Board of Directors
Maryrita Wieners, MA, LPC (Chair)
Maryrita works in Washington, DC, and is a proud member of MAIT (Mid Atlantic Imago Therapists). She and her husband, Dan Glaser, live in Silver Spring, MD with their three cats, Ari, Judah and Laila.
Maureen McEvoy, MA, RCC (Chair-Elect)
She also works with couples using Imago Relationship therapy. She is an Advanced Imago clinician (1996) and a Certified Workshop presenter of the Getting the Love You Want weekend workshop based on the work of Harville Hendrix.
Tani Strain, LMFT (Past Chair)
Tani is an AAMFT Approved Supervisor, and was part of the adjunct faculty at the Family Institute at Northwestern University for many years. She was 3 time chair of the Alumni Conference which routinely drew 500 participants.
In 1995 she was named Alumnus of the Year for the Family Institute at Northwestern. Personal interests include sailing on Lake Michigan, gourmet cooking, gardening and photography. She is the mother of two grown daughters, grandmother of one and widowed in 2006.
Virginia Thomas, MS, RN (Board Secretary)
Bob Kotch, MBA (Treasurer)
With a passion for her work, she is dedicated to helping couples strengthen their romances and re-fire the love in their relationships. She has worked as a couples therapist, parental advisor, and lecturer for the past 15 years and have a private clinic in Hampstead, London. She is married to Adi and they have two daughters.
Having had a profound experience after attending his first “Getting the Love You Want” workshop in 2007, with his wife Christine Petrik, David was compelled to become involved. In 2012 he became a certified Imago Educator and is now working on certification as an Imago Professional Facilitator. David and Christine started The RAIS Relationship Center, an organization that fosters conscious relationship. They are passionate about co-facilitating Imago workshops in Manhattan and New Jersey.
Avi Reichental is the Founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of XponentialWorks™, a venture investment and product development company that is monetizing the upside of disruption from exponential-tech convergence. XponentialWorks concentrates its activities on early-stage companies that are computing and actuating the internet of everything. Since its inception, the company curated a powerful portfolio of global category-makers that are committed to making the world a better place by architecting and commercializing impactful products, exceptional experiences, unique platforms and innovative business models.
For the previous twelve years, Avi served as 3D Systems (NYSE:DDD) President, Chief Executive Officer and Director. Under Avi’s leadership, 3D Systems emerged as a formidable global 3D printing provider with revenue growth exceeding 6 fold and market valuation growing over 12 fold. Avi’s unique strategy transformed the entire industry and resulted in the most comprehensive portfolio of design to manufacturing products and services, channels to market and global presence. During his tenure the company was ranked the 13th most Innovative Growth Company in the world by Forbes in 2014 and was named the 5th Fastest Growing Company in the U.S. and the country’s 2nd Fastest Growing Tech Company by Fortune Magazine in 2013. More…
Harville Hendrix – Founder
Harville Hendrix, Ph.D. is the co-founder of Imago Relationships with Helen LaKelly Hunt, Ph.D., and Chancellor of the Imago International Institute. He is the author of the popularly acclaimed books: Getting the Love You Want: A guide for Couples, Keeping the Love You Find: A Guide for Singles, Giving the Love That Heals: A Guide for Parents, and Receiving Love: Transform Your Relationship by Letting Yourself Be Loved. A former professor at Southern Methodist University, Harville holds an M.A. and a Ph.D. in Psychology and Religion from The School of Divinity at the University of Chicago and a Master of Divinity from Union Theological Seminary in New York. He is a Diplomat in the American Association of Pastoral Counselors and a clinical member of the American Group Psychotherapy Association and the International Transactional Analysis Association.
Helen LaKelly Hunt – Founder
In addition to her partnership with Harville, Helen has been active within the women’s movement for the past eighteen years. She is founder and president of The Sister Fund, a private women’s fund dedicated to the social, political, economic, and spiritual empowerment of women and girls. Helen has helped to create a number of other women’s funding institutions, including the Dallas Women’s Foundation, the New York Women’s Foundation, and the Women’s Funding Network. Helen has served on the Boards of Directors of the Ms. Foundation for Women, Women and Foundations, and the New York City Women’s Agenda. In 2004, shortly after completing a Doctoral degree at Union Theological Seminary in New York, she wrote Faith and Feminism: A Holy Alliance. For her distinguished contributions to the women’s movement, Helen has received many awards including the LEAD Award, Gloria Steinem’s Women of Vision Award, and has been inducted into the National Women’s Hall of Fame.