Board & Advisors

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.

Board of Trustees

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    Andrew Zolli


    Andrew Zolli is an acclaimed thought-leader, advisor, author and social innovator working at the intersection of foresight, …

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    Monica Winsor

    Vice Chair

    Monica Winsor is an independent consultant to individuals and social beneficiary organizations with a focus on Africa, globa …

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    Bennett M. Shapiro


    Bennett M. Shapiro, M.D. is Secretary of the Garrison Ins>titute Board of Trustees. He is a Senior Partner and Chairman …

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    Will Rogers


    Will Rogers is President and CEO of The Trust for Public Land (TPL), a national nonprofit that conserves land for people to …

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    Lisette Cooper

    Lisette Cooper is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Athena Capital Advisors, an investment advisory firm serving pr …

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    Ruth Cummings

    Ruth Cummings has pursued a career reflecting her love of the arts, both professionally and as a volunteer and advisor to ar …

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    Rachel Gutter

    Rachel Gutter is Senior Vice President of Knowledge at the U.S. Green Building Council and Director of the Center for Green …

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    Paul Hawken

    Paul Hawken has written seven books including four national bestsellers, The Next Economy (Ballantine, 1983), Growing a B …

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    Diana Calthorpe Rose

    Diana Calthorpe Rose is Founding President Emerita of the Garrison Institute, a non-profit organization located in Garrison …

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    Jonathan F. P. Rose

    Jonathan F. P. Rose’s business, public policy and not-for-profit work all focus on creating a more environmentally, sociall …

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    Sharon Salzberg

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

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    Dan Siegel

    Daniel J. Siegel received his medical degree from Harvard University and completed his postgraduate medical education at UCL …


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    Dan Goleman

    Dan Goleman was trained as a psychologist and worked as a science journalist at the New York Times. His 1995 book, Emotiona …

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    Peter Senge

    Peter Senge is the founding chairperson of SoL and a senior lecturer at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dr. Senge …

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    Frederick B. (Bart) Harvey III

    Frederick B. (Bart) Harvey III is a director of Fannie Mae under its Conservatorship and serves on a number of nonprofit Boa …

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    Betsy Taylor

    Betsy Taylor‘s consulting practice focuses on high-impact, catalytic initiatives to address climate change and promote a su …

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    Michael Lerner

    Michael Lerner, M.D., is President and co-founder of Commonweal, a health, environmental and educational center in Bolinas, C …

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    Mary Evelyn Tucker

    Mary Evelyn Tucker is a Senior Lecturer and Senior Scholar at Yale University where she has appointments in the School of Fo …

Spiritual Advisors

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    Father Thomas Keating

    Father Thomas Keating was born in New York City in 1923 and entered the Cistercian Order in Valley Falls, Rhode Island, in 19 …

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    Gelek Rimpoche

    Born in Lhasa, Tibet, in 1939, Kyabje Gelek Rimpoche was recognized as an incarnate lama at the age of four. Carefully tuto …