Insight Garden Program

ADVISORY BOARD

Fritjof Capra, Ph.D.

Fritjof Capra is a scientist, educator, activist, and author of many international bestsellers — including the Tao of Physics and Hidden Connections. Capra is a founding director of the Center for Ecoliteracy, which is dedicated to advancing ecology and systems thinking in primary and secondary education. He is a Fellow of Schumacher College, an international center for ecological studies in the UK, and serves on the Council of the Earth Charter International. Fritjof has been a advisor to IGP’s curriculum — specifically a Systems View of Life (also the name of his latest book); has taught classes on evolution and systems thinking at the prison; and remains a mentor to the program’s founder, Beth Waitkus.

Jane Fischberg

Jane Fischberg is Executive Director of Rubicon Programs, committed to transforming the East Bay by equipping very low-income people to break the cycle of poverty.  Prior to Rubicon, Jane had 12 years management experience in San Francisco nonprofit and public anti-poverty organizations. Jane has been named a Woman of Distinction by the Business Times. Several years ago, Rubicon and IGP teamed up to provide IGP graduates with Rubicon services as they transitioned to the community, and Jane has been a long-time advisor to IGP on development and strategy issues.

Rossina Gil

Rossina Gil is a leadership and organization development practitioner who has consulted more than 2,000 people  in executive leadership. She also has conducted organizational health surveys and other instruments to build executive and team self-awareness and productivity and focused on effective feedback processes to streamline communication and dialogue. A long-time friend of IGP, Rossina advises IGP on organization development, leadership, and human resource issues.

Mike Hannigan

Mike Hannigan earned his B.A. in Philosophy from U.C. San Diego and his M.A. in Criminology from U.C. Berkeley. He is currently the President of the social benefit company, Give Something Back. Mike has participated in an IGP sponsored Green Career Fair at San Quentin, presented at “Green Jobs” classes with IGP’s participants, and provides IGP with council on social entrepreneurship issues and connections in the Green industries.

Mutima Imani

Mutima Imani’s experience provides socially relevant, culturally consistent training, facilitation and consultation. She provides workshops and seminars to educate and motivate employees, and to increase creativity and productivity while working in diverse work environments. For more than twenty years, Mutima has delivered management and diversity workshops for Continuing Education for Public Officials (CEPO) and has a Masters Degree in Public Administration with an emphasis in Organization Development. Mutima has been a consultant, coach and advisor to IGP in curriculum development and facilitator training, as well as  human resources and diversity coaching.

Wes “Scoop” Nisker

Wes Nisker is a Buddhist meditation teacher, author and performer. His books include the newly edited version of his national bestseller, Essential Crazy Wisdom and Buddha’s Nature; The Big Bang, The Buddha, and the Baby Boom; and his most recent book Crazy Wisdom Saves the World Again! Wes is also the founder and co-editor of the international Buddhist journal “Inquiring Mind.” Wes has been an ongoing mindfulness advisor to IGP, and conducts the program’s annual “Garden Blessing” at San Quentin State Prison.

Tommy Norris

Tommy Norris began his career in corrections in 1971 as a correctional officer at the Federal Correctional Institution in Lexington, Kentucky and progressed through varying positions in the National Institute of Corrections Academy and served as the Deputy Commissioner of the Indiana Department of Corrections. He retired from the Bureau in 1999 as the agency’s Accreditation Manager. Since his retirement, Tommy has taught at the undergraduate level and founded two non-profits related to corrections, including GreenPrisons.org. IGP is a current member of the ACA’s Clean and Green Committee, which Tommy currently chairs. He is a treasured advisor to IGP on correctional issues and “greening” prisons.

Glen Price

Glen Price is a Bay Area consultant at Glen Price Group and community leader with broad experience in stakeholder engagement, strategic planning, collaborative development, consensus building, financial development, training, advocacy, and high-impact program design. He has achieved extensive successful results with multi-cultural, multi-sectoral initiatives, campaigns, and collaborative activities. Over the years, Glen has been an avid IGP supporter, providing strategic and development guidance.