Meet our advisors

Project InsideOut is supported by an illustrious board of advisors who bring insights and expertise in clinical psychology, integrated approaches to care, behavior change, communications and movement building.

Dr. Marshall Alcorn, PHD

Dr. Marshall specializes in the psychoanalytic understandings of the mind. He served as advisor for, and participated in, Renee Lertzman’s 2017 World Wildlife Fund seminar hosted at National Geographic Society, “Beyond Behavior Change: Redefining Demand Reduction for the Ivory Trade.” Author of Resistance to Learning: Overcoming the Desire to Know in Classroom Teaching (Palgrave Macmillan US, 2013), he is former Chair of the English Department at George Washington University.

Rory Bakke

Rory is a seasoned sustainability practitioner and change-management advisor. She has worked with multilevel interdisciplinary teams with international airports, including San Francisco’s and Atlanta’s. Most recently, one of the largest aviation and space product manufacturers in the world has turned to her for sustainability reporting and executive communications.

Bob Berley

Bob is a private-practice psychotherapist for individuals and groups. He has served on the faculties of Seattle University, Antioch University, the Washington School of Professional Psychology (now Argosy University) and the University of Washington, where he is Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry. 

Leslie Davenport

Leslie expands the role of psychology into interdisciplinary dialogues about climate change solutions. She is a cofounder of the Institute for Health & Healing, one of the nation’s first and largest hospital-based integrative-medicine programs, and author of Emotional Resiliency in the Era of Climate Change: A Clinician’s Guide (Jessica Kingsley Publishing, 2017). 

Anna Jane Jaynor

Anna is former Senior Campaign Strategist at Purpose and now an independent communications-strategy consultant. Her work has been featured in Rolling Stone and Glamour, on MTV, by The Associated Press and in “Years of Living Dangerously,” an Emmy Award-winning “Showtime” series.  She is co-host of the popular podcast, “There’s No Place Like Home.” 

Steven Malcolm Berg-Smith, MS

Steven is a behavior-change specialist and researcher with over 30 years’ experience. As a member of the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers, he conducts workshops and designs intervention protocols for national clinical-research trials. Numerous national magazines have featured his articles on making positive lifestyle changes.

Sarah Peyton

Sarah Peyton, Certified Trainer of Nonviolent Communication, constellation facilitator and neuroscience educator, integrates brain science and the use of resonant language to heal trauma and nourish self-warmth with exquisite gentleness. She teaches and lectures internationally, and is the author of the book “Your Resonant Self: Guided Meditations and Exercises to Engage Your Brain’s Capacity for Healing.” She is currently at work on a second book, commissioned by W.W.Norton, on the relational neuroscience of the unconscious contracts that constellations so often let us disentangle.

Kristin Barker

Kristin is exploring what it means to practice a robust response to environmental and social injustice. She is dedicated to cultivating broad-scale awakening to authentic earth relationship through living Dharma and advocacy. Kristin is a teacher and board member with the Insight Meditation Community of Washington (DC), a GreenFaith fellow and graduate of the Community Dharma Leader program through Spirit Rock. Kristin is also a co-founder of White Awake whose mission is to develop awareness of race dynamics among white people. She holds a Master’s in Environmental Management from Duke University, has worked as an independent consultant and staff member at several environmental organizations. Kristin is a native of New Mexico and currently lives in Washington DC.

Caroline Hickman

Caroline Hickman is an integrative psychosynthesis psychotherapist & Lecturer at the University of Bath, UK, & is a member of the Climate Psychology Alliance (CPA) for whom she has been developing an outreach programme of trainings & workshops for schools & counsellors supporting people dealing with eco-anxiety. Caroline is also creating a series of podcasts on Climate Psychology & Eco-Anxiety – ‘Climate Crisis Conversations – Catastrophe or Transformation’. She has a Tedx talk on Climate Psychology & is researching children & young people’s feelings including eco-anxiety & eco-grief in relation to the climate and biodiversity crisis using a psychosocial free association methodology to uncover and explore different stories, narratives and images around our defenses against the ‘difficult truth’ of the climate and bio-diversity crisis, and hidden and ‘less conscious’ feelings about climate anxiety, grief, the Bio-diversity crisis & the Coronavirus. She is passionate about getting ‘under the surface’ metaphorically and literally.

Please see additional details for our October 7-8 Summit here!