MEET THE COLLECTIVE

Facilitators for the Ahimsa Collective have their own robust professional lives and choose to come together on issues of trauma and violence. Our deepest value is to foster beloved community amongst all of our facilitators, and operate as a caring community.  The Ahimsa Collective started in January 2016, and our facilitator and collaborator network is growing. To read their full bios, click a photo or go here

Core Team

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Executive Director

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TY LANCASTER

Santa Cruz Property Manager

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Executive Director

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Program Manager

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Facilitator

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Grant Writer / Facilitator

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Board Member

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Collaborator / Facilitator

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Ahimsa Facilitators and Collaborators

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Facilitator

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Board Member

Collaborator

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Collaborator

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Facilitator

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Empathize Facilitator

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Facilitator

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Collaborator

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Collaborator

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Facilitator

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Facilitator

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VOD Facilitator

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Facilitator

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Facilitator

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VOD Facilitator

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Facilitator

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Collaborator

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Facilitator

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Collaborator / Facilitator

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Collaborator / Facilitator

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Collaborator / Facilitator

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VOD Facilitator

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VOD Facilitator

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SAMANTHA BAUTISTA

Facilitator

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DANICA RODARMEL

Restorative Justice Fellow

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ANTHONY AMMONS

Facilitator

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RUTH GRESTLE

Facilitator

Past Facilitators and Collaborators

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Collaborator

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Collaborator

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Facilitator

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Facilitator

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DENNIS SCOTT

Facilitator

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VOD Facilitator