Our Team

James - Ivan Lighter edges.jpg

James Wood, MA, CED Community Engagement Director 

James is a Community Development specialist and a gifted partnership-builder with 15 years of international and multi-cultural experience with governments, charities, and community groups. He leads strength-based, holistic action planning processes to support common-ground solutions to local, regional, and global challenges. He holds an Interdisciplinary Master's Degree in Sustainability and Public Policy and a Bachelor's Degree in Social Anthropology and Community Economic Development (CED) from Simon Fraser University. James believes that collaboration and co-mentorship are powerful keys to creating healthy local & global cultures. James facilitates Healthy Masculine circles for all genders. www.JamesWood.ca


Madelanne Rust-D'Eye, MA, R-DMT, RSME/T Facilitation Director


Madelanne is a skilled facilitator, experiential educator, and body-based psychotherapist. She delights in creating body-informed programming to support safety, connection, creativity, and self-awareness in group cultures. She has a Master’s degree in Somatic Counselling Psychology from Naropa University (Colorado, USA), with specializations in Dance/Movement Therapy and Body Psychotherapy. She believes passionately in the transformational potential that body- and movement-based group paradigms hold for global culture. She developed and teaches Body-Informed Leadership. www.BodyIntelligence.ca


Inez Aponte Facilitator

Inez is a facilitator, trainer and consultant in the Human Scale Development Approach, working with individuals and communities seeking to improve their quality of life in balance with the Earth’s ecology. With an arts and performance background she has been developing participatory learning processes since 1998 and has worked with organizations such as WWF, The British Council and The Soil Association. She is an accredited Trainer for the Transition Network, co-founded the Well & Good Project and works for Totnes-based Futurebound on their Leadership for Resiliency programme. She is also a member of the New Economics Organisers Network (NEON).

Combining boundless creative energy, a fresh approach to old problems and a passion for deep enquiry she has designed and delivered programmes to students from Danish Institute for Studies Abroad, London School of Economics, Lille Institute of Political Studies and Schumacher College, as well as activists working in the New Economy movement.