Catherine Rosasco Mitchell
FOUNDER, President and Feldenkrais Practitioner
Catherine Rosasco-Mitchell developed the Wellness Through Movement program with the Kohala community and schools of the Big Island. A crippling disease began her research of the mind-body relationship to healing in 1980. Her forty years experience in mind-body integration include studies with the Moshe Feldenkrais work (associate of Einstein), neurology, physics, and psychology with ancient scriptures and practices. (More information: Feldenkrais Interest) The Wellness Through Movement program was taught and tested in elementary schools for eight years.
Rosasco-Mitchell has been recognized by scholars at Brown University (Cathy Kerr), Kennedy Krieger Institute, Johns Hopkins (Dav Clark), and Vassar College (Carolyn Palmer), and presented the following conferences: Movement and Cognition, Movementis; Society for Research in Child Development (SRCD); and the Society of Health and Physical Educators (AAHPERD & HAHPERD).
Her personal time is spent riding horses and being in nature and spiritual practices combining science with Spirit and Spirit with science.
Past Board Members
Former Professor at University California Santa Barbara
Bill Prothero has had forty years experience doing both Earth science and educational research. His research activities have been in ocean floor seismology, studies of earth structure beneath volcanoes, and the creation and evaluation of learning environments supported by internet technology. Bill is dedicated to making a difference in the consciousness of humanity with the environment and each other. His personal time is spent developing new educational software, playing jazz and riding his bike.
Former CEO North Kohala Community Hospital
Pat Linton is currently serving as the Founding Executive Director of the new Seward Community Health Center in Seward, Alaska. Pat and Catherine met years ago when he came to North Hawaii to design, construct and open a prototypical hospital that blended allopathic and complementary medicine within a total healing environment in collaboration with Earl Bakken (inventor of the pace maker and Co-Founder of Medtronic). Pat has served in a number of senior leadership positions throughout his career and been dedicated to improving personal and community health in holistic ways through all of these endeavors.
His mission can be summed up by his quest to bring together his professional interests in health care leadership and his personal interests in spiritual growth through their common goal of healing. By creatively applying what he has explored and learned, his hope has been to better contribute to the good of all in the communities he serves.
Hui of Educators, Professionals, Parents Advisors
Susie Jones M.A: Originator and Co-Creater of the WTM program: Physical Education Educator/Administrator Hawaii Preparatory Academy
- Esther Hughes M. Ed.: CSSS RT Comprehensive Student Support System Resource Teacher, Hawaii Department of Education
- Jody Lubrecht Ph.D.: Consulting Clinical Psychologist
- Doug Connors: Grant Writer, Laupahoehoe Train Museum (Funding)
- Donna Rohr M.A.: Drama and Physical Education Instructor/ Parker Elementary School