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Board of Trustees


Michael P. Johll, Ph.D.
Michael P. Johll, Ph.D.
BOARD CHAIR

Michael P. Johll, is the founder and principal of The Johll Consulting Group. He earned his B.A. in Psychology from the University of Wisconsin - Madison in 1992 and a Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from…
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Rev. Brendalyn Batchelor, M.A., LPC
Rev. Brendalyn Batchelor, M.A., LPC

Rev. Brendalyn Batchelor is an ordained Unity minister. She received her master’s degree in Counseling from the University of New Mexico in 1991 and has been the minister of Unity Santa Fe since December 1994…
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Laura B. Bassett, M.A., LMHC
Laura B. Bassett, M.A., LMHC

Laura B. Bassett is a graduate of the Art Therapy Program at Southwestern College. Currently she works at a non-profit counseling center in Santa, Fe, New Mexico serving children, youth and families. Laura's positions include…
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Barbara Brown, M.A.
Barbara Brown, M.A.

Barbara is an SWC alum. She runs a real estate business with her sister in Bethesda, MD.…


James Cutropia, MBA, BS, AAS
James Cutropia, MBA, BS, AAS

James Cutropia is the Director of Finance and Administration for the Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi in service to the Archdiocese of Santa Fe. Jim is a graduate of Foundation for Shamanic Studies…
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Val Natonabah Jones
Val Natonabah Jones
Student Board Member

Val Natonabah Jones is a second year Master’s candidate in the Art Therapy/Counseling program at Southwestern College. Val was born and raised in Santa Fe, from the Dine’ (Navajo) Nation, and is Two-Spirit/Trans*.…
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Khira Korpi
Khira Korpi

Khira Korpi has been a successful business woman for the past 22 years, creating and operating MAYA, a Santa Fe retail store offering home décor, gifts, clothes and jewelry. She now consults with her team…
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Krishna Madappa
Krishna Madappa

Krishna Madappa is a Holistic Consultant, educator, clinician, researcher, storyteller, shaman and Ayurvedic specialist residing in Taos, New Mexico. Born and raised in the Andaman Islands of India and educated both in India and USA…
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Craig McAdams, M.A., LMHC
Craig McAdams, M.A., LMHC

Craig McAdams is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Santa Fe, New Mexico, working with children and families at the Southwest Family Guidance Center. He has 7 years of experience in the mental health…
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Phillip Retzky, MA, LMHC
Phillip Retzky, MA, LMHC

Phillip, a graduate of Southwestern College, has a private practice in Santa Fe, and enjoys his continued relationship with his alma mater. As an undergraduate at UCLA and UCSB, he began working in Community Mental…
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Brian Serna, M.A., LPCC, LADAC
Brian Serna, M.A., LPCC, LADAC
Faculty Board Member

Brian is a licensed professional clinical counselor and a nationally recognized trainer in the treatment of addictions. He trains and consults for programs that are implementing evidence-based interventions to treat addictions. He also facilitates workshops…
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James Michael Nolan, Ph.D.
James Michael Nolan, Ph.D.
President

Dr. Nolan has been in leadership since the late 1980’s; in the academy, in practice and in university counseling centers. His experiences with more than a dozen traditional and distance/blended universities allows him to recognize…
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Katherine Ninos, MA, LPCC
Katherine Ninos, MA, LPCC
Vice President/Board Secretary

Katherine is Vice President and Director of The New Earth Institute at Southwestern College. She received her BA in Psychology at Alfred University, New York, and her MA in Transformational Counseling and Education at SWC…
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Robert D. Waterman, Ed.D., LPCC
Robert D. Waterman, Ed.D., LPCC
President Emertius

Dr. Waterman has been a spiritual teacher, mentor and counselor for over thirty years, conducting classes throughout the United States and in Europe. …
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