Board of Trustees
Chancellor and Founding President - Stephen Aizenstat, Ph.D.
Provost and Vice-President of Academic Affairs- Joseph Cambray, Ph.D.
Associate Provost - Craig Chalquist, Ph.D.
Dean of Academic Affairs - Patricia Katsky, Ph.D.
General Counsel - Franklyn Michaelson
Board of Trustees
Pacifica is supported by a uniquely gifted and hard-working Board of Trustees. They have fiduciary responsibility for the Institute, approving and monitoring the budget. The Board oversees all policy and long-range planning, and provides ongoing advice in their various areas of expertise. Their outstanding contributions and ongoing involvement are invaluable to the growth and well-being of the school.
Thyonne Gordon, PhD., CHAIR
Holding a Ph.D. in Human and Organizational Development from Fielding Graduate University, Dr. Thyonne brings an extensive experiential background in organizational structure and management to Pacifica’s Board of Trustees. Dr. Gordon is a Business Profit Strategist, Producer and Writer working with small business Executives to accelerate their growth through her proven methodology of S.T.O.R.Y. (Structure, Targets, Ownership, Relatability and YOU). She joined the Pacifica Board of Trustees in 2007 and became Chair in 2015.
Russ Revlin, Ph.D., VICE CHAIR
Dr. Revlin was an early faculty member in Pacifica’s Clinical Psychology Program and is an Emeritus Professor of Psychology at the University of California at Santa Barbara. His research focuses on how adults and children imagine possible worlds and carries these findings forward to building Pacifica into the future. He has served on Pacifica’s Board since 1995.
Nancy Swift Furlotti, Ph.D., TRUSTEE
Nancy Swift Furlotti, Ph. D. is a Jungian Analyst in private practice in Carpinteria, CA. She is past president of the C.G. Jung Institute of Los Angeles, where she trained, and founding board member and a president of the Philemon Foundation. She has numerous publications and lectures internationally on Jungian topics, mythology, the environment, and narcissism. Dr. Swift Furlotti established the Carl Jung Professorial Endowment in Analytical Psychology at the Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior at UCLA. She is also on the board of the Foundation for Anthropological Research and Environmental Studies (FARES) and is delighted to have joined the Pacifica Graduate Institute Board of Trustees in 2014. .
Paul C. Hudson, J.D., TRUSTEE
Paul is the founder and Managing Director of Hudson & Holland Advisors LLC, a financial advisory firm that assists nonprofit organizations with designing and implementing sustainability initiatives and planning, structuring, negotiating and implementing strategic restructures, including strategic mergers, collaborations and other nonprofit organizational alliances. He is the immediate past Chairman and CEO of Broadway Federal Bank, a certified Community Development Financial Institution that has operated in South Los Angeles since 1947. His practice also includes executive coaching and conducting seminars and workshops for executives on “Understanding Financial Statements” and “Strategic Restructuring”. Paul received his BA in Political Science from the University of California at Berkeley and his JD from the U.C. Berkeley School of Law. He is a member of the State of California and District of Columbia bars. Paul joined the Pacifica Graduate Institute Board of Trustees in 2016.
Patrick McNally, MBA, CPA (ret), TRUSTEE
Pat is a strategy consultant, facilitates executive management retreats, and coaches international MBA teams at the University of Chicago. He advised Pacifica on business practices in 1998, facilitated Pacifica Trustee retreats in 1999 and 2003 before joining the Board in 2004. He is a graduate of Occidental College (Economics) and UCLA (MBA-Finance). Pat was with Accenture for 26 years, where, as a Senior Partner, he specialized in strategy and performance metrics.
Thomas L. Steding, Ph.D., TRUSTEE
Dr. Steding has been CEO of over ten high tech companies and active Chairman of several others. He is also Chairman and Founder of Quadrix Partners, a leadership consulting organization providing powerful leading edge consultation and intervention for creating high execution organizations. Dr. Steding holds a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from University of California, Berkeley, California, and a MS in Management (Sloan Fellow) from Stanford University Graduate School of Business, Stanford, California where he graduated top of his class. He was a commissioned officer and the Distinguished Graduate of Armor Officer Basic at Ft. Knox, Kentucky. He is the co-author of Built on Trust – How to Gain Competitive Advantage in Any Organization, Contemporary Press, 2000, and Leadership in Depth, currently in preparation. Dr. Steding joined the Pacifica Graduate Institute Board of Trustees in 2013.
Ernest E. Zomalt, Ph.D., TRUSTEE
Dr. Zomalt has worked in educational administration for over 30 years. His career included 20 years at the University of California, Santa Barbara, culminating with the position of Assistant Vice Chancellor, Student Affairs. He then moved to California State University at San Marcos. In 1993, he was appointed Executive Vice President, the position he held until his retirement in 2000. He has been a member of Pacifica’s Board since 1991 and served as Chair from 1997-2014.
Founders and Ex-Officio Members of Board of Trustees Biographies
Stephen Aizenstat, Ph.D., Founder, EX-OFFICIO
Stephen Aizenstat, Ph.D., is the Chancellor and Founding President of Pacifica Graduate Institute. He is a professor of depth psychology with a Ph.D. in clinical psychology, licensed marriage and family therapist, and a credentialed public schools teacher and counselor. Dr. Aizenstat has provided organizational consulting to companies and agencies and teaches extensively worldwide. Dr. Aizenstat has explored the potential of dreams through depth psychology and his own research for more than 35 years. His Dream Tending methodologies extend traditional dream work to the vision of an animated world where the living images in dream are experienced as embodied and originating in the psyche of Nature as well as that of persons. His work opens creativity and the generative process. His book, Dream Tending, describes multiple new applications of dreamwork in relation to health and healing, nightmares, the World's Dream, relationships, and the creative process. His other recent publications include: Imagination & Medicine: The Future of Healing in an Age of Neuroscience (co-editor with Robert Bosnak); "Dream Tending and Tending the World," in Ecotherapy: Healing with Nature in Mind; "Soul-Centered Education: An Interview with Stephen Aizenstat" (with Nancy Treadway Galindo) in Reimagining Education; Essays on Reviving the Soul of Learning; The Soul Does Not Specialize: Revaluing the Humanities and the Polyvalent Imagination, with Dennis Patrick Slattery and Jennifer Leigh Selig: "Depth Entrepreneurship: Creating an Organization out of Dream Space", in The Transforming Leader: New Approaches to Leadership for the Twenty-First Century; and "Fragility of the World's Dream", in Eranos Yearbook 2009-2010-2011 Love on a Fragile Thread.
Maren Hansen, Ph.D., M.Div., Founder, EX-OFFICIO
Maren Hansen, Ph.D., M.Div., is Adjunct Faculty at Pacifica Graduate Institute and is a founding faculty member of the first hybrid learning program at Pacifica. Her research interests include the psychological function of myth, female psychology, and ritual. Dr. Hansen is a founding board member of the Joseph Campbell Library and Archives. She studied with Joseph Campbell for years and teaches a course on Joseph Campbell.