The LeadershipEdge Faculty

Carol Jeunnette, M.Div., PhD

A retired Lutheran (ELCA) pastor and long-time student of Bowen theory, Carol Jeunnette currently is the Executive Director of The Murray Bowen Archives Project.  First introduced to Bowen theory through Rabbi Edwin Friedman, learning, applying and teaching Bowen theory has been a significant part of her life for two decades.  She completed two years with Friedman and his faculty, as well as five years of the postgraduate program at the Bowen Center for the Study of the Family.  She has presented at conferences at the Bowen Center, and currently is part of the clergy steering committee for the center.  She also serves on the Advisory Board of the Bowen Center.

Carol has been intentional in the application of Bowen theory in her congregational ministry, and has led seminars and workshops for clergy, done congregational consulting and coaching.  In 2010, she completed a Ph.D. in Psychology and Religion at the Iliff School of Theology and the University of Denver.  Her dissertation brings together Bowen theory with aspects of process theology to construct a pastoral theology of congregational care and leadership.  For the past decade, Carol has chaired the Voyagers, a group of clergy that meets semiannually to continue study of Bowen theory and Rabbi Edwin Friedman’s application of the theory to congregations and leadership.  Carol and her husband, John, recently moved to Brooklyn, NY, where they are delighted to be part of the lives of their children and grandchild.


Jim Edd Jones, PhD

Jim Edd grew up in Oklahoma and north Texas.  He received a B. A. in Physics from Rice University then lived 8 months in Vienna, Austria.  In Los Angeles, he worked three years as a Montessori Teacher.  He later received a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from UCLA and was on the research faculty there for two years.

Additionally, he was on the full time faculty of the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Rochester School of Medicine for six years and then served as part-time faculty.   He attended two years of the Post-graduate Training Program in Bowen Family Systems Theory at the Georgetown Family Center in Washington D. C.  Upon moving to Denver, he worked five years for Psychotherapy Provider Network in Denver.  In total, Jim Edd has had a private practice in psychotherapy for forty-two years.

 


 

Kent Webb, LCSW, PCC

Kent is an executive coach, leadership consultant, and mental health professional.  He owns Webb Associates, and The Practice of Inclusion, LLC.  Webb Associates, located in Denver, is an outgrowth of a unique career experience spanning the business world and mental health profession.   For over fifteen years, Kent was CEO and co-owner of Psychotherapy Provider Network, Inc., (PPN), a Colorado behavioral healthcare corporation.  PPN held contracts with self-insured and national health insurance companies to provide out-patient mental health services to their members.

Kent earned a MSW from the University of Kansas, completed 3 years of Bowen Theory Post-graduate training at Georgetown Family Center, Georgetown University, and received a Multidimensional Leadership Certificate from UCLA’s, Anderson School of Management.  He also has a coaching certification from the International Coaching Federation, and is a certified Birkman Consultant.  Kent has been a conference presenter at the Bowen Center, the Family Center for Consultation, Western Pennsylvania Family Center, the American Family Therapy Association, and a leadership trainer for the U. S. Department of Justice.

Community leadership and civic activities are other areas Kent has extensive interest and experience.  He recently was appointed by the Mayor of the City and County of Denver, to the city’s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Commission (LGBT).  As well, he currently serves as a Board member to The Murray Bowen Archives Project.  Kent has served as Board Chair for several organizations; The Alexander Foundation, a Colorado, state wide non-profit organization that provides financial assistance to the Colorado LGBT community; and Foothills Academy, a private K-12, school.

 


 

Kathy Wiseman, MBA

Developing the most competent families and the professionals that serve them, is the overarching goal of Ms Wiseman’s professional life.

Her leadership at the Bowen Center for the Study of the Family, The Family Firm Institute, Collaboration for Families Flourishing, George Washington University allowed her to develop new strategies for assisting families with the challenges they face working together to make decisions for their shared assets – family businesses, family foundations, trusts and wealth.   She assists family members and their professional(s)  to make the next right decision for the assets and the relationships.  The foundation of her work is Bowen family systems theory and Zengar Neurofeedback.  Based on the latest studies of the human brain and family relationship systems,   Wiseman’s skill-full guidance promotes effective decision making when the stakes are high and emotions cloud possible options.

Wiseman is a faculty member at the Bowen Center for the Study of the Family formerly the Georgetown University Family Center. She is  adjunct faculty at the George Washington University School of Business. She is the founder and president of Working Systems, Inc., a founding member and past president of the Family Firm Institute. Wiseman is a cofounder of Navigating Systems a course for lawyers, accounts, trust officers and family office executives who want to learn more about family and how families predictably function. Wiseman was in partnership with Charles Collier of Harvard University teaching  a course titled Working with Families of Wealth. Ms. Wiseman is on the Leadership council of WAMU the public radio station in Washington DC , (JCA) The Jewish Council for Aging and The Canada Alamosa Institute in Monticello, New Mexico.  In January 2013, she published TRUSTWORTHY – New Angles on Trusts from Beneficiaries and Trustees with Hartley Goldstone.

Wiseman received her undergraduate degree in sociology/anthropology from the University of Pennsylvania and an MBA from George Washington University. In the summer of 2015 she attended Burning Man for the first time with two of her children, their spouses and a nephew.

 


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