The Deep Spring Center International Board of Directors meets online monthly via Zoom on a Sunday convenient to all or a majority from 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm Eastern.

Any Sangha member may attend the Board meeting as an observer, with the first half-hour of the meeting reserved for comments from the Sangha. Sangha members who wish to speak are asked to limit their remarks to five minutes. To add an item to a Board meeting agenda, please submit the item in writing to the Managing Director – – or any Board member at least ten days before the scheduled Board meeting.

The Board of Directors welcomes your comments, concerns, and feedback. Please email them to or write to the Board in care of Deep Spring Center. To communicate with a specific board member directly, contact the office for further information.

Board Meeting

February 19, 2023

Board Meeting Minutes

April - no meeting
July - no meeting
November - no meeting
December - no meeting

June – no meeting
July – no meeting
December – no meeting

Board of Directors

The Deep Spring Center Board operates via consensus.

Tavis Taylor, M.D., President
Pat Polanski, Vice President
David Teare, Treasurer
Isabelle Mook-Jodouin, Secretary; Archives Team Leader
Colette Simone, At-Large
Stefanie Katz, At-Large
Terri McClernon, Volunteer Coordinator
Barbara Brodsky, ex-officio


Board of Directors

Tavis Taylor, M.D.


Dr. Taylor is an Internal Medicine physician certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine. He has been in practice since 1992, working for Indian Health Service and then in private practice. He closed his private practice in 2015 so that he could travel, help underserved communities, and incorporate alternative complementary medicine into his practice. He now serves on the University of Washington faculty, where he has been able to incorporate Energy Healing into their clinics and teach these complementary concepts to residents. He now also brings these concepts of working with spirit to Deep Spring Center.

Pat Polanski

Vice President

Patricia (Pat) Polanski has been curious about the human experience for most of her life. This curiosity has been a predominant catalyst for her career trajectory. Pat worked in the public child mental health systems in Ohio and North Carolina for 15 years and then entered academia to teach mental health counseling at the University of Dayton for 20 years. The exploration of the lessons contained within her own human experience has been guided by Vipassana meditation and Pure Awareness practices, along with her own personal therapy. Pat resides in Dayton, Ohio, with her spouse, Kristy Dillon, and works part time as a psychotherapist. She is also a jazz pianist and performs in a duo with bassist, Mark Sisson.

David Teare


David Teare is an Architect in Ann Arbor, Michigan, and has been involved with Deep Spring Center since 2004 when he first heard Barbara and Aaron speaking at the Crazy Wisdom Bookstore one cold sunny February afternoon.  David has been progressively getting further involved in Deep Spring Center over the years, including helping to pull together the Chanting Booklet, and working with the AV and Zoom committees.  David is grateful for all the teachers and teachings from Deep Spring which have enriched his life considerably.  In his spare time David enjoys woodworking and spending time with his family and sangha.

Isabelle Mook-Jodouin


Isabelle Mook-Jodouin has been Secretary of the Deep Spring Center Board of Directors since the summer of 2016. She discovered Deep Spring Center through the Aaron/Q’uo Dialogues in 2013, and has enjoyed many hours poring over transcripts in the archives. She lives in Ottawa with her husband and their two feline friends, and does administrative work for her public health unit.

Colette Simone

Board Member

Colette Simone completed a Master of Music Degree and a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology. She has served as a psychologist, educator, and musician in a variety of settings. These have included positions at Genesys Regional Medical Center, Oakland University, Michigan State University College of Human Medicine, and Interlochen Center for the Arts. In 2016 she discovered the work of Barbara and Aaron and eventually joined the Deep Spring Center Board of Directors. She continues to work as a psychologist and also has a private practice in integral/transpersonal psychology. She lives in Traverse City, MI. 

Terri McClernon

Board Member

Terri McClernon has been a spiritual seeker and practitioner of meditation in its myriad forms since she was a teen. In 2005 she was invited to cook for a Deep Spring Center retreat and thus began a long-term and deeply committed relationship with The Buddha, Dharma, and Sangha. Terri has participated in classes and attended, cooked for, and/or assisted at retreats in the U.S. and Brazil. The focused and fruitful practices of Pure Awareness, Love, and Compassion woven into all aspects of life, supported by the teachers, have been life-changing. Terri is a mother, grandmother, and entrepreneur and is honored to join the DSC board and support their mutual vision.

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