About Us

We are a pioneering non-profit organization dedicated to shifting human consciousness and promoting transformation.

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Through our convenings, programs, partnerships, and media, we advance the emergence and integration of transformational medicines, including psychedelics, in service of addressing today’s most critical mental health and collective challenges.

Our Mission

To bridge the medical and mystical, the sacred and scientific, to address today’s mental health and collective challenges by advancing the integration of transformational medicines, including psychedelics.

Our Vision

A world in which we live in deeper connection to ourselves, each other, the natural world, and life itself.

Our Values

Gratitude

Be grateful. Life is a gift and presents limitless opportunities for learning and growth. Cultivate affection for everything and everyone.

Curiosity & Play

Be audacious. Challenge, question, and explore everything openly. Embrace knowing and appreciating what you don’t know.

Inclusive & Authentic Conversation

Be real, stay true, take responsibility, and create consciously. Honor others and hold the space for everyone to be vulnerable and courageous.

Power Of Community

Be a contributor, a connector, a leader, and a support system to the whole, knowing that every relationship matters and together we are more powerful than individually.

Bridging

Be a conduit to helping humanity deeply understand, process, integrate, and embrace the whole of our lives to heal and transform into a new way of being.

Love Above All

Be the energy that you want to experience in the world– hold that space for others. Act with wisdom allowing your actions to be guided by a synthesis of your full intellect and intuition.

The Team

We are a passionate team, dedicated to our mission of transformation and building a more just and connected world. We are people who think deeply, who lead with compassion and care, who live with awareness, creativity, curiosity, an abiding sense of play, and love. Get to know us!

Stephen Apkon

Executive Director

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Stephen Apkon

Executive Director

Stephen Apkon is an award-winning filmmaker, and social entrepreneur. He is the Founder and former Executive Director of the Jacob Burns Film Center, a non-profit film and education center located in Pleasantville, NY. Stephen is the Director and Producer of Disturbing the Peace. He is also an Executive Producer of Fantastic Fungi and Planetary, and Producer of I’m Carolyn Parker, and Enlistment Days, and Co Producer of Presenting Princess Shaw.

He is the author of The Age of the Image: Redefining Literacy in a World of Screens, published by Farrar, Straus & Giroux – foreword by Martin Scorsese.

Stephen lives in the Hudson Valley with his partner Marcina, their dog Osa, and the flora, fauna and fungi they share this corner of the planet with.

Stephen Apkon

Executive Director

Stephen Apkon is an award-winning filmmaker, and social entrepreneur. He is the Founder and former Executive Director of the Jacob Burns Film Center, a non-profit film and education center located in Pleasantville, NY. Stephen is the Director and Producer of Disturbing the Peace. He is also an Executive Producer of Fantastic Fungi and Planetary, and Producer of I’m Carolyn Parker, and Enlistment Days, and Co Producer of Presenting Princess Shaw.

He is the author of The Age of the Image: Redefining Literacy in a World of Screens, published by Farrar, Straus & Giroux – foreword by Martin Scorsese.

Stephen lives in the Hudson Valley with his partner Marcina, their dog Osa, and the flora, fauna and fungi they share this corner of the planet with.

Justin Drobinski

Media-Production

Justin grew up in Ossining, New York, as a musician and photographer.

He previously worked at the Jacob Burns Film Center in Pleasantville, New York in various roles in their Technology department, supporting filmmakers and students of all levels. He has a background in filmmaking, media, technology, and education.

His focus with Reconsider is collaborating with MAPS PBC on their Training Video Library, to support their MDMA-Assisted Therapy Training Program.

Justin Drobinski

Media-Production

Justin grew up in Ossining, New York, as a musician and photographer.

He previously worked at the Jacob Burns Film Center in Pleasantville, New York in various roles in their Technology department, supporting filmmakers and students of all levels. He has a background in filmmaking, media, technology, and education.

His focus with Reconsider is collaborating with MAPS PBC on their Training Video Library, to support their MDMA-Assisted Therapy Training Program.

Sean Gallagher

Director of Media

Sean Gallagher is a documentary filmmaker & editor. With over a decade of experience in creating media for non-profits, he currently produces media for Reconsider and was previously the Lead Content Producer at Jacob Burns Film Center.

His first feature-length documentary, Brothers of the Black List, was presented by Jonathan Demme and screened at festivals such as DOC NYC and was awarded 'Best Documentary' at the Catskill Mountains Film Festival. Sean is a recipient of the Merit for 'Artistic Contribution to Social Justice' by the SUNY Oneonta Department of Africana & Latino Studies. He also served as a co-organizer of TEDxSingSing, one of the first TEDx events to be held inside a maximum security prison.

Sean lives in the Capital Region of NY with his wife and daughter. He thinks it’s weird to write in the third person.

Sean Gallagher

Director of Media

Sean Gallagher is a documentary filmmaker & editor. With over a decade of experience in creating media for non-profits, he currently produces media for Reconsider and was previously the Lead Content Producer at Jacob Burns Film Center.

His first feature-length documentary, Brothers of the Black List, was presented by Jonathan Demme and screened at festivals such as DOC NYC and was awarded 'Best Documentary' at the Catskill Mountains Film Festival. Sean is a recipient of the Merit for 'Artistic Contribution to Social Justice' by the SUNY Oneonta Department of Africana & Latino Studies. He also served as a co-organizer of TEDxSingSing, one of the first TEDx events to be held inside a maximum security prison.

Sean lives in the Capital Region of NY with his wife and daughter. He thinks it’s weird to write in the third person.

Ruth Gaviria

Program Development

How did a Genetics Major become the Chief Marketing Officer for two media companies, conceive a lifestyle magazine and launch 25+ CPG and beverage brands in the US? In addition to empathy and curiosity, genetics like brand and marketing is about understanding humanity in the context of this miraculous world in the past, present and future.  

Ruth is passionate about the process of creating and the art of possibility.  She honors the wisdom of everyone on a team and is highly successful at co-creating with diverse teams, teaching leadership skills and galvanizing culture by living shared values.  

She is a devoted meditator, mother, grandmother and friend.  Her success is mostly about being fearless in her conviction and playing in the unknown.  Oh, she has worked at Procter and Gamble, Univision, Colgate Palmolive, People Magazine, and The Elevate Prize Foundation…to name-drop if that is useful!

Ruth Gaviria

Program Development

How did a Genetics Major become the Chief Marketing Officer for two media companies, conceive a lifestyle magazine and launch 25+ CPG and beverage brands in the US? In addition to empathy and curiosity, genetics like brand and marketing is about understanding humanity in the context of this miraculous world in the past, present and future.  

Ruth is passionate about the process of creating and the art of possibility.  She honors the wisdom of everyone on a team and is highly successful at co-creating with diverse teams, teaching leadership skills and galvanizing culture by living shared values.  

She is a devoted meditator, mother, grandmother and friend.  Her success is mostly about being fearless in her conviction and playing in the unknown.  Oh, she has worked at Procter and Gamble, Univision, Colgate Palmolive, People Magazine, and The Elevate Prize Foundation…to name-drop if that is useful!

Lina Gingold

Executive Assistant

Lina was born and raised in the town of Lagan, Sweden. With the pine forest and lakes abundantly all around, nature was always a part of life growing up, with hikes, mushroom picking, sledding and swimming. 

As the rest of the world beckoned, she flew the coup to study Marketing and International Communications in Stockholm, Sweden and New Paltz, NY; after which she has found herself working administratively across various fields with various organizations such as; The Gustafson Group PR in New York, NY; Bladins School in Malmö, Sweden; Mission Valley Textiles Inc in New York, NY; McKinsey & Co in Stockholm, Sweden, Northwestern Mutual in New Paltz, NY, and presently with Reconsider, Accord, NY. 

During her career she has also served on the board at The Co-operative Nursery of Summit, Summit, NJ, as Assistant Treasurer and Environmental Coordinator. Currently serving as Secretary on the board of non-profit organization Friends of Guirgho. 

Greatest accomplishment; being the mother of her two daughters.

Lina Gingold

Executive Assistant

Lina was born and raised in the town of Lagan, Sweden. With the pine forest and lakes abundantly all around, nature was always a part of life growing up, with hikes, mushroom picking, sledding and swimming. 

As the rest of the world beckoned, she flew the coup to study Marketing and International Communications in Stockholm, Sweden and New Paltz, NY; after which she has found herself working administratively across various fields with various organizations such as; The Gustafson Group PR in New York, NY; Bladins School in Malmö, Sweden; Mission Valley Textiles Inc in New York, NY; McKinsey & Co in Stockholm, Sweden, Northwestern Mutual in New Paltz, NY, and presently with Reconsider, Accord, NY. 

During her career she has also served on the board at The Co-operative Nursery of Summit, Summit, NJ, as Assistant Treasurer and Environmental Coordinator. Currently serving as Secretary on the board of non-profit organization Friends of Guirgho. 

Greatest accomplishment; being the mother of her two daughters.

Marcina Hale

Program Director

Marcina Hale LMFT grew up in Ashtabula Ohio, a adventurous tomboy who loved to climb trees, bike, swim, play sports and ponder life. She studied psychology at Ohio University, Media at Long Island University and Systems Therapy (Marriage and Family) at Fairfield University.  She is enamored with the mystery of life and loves to play with what is possible.  

Marcina is a therapist and film maker who is trained in many modalities from different traditions and who appreciates the collective wisdom of cultures.  She is a License Marriage and Family therapist and also CIIS and MAPS certified in psychedelic work.  She has facilitated conversations and workshops internationally and across the US and has had the honor of co-creating with many amazing people especially the team at Reconsider including the Guardians / Board Members, Wisdom Keepers / Advisory Board and Chacarunas / Bridgers.

She is an Executive Producer of Fantastic Fungi, Producer of Disturbing the Peace and is a facilitator for Reconsider workshop experiences, which have been given in the U.S. and internationally. Marcina spoke at TEDxKC Women about how to change the world in which we are living. 

Marcina’s vision is to catalyst the creation of experiences that evoke thought and conversations that both challenge and inspire a new ways of relating to ourselves and to life itself. 

Marcina Hale

Program Director

Marcina Hale LMFT grew up in Ashtabula Ohio, a adventurous tomboy who loved to climb trees, bike, swim, play sports and ponder life. She studied psychology at Ohio University, Media at Long Island University and Systems Therapy (Marriage and Family) at Fairfield University.  She is enamored with the mystery of life and loves to play with what is possible.  

Marcina is a therapist and film maker who is trained in many modalities from different traditions and who appreciates the collective wisdom of cultures.  She is a License Marriage and Family therapist and also CIIS and MAPS certified in psychedelic work.  She has facilitated conversations and workshops internationally and across the US and has had the honor of co-creating with many amazing people especially the team at Reconsider including the Guardians / Board Members, Wisdom Keepers / Advisory Board and Chacarunas / Bridgers.

She is an Executive Producer of Fantastic Fungi, Producer of Disturbing the Peace and is a facilitator for Reconsider workshop experiences, which have been given in the U.S. and internationally. Marcina spoke at TEDxKC Women about how to change the world in which we are living. 

Marcina’s vision is to catalyst the creation of experiences that evoke thought and conversations that both challenge and inspire a new ways of relating to ourselves and to life itself. 

Carrie Maloney

Development Director

Carrie Alison Maloney brings to Reconsider an entrepreneurial mind-set with a particular expertise in strategic planning and growth. She has deep experience as a senior leader advancing the goals and objectives of organizations all over the world that benefit underserved populations, wildlife and biodiversity of the planet. In 2016, Carrie launched Carrie Alison Projects, a boutique development firm, with a specific emphasis on strategic growth for non-profit organizations.  Prior to this role, Carrie served as CEO and President of Imagine1day, founded by Chip and Summer Wilson, founders of lululemon. Imagine1day provides quality schools, education, and leadership development to people in Ethiopia. While there, Carrie worked with over 487 villages in rural Ethiopia, ensuring they had access to quality education. In addition, Carrie also served as the Executive Director for the Sager Family Foundation’s micro-enterprise programs for women in under-resourced countries in Africa and the Middle East. With Reconsider, Carrie is responsible for revenue growth and capacity building.

Carrie Maloney

Development Director

Carrie Alison Maloney brings to Reconsider an entrepreneurial mind-set with a particular expertise in strategic planning and growth. She has deep experience as a senior leader advancing the goals and objectives of organizations all over the world that benefit underserved populations, wildlife and biodiversity of the planet. In 2016, Carrie launched Carrie Alison Projects, a boutique development firm, with a specific emphasis on strategic growth for non-profit organizations.  Prior to this role, Carrie served as CEO and President of Imagine1day, founded by Chip and Summer Wilson, founders of lululemon. Imagine1day provides quality schools, education, and leadership development to people in Ethiopia. While there, Carrie worked with over 487 villages in rural Ethiopia, ensuring they had access to quality education. In addition, Carrie also served as the Executive Director for the Sager Family Foundation’s micro-enterprise programs for women in under-resourced countries in Africa and the Middle East. With Reconsider, Carrie is responsible for revenue growth and capacity building.

Don Morris

Brand/Creative Director

Don Morris grew up in Plymouth, Massachusetts, a skate rat, snowboarder, and drummer in a hardcore band. He attended the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston.

At ART + AUCTION and I.D. magazines, Morris apprenticed under "bad boy" graphic designer Tibor Kalman. In 1992, he joined Sanford L. Smith & Associates, where he designed catalogues for contemporary and fine art shows including the Art Dealers Association of America and the Outsider Art Fair.

In 1994, Morris joined Harris Publications. Morris was the Co-Founder and Creative Director of XXL and SLAM magazines. As Creative Director, Morris’ design—which infused graphic elements from the punk, tattoo, and hardcore scenes—came to define the look of hip-hop for an entire generation. In 2002, Morris photographed and designed rapper 50 Cent’s career-launching mixtapes, GUESS WHO’S BACK and 50 CENT IS THE FUTURE.

Recently Morris was the Creative Director of THE SOURCE, the longest-running hip-hop platform in the world, which is also known as “the Bible of Hip-Hop.”

Currently Don's focus is on being of service, deepening his practice and building his next platform.

Don Morris

Brand/Creative Director

Don Morris grew up in Plymouth, Massachusetts, a skate rat, snowboarder, and drummer in a hardcore band. He attended the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston.

At ART + AUCTION and I.D. magazines, Morris apprenticed under "bad boy" graphic designer Tibor Kalman. In 1992, he joined Sanford L. Smith & Associates, where he designed catalogues for contemporary and fine art shows including the Art Dealers Association of America and the Outsider Art Fair.

In 1994, Morris joined Harris Publications. Morris was the Co-Founder and Creative Director of XXL and SLAM magazines. As Creative Director, Morris’ design—which infused graphic elements from the punk, tattoo, and hardcore scenes—came to define the look of hip-hop for an entire generation. In 2002, Morris photographed and designed rapper 50 Cent’s career-launching mixtapes, GUESS WHO’S BACK and 50 CENT IS THE FUTURE.

Recently Morris was the Creative Director of THE SOURCE, the longest-running hip-hop platform in the world, which is also known as “the Bible of Hip-Hop.”

Currently Don's focus is on being of service, deepening his practice and building his next platform.

Raymundo Rubiralta

Program & Community Manager

Originally from Mexico City, Mexico, Raymundo has been living in upstate New York since 2012, where he moved to live and work at a meditation center, overseeing the live events department and producing retreats, programs, and teaching events. At the end of 2019, he decided to complete his term on staff at this organization and pursue a Master’s degree specializing in Somatic and Nature-Based practices. 

His interests and study of mestizo herbalism, the healing potential of transformational medicines, and developing practices in Mental Health led him to “synchronistically” find Reconsider (or Reconsider found him). 

Throughout his life, Raymundo has always been intrigued with the mystery of consciousness and life itself. This journey has led him to explore both inner and outer worlds. Some of his joys in life include making mean salsas and other Mexican food, traveling, gardening, and building community. 

Raymundo is Reconsider’s Program and Community Manager.

Raymundo Rubiralta

Program & Community Manager

Originally from Mexico City, Mexico, Raymundo has been living in upstate New York since 2012, where he moved to live and work at a meditation center, overseeing the live events department and producing retreats, programs, and teaching events. At the end of 2019, he decided to complete his term on staff at this organization and pursue a Master’s degree specializing in Somatic and Nature-Based practices. 

His interests and study of mestizo herbalism, the healing potential of transformational medicines, and developing practices in Mental Health led him to “synchronistically” find Reconsider (or Reconsider found him). 

Throughout his life, Raymundo has always been intrigued with the mystery of consciousness and life itself. This journey has led him to explore both inner and outer worlds. Some of his joys in life include making mean salsas and other Mexican food, traveling, gardening, and building community. 

Raymundo is Reconsider’s Program and Community Manager.

Kevin Wadzuk

Director of Hospitality / Farm

Kevin Wadzuk stewards Reconsider’s 62-acre headquarters tucked in the woods between the Catskills and Shawangunks. A Hudson Valley native whose path to Reconsider has been a journey. Kevin’s gone from the nonprofit, drug policy world in DC to culinary school, from the restaurant world to mead-making to catering, eventually ending up down a long dirt road in a state forest in Wawarsing. With his partner Samuel, two dogs, two cats, porcupines, pheasants, chipmunks, chickens, rabbits, turkeys, snakes, the occasional bear, plus various other fauna and flora, he holds space for Reconsider and our visitors. Kevin strives to make Reconsider a welcoming place for guests to disconnect, reconnect & recharge for however long they’re visiting.

Kevin Wadzuk

Director of Hospitality / Farm

Kevin Wadzuk stewards Reconsider’s 62-acre headquarters tucked in the woods between the Catskills and Shawangunks. A Hudson Valley native whose path to Reconsider has been a journey. Kevin’s gone from the nonprofit, drug policy world in DC to culinary school, from the restaurant world to mead-making to catering, eventually ending up down a long dirt road in a state forest in Wawarsing. With his partner Samuel, two dogs, two cats, porcupines, pheasants, chipmunks, chickens, rabbits, turkeys, snakes, the occasional bear, plus various other fauna and flora, he holds space for Reconsider and our visitors. Kevin strives to make Reconsider a welcoming place for guests to disconnect, reconnect & recharge for however long they’re visiting.

“There is no power or change greater than a community discovering what it cares about.”

—Margaret Wheatley

Our board is made up of committed people, drawn from a diverse set of fields. Our approaches, specialties and areas of expertise may be different, but our goal is the same: to build a world in which we live in deeper connect

Guardians/Board
Adusei
,
Kwasi
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*
Apkon
,
Stephen
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Executive Director
*
Chomer
,
Andrew
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*
Cristobal
,
Keaton
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*
Ghosthorse
,
Tiokasin
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*
Hale
,
Marcina
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President
*
Lundgren
,
Mike
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*
Nerenberg
,
Craig
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*
Newmark
,
Jay
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*
Samberg
,
Joe
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*
Samberg
,
Sandy
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*
Schwartz
,
Gary
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*
Sych
,
Cathie
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*
Welch
,
Laura
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*
*Ex officio
Wisdom Keepers
/Advisory Board
Algiere, Jack
Balktick, Kevin
Daniel Carcillo
Elias Dakwar
Francois Demange
Matthew Duffy
Amy Emerson
Amanda Fielding
Julie Holland, MD
Shannon Husereau
Kelly Jennings
Ben Kelmendi, MD
Kyle Kingsbury
Ana LaDou
Brian Muraresku
Rachael Peterson
Janis Phelps
Parmita Pushman
Gabi Seelig
Mark Seelig
Jordan Sloshower
Anne St. Goar, MD
Hanifa Nayo Washington
Jonathan Wilson
Algiere
,
Jack
Balktick
,
Kevin
Beaussant
,
Yvan
Bossis
,
Anthony
Carcillo
,
Daniel
Cosimano
,
Mary
Dakwar
,
Elias
Duffy
,
Matthew
Emerson
,
Amy
Fielding
,
Amanda
Friedlander
,
Pablo
Gould
,
Jesse
Holland
,
Julie
Husereau
,
Shannon
Kelmendi
,
Ben
Kingsbury
,
Kyle
LaDou
,
Ana
Labate
,
Bia
Mithoefer
,
Annie
Mithoefer
,
Michael
Mix
,
Lia
Muraresku
,
Brian
Petersen
,
Rachael
Phelps
,
Janis
Pushman
,
Parmita
Rosenthal
,
Vivian
Rubarth
,
Amber
Seelig
,
Gabrielle
Seelig
,
Mark
Sloshower
,
Jordan
Washington
,
Hanifa Nayo
Wilson
,
Jonathan
Woodruff
,
Lee
Yehuda
,
Rachel
Zohn
,
Ethan

Partners

Community and partnership are at the heart of everything that we do. We’re grateful for the powerful collaborations we’ve forged with partners to envision and inspire new ways of being  in the world. We’re always looking to grow our community. If you’re interested in partnering with Reconsider,

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BeckleyMed
Chacruna
Democratize Health
El Puente
Fungi Education
Heroic Hearts Project
Homecoming
The Hope Project
Horizons
Integrated
Ipn
LEAP
MAPS
The Mission Within
Open Future Coalition
OpeNurses
Sabe
The Swift Network
Treeangle Foundation
Penn Nursing
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