Board of Directors



Ph.D., Human Science, California Institute for Human Science, 1999
M.S., Systems Management, University of Southern California, 1987
B.A., Business Management, San Diego State University, 1977

Richard Jelusich, Ph.D., was one of the first students at CIHS in1992.  He has been associated with CIHS ever since in various roles, including lead faculty since 2005 (to present) and Dean of Administration.  He is a gifted intuitive spiritual counselor/energy healer, author of books on the chakras, professor, experienced international speaker, and ordained minister. With over 30 years in the field of spirituality and the study of metaphysics, he now dedicates his life to those on a quest for selfempowerment through education, science, demystifying metaphysics and assisting individuals to honor their natural gifts and inner truths. Understanding that we are all luminous beings of light experiencing a physical existence, he uniquely blends his knowledge of biofield energy, spirituality and science into all his public speaking events, workshops.  He has lead conferences in several countries, taken seekers to many journeys to study the Mayan culture in Central America, and leads a very active healing practice with clients worldwide.  Dr. Jelusich is the founder of Light News Institute and a transformational biofield energy course called Integrative Chakra Therapy® (ICT).  He has over 500 ICT students and graduates in the U.S. and Canada and continues to take new students. 



Ph.D., Comparative Religion & Philosophy, California Institute for Human Science, 2011

M.A., Comparative Religion & Philosophy, California Institute for Human Science, 2007

A.B., Religion, Princeton University, 2005

Timothy Laporte, Ph.D., first joined the CIHS community as a graduate student in 2005 when he came to CIHS with the sole intention of studying the innovative mystical philosophy and scientific investigations of CIHS Founder Dr. Hiroshi Motoyama. Between 2005 and 2011, Tim studied directly and extensively with Dr. Motoyama, becoming an expert in his academic and scientific work, while simultaneously immersing himself in Dr. Motoyama’s spiritual and meditative teachings. Following his graduation in 2011, Tim has continued to serve CIHS in a variety of capacities, first as a faculty member, then as Director of the Comparative Religion and Philosophy degree programs, and most recently as Vice Chair of the CIHS Board of Directors.


As a Board Member, Tim is committed to realizing Dr. Motoyama’s vision that CIHS become the world’s premier center for mind-body-spirit education and research. Toward this end he has been instrumental as Chair of the Development Committee in securing the funding that has enabled the administrative expansion that has brought CIHS to the precipice of accreditation. Tim is excited for what the future has in store for CIHS and he encourages all community members to participate in the great work of helping this unique institution to achieve its highest potential.


Board Member

Ph.D., Neuroscience, Maharishi University, 1987

1987 - 1990 - Post-Doctoral Fellowship, University of California, San Diego, School of Medicine

Paul J. Mills is Professor and Chief at the University of California San Diego’s (UCSD) Department of Family Medicine and Public Health and Director of the UCSD Center of Excellence for Research and Training in Integrative Health. He is a long-standing National Institutes of Health (NIH)-supported clinical investigator with expertise in psychoneuroimmune processes in wellness and in disease, with a current focus on integrative and behavioral medicine.  Paul has approximately 390 scientific publications on these topics.  His work has been featured in Time Magazine, The New York Times, National Public Radio, US News and World Reports, Consumer Reports, The Huffington Post, Gaia TV, and WebMD, among others. He’s presented his work at hundreds of conferences and workshops around the world, including presenting at the United Nations. His current Integrative Medicine work focuses on better defining what is meant by the “whole person” and addressing the need to incorporate the transcendent aspects of human awareness, consciousness itself, back into medicine in order to truly understand the whole person and achieve optimal wellbeing.


Board Member

Ph.D., Psychology, University for Humanistic Studies, 1983
MSTOM, Traditional Chinese Medicine, Pacific College of Health Sciences, 1986

B.A., World Religions, Oberlin College, 1972

Richard M. Gold Ph.D., L.Ac. graduated from Oberlin College in 1972 with a World Religions.
Since his 1978 graduation from the New England School of Acupuncture, he has devoted the lion’s share of his professional career to the study, practice, researching, teaching and publishing in the field of Traditional East Asian Medicine.

Dr. Gold was one of the four founders of the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine (now known as Pacific College of Health Sciences) in 1986 and served on the Board and faculty of the school for over 25 years.
Dr. Gold is a published author in the fields of Acupuncture, Traditional Thai Bodywork and Shiatsu.
Since 2012, Dr. Gold has worked in the field on applied neuroscience and sound with the establishment of the production company, Metta Mindfulness Music. Dr. Gold met Dr. Motoyama during a sabbatical in Japan in 1986 and ha been involved with CIHS since it's inception, first as a faculty member, then a researcher and since 2016 as a Board member.


Board Member

Ph.D., Health Administration, University of Phoenix

MAOM, Organizational Management, University of Phoenix

B.A., English, French, Third World Relations, Mount Holyoke College

Dr. Kelly Price Noble is currently the Chair, College of Health Professions with University of Phoenix. She is the Principal of KAPN Consulting, connecting people to people. Prior to that, she was a Clinical Researcher at the Veterans Affairs San Diego Healthcare System, assigned to the Spinal Cord Injury Center; the Executive Director of Cal-Diego Paralyzed Veterans Association and the President of the Paralyzed Veterans of America's Association of Chapter Executive Directors.

As the Chair for the College of Health Professions at University of Phoenix, supervising faculty and students online and on local campuses for 29 states. She is the Education Chair for the California Diversity Council and Diversity and Inclusion Chair at the California Institute for Human Sciences. She was recently brought on as the SVP of Diversity and Inclusion for RevWork.

Dr. Price Noble graduated from Mount Holyoke College with a Bachelor’s degree in English, French, and Third World Relations. She received a Certificate of Professional Extended Studies from San Diego State University in Community Economic Development, a Master’s from University of Phoenix in Organizational Management, and a Doctorate in Health Administration from University of Phoenix.

She has more than 25 years in Public Relations, Television and Sales experience and was an Emmy Nominee for Gallaudet University's Fantastic, a television program geared toward children who were deaf and hard of hearing.
For more than a decade, she was affiliated with the United States Navy as a member of the Navy Wifeline Association and several Navy Spouse Clubs around the globe including Agana, Guam and Rota, Spain. She received formal training as Causality Assistance Calls Officer (CACO) and provided support with base activities in conjunction with Fairconron One & Two.

She is married with two college graduates!


Advisor for Strategic Growth 

Ph.D., English Linguistics, Temple University
M.A., English, University of Southern California

B.A., English, St. John's University, New York

Joseph L. Subbiondo, Ph.D., has served as President of the California Institute of Integral Studies, Dean of the School of Liberal Arts at St. Mary’s College of California; Vice President for Academic Affairs at the University of the Pacific; and Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Santa Clara University. Prior to his administrative appointments, Mr. Subbiondo served as a faculty member in the English Departments at Santa Clara University and Villanova University. His numerous scholarly publications primarily focus on the history of linguistics, especially the seventeenth-century philosophical language movement. Presently, his principal publications and presentations explore the relationship between language and consciousness as well as the development of integral education.


Board Member

Ph.D., Clinical Psychology, California Institute of Integral Studies

B.A., with honors, Psychology, California State University, San Bernardino

Cassandra Vieten, Ph.D., is a licensed clinical psychologist, mind-body medicine researcher, author, consultant, and public speaker. She is the Executive Director of the John W. Brick Mental Health Foundation. Founded by Victor and Lynne Brick, in honor of Victor’s brother John who suffered from schizophrenia, the Brick Foundation funds and promotes empirical research on fitness, nutrition, and mind-body approaches to foster mental health, and to better prevent and treat mental illness.

Cassi is also a Scholar in Residence at the Arthur C. Clarke Center for Human Imagination at the University of California, San Diego. The Clarke Center advances understanding of the phenomenon of imagination and its practical applications. We research, enhance, and enact the gift of human imagination by bringing together the inventive power of science and technology, with the critical analysis of the humanities, and the expressive insight of the arts. And, we work to develop more effective ways of using imagination to cultivate public engagement with the big questions of our time, to improve education and learning, and to enhance the application of imagination in meeting humanity’s challenges.

Cassi is a Senior Fellow at the Institute of Noetic Sciences (IONS), founded by Apollo 14 Astronaut Edgar Mitchell, where she worked for 18 years. She served as CEO/President from 2013-2016 and President from 2016-2019. The mission of IONS is revealing the interconnected nature of reality through scientific exploration and personal discovery, creating a more just and thriving world. In addition to her contributions to the overall mission, vision, strategic direction, financial health, board and staff development, and activities of the organization, she headed up several initiatives including Mindful Motherhood, Living Deeply and the Transformation Project, and the Future of Meditation Research Project.

Her current research projects focus on establishing training guidelines for spiritual and religious competencies for mental health professionals, developing tools and experiences designed to induce perspective shifts that change people's worldviews, and training progressive change agents and political activists to be more effective.

She serves on the Board of Trustees of The Marin School in San Rafael, where her daughter graduated from high school, the Board of Directors of Partners for Youth Empowerment, and the Board of Directors of the Consciousness and Healing Initiative.