Bill Gough / Cofounder/CEO Emeritus

Bill Gough has over thirty years of management experience in scientific research and development in energy, physics and basic science programs. He obtained his BS and MS degrees in electrical engineering from Princeton University and did advanced work at Harvard University. Since 1988 he has pursued full time his study of the science of consciousness. Prior to this, he was Fusion Power Manager at the Electric Power Research Institute, and later the Director, DOE Stanford Site Office responsible for the high energy physics and synchrotron radiation research at the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center. His published works appear in many books and journals including Scientific American, the Environmental Engineer’s Handbook,Proceedings of the American Power Conference, Subtle Energies & Energy Medicine, and the Journal of Religion and Psychical Research.

Over the last 25 years, Bill has gradually increased his concentration upon his avocation of metaphysics, subtle energy and spiritual pursuits. In 1980 he co-founded the Foundation for Mind-Being Research and is currently Chairman, Board of Directors. He has assisted in the evolution of consciousness studies in an effort to bring this new field into wider recognition as a bona fide science. Bill is a Registered Professional Engineer and is listed in Marquis Who’s Who in America, and Who’s Who in Science and Engineering.


Jerry Gin, Ph.D., MBA / Chairman of FMBR

Jerry has spent 40 years in the health care/pharmaceutical/diagnostic/biotechnology areas. In 2006, Jerry co-founded and is President/CEO of Nuvora, an oral care company with products in the market for the dental profession and for consumers. In 2009, Jerry co-founded and is Chairman of Livionex, a company in clinical trials with a drug for improving vision in persons with cataracts. .In 1993, Jerry co-founded and was President/CEO of Oculex Pharmaceuticals and oversaw its successful start-up which eventually led to the acquisition by Allergan. The company developed the technology for controlled release delivery of drugs to the interior of the eye, specifically to treat macular edema. Prior to forming Oculex, Jerry co-founded his first company, ChemTrak, developers of the home cholesterol test commonly available in drug stores today. Jerry successfully took the company public and ventured on to form Oculex.

Prior to ChemTrak, Jerry was the Director of New Business Development and Strategic Planning for Syva, the diagnostic arm of Syntex Pharmaceuticals. Prior to Syntex, Jerry directed the international pharmaceutical and diagnostic businesses for Dow Chemical. In addition, he initiated and was Director of a number of Dow’s reference laboratories that were eventually sold to SmithKline Beecham and are currently known as Quest Laboratories.

Jerry has conducted research at the National Institutes of Health and is certified by the American Association for Clinical Chemistry and the American Society of Clinical Pathologists. He has also contributed to various publications in clinical chemistry and biochemistry. He holds approximately 30 patents in areas ranging from drug delivery to systems for treating or diagnosing ophthalmic, dental, orthopedic and cardiovascular problems.

Jerry’s passionate interests are in the areas of mind-being: consciousness, healing, spirituality and all other related topics. He believes that exposing/educating more of the population to the world of consciousness/mind-being will help raise the level of consciousness and thus produce a better society. This coincides with one of the goals of FMBR and is one of Jerry’s objectives as Chairman for FMBR.

Dr. Gin received his B.S. in Chemistry from the University of Arizona, his Ph.D. in Biochemistry from the University of California, Berkeley, and his M.B.A. from Loyola College.


Judy Kitt / President of FMBR

Judy holds a bachelor’s degree in Genetics from the University of California at Davis. She spent 11 years in the pharmaceutical/biotech industry, first as a research biologist on diabetes, primary pulmonary hypertension and atherosclerosis. From basic research, she moved into clinical research, where she worked as part of a team to design, plan and implement various world-wide clinical research trials in the field of cardiology.

Having been a student of spirituality and philosophy for over 20 years, she was led to the study and practice of shamanism through a series of mystical experiences. She received initiation rites from the elders of the Q’ero Nation of the Andes and is a full mesa carrier in that lineage. She has a shamanic healing practice in Palo Alto(www.judykitt.com) where she sees individual clients, holds women’s circles and leads rites of passage ceremonies. In addition, she is a guide for the educational programs at the Gateway to Conscious Evolution (www.evolve.org).


Mary Cummings / VP Administrative

Mary has an interest in body-mind and complementary healing for many years since studying Silva Method in the late 60’s. She worked 26 years as a holistic health practitioner combining intuitive bodywork and hypnotherapy. Having experienced multiple near-deaths and after-life communication, she has been drawn to the research and understanding of anomalous phenomena.


Pei Lin

Pei Lin / Treasurer


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Doris Mehler / Secretary


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Kurt Bohan / Director At-Large


Edie Fischer / Director At-Large

Edie Fischer, MS is a Research Psychologist, formerly on NASA, Ames Research Center. She has designed a Pilot Study which has been running since June, 2006, to study the effectiveness of Michael Barclay’s work with tropical Hurricanes in the Atlantic-Caribbean Sea-Gulf of Mexico, as defined by the National Weather Service. The Study has been sponsored by FMBR, and supported by private Donors.


Roberta Horoho / Director At-Large

My connection to FMBR began about 30+ years ago!  I was an intermittent visitor to the lectures when my work allowed me to get to the lectures.  I was captivated by the topics of the lectures and found that I resonated with the others in attendance.  It was a pleasure to find common ground with others who were explorers of uncommon discussions, and cutting edge insights of physics, and related sciences, as well as humanity’s search for wisdom and understanding of life in a vast Universe.

Since I was a young child I was aware of myself as being a “knower”, and found it very rare to have discussions with others who shared in similar experiences.  FMBR has been the common ground for exploration and discovery of that which expands one’s insights as well as stimulates and challenges our quest to discover our place among the galaxies.


Francis Lee / Director At-Large


Kenneth Morley / Director of Communications / FMBR Webmaster

Ken was born in California. Ken moved to Grand Rapids, Michigan in 2016. He had lived all life in CA except for about 7 years in Portland, OR and 4 years in the Air Force. In the Air Force, Ken experienced living through out the United States. First he was in New England, then in the Denver area, and finally in northern Texas.

Ken graduated from San Jose State University in Physics with minors in Math and Psychology. He worked for 36 years in various parts of the space business. After the Air Force he worked as an assembler of electronic circuits, at a company founded by a group that had been involved in the creation of the first printed circuits boards for the electronic applications. After graduation he worked as an operations analyst and a computer programmer, and finally as manager of computer operations for a special project.

Ken has been interested in borderline science as long as he can remember. He have been active in FMBR since 1986 and on the FMBR Board since 1997. Currently he is webmaster for the 4 FMBR websites.


Irina Hodyakina

Irena Neduva / Director At-Large

Researcher, Educator, Designer, Explorer.

For the past 5 years, Irina has served as a co-founder of All One Quantum Energy Research at NASA Ames Research Park where she has served as leader of development and research work on cutting-edge, non-invasive technology in the field of diagnostics, preventative medicine and quantum energy. Previously, she was founder of NovaNation Center which focuses on wellness and education in integrative holistic arts in Palo Alto.

With extensive background in computer science, psychology, arts, music, education, social services, Irina has over 25 years of successful experience in research, teaching, coaching, and development of a vast range of programs and services for diverse groups and individuals in the field of health, success, self-fulfillment, and well-being.

Irina is a dedicated scholar of quantum physics, quantum energy teachings, and bio-info-energy work. While exploring over 80 world-renowned and rare techniques for healing and energy balancing, she studied in-depth and practiced 14 modalities, including Advanced Informational Therapeutic Qi Gong, Theta Healing, and Quantum Energy Medicine. That lead to development of Irina’ own unique methods of working with bio-info-energy on multiple levels. She provides personal and group sessions, as well as hands-on seminars.

Irina is an Influential fashion couturier and is Creative Art Director for Performing Arts.  She is known for her exquisite designs and rare find concepts.  She works in ballet, theater and movie productions.


Rick Skalsky / Director At-Large

Rick was the I.T. wizard for the American AI technical society for 20+ years and has studied and worked in assorted areas of physics for most of his life.   He is an advanced sound, color, light and other subtle energies researcher with some very specialized work in cymatics, sacred geometry, biogeometry, bioacoustics, brainwaves, sound healing, water, magnetics and vibrational energy.    He also creates complex cosmic visionary art pieces melding discoveries and concepts from his sound, light, color and energy work together with mathematics, informatics and intention.    Rick is motivated in his work by an obscure quote attributed to Thoth, “Subtle energy is the most powerful energy.”

Rick is expanding the research arm of FMBR and in 2017 doing a study of a Tesla-Lahkovsky-Rodin Star Coil and has several other projects in the works.

“One day it will have to be officially admitted that what we christened reality is an even greater illusion than the world of dreams”.   ~Dali


Austin Marx / Director Emeritus

Austin retired from 25-years at Hewlett-Packard after being Manager of Corporate Planning & Economic Forecasting. From Chicago originally, he has both a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering and a master’s in Business & Engineering Administration from M.I.T.
He’s had a long-term interest in unexplained scientific anomalies. After meeting the founder of the Institute of Noetic Sciences Apollo 14 Astronaut Dr. Ed Mitchell he became Treasurer of the non-profit for many years (www.noetic.org) , and until recently Treasurer of FMBR. He’s interested in consciousness research, reuniting science and spirituality, and spreading the word of leading-edge science in relation to health and wellness.