Board of Directors

President Martin (Marty) Boroson studied philosophy at Yale University and earned an MBA from the Yale School of Management. He was certified to facilitate Holotropic Breathwork in 1993 and facilitated monthly workshops in Ireland with the Transpersonal Group until 2000. His article, Radar to the Infinite, relating Holotropic Breathwork to the spectrum psychology of Ken Wilber, was translated by AHBI into German, Spanish and Portuguese. He is the author of the creation story, Becoming Me, based on his holotropic adventures, and now uses this book to teach interfaith spirituality to children and adults. A student of Zen Buddhism, Marty has co-facilitated combined Holotropic Breathwork and Zen workshops and is fascinated by the experiential differences between these two forms. His most recent book is One Moment Meditation: Stillness for People on the Go. He trains managers in holistic approaches to decision-making, and lives in England.
Vice President Ted Riskin, LCSW, is a psychotherapist specializing in relationship issues and cognitive therapy. Along with his Grof certification, he is also certified in Core Energetics, Internal Family Systems Therapy, Integration Process, hypnotherapy, and EMDR. Since January 1997, he has been facilitating Holotropic workshops regularly in New Jersey, New York City, and Florida, along with the occasional weekend retreat elsewhere. He is on the faculties of Integration Concepts and the Institute of Core Energetics, and he presents workshops for therapists called “Body, Breath,and Spirit in Your Clinical Practice.” Unable to kick his 1 CD per week music habit, he uses the music to create session sets that he makes available to Holotropic and other Breathwork practitioners internationally. He served for eight years as the music editor for The Inner Door and five years as AHBI’s President.
Secretary Karey Pohn has more than 20 years experience as a management consultant, Lawyer, and entrepreneur. She obtained her BS in Finance and JD from the University of Colorado. Karey is a licensed attorney in California and Illinois. She also has a Ph.D. in Psychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute, California. Karey has researched the organizing principles of play and creativity. Her dissertation is a website—www.cosmicplay.net— Playing the Cosmic Game: Exploring Play’s Archetypal Aspects Through the Kaleidoscope of Culture. It is based on the work of Dr. Stanislav Grof and shows how this universal death/rebirth archetype is truly at the heart of the cosmos, and she illustrates this through the myths of Shiva’s dice game, quantum physics and chaos theory and in popular culture using Disneyland and the movies Mary Poppins and Chicago. Karey brings the entrepreneurial knowledge of having been a partner of an international importing manufacturing business Additionally, she is a Certified Trainer in Neuro Linguistic Program. Her legal and academic background, along with her professional experience enables Karey to help her clients anticipate challenges and develop creative strategies to achieve their goals. Karey has worked with geographically diverse clients from Australia, Europe, and Asia. Her experience includes organizational and leadership development, team building, process analysis and development, as well as cultural integration issues related to mergers/acquisitions.
Treasurer Verónica Muñoz M. graduated with a degree in Psychology from the Catholic University of Chile, and later obtained her MBA from the University of Chile.  She has worked in Human Resources management and development, as well as a Psychology professor.  Throughout her life Verónica has always pursued self-exploration, personal growth, and spirituality.  Since 1999, she has had the most profound and transformative experiences though holotropic journeys.  In 2009, she certified as a Holotropic Breathwork Facilitador in Taos, New Mexico.  Since then, Verónica has facilitated at workshops in South America, USA, and Europe; and at Grof Transpersonal Training modules.  In 2014, after six years of extensive travel, she left her homeland at the base of the Andes in Chile, and settled in San Diego, California.  As a beautiful synchronicity, she is starting this new stage of her life at the same time that the Grof Foundation is being born.
Roland Gibson, Ph.D., graduated from Williams College and earned doctorates from Claremont Graduate School in philosophy and The University of Texas at Austin in psychology. Lenny has over thirty-five years of experience exploring and working with non-ordinary states of consciousness. He has taught at The University of Tulsa, Oklahoma, and Lesley College in Cambridge, Massachusetts. He served his clinical psychology Internship at the Veterans Administration Hospital , Boston Massachusetts. Lenny teaches Transpersonal Psychology at Burlington College. He is a cancer survivor.
Ana Maria Aguirre is a 1969 graduate of the Catholic University of Argentina in psychology and philosophy. She offers both Gestalt and transpersonal therapy. She has had formal training in the US working with the terminally ill with Dr. Elizabeth Kubler-Ross. She was certified as a facilitator of Holotropic Breathwork in the US by Grof Transpersonal Training in 1996. She has been a member of the Association of Transpersonal Psychology since 1980 and a founding member of the Association Transpersonal Argentina. Ana Maria is the director of Trans-formar, an institution dedicated to the Holotropic Breathwork and other complementary activities.