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Jose’ Said Osio Founder

Said has worked in the media arts and for educational non profits beginning while in college for the educational TV series Insight for ten years and was mentored by Elwood Kieser an Emmy award-winning Catholic priest “ who taught me the power of visual media”. From there on to numerous boards from AIGA American Institute Graphic Arts San Francisco, and Center for Creative Retirement to Treepeople. Said was also a director for Visiones a Hispanic leadership program partially funded by the Kellogg Foundation under Colorado’s State Senator Polly Baca. Said is currently on the board of Healing Journey's. 

In the private sector Said has been in advertising design as Gen. Manager in NY and Venice for the brand group Bright & Associates a former subsidiary of the advertising agency Chiat Day (the agency of the decade). As well with the digital  branding agency Tolleson Design in San Francisco. He now collaborates  with Intersection Studios and is a partner in a new publishing media venture Intersection +.  Said is also an artist and as senior teacher in Sufism was trained in imagery and alchemical retreats/meditation.  He has been a student for over thirty years with the late Sufi Master Pir Vilayat Inayat Khan.

Michael Rey Creative Director Partner

Creative Director

Designer / Photographer / Artist
The Founding Principal of Intersection Studio, Michael Rey brings an exceptional creative background to GIC. Coming out of Art Center College of Design during the graphic design renaissance influenced by the late 60s and early 70s, Michael is part of an extraordinary crop of gifted "visualists" whose pursuit of meaning in simple images defines modern graphic design.
He made his mark quickly as co-publisher and art director of The Picture Newspaper in New York City. The infamous publication hit the streets in the seminal days of modern art when Andy Warhol held court in Union Square. Its presence in the Museum of Modern Art illustrates its impact. With The Picture Newspaper, Rey's work succeeded in influencing avant-garde and eventually mainstream publications in both the United States and Europe. 


Rey has applied his love of images to numerous areas of design including corporate identity, packaging, publications, film/television graphics, album covers, movie campaigns, advertising and editorial design.     

Michael is no stranger to the not for profit world and has extensive credits from the Getty, to the LA Phil, to Children’s Hospital of Orange County CA to The Sundance Foundation. Michael holds a BFA in Advertising Design and an MFA in Fine Arts from Art Center College of Design where he has taught graphic design. He has also instructed at the School of Visual Arts in New York, UCLA, and Otis College of Art and Design in Los Angeles. His fine art photography feeds his passion and his soul as does his life long journey work in the inner traditions of the Native Americans and Sufis.


Mentor & Advisor :

Ernest Rossi, Ph.D  FAPA  

Ernest is the author of two dozen professional books on psychotherapy, including The Psychobiology of Gene Expression: Neuroscience and Neurogenesis in Hypnosis and in the Healing and Arts published in 2002, and A Dialogue with Our Genes, 2004. “As an author, researcher, teacher, and innovator, Dr. Rossi has advocated the benefits of clinical hypnosis, has raised the bar of scientific excellence for optimizing performance and healing in psychotherapy, therapeutic hypnosis, the arts, humanities, and spiritual traditions.” Dr. Rossi currently conducts training workshops sponsored by the nonprofit Ernest Lawrence Rossi Foundation for Psychosocial Genomic Research. He is a Fellow in the American Psychotherapy Association.

Lifetime Achievement Awards:
2008: Lifetime Achievement Award for Outstanding Contributions to the Field of Psychotherapy: The American Society of Clinical Hypnosis, Bernauer Newton Trust

2003: Lifetime Achievement Award for Outstanding Contributions to the Field of Psychotherapy: The American Association for Psychotherapy

1986: Lifetime Achievement Award for Outstanding Contributions to the Field of Psychotherapy: The Milton H. Erickson Foundation

Advisors:

Jan Adrian, M.S.W  

Exec Director of Healing Journeys. As a survivor of three primary cancers (breast cancer and ocular melonoma) and several recurrences, Jan wanted to focus on healing the whole person instead of just curing the body. She created the Cancer as a Turning Point, From Surviving To Thriving™ conference to address this need. She is the founder and director of Healing Journeys. She was previously the co-director of the Center for Health Awareness in San Jose, CA.

Donald Abrams, MD

Dr. Donald Abrams , The Director of Integrated Oncology Research Program at the Osher Center for Integrative Medicine; a Professor of Clinical Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco. In addition to his role at the Osher Center, he is chief of Hematology and Oncology at San Francisco General Hospital. Donald, who has been in the forefront of HIV/AIDS research and treatment, stepped down from the HIV Clinic at San Francisco General Hospital in August 2006 to devote more time to integrative medicine and oncology. He is an executive committee member of the UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center and is co-chair of the center's program in Symptom Management, Palliative Care and Survivor-ship. In 2004, he completed an associate fellowship in integrative medicine at the University of Arizona. He co-authored with Andrew Weil Integrative Oncology for Oxford Press 2009.

Devorah Coryell

Deborah Coryell has worked in the health field for more than 25 years and is co-founder and executive director of the Shiva foundation, an organization dedicated to education and support for those dealing with loss and death. She conceived and directed the wellness education program at Canyon Ranch in Tucson, Arizona, one of the nation's foremost and innovative health resorts. Based on a wellness models she developed, the program embraced a full spectrum of life patterns and resources that influence health — including the capacity to grieve.

The Shiva foundation, a nonprofit organization is committed to developing resources in offering support and the grieving process.

Jim Rodgers, MD

Dr. Rodgers, is a  Board Certified Psychiatrist who received his Medical Degree from Brown University and completed his Psychiatric Residency at Harvard University’s Massachusetts Mental Health Center Program.  While serving as Chief Resident in Psychiatry at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Dr. Rodgers learned the ‘Relaxation Response’ under Herb Benson, MD.  

Dr. Rodgers has worked with seriously and persistently mentally ill patients for 15 years.  He has extensive experience with geriatric psychiatry.  The early focus of his career was with somatic therapies including psychopharmacology and convulsive therapies.  In addition, Dr. Rodgers is certified in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy.

Over the past several years Dr. Rodgers interest in the processes of psychological and spiritual transformation has led him to the study of Western esotericism and the Hermetic Arts of alchemy, astrology and mysticism. He has published several papers on the processes of transformation in mysticism and alchemy and astrology. These recent studies have renewed his interest in the mind body connection and the use of imagery for personal growth and healing.

Larry Cammarata, Ph.D 

Larry Cammarata, is a fully integrated psychotherapist. As a Ph.D. he is a licensed psychologist in private practice. He is the clinical director of Skyland Behavioral Health Associates, a multidisciplinary behavioral healthcare practice in Asheville, North Carolina. Dr. Cammarata is also a faculty member of the University of Phoenix Online, where he instructs graduate psychology students. Larry Cammarata has extensive experience providing individual, marital, family, and group psychotherapy to a diverse range of people and problems. He has special expertise in the areas of family therapy, stress management, mindfulness, clinical hypnosis, and the general field of mind-body medicine. Dr. Larry has presented educational programs to professional audiences as well as the general public at the national and international levels. Besides Mindfulness meditation Dr. Larry has integrated in his own personal development a number of critical skills that keep him in the forefront of complementary therapies in spirit mind body. He teaches as a certified instructor Qigong and a number of forms of Tai Chi Chuan, the Chinese system of self-defense, moving meditation, and healing exercise.

Dr. Cammarata’s doctoral training was completed at California School of Professional Psychology, a program fully accredited by the American Psychological Association. He received his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology in 1984. He completed his master’s degree training in 1979 at Fairleigh Dickinson University in Teaneck, New Jersey, where he served as a Teaching Fellow, providing college instruction to undergraduates. He received his bachelor’s degree from the College of New Jersey, where he was awarded the Graduate Study Award for his academic excellence in the field of psychology.

Dr. Cammarata served as a United States Navy Psychologist. He interned at the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland from 1982 to 1983. Dr. Cammarata’s appointment to the National Naval Medical Center internship was awarded for receiving an Armed Forces Health Professions Scholarship during his graduate training years. Besides his involvement in the profession of psychology and martial and Chinese healing arts, Larry is a professional musician and performing artist who has performed locally, nationally, and internationally.

Leslie Davenport, MFT

Leslie Davenport, has unique qualifications in the Body-Mind-Spirit field. San Francisco Chronicle’s dance critic Allan Ulrich reviewed Leslie as a professional dancer endowed with “a superior sense of balance…and powers of communication that set her apart from the herd.” As a psychotherapist in practice for twenty years, she understands the health impact of thoughts and emotions. And a passion for the mystery of the human spirit drew her to become an ordained interfaith minister in 1984.  Leslie has braided her expertise with body-mind-spirit into her book, Healing and Transformation Through Self Guided Imagery, released by Celestial Arts/Random House.


She is a founding member of the Institute for Health & Healing at California Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco, which brings holistic care into the heart of conventional medicine. Leslie offers integrative psychotherapy in the Clinic, and teaches in their Integrative Medicine Program. Her book and expert advise have appeared in a number of magazines including Family Circle, Natural Health, Great Health, Body + Soul, Shift and San Francisco Medicine.  A sought after speaker, she lectures in a broad range of setting that has included KRON Television, the National Wellness Conference, the Commonwealth Club, to name just a few. 

Lee Irwin, Ph.D

Lee Irwin, Ph.D., is chair of the religious study department at the College of Charleston, South Carolina. His areas of expertise are Native American religions and western esotericism, particularly in hermetic spirituality and its relationship to Eastern religious traditions. He also teaches in the areas of the tracks personal religious experience, incarnational spirituality, and on the importance of the Divine feminine -- particularly around themes connected to dreams and visions. He is vice president of the international Association for the study of esotericism, and gives frequent presentations at the Sophia Institute, the Institute for dream studies.

Jana Sigars-Malina, Intellectual Property Attorney

A muse and an International and Intellectual Property Rights Attorney and Of Counsel to the law firm of Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg, P.A.

Janá is a long-time advocate of the cultural arts community, focusing on its importance in the education and health of children and their understanding of the world.   She serves on the Board of the Miami-Dade County Cultural Affairs Council. She is on the Board of Trustees of Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden and is past-president of Miami City Ballet.  Janá is an active member of the International Women’s Forum, having served as its president for 2 years.  Janá is a currently on the Board of both the Lovewell Institute for the Creative Arts and Miami’s Playground Theatre.  She has co-produced the highly acclaimed musical comedy “Flamingo Follies” and is a member of the Screen Actors Guild. 

Janá’s legal practice has involved international commercial transactions and business law, including foreign and domestic intellectual property, licensing and distribution, product development and technology transfer, foreign trade and immigration work. Janá has lectured extensively and authored numerous articles on topics concerning U.S. and international trademark matters, intellectual property rights, product development, protection, distribution and licensing in the U.S., Latin America and Taiwan.

Janá graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and received her law degree from the Cleveland-Marshall School of Law. Janá is deeply devoted to her nine-year-old twin daughters, Brezlan and Makenna Malina. 

Scott Hull  / visual creative agent

Listen with your eyes.
Scott Hull is involved in the arts as an agent and has served over 8,000 global customers from advertising agencies, design firms, and Fortune 500 companies. Scott feels “it’s from the shadows of the creative world that I’ve been able to watch, listen, and learn as the art world has evolved.” Scott’s projects have appeared in publications such as Time books and the Harry Potter series, in the packaging for various CDs, video games, and from environmental graphics for major league ballparks and museums. Former relationships in his art-full business include small start-ups as well as bigwigs like Target, Microsoft, Scholastic and Disney. He caters to the needs of national companies like Leo Burnett or Starbucks and local regional concerns such as Whole Foods or The Tampa Bay Museum of History. 

He sees his future as we all do, i.e., as delivering creative solutions for clients in healthcare and publishing. Scott also publishes the Visual Ambassador Blog:  A blog that helps companies create and share meaningful ideas and intelligent designs. Hull is on AIGA’s: Advisory Board & Design Revival Conference: as Co Chair.


 



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