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Board 2024

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Chair: Twylla Alexander

Conway, Arkansas and Portland, Maine

Twylla Alexander is a Veriditas-certified Advanced Labyrinth Facilitator and author of the book, Labyrinth Journeys ~ 50 States, 51 Stories. As part of her own personal journey, Twylla walked an outdoor labyrinth in every state in the U. S. and interviewed its creator – all women. She facilitates labyrinth walks and leads labyrinth retreats, providing the space and time for women to explore their own personal journeys. Her children’s book, The Power of Bread, was published in  January, 2021. A retired speech-language pathologist and elementary school teacher, Twylla and her husband, Drew, have lived and worked on four continents. They currently divide their time between homes in Conway, Arkansas and Portland, Maine.

Brighid Fitzgibbon


Brighid has been a teacher for over 20 years working with students of all ages in a wide variety of instructional settings.  She currently teaches English and History at Credo High, a public Waldorf high school in Sonoma County, where she lives with her family.    She has shared her knowledge of and appreciation for the labyrinth as a tool for contemplation and connection with high school and university students, as well as helping to develop a community labyrinth initiative in Sonoma County.

During the summer of 2018, Brighid worked in the Veriditas office as an intern as part of her graduate studies in Humanities at Dominican University of California. She has served as a small-group leader in Chartres and at the Women’s Dream Quest.  She recently completed Advanced Facilitator Training.

Kristi Archuleta, Ed.D.

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Colorado and Oklahoma

Kristi has been teaching in higher education for over 20 years and is a Professor of Organizational Leadership at the University of Central Oklahoma. She often works in roles aimed at leading and supporting faculty and students. Some of her most meaningful work includes the co-creation of the Hispanic Success Initiative and co-leading global service study tours to Guatemala and Uganda. Much of her time at UCO has been focused on connecting ideas, people, and resources and giving a voice to those who are not always heard.

Kristi found a love for the labyrinth when she started walking on campus in 2013. She went on her first Chartres pilgrimage in 2022 and looks forward to returning again this June. Ever-learning, Kristi is a certified Advanced Labyrinth Facilitator and will be completing her 500-hour (RYT) yoga certification this spring. She is also beginning courses to learn how to more deeply support others through life transitions, and is specifically interested in assisting with trauma, loss, grief, and renewal.

Beyond a place of grounding and centering, many ideas of how to serve others have emerged through daily, disciplined walking. Kristi is grateful to have the opportunity to be on the board and help Veriditas continue to grow and thrive!

Marilyn Zimmerman

Marilyn, an Advanced Certified Veriditas Facilitator, first walked a labyrinth on a northern Michigan farm on World Labyrinth Day, 2012. Intrigued, the retired attorney and former elementary school teacher spent time during the coming years studying Lauren Artress’ Walking a Sacred Path, which had been gifted to her by a friend. By 2019, she felt called to train as a facilitator and attended sessions with Lauren at Grace Cathedral in San Francisco. Thereafter, Marilyn began facilitating walks in northern Michigan, and introduced the labyrinth as part of a series of online retreats she offered during the pandemic. She also began facilitating walks in Southern California, where she winters. In 2022 Marilyn made a pilgrimage to Chartres with Veriditas. She continues to be amazed at the transformative experiences she both experiences and witnesses on the labyrinth and remains eager to share the benefits of this ancient archetype with others.

Vice Chair: Stephanie Reib


Stephanie spent her career in marketing, including twenty years with her own writing and consultancy business. Her job…and joy…was to find creative, effective solutions to her business and pro bono clients’ diverse marketing and outreach challenges.

In 2010, Stephanie met Lauren Artress and the labyrinth. It was love at first walk. She found the labyrinth to be a perfect tool for reflection, insight and creative problem-solving. Following her pilgrimage to Chartres with Veriditas in 2014, Stephanie completed facilitator training in 2016 and joined the Board in 2018. While working to support Veriditas and our facilitators, she also hopes to help increase the creation and use of labyrinths for mindfulness and health, particularly in medical, therapeutic and community settings.

Council Liaison: 
Leslie Wright

Stratford, Ontario, Canada

In 1999 Leslie Wright walked her first labyrinth in a church basement in her native Toronto and it sparked something in her. She received her Facilitator Certification in 2014 and Advanced training in 2020. She participated in a Chartres Pilgrimage in 2018. Leslie enjoys sharing the labyrinth with her community in a variety of settings including churches, seniors’ homes, Parliament of World Religions in Toronto and on her backyard labyrinth. Leslie has been described as a passionate and welcoming facilitator. 

Since 1995 Leslie has been active in various church congregations including leading workshops exploring spirituality. She currently serves on the worship team at her church. When she isn’t exploring the labyrinth, she loves experiencing the various arts. She looks forward to helping labyrinth facilitators connect to find ways to support each other.


Nancy Van Fleet


Nancy is a Veriditas Certified Advanced Labyrinth Facilitator and works with people of all ages in classes, retreats and programs to present the labyrinth and walks with them in the mystery (including her volunteer work at Avow Hospice).  Her work was recently featured in Lucy Tobias’ book, Circle the Center – Labyrinths in Florida.    

Nancy currently works in family ministry and spiritual practice at First Presbyterian Church in Naples, Florida.  She recently completed the Living School for Action and Contemplation in Albuquerque, NM (founded by Father Richard Rohr) and continues to pursue her professional growth with her graduate studies at Pittsburgh Theological Seminary focusing on adaptive and innovative ministry by utilizing contemplative practices. She also serves on the Board of Directors of Everyday Hero in St. Petersburg, FL and is a volunteer for the Blue Zones as a Purpose Workshop Facilitator.  

Originally from Willow Springs, IL, Nancy moved to Florida over 20 years ago.  She has one daughter, Julia, pursuing her master’s degree in mindfulness.  Nancy creates, walks, and photographs labyrinths as a spiritual practice and truly is a “labyrinth lover”.  Whenever she travels, she uses the Worldwide Labyrinth Locator to guide her to new labyrinth experiences.  She is grateful to be a part of the Veriditas Board which allows her to become further engaged in this work.

The Board is responsible for the oversight of the non-profit, Veriditas with a focus on 
fiscal management, fundraising and policy issues.

If you are interested in the Veriditas Board of Directors, contact or for more information. 

When there are vacancies on the Board, the process of applying begins with a conversation with the Executive Director followed by the submission of an application and resume.The Board Development Committee will review your application and if you are selected,you may then be invited to a phone interview.  The Committee would then make a recommendation to the Board.  Three year Board terms are subject to approval by a vote of the Board. 

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Veriditas is dedicated to inspiring personal and planetary change and renewal through the labyrinth experience.

We accomplish our mission by training and supporting labyrinth facilitators around the world, and offering meaningful events that promote further understanding of the labyrinth as a tool for personal and community transformation. Our Vision is that the labyrinth experience guides us in developing the higher level of human awareness we need to thrive in the 21st century.

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