Our Team ~ back to top
Advisory Board ~ back to top
Bruce Fortin, MFT, JD Psychotherapist and Mediator in Private Practice, Santa Rosa, CA
Robert Frager, PhD Founder, Sofia University/Institute of Transpersonal Psychology, Palo Alto, CA
Phyllis Goldsmith Co-director, History-Social Science Literacy Project, University of California, Berkeley, CA
Samuel Kimbels, PhD Clinical Psychologist & Faculty of the C.G. Jung Institute of San Francisco, CA
Tenzin Lhadron, PhD Tibetan Buddhist Nun, California Institute of Integral Studies, San Francisco, CA
Dan Millman Author, The Peaceful Warrior, Mill Valley, CA
Christy Pichel Consultant in Philanthropy & Education; former President Stuart Foundation, Sebastopol, CA
Glen Price Chief Deputy Superintendent of Public Instruction, California Department of Education, El Cerrito, CA
Marilyn Schlitz Institute of Noetic Science Ambassador for Creative Projects and Global Affairs & Senior Scientist, Petaluma, CA
Board of Directors ~ back to top
Mark Collin, MA, MFT Board Chair, Founder, Dovetail Learning, Sebastopol, CA
Judy Gantz, MA, CMA Secretary, Director and Founder of the Center for Movement Education and Research, Sebastopol, CA; international movement specialist, teacher and lecturer; former Associate Adjunct Professor at UCLA in the Department of World Arts & Cultures from 1982-2005
Clint Tripodi, MBA Treasurer, Chief Operating Officer for Craford Benefit Consultants; former Founder and Partner of The Pendolino Group, as well as VP of Human Resources for Hitachi Data Systems, nCUBE Corporation, Pacific Broadband Communications, and Entera.
Strategic Partners ~ back to top
Cradle to Career of Sonoma County Dovetail Learning is a proud thought partner of Cradle to Career of Sonoma County. In order to make a difference in the lives of children, youth, and young adults in Sonoma County, we must think differently about the systems that impact them.
Cradle to Career Sonoma County is a partnership comprised of leaders representing education, non-profit, government, business and the community at large. Cradle to Career promotes and expands educational opportunities from birth to career with the goal of preparing all youth for success.
Sandy Hook Promise Dovetail Learning partners with Sandy Hook Promise, a non-profit organization whose purpose is to identify and implement holistic, common sense solutions to make our communities and our country safer from acts of gun violence through advocacy, education, and grassroots discussion.
Stuart Foundation The Stuart Foundation has supported the vision and development of Dovetail Learning since 2010. The foundation is dedicated to the protection, education and development of children and youth. Stuart Foundation works toward ensuring that all children grow up in caring families, learn in vibrant and effective schools, and have opportunities to become productive members of their communities.
WestEd, Health and Human Development Program Since 2009, Dovetail Learning has partnered with WestEd on further development of the TOOLBOX curriculum, with a particular emphasis on classroom-readiness and developmental appropriateness at each grade level. WestEd has also been involved in assessment of TOOLBOX impacts. WestEd is a recognized leader in the field of childhood resilience. They also developed and maintain the nation’s most comprehensive school-based health and behavior data collection system: the California Healthy Kids Survey (CHKS) for students and its companion School Climate Survey for staff.
Child Parent Institute (formerly California Parenting Institute) Dovetail Learning has been in collaboration with CPI since 2009 providing services to Bellevue School District, in Santa Rosa, CA combining TOOLBOX with counseling led pull-out groups and CPI parent education support and in-home parenting services. Child Parent Institute has a strength-based philosophy and uses both proven evidence-based and innovative practices to help and heal children, educate and support parents, and enhance parent competency.