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Board of Directors

Susan M. Pollak, MTS, EdD, President
Susan is a clinical psychologist. She received a degree in Comparative Religion from Harvard Divinity School, her doctorate in Psychology from Harvard University, and her clinical training through Harvard Medical School. She has been a clinician, supervisor, and Instructor in Psychology at Harvard Medical School for over 20 years, specializing in the integration of meditation and psychotherapy. She is a founding member of the Center for Mindfulness and Compassion at Cambridge Health Alliance. Dr. Pollak has had a meditation and yoga practice since childhood. She is the co-editor, with Merry White, of The Cultural Transition (Routledge & Kegan Paul), contributing author to Mapping the Moral Domain, ed. Carol Gilligan, (Harvard Press), a contributing author to Evocative Objects, ed. Sherry Turkle (MIT Press), a contributing author to Mindfulness and Psychotherapy, Second Edition (Guilford Press), and co-editor, with Tom Pedulla and Ron Seigel, of Sitting Together: Essential Skills for Mindfulness Based Psychotherapy (Guilford Press).
Trudy A. Goodman, PhD, Guiding Teacher
Trudy is President and founder of InsightLA, a non-profit organization for secular mindfulness education and Vipassana meditation training . She teaches extensively in the field of meditation and psychotherapy at conferences and retreats nationwide. In 1995, she co-founded the very first Institute for Meditation and Psychotherapy in Cambridge, MA, where she lived and taught at the Cambridge Buddhist Association from 1991-98. Trudy has studied Buddhist meditation for 35 years, with Asian and Western teachers, and is also an affiliate teacher at Spirit Rock Meditation Center in Woodacre, California. She is a contributing author to Mindfulness and Psychotherapy (Guilford 2005) and Clinical Handbook of Mindfulness (Springer, 2008).
Susan T. Morgan, MSN, RN, CS, Secretary
Susan is a psychotherapist who teaches mindfulness meditation to individuals and groups, and consults with psychotherapists interested in deepening their meditation practice and therapeutic presence. Susan has practiced Buddhist meditation for 25 years, primarily in the Theravada tradition, and recently completed a 4-year retreat with her partner Bill. She has co-led mindfulness retreats and workshops for psychotherapists with Bill for the past 15 years. Lovingkindness and mindfulness of the body are integral to her teaching. Susan is a contributing author to Mindfulness and Psychotherapy, Second Edition
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Charles W. Styron, PsyD, Treasurer
Charles is a clinical psychologist in private practice in Watertown, Massachusetts, as well as a consulting psychologist for Caritas Norwood Hospital in Norwood and a Staff Member at Boston Health Care in Walpole. He splits his practice between individual psychotherapy for adults and neuropsychological assessments for adults and elderly patients. Dr. Styron has been a practitioner and teacher in the Shambhala and Tibetan Vajrayana Buddhist traditions for 37 years and is a contributing author to Mindfulness and Psychotherapy, Second EditionHe is also a former architect.
Paul R. Fulton, EdD, Director of Certificate Program
Paul is a clinical psychologist and founding member of IMP. He received his doctoral degree from Harvard University and his clinical training through Harvard Medical School at Cambridge Hospital. He was the clinical director of a large state psychiatric facility, and later the program director for a private psychiatric hospital, and director of mental health for a large managed care organization. Dr. Fulton has been teaching about psychology and meditation for many years and is author of a number of book chapters, and is a co-editor of Mindfulness and Psychotherapy, Second Edition. Dr. Fulton is also on the board of directors of the Barre Center for Buddhist Studies and maintains a private practice in Newton, Massachusetts.
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Christopher Germer, PhD, Program Director
Christopher is a clinical psychologist in the Boston area, specializing in mindfulness- and compassion-oriented psychotherapy. He is a Lecturer on Psychiatry, Part-Time, at Harvard Medical School and a founding faculty member of the Institute for Meditation and Psychotherapy. With Kristin Neff, PhD, Dr. Germer developed the empirically-supported, 8-week, Mindful Self-Compassion program. He conducts workshops and lectures internationally on mindfulness and self-compassion, is co-editor of Mindfulness and Psychotherapy and Wisdom and Compassion in Psychotherapy, and author of The Mindful Path to Self-Compassion, 
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Douglas Baker, LICSW, RYT
Invited by his friends to a first meditation retreat in 1996, Doug was shocked to discover the difficulty of focusing his attention and the repetitive, craving nature of his thoughts. But, he also heard the promise of freedom in the teachings, and has studied and practiced meditative yoga and Vipassana meditation on a daily basis since then. He is a certified Kripalu Yoga teacher, and survivor of countless residential meditation and yoga retreats. He teaches yoga, meditation, Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy and other mind/body methodoligies for organizations and private clients. He also offeres Mindfulness-based professional development and practice groups for clinicians. He guides private clients on intensive personal yoga, meditation and counseling intensives. His studies continue, as does the craziness of his thoughts, but he more frequently remembers he needn't believe what he thinks. His book on walking meditation, Five-Minute Mindfulness: Walking, was released in 2017. He joined the board of IMP in 2018.  
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Bill Morgan, PsyD
Bill is a clinical psychologist in private practice in Cambridge and Quincy MA. He is a founding board member of the Institute for Meditation and Psychotherapy, and has participated in 8 years of intensive retreats in the Theravada, Zen, and Tibetan schools of Buddhism during his forty years of meditation practice. He has led mindfulness retreats, workshops and courses for mental health professionals for the past 20 years. Bill is a contributing author to  Mindfulness and Psychotherapy, Second Edition.
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Andrew Olendzki, PhD
Andrew is a Buddhist scholar, teacher, and writer living in Amherst, MA. Trained at Lancaster University (UK), the University of Sri Lanka (Perediniya), and Harvard, he worked in leadership positions for 25 years in Barre, Massachusetts, first at the Insight Meditation Society and then at the Barre Center for Buddhist Studies. He has taught at various New England colleges (including Amherst, Brandeis, Hampshire, Harvard, Lesley, and Smith), and spent two years at the Mind & Life Institute working on their Mapping the Mind project. Andrew has contributed chapters to many books on Buddhist psychology, writes regularly for Tricycle: The Buddhist Review, and is the author of Unlimiting Mind: The radically experiential psychology of Buddhism (Wisdom, 2010). He is currently the senior scholar at the Integrated Dharma Institute, and a second book of his essays will be published by Wisdom in 2016.
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Tom Pedulla, LICSW
Tom is a clinical social worker in private practice in Arlington, Massachusetts. In addition to working with individual adults, he also leads Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy groups for people struggling with depression and anxiety. A practitioner of meditation in the Vipassana tradition since 1987, Tom is a contributing author of Mindfulness and Psychotherapy, Second Edition, and a co-author, with Ron Seigel and Susan Pollak, of Sitting Together: Essential Skills for Mindfulness Based Psychotherapy.
Meghan Searl, PhD, ABPP-CN
Meghan is a board-certified clinical neuropsychologist at Brigham & Women’s Hospital and in private practice in Brookline, MA.  She co-authored The Dysexecutive Syndromes with Kirk Daffner, MD in the 2008 Handbook Of Clinical Neurology.  She is also a student of Tibetan Buddhism, practicing in the traditions of Dzogchen and Mahamudra.
Ronald D. Siegel, PsyD
Ron is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychology, part time, at Harvard Medical School, where he has taught for over 30 years. He teaches internationally about mindfulness and psychotherapy and mind/body treatment, has worked for many years in community mental health with inner city children and families, and maintains a private clinical practice in Lincoln, Massachusetts. Ron is coauthor of the self-treatment guide Back Sense: A Revolutionary Approach to Halting the Cycle of Chronic Back Pain, which integrates Western and Eastern approaches for treating chronic back pain; coeditor of Mindfulness and Psychotherapy, Second Edition, author of The Mindfulness Solution: Everyday Practices for Everyday Problems, co-editor of Wisdom and Compassion in Psychotherapy, co-author of Sitting Together: Essential Skills for Mindfulness Based Psychotherapyand professor for The Science of Mindfulness: A Research-Based Path to Well-Being produced by The Great Courses.
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Janet L. Surrey, PhD
Janet is a clinical psychologist, a clinical assistant professor at NYU Medical School Department of Psychiatry, and a Founding Scholar of the Jean Baker Miller Training Institute at the Stone Center, Wellesley College. She completed the Community Dharma Leader Training at Spirit Rock Meditation Center in 2008 and is currently teaching Insight Dialogue retreats worldwide through the Metta Programs Foundation with Gregory Kramer. Dr. Surrey has been consulting and teaching Relational-Cultural Theory nationally and internationally for over 30 years, and has been working to synthesize Buddhist and relational psychology. She has co-authored or co-edited a number of books, including Women's Growth in Connection (Guilford Press), Women's Growth in Diversity, Mothering Against the Odds: Diverse Voices of Contemporary Mothers (Guilford Press), We Have to Talk: Healing Dialogues Between Women and Men (Basic Books), a contributing author to Mindfulness and Psychotherapy, {First and} Second Edition, and the play Bill W. and Dr. Bob: The Story of the Founding of Alcoholics Anonymous (Samuel French). Her latest book The Buddha's Wife: The Path of Awakening Together, coauthored with Samuel Shem, was published in June 2015.
Laura M Warren, MD
Laura is a board certified psychiatrist and Part-Time Instructor at Harvard Medical School. She works as an outpatient psychiatrist and is involved in teaching mindfulness at Cambridge Health Alliance (CHA), and is on the leadership team of CHA's Center for Mindfulness and Compassion (CMC). She completed IMP's Meditation and Psychotherapy Certificate program in 2009, and has pursued training in MBCT, MBSR, and MTPC (Mindfulness Training for Primary Care). She worked for five years as a psychiatric consultant in the primary care setting at CHA, and has been involved in teaching mindfulness to primary care patients, as well as teaching doctors-in-training about mindfulness. Her other professional interests include acupuncture, the mind-body relationship, and holistic approaches to mental health care.
Christopher Willard, PsyD
Christopher is a psychologist and educational consultant based in Boston specializing in mindfulness. He has been practicing mindfulness for nearly 20 years, and leads mindfulness workshops internationally. He currently serves on the board of directors at the Institute for Meditation and Psychotherapy, and the Mindfulness in Education Network. His thoughts on mental health have been featured in The New York Times,, and he blogs at Dr. Willard is the author of Child’s Mind (2010), Growing Up Mindful (2016), and three other books, with three more on the way. He teaches at Harvard Medical School. When not working, he enjoys time with family, travel, cooking, eating, reading, writing, hiking and any combination of these he can manage.
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