Board of Directors
It’s the rare business person who defines success based on the fullness of the heart. The Hoffman Institute is guided by a board of directors composed of fourteen highly accomplished people, all of whom have redefined their own success in just this way. Each has experienced the Process and has seen the ensuing healing and joy spill over to family, friends and community.
In 2006, after selling his family business, Orange Glo International, to Church & Dwight, Joel founded “LaunchPad,” an umbrella company that brings new products, including the popular Fullbar and Brainetics, to market. Joel received his undergraduate degree, then joined The Quaker Oats Company, working his way up from marketing associate to brand manager. After earning his MBA, and with years of branding experience behind him, Joel turned his family’s Orange Glo from a small brand into a huge multi-national business, positioned for sale. Joel is also a leading member of Young Presidents Organization (YPO).
Board member for several educational, human rights and health non-profits.
Founder and chairman of the Trans National Group, a direct response marketing and investment company with over over $200 MM in sales.
Gerald Harris, Chairman
Senior consultant with Global Business Network in Emeryville, CA, and a principal consultant with Future Focus 2020, an urban futurist institute at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, NC; active in community service and the non-profit sector.
Liza Ingrasci, CEO
San Anselmo, CA
Ms. Ingrasci is the CEO of the Hoffman Institute. She received her B.A. in Developmental Psychology from University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill in 1974. For the past 22 years, she has held executive positions in national seminar companies with responsibilities for both enrollment and alumni participation. She has been with the Hoffman Institute since 1990.
Charles “Raz” Ingrasci, Founder of HIF, President Emeritus
San Anselmo, CA
Mr. Ingrasci is the Founder of the Hoffman Institute Foundation, a Quadrinity Process Teacher and Chairman of the Board of Hoffman Institute International. He received a BA in Theatre from U.C. Berkeley in 1970. Raz is committed to creating opportunities for individuals to have freedom and access inner knowledge and wisdom. He has held key executive and training positions in seminar companies throughout his career. A friend of the founder of the Hoffman Quadrinity Process, Bob Hoffman, since 1973, Mr. Ingrasci worked closely with him for eight years from 1989 until his death in 1997.
Retired CEO of Scientific Atlantic; former partner at McKinsey & Company.
Bio coming soon.
Betsy Myers is an author and public speaker on Women’s Issues. She is also a leadership expert who was a senior official in the Clinton Administration, and the president’s adviser on women’s issues. With an outstanding track record for strategically building and realigning organizations, in 2003 she joined Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government, Center for Public Leadership as Executive Director. While there Betsy focused the Center’s teaching and research around personal leadership and the fully integrated person. This culminated in the partnership with CPL and the Hoffman Institute. She most recently served as a senior adviser to Barack Obama during his presidential campaign.
Dick Simon is the president of RSI Holdings, a successful real estate business in the Boston Real Estate Market. He is also a serial entrepreneur who has built and led successful real estate development, hotel, high technology and import trading companies. Dick is the co-founder of the Young Presidents Organization (YPO) Peace Action Network and Chair of the World Presidents Organization (WPO) Peace Action Network. Dick is a member of the Clinton Global Initiatives, Ashoka Support Network and Aspen Institute. He is particularly interested in youth empowerment issues and is active in several organizations that further that cause.