Cathy Coleman, PhD, is the Associate Director of Education and the Global Community Group Liaison. She is impassioned about working with IONS’ network of some 170 community groups worldwide to strengthen networking and communication between IONS’ hubquarters and community groups, and to foster vibrant, thriving, interconnected community groups. She is also working on special programs and fundraising with the engagement department. She is also working with the Education Department as Associate Director of Education and Special Programs. In this role she is working to create successful education programs, including workshops, training, and certificate programs, particularly with IONS’ programs Worldview Explorations, Conscious Aging, and Mindful Motherhood.
Cathy has many years of experience directing various aspects of pioneering educational institutions, including budget management, staff supervision, and developing and implementing effective policies and procedures. She attained her doctoral degree in East-West psychology from the California Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS). She held an administrative role at CIIS from 1982–2001, which included human resources director and dean of students. She was president of Kepler College in Lynnwood, Washington from 2001 to 2003. She has been on staff with IONS since 2003 and was the Executive Director of EarthRise Retreat Center from 2008-2013. One of Cathy’s passions is empowering young people and in service to this passion, she directed eight youth conferences, including three for IONS. She is married to consciousness pioneer and author Ralph Metzner.
- NEW! - Breaking News from IONS Research Apr 04, 2012
I love this new feature of IONS' research "Breaking News." It was great to hear about the project in Portugal. Thank you Cassi and team for this new initiative.--Cathy Coleman