The following 13 women are enrolled in the Green Women Leadership Training and will bring their talents and passions to their work as earth stewards in the 2019/20 session.
April Herren and her husband own and offer retreats in northern New Mexico through their non-profit that specializes in healing inner wounds, deepening relationships, restoring tired hearts and discovering new and fresh ways of walking with God.
“I am deeply concerned about the state of the world and our young people. I dream of creating a program for junior high girls that will help them learn tools for dealing with life’s challenges and help them learn to know themselves better.”
Damali Curry is from Tennesee where she works as a consultant and speaker.
In a season of transition, Damali has been searching for a program that would inspire her to create a project that would empower her to make a difference in a bigger way….and feels that Green Women Leadership fit everything that is meaningful to her.
“Approximately two days before I saw the email about this opportunity…I was thinking I
really need an opportunity to be held accountable for creating something that scares me!
I know I’ve been called to do some much bigger work on the world stage…which scares me
but I can’t allow that to hold me back anymore.”
Cynthia Radford is a self-employed trainer and consultant from North Carolina and offers Nature Retreats to executive women.
She has a deep concern for climate change and feels that now is the time to play a bigger game in addressing the needs of an ailing planet. For years she has worked with professionals at the executive level but has added retreats based in creating awareness about the needs of the planet to her offerings.
“I want to use my voice and experience/wisdom to make a difference in
education/mobilizing/activating people and organizations to make more sustainable choices.”
Jo Hatcher is a psychotherapist, retreat coach, and grandmother from California that has wrapped her work around helping women reclaim their personal power by accepting life’s transitions.
She is dedicated to helping women learn the way of self-care in their aging process. She has deep concern with the trauma many are experiencing. She has created a program called Ageless Wisdom and Passion designed to help women grow their self care practices.
And yes, headstands are Jo’s thing.
Terri Flynn describes herself as: Terri Flynn as a Coach, Mom, Artist, Friend, Creator, Intuitive Listener, Nature Lover, Gardener, Mistake Maker and Very Fast Learner.
“I love to paint and draw, the color purple, the fragrance of lily of the valley, winter sunsets, flowers and family. My new venture is about using and expanding the space inside me that has grown because of the loving and openheartedness I’ve learned thru parenting and marriage. It will be expansion and exploration of self thru movement, nature and art. I equate this to Hildegard Von Bingen’s “the greening of the earth.”
Tami Montoya is the Co-Founder, Director and Lead Teacher of Earthkeeper Nature School, a Nature Preschool and Kindergarten based in southern Colorado. She spends her days teaching and guiding young children in outdoor-classrooms. Tami also teaches parents about the value of outdoor-based experiential education. A community leader, she brings her deep passion for education along with her deep concern for families and their disconnect from the natural world to her leadership development.
Ursula Lesic understands the competing priorities that the business environment demands with her 20-years of experience in human resources and training & development.
She is also intimately familiar with the toll that these demands exact on multi-tasking professionals who do it all and like to win. However, Ursula shares, “I want my time on the planet to matter. As the mother of special needs twins adopted from foster care, I want to work with other parents and families to help them learn how to connect with Nature. I need the structure of Green Women to help me create programs that I am envisioning such as “The Ecosystem of a Family”. My feel my work will include trauma-informed programming as well.”
Ursula lives with her husband and two 5 year old daughters in Pennsylvania.
Sunder Michelle Khurana is the mother of 2 young girls who has been involved her whole life with helping people learn about Nature and living simply. A teacher, nature retreat leader, and spiritual direction guide…Sunder brings her background in non-violent communication, community building, and intentional parenting to her development as a Green Woman.
She has her inner vision set on a tasty palette of possibilities for her Green Women project including running for office, creating a neighborhood GreenSpace/Transportation Equity and Access project (she lives in Seattle) and/or creating a recycled children’s clothing/toy exchange.
Diane Renee Mueller is a retired health care professional as well as a women’s wellness coach from Colorado and started a year long daily blog to help her learn more about the climate crisis and then share that information with other women. A retired health care professional, Diane is a leader whom others look to for information and wisdom.
Diane shares, “I believe this year long Green Women training would help me bring to fruition my desire to be a change agent for women’s rights, social justice, and health and wellness. ”
Reggie Weber is from Wyoming and recently retired from a career in holistic nursing. She is a Nature Retreat Leader that focuses on introducing her retreatants to the beauty of the four seasons.
“ I have had 26 years of nursing with an emphasis in holistic modalities such as Essentials Oils, Healing Touch for Animals and people, Qigong, Reflexology, and practice an Ayurvedic Lifestyle. My utmost passion is coaching about our connection with nature’s healing gifts which, I believe, is a “Must Need” for our health and optimal well-being. “
Melisa Quire is an artist from Alabama and has created a Certified Wildlife Habitat in her backyard.
Her love of frogs, trees and green things links to her aspiration to help alleviate the deep despair many around her have related to the climate crisis. She is dedicated to awakening anyone who wants to see things in a new light. Her grandmother name, “BooMomma” has become her signature as she move toward creating a project that includes empowering women to create art as a part of finding their voices for our planet. She takes her grandmothering very seriously and knows that inspiring other women to become change agents for a suffering planet is her path.
Christine Rochester is a a Professor of Exercise Science in Pueblo, Colorado, where she trains students to become Physical Education teachers. She has a great natural ability to gather people into circles for fun, inspiration, movement and personal growth while connecting to Nature. People is her thing; and she inspires everyone with her lightness of being.
“As a woman leading leaders in higher education, is it essential to include healthy planet awareness growth into our education systems. As a physical education educator we are often the only K-12 public school educators that go outdoors.”