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Katherine Metcalf

Katherine MetcalfKatherine Metcalf had studied Mythology and Astrology since the age of 13 and then became certified as a Professional Astrologer 31 years later! "It's amazing as a Gemini that anything has held my interest that long! It is the incredible accuracy of Astrology that keeps me transfixed," says Katherine.

In Katherine's late teens and twenties, she studied as many forms of "magic" and divination as she could;


Jackie Wszalek - Chair, Governing Council

Jackie Wszalek
Jackie Wszalek is the owner of
Despins Printing and Graphics, the 2014 President of NAWBO (National Association of Women Business Owners), a great Yoga instructor and an exceptional leader off the mat! 


Melanie Dunlap

Melanie DunlapMelanie Dunlap’s passion resides in helping women discover herbs, energy & ceremony as part of their journey of self-discovery and healing. Known to many as the Earth Mother Herbalist, Melanie combines her unique blend of intuition and knowledge to create an empowering experience unlike any other. Melanie founded the Peaceful Spirit Enrichment Center located in New River, Arizona where she offers health and healing disciplines incorporating Herbalism, Reiki, Massage Therapy and Labyrinth experiences. She is also the founding mother of the annual AZ Goddess Conference. Working individually or in groups, Melanie helps women reach new heights of self-awareness and personal insight.


Lynn Rocha - Co-Chair, Governing Council

Lynn Rocha
Lynn Rocha, a New York native, has been a reporter for 27 years at McGraw-Hill, a New York based publishing powerhouse.


Jodi Powers - Secretary, Governing Council

Jodi PowersJodi Powers' skill set is exceptional and talents immeasurable!

As a national marketing|communications|public relations manager for one of the nation's largest architectural/engineering firms, Jodi worked with the firm's leadership in 15 national offices to develop and execute the firm's communication efforts, including marketing, promotion, public relations, media relations, and public information for each of the firm's programmatic areas (education, justice, corporate and sports). 


Deanna Jordan

Deanna Jordon
I believe in creating things, systems and processes. My career has spanned many consulting engagements both domestically as well as Internationally where I was the Client Liaison, speaking the clients language to the techs and translating from the techs speech to ideas and concepts that the client could understand.  

I was the little kid who brought home the injured duck to get fixed and when my mother asked me why her, I said that she fixed everything. It is thinking outsider the box to solve issues and problems, not recreating the same action and expecting different results. I like building out of ideas and thoughts and processes to create something tangible, a legacy, a product.  


annie loyd - Treasurer, Governing Council | founder | community manager

annie loydannie loyd, Social Architect | For more than 25 years annie has worked in the communities in which she has resided. Most importantly, she works with people matching needs with resources — annie is a "social architect," one who sees things that aren't quite right and tries to find solutions.


Council of Trustees Governance Guidelines | Council Responsibilities | Self-Assessment


In keeping with the organic mission and values articulated in the Foundation’s Strategic Plan, this document is an on-going effort by The FUSION Foundation Council of Trustees to ensure best practices in good governance among its councils, to empower, inspire excellence and educate throughout our communities and to aid Council members in implementing and supporting The FUSION Foundation’s Strategic Goals.


Daniel Hirtz - The FUSION Foundation


Daniel Hirtz The FUSION Foundation

Daniel's path has lead him on a wonderful journey that crossed several continents.  Daniel Hirtz is originally from Germany where he lived the first 21 years of his life.  After that Daniel moved to Vienna,  Austria where he lived for almost 15 years and met Ingrid, the love of his life. You can find out more about this amazing woman at

Since 1992, they have lived in the Valley of the Sun in Phoenix, Arizona with their 2 children Laila and Pablo (they are adults now).

Daniel is the founder of the “Tune into Life Process” and the 


Ingrid Hirtz - Food Chair, The FUSION Foundation

Ingrid Hirtz The FUSION Foundation Food Chair


Ingrid grew up in her parents’ restaurant in Vienna, Austria, where her mother, a professional chef, taught her to cook. Ingrid learned to love food and cooking for people. Her passion for food and social justice created Ingrid’s Better Earth Cuisine. The growing, selling, preparing and consuming of food is one of the most basic and inclusive energy exchanges between all life forms on this planet. It is Ingrid’s desire to bring balance and honor to this most basic need.



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