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

Frank Kenna

United States

Frank Kenna is the former CEO The Marlin Co., a Connecticut-based company that designs digital software communications products to help companies communicate with their employees. Frank has a BS/BA from Boston University’s School of Management and has served on the boards of numerous non-profits.

Stephen Ng Qui Sang

Marketing Chair | Canada

Stephen is an engineer in Ontario, Canada. He holds a Bachelor of Applied Science degree from the University of Toronto and a Master of Business Administration from the Schulich School of Business. He directed an engineering consulting company and for 23 years managed several information technology departments for a major automotive and mobility company. He also has his own company focused on researching and teaching meditation using technology.

Scott Taylor

Ex Officio | United States

Dr. Scott Taylor is President and Executive Director of the Monroe Institute. Scott is author and voice of six best-selling CDs of guided meditations on near-death experiences in his “Into the Light” series. Scott’s gift is the ability to make the exploration of the nonphysical universe accessible to the curious. He has been a trainer for The Monroe Institute for over 30 years and is an expert in the use of binaural beat technology to achieve and hold expanded states of consciousness.

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.

Esther du Toit

Finance Chair | United States

Esther du Toit is a Chartered Accountant from South Africa. She has nearly 20 years of experience in global operational, finance and accounting practices. She has been serving clients in a consulting role across various industries since 2015.

Stephanie Alexander

Legal & Human Resources Chair | United States

Stephanie holds a law degree with honors from the University of Chicago Law School, and was a published editor of the Law Review. She won the Joseph Henry Beale Prize for excellence in first-year research and writing and went on to clerk on the United States Circuit Court in Chicago, IL. Stephanie is also an internationally known crypto-currency enthusiast.

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.

Eileene Braxton

Development Chair | United States

Eileene Braxton has a professional background in corporate litigation. In March 2014, she founded the “Be Nice Campaign” with a network of over 16,000 people in the U.S. and abroad. The charity group encourages meaningful acts of kindness and connects those in need with volunteers and philanthropists who have offered to help.

Bob Beringer

Research Chair | United States

Bob Beringer is an Executive, Lifestyle, Bulletproof Coach and Biohacker. He is Chairman Emeritus for the Electronic On-Ramp, a Native American Indian and Veteran Owned Small Disadvantaged and 8(a) Certified Business that is based out of the Washington D.C. Metro Area. Bob is a science/technical expert in physics, biology, engineering, electronics and fields pertaining to the human brain, audio engineering and biofeedback.


Trainers