Certified Facilitator Directory


Please check this Directory often, as we continually have people in the process of becoming Certified Facilitators.


Avital Abraham

Center for Compassion, Integrity and Secular Ethics
Atlanta, GA
Avital.Abraham@LIFE.edu

Avital has taught CIT to faculty and staff at Life University, peace workers in Northern Ireland, incarcerated women at Arrendale State Prison, teachers working with at-risk youth, as well as the general population.


Rabbi Dr. Analia Bortz

Congregation Or Hadash
founder of Hope For Seeds (women struggling with infertility),
co-founder of BAKEN (Mental Wellness Initiative)
Atlanta, GA

Analia has been teaching CIT students at Congregation Or Hadash, The Berman Center, Women’s Retreats and as a scholar in residence in many states nationwide and in Mexico-Argentina and Chile. Analia has found the passion of merging the spiritual rabbinic experience with the physical empirical exercise through the tools and skills of CCISE (Center for Compassion, Integrity and Secular Ethics)


Tom Flores, Ph.D.

Life University
Atlanta, GA
Thomas.Flores@LIFE.edu

Tom has taught CIT to students, faculty and staff, and Executive groups at Life University, as well as to city and community representatives of “Compassionate Cities” Atlanta, and San Antonio, Texas.


Michael Karlin, Ph.D.

Center for Compassion, Integrity and Secular Ethics
Atlanta, GA
Michael.Karlin@LIFE.edu

Michael has taught CIT to students, faculty and staff at Life University, peace workers in Northern Ireland, incarcerated men and women, teachers working with at-risk youth and entrepreneurs, as well as the general population.


Brendan Ozawa-de Silva, Ph.D.

Center for Contemplative Science and Compassion-Based Ethics
Emory University
Atlanta, GA
BOzawad@Emory.edu

Brendan has been teaching compassion and meditation practices through a variety of modalities, including most recently CIT, over the past fifteen years, to populations including incarcerated individuals, foster children, students, peace workers, and others.

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