Our Leadership and Healers

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Natalia Davis

Artistic Director

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Jan
Mandell

Program Director

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Ruth
Meza

IGF Kids Coordinator

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Tara Reddinger-Adams

Executive Coordinator

Tara brings her always learning attitude and background in art and K-12 education to the IGF team.

Our Leadership

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Dr. Darlene Fry

Founder & Executive Director

Dr. Fry has worked with young adults both in K-12 and higher education, before founding IGF in 2012. 

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Board of Directors

Our volunteer Board of Directors supports our work and young people by sharing their extensive knowledge, resources, and advocacy.

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Gold Team

The IGF Gold Team facilitates workshops across the country for children through adults. Our workshop team is highly trained by local and national healers of color in Mind-Body Medicine, Somatic Healing, Radical Self-Care, and other practices.

Samuel Simmons

Sam Simmons is a Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor whose work specializes in practical culturally sensitive trauma informed work.

Our Healers

Our "Healers" are national and international experts in Mind-Body Medicine, Somatic Abolitionism, Radical Self-Care, Healing Justice, and healing from trauma. We thank each of our Healers for sharing their knowledge with and training our Gold (workshop) Team members in these vital practices. 

Dr. Joi Lewis
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Dr. Joi Lewis

Dr. Joi Lewis promotes transformation and liberation of self through radical self-care and radical hospitality.

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Lora Matz

Lora Matz, MS, LICSW is a psychotherapist, lecturer and writer who works in the field of mind-body Medicine and transpersonal development.

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Resmaa Menakem

Resmaa Menakem, MSW, LICSW, S.E.P. is New York Times Best-Selling author and trauma specialist who helps people, communities, and organizations find strength in healing that is holistic and resilient. 

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Rebeka Ndosi

Rebeka Ndosi, M.S., L.Ac., is a board licensed acupuncturist and herbalist, teacher of child, adult and family yoga & meditation, a certified community coach in healing justice and a certified soul answer healer.

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