Copper Beech Leadership

Copper Beech Institute’s leadership and independent board of directors bring their vision, expertise, commitment and resources to furthering the organization and its mission of transforming the world through mindfulness, contemplation and compassionate action. 

Dr. Brandon Nappi

Dr. Brandon Nappi is a spiritual teacher, speaker, and writer who passionately believes in the capacity of the human spirit to awaken. Inspired by the common wisdom of the world’s spiritual traditions, he has dedicated his life’s work to sharing the transformative power of mindfulness practice. He founded Copper Beech Institute in 2014 and is the institute’s executive director.

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Board of Directors

 Deborah Doran, Co-Chair

Charles J. Herbert, Co-Chair

Helen BetGivargis, L.Ac.

Fr. David Cinquegrani, C.P.

Mary P. Guerrera, M.D.

Vamsi Koneru, Ph.D.

Joe Lander, J.D., C.F.P.

Brandon Nappi, D.Min., M.Div.

Bill Walsh

Barbara Aaron

Chuck Joseph

Holly Winters

Pamela Rekow

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