Editorial Council, Fall 2007

MARA LYNN KELLER obtained her Ph.D in Philosophy from Yale University. She is a Professor of Philosophy and Religion and Director of the Women's Spirituality M.A. and Ph.D. Program at the California Institute of Integral Studies. A philosopher and thealogian, she is a specialist in the Eleusinian Mysteries of Demeter and Persephone, Mother and Daughter Goddesses of Ancient Greece, and is completing a book on this subject. She has published several articles on the Goddesses of Greece and Crete. Her most recent article addresses "Violence Against Women and Children in Religious Scriptures and in the Home." She co-leadseducational Women's Spirituality journeys with the International Women's Studies Institute. In keeping with her goal of integrating body, mind, and spirit, she isalso a Rosen Method bodywork practitioner and movement teacher. Previously, she taught Philosophy and Women’s Studies at San Francisco State University, where she also co-founded and coordinated the Global Peace Studies program.

Dunya Nuaimi is currently completing her Master's degree in Philosophy and Religion, Women's Spirituality, at California Institute of Integral Studies, and has a Bachelor’s of Science in Occupational Therapy from McGill University in Canada. She has worked with individuals during crisis and transitional times in their lives, including adults recovering from neurological trauma, children with developmental disabilities, and women survivors of violence. She also has administrative and managerial experience in the non-profit, higher education, and private sectors, and currently works in development for Central City Hospitality House (link to: www.hospitalityhouse.org), a non-profit organization serving San Francisco’s homeless and Tenderloin communities. She performed in the 2007 CIIS production of The Vagina Monologues, and her writing has been published in MOONFLOW. Her own spiritual practice consists of movement, expressive arts, meditation, ritual, and social activism. She believes in the transformative and healing power of women’s stories.

Tamara T. Thebert is a Chicago-born, mixed–heritage Latina ecofeminist lesbian with a fierce love for the Great Mother. Tamara is currently completing her M.A. in Integral Counseling Psychology at California Institute of Integral Studies. She received her B.A. in Women’s Studies with a concentration in Psychology from Knox College in Galesburg, Illinois. Her interest in exploring the relationship between spirituality and psychology inspires most of her endeavors. As part of her Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT) licensure track, she sees clients at Golden Gate Integral Counseling Center (link to: www.goldengatecounseling.org), a transpersonally-oriented center affiliated with CIIS. Editing for OCHRE has allowedTamara to draw from her previous experience in book and journal manufacturing, graphic design, and communications, as well as her work as Circulation Coordinator at the Laurance S. Rockefeller Library at CIIS. She feels deep gratitude for her Divine Mother and Satguru Sri Mata Amritanandamayi Devi (Ammachi), her Ancestors, Guides, Mother Earth, and the two–legged family and friends for all their loving support and the radiance they bring to her life.