TMF Graduates

The following people have successfully completed the mindfulness facilitation year-long training program at the UCLA Mindful Awareness Research Center, Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior. All program graduates are considered current in their training unless otherwise noted.

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Class of 2021

  1. Terri Allen Abrahams, Los Angeles, CA
  2. Pilar Ayala, West Virginia
  3. Tara Banks-Buran, Malibu, CA
  4. Chase Leigh Beckerman, Sherman Oaks, CA
  5. Cheyann Benedict, Los Angeles, CA
  6. Lulu Berton, Santa Monica, CA
  7. Fiona Eve Bradford, San Francisco, CA
  8. Sunshine Excel L. Cariño, Quezon City, Manila
  9. Chris Carmena, Los Angeles, CA
  10. Sharon R. Clayton, Denver, CO
  11. Kristen Connolly, Valley Village, CA
  12. Molly Cornwell, Sherman Oaks, CA
  13. Julia de'Caneva, Los Angeles, CA
  14. Katie Dunn, Cambridge, MA
  15. Nicole Fernandes, Cypress, CA
  16. Neta Golani, Los Angeles, CA
  17. Carla Gómez Klein, Santa Monica, CA
  18. Mary Goodell, Marina del Ray, CA
  19. Michael Lewis Green, Los Angeles, CA
  20. Fernanda Leporace, Madison, WI
  21. Natalie Gruber, Tempe, AZ
  22. James Hash, Winston Salem, NC
  23. Ileana Hernandez, Miami FL
  24. Nairi Issagholian
  25. Stacy Johnston, Duluth, MA
  26. Rachel Kanarowski, Chicago, IL
  27. Malky D Kertis, Van Nuys, CA
  28. Audrey Kieffer, Charlotte, CA
  29. Naoko Kimura, Ashiya City, Hyogo Prefecture, Japan
  30. Reeta Kumar, Walnut, CA
  31. Rosemary Leach, Worcester, VT
  32. Eileen Lueders, Auckland, New Zealand
  33. Jeffrey Lynch, Tarzana, CA
  34. Veronica Mendez, Aventura, FL
  35. Joseph Mitchell, Crowley, LA
  36. Michael Morales, Encinitas, CA
  37. Rajasree Parthasarathy, La Crescenta, CA
  38. Pamela Rosal, Vvernal, UT
  39. Emma Ruskin, Los Angeles, CA
  40. Kenneth Saxon, Santa Barbara, CA
  41. Aiko Smith, Los Vegas, NV
  42. Marci Spiegler, Los Angeles, CA
  43. Angela Vicari Laine, Simi Valley, CA
  44. Amy Jue Wang, Sunnyvale, CA
  45. Natalie DuCastelle, Morro Bay, CA
  46. Reuben Weiss, San Diego, CA
  47. Heather White-Laird, Venice, CA
  48. Debra Wilbur, Glendale, CA
  49. Fang-Yi Wu, La Puenta, CA
     

Class of 2020

  1. Joy Adams
  2. Julie Aiken
  3. Connie Alexander
  4. Vick Asmerian
  5. Nicola Bentley
  6. Jenn Bost
  7. Andrew Braver
  8. Karen Broutvaien
  9. Mara Chaben
  10. Nora Curti
  11. Landra Eliopoulus
  12. Chris George
  13. Marilyn Gray
  14. Pilar Guzman
  15. Anushka Hauerstock
  16. Ruth Hauswirth
  17. Vincent Hernandez
  18. Megan Hook
  19. Kazumi Igus
  20. Sarah Johnson
  21. Robert Jonsen
  22. Patricia Karpas
  23. Douglas Kennedy
  24. Roma Khetarpal
  25. Gauri Kolhatkar
  26. Michelle Kronenberg
  27. Annette Lombardi
  28. Kristine Lopez
  29. Rosario Lozada
  30. Rachel Lyle
  31. Swati Malaviya
  32. Jacquelyn McNealy
  33. Michael Nolden
  34. Alexis Novak
  35. Sue Oliver
  36. Maite Paillet van Lohuizen
  37. Rena Sandgren
  38. Jessica Santos
  39. Silvia Shin
  40. Timo Spekkens
  41. Cara Steinberg
  42. Allison Strina
  43. Vicki Tokie
  44. Megan Trimble
  45. Tonya Vetter
  46. Christine West

 Class of 2019

  1. Sharon Barb OConnor, Kansas City, Missouri
  2. Terry Bean Iverson, McKinleyville, California
  3. Janna Bilski, New York, New York
  4. Wade Brill, Seattle, Washington
  5. Sharon Brock, San Gabriel, California
  6. Mary Burch, Santa Monica, California
  7. Teoni Camargo, Brazil
  8. Jacqueline Clay, Los Angeles, California
  9. William Conn, Valley Center, California
  10. Jeanette Corcuera, Los Angeles, California
  11. Melissa Crosby, Richmond, California
  12. Christine Cullen, Thousand Oaks, California
  13. Thomas Davis, Los Angeles, California
  14. Michael Francis deVito, Denver, Colorado
  15. Michelle Diep, Tustin California
  16. Phi Do, Los Angeles, California
  17. Simone Eberle, Ipatinga, Brazil
  18. Rebecca Gadberry, Huntington Beach, California
  19. Amy Garcia, Anaheim, California
  20. Samuel Gorman, Washington
  21. Jannine Johnston, Santa Fe, New Mexico
  22. Tonya Jones, Los Angeles, California
  23. James Long, Manteca, California
  24. Jason Luk, San Francisco, California
  25. Kristen May, Charleston, South Carolina
  26. Dawn, Neal, Redwood City, California
  27. Suzanne Rowe Palacino, Wellesley, Massachusetts
  28. Jooli Park, Ontario, Canada
  29. Sarah Pilkington, McKinleyville, California
  30. Kristen Ragain, Issaquah, Washington
  31. Vadan Ritter, California
  32. Cate Roman, Sierra Madre, California
  33. Clifford Rosky, Salt Lake City, Utah
  34. Nirosha Ruwan, La Canada Flintridge, California
  35. Carlee Santarelli, Los Angeles, California
  36. Danielle Sewell, Seattle, Washington
  37. Deborah Lee Smith, Salisbury, North Carolina
  38. Jeffrey Takeda, Valencia, California
  39. John Testerman, Redlands, California
  40. Lori Wald, Cleveland, Ohio
  41. Gill Walker, Vancouver, Canada
  42. Sheri Watson, Sacramento, California
  43. Tony Wiederhold, Indianapolis, Indiana

Class of 2018

1. Fred Afshari, Dallas, Texas
2. Julie Artman, Orange, California
3. Bram Barouh, Hollywood, California
4. Michael Blottin, Rosemead, California
5. Barbery Byfield, Los Angeles, California
6. Alison Canavan, Dublin, Ireland
7. Bridgette, Christiansen, Kirkland, Washington
8. Imee Contreras Endelman, Laguna, Philippines
9. Joe Cook San Francisco, California
10. Anthony Cupo, Laguna Beach, California
11. Ivo Cussianovich, San Jose, Costa Rica
12. Karina de Allicon, Tustin California
13. Manisha Dudley, Seattle, Washington
14. Andrew Eldredge, San Anselmo, California
15. Jae Ellard, Bellevue, Washington
16. Victoria Engelhardt, Denver, Colorado
17. Greg Gonzales, Simi Valley, California
18. Christine, Gottlieb, Los Angeles, California
19. Kim Hill, Erie, Pennsylvania
20. Laura Holyoke, Moscow, Idaho
21. Nancy Ibarra, Woodland Hills, California
22. Satoshi Ikeno, Japan
23. Meredith Kaiser , West Columbia, South Carolina
24. Danit Kaya, Woodland Hills, California
25. Henny Kim-Ortel, Reseda, California
26. Jennifer Knochel, Tucson, Arizona
27. Fiona, Kriaris, Victoria, Australia
28. Robin Lieberman, Anaheim, California
29. Kim Lorine, Long Beach, California
30. Betsy McBride, Palos Verdes Estates, California
31. Edward Monaghan, Simi Valley, California
32. Ali Mossaver-Rahmani, La Verne, California
33. Patricia Mowlavi, Thousand Oaks, California
34. Maria O' Driscoll, Culver City, California
35. Michele Pola, Houston, Texas
36. Julia Poll, Los Angeles California
37. Jules Rodriguez, Newbury Park, California
38. Janet Roos, San Francisco, California
39. Sylvia Eugenia Ruiz, Madison, Wisconsin
40. Rati Singh, Laguna hills, California
41. Pernille Smaal-IJsseldijk, Palmdale, California
42. Joshua Steinfeldt, Berkeley, California
43. Christian Straka, Los Angeles, California
44. Tammy Thompson, Los Angeles, California
45. Valerie Velez, Antioquia, Colombia
46. Jonathan Walker, Fort Wayne, Indian
47. Kathy Yep, Monterey Park, California

Class of 2017

1. Matthew Alexander , Los Angeles, California
2. Yessi Avancena, Bakersfield, California
3. Manish Bansal , Los Angeles, California
4. Clyde Boiston , Riverside, California
5. Banni Bunting , Bend, Oregon
6. Chris Burton, Los Angeles, California
7. Judy Bushnell, British Columbia, Canada
8. Adriana Copeland, Los Angeles, California
9. Greg Crooks, Los Angeles, California
10. Molly D'amecourt, Los Angeles, California
11. Kevin Davis, Los Angeles, California
12. Erin Doerwald, Santa Fe, New Mexico
13. Ellis Enlow, Los Angeles, California
14. Anna Frazier, Los Angeles, California
15. Antonia Galinda, Los Angeles, California
16. Amanda Gilbert, Los Angeles, California
17. Scott Goldstein, Illinois
18. Jennifer Grant, Los Angeles, California
19. Michael Jackson, Los Angeles, California
20. Kathryn Kaplan, Los Angeles, California
21. Sarabjit Kaur Karnataka, India
22. Jill Kranitz, Boulder, California
23. Susan Lopez, Los Angeles, California
24. Beth DaherLynch, Los Angeles, California
25. Emily May, Arcata, Tennessee
26. Elana Miller, Los Angeles, California
27. Stella Park, Los Angeles, California
28. Dan Petrie, San Francisco, California
29. Noah Pomeroy, Hawaii, Hawaii
30. Rachel Postovoit, San Diego, California
31. Olga Restrepo, Colombia
32. Mirjana Rsumovic, Dubai
33. Norma Rubio, Los Angeles, California
34. Jason Ryterband, Los Angeles, California
35. Deborah Salazar-Shapiro, San Diego, California
36. Karissa Sellman, Oakland, California
37. Richard Sweeney, Los Angeles, California
38. Lisa Udelson, Los Angeles, California
39. Jodi Varner, San Diego, California
40. Avery Walsh, Los Angeles, California
41. Linda Yaron, Los Angeles, California
42. Melanie Yetter, Pomona, California
43. Daniel Zynn, Los Angeles, California

Class of 2016

  1. Ji Ahn, Santa Clarita, California
  2. Norman Anderson, Arlington, Virginia
  3. Anne Beffel, Houghton, Michigan
  4. Eli Bravo, Miami Shores, Florida
  5. Tina Carlson, Los Angeles, California
  6. Erik Conklin, Carlsbad, California
  7. Bill Culman, Scotts Valley, California
  8. Sara Daoud, Malibu, California
  9. Barbara Demman, Santa Monica, California
  10. Carl Eisen, Punta Gorda, Florida
  11. Christine Fang, Lexington, Virginia
  12. Paul Friedman, Santa Monica, California
  13. Cecilia Gelpi, Los Angeles, California
  14. Terri Goslin-Jones, Saint Louis, Missouri
  15. Maria Amparo Gramuntell Gomez, Benaguasil, Spain
  16. Bhanu Harrison, Los Ranchos, New Mexico
  17. Tom Heah, Vancouver, Canada
  18. Laura Jackson, New York City, New York
  19. Susan Knier, La Jolla, California
  20. Hanne Laasala, Santa Monica, California
  21. Ana Maria Lagasca, Hampton, Georgia
  22. Vy V. Le, MBA, Milpitas, California
  23. Moira Malzoni, Sao Paulo, Brazil
  24. Joseph Mayer, Chula Vista, California
  25. Samir Moukaddam, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  26. Bella Nelson, Portland, Oregon
  27. Chen Pan, Changsha, China
  28. Allyson Pimental, Venice, California
  29. Michael Porterfield, Los Angeles, California
  30. Michelle Rauss-McClatchies, Flagstaff, Arizona
  31. Mary Ann Rege, Los Angeles, California
  32. Martin Safrin, Los Angeles, California
  33. Kiyanoosh Shamlou, Westminster, California
  34. Barbara Rose Sherman, Santa Barbara, California
  35. Sara Tucker, Pacific Palisades
  36. Noriko Uchida, Annaka, Japan
  37. Harry Um, Los Angeles, California
  38. Dawn Upchurch, Venice, California
  39. Brandice Valentino, Vienna, Virginia
  40. Leslie Wallis, Los Angeles, California
  41. Karin Wilkinson, Washington, DC

Class of 2015*

  1. Kelly Barron, Los Angeles, California
  2. Whitney Birdwell, Santa Monica, California
  3. Robert Black, New York, New York
  4. Hector Bolanos-Hernandez, Mexico City, Mexico
  5. Laurie Cassidy, Sedalia, Colorado
  6. Samuel Chates, MSW; Phoenix, Arizona
  7. Luiza Cole. San Clemente California
  8. Lee Coleman, San Gabriel, California
  9. Linda Collins, PhD; San Diego, California
  10. Mike Coughlin, Napa, California
  11. Ana Maria Dorrance, Los Angeles, California
  12. Veronica Fernandez, San Juan, Puerto Rico
  13. Ann Friedman, PhD; Houston, Texas
  14. Jozen Gibson, Los Angeles, California
  15. Lisa Goddard, Carbondale, Colorado
  16. Richard Goerling, Hillsboro, Oregon
  17. Heidi Gunderson, Los Angeles, California
  18. Rachel Hall, Monrovia, California
  19. Joslyn Hitter, Los Angeles, California
  20. Giselle Jones, MSW, ASW; Los Angeles, California
  21. Marina Kantarovich, MSW; West Hollywood, California
  22. Mark Kennedy, LCSW; San Diego, California
  23. Stacy Kesten, Studio City, California
  24. Julie Kosey, MS; Sacramento, CA
  25. Joani Marinoff, Muir Beach, California
  26. Lydell Martin, Wilmington, California
  27. Chris McKulka, Sammamish, Washington
  28. Megan Morbitzer, Westlake Village, California
  29. Shannon Murphy, LCSW; Los Angeles, California
  30. Cyndy Noel, Colorado Springs, Colorado
  31. Laura Ortiz, Round Rock, Texas
  32. Marjorie Pearson, PhD; Santa Monica, California
  33. Nichole Proffitt, Oakland, California
  34. Paul Randolph, San Diego, California
  35. Judith Ray, Rev. Chaplain; San Diego, California
  36. Reza Register, Sonora, California
  37. Carol Rotko, PsyD; Los Angeles, California
  38. Raul "Lou" Salazar, Long Beach, California
  39. Julia Schoettle, San Francisco, California
  40. Lois Shannon, Boulder, Colorado
  41. Lara Sragow, Beverly Hills, California
  42. Mia Sykes, Inglewood, California
  43. Mica Togami, San Diego, California
  44. Beth Wallace, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada 

Class of 2014

  1. Sherri Aikin, Reno, Nevada**
  2. Heidi Bourne, Mckinleyville, California
  3. Stella Chow, PsyD, Los Angeles, California
  4. Laurie Cousins, Valley Village, California
  5. Christine Dawkins, Santa Barbara, California**
  6. Jamie Nekich Derrick, Ph.D., Moscow, Idaho
  7. Pamela Freeman, MSW, Philadelphia, Pennsylvanya**
  8. Tor Magne Handeland, Heggedal, Norway
  9. Mark Henry, Redlands, California
  10. Vivian Hermiz, Long Beach, California
  11. Jennifer Howd, Los Angeles, California
  12. Laurie Jurkiewicz, CNM, MS, San Anselmo, California**
  13. Jessica Klein, MSW, LCSW, Venice, California
  14. John Kneedler, Los Angeles, California
  15. Brody LaRock, Ed.D. Seattle, Washington**
  16. Rachel Lewin, Los Angeles, California
  17. Jeannette Noble, Camarillo, California
  18. Linnea Pyne, Los Angeles, California
  19. Mona Rich, MFT, Gardena, California
  20. Holly Sacks, Thousand Oaks, California
  21. Diana Shakarian, Ph.D., Huntington Beach, California
  22. Catherine Siphron, Studio City, California
  23. Cheryl Slean, Desert Hot Springs, California
  24. James L Sosebee Jr., Dayton, Ohio
  25. Cary Virtue, Oakland, California
  26. Justin Wall, Tallassee, Tennessee
  27. Jennifer Wallace, Seattle, Washington
  28. Genaro Zenteno-Borquez, Colima, Mexico
  29. Phillip Zentner, MD, San Diego, California

Class of 2013

  1. Thomas Anderson, Aurora, Colorado
    2. Frank Baird, Westlake Village, California
    3. Dawn Bazarko,DNP, MPH, RN, Sedona, AZ 
    4. Natalie Bell, Los Angeles, California
    5. Nicholas Bruss, Los Angeles, California**
    6. Mani Chandy, La Canada, California
    7. Mary Costello, San Francisco, California
    8. Lanie David, LCSW, Westfield, New Jersey**
    9. Praween Dayananda, Austin, Texas**
    10. Gabriela Deffis, Tijuana, Baja California
    11. Renda Dionne, Temecula, California
    12. Jesse Fleming, Los Angeles, California
    13. Albert Grabb, M.D., Palos Verdes Estates, California
    14. Josefina Jimenez, Melbourne, Australia
    15. Randy Junttonen, Durango, Colorado**
    16. Trudee Klautky, Copley, Ohio**
    17. Kristen Lisanti, Los Angeles, California
    18. Alem Makonnen, San Francisco, California
    19. Robert McClure, San Diego, California
    20. Catherine Michaud, San Diego, California
    21. Manijeh Motaghy, PsyD. OMC., West Hills, California
    22. Sophia Paparodis, Cincinnati, Ohio
    23. Neesha Patel, Ph.D., Berkeley, California
    24. Mary Pearle, Studio City, California**
    25. Rebecca Peters, Salt Lake City, Utah
    26. Jahna Perricone, Pacific Palisades, California
    27. Lucinda Phillips, Los Angeles, California
    28. Alla Poberesky, Los Angeles, California
    29. Heather Prete, Los Angeles, California
    30. Nirali Shah, Mountain View, California**

Class of 2012

  1. Jennifer Cannon, Amherst, Massachusetts
  2. Sarah Entine, MSW, Berkeley, California
  3. Shahara Godfrey, Ph.D. Oakland, California
  4. Jim Hjort, LCSW, Los Angeles, California
  5. Debbie Holexa, Phoenix, Arizona
  6. Inguna Reinfelde, Los Angeles, California
  7. Lindsey Knowles, M.Ed., Tucson, Arizona
  8. Shelby Leigh, MA, Portland, Oregon
  9. Eric Lopez, Mexico City, Mexico
  10. Philip Murphy, Boston, Massachusetts
  11. Thomas J. Pier, LCSW, Los Angeles, California
  12. Sara Schedler, San Francisco, California
  13. Karen M. Smith, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania**
  14. Gail Stearns, Ph.D., Orange, California
  15. Daisy Swan, CPCC, Los Angeles
  16. Carmen Trevino, Monterrey, Mexico**

Class of 2011

  1. Gael Belden, Ojai, California
  2. Richard Berger, MD, Seattle Washington
  3. Forest Fein, Sebastopol, California**
  4. Yanel Gonzalez, Monterrey, Mexico
  5. Margaret Dunham, PsyD, MFT, Santa Monica, California
  6. Diane Hetrick, Seattle, Washington
  7. Mitra Manesh, Beverly Hills, California
  8. Nikki Mirghafori, Ph.D., Berkeley, California
  9. Phyllis Oscar, San Francisco, California**
  10. Anastasia Papazafeiropoulou, London, The United Kingdom
  11. Paula Ravets, Los Angeles, California
  12. Henry Schipper, Venice, California
  13. Brian Shiers, Los Angeles, California
  14. Deborah Eden Tull, Portland, Oregon

 

 *From 2011-2015, the year-long training program was referred to as "Certificate in Mindfulness Facilitation (CMF)." As of 2016, this same training program is now referred to as "Training in Mindfulness Facilitation (TMF)."