Council of Advisors

The Ojai Foundation’s (TOF) Council of Advisors is made up of people who believe in our mission and see value in staying connected with the land and the community. The Council of Advisors is a diverse group able to offer consultation and advice on a wide variety of topics including: progressive education, visionary leadership, strategic planning, non-profit management, finance, public relations and marketing, fundraising, sustainable communities and more. Advisors can also serve as “connectors”  that help TOF expand its networks, enhance its impact. and bring our work to a wider audience both in Southern California and elsewhere. Members of the Council of Advisors have no ongoing obligations or duties other than to be listed on our letterhead and/or website and to be available for occasional guidance and advice.  

The Ojai Foundation is committed to widening the circle in many different ways in this crucial time in our country and in our world. Advisors are a key part of this and together represent a community of people that we are inspired and nourished by. We hope that in joining with us, advisors will experience a “win/ win” and that their lives too will be enriched by the association. We are grateful to all the advisors care and connection knowing that all are already making significant contributions, in their own lives and work, to more regenerative, just and healthy relations with all. 

We welcome nominations from our extended community. Here is a current list of our Advisors:

  • Douglas Adrianson
  • Shai Ardebilchi
  • Matthew Auric
  • Itaf Awad
  • Leon Berg
  • Edward Casey
  • Gigi Coyle
  • Marie de Beauvoir
  • Sam DeBoskey
  • Rob Dreaming
  • Ellie Duke
  • Doug Ellis
  • Justine Epstein
  • Darakshanm Farber
  • Aaron Frederick
  • Siri Gunnarson
  • Joan Halifax
  • Galit Hanien
  • Shai Hanien
  • Brook Hopper
  • Marlow Hotchkiss
  • Mark Ivener
  • Krystyna Jurzykowski
  • Kelly Kagan
  • Meredith Kaplan
  • Vera Kleinhammes 
  • Sabine Lichtenfels
  • Kate Lipkis
  • Lola Rae Long
  • Caroline MacDougall
  • Tara Milliken
  • Alan Mobley
  • Immanuel Otto
  • William Perkins Tift
  • Connie Packard
  • Betsy Perluss
  • Win Phelps
  • Joe Provisor
  • Leslie Roberts
  • Marc Rosner
  • Yvan Rytz
  • Will Scott
  • Sharon Shay Sloan
  • Jared Seide
  • Alexis Slutzky
  • Irasha Talifero
  • Julie Tumamait
  • Benjamin von Mendelssohn
  • Daniel Wahl
  • Mary Watkins
  • Joann Webb
  • Marion Weil
  • Jack Zimmerman