we are always looking to add to our World-class faculty of expert Psychologists, meditation Teachers and mindful movement/yoga teachers - PARticularly those with prior humanitarian response or development experience.

if you are interested to join our faculty, or looking for internships, and other ways to volunteer your experience, please email emmett@garrisoninstitute.org

                                                      Staff

Emmett Fitzgerald is Executive Director of the CBR Project. He began his humanitarian aid career in 2005 in DR Congo, worked for over two years in Haiti after the earthquake and was himself a beneficiary of the CBR Project in 2014.  For more on Emmett's background click here

                                                    Faculty

Sharon Salzberg, renowned meditation teacher and New York Times bestselling author, is cofounder of the CBR Project and the Insight Meditation Society in Barre, Massachusetts.  www.sharonsalzberg.com

Sharon Salzberg, renowned meditation teacher and New York Times bestselling author, is cofounder of the CBR Project and the Insight Meditation Society in Barre, Massachusetts. 

www.sharonsalzberg.com

Hugh Byrne, Ph.D. in political science, is a guiding meditation teacher with the Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC who has worked extensively in the field of human rights. www.hugh-byrne.com

Hugh Byrne, Ph.D. in political science, is a guiding meditation teacher with the Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC who has worked extensively in the field of human rights.

www.hugh-byrne.com

Aleksandra (Ola) Witkowska, is a Gestalt therapist and has been providing psychosocial support for the MSF humanitarian staff, and led community and mental health interventions with international aid organizations in Iraq, Kosovo, Serbia and Tanzania.

Aleksandra (Ola) Witkowska, is a Gestalt therapist and has been providing psychosocial support for the MSF humanitarian staff, and led community and mental health interventions with international aid organizations in Iraq, Kosovo, Serbia and Tanzania.

Stephanie Kohler is a teacher and writer based in Atlanta, Georgia, USA. Her work as a yoga teacher brought her to the CBR Project, after more than 20 years of teaching in various capacities. www.stephaniekohler.com

Stephanie Kohler is a teacher and writer based in Atlanta, Georgia, USA. Her work as a yoga teacher brought her to the CBR Project, after more than 20 years of teaching in various capacities.

www.stephaniekohler.com

Maximilien Zimmermann, a psychologist specialized in emergency and disaster responses, coordinates the mental health and psychosocial support unit for Médecins du Monde in Palestine.  

Maximilien Zimmermann, a psychologist specialized in emergency and disaster responses, coordinates the mental health and psychosocial support unit for Médecins du Monde in Palestine.  

Gayla Marie Stiles, expert in yoga and other movement modalities, is passionate about teaching therapeutic and transformative elements of movement.  She was a founding faculty member and designer of the CBR curriculum.   

Gayla Marie Stiles, expert in yoga and other movement modalities, is passionate about teaching therapeutic and transformative elements of movement. 

She was a founding faculty member and designer of the CBR curriculum. 

 

Chia-Ti Chiu, is a yoga teacher, Thai bodyworker, and meditator. She runs a community arts and yoga program at Hopital Adventiste d’Haiti in Port-au-Prince Haiti that she developed after her initial visiti doing earthquake relief work in 2010. 

Chia-Ti Chiu, is a yoga teacher, Thai bodyworker, and meditator. She runs a community arts and yoga program at Hopital Adventiste d’Haiti in Port-au-Prince Haiti that she developed after her initial visiti doing earthquake relief work in 2010. 

Carla Uriarte, clinical and social psychologist with many years of experience with Médecins sans Frontières Spain, founded their first psychosocial support unit. She now provides senior technical support for psychosocial programming in the Middle East for the International Committee of the Red Cross. A founding member of the CBR faculty and designer of the curriculum, Carla has passed on to others her teaching role and has now stepped into a senior advisory, role for the CBR Project. 

Carla Uriarte, clinical and social psychologist with many years of experience with Médecins sans Frontières Spain, founded their first psychosocial support unit. She now provides senior technical support for psychosocial programming in the Middle East for the International Committee of the Red Cross.

A founding member of the CBR faculty and designer of the curriculum, Carla has passed on to others her teaching role and has now stepped into a senior advisory, role for the CBR Project.