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Fielding’s Board of Trustees is comprised of professionals, faculty members, students, alumni, and the University president.

The Board meets twice a year to approve the budget and plans for the upcoming year.

Current members include:
Nancy Baker, PhD – Half Moon Bay, CA
Nancy L. Baker, PhD, ABPP (Diplomate in Forensic Psychology), is the San Francisco Bay Area Psychology Faculty member and Director of Fielding’s Forensic Psychology    Concentration.
Nancy is a former Chairperson of APA’s Committee on Women in Psychology and a former President of the Society for the Psychology of Women (APA Division 35). Her Fielding duties include coordination of the Forensic Concentration, advising and directing the Bay Area Cluster, and assessing in a variety of areas. Nancy’s research interests focus on the intersection of gender, race/ethnicity, and class.
Marcella Benson-Quaziena – Seattle, WA
Dr. Benson-Quaziena is Principal of The Benson-Quaziena Group. She has over 15 years of experience consulting for public and non-profit sectors in the areas of change management, executive coaching, leadership development, strategic planning, organizational analysis and design, retreat facilitation, and team building. She is currently a member of the faculty at The Evergreen State College in Olympia WA, is associate faculty with The Gestalt Institute of Cleveland, and is adjunct faculty in Fielding’s Organizational Management and Development (OMD) master’s program.
Marcella currently holds a PhD in Human and Organizational Systems and a MA in Organization Development from the Fielding Graduate University, a clinical MSW, from the University of Washington, and a MA in Athletic Administration and B.S. in Health and Physical Education from the University of Iowa.
Karin Bunnell – Pleasanton, CA
Dr. Karin Bunnell is an alumna of Fielding Graduate University’s School of Human and Organization Development. She has more than 15 years of external organizational development consulting and training experience supporting client organizations with change management consultation, cross-functional team building, conflict resolution, customer satisfaction, process re-engineering, and leadership development. She has ten years of prior experience in sales and technical managerial positions for small start-up and large high tech organizations. She currently serves as the volunteer President of the Board and Executive Director for the non-profit ballet company, Valley Dance Theatre in Livermore, CA. Dr. Bunnell completed her PhD at the Fielding Graduate University in 1998. She has a B.S. In Business Administration from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo and a Master of Arts in Organization Systems from Fielding Graduate University. Dr. Bunnell is also a certified Myers-Briggs Type Indicator practitioner.
Janet Garufis – Santa Barbara, CA
Janet Garufis joined Montecito Bank & Trust in 2004 and became the bank’s president and chief executive officer in September, 2006. She began her banking career over 30 years ago with Security Pacific Bank, now Bank of America, with experience in retail banking, business banking, commercial banking and private banking. She is a graduate of the Pacific Coast Banking School at the University of Washington.
She was born in Los Angeles and graduated from Marymount High School. She attended UCLA and holds B.A. and M.A. degrees from California State University Northridge. She moved to Santa Barbara in 2002 to attend the Gevirtz Graduate School of Education, UC Santa Barbara and is currently working to complete her Ph.D.
Garufis currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Santa Barbara Chamber of Commerce, the Scholarship Foundation of Santa Barbara, the Western Independent Bankers Association, Pacific Coast Banking School, Santa Barbara Habitat for Humanity and is a member of the Board of Trustees for the Sansum Clinic®. She also serves on the Advisory Board of Casa Pacifica, the Building Committee for Casa de Maria, the Strategic Planning Committee for the Santa Barbara Symphony, and is the 2010 Chairperson of the United Way Santa Barbara workplace campaign and the 2010 Chairperson of the Santa Barbara American Heart Association Go Red for Women Health Expo and Luncheon. She has also served on the Board of the Santa Barbara Symphony and Women’s Economic Ventures.
Michael Goldstein, JD – Washington, D.C.
Mr. Goldstein is a former Fielding Board member and a member of the Washington, D.C. law firm of Dow, Lohnes and Albertson (DL&A), where he is in charge of the firm's Educational Institutions, Public Policy and Government Relations practice. Prior to joining DL&A in 1978, Mr. Goldstein was Associate Vice Chancellor for Urban and Governmental Affairs and Associate Professor of Urban Sciences at the University of Illinois at Chicago, and before that served as Assistant City Administrator and Director of University Relations in the Office of the Mayor of the City of New York. Mr. Goldstein has written and lectured extensively on nontraditional higher education, accreditation and licensure of higher education, non-profit organizations, policy issues involving telecommunications and higher education, technology transfer and higher education finance. Mr. Goldstein is a graduate of Cornell University and received his law degree from New York University.
Russell Goodman, MBA - Lake Sherwood, CA
Mr. Goodman is President of the Sares-Regis Group, a commercial real estate development company. A graduate of Stanford University, Mr. Goodman holds a Masters Degree in Business Administration from the Anderson School at UCLA. Mr. Goodman started the Los Angeles/South Coast Region for Sares-Regis Group and oversees all operations, including product designation and design, asset management, marketing, construction management, and acquisition of properties.
With over 20 years of experience in real estate development, he has also held executive positions with Dart Kraft, Inc. (formerly Dart Industries), and was Executive Vice President and Partner with the Voit Companies prior to joining Sares-Regis.
Bo Gyllenpalm, PhD - Nynashamn, Sweden
Dr. Gyllenpalm, a resident of Sweden, is President of Situational Services AB, a consulting and training company with clients in both Europe and the U.S. Dr. Gyllenpalm was the CEO for Phonogram, a subsidiary of Philips in Sweden and also CEO for a Siemens company. Presently Dr. Gyllenpalm is a research member and the coordinator for the Swedish fractal for the Society for Organizational Learning, an international network of practitioners, consultants and researchers in the field of organizational learning. He is also a Senior International Research Fellow at the Center for Leadership Studies in Escondido, California. Dr. Gyllenpalm has an MBA from INSEAD in France and earned his Ph.D. in Human and Organizational Systems at Fielding Graduate University.

Linda Honold, PhD – Milwaukee, WI
Since 2009, Linda Honold has been the Executive Director of Wisconsin Voices, a 501c3 network which provides support and resources to build capacity and leadership in participating organizations. The 65 partner organizations come from across issues, constituency, and geographic boundaries to revive civic participation in support of their common values of equality, fairness, community, environmental responsibility, shared prosperity, and democracy.
Throughout her career Linda has engaged people in important issues in our society. Her diverse background includes conducting a public education campaign in the battle against cancer, helping Hmong refugees gain job skills and employment, and building a learning organization as an executive at Johnsonville Sausage. For 15 years Linda led a strategic and organizational development consultant firm focusing on the development of high-performing organizations that empowered employees. From 2006 – 2009 she was Executive Director of Citizen Action of Wisconsin.
Linda holds a Ph.D. in Human and Organizational Systems from the Fielding Graduate University, an M.S. in Industrial Relations from University of Wisconsin-Madison and B.A. in Political Science from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. She is the author of “Developing Employees Who Love to Learn" and co-author of "Organizational DNA," as well as numerous articles on adult learning in organizations and organizational development.
Stuart Jenkins – Santa Barbara, CA
Stuart Jenkins is the Vice President of Business Development at Deckers Outdoor Corporation, where he drives innovation initiatives for both the company and its six footwear brands focusing on footwear production, manufacturing processes, anti-counterfeit technologies, new materials development, technology licensing, and brand acquisition. Stuart’s success includes 40 years of marketing and selling patents for independent inventors, and he holds 12 patents of his own. Prior to taking on innovation at Deckers, Stuart served as the Brand President of the emerging Deckers brand, MOZO, helping to launch its disruptive and distinct service industry product line through collaborations with celebrity chefs. In addition, he served as the CEO and Chairman of the Board of Trustees at Principia Corporation, a nonprofit school and higher education institution, where he oversaw the creation of new management structures and substantial enrolment and annual donor increases. Before this, Stuart helped to grow SKYDEX Technologies, which started as an inventor’s idea in a shoebox and today is a materials company that supplies customers ranging from Nike to the US Military, which uses SKYDEX material for blast mitigation in troop transports and carriers. He received a BA in Business Administration from Principia College, and in 1984 qualified for the Olympic Trials in the marathon.
Otto W.K. Lee, EdD – San Diego, CA
Dr. Lee is the Vice Chancellor for Instructional Services and Planning at the San Diego Community College District. He provides leadership for instructional programs, strategic planning, online education, workforce and economic development, and military educational programs for the 100,000 students served by the college district through San Diego City, Mesa, Miramar Colleges and Continuing Education. Previously, he served as the dean of the school of business, computer studies and technologies at Mesa College. Prior to his dean assignment, Dr. Lee was the Founding Director of the eBusiness Institute at Temple University. Otto Lee has also taught engineering and business courses at the community college and university levels.
Otto Lee holds a B.S. in Aerospace Engineering from New York University, an M.S. in Astronautics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), an M.B.A. from Pepperdine University, and an Ed.D. in educational leadership and change from Fielding Graduate University.
E. Nancy Markle, MS – Sarasota, FL
Ms. Markle was formerly the Americas Chief Information Officer at Arthur Andersen. Her primary charge was to lead the efforts in identifying and meeting the technology needs of over 35,000 Arthur Andersen partners and employees in 110 office locations. Prior to Arthur Andersen, Ms. Markle held numerous executive positons, including: Executive Vice President & Chief Information Officer for H.F. Ahmanson, President of Information Technology Consultants, Principal with Arthur Young (now Ernst & Young), Chief Information Officer for Fannie Mae and Georgia Power Company. She has held teaching positions on the faculty of The Pennsylvania State University and IBM. A recognized leader in technology management, Ms. Markle has been voted “CIO of the Year” in 2000 and “Top 100 Women in Computing” in 1996. She has held positions on the Boards of the American Management Association’s Technology Council, Asolo Theatre, Society of International Management, UCLA Business School Advisory Board and the University of Georgia MIS Industry Advisory Board. Her publications, which have appeared in professional journals, include “Chief Information Officer: Success or Failure?” “We Manage Technology or Technology Manages Us?”
Frederick Phillips, Psy.D. (PSYCH 78) – Washington, D.C.
Dr. Phillips is the Founding President and Executive Director of Progressive Life Center, Inc. in Washington, D.C. In this position, which he has held since 1983, he manages a private, non-profit human services and child welfare agency that has offices throughout the Mid-Atlantic states as well as two offices in Africa. Prior to the Progressive Life Center, Dr. Phillips has held positions as an administration and/or psychologist at several community mental health centers, Peace Corps and Howard University. He received his M.S.W. from University of Pennsylvania and his PsyD from Fielding Graduate University.
Constance Shafran, Ph.D. – Santa Monica, CA
Dr. Shafran is a clinical psychologist, child development specialist, and educator currently working in a private practice setting in Santa Monica, CA. Her work includes psychological assessment and treatment as well as consultation and supervision with a particular focus on children and families. The former clinical director of a large, low-fee community mental health agency in Los Angeles serving under served populations in the greater Los Angeles area, she was responsible for program development, client services, and intern training. She has worked extensively in the non profit sector in settings where she has developed and administered programs with a variety of constituencies. She has worked, trained and taught in the field of domestic violence, child abuse, parent education, and provision of culturally competent mental health services. A current research and development interest is in charter school education and she is developing a nonprofit foundation, with a consortium of colleagues, to support the development of innovative charter school solutions. She is a graduate of Fielding Graduate University with a MA in Psychology (1992) and a PhD in Psychology (1995.)
Nancy S. Shapiro, PhD.- Adelphi, MD
Dr. Shapiro, Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs at the University System of Maryland, directs the USM K-16 Partnership for Teaching and Learning and co-chairs the state-wide K-16 Workgroup. She works with 113 institutions of the University System of Maryland, two-year colleges and K-12 schools to foster critical partnerships and learning communities to improve the quality of teaching and learning for Maryland’s teachers and students. As the founding director of the College park Scholars Program at the University of Maryland, she designed and developed interdisciplinary living-learning programs. She is a Fellow of the National Learning Communities Project and is PI and project director of three multi-million dollar federal projects from the U. S. Department of Education and the National Science Foundation. Her publications include three co-authored books: Creating Learning Communities (Jossey Bass 1999); Sustaining Learning Communities (Wiley 2004); and Scenarios for Teaching Writing (National Council of Teachers of English 1996). Dr. Shapiro graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Brandeis University, earned her master’s degree at the University of Delaware, and her Ph.D. in Education from the University of Maryland. She was awarded the Harry S. Levitan Education Prize by Brandeis University’s Alumni Association in 2004.
Edward G. Viltz, MA. O.M. - Bradenton, FL
Edward G. Viltz is president and founder of the Internet Collaboration Coalition (InternetCC). He has over 25 years of international executive management, consulting and entrepreneurial experience in the information technology marketplace.
He was the founding President of the Public Interest Registry (PIR), manager of the .ORG top level Internet domain, serving from 2002 through 2006. During that time PIR experienced phenomenal revenue growth from $1.9 million to over $32 million. In addition, .org domain names under management grew from 2.6 million to 5.3 million while attaining all budget and financial objectives. The .org domain is now growing at a greater percentage rate than both .com and .net.

He has a bachelor's degree from Southern University in New Orleans (SUNO) and has done graduate studies at Harvard University school of business and also holds a master's degree in organizational management from the University of Phoenix. In 1993, he was inducted into the Who's Who in Black America.
Manuela Waddell, MA – Lee's Summit, MO
Previous to attending Fielding Graduate University, Manuela had several years of volunteer experience including fundraising and sitting on the board of directors for a catholic high school. While at Fielding, she has been involved in several student leadership positions including the founding student president for the Fielding Graduate PSI CHI International Psychology Honors Chapter and The Fielding Psychoanalytic/Psychodynamic Student Society. Currently, Manuela holds a chair position on the University Student Council Steering Committee and is President of the School of Psychology Student Body.

Manuela earned a BA in Psychology and Sociology from the University of Missouri-Columbia (MU) in 1992 where she graduated cum-laude and with honors in Psychology. She was first MU psychology student recipient to receive a McNair research fellowship. She earned her Master's in Psychology from Fielding in 2009. Manuela is a student member of the American Psychological Association, the Association for Psychological Science, and the Missouri Psychological Association. Her clinical and research interests are psychodynamic theory and therapy, developmental psychology, addictions, berevement and women's issues. She is currently working on her dissertation and plans to apply for an internship in the fall.
Gary Wagenheim, PhD – Vancouver, BC
Gary Wagenheim is an adjunct professor in management and organization studies in the Segal Graduate School of Business at Simon Frasier University. His expertise is in the areas of leadership, facilitation, strategic planning, training programs and organizational development. He has extensive experience teaching international courses in organizational behavior, leadership, and interpersonal skills. He has taught throughout the US, Canada, Singapore, Brazil, China, Germany, Taiwan, India, and Finland.
Dr. Wagenheim received a PhD. and an M.A. in Human and Organizational Systems from Fielding Graduate University, an M.B.A in Organizational Behavior/ Organizational Change and Development from Syracuse University, and a B.S in Business and Management from the University of Maryland. In addition, he is qualified by the Association of Psychological Type to administer psychometrics,and certified as a professional facilitator by the Institute of Cultural Affairs and the Kettering Foundation.
Randolph Carter, MA – Washington, DC
Mr. Carter is the director of the Eastern Educational Resource Collaborative (East Ed), a non-profit organization based in Washington, DC. East Ed provides equity services to schools, colleges, universities and community based organizations. Mr. Carter was a Fellow in the School Leadership Program, Graduate School of Education, Harvard University where he received a Masters Degree in Education with a school leadership qualification. Mr. Carter is currently completing a doctoral degree in the School of Education Leadership and Change at Fielding University with a focus on culturally responsive pedagogy. Mr. Carter is a board member of NTL, and Wonders Child Centers. He is a member of the Education Committee of the New Press. His publications include peer-reviewed articles and book reviews published in national journals.

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