Gillian Williams, Chair

Gillian is the President of the Rensselaerville Institute and the founder of School Turnaround. She brings her strong strategic leadership and experience guiding a team that works nationally to achieve outcomes for human gain by working with the folks who spark change in a wide range of communities, schools, philanthropy and other non-profit organizations. Gillian has cultivated and engaged in strategic partnerships and as the founder of TRI’s signature initiative, School Turnaround, Gillian grew the organization from a summer conference in 2000 into a multi-faceted, nationally recognized initiative. She is widely sought as an advisor and keynote speaker and continues to regularly connect in classrooms and communities with leaders around the country and internationally. She seeks to bring her experience and passion for positive change to the Center for Integrated Care.


gin yang, Secretary

Gin began training in the martial arts in 2003. She has been teaching classes since 2008 and received her black belt in July of 2012. Gin is also a certified instructor in Pilates. She has a background in marketing and brand development. She is committed to helping people get healthy and have access to affordable healthcare.


marc russell, treasurer

Aside from his love of the outdoors, Marc also has a strong background in finance. After many years in the private sector, Marc has developed a serious interest in non-profits and in insuring that people in underserved areas of the world have full access to healthcare.

Charlie Cunniff, Public Member

Mr. Cunniff has a BA from The Evergreen State College in Olympia, WA. From 1992-2005, he was the ED of a non-profit organization called ECOSS, the Environmental Coalition of South Seattle. While at ECOSS, he attended graduate school at Seattle University and received a Masters Degree in Non-Profit leadership.

After ECOSS, Mr. Cunniff has worked in city government and in other non-profit organizations.

Since 2016 he has been retired from the workaday world, spending his time as a property manager, home remodeler, gardener, traveler, non-profit consultant and Board Member.


Craig Mitchell, Ph.D. (China), EAMP
Craig received a Master of Science degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine from the American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine in San Francisco (1993). He has written and translated articles and full texts, including the Shang Han Lun and the Jiao Shu-De texts. He is the President at the Seattle Institute of East Asian Medicine, where he also teaches and sees patients.

Paul Karsten, M.Ed., L.Ac.
Paul is a graduate of SAMRA University of Oriental Medicine (1982) and received a Master’s degree in medical education from the University of Washington (1996).  Paul is one of the founders of the Seattle Institute of East Asian Medicine and is Dean Emeritus.