Our Board

Board of directors

Our board of directors oversees everything, from reviewing and accrediting course materials, to overseeing fundraising and charitable programs.

Kevin Ellerton is a meditation activist, author and entrepreneur, who has been on a mission to make the world a happier place through meditation since 2010. He has taught meditation to over a hundred thousand students, and founded multiple companies and organizations including Meditation Magazine (on shelves in thousands of stores in 20+ countries around the world) and The Meditation Organization.

ana netanel

Ana Netanel is an international wellness practitioner and instructor, specializing in the restorative and healing power of sound frequency and vibration, with over 20 years of experience studying, guiding and teaching Sound Healing, Sound Baths, Kundalini Yoga and Meditation. Ana recently shared Sound Healing on MTV and Grey’s Anatomy, and facilitated Sound Healing at the Girl Boss Rally in LA for international women leaders.


Mark Van Buren is a Mental Fitness and Mindful Living Trainer who has been practicing meditation extensively for 13+ years. He has attended dozens of silent retreats ranging anywhere from one to ten days – mainly in the Chan/Zen tradition – studying under many of Chan Master Sheng Yen’s lineage holding teachers. He is the author of two books under Wisdom Publications: A Fool’s Guide to Actual Happiness, and, Your Life IS Meditation. 

monisha vasa

Dr. Monisha Vasa, MD, is a psychiatrist, mother, author, narrative medicine scholar, and mindfulness practitioner in Orange County, California. Dr. Vasa co-founded The Mental Health Collective, a Newport Beach based treatment center that redefines the treatment of those facing mental health challenges, and InWord, a reflective writing company that integrates meditation and creativity in books, journals, workshops, and retreats.

Forrest Neal is an Author & Speaker at the Meditation Center of Alabama. While traveling the U.S. he meets with influential figures to collaborate with and promote the benefits of meditation to children and young adults suffering from depression, stress, and anxiety. Forrest is developing programs and technologies that teach meditation to students, so that they can be better equipped to pursue their dreams and have a positive impact.