Previous Board Members

Tapestry Institute has been very fortunate in having a number of exceptional people on its Board of Directors at various times. We are grateful to each and every one of them. We wish particularly to thank the people listed here, who were especially strong supporters and contributors to our work when they served as Board members. Because we do not know how to even begin to address their importance in our lives, these friends are simply listed in reverse alphabetical order.

Albert White Hat (Sicangu Lakota), of Sinte Gleska University, worked with us on many projects and then became a Board member in 2003. On our Board, Albert acted as our Elder. He served Tapestry until his  passing in 2013 at age 74.

Daniel Wivagg, Ph.D., a biology professor who specialized in science education, was a founding Board member and served as the second Board Chair. He retired due to severe health problems that subsequently took his life in 2005, when he was only 61 years old.

Lori Wiseheart, a registered massage therapist, was Tapestry’s Board Chair for several years in the mid-2000s and among the earliest Board members.

Thomas Windham, Ph.D. (African-American and Cherokee) was a valued member of Tapestry’s work for nearly 15 years and served as a Board member for the last 7 of them.

Stuart Rosenbaum, Ph.D., a professor of philosophy specializing in pragmatism, epistemology, and science, served as Tapestry’s founding Board Chair.

Lori Lambert, Ph.D. (Abenaki and Mik’maw) served on Tapestry’s Board for 15 years and served as its Secretary/Treasurer and then its Chair for the last 8 of those.

Linda Hogan (Chickasaw), a prominent author, was an integral part of everything we did for more than 15 years and served on our Board for most of that time.

Rosalie Beck, Ph.D., a theologian specializing in women’s studies, served as an officer of the Board for many years in several different capacities, and was one of the founding Board members.