Sandy Johnson, Board Chair
Sandy Kelley Johnson, in addition to being Vice President of the CSC Board, chairs the Fund Development Committee. She was first trained in the Three Principles through CSC’s W. K. Kellogg Foundation-funded National Community Resiliency Project in Charlotte’s Lakewood neighborhood where she volunteered. She spent many years working in health care planning and administration in Tennessee and North Carolina with a regional planning agency, regional human services agency. State government, Hospital Corporation of America, and Carolina HealthCare System. She has been a Board President of several not-for-profit organizations, as well. She has an MPA from the University of Tennessee and lives in Charlotte, NC.
Helena Roth, Board Vice-Chair
Helena Roth, validation engineer and project manager within the Pharmaceutical industry turned change agent and professional coach. Runs her own consultancy firm since 2007. Helena is Swedish and lives in Malmö, in the southern part of Sweden. Helena was introduced to the 3Ps when undertaking Supercoach Academy 2014, and came into contact with the CSC during this time.
A mother of two, she became very involved in the Swedish school debate when she elected chairwoman of the local parent's association of the schools the children were attending. Helena immersed herself in the possibilities of education, seeing it as the foremost tool for co-creating society, and believing we can do better than the current state of affairs. As a result of this interest in the power and possibility of education and learning, Helena was one of the initiators of the Swedish movement #skolvåren (translates in English into #SchoolSpring) that was born on Twitter in February 2013.
Jim Barry, Chief Financial Officer & Board Secretary
Jim Barry is a graduate of Santa Clara University with a BA in English literature and of Lincoln University Law School with a Juris Doctor degree. Jim has been practicing law in Santa Clara County, California since 1979, currently as a sole practitioner. Jim was first introduced to the Three Principles in the mid 1980’s which has dramatically impacted his life. He became good friends with Dr. Roger Mills and closely followed Roger’s amazing work with distressed communities and schools. In 2004, Jim assisted Roger Mills and his daughter Ami Chen Mills-Naim in forming the Center for Sustainable Change as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation and has been a member of the board of directors and board secretary ever since.
Gretchen Blais, Board Member
Gretchen began her 3 Principles career working with Roger Mills from 1990 to 1992 and has taken many subsequent courses and seminars by Mills, George Pransky, Mark Howard, Michael Neill, and others. She earned a BA in Psychology from Mills College and after a varied career in human resources and business, she earned her Master's in Clinical Counseling from Cal State Hayward, earning a M.F.C.C. license. She has since concentrated much of her career in Addiction Therapy in the greater Oakland area.
Gretchen recently retired and has joined CSC's Board to help bring the Principles to community-based organizations across the US and around the world.
Free Landauer, Board Member
Free Landauer is a retired software engineer living on Maui. In 1994, while working as an engineer, he got into a "political" situation with a coworker. This conflict was very upsetting and he could not find a way to deal with it until he read a book by Richard Carlson called "You Can Feel Good Again." Free had a big insight then that the problem was not with the coworker but was caused by his own thinking. This book was based on the work of Sydney Banks, which is now called the 3 Principles.
Following this insight Free attended the academy at Santa Clara County which taught their students how to share the Principles. He was invited to join the board of CSC a few years ago. In addition to sharing the Principles on Maui, Free volunteers to help the marine wildlife there.
Mary Martin, Board Member
Mary Martin was first exposed to the 3 Principles in 1998, and has considered herself a 3 Principles practitioner since 2004. She currently serves as Director of the Division of Community and Family Support (DCFS) in the Office of Early Childhood at the Colorado Department of Human Services in Denver, Colorado. Through the years she has also served formally and informally as a teacher and mentor to awaken creativity, resilience and well-being in individuals and groups through the understanding of the Principles of Mind, Thought and Consciousness, and this is the work she considers most important of all.
Mary holds a Master's of Social Work degree and is licensed as a Clinical Social Worker. She completed her graduate and undergraduate work (a Bachelor's degree in English) at Louisiana State University in her home state. She has 3 sons, now grown and married, and 3 grandchildren who are the light of her life.
Clytee Mills, Board Member
Clytee Lally Mills, MSN, RNCS - Private practice as Three Principle mentor and counselor. After receiving her Master’s degree from University of Florida and being licensed as a psychiatric clinical nurse specialist, Clytee has worked in a variety of mental health settings in communities, universities and private practice. In 1990 Clytee partnered with husband, Roger C. Mills, Ph.D., in program development and administrative support for a consulting, education and prevention company for those interested in a principle- based/innate health psychology. (See Sydney Banks website.) When this company became a non-profit organization, Center for Sustainable Change, Clytee began serving on the Board and is a certified Three Principles Practitioner.
Clytee is dedicated to helping the aging, people in transition, and family caregivers which includes grandparents. She maintains a private practice, active volunteer participation, and is developing support groups and classes. She now describes herself as a mental health educator and maintains a website: www.threeprinciplesandagingwithgrace.com.