Mailing Address

International Network on Personal Meaning
13 Ballyconnor Court
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
M2M 4C5


Contact Information
Deputy Chair
Dr. Luis A. Marrero
luis@bostonimp.com
Chair of the Publication Committee
Gordon Medlock
gordon.medlock@gmail.com
Chair of the Committee on Education, Professional Development, and Certification
Lilian C.J. Wong
liliancj@rogers.com
Chair of the Website Committee, Chair of Marketing and Fundraising
Daniel Jordan
danielj@schc.ca
Chair of the Membership Committee, Taiwanese Member Representative
Chieh Hsu
pardushaz@gmail.com
Co-Chair of the Membership Committee, Graduate Student Representative
Ryan Marcoux
ryanmarcoux@hotmail.com
Webmaster
Joshua Lake
websitegenius.ca

INPM Board of Directors

Chieh Hsu

Biography:

Born and Raised in Taiwan, Chieh completed her M.A. degree in Counselor Education in The Ohio State University in 2013 and licensed as an Ohio professional counselor since. Chieh’s professional interests include life education, suicide prevention, crisis intervention, and global networking.

After almost losing two friends to suicide in her early 20’s, Chieh started to learn life education and is dedicated to promoting holistic wellness through personal meaning and spirituality. She also worked at Taiwan National Suicide Prevention Center to learn worldwide governmental policies and to raise public awareness in suicide prevention. She is currently serving as a non-partisan, non-religious Chaplain Intern at Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center in California to assist patients in exploring and managing concerns from a spiritual and meaning-centered perspective.

Personal Commitment Statement:

Chieh is committed to INPM’s future and development. She is dedicated to promote life education through personal meaning and spirituality to general public, especially to the Chinese communities in Taiwan, China, and US. Serving as a member in the INPM Transitional Committee since August 2014, Chieh has been actively promoting the INPM missions and activities among her US and international professional networks.

DANIEL JORDAN

Biography:

Daniel Jordan is a proud member and long-time supporter of INPM. Sunshine Coast Health Center, a company Daniel and his family opened in 2004, is a 40-bed private-pay residential addiction treatment facility located in Powell River, British Columbia, Canadda. Sunshine Coast credits INPM and the Wongs for inspiring us to develop our revolutionary approach to treating addiction. Geoff Thompson, Ph.D., is a former student of Dr. Paul Wong and has been actively developing an addiction treatment manual based on Meaning Centered Therapy.

Starting in 2006, Sunshine Coast has been an active supporter of INPM conferences, particularly 2010 when Daniel took on the role of Conference Manager. Daniel is excited to bring his marketing expertise to help INPM grow and flourish and help establish the Wong's legacy of transforming the delivery of psychotherapy.

Personal Commitment Statement:

I am part of a family that owns and operates Sunshine Coast Health Center, a private addiction treatment centre that has utilized a meaning-centred therapy model since 2009. Furthermore, Sunshine Coast Health Center has sponsored the biennial INPM Conference since 2010.

GORDON MEDLOCK

Biography:

Gordon has over 30 years of experience as a writer, researcher, and practitioner in the fields of psychology, philosophy, education, and human capital management. This includes 15 years’ experience in an existentially-oriented psychotherapy practice, where he was responsible for coordinating research, therapist training, publications, and professional conference presentations. He also serves as a faculty member with the Wright Graduate University, overseeing doctoral research in the fields of transformational coaching and leadership.
Gordon is currently a guest editor for the forthcoming Special Meaning Edition of the Journal of Constructivist Psychology, working closely with Paul Wong and the principal editors of JCP, Robert Neimeyer and Jonathan Raskin, in support of greater dialogue and integrative thinking among leading researchers in the field.

Personal Commitment Statement:

I am committed to providing oversight and support of INPM publications to promote leading research and practices that demonstrably contribute to the experience of personal meaning. Since my first involvement with the INPM conference in 2012, I have been involved in clarifying and communicating the findings of the Meaning Summit Expert Panels to facilitate a more integrative understanding of personal meaning across multiple disciplines. My role as a board member will allow me to build on this work and contribute to the broader vision of promoting leading research in support of human flourishing.

LUIS A. MARRERO

Biography:

Luis A. Marrero is the CEO of the Boston Institute for Meaningful Purpose, based in Westfield, Massachusetts. He holds a B. A. in History from Siena Heights University, Adrian, Michigan; and a Master in Arts in Human Resource Management from the University of Puerto Rico. Luis did his thesis work leveraging Eric Berne’s Transactional Analysis Psychology method; an experience that triggered his love for psychology. Luis did post-graduate studies in Organization Development at National Training Laboratory (NTL), Alexandria, Virginia.
In his professional role, Luis has devoted his life to match relevant psychological empirical findings with -- and in order to meet -- organizational challenges through humane practices. A pragmatist-theorist at heart, he is a firm believer that successful institutional performance and being humane are not incompatible propositions. To this end, he researched and wrote, The Path to a Meaningful Purpose: Psychological Foundations of Logoteleology (2013), his first volume in an anthology on meaningful purpose psychology or logoteleology.

Personal Commitment Statement:

I support the INPM mission, and admire the passion and selfless love that Paul and Lillian have given to this important work. I am ready to roll up my sleeves to contribute as a member of the Board of Directors, in support of the INPM agenda.
If elected to the Board of Directors, I commit to attend the INPM Board’s meetings, and to be supportive of all activities in any way I can during my tenure.

RYAN PAUL MARCOUX

Biography:

Ryan attended Concordia University for 4 years and obtained his Bachelor's degree in Psychology and, in that time, has been active in an effort to create a coop program for Undergraduate students. Ryan has been reading up on politics and existentialism to keep his understanding of the need for, and limitation of, training and employment sharp.
Ryan is in frequent contact with many alumni and is keeping tabs on who has found work and how they have found it. He is also in close contact with psychology students in other countries via online services sharing psychological and philosophical information.

Personal Commitment Statement:

I wish to help INPM to spread an understanding of personal responsibility and agency in the face of psychological difficulties. But more importantly, I see that the organization understands what it means to value collective prosperity and to move in a progressive direction. As someone who wishes to encourage Agape love for humanity, I require the teachings of INPM to be realized on both a personal and societal level.
My role as a board member will allow me to promote the establishment of more psychological services for society; to help students find employment and improve collective well-being simultaneously.

 


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