Archives: Staff Members

James S. Gordon, MD

James S. Gordon, MD, a Harvard-educated psychiatrist, is internationally recognized for using self-awareness, self-care, and group support to heal population-wide psychological trauma. He is the founder and CEO of the nonprofit Center for Mind-Body Medicine in Washington, D.C.

CMBM Managing Director, Rosemary Lombard Murrain

Rosemary Lombard, Ed.M, MBA

Rosemary Lombard, Ed.M, MBA, Executive Director at The Center for Mind-Body Medicine, (CMBM), is an innovator in incubating community and institutional partnerships focused on resilience building, population-wide trauma relief, and improving education systems.

CMBM mind-body medicine faculty member Lynda Richtsmeier Cyr, PhD, LP

Lynda Richtsmeier Cyr, PhD, LP

Integrative Clinical Psychologist and Consultant; Core Faculty, National Pediatric Hypnosis Training Institute; Former Clinical Instructor of Pediatrics, University of Minnesota School of Medicine

Musarrat Al-Azzeh

Musarrat Al-Azzeh, MA, M.Sc

Musarrat Al-Azzeh, MA., M.Sc., is the Programs Director at the Center for Mind-Body Medicine.

Gil Catbagan

Gil joined The Center for Mind-Body Medicine (CMBM) in January 2022 as the Operations Director. Gil received his Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management from Colorado State University, and his professional background includes experience in business development, finance, human resources, marketing, IT, and operations. His zeal is to create a positive, collaborative, and inclusive environment, and to incorporate policies, procedures, and processes to ensure efficient and effective functionality.

Jennifer K. Pelton, CFRE

Jennifer K. Pelton, CFRE is a veteran fundraiser and nonprofit manager with nearly thirty years of experience. Ms. Pelton’s career has included leadership positions in arts, legal services, and social justice organizations. In 2022, Ms. Pelton joined the Center for Mind Body Medicine as the Director of Development. Prior to this, as the lead fundraiser …

Julie Staples, Research Director

Julie Staples, PhD

Julie Staples, PhD is the Research Director for the Center for Mind-Body Medicine.

Board Member Amy Shinal

Amy Shinal, MSW, LCSW

Amy Shinal, MSW, LCSW, is an Integrative Psychotherapist and Consultant, currently in private practice in Reston, VA and Senior Clinical Advisor, Mind-Body Medicine at The Center for Mind-Body Medicine in Washington, DC. Amy has over 25 years experience providing psychotherapy to individuals, couples and groups, incorporating EMDR, meditation, guided imagery, movement, writing, drawing, EFT, energy work and other experiential modalities to help individuals with healing and post-traumatic growth.

Klára Royal, MA

Klara is responsible for the management of the Certification and supervision programs.

Catherine Sherbert

Cathy Sherbert is the National Programs Manager for the Center for Mind-Body Medicine.