People of FMBR
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/
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.
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.
Doris Mehler / Secretary
Doris J. Mehler was an entrepreneur in her professional life and has been a seeker in her personal life.
She owned and managed a real estate development company and a construction company for 16 years with her late husband. After his passing she closed them and opened a bath + tile showroom in 1992 in the SF Design Center and in 2003 added a kitchen-cabinet studio. She sold the businesses a couple of years ago to retire, but works occasionally still as a consultant.
Her personal interests have always circled around mysticism, physical and spiritual existence, consciousness, and the afterlife. After a course in Reiki many years ago, she became particularly interested in alternative and energy healing and thereafter studied VortexHealing with Ric Weinman, Shamanic Healing with Michael Harner, Hank Wesselman and others, Plant Spirit Healing with Pam Montgomery, to name a few. She has also taken courses in herbalism and herbal cosmetology with various teachers.
She has attended FMBR meetings and workshops since the late ‘90s. Having served on the boards of various non-profit organizations, when the position of Secretary on the Board of FMBR opened in 2017, she felt it was time to give back to this wonderful organization.
Kenneth Morley / 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 FMBR websites.
Pei Lin / Director At-Large
Kurt Bohan / Director At-Large
Vaishali Chadha / Director At-Large
Vaishali Chadha has a deep interest in bringing the wisdom, art and culture of Asia into contemporary society. Her coaching company, Adventures For My Soul, takes private clients on spiritual tours to India. She attended New York University Stern School of Business. Later she lived in Singapore and India where she traveled extensively around Asia. She is on the Board of the Asian Art Museum and is an active storyteller docent at the Museum. She is a student of the Ridhwan School a contemporary spiritual path. She has a background in Hypnosis, Enneagram and NLP. Currently, she is getting her Masters and Phd in East-West Psychology from California Institute of Integral Studies. She lives in the Bay Area and Auroville, India a spiritual community founded by Sri Aurobindo and the Mother.
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.
Beverly Rubik / Director At-Large
Dr. Beverly Rubik earned her Ph.D. in biophysics at the University of California at Berkeley. She has published over 90 scientific papers and 2 books. Dr. Rubik founded and is president of the Institute for Frontier Science, a nonprofit laboratory in Emeryville, California, where she conducts maverick scientific research together with Harry Jabs, M.S. She serves on the editorial boards of several integrative medicine journals. Dr. Rubik is an adjunct faculty member at California Institute for Human Science; at Saybrook University; and at Energy Medicine University. Her main research interests include the human biofield; energy medicine; developing detectors to measure various components of the human biofield in relation to states of consciousness; structured water and information-imprinted materials; and health issues of wireless communication radiation. She also conducts research on novel health and wellness products for clients. She has been a member of FMBR since its inception and is presently serving on the Board.
Her websites are http://www.frontiersciences.org & https://www.brubik.com/
Lalit Shravage / Director At-Large
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.
In Memoriam: Francis Lee, Former Director
You will remember Francis as the man who was at every presentation, setting up the sound equipment and making sure the microphones were working so that the speakers could be heard. Francis had been ill for some time and made his transition over the summer.
FMBR founder, Bill Gough, remembers Francis as someone whose goal in life was to help others. He notes, "He respected people and loved his children. Francis was involved with FMBR from the very beginning. He would phone me and say he was going to be in the area and he would come to the house and fix any electronic needs we had. He would stay for our home cooked dinner, and we would often have philosophic discussions about his life, goals, world issues, etc. His objective to help others was his underlying mission in life."
At the beginning of the pandemic, Francis worked hard to get masks and gloves for a number of FMBR members, wanting to assure we were all safe. We are deeply grateful for his life, for his curious mind and for all the help, kindness and friendship he has given over the years.
We wish him godspeed on his next adventure and send our deepest condolences to his family.