BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Bill Cooper, President- Bill is a husband, psychotherapist, and a longtime meditator,
beginning in the late '70s. He has generally been in close contact with Buddhist
teachers during this time. He has participated in the Recollective Awareness
community since 2010. Also, he is in the teacher training program, and he leads an RA
group in Bellevue, as well as providing online individual teaching. "I believe
Recollective Awareness and Buddhist teachings are precious and sorely needed in this
world; I want to help SMP bring these teachings to others."
Janet Keyes, Secretary - Janet has been meditating since 1987, and practicing
Recollective Awareness for the past five years. She has trained and served as a
Buddhist chaplain, and worked within and with many small non-profit organizations.
She has organized a peer Recollective Awareness group for several years in Berkeley,
has been in the SMP teacher training program since August 2014, co-taught a
non-residential retreat with Linda Modaro in the fall of 2015, leads a second group in
Berkeley, and worked with students during the online course this spring. She and her
husband support SMP with quarterly donations.
Sam Crowell, Treasurer - Sam has been a regular meditator since the early 90's. In his
youth he was an ordained minister but has been a student of Taoism for many years.
Recollective Awareness is his primary meditation practice. He is also part of a
teaching cohort led by Linda Modaro. Sam is founder of a university Masters Program
in Holistic and Integrative Education, a founding member of an international
Spirituality and Education Network, and a UNESCO faculty of Education for
Sustainable Development with the Earth Charter at the UN University for Peace in