About the NMSCB Board of Directors

The National Meditation Specialist Certification Board (NMSCB), incorporated in 2010 and governed by a Board of Directors, is responsible for the development, administration and evaluation of the Meditation Specialist Certification and School Endorsement Programs.

NMSCB,  collaborates with the Center for Meditation Science, Inc. to promote the Meditation Specialist as a specialized field in health care. Each organization has its own Board of Directors, Budget, Bylaws, Mission, Policies and Procedures. While the purpose of the two organizations differs, each aims to facilitate the growth and well-being of the other;  both aim to promote the well-being of society by advancing the practice of evidence-based meditation as a therapy.

The NMSCB Board of Directors strives to ensure the validity, reliability, security and integrity of the Meditation Specialist Certification Program and the School Endorsement Program. The Executive Director is responsible for the management of daily activities related to NMSCB’s Values, Mission, Purpose and Policies.

Board of Directors

Nick Hall, PH.D.

Nick HallNick Hall, Ph.D. is a medical scientist and professional speaker, who for over 20 years has conducted groundbreaking studies linking the mind and body. This research has been published in over 150 periodicals and featured by the national and international media, including CBS’ 60 Minutes, the BBC’s Nova series, and the Emmy Award-winning program Healing and the Mind, aired by PBS. He also has been the recipient of two prestigious Research Scientist Development Awards, which the National Institutes of Health grants only to the top scientists in the United States. Nick is no stranger, as well, to the more pragmatic aspects of dealing with change and with making difficult choices. After earning his way through college wrestling alligators and milking rattlesnakes, he worked as an intelligence-operative for the U.S. Government. He also led a NationalGeographic-sponsored expedition to the West Indies, where he studied mass-stranding behavior in whales. While working in the islands, he endured the Marxist revolution in Grenada and the La Soufriere volcano eruption in St. Vincent. His practical insights for coping with change and adversity have been shaped over a span of nearly four decades. For example, in 1968, he became the first person to complete the grueling Baja 1,000 mile off-road race on a bicycle, while in 2006, he completed WaterTribe’s Ultimate Florida Challenge in a sea-kayak. This 1200 mile nautical race, which included a 40 mile portage, has been described by The London Times as, “the most dangerous small boat race in the world.” At his Saddlebrook Resort headquarters in Florida, Dr. Hall presents highly successful workshops and motivational programs for some of America’s leading corporations.

George Goldstone, Chair, PTI, CMSII-BC

George GoldstoneGeorge is an entrepreneur and technology consultant with over 20 years experience in the computer and information technology industry. Technology is one of the most stressful occupations in which to work and one of the keys to his success is a systematic meditation practice based on traditional Yoga Meditation. George has a private meditation teaching practice in Denver, Colorado.

George is a Pet CPR, First Aid & Care Instructor and helps rescue, rehabilitate, and care for dogs in need. The human/canine symbiotic relationship is an natural extension to his meditation practice.

George is also on the Green Valley Ranch Citizens Advisory Board, a Registered Neighborhood Organization in the Denver area, where he chair’s the Web Media Committee.

Jamie Jensen, RN, Co-Chair

Jamie JensenJamie and her husband Phil live in East Texas. They own and operate Red Rock Ranch allowing for the outdoor lifestyle they both enjoy. Presently Jamie is also acting as director of an after school program for elementary and middle school children located in a low socio-economic neighborhood. Her experiences include developing and teaching outdoor education curriculum in elementary schools. Instructing teacher training in outdoor education for schoolteachers in Costa Rica. Volunteer recruiter and coordinator for low socio-economic public school. As an active community volunteer she has served on the Board of Directors for several non profit organizations including American Red Cross and St. Paul Children’s Foundation where she also volunteers as an RN at their pediatric medical clinic. Her interests include outdoor activities, organic gardening, yoga, and meditation.

Thomas Kenison, MS, CPA

thomas-kenisonTom Kenison brings much experience in traditional yoga as well as being a financial investor.