Current President, Jo Todd
Jo is the founding director of the Healing Alliance. She holds a B.A. in Addiction Services and a M.A. in Human Services, focused on counseling from St. Edwards University, and a PhD in Depth Psychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute. She works with individuals and groups in her private practice as well as in corporate, private, non-profit, and governmental settings. She is Chairperson for Pacifica Alumni Association’s Regional Coordinators Committee, and a member of their Executive Committee.
Past President, Priscilla Hobbs
Priscilla joined the JSA Board of Directors in 2007 and became president in 2009. She received her doctorate from the Mythological Studies program Pacifica Graduate Institute in 2012. Her research areas focus on American culture with a particular interest in popular culture. She is the founder and former leader of Austin’s Joseph Campbell Foundation Mythological RoundTable.
Vice President – Vacant
Treasurer, Don Switlick
Founder of Austin IONS, the local community group of the Institute Of Noetic Sciences. Don is also active among such local consciousness groups as the Anomaly Archives, the Jung Society of Austin, Omega at The Crossings and elsewhere.
Interim Treasurer, Michelle John
Michelle John, PhD, LPC is a licensed psychotherapist specializing in individual & couples therapy using Somatic Experiencing, psychodynamically-oriented, creative therapeutic approaches to the client process. Dr. John maintains a private practice in Austin, Texas. In addition to being a therapist, Dr. John also full time faculty at The Art Institute of Austin teaching a variety of courses including psychology and career development. As an professional artist in mixed media, MOJO by Dr. John, has been featured as part of the Up Collective gallery and she has plans to expand her artistic endeavors to include galleries in Austin, Texas and Anchorage, Alaska.
Advisor, Priscilla Murr
Priscilla is a Jungian analyst who has been in practice in Austin since 1985. She trained in Zürich at the Jung Institute Zürich. She also attended the University of Zürich. Originally from California, she did her undergraduate work at the University of California at Berkeley. Priscilla has been working on her relationship with the unconscious through dreams and active imagination since 1970. She is interested also in cultural manifestations of the unconscious such as Native American rock art and folk art.
Proprietor Aerodyne Laboratories. Twenty year professional involvement in EMF Health Effects. Registered Professional Engineer with a 1965 BS degree in Electrical Engineering from Texas Tech University. Now retired from a State agency, he maintains in-depth knowledge on several aspects of the EMF issue ? state of the science, public health, economic and political implications, risk perception, public concern, and litigation. Served on various panels and task groups at both the state and national levels. Expert witness courtroom and deposition experience. Published several articles and papers and conducted workshops and seminars on EMF epidemiology, health effects, and risk perception. Qualified Myers-Briggs Type Indicator counselor.He has serious interests in music, abstract art, science, psychology, and literature. His rigorously incisive mind, sense of humor, open-mindedness, and critical faculties are an invaluable asset for our group dynamics.
Ray Hawkins, Ph.D., ABPP (Clinical Psychology), received his Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the University of Pennsylvania in 1975, after completing a one-year pre-doctoral internship at the Eastern Pennsylvania Psychiatric Institute. From 1975 to
1982 he was an assistant professor of clinical psychology at the University of Texas at Austin.. In 1979 he co-founded the Austin Stress Clinic, the first private clinic in Austin to specialize in biofeedback and clinical health psychology. In 1982, Ray joined the Austin Regional Clinic as a staff psychologist, where he continued his clinical research on addictive behaviors and began new research on the relationship between Jungian personality types, addictive behaviors, chaos theory, and other behavioral health issues, including chronic pain. In 1998 he returned to the University of Texas at Austin, Psychology Department, on a part-time basis as a lecturer and clinical supervisor. In 1998 he also was appointed an adjunct professor in the Master of Counseling Program at the Episcopal Seminary of the Southwest. Ray’s current clinical research interests are in individual differences in behavior and personality, consciousness, and spirituality. He has co-edited two books and published numerous articles on addictive behaviors, cognitive-behavior therapy, and Jungian psychological type applications. In 2004, Dr. Hawkins became a core faculty member in the School of Psychology at Fielding Graduate University, an APA approved doctoral program in clinical psychology. That same year he joined the New Life Institute where he currently serves as the Training Clinic Director and Chair of the Board of Directors. He also is a founding board member of the Lone Star Psychology Residency Program, and serves on the board of the Jung Society of Austin, and is active in the Institute for Neurosciences and Consciousness Studies.