Bill Wich has been a full leader, Leader Body Chair and Curriculum Chair in the Mankind Project. He has helped develop numerous trainings including “Next Step,” the “H.E.R. Training”, and the “Mystic Warrior” workshops. As a highly skilled teacher, facilitator and practitioner of hypnotherapy, Bill brings a powerful presence and a deep heartfelt compassion to the work. Over two + decades he has developed his own unique healing approach and theory of how the universe truly works. His Mission is to co-create an enlightened culture through healing and communication.
Steve Spitzer is a Professor of Sociology at Suffolk University where he has taught, researched and written on crime, justice and social control for over three decades. In 2002, he founded the Jericho Circle Project, a non-profit organization that seeks to “bring down the walls” by creating men’s support groups in correctional facilities. Since the project began, more than a thousand incarcerated men have sat in Jericho Circles in 7 correctional institutions in Massachusetts and Rhode Island. The Jericho Circle Project has also created and staffed a variety of intensive weekend workshops in both state and federal correctional settings and actively supported the development of similar programs in California, New York, Texas and Wisconsin. Steve is currently working on a book on how Jericho Circles support incarcerated men in “flipping” their old scripts and finding new meaning in their lives.
Bharataji Tony Joplin, C.A.M.C
Bharataji is a lead facilitator at ICF having helped bring success to our program in Folsom State Prison. He has recently been appointed to our board since ICF’s expansion into San Quentin. Bharataji is also Co-founder, President and lead facilitator of Dhyan Group which specializes in all areas of human development including substance abuse, conflict resolution and crisis intervention. Bharataji holds a Counselors Certification in Anger Management, and has spent many years as Center Director & Chief Operating Officer of The ManKind Project in Chicago; an internationally recognized men’s experiential training organization, including the New Warrior Training Adventure which he has led. He is also a member of Inward Journey/Underground Railroad and a leader in the Chicago branch of this organization.