Board Members; Paul Samuelson (Chairman); Ed Gurowitz (Immediate Past Chairman); Vacant (Chair Elect); Robert Powell (Secretary); Julien Devereux (Treasurer); Rich Tosi (Founding President); Bill Kauth (Visionary)
Chair – Paul Samuelson
FAMILY – Wife Karen, married for 30 years; 4 children and spouses; 7 grandchildren
|CURRENT CITY:||Langley, Whidbey Island, WA|
|PAST EMPLOYMENT:||Self-Employed, Public Servant, School Board Member|
|EDUCATION:||School of Hard Knocks|
Immediate Past Chair – Ed Gurowitz, PhD
Ed Gurowitz is a Psychologist by training – whose career began in brain research, and segued to clinical psychology (psychotherapy) and then to organizational psychology. He began consulting to organizations in 1980, spent 10 years as an est/Landmark Forum trainer from 1981 to 1991 and then resumed practice as a consultant, trainer and coach, which continues to this day. His current work centers on changing the global game in the direction of inclusionary leadership through gender partnership, environmental sustainability, and the shift from pure profit to “for benefit” as the guiding principle of business. Ed came to MKP late in his life’s journey at the behest of his business partner, Ray Arata. In MKP, he discovered the possibility of mature masculinity and the magic that is there when men sit in circle.
|CURRENT CITY:||Incline Village, NV|
|CURRENT EMPLOYMENT:||Consultant, Partner Gender Leadership Group|
|PAST EMPLOYMENT:||Clinical Psychologist, Trainer, Consultant|
|EDUCATION:||B.A. Psychology Cornell University, PhD Psychology University of Rochester|
|CURRENT COMMUNITY:||Northern California|
Chair Elect – Donavan Rae
Donavan Rae is a partner at WMA Architecture and Engineering in Reno, CA. He has been in the engineering trades for over 20 years. He is a Certified New Warrior Training Adventure Co-Leader in the Northern California Area with over 55 NWTAs, including 5 GBTQ Gateway NWTAs and several Outdoor NWTAs including wilderness NWTAs at “basecamp” in Idaho. Donavan brings great managerial and leadership skills from both work as well as being a Past Master twice for a masonic lodge, a past president of the Tahoe/Truckee Engineers Association, a past East District representative on the Board for the Structural Engineers Association of Central California. He has used his puzzle solving engineering brain to tackle many opportunities throughout his career and life and believes that these skills will be fully utilized in the MKP USA Chair roles. Donavan is married and has a teenage son.
|FAMILY:||Donavan Rae is married and has a teenage son.|
|CURRENT CITY:||Truckee, CA|
|CURRENT EMPLOYMENT:||MWA Architectural Engineering|
|EDUCATION:||BS Civil Engineering, Cal Poly|
|CURRENT COMMUNITY:||Northern California|
Julien Devereux, Ph.D Treasurer
Julien Devereux is a past MKP USA Chair and Leads the Curriculum Development, Risk Management and Equitable Community Initiative for the Mankind Project USA. Julien also is a certified trainer in Integrative Breathwork, Gender Reconciliation, and completed his PhD at California Institute of Integral Studies in Transformative Studies in 2012. Julien has been a licensed social worker, addictions therapist, business coach, clinical consultant and supervisor over the past 30 years. He considers himself to be a Transformer for individuals, families, and organizations. Currently retired most of the work he does is pro bono for organizations like MKP USA, Directions 12 and Burning Tree Programs. Julien is married to Barbara Devereux for 43 years and has two daughters Michelle and Annie. His mission is to create a joyful and compassionate universe by loving life and exercising his freedom.
Robert Powell, Ph.DSecretary
MKP brought Robert the tools he needed to change the course of his life with integrity and put him on the path of leadership. His work in MKP has enabled him to support his Brothers and empower hundreds of men to find their own paths, both on NWTAs and in the Greater Washington and other communities. His current work on the MKP USA Board serves his mission of creating sacred space for change through acceptance and compassion for himself and others.
Rich Tosi Founding President
“As a co-founder, MKP has profoundly impacted my life. It has become the focus of my life.” Rich Tosi is one of the co-creators of the New Warrior Training Adventure and co-founder of the Mankind Project. Over the past 30+ years, over 65,000 men have gone through this training. As one of the three founders, Rich has changed and influenced a lot of men’s lives for the better. Rich has had a military career, and then a corporate career as an engineer at GM and he does couples work with his wife Char.
Bill Kauth Visionary
Bill Kauth was working as a psychotherapist and business consultant in 1984 when he conceived and co-founded the New Warrior Training Adventure. It has now served over 65,000 men through The ManKind Project with training centers in 12 countries around the world. In 1992 St. Martin’s Press published his book A Circle of Men: The Original Manual for Men’s Support Groups (reissued in 2015). As a social inventor over the last two decades, Bill also co-founded the Inner King Training and in 1995 launched the Warrior-Monk Training Retreat. In his role as “Visionary-at-large” with MKP, Bill studies the state of the world seeing the need for local tribes and fraternal lodges.