consciousness and spirit, and was a founding member of the Heffter Research Institute. Phil has taught in the graduate psychology programs at JFK University, CIIS and the UCSF School of Medicine Department of Psychiatry.
Monica Winsor is an independent consultant to individuals and social beneficiary organizations with a focus on integrative health, consciousness and poverty alleviation. In 2005 she co-founded Inspired Philanthropy Group (IPG), providing strategic philanthropic advice, innovative fundraising, and cause-related marketing to individuals, foundations, and non-profit organizations. Prior to IPG Monica co-created the 6 Villages campaign for FXB International and was a founding vice- chair of the Women Moving Millions campaign.
Monica is Vice Chair of The Synergos Institute, a global organization that convenes diverse stakeholders to solve complex issues around poverty and inequity, and is co-chair of Synergos’ Global Philanthropy Circle. She is Chair of Grammy winning singer Angelique Kidjo’s Batonga Foundation and a board member of The Garrison Institute, (former Chair), The Terracycle Foundation, The William H. Donner Foundation and Donner Canadian Foundation.
A graduate of Brown University and yoga teacher and yoga therapist for many years, Monica uses the principles of yoga as a basis for work with individuals and organizations. She recently completed the Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy (KAP) training and lives and practices in New York City.
Julane Andries is a practicing psychotherapist in Marin County, Ca. She worked in acute care medicine before becoming a marriage family therapist. She is an investigator in the MAPS Phase 3 study using MDMA assisted psychotherapy for severe PTSD in San Francisco. She was the principle co-therapist for the MAPS sponsored, Phase 2 MDMA assisted psychotherapy study for individuals suffering from anxiety with life-threatening illness. She has been a pioneer in the development of Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy.
Her work is unique and is creative to the psychotherapy process using this medicine. She, along with others on their team, treats patients with treatment resistant depression, first line depression, anxiety and PTSD, as well as those seeking transformation.
She and Dr. Wolfson have founded a non-profit, Ketamine Research Foundation, whose mission is to provide training for practitioners, collect data to track outcomes with Ketamine therapy, starting a new protocol for using KAP for those diagnosed with a life threatening illness, and those in palliative and hospice care, research in lactating women and ketamine for post-partum depression, ketamine for PMS and other projects. Julane is also co-founder of the Ketamine Training Center and helps lead trainings across the country teaching practitioners in the skills used in KAP.
The first journal article for outcomes in KAP using data from our practice and 2 other associated practices has just been accepted for publication: Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy (KAP): Patient Demographics, Clinical Data and Outcomes in Three Large Practices Administering Ketamine with Psychotherapy.
Julane has a passionate interest in understanding trauma, its impact on the mind and body, and in stimulating the healing process.
Co-Founder and Co-Therapist of KAP
Leader in the Ketamine Training Center
Ketamine Research Foundation – Board officer
Research in outcomes for KAP
Phase 2 and Phase 3 – Investigator/Co-therapist FDA trial for MDMA Assisted Psychotherapy for Severe PTSD and Life-Threatening Illness
Seth Taube is co-Chief Executive Officer and co-Chairman of the Board of Directors of Medley Management Inc. (NYSE: MDLY), a credit asset management firm.
Mr. Taube also serves as Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of Directors of Sierra Income Corporation, a non-traded business development company (“BDC”), and Director of Medley Capital Corporation (NYSE: MCC), a BDC.
Mr. Taube started his career with Morgan Stanley and Tiger Management prior to forming Medley. He received a BA from Harvard University, an M.Litt. in Economics from St. Andrew’s University in the United Kingdom, where he was a Rotary Foundation Fellow, and an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. Mr. Taube is a Director of the MPower Foundation.
As X’s Cultural Alchemist, Gina is responsible for leading Culture for Alphabet’s Moonshot Factory. Prior to joining X, Gina was a Senior Diversity Manager at Google, where she led innovative diversity programs including designing Google’s first Immerse Virtual Reality educational series exploring racial identity. Before Google, she founded her own leadership development training practice, Genuine Insights Inc. She is the best selling author of Practical Genius.
In 2016 she was an Aspen Fellow and also served on the Generation Listen Advisory Board for National Public Radio. In 2015, she was appointed to be the Chief Inspiration Officer for the Entrepreneurial Barbie by Mattel Inc. and in 2014 the National Association of Women’s Business Owners awarded her with their Hall of Fame award.
Gina has a BA in English Literature from Binghamton University and is a National Urban Fellow holding a MPA from Baruch College. She lives in San Carlos with her son and is a happy vegan.
Ray Foote is a certified professional coach and co-founder and CEO of an award winning music production company Big Foote Music & Sound.
Ray has spent his career at the intersection of creativity, design, technology and mindful leadership. He is an executive coach working with entrepreneurs, teams and leaders to find their authentic voice as leaders. A lifelong musician and composer, Ray utilizes improvisation as a model to explore complex systems and transformational change. Ray was also the on the board of the Rainbow Club, a camp for children with Type 1 diabetes and served as the Vice President of the Association of Music Producers.
Ray studied music and computer science at Bennington College and holds his degree from UNC in Chapel Hill in Radio, Television and Motion Pictures. He recently completed the Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy training, lives and works in New York City and Becket, Massachusetts.
Jeff Leifer is a social entrepreneur, philanthropic advisor and impact investor.
Jeff leads Circadian Labs, a values-driven strategic consultancy and experience lab that builds scalable, transformational projects across the digital and social landscape.
Prior to launching Circadian, Jeff pioneered financing reforms to safeguard taxpayers, establishing his own investment banking firm to increase transparency and fortify public finance accountability.
Jeff also formed a boutique venture advisory firm (Sustainable Capital Group), providing resources and strategic mentoring to high-tech start-ups.
Advancing his belief that the new generation of young leaders will be pivotal to advancing more integrated economic models, Jeff developed an executive coaching toolkit to develop leadership that truly values the health and wellbeing of individuals, communities, and the planet. He has guest lectured at Stanford Business School, Yale School of Management and the University of California.
Jeff has served on the board of Harvard Divinity Schoolʼs Business Leadership Program on Public Values working alongside storied iconoclasts from Norman Lear to Cornel West and co-founded the Southern California branch of Business for Social Responsibility. Jeff holds an MBA from Yale University and a bachelorʼs from University of California, San Diego.