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/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( 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 (

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


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.

Francis Lee / Director At-Large

Kenneth Morley / Director of Communications / FMBR Webmaster

Ken was born in California. He has 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 for over 26 years and on the FMBR Board for 14 years. Currently he is webmaster for 4 websites, including the FMBR websites.

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 ( , 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.

Lorraine Schmidt / Director At-Large

Lorraine received a BA in Literature from Ramapo College of New Jersey. She is a licensed insurance professional with over 25 years experience in education, communications and consulting within the group health and employee benefits arena. Lorraine learned of FMBR in 2012 while attending a lecture on the benefits of meditation.

FMBR/I-ASC offers access to decades of research in areas of strong interest to Lorraine: both scientific and consciousness-based breakthroughs in medicine. Having personally experienced precognitive dreams and various paranormal events, Lorraine has long understood that there is more to life, and each one of us, than we are conditioned to believe.

Lorraine’s goal is to grow FMBR/I-ASC membership by developing strategies to identify and appeal to the equally curious and open-minded in greater Silicon Valley.