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

Chief Executive Officer | United States

Allyn is serving as the Chief Executive Officer 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

Treasurer | 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.

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.”

Joel McGinley

Secretary | United States

Joel is the co-founder and Managing Director at Hubtek, a tech-enabled talent, training, and automation solutions provider. He has a BS in Business Administration and graduate degree in finance, adding 40 years of business and finance experience to Monroe’s Board of Directors. His expertise is growth and bringing about major shifts that result in significant improvements, unlocking wealth building potential in people and businesses for 40 years. His passion is learning more about how success reality works and believes investing in personal development and training should be a number one priority.

Luigi Sciambarella

United Kingdom

Luigi is a UK-based Monroe Institute trainer and UKCP registered hypno-psychotherapist. Since 2010, Luigi has been involved in expanding Monroe’s international reach through global collaborations, talks, interviews and podcasts, and Expand app content creation. Luigi holds qualifications in Psychology and Psychotherapy and is involved in teaching and accrediting hypno-psychotherapy students through the UK’s National College of Hypnosis and Psychotherapy. His mission is to increase awareness of the Monroe Institute and build a vibrant international community.

Werner Barkhuizen, Ph.D.

United States

Werner is a Doctor of Psychology and has a deep-seated interest in hypnosis, psychokinesis, psycho-acoustics and parapsychology. He found solace in entrepreneurship at a young age and purposefully pursues all possible avenues to enable humanity in its quest towards a meaningful awakening of human consciousness. He is also an author, speaker, executive producer and member of Young Presidents Organization (YPO) and CEO.org

Stephen Ng Qui Sang


Stephen Ng Qui Sang is a professional engineer in the province of Ontario, Canada. He has 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 in the last 20 years managed several information technology departments for a major automotive and mobility company.