Our People

The Board, staff and trainers of Monroe Institute are a worldwide group of very committed people from varying backgrounds, who are dedicated to the Monroe mission.

Helping people create more meaningful and joyful lives through the guided exploration of expanded consciousness.

Our trainers have a wide range of expertise and a great depth of personal experience in training, assisting with personal development, and consciousness studies. Their commitment to encouraging you to discover your own unique journey is a special characteristic of Monroe trainers. They do not profess to know all the answers, but rather work to empower you to find your own. As Bob Monroe often said: “Don’t believe what I say, but go find out for yourself!”

Board of Directors

Dr. Janet Reed

Chair | United States

Dr. Janet Reed is a biologist by training, having earned baccalaureate and advanced degrees in biology, plant pathology and biochemistry. Following a brief career as a research biologist, Janet’s professional interests migrated to the study of law, where she obtained a JD degree and has been a practicing intellectual property attorney since 1993.

Allyn Evans

Executive Director and President | United States

Allyn is serving as the Executive Director and President of the Monroe Institute. She earned her BA in Psychology from the University of Mississippi and an MBA from Texas Tech University. She has been a beloved Monroe trainer for more than a decade and currently continues to train the Energy Medicine program with Brian Dailey, MD. Allyn previously served as Monroe's Chief Program Officer and also played a key role in helping to develop content for Monroe's meditation app, Expand.

Frank Kenna

Secretary | United States

Frank is a Connecticut-based entrepreneur who is interested in technology, investing, spirituality and the peaceful advancement of humanity. He recently completed the digital transition and sale of a decades-old B2B company and holds a degree from the School of Management at Boston University along with 9 U.S. software patents. He is serving his 3rd term on the Monroe board and sits on the finance & investment committees and others as needed.

Fred Rible

Treasurer | United States

Fred is a retired Navy Supply Corps Captain (O-6) who has also accomplished successful careers in defense aerospace and his own B2B company which he expanded and sold after 9 years. He earned a baccalaureate degree in Accountancy and an MBA with emphasis in Financial Management. He's also a Monroe trainer, Reiki Master and Certified Healing Touch Practitioner (CHTP). Fred is serving his 3rd term on the Monroe Board as Treasurer and Chair of the Finance Committee.

Mike Assum

United States

Beginning in 1978 Mike Assum's mission has been to advance consciousness and build unity throughout organizations- small and large. Consulting on practical improved thinking and implementation skills that produce superior results, Mike works with small startup companies to large international companies like ExxonMobil, Toyota, P&G, Intuit, and many others. Mike's strategy focuses on long term goals with guaranteed positive results that develop the best in all of us.

Tom Pickens

United States

Tom Pickens is currently Chairman & CEO of Astrotech Corporation, 1st Detect, Inc, AgLAB, Inc., and BreathTech Corporation. Tom is best known for his successful corporate startups, acquisitions, turnarounds, public-private partnerships, and financial restructurings totaling over $18B. Throughout his professional career, Tom has founded and served as Chairman and CEO for many companies during the startup, growth, and turnaround phases of a company's lifecycle, emphasizing the creation of value in a challenging environment.

Jim Becker

United States

Jim started a brokerage company in 1997 which has grown to $120M in annual revenue. His brings to Monroe's board, leadership, public speaking and corporate strategies skills. Jim's motto is, “If nothing changes, nothing changes.” Jim has learned to focus on the "journey" of life. His purpose is to help people become a better version of themselves and to live life without regrets, feel empowered, and act with confidence. He begins each morning by reciting a quote from Groucho Marx, “Yesterday is dead, and tomorrow hasn’t arrived yet. I have just one day, and I’m going to be happy in it.”