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Leadership

IANDS Board of Directors and Staff

Executive Committee of the Board

bob frank

Bob Frank, EMBA
President
Conference Committee
Residence: California
Occupation: Author, Business Consultant, Hypnotherapist
Joined the board in 2013

Sandra Martin

Sandra Martin
Vice-President
Media/Public Relations
Residence: Virginia
Occupation: Author, photographer, gardener & retired Literary Agent
Joined the board in 2016

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Scott Taylor, Ed.D.
Treasurer
Residence: Minnesota
Occupation: Professor at South Central College
Small Business Management
Rejoined the board in 2018

Other Board Members

Jacqueline Arnold 

Jacqueline Arnold, MSLS
Residence: Colorado
Boulder IANDS & Bees Group Leader
Joined the board in 2016

Bev Byers

Beverly Byers, RN, Ed.D.
Occupation: Professor of Nursing, Lubbock Christian Univ.
Founded: Oceans Spa & School, Lubbock, TX
Joined the board in 2017

delainedeal_sm2 Delaine Deal, BA
Conference Committee
Residence: Colorado
Occupation: Events Coordinator
Joined the board in 2010
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Justin Dixon
Board Member at Large
Occupation: Master Developer, Tucson, AZ
Joined the board in 2018

 Joan Fowler circle pic

Joan Fowler, MBA
Technology Committee
Occupation: Reconnective Healing Trainer & Healer
Joined the board in 2018

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Ned Matinnia
Social media facilitator
Residence: Colorado
Joined the board in 2016

20170825 PassPort Photo v2   Chuck Swedrock, B.Sc.Computer Sci; M.B.A.; ACISTE LC
IANDS Groups Coordinator
Technology & Groups Committees
Residence: Arizona, Co-facilitator of Tucson & Central AZ IANDS 
Occupation: Retired Information Technology Specialist
Served on the board 2005 - 2010
Rejoined board in 2017
rebeccasvallamd1 Rebecca Valla, MD
Residence: North Carolina
Occupation: Board Certified Psychiatrist
Joined the board in 2015
linda headshot Linda Vos, BFA
Marketing Committee, Graphics Design
Residence: Virginia
Occupation: Principal, Vox, Inc.
Joined the board in 2013

Staff

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Susan Amsden, BSc,
IANDS Business Manager
Editor Vital Signs; New Groups Mentor
Durham IANDS - Group Facilitator
Occupation: Business Specialist
ACISTE Life Coach
Joined the IANDS staff in 2015

MarybethMaranuk

Marybeth Maranuk, BA
Marketing, Office, IANDS Groups Support
Residence: North Carolina
Occupation: Retired CPM, Property Management
Joined the IANDS staff in 2008

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Laura Aldag, MS
IANDS Membership Support
Residence: North Carolina
Retired Birth Doula
Joined the IANDS staff in 2018

Committees

Photograph of Janice Holden

Janice Holden, Ed.D
Editor of the Journal of Near-Death Studies
Past president of IANDS
Residence: Texas
Occupation: Professor of counseling at the University of North Texas in Denton
Served on the board from 2000 - 2006
Dr. Holden is an NDE researcher who also supervises doctoral students conducting NDE research.

   
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Bruce Greyson, M.D
Past President of IANDS
Consulting Editor of the Journal of Near-Death Studies
Residence: Virginia
Occupation: Professor of psychiatry
Served on the board 1981-1992
Served as Editor of the Journal of Near-Death Studies from 1982 - 2008 (26 years!).

NancyClark2  Nancy Clark, Ph.D.
International Groups Coordinator
Residence: Arizona
Occupation: Executive director, Arizona Integrative Therapies, Psychotherapist, author, international lecturer
Served on the board 2006 - 2012
 Katie Connolly

Katie Connolly, CPA
Media Council
Residence: Colorado
Occupation: Certifiied Public Accountant
Served since 2017

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Diane Corcoran, RN, PhD
President Emerita
Chair of Education and Research Committees
Residence: North Carolina
Occupation: Nurse, Educator, Retired Army Colonel, currently doing legal nurse consulting
Joined the board in 2004 - 2017
Past IANDS president and board member, written several articles on NDEs for health care professionals; currently sponsoring research on combat related NDES.

Photograph of Debbie James Debbie James, MSN, RN, CCRN, CRS 
Conference & Education Committees
Residence: Texas 
Occupation: Critical Care Clinical Nurse Specialist 
Served on the board 1995-2008; Rejoined the board in 2011-2017
National conference coordinator from 1996 - 2006, 2010
robertmays2 Robert Mays, BSc
Former Treasurer
Finance, Technology & Website Committees
Residence: North Carolina
Occupation: NDE researcher (consciousness, veridical perceptions), retired Senior Software Engineer, retired science teacher
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Yolaine Stout, B.A.
Chair of the Integration/Support Committee
Past president of IANDS
Residence: California
Occupation: Self-Help Writer, Life Coach, Nonprofit Consultant
17 years experience in non-profit leadership and development. Honors graduate UC Berkeley. 25 year educator in Austria and the United States.

66 Marjorie Woollacott

Majorie Woollacott, PhD
Director of Research
Professor of Neuroscience, University of Oregon
Researcher in the field of rehabilitation, cognition & meditation

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