1 Resume Greg L. Finch SUMMARY Design, develop, and deliver

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Greg L. Finch
617 Jefferson St. NW 302
Washington, DC 20011
TEL 202.236.1051
[email protected]
www.WildGeeseAmongUs.com
SKYPE WildGeeseAmongUs
www.linkedin.com/in/gregfinch
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SUMMARY
Design, develop, and deliver thriving learning, community engagement, and professional
enrichment programs and initiatives—that energize and advance the social and economic
impact of academic, healthcare, wisdom, and humanitarian organizations—through the lives,
resilience, and innovation of the people who comprise them.
 Adept at psychosocial, aesthetic, and sensory learning methodologies—that spark innovation,
optimize performance, shape principled action, cultivate sustainability, and generate stakeholder
and workforce resilience, satisfaction, and retention.
 Clearly, creatively, and persuasively translates complex ideas, themes, and goals that generate
mission-aligned learning, action, and outcomes.
 Intuitive capacity to articulate vision and goals that build consensus among diverse stakeholders.
 Engaged learner with progressive philosophy and training in design, communication, wisdom
studies, ethical action, organizational change and development, community and stakeholder
outreach, and psychosocial and sensory integration.
 Confident, collaborative, and compassionate mentor, communicator, and spokesperson with a keen
sense of humor.
POSITIONS
Founder/Director—Elysian Fields & Wild Geese Among Us Consulting (Jan 1990-present) Los
Angeles CA and Washington DC
Design and facilitate professional education and development, adult learning, cross-functional
collaboration, leadership development, and organizational change consultancies that advance mission
impact and generate stakeholder satisfaction, resilience, and retention.
 Clients and program partners include: Washington National Cathedral, California Medical Center
Foundation, Presbyterian Intercommunity Hospital, National Center for Creative Aging, DC Synod of
the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, Texas Children’s Hospital, Society for the Arts in
Healthcare, and International Children’s Assembly.
Associate for Collaborative Projects and Executive Director of Community of Reconciliation—
Washington National Cathedral (Feb 2008-Jun 2012) Washington DC
Designed, managed, and facilitated a robust social impact program portfolio—attracting, engaging,
and enriching the diverse regional, national, and international Cathedral constituencies.
 Community of Reconciliation—Pioneered this interdisciplinary “Learning Constellation” introducing
work/life balance, wisdom-based ethics, and responsible corporate action in domestic, academic,
and professional environments. Designed multi-year adult learning cycles and curriculum, leadership
and volunteer training, replication and operations guide and annually convened/facilitated 70+ adult
learning sessions, workshops, and public events—expanded to 4 learning sites supported by
volunteer base and web resource hub impacting 1200+ individuals.
 Rhythms of Healing and Working Well Workshop Series—Piloted this evidence-based mind/body
workplace enrichment series—surpassed workplace resilience/satisfaction benchmarks established
for the inaugural cohort.
 Greening Our World—Designed multi-sensory learning sessions with the Yale Forum of Religion
and Ecology, Greater Washington Area Light & Power, and the Anacostia Watershed Society—
initiated sustainable ecological action informed by interdisciplinary awareness to more than 150
scientists, ecologists, educators, interns, volunteers, and advocates.
 Resilient Aging and the Visual Pilgrim—Convened this national aging symposium with the
National Center for Creative Aging, the Gerontological Society of America, and Washington National
Cathedral artisans—generated interdisciplinary dialogue among 150 researchers, gerontologists,
and artisans.
 Embassy of Italy Global Health Initiative—Designed this culturally accessible learning module with
National Institutes of Health researchers and embassy medical attachés—provided cross-cultural
wellness training for use in international settings.
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Director of Outreach—Smith Center for Healing and the Arts (Sep 2004-Jan 2008) Washington DC
Developed and implemented outreach and communication initiatives that connected mainstream, atrisk, and underserved populations with psychosocial, wellbeing, and resilience-based
prevention/support resources—expanding prevention and support access 3-fold.
 Cultivated and managed community recruitment and engagement, collaborative partnerships,
corporate identity rebranding, membership and volunteer communication, web content and design,
funding appeals, professional development, and bi-lingual initiatives.
Associate for the Arts—Metropolitan Memorial Church (Sep 2001-Apr 2003) Washington DC
Designed and managed volunteer arts integration teams to produce adult learning forums, lecture and
concert events, workshops and training sessions, national conference, and volunteer engagement
events—increasing participant competencies, community engagement, interfaith dialogue, and social
justice impact in this 2,000 member spiritual community.
Director of Outreach and Grants Associate—CreativeMOCO Arts Council (Sep 1999-Aug 2001)
Bethesda MD
Coordinated and conducted community outreach research and recruitment, grants facilitation and
technical assistance, and program evaluation in school, elder care, healthcare, faith-based,
environmental, and community service settings—increasing program innovation and efficiency with
30+ recipient artists, scholars, and impact organizations each year to impact hundreds of residents
and communities.
 Identified and linked new programming and partners with public sector funding and technical support.
 Conducted grantmaking screening, submission review, panel recruitment and facilitation, grantee
technical assistance and training, project review and analysis, site visits, and program evaluation and
compliance.
Academic Appointments and Fellowships
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences—George Washington
University School of Medicine & Health Sciences (2005-present) Washington DC
Psychosocial educator for “Practice of Medicine” a core competencies curriculum utilizing audio-visual
and simulation resources, cohort dialogue, peer review, and standardized patient scenarios—
advancing student psychosocial competencies of person-centered care and provider resilience.
Adjunct Faculty—George Mason University, New Century College, Center for Consciousness and
Transformation (2013-present) Fairfax, VA
Educator for “Meditation and Mysteries of the Mind” undergraduate class in personal and professional
competencies in mindful practice, work/life balance, resilience, and societal transformation through
integrative courses in mindfulness, psychosocial, and spiritual practice.
Adjunct Faculty—Georgetown University (2013-present) Washington, DC
Educator for “The Problem of God” core undergraduate curricular course examining the religious
dimension of human experience and consciousness.
Adjunct—Princeton Theological Seminary, Center for Continuing Education (2004-10) Princeton, NJ
Retreat-based CEU workshops for psychosocial and spiritual professional advancement. Emphasis on
aesthetic and sensory vocabularies that foster transformation learning.
Adjunct—Wesley Theological Seminary, Center for Lay Education (2005-10) Washington, DC
Designed and taught curricular track modules to satisfy ongoing requirements for professional
development and certification of graduate students, clergy, chaplains, nonprofit and social impact
organization directors.
EDUCATION
Doctor of Ministry: Spirituality, Medicine, & Ministry, Wesley Theological Seminary, Washington
DC (2003-07)
Focused integration of biomedicine, spiritual life, ethics, and arts and humanities in medical training.
“The Chrysalis Initiative: A Primer for Transformational Medical Education Learning Environments”
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Master of Theological Studies, Wesley Theological Seminary, Washington DC (1999-2001)
Integration of arts and humanities as catalyst agents of individual, social, and civic renewal promoting
arts integration with Catherine Kapikian, Henry Luce III Center for the Arts and Religion.
Graduate Concentration in Arts Management, American University/WTS Consortium, Washington
DC (1999-2001)
Aesthetic theory, arts and humanities integration, strategic planning, fundraising/grantwriting, PR, and
marketing for cultural impact organizations
Master of Divinity, Princeton Theological Seminary, Princeton NJ (1994-97) with honors
Interdisciplinary studies in theology, psychosocial systems, communication, ethics, and moral
responsibility promoting cultural and civic renewal. Special emphasis in the role of arts and humanities
integration in classroom and community.
Bachelor of Environmental Design, Texas A&M University, College Station TX (1976-79) awarded
magna cum laude
Architectural studies emphasizing conceptual design, human/spatial relationships, arts and humanities
integration, graphic design, and visual communication
Associate Fellow, George Washington Institute for Spirituality & Health (2005-06) Washington DC
Interdisciplinary research with Christina Puchalski, MD examining the arts and humanities and
collaborative relationships that enhance person-centered care, health outcomes, and satisfaction and
retention of medical students, clinicians, and healthcare professionals.
Academic Awards and Honors:
 Bryant M. Kirkland Prize for Excellence in Practical Theology
 Mary Long Grier-Hugh Davies Prize in Homiletics
 Edward Howell Roberts Scholarship in Homiletics
 David HC Read National Prize in Homiletics (nominee)
 Tau Sigma Delta Honor Society of Architecture & Allied Arts
Professional Service and Civic Engagement (select)
Editorial Review Board, Global Alliance for Arts & Health, Arts & Health: An International Journal of
Research, Policy & Practice, Washington DC
Speaker—American Society of American Medical Colleges, Life Balance and Resiliency in
Healthcare, Washington DC
Presenter/Trainer
 American Medical Student Association, Global Health Leadership, Life Balance in Healthcare,
Herndon VA
 Liz Lerman Dance Exchange with Steven Spielberg Righteous Persons Foundation, Takoma Park
MD
 Washington National Cathedral, Cathedral Scholars Program, Life Balance & Resiliency,
Washington DC
AmericaSpeaks Facilitator—DKNY Foundation’s Urban Zen, Integrative Medical Interventions, New
York NY
Webinar designer/co-presenter—Society for the Arts in Healthcare, Arts in Healthcare Strategic
Planning, Washington DC
Interfaith Chaplain—George Washington University Hospital (2006) Washington DC, and Mercer
Medical Center (1996-97) Trenton NJ
Member, Global Alliance for Arts and Health, Washington DC
Adult Reading Tutor, Washington Literacy Council
Peer Group Counselor, Whitman-Walker Health Services (Summer 2013)
Administrative Volunteer, Food & Friends
Board President, Cassandra Condominium Association
Practitioner, Reiki Certification Level I
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