The official organization for Hanna Somatics information, resources, continuing education, practitioner support, and community.

PRESIDENT:  Lyman Spencer was re-elected as President in 2014 to serve until 2016.  He previously served as President from 2011 to 2012; Vice President, Acting President, from 2009 to 2011; Secretary from 2008 to 2009; and is the current Chair of the Bylaws Advisory Committee and Chair of the Policy, Procedures Advisory Committee and website administrator.  He was Certified as a Hanna Somatic Educator in 2008 and lives and practices in Novato, California.




VICE PRESIDENT:  Gabriel Posner was appointed to the office of Vice President of the association in 2012 after serving a year as Director-at-Large. With the association Gabriel has enjoyed serving as the chair for the SomaTimes as well as Education Coordinator for the convention.  He was certified in 2009 as a Hanna Somatic Educator, lives and practices in San Francisco and in his free time can be found exploring trail-running in a somatic way.





SECRETARY:   Ken Bridgeman was appointed to the Board of Directors as secretary in April 2010. During his first year he served on the Website Advisory Committee which helped to bring the new AHSE website to fruition. He currently serves on the Membership Advisory Committee. Ken became a Certified Hanna Somatic Educator in 2003. After joining the AHSE as a student member in 2001, he has maintained his Certified Membership since 2003. He currently lives and works in San Francisco CA.




TREASURER:   Richard Eshelman was appointed as acting AHSE treasurer in 2009 and has been the acting treasurer since that time. I was officially elected as treasurer this year (2011). I am a Certified Hanna Somatic Educator (NI Wave 6).  I practice in Ithaca NY. Wherever I travel, you’ll find me teaching 1 on 1, spreading the “good news” about Hanna Somatics.




AT LARGE #1:  Carol Kerner is a Hanna Somatic Educator and technical writer, practicing in Rochester, New York. She was certified in Hanna Somatics in 2011 and joined the Board of Directors in May 2014.





DIRECTOR AT LARGE #2:  John Loupos has been a member of the AHSE Board of Directos since 2010.  John has sat on or chaired a number of committees during his tenure on the Board.  A martial arts teaching professional since 1968, John earned his certification as a Somatic Educator in 2007.  Currently he operates his Somatics practice at The Pain and Mobility Clinic, located at Jade Forest Kung Fu/TaiChi in Cohasset, Ma. 





DIRECTOR AT LARGE #3:  Danny Burke is a Certified Hanna Somatic Educator and currently practices in South Louisiana.  Danny has been in the health and nutrition field for almost twenty years and was Certified in Hanna Somatics in 2013.





DESIGNATED DIRECTOR:   Eleanor Criswell-Hanna, Ed. D., is designated by the AHSE ByLaws as the sole designated director and shall function as liaison with the Novato Institute for Somatic Research and Training.