Dawn Matheny, Ph.D.
Dawn Matheny is a seasoned administrator who has worked for over 30 years, running programs in local government and non-profits. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology from University of California in Santa Cruz, a Masters Degree in Counseling from Sonoma State University, and a Doctorate in East West Psychology from the California Institute of Integral Studies.
Dawn started her work life in the non-profit sector, working in a children's residential treatment program and a volunteer bureau and then as an executive director of a shelter program for women and children who had been victims of domestic violence where she supervised 11 staff and 40 volunteers. She worked with the board to raise funds for both operational and capitol budgets. In 1984, she was hired by the County of Sonoma to create a volunteer program that would serve County departments. That program grew to over 2,000 volunteers who do a wide variety of tasks from tutoring kids in juvenile hall, walking trails in parks, to cat cuddling in the animal shelter. Dawn's job expanded over the years and involved many projects and assignments including producing on large scale recognition events, editing a 12 page monthly newsletter, and culminating in the coordination of two public sector commissions, the Commission on the Status of Women and the Commission on Human Rights. She ended her career in county government to accept the position with Veriditas.
Dawn's doctoral dissertation was titled" Dreaming: the Relationship to Self", in which she explored the various ways that people have of relating to their dreams. Dawn is a member of the Association of the Study of Dreams and has made numerous presentations in classes and at conferences on dream related topics. After getting her Ph.D., Dawn taught Qualitative Research and Research Methods as adjunct faculty at John F. Kennedy University and the Institute of Integral Studies.
Dawn got involved with the labyrinth by attending and then assisting with Women's Dream Quests over the past six years. With strong administrative, organizational and people skills, Dawn is delighted to join Rev. Dr. Lauren Artress in building Veriditas to promote the wisdom of the labyrinth.
Administrative, Communications and Marketing Manager
Anne Bull was born and raised in South Africa, where the stark life-quality contrasts, of mansions on one side of the street and makeshift shantytowns on the other, was so glaring that it inspired her to dedicate her life to making a meaningful difference in the world. She moved to the US in 1996 and enrolled at the University of South Africa (a correspondence university) where she completed her BA in Health Sciences and Social Services with Specialization in Applied Psychology for Professional, Contexts. Together with her training in graphic design, this communications-based degree has helped guide her work with non-profit organizations over the last 10 years.
Anne’s spiritual journey has included many years of meditation practice. She is now an assistant Zen Teacher and an ordained Soto Zen Buddhist Priest. She served on the High Mountain Crystal Lake Zen Community Board of Directors for seven years. During that time she also worked part-time as their Communications Director In June 2008, she moved to Montague Massachusetts to support the work of the Zen Peacemakers, an organization dedicated to social service. She served as their Communications Director, Event Coordinator, assistant to the Vice President and Office Manager.
At the end of 2009, Anne relocated to California with her dog Emma, to be closer to family. She and her young niece share a bundle of giggles! In addition to walking the Labyrinth, Anne enjoys gardening, yoga, meditation, cycling, tennis, reading, playing guitar & singing, and playing Native American flute. She is also pitching in, with her fiancee, on the development of an organic farm in Sonoma County.
She is delighted to be part of the Veriditas team, and enjoys contributing to furthering this meaningful work in the world.
Administrative and Events Assistant
Kathleen Stewart is a native Californian who came to Sonoma County from suburban Los Angeles to get a BA in Humanistic Psychology at Sonoma State University. She began working in non-profit social services and then went on to employment in publishing, natural foods industry, ecological restoration field, and ended up in local government where she was a case manager and domestic violence specialist for County of Sonoma for 12 years. Throughout her years of employment, Kathleen has completed innumerable trainings on topics ranging from the proper usage of grammar to managing chaos in the workplace. She also has completed graduate units towards her master's of social work and counseling.
Kathleen continued a personal study of psychology and spiritually after studying psychology formally, spending more than a decade immersed in reading studies in Jungian psychology by Jungian analysts - most notably Marion Woodman - and spirituality. Kathleen has practiced yoga with a small group of devoted yoginis for 13 years. With her interest and evolving understanding of symbols and archetypes, her love of spirit and meditation, along with a set of core administrative skills, Kathleen is elated to join the team at Veriditas. She lives in rural Sonoma County with beloved family.