This conference is endorsed by the A. K. Rice Institute for the Study of Social Systems  and sponsored by: 

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Staff

 

Staff design and manage the conference as a whole and take up consulting roles during conference events. Asmanagement, staff serve the primary task by managing the boundaries of conference events, particularly in relation to time, task and territory. Staff do not manage the participants or their behavior, but instead collectively manage the boundary conditions that allow the participants freedom to engage  the primary task as they choose and as they authorize themselves and each other to do.

 

Asconsultants, staff serve the primary task by linking their own experiences to the activities of the conference and offering working hypotheses and reflections that explore the unconscious aspects of the organizational behavior that is emerging. In these roles, staff are actively involved in the life of the conference.

 

Their interpretations focus on group level dynamics rather than on the individual, and on unconscious as well as conscious dynamics. Attempting to articulate unconscious group level dynamics is an unusual activity and may seem strange to those unfamiliar with this approach.

The ways in which staff work are always open for examination. A final list of staff will be provided at registration.

 

Directorate

Suma Jacob, MD, PhD

Director

Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Pediatrics at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. Director of Autism Research, multidisciplinary team programs in developmental, clinical and social neuroscience. Adjunct Faculty, Mayo Clinic. Member, Group Relations International (GRI).

Associate, A.K. Rice Institute.

Evangeline Sarda, JD

Associate Director 

Associate Clinical Professor of Law, Boston College Law School.  Director, Prosecution Clinic; Co-Director, Criminal Justice Clinic. Co-creator, Group Relations International (GRI) and Group Relations International-East (GRI-E). Treasurer, the Research and Education Collaborative with Al-Quds University (RECA). Cohort 16, Boston College Leadership for Change Program. Past Postgraduate Fellow, Massachusetts Institute for Psychoanalysis (MIP). Member, New York Center for the Study of Groups, Organizations, & Social Systems. Associate, A.K. Rice Institute.

Tyler Bean, CPA, CFE

Director of Administration

Senior Consultant, Forensic & Integrity Services, EY. Member, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Member, Association of Certified Fraud Examiners. Board Treasurer, Center for the Study of Groups and Social Systems (CSGSS). Consultant in Training and Associate, A.K. Rice Institute. Conference Administrator, Group Relations International. Board of Ambassadors, Silver Lining Mentoring. Graduate of Boston College Carroll School of Management.

 

Administrative Team

Tyler Bean, CPA, CFE

Director of Administration

Senior Consultant, Forensic & Integrity Services, EY. Member, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Member, Association of Certified Fraud Examiners. Board Treasurer, Center for the Study of Groups and Social Systems (CSGSS). Consultant in Training and Associate, A.K. Rice Institute. Conference Administrator, Group Relations International. Board of Ambassadors, Silver Lining Mentoring. Graduate of Boston College Carroll School of Management.

Yaro Fong-Olivares, MS

Administrator

Consultant, Community Resource Exchange. Graduate of Barnard College and the New School. President, Executive Committee, New York Center for the Study of Groups, Organizations & Social Systems.

Jared Wright

Administrator

Senior Program Coordinator, Program for Professional Education, Harvard Graduate School of Education. Producer, Art Director and Actor, Boston Experimental Theater. Master’s degree candidate, Harvard Graduate School of Education. CELTA Certificate, Teaching House and Cambridge University.  Member, Center for the Study of Groups and Social Systems (CSGSS).

 

Consultants

Justin Brogden, JD

Title IX Investigator, Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Principal at Brogden Legal. Private Attorney for the Committee for Public Counsel Services Children and Family Law Division. Bachelor of Arts, Oberlin College. Juris Doctor, Boston College Law School.

Frank Dwyer,

MA, MPA, MSt, MSW

Faculty, English and Criminal Justice Programs, Molloy College, NY. Board Member, New York City Civilian Complaint Review Board. Consults to police departments throughout the United States. Served for 30 years in the New York City Police Department. Member, Harvard Club of New York. Member, Honor Legion, NYPD. Member, New York Center for the Study of Groups, Organizations & Social Systems. Associate, A.K. Rice Institute.

Suma Jacob, MD, PhD

Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Pediatrics at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. Director of Autism Research, multidisciplinary team programs in developmental, clinical and social neuroscience. Adjunct Faculty, Mayo Clinic. Member, Group Relations International (GRI). Associate, A.K. Rice Institute.

Associate Director for Executive Education and Leadership Coaching, School of Leadership and Education Sciences, University of San Diego. Leadership Consultant and Executive Coach, International Institute for Management Development (IMD), Switzerland and Judge Business School, Cambridge University, U.K. Co-Founder and Executive Director, Group Relations International. Associate and Fellow, A.K. Rice Institute. More than 25 years of Group Relations experience.

René Molenkamp, PhD

Kate Regan, PhD

President, Kairos Consulting Group. Proprietor, The Spruce Moose Inn, Roslyn, WA. Trained Facilitator, Family Systems Constellations. Former Research Specialist, University of California, Berkeley, School of Social Welfare, the Mack Center for Nonprofit Leadership. Doctorate, Organizational Psychology, The Wright Institute, Berkeley, CA. Master of Religion, Fordham University, NY. Member, GREX (West Coast Affiliate of AKRI). Associate, A.K. Rice Institute.

Evangeline Sarda, JD

Associate Clinical Professor of Law, Boston College Law School.  Director, Prosecution Clinic; Co-Director, Criminal Justice Clinic. Co-creator, Group Relations International (GRI) and Group Relations International-East (GRI-E). Treasurer, the Research and Education Collaborative with Al-Quds University (RECA). Cohort 16, Boston College Leadership for Change Program. Past Postgraduate Fellow, Massachusetts Institute for Psychoanalysis (MIP). Member, New York Center for the Study of Groups, Organizations, & Social Systems. Associate, A.K. Rice Institute.

Janice Wagner, LICSW

Private Psychotherapy Practice, Boston, MA. Volunteer for the Asylum Program, Cambridge Legal and Counseling Center, Cambridge, MA. Past-President and Member, Center for the Study of Groups and Social Systems (CSGSS). Associate, A.K. Rice Institute.

Yousef Alajarma, PhD

Consultant-in-Training

Psychotherapist and Associate Professor of Mental Health Counseling, Counseling Department, William James College. Executive Committee Chair, The International Expressive Arts Therapy Association. Member, Center for the Study of Groups and Social Systems (CSGSS).

Luisa Ehrich, LCSW

Consultant-in-Training

Clinical Fellow, Program for Psychotherapy, Cambridge Health Alliance. Master of Social Work, Boston College School of Social Work. Master of Education, Harvard Graduate School of Education.

 

Researcher

Seth Harkins, EdD 

Principal, Harkins Educational Consulting and Advocacy. Adjunct Professor, National Louis University, Chicago, IL. Associate and Board of Directors, A.K. Rice Institute. Past President and Member, Chicago Center for the Study of Groups and Organizations. Vice President and Board Member, Midwest Group Relations Center. President, Board of Directors, Illinois Community and Residential Services Authority. Board of Directors, Chicago Virtual Charter School. Executive Director and Board Member, Serenity Academy Chicago. More than 30 years of Group Relations experience.