SPIRITUAL PATH TO MENTAL BALANCE
Join us on September 30th, 2023 in Portland – OR, at the Lincoln Recital Hall @ Portland State University
Get to know the speakers that will be participating on the event.
Anahy Fonseca is a psychiatrist, member of the Psychiatric Association of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil, where she is a coordinator and a founding member of its Department of Psychiatry and Spirituality. She is also a member of the Brazilian Psychiatric Association and of the Section of Religiosity, Spirituality and Psychiatry of the World Psychiatry Association. She is a jungian analyst and supervisor and she is also the coordinator of the Department of Analytical Psychology and Spirituality of the Jungian Association of Brazil. Dr Fonseca is a member of the Spiritist Medical Association of Rio Grande do Sul and of the Spiritist Medical Association of Brazil where she teaches “Spiritist Psychology of Joanna de Angelis”.
Andreia Marshall-Netto is the Director at Conscious Living Spiritist Group; Secretary of the Board of the Spiritist Federation of Florida; managing director of Leal Publisher (an affiliated branch of Leal Livraria in Brazil in the translation & dissemination of Divaldo Franco’s spiritist books) and FEB Publisher (an affiliated branch of the Brazilian Spiritist Federation’s publisher in the dissemination of spiritist titles).
Beatriz Lopes is a recent Stony Brook University graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Applied Mathematics and Statistics as well as a minor in Italian language. Bia has started her career as a Quantitative Consultant at MassMutual. Bia has grown up in Spiritism, attending the Allan Kardec Spiritist Center of Danbury CT since the age of 3 and during college she attended the Long Island Spiritist Center. She has been involved in Spiritism by participating in study groups, giving lectures, delivering a speech at the United Nations, and most recently helping to coordinate a Youth Spiritist Retreat.
Brian Vosberg has been a Spiritist speaker and presenter since 2005, having spoken at centers in NJ, NY, and FL, as well as past Spiritist Symposiums. Brian actively advocates living the principles of the doctrine and living a moral life. Professionally, he is a Licensed Professional Civil Engineer working as a Project Administrator overseeing state roadway construction projects in the Tampa/Sarasota area of Florida.
Dan Assisi is an author and an international speaker who has delivered hundreds of talks and conferences on spirituality in over 60 cities on 4 continents. Known for a mix of deep thinking and witty humor, Dan takes a unique approach to spirituality that is steeped in reason to remind audiences everywhere of our spiritual nature. He is a founding member of The Spiritist Institute and of the California Spiritist Association and hosts the Spiritist Conversations podcast. Daniel holds a Doctorate degree in Education and a Masters in Public Administration with a Graduate Certificate in Public Policy.
Gabriel Macedo is a junior at Olympic Heights in Boca Raton, Florida. Inspired by his dear uncle, Gabriel grew up as a Spiritist, and is an active member at Chico Xavier Spiritist Center in Delray Beach volunteering as a youth educator. Gabriel has been playing the piano for 12 years, and loves the divine beauty of classical music. He wants to pursue a music career and compose music, following the steps of his idols Beethoven and Mozart. His dream is to inspire people of his age and younger, with the emphasis in connecting music and Spirituality.
Isabella Cabral is a sophomore at Trumbull High School in Trumbull, Connecticut. She has been Spiritist since she was born, and attends the youth group at Spiritist Society of Bridgeport in Stratford, CT. She loves dance, in special tap dancing, which she has done for 12 years. Theater is also a big part of her life, and she directs and participates in many shows. In addition, she advocates against gun violence in and outside of school, to ensure the safety of students within the school system. Bella also works with her town’s drug abuse prevention coalition and with a youth group that provides mental health services to teenagers. She always uses her faith to guide her and wants to share the peace she has found with everyone.
Joao Korngold is one of the founders and directors of the Spiritist Group of New York and the Spiritist Alliance for Books. He began studying Spiritism more than 25 years ago and has been one of the directors of the mediumship meeting at SGNY for the past 20 years. He is also responsible for study groups that focus on the basic books of Spiritism and on the Andre Luiz Collection. He gives talks on Spiritism in Portuguese and in English. Joao Korngold is an Engineer and works as a banker.
Jussara Korngold is currently the General Secretary of the International Spiritist Council, former president and current Vice-President of the United States Spiritist Federation. She is the founder and president of the Spiritist Group of New York and the Spiritist Alliance for Books Mrs. Korngold is fluent in Portuguese, English, French and Spanish. She is an international speaker, a published author, and a translator. Mrs. Korngold works for Brazil Child Health/Dara Institute as its main executive.
Leonardo Vieira is one of the founders and workers of the Spiritist Society of Baltimore (SSB). He has conducted and helped with several works at the SSB including study groups, mediumship meetings, and public talks. He has a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and a Master’s degree in Management with a specialization in Homeland Security. Professionally, he works for a major financial institution as a Banker.
Marcia Trajano is the president and one of the founders of the Solitude Center for Spiritual Living. She is also one of the co-founders of the Christian Spiritist Community of Atlanta and a former board member of the US Spiritist Federation. She is a Spiritist for more than 25 years and has participated in giving talks and leading study groups in English and Portuguese. With a Master’s Degree in Management of Technology, Marcia currently works in the field of Project Management.
Sophia DeOliveira is a sophomore at Clements High School in Houston, Texas, where she is working in a Women’s Rights Club and adores learning about mathematics. In the future, she hopes to seek a psychology degree from the University of Houston. Currently, Sophia is involved in the youth group of Sunrise Spiritist Society of Texas. She believes that Spiritism has made her a more mature young woman, and it fills her with inner peace. Sophia is bilingual in English and Portuguese and hopes to be fluent in Spanish.
Suzana Simoes is an active worker of the Spiritist movement. Dr Simoes spends her time between her professional work as a Doctor of Physical Therapy, her family, and the dissemination of Spiritism. Suzana has worked as a member of the Spiritist Federation of Florida and the United States Spiritist Federation. She is one of the founders of the Conscious Living Spiritist group in Miami where she works primarily overseeing the work in English. She is an active speaker in the US and abroad.
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What is Spiritism?
“Spiritism is a science which deals with the nature, origin and destiny of Spirits, as well as their relationship with the corporeal world.”