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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

Paul Samuelson has been in service most of his life. His knowledge has been shaped through various community service experiences ranging from Youth Groups to Board Member and Chair of a school board and several non-profits to City Council member and Mayor of a small town. His expertise in business have been honed from a lifetime of being self-employed as well as developing and managing real estate.
Paul has been deeply involved with men through his career as a Barber. He became involved with the MKP organization in 2013, when his experience with the NWTA profoundly deepened his relationship with himself and others. Since then, his MKP service has included: NW Area I-Group Coordinator; I-Group Chair for MKP USA; Curriculum Chair for MKP USA; and currently Chair for MKP USA.
Paul and his wife Karen split their time between two beautiful and natural communities, Whidbey Island, WA and Borrego Springs, CA. They are very close to their four kids and their spouses, and their adorable 7 grandchildren who remind Paul on a regular basis to play and be joyful.

FAMILY:
FAMILY – Wife Karen, married for 30 years; 4 children and spouses; 7 grandchildren
CURRENT CITY: Langley, Whidbey Island, WA
CURRENT EMPLOYMENT: Retired
PAST EMPLOYMENT: Self-Employed, Public Servant, School Board Member
EDUCATION: School of Hard Knocks
CURRENT COMMUNITY: Northwest

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.

FAMILY:
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
PAST EMPLOYMENT:
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.

 

 

FAMILY: Married 43 Years, 2 Daughters
CURRENT CITY: Dallas, TX
CURRENT EMPLOYMENT: Retired
PAST EMPLOYMENT: LCSW, Addictions Counseling, Clinical Consultant and Supervisor
EDUCATION: PhD California Institute of Integral Studies
CURRENT COMMUNITY: South Central

Robert Powell, Ph.DSecretary

Robert PowellMKP 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.

 

 

 

FAMILY: Widowed/No children, Currently partnered
CURRENT CITY: Annandale VA
CURRENT EMPLOYMENT: Retired
PAST EMPLOYMENT: SRA International/Project Manager/2001-2011, Northrup Grumman/Project Manager/1999-2001
EDUCATION: Fordham University, Ph.D. 1974
CURRENT COMMUNITY: Mid Atlantic

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. 

 

 

FAMILY: Married 44 years to Char Tosi. Two sons, Tony and David plus 4 precious grand children
CURRENT CITY: Tucson, AZ
CURRENT EMPLOYMENT: Retired
PAST EMPLOYMENT: General Motors – 20 years, senior industral engineer
Marine Corps – 10 year, Captain, combat decorated
EDUCATION: BA in Chemistry/math minor
CURRENT COMMUNITY: Arizona

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.

 

 

FAMILY:
CURRENT CITY: Ashland, OR
CURRENT EMPLOYMENT: Retired
PAST EMPLOYMENT: Therapist, Trainer
EDUCATION:
CURRENT COMMUNITY: Northwest