Rick Paine, M.Div, Ed.D, Board Chair, is a humanistic psychologist and an ordained United Methodist Minister. In the early 1970’s he created New Communities Project, a resource base for intentional communities in the Boston area. From 1977 to 1983, he served as the minister for First Parish Church, Unitarian, Ashby, MA while simultaneously co-creating Spring Hill, the source community for Opening the Heart Workshops. As a psychotherapist he has taught at Esalen Institute, Hollyhock, Omega, and New York Open Center. During his ministry at All Seasons Chalice Church in Boulder, CO., he co-founded Naos Foundation in 1995, a four-year Spiritual Development Training offering Wilderness Quests and quarterly workshops throughout the United States. Rick has served the boards of the Threshold Foundation and the Whidbey Institute at Chinook and is currently on the boards of Gender Equity and Reconciliation International and Satyana Institute.