We’re the labor force of the New Mainstream. We’re non-profit, non-hierarchical, non-discriminatory and non-corporate. We work remotely. We hold frequent summit meetings on Skype and gather for retreats. And whether we’re working from California or Guatemala,
we’re practicing what we teach.


To make Transformative Medicine an accepted philosophy, an integral part of the Western health-and-wellness industry and a widely acknowledged stepping stone to personal growth.



Carol Greenhouse first learned of the work of Dr. Ruediger Dahlke at a retreat center on Lake Atitlan, where she was handed a Xeroxed copy of The Healing Power of Illness. She knew immediately that she’d be involved in bringing this work to the U.S. Since then, she has founded the Center for a New Mainstream and developed an array of programs, workshops and publications designed to introduce these ideas to the U.S. She lives in Vermont with her teen-aged daughter.

Associate Director

Gabrielle Donnelly is a scholar, practitioner and educator focusing on bridging the theory and practice of individual and social change. She works with collaborative leadership and dialogue processes such as World Café and Deep Democracy, is on the advisory council of the Authentic Leadership in Action Institute at Naropa University and has worked with social-purpose organizations like Bioneers and the Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission. Her doctoral thesis at the California Institute of Integral Studies was on binary thinking. She lives in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Operations Manager

Melissa is a leader in social change. She has started and developed innovative programs in nonprofits, schools and hospitals with the goal of helping people live healthier, more fulfilling lives. From adult literacy in Washington to sustainable agriculture in Wisconsin to youth philanthropy and community wellness in the most underserved neighborhoods of Los Angeles, she has made life-changing programs accessible to a range of audiences. She has worked for The Center since its inception, organizing everything, promoting everything and making the website shine. She lives in Los Angeles, California.

Assistant Director, Certificate in Transformative Medicine

Lori is a clinical research coordinator at Stanford University and the Palo Alto Veteran’s Institute for Research. She received her B.A. and M.A. in psychology from San Jose State University while becoming a senior research associate at NASA Ames Research Center. After 18 years researching the psychosocial and psychophysiological aspects of aviation and space safety, she transitioned to clinical research. She got her certificate in this work in 2015, co-led the certificate program in 2016 and was invited by Dr. Dahlke to become certified in 2017.



The Center for a New Mainstream
P.O. Box 373
Putney, Vermont 05346