Maryann is a social psychologist and educator who most recently served as assistant provost at UCLA. When she was 22 years old, she unintentionally killed an 8 year old boy who darted in front of her car. She has been talking with and writing about unintentional harm for twenty years.
Consecrated the 6th Bishop of the Diocese of Southwestern Virginia on July 20, 2013, Bishop Mark Bourlakas came to Southwestern Virginia from Christ Church Cathedral in Louisville, Kentucky, where he served as dean. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1985 and a Doctor of Ministry degree in 2012 from the School of Theology at University of the South in Sewanee, Tennessee; and a Master of Divinity from Seabury Western Theological Seminary in Evanston, Illinois in 1997.
Michael A. Gentry, J.D. LCSW, is a therapist in private practice in Scottsdale Arizona specializing in relational trauma and addiction. In addition to his master’s degree in social work, Mike has advanced training in trauma therapy, including Somatic Experiencing, NeuroAffective Relational Model, and a Certificate in Traumatic Stress Studies. Mike was a litigation attorney for 11 years before moving into the behavioral healthcare field in 2006. He joined the Board of AI in 2021.
Anita Grossman is a fundraising professional with over 30 years of experience in the nonprofit sector, primarily in health, human services and educational organizations. A Chicago native, Anita holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Illinois and has done graduate work in religious studies at the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, CA.
The Rev. David W. Peters, D.Min served as an enlisted Marine and Army chaplain, deploying to Iraq in 2005. Today he is the vicar of St Joan of Arc Episcopal Church in Pflugerville, Texas and an adjunct instructor at Seminary of the Southwest in Austin, Texas. He is the founder of the Episcopal Veterans Fellowship. David is the author or two books about war and homecoming, with a third book on moral injury forthcoming. He hosts two podcasts and his articles have appeared in a wide variety of publications.
Kimberly Rice works at the local, state, and national level on issues affecting children and youth with disabilities. She is a member of a number of boards and commissions, including a four year term on the presidential line of the Council for Children with Behavioral Disorders, one of 18 divisions of the national special education professional organization, the Council for Exceptional Children. Kimberly is currently a doctoral student in the Office of Special Education Programs funded Special Education Leader Scholar Community at Arizona State University.
Chris Yaw is a Detroit area pastor who unintentionally killed his gardener in 2013. He found The Hyacinth Fellowship soon after. He has written for the blog, helped facilitate support group meetings, serves as a peer support mentor, and serves on the board of directors. He and Maryann are working on a book to help those who unintentionally harm.
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