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 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 through Mindful Schools and Mindful Life. 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. She is currently enrolled in Spirit Rock’s Community Dharma Leader program. Jen resides both in Branford CT. and at The Insight Meditation Society in Barre, MA. She enjoys biking, hiking, creative arts, and reading. Email
Nicole Giannetta is the newest member of the TIANS team and serves as Outreach Liaison with the Connecticut shoreline community. She is a single parent of 3 young children, ages 11, 8 and 2. She believes in the simplicity of life and is passionate about organic living, from the food on our tables to the way children experience life. Her three children are most comfortable outdoors, where their imaginations are as boundless as their environments. She is honored to share her love of nature and animals as a source for spiritual exploration and growth. She believes that all children should have the freedoms and curiosities of past generations so as to guide them into mature individuals living lives of character and compassion. 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 is co-Director and co-Benefactor of the Trinity Institute of Applied Neuroscience and Spirituality. She attended Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, OH where she received both a bachelors and masters degree in nursing, and subsequently received a masters degree in public health from Yale University in New Haven, CT. She has worked as a pediatric nurse practitioner, overseen the evaluation of residential treatment programs for veterans with mental illnesses at the Department of Veterans Affairs, and has implemented and overseen the Godly Play program at Trinity Episcopal Church in Branford, CT.
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.