Meet The Team
MA, BC-DMT, CGP
Artistic Director, NewGround Theatre Dance Company
Coleen is a board certified dance/movement therapist, group psychotherapist, resilience advantage trainer, and Reiki master. She received her bachelor and master degrees from UCLA in the area of clinical psychology with a specialization in Dance/Movement Therapy. Coleen has presented on mind/body wellness at conferences and retreats throughout California, and is a co-creator of AUM's corporate workplace initiative, BeWellArts.
Coleen is co-founder of AUM, a 501(C)3 non-profit, and is the founder and Artistic Director of NewGround Theatre Dance Company; a contemporary dance and multi-media performance company providing messages of unity, inclusivity, compassion, and heart connection during this time of global change. Coleen served as faculty and the Director of Dance at Notre Dame de Namur University in the Department of Theater Arts & Dance from 2003-2017. She is currently on faculty at Canada College and Notre Dame High School teaching courses in both psychology and dance.12
AUM Secretary and Treasurer
RJ is our Corporate Secretary and Treasurer, working closely with AUM’s administrative teams, helping solidify our business operations, supporting our fund-raising activities and helping develop our flagship programs.
RJ has 20+ years of experience as an executive and a tech investor, helping cities, industrial organizations and startups address complex technology and business integration challenges. He is Founder/President of Aiota, Inc. a San Francisco -based company that works with deep-tech companies to build out their digital platforms. Roles prior to this included leading the definition and implementation of the IoT and Digital Twin platforms at NEOM (www.neom.com) a $650 billion cognitive city of the future being built on the border of Saudi Arabia, Jordan and Egypt. Prior to this, RJ was at the IoT business unit at Cisco, helping grow this division to a # 1 market position through the development of full stack solutions addressing smart city and industrial use cases (www.managedgareways.com).
RJ holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration in Marketing and Finance from the University of Denver and is a recognized speaker who has presented at numerous industry and strategy conferences. He also volunteers his time helping Africa-based technology startups as well companies focused on economic development of marginalized communities within the Bay Area.
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