Board of Trustees

The Garrison Institute is governed by a Board of Trustees composed of prominent leaders in contemplative, religious, scholarly, scientific and advocacy fields.  We are profoundly grateful for their talent, commitment and guidance.

Diana Calthorpe Rose, Chair

drose80Diana Calthorpe Rose is Founding President Emerita of the Garrison Institute, a non-profit organization located in Garrison, New York whose mission is to apply the transformative power of contemplation to today's pressing social and environmental concerns, helping build a more compassionate, resilient future.

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Rabbi Rachel B. Cowan

Rachel-Cowan-IJS Rachael 160Rabbi Rachel Cowan is Senior Fellow and Co-Founder of the Institute for Jewish Spirituality (IJS), an organization that works with rabbis, cantors, educators and lay leaders to deepen the spiritual dimension...

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Monica Winsor, Vice Chair

monica-winsor-75Monica Winsor is an independent consultant to individuals and social beneficiary organizations with a focus on Africa, global health, integrative health, human rights and women's rights. She is...

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Ruth Cummings

rsorensen_80Ruth Cummings has pursued a career reflecting her love of the arts, both professionally and as a volunteer and advisor to artists and non-profit art organizations...

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Will Rogers, Treasurer

wrogers_160Will Rogers is President and CEO of the Trust for Public Land (TPL), a national nonprofit that conserves land for people to enjoy as parks, playgrounds, community gardens...

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Paul Hawken

paul_hawken_tPaul Hawken has written seven books including four national bestsellers, The Next Economy (Ballantine, 1983), Growing a Business (Simon and Schuster, 1987)...

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Bennett M. Shapiro, Secretary

bshapiro_160Bennett M. Shapiro, M.D. is Secretary of the Garrison Institute Board of Trustees. He is a Senior Partner and Chairman of PureTech Ventures and a consultant in the field of biotechnology...

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Jonathan F. P. Rose

jrose_160Jonathan F.P. Rose's business, public policy and not-for-profit work all focus on creating a more environmentally, socially and economically responsible world...

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Peter J. Miscovich

miscovich_80Peter J. Miscovich is an executive management consultant focused upon Corporate Strategy and Workplace Transformation solutions for Fortune 100 companies...

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Sharon Salzberg

ssalzberg_160Sharon Salzberg has been a student of Buddhism since 1971, and has been leading meditation retreats worldwide since 1974...

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Lisette Cooper

Lisette-Cooper-80Lisette Cooper is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Athena Capital Advisors, an investment advisory firm serving private clients, foundations, and endowments. As CEO, Lisette heads the Investment Committee...

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Dr. Daniel J. Siegel

dan-siegel-80Daniel J. Siegel received his medical degree from Harvard University and completed his postgraduate medical education at UCLA with training in pediatrics and child, adolescent and adult psychiatry. He served as a National Institute of Mental Health Research Fellow at UCLA...

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