John Seibyl, M.D., Co-founder, Director and President

John Seibyl, M.D., Co-founder, Director and President

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jen Zehler, Director of the Center for Children's Spirituality

Jen Zehler, Director of the Center for Children's Spirituality

 

 

 

 

 

Peter Schuller, Senior Fellow, Center for Integrated Research

Peter Schuller, Senior Fellow, Center for Integrated Research

 
Catherine Seibyl, MSN, MPH, Co-founder and Director

Catherine Seibyl, MSN, MPH, Co-founder and Director

 
Rev. Sharon Gracen, Co-founder and Director

Rev. Sharon Gracen, Co-founder and Director

 

 

 

Dr. Seibyl serves as Chairman of the Board and President of the Institute, and Senior Scientist in the Center for Integrative Research. He is the founder, Executive Director, and Senior Scientist at the Institute for Neurodegenerative Disorders, having previously served as Chief of the Section of Nuclear Medicine, Yale University School of Medicine. He is also the co-founder and President, Molecular Neuroimaging, LLC and now Managing Partner at Invicro, Inc., a clinical and non-clinical imaging research services firm serving Pharma and biotech companies. He received his undergraduate degree at Yale College and completed his medical degree at Case-Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio.  Dr. Seibyl trained as a post-doctoral fellow in Psychiatry and Nuclear Medicine at Yale University School of Medicine. He is boarded-certified in both specialities. Dr. Seibyl has won numerous grants and contracts in the context of his work in brain imaging, publishing over 250 articles, book chapters, and case reports. He was awarded the 2015 Kuhl-Lassen Award by the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging for outstanding contributions to the advancement of molecular imaging. 

Ms. Zehler is a certified teacher and most recently worked at the national award winning Breakthrough Magnet School in Hartford CT. Jen received her undergraduate degree in Early Childhood Education at New Jersey City University and her Master's Degree in Mindfulness Studies at Lesley University. She is also a graduate of the Women's Leadership Institute program at Hartford Seminary. Jen completed the teacher training with Inward Bound Mindfulness Education (iBme) and is a Qualified Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) teacher, and has received training in Mindful Schools, and the Mindful Life curriculum. She also has a certification in Restorative Justice Circle Keeping from Planning Change and has completed Trauma training for working with youth through The Center for Adolescent Studies. Jen resides in Branford CT. and enjoys biking, hiking, creative arts, and reading. Email

 

Peter Schuller is a systems scientist whose professional career has been spent as a lawyer, investment banker, management consultant, business school adjunct professor, and senior corporate executive for a public company. In 2007 he founded the Institute for Applied Theology and Science and spent the next five years doing research in neuroscience, complexity science, Information Theory, and network science. In 2012, he directed that research toward the innovation of new tools for organizational development and the design of "Knowledge Networks", which he describes in his recently published book, The New World of Networked Thinking. Recently, he started Intelligent Ideation, Inc. to design and market a novel, information-centric approach to leadership and organizational development. Peter grew up in Beirut, Lebanon, speaks French, and has traveled to more than 40 countries, so he brings a cross-cultural, global perspective to the challenge of organizational leadership. Email

Catherine Seibyl served as an Associate Director of the Northeast Program Evaluation, Department of Veterans Affairs where she oversaw the evaluation of VA residential treatment programs for veterans with severe mental illnesses and substance abuse problems. Formerly, Cathy worked as a pediatric nurse practitioner in Cleveland, Ohio. She received her masters in pediatric nursing at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio and subsequently received a masters degree in public health from Yale University in New Haven, CT.  She is also a certified Godly Play (R) Teacher and was a central part of the initial implementation of the program at Trinity Episcopal Church Branford, CT more than 12 years ago.  Currently, Cathy serves as Director of Pastoral Care Ministry, Trinity Episcopal Church Branford, CT and continues to teach Godly Play (R).  For more about Godly Play (R) visit http://www.godlyplayfoundation.org/ 

Rev. Gracen is the Rector of Trinity Church, Branford, where she serves a congregation of 400 members and preaches on matters of science, religion, and spirituality. She also currently serves as a President of Branford Cares, Inc., a non-profit company dedicated to serving the basic needs of Branford residents.