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The Deep Spring Center International Board of Directors meets online monthly normally the last Sunday of the month from 8:00 pm-10:00 pm eastern via video conference.

Any Sangha member may attend the Board meeting as an observer. The first half-hour of the meeting is reserved for comments from the Sangha. If a Sangha member wants to speak, we ask that it be for no more than 5 minutes. If you’d like an item added to a Board meeting agenda, please submit that item in writing to the Managing Director – [email protected] – or any Board member at least 10 days before the scheduled Board meeting.

The Board of Directors welcomes your comments, concerns and feedback. Please email them at [email protected] or write to them in care of Deep Spring Center. If you’d like to communicate with a specific board member directly, please contact the office for more information. 

2020 Board meetings:

September 20, 2020 | Sunday | 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm eastern

Board of Directors – January 2020

Tavis Taylor, M.D., President
Mary Bruey, Vice President – Video Production Team and Retreat Team
Robert Lee, Treasurer
Isabelle Mook-Jodouin, Secretary – Archives Team Leader
Roann Altman – Media Communications Team Leader
Patricia Polanski, Zoom Team Leader
Colette Simone, Newsletter Team Leader

Barbara Brodsky, ex-officio

Board Minutes – 2020

June – no meeting
July – no meeting

Board of Directors Bios

Tavis Taylor, M. D., President

Dr. Tavis Taylor, M.D. has enjoyed 27 years of intense Internal Medicine practice in a variety of settings. He has provided care in very rural sites where he was the only doctor in Alaska, Hawaii, migrant clinic California, tribal clinics in WA and Oklahoma. He spent 7 years with the Pima Tohono O’odham tribe outside of Phoenix, AZ in the 1990s, leaving there in 1999 as their CMO (chief medical officer) and member of the governing board to return to his home town, Bremerton, WA. Here, he was with Kitsap Internal Medicine until 2008 when he decided to open a the solo practice, which he closed in October 2015 in order to broaden his scope of practice.

Since completing his Internal Medicine Residency and position as Chief Resident, Dr. Taylor has enjoyed maintaining a Clinical Instructor Faculty position with the University of Washington School of Medicine teaching medical students and residents.

Dr. Taylor has been a single parent raising his two children here in Kitsap County and enjoys his extended family and community here. Now that his children are going off to college and other pursuits, he can indulge in a more flexible schedule to include travel and assisting under served communities.

Part of his journey has included developing a spiritual awareness and practice that now includes healing modalities not in allopathic medicine, often referred to an Energy Healing. He treats patients at request with these complimentary practices, and by invitation has started providing international energy healing clinics and workshops. His goal is to one day teach allopathic physicians and students these concepts to add to their treatment regimens.

Mary Bruey, Vice President
Mary Bruey – I met Deep Spring in 2013 at a church where Barbara was channeling a being called “The Mother”.  At that moment, I knew I was going to be involved with anything that she was involved in. It was a while before I met Barbara when she was not channeling. I started going to every class that was available to me, despite an hour drive, and in the meantime, I offered to assist in any way that was needed.  At that time, a secretary was needed for the board and leadership was needed for retreats.  I happily jumped in.  Eventually, things changed and I became VP.  I am 
very happy to serve Deep Spring and credit Deep Spring with personal growth that is beyond my imagination!
Robert Lee, Treasurer

Robert Lee – After 5 years in the Navy, I started my working career as a nuclear engineer writing computer programs.  In 1980 I moved to California and worked as a consultant to companies with a focus on teambuilding.  At this point I also turned my attention to spiritual pursuits  

I found Deep Spring in 2001 and have attended several retreats and classes.

 With Aaron and others help, I started channeling spiritual beings (by writing) in 2008 and I spent the next 10 years working thru my past lives (40+) letting each one resolve its karma using my emotional body.  Recently I have started coaching others who want to contact a spiritual being.

Isabelle Mook-Jodouin, Secretary

Isabelle Mook-Jodouin has been Secretary of the Deep Spring Board of Directors since the summer of 2016. She discovered Deep Spring’s work through the Aaron/Q’uo Dialogues in 2013, and has enjoyed many hours pouring over transcripts in the archives. She lives in Ottawa with her husband and their two feline friends, and does administrative work for her public health unit.

Roann Altman

Roann Altman has been learning with Barbara Brodsky since 1998, when they first met through a mutual friend. A long-time spiritual seeker who believes strongly in our ability to continue learning throughout our lives, Roann embraced the teachings. She later joined the Deep Spring Center board of directors in 2015 to help transmit the wisdom that comes through Barbara from her deep practice of Vipassana meditation and spiritual inquiry.

Pat Polanski

Patricia (Pat) Polanski has been curious about the human experience for most of her life. This curiosity has been a predominant catalyst for her career trajectory. Pat worked in the public child mental health systems in Ohio and North Carolina for 15 years and then entered academia to teach mental health counseling at the University of Dayton for 20 years. The exploration of the lessons contained within her own human experience has been guided by Vipassana meditation and Pure Awareness practices, along with her own personal therapy. Pat resides in Dayton, Ohio with her spouse, Kristy Dillon, and works part-time as a psychotherapist. She is also a jazz pianist and currently performs in a duo with bassist, Mark Sisson.

Colette Simone

Colette Simone
One of my earliest memories is standing on the far edge of a playground in elementary school and wondering why everything seemed so strange to me. It was a feeling of deep disconnection, as if somehow I had found myself on a planet that I did not recognize as home. From that very young age my life’s journey has been one of continually searching for home.

Along the way I explored many different spiritual traditions, ranging from the mystic/esoteric/occult practices as well as more traditional ones such as Catholicism and Christian fundamentalism. While I learned much from each of these explorations, none of them felt like an expansive enough framework to support my spiritual quest for home.

In 2014, I discovered the Ra Material aka The Law of One. From the very beginning of exploring those channeled messages, I felt as if somehow I already knew all these things, but that I could not remember them. I only knew that for me it was the deepest source of spiritual wisdom that I had ever encountered and which resonated in a way that was beyond explaining.

From there, I discovered the Aaron/Q’uo Dialogues and Deep Spring Center. And after attending the Oakwood 2017 retreat, I knew that I had found a spiritual community at last, with wonderful teachers and companions with whom to share this ever changing journey back to Source, to Home.

Along the way, I got a Master’s of Music degree and worked for many years as a pianist in the various places I lived. I played in worship ministries and other ensembles, was an accompanist for the Miami Ballet Company and Conservatory, worked as the director of a music conservatory in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, and also taught in my own studio as well as in local schools and at Oakland University in Rochester Hills, Michigan.

Although this was a wonderful experience for the first half of my adult life, at age 50 my life changed radically and I went back to school for eight years to earn a doctorate in Clinical Psychology and complete a 2-year post-doctoral fellowship in Health Psychology and Medical Education. As part of that training I did many research studies in Transpersonal Psychology and also gender and sexuality studies. I also did rotations in various clinics and worked as a consult liaison psychologist at Genesys Regional Medical Center. As an adjunct professor fellow at Michigan State University in the College of Human Medicine departments of Family Medicine and Psychiatry, I taught medical students and residents and worked with them directly in the clinics and hospitals.

Following that experience I was the psychologist at Interlochen Center for the Arts for several years developing their mental health program for the campus. I am currently retired from clinical work but I am exploring other ways of being of service in blending all the skills I have developed over the years with the rich spiritual foundation that is continually nurtured through this amazing community at Deep Spring Center under the guidance of Barbara and Aaron. There are no words to adequately express my deep love and gratitude for both of them and this community of love and wisdom which they have nurtured and guided for these many years. I am committed to serve this wonderful and loving Center of Light that is now my spiritual home.