The Heart Mind Foundation is board managed. Current board members include: Vincent Horn, Kate Garvin, & Ryan Oelke, MSEd.
Vincent Horn is part of a new generation of teachers translating age-old wisdom into 21st century code. A computer engineering dropout turned modern monk, Vincent spent his 20s co-founding the ground-breaking Buddhist Geeks project while doing a full year of silent meditation practice on retreat. Vincent began teaching in 2010 and since then has been authorized in both the pragmatic dharma lineage of Kenneth Folk and by Trudy Goodman Kornfield, whose contemplative training is in the Insight Meditation and Zen traditions. Vince is one of the co-founders of Meditate.io, which is dedicated to offering deep practice opportunities for independent learners. Vincent has been called a “power player of the mindfulness movement” by Wired magazine and was honored to be featured in Wired UK’s “Smart List: 50 people who will change the world.” He lives in the mountains of Asheville, North Carolina with his teaching & life partner Emily and their son Zander.
Kate has managed non-profit programming for over 10 years domestically and abroad. She started her career in the Peace Corps Turkmenistan where she collaboratively opened a sports school with local teachers and coaches. She returned to NYC working in education-focused non-profit organizations conducting outreach, volunteer management and board leadership development. Kate returned to graduate school in Worcester, MA and received a masters degree in Community development and Social Change from Clark University. She currently lives in Denver, CO where she opened a community center focused on Refugee and Immigrant services. Collaborating with over 30 local organizations, the Crawford Community Center served over 5,000 individuals seeking to improve their integration process into the local community. In her free time, she enjoys yoga, snowboarding and exploring the world with her husband and labrador.
Ryan Oelke, MSEd, is the Creative Director and founder of PowerUp Productions, an artist, poet, and meditation mentor. He has a master’s degree in counseling psychology from the University of Nebraska - Kearney and a bachelor of arts from Missouri Western State University in music performance, sound engineering, and Spanish. He also spent three years in the MA Indo-Tibetan Buddhist program at Naropa University, where he taught Tibetan language as an adjunct faculty.
Ryan enjoys exploring the mystery of life through creative collaboration, entrepreneurship, and art. He lives in Boulder, Colorado.