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Bob Caron

Education Consultant, Deloitte, IZL Instructor & Coach

Dr. Bob Caron is a certified instructor of Zen Leadership and a FEBI Certified Coach. He brings a dynamic and caring presence to the team and seeks to guide leaders, entrepreneurs and anyone trying to make a difference in the world toward their true purpose and passion.

Kristi Crymes, DO

VP, Head of HEAL, IZL Instructor, Family Medicine Physician

Kristi Crymes is an IZL instructor, head of the HEAL program, a member of the board of directors and a Chosei Zen student. When she isn't at work as a family medicine physician and faculty at Cox Family Medicine Residency, you can find her on the virtual dojo or exploring the wilderness.

Gordon Greene

Roshi, Abbot, Chosei Zen, Clinical Professor of Family Medicine, University of Wisconsin

Gordon Hakuun Greene is the Abbot of Chosei Zen, a Rinzai Zen Buddhist training organization headquartered in Madison, WI, and the Head Priest of Spring Green Dojo, its rural training center.

Cindy Haq, MD

HEAL Instructor, Chair of the Department of Family Medicine, University of CA, Irvine

Cindy Haq, MD, is Chair of the Department of Family Medicine at the University of California, Irvine. She has been a champion for health equity, primary health care, community health and family medicine throughout her career.

Cris Nakano

Director In Europe and ZL Instructor & Coach

Cris is a strategist, coach and facilitator, passionate about helping develop more inclusive, engaging and “on-purpose” leaders and organizations, where people can be their best selves at work and live meaningful and fulfilling lives.

Kate Watters

Board Chair and ZL Instructor

Kate is certified in Zen Leadership and FEBI from IZL. She is an E-RYT 200 certified yoga instructor with additional training in trauma-informed yoga.

Ginny Whitelaw

Roshi, Founder

Ginny Jiko Whitelaw is the founder and CEO of the Institute for Zen Leadership, a Zen Master, scientist, and expert in developing the whole leader.