Sushma Taylor, Ph.D.

Sushma Deva Taylor, Ph.D., a native of India, has been Executive Director of Center Point, Inc. a private substance-abuse facility in Marin, since 1981. Center Point provides long-term adult residential and outpatient services, adolescent services, in-custody drug treatment service, case management services for parolees and a wide range of other services. The organization has grown […]

Marilyn Smith

Marilyn Smith’s middle name should be “Music.” She arrived in the Bay Area from Kansas (just like Dorothy) in 1957, with a degree in Music Education from Kansas University. Typical of the time, Marilyn placed her career on hold while she and her husband Bob raised five children, who all attended Mill Valley Public Schools. […]

Rachel Naomi Remen, M.D.

Dr. Rachel Naomi Remen, a 1962 graduate of Cornell Medical School, is a visionary and medical reformer. A pioneer in the development of Holistic and Mind/Body medicine, her life’s work has successfully legitimized and reintegrated the human spirit into contemporary medical care and education. Dr. Remen is Clinical Professor of Family and Community Medicine at […]

Maryjane Dunstan

“Learning and teaching are my passions,” said Maryjane Dunstan, who was first, last and always an educator. After teaching at Merritt College and College of Marin, she was recruited by the State Department to teach in Burma under a Fulbright grant. Her work was so exceptional her one-year appointment was extended to four. Maryjane founded […]

Dr. Nahid Angha

Nahid Angha, Ph.D., is an international Muslim Sufi leader, a renowned scholar and a resident of Marin County. Her long CV demonstrates tireless dedication to the transformation of individuals, communities and institutions, ongoing commitment to human rights and interfaith cooperation. She has worked tirelessly for more than twenty-five years to empower others – especially women […]