WILLIAM A TILLER, PH.D.
A Professor Emeritus of Stanford University. For over 50 years, he has been pursuing serious experimental and theoretical study of the field of Psychoenergetic Science which expands experimental variables for the study of nature's many manifestations to include those associated with consciousness. He founded The Tiller Foundation in 2015; its mission is to design and conduct meaningful research in the field of Psychoenergetic Science in order to document and demonstrate ability to positively influence physical matter via conscious and focused mental intention to better address and resolve problems and difficulties present in today's world.
Dr Tiller lives in Arizona with his wife Jean.
Wife and Collaborator
Jean Tiller, wife of William Tiller, met when they were 12 (Jean) and 13 (Bill). They didn't see each other until she was 17, he was 18, dated and then married at 21 and 22. Since then Jean has been his partner in all things, in life, parenting and spiritual search. With her extraordinary gifts of intuition, emotional intelligence, and meditation skill, she has been a crucial collaborator in Tiller’s experiments.
Jean Tiller lives in Arizona with her husband Bill.
Bill has been a colleague of Dr Tiller for over 20 years and currently President of The Tiller Foundation. In addition to being a freelance producer of training and promotional videos, Bill has produced and directed over 200 cable television programs. Bill has 23 years IT management experience in a hi-tech manufacturing environment specializing in electronic messaging, business processes, website maintenance and application programming. Bill holds an Organizational Management Certificate from the ASU Nonprofit Management Institute and certification from the Monroe Institute of Applied Sciences as an Excursion Workshop Facilitator (for stress reduction and enhanced conscious awareness). He is an ordained minister at The Logos Center in Scottsdale, Arizona.
Bill lives in Arizona with his wife Deb
CINDY REED RN, PHD, THD
Cindy Reed, R.N., Ph.D, received a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Iowa in 1978 and received a Master of Arts degree in Education from the University of Iowa in 1981. She received her Doctorate of Theology in 2005 from Holos University Graduate Seminary, and her Ph.D. in Energy Medicine from Universalist University of Holistic Spirituality in 2005. Ms. Reeds’ dissertation, “ The Effect of Intention on Decreasing Anxiety and Depression Utilizing Intention Imprinted Devices” was the first study conducted on human subjects that utilized Dr. Tiller’s model. She is currently Director of The Tiller Foundation and on a number of other Boards.
Cindy lives in Iowa with her husband Steven
NISHA J MANEK, M.D.
Nisha J. Manek was born on the equator in the village of Ol’Kalou in Nyahururu district in the highlands of Kenya. She graduated summa cum laude from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio, after which she received her doctorate in medicine with commendation from Glasgow University School of Medicine, Glasgow, Scotland. She completed her fellowship in rheumatology at Stanford University Medical Center, Palo Alto, California, and joined the faculty as Assistant Professor of Medicine at the Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota. She has served on many academic committees, including the Association of Rheumatology Health Professionals (ARHP) of the American College of Rheumatology. She is an invited faculty member for the associate fellowship program in integrative medicine at the University of Arizona, Tucson. In this capacity, she writes the integrative rheumatology curriculum. Dr. Manek has authored more than a dozen book chapters for academic medical textbooks. She is a fellow of the American College of Physicians and a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians (Glasgow) of the United Kingdom. She is usually busy creating new “information” in her clinic.
Through an auspicious 1997 meeting at the Siddha Yoga meditation center in Minnesota, Greg came in contact with Walter Dibble and eventually came to work with Drs. Tiller and Dibble. Since 1998 Greg has been directly supporting Dr. Tiller’s work and that of the W A Tiller Institute for Psychoenergetic Science and The Tiller Foundation. Greg applies his experience as a business owner, Ashram resident, artist and long-time meditator in support of the remarkable work being carried out by Dr. Tiller and the Tiller Team. Greg is also one of the cornerstone participants in the IHD (Intention Host Device) imprinting sessions.
Greg currently lives in Arizona
HOPE PHILLIPS UMANSKY, PHD
Not believing in a one size fits all approach for educational pathways, Dr. Umansky's educational background is from rigorous traditional and non-traditional academic environments. She has earned a Bachelor of Arts in English literature and was honored with a Women and Violence Fellowship at Scripps College of the Claremont Colleges. Also, in her time at Scripps College, Dr. Umansky's research, Women in Shakespearean Times, was recognized as Outstanding Original Research Contribution and is housed at the Scripps College of the Claremont Colleges Dorsey Library. Dr. Umansky continued to deepen her knowledge and expertise in literature & education, gender, and inclusivity studies at Reed College's Master of Arts in Liberal Studies (MALS) program where her disciplinary concentration was English literature. Believing that the study of psychology would improve her teaching and work in education by understanding people in a profound way, Dr. Umansky earned a MA in General Psychology and a PhD in Clinical Psychology from the California Institute for Human Science. After completing a multiyear very competitive doctoral internship as a psychology assistant earning hours toward licensure at San Diego’s largest trauma center, Dr. Umansky returned to academia early in her career to work toward a cause close to Dr. Umansky’s heart, educational accessibility. That is, working toward the mission and goal that all students have access to transformative educational experiences in both traditional and non-traditional schools. She remains a recognized leader for her work elevating a fledging school and writing curriculum at all levels that rigorously supports innovate research on the edge of biofield sciences, integral psychology, and consciousness studies that is also accepted by traditional academia and the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) accrediting body, the California Board of Psychology, and other regulatory bodies.
If you have questions for Dr. Umansky about Dr. Tiller’s research including Academic Initiatives, “Tiller Team Partners” and other philanthropic opportunities to support Foundation drives, legacy gifts, and posthumous gifts, including the physical lab in Arizona, you may email Dr. Umansky at
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