Founding Director and President of the Ignite Your Light
Coalition, Ann Johnston brings decades of experience in transforming consciousness to the projects of the Coalition. A former mediator and licensed
attorney, Ann has lectured internationally on healing through conflict resolution and has designed dozens of pilot programs. She has been a student of the healing arts and a teacher of transformation for more than thirty-five years. Ann received a Master's Degree in Interdisciplinary Consciousness Studies from John F. Kennedy University in Walnut Creek, California in 1996 and was named Alumna of the Year in 1998. In
addition to her studies in transpersonal psychology, vibrational healing and quantum physics, Ann is a cancer survivor who utilized the mind-body-spirit integration techniques she learned to heal herself. Ann is an accomplished meditation teacher, Reiki Master, practitioner of the Axiatonal Alignment (Reconnective Healing)
and a certified transmitter of multi-dimensional frequencies of light and sound and quantum healing codes. She incorporates these modalities into her groups and workshops. Known also by her spiritual name Ani Christi, Ann is committed
to special projects in spiritual development and personal transformation. She has presented internationally at numerous conferences and is a frequent speaker at Unity Church, the Cosmic Church of Truth and other groups. Her passion is the evolution of consciousness and she is currently writing a book on this subject.
Director Wendy Walker has been a Certifying Reiki Master since 1988 and co-founding member of The Reiki Foundation and creator of the Luminous Joy network. Her extensive background and knowledge in meditation, cognitive restructuring, visualization techniques, sound & light therapies, and the human energy system has evolved over 45 years of research, training, teaching and private practice. She was a guest speaker at Harvard’s Mind/Body Medical Institute while completing its certification program, “Mind/Body Medicine: From Clinic to Corporation,” to facilitate Healthy Lifestyle programs for clinics and corporations. She has also taught at two of Chicago’s City Colleges and the Midwest College for Oriental Medicine, as well as in New York City, Los Angeles, Atlanta, and throughout the Southeast. Currently she teaches all levels of Traditional Usui Reiki around the U.S. and offers personal coaching for advanced work with the Reiki Symbols for life situations, events, health issues, creative projects, and relationships. Wendy also specializes in teaching light workers, spiritual entrepreneurs and change agents how to be in charge of their own destiny by mastering the laws of creation and having Atomic Clarity about their vision, while providing an energetic support system for well-being for those going through the internal shifting needed for breakthrough results.
Director Tamara Bucalo, nicknamed "Flower Gypsy", is a natural born Empath and Intuitive. Her parents were aware of her gifts from an early age, and encouraged her interest and development in spiritual, esoteric and metaphysical studies. Tamara has accumulated over 50 years of "off the grid" self mastery of Mystery School studies covering several modalities. Her Mother owned a flower shop, so she was trained to express her creative Artist via the medium of flowers. She uses her talents as a Floral Designer to perform Energy Work via Reiki and Visualization; she imbues her creations with energy to convey the sentiments being expressed. It is her perspective that every flower sent has an "emotional signature" attached to it that is meant to send LOVE, HEALING, FORGIVENESS, JOY, ENCOURAGEMENT, CONGRATULATIONS, etc. She is an Intuitive Psychic and Tarot Reader, teacher, facilitator and event coordinator. Most recently she has been active as a Board Member at the Cosmic Church of Truth, where she has also developed and facilitated a workshop on archetypal discovery called "Follow Your Yellow Brick Road". Since Ani Christi's GENE KEYS talk last fall at CCOT, Tamara has been actively contemplating and pursuing her "GOLDEN PATH" toward enlightenment via this system of transforming consciousness.
Honorary Director Suzanne Harrill, M.Ed. is a life-long spiritual seeker with more than 40 years’ experience as licensed professional counselor. She is an accomplished workshop leader, public speaker and is the published author of numerous books on building successful relationships and developing self-esteem in both children and adults. Suzanne currently works as an intuitive life coach in Castle Rock, CO and Houston, TX. She has also been a long-time spiritual mentor of Coalition Co-founder Ann Johnston (who has affectionately nicknamed her “Mom”). In February 2017 Suzanne traveled to Florida from Houston, Texas to co-facilitate the Coalition’s first public workshop in Florida entitled “Living your Purpose through Body Awareness”. Suzanne’s body of work continues to inspire the Coalition’s vision and activities. Suzanne is an expert in helping those new to the spiritual path to transform their belief systems and her self-esteem building workshop was an integral part of the Coalition’s first pilot program in Georgia. Her use of spiritual art and meditation to facilitate body awareness and mind-body-spirit integration also informs the Coalition’s work. Please visit www.innerworkspublishing.com to sign up for Suzanne’s quarterly newsletter and to order copies of Suzanne’s books.
In 2017-18, the art of creative photographer, Ann Kemp, was instrumental to the success of the Coalition's projects. Thank you Ann for your wisdom and service!
Pictured in 2014 are the Founding Directors of the Coalition. Left to right: Juanzina Harper, Ann Johnston, Jessica Quinn and Yolanda O'Hearn. THANK YOU friends for your love and support in 2014-2016, our pilot program years! Juanzina remains the Secretary of the Coalition and is also an Honorary Director. A new picture is coming soon.
We also want to thank Jerry Johnston, for the invaluable role he continues to serve as Volunteer Coordinator. Colette Carroll, Virginia Dunlap and Paul Rademacher were also instrumental in supporting the Coalition's projects and planning in 2017-2018. It truly does "take a village" to transform consciousness and we are grateful for the contributions of all our collaborators and supporters!