OUR STAFF

 

RuthRuth Steinberg, Administrator
Ruth Steinberg brings to her position a background in international technical support, logistics and supply chain management, arts management as well as academic teaching and research in European and early Hollywood film history and sociology. Originally from Switzerland and raised in Japan, Ruth has made San Francisco her home for the last two decades.  

She considers San Francisco the perfect place to indulge in her many cultural interests including film, theatre, literature and music. You will find her at many of the city’s film festivals and author readings. A gourmand, she never ceases to marvel at the variety of dining options in the Bay Area. She enjoys walks in Golden Gate Park, the Presidio, and Ocean Beach as well as getaways to the many beautiful natural sights that California has to offer. The many offerings in meditation and spiritual practice, in particular the proximity to Spirit Rock, are another aspect of the Bay Area this mother of two teenage boys really appreciates.

Ruth’s personal mantra is to stay amazed. As an administrator at the Hakomi Institute of California, she loves to help, even in small ways, and to connect with others on their personal journeys. You can reach Ruth at 415-839-6788. Email: contact@HakomiCA.org.

 

 

 

RhondaPicRhonda Mattern, Executive Director
Rhonda Mattern earned an MS in Applied Behavioral Science and Organization Development from Johns Hopkins University. She has worked as Director of Training and Organization Development for two Fortune 1000 health care companies, served as a Senior Organization Development Consultant for the American Red Cross, and provided organization development consulting to AARP, the Department of Health and Human Services, and the Environmental Defense Fund, among others. A Hakomi graduate and longtime spiritual practitioner, Rhonda offers classes and private sessions in Intentional Presence, a mix of mindfulness-based therapeutic and relational skills. She's also an award-winning songwriter who worked for many years as a musician and square dance caller, and still counts singing and contra dancing among her top ten passions in life. You can reach Rhonda at 510-849-7735. Email: mattern.rhonda@gmail.com

 

 

AdeleAdele Gotlib, Bookkeeper
Adele lives to nitpick. She also lives for praise. This combination of personality traits makes her extremely well suited for her job as Hakomi's bookkeeper and sometime proofreader. In addition to bookkeeping experience, Adele has over 25 years' experience as a typist-proofreader-copy editor, and has spent nearly as many years being unemployed, for which she is also very well suited. When not doing nothing, Adele enjoys spending her free time gardening, looking at birds and bugs, and playing the piano. You can reach Adele at hicabooks@gmail.com



AnnaFagergren imgAnna Fagergren, Training Support Coordinator
Anna Fagergren earned an MA in Organizational Psychology from Claremont Graduate University. For the past nine years, she has provided program evaluation support to nonprofit organizations with a focus on youth development. One of Anna's greatest passions is supporting people in their development; she is a volunteer mentor and tutor, and a running coach. Drawn to personal and interpersonal growth opportunities, she loves building on her mindfulness and body-based practices through the Hakomi Comprehensive Training, as well as developing her mediation skills with the SEEDS Community Resolution Center. Probably happiest outdoors, Anna runs and hikes as much as she can. You can reach Anna at 917-497-8408 and annafagergren@gmail.com.