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IANDS Board of Directors and Staff

Executive Committee of the Board

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Bob Frank
Conference Committee
Residence: California
Occupation: Author, Business Consultant, Hypnotherapist
Joined the board in 2013

Sandra Martin

Sandra Martin
Media/Public Relations
Residence: Virginia
Occupation: Author, photographer, gardener & retired Literary Agent
Joined the board in 2016


Robert Mays, BSc
Finance, Technology & Website Committees
Residence: North Carolina
Occupation: NDE researcher (consciousness, veridical perceptions), retired Senior Software Engineer, retired science teacher
Joined the board in 2009


Linda Truax, MA
Conference, Marketing Committees
Residence: Texas
Occupation: Retired US Army
Joined the board in 2014

Other Board Members

Jacqueline Arnold 

Jacqueline Arnold, MSLS
Residence: Colorado
Boulder IANDS & Bees Group Leader
Joined the board in 2016

Bev Byers

Beverly Byers, RN, Ed.D.
Occupation: Professor of Nursing, Lubbock Christian Univ.
Founded: Oceans Spa & School, Lubbock, TX
Joined the board in 2017

delainedeal_sm2 Delaine Deal, BA
Conference Committee
Residence: Colorado
Occupation: Events Coordinator
Joined the board in 2010
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Ned Matinnia
Social media facilitator
Residence: Colorado
Joined the board in 2016

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Chuck Swedrock, IANDS Groups Coordinator

B.Sc. in Computer Science; M.B.A.; ACISTE LC
Technology & Groups Committees
Residence: Arizona, Co-facilitator of Tucson & Central AZ IANDS
Occupation: Retired Information Technology Specialist
Served on the board 2005 - 2010
Rejoined board in 2017

rebeccasvallamd1 Rebecca Valla, MD
Residence: North Carolina
Occupation: Board Certified Psychiatrist
Joined the board in 2015
linda headshot Linda Vos, BFA
Marketing Committee, Graphics Design
Residence: Virginia
Occupation: Principal, Vox, Inc.
Joined the board in 2013


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Susan Amsden, BSc,
IANDS Business Manager
Editor Vital Signs; New Groups Mentor
Durham IANDS - Group Facilitator
Occupation: Business Specialist
ACISTE Life Coach
Joined the IANDS staff in 2015


Marybeth Maranuk, BA
Marketing, Office, IANDS Groups Support
Residence: North Carolina
Occupation: Retired CPM, Property Management
Joined the IANDS staff in 2008


Photograph of Janice Holden

Janice Holden, Ed.D
Editor of the Journal of Near-Death Studies
Past president of IANDS
Residence: Texas
Occupation: Professor of counseling at the University of North Texas in Denton
Served on the board from 2000 - 2006
Dr. Holden is an NDE researcher who also supervises doctoral students conducting NDE research.


Bruce Greyson, M.D
Research Director; Consulting Editor of the Journal of Near-Death Studies
Residence: Virginia
Occupation: Professor of psychiatry
Served on the board 1981-1992
Served as editor of the Journal of Near-Death Studies from 1982 - 2008 (26 years!).

AnneArcherButcher3 Anne Archer Butcher, MA
Marketing Committee
Residence: South Carolina
Occupation: Marketing, PR, Communications
Joined the board in 2015


Nancy Clark, Ph.D.
International Groups Coordinator
Residence: Arizona
Occupation: Executive director, Arizona Integrative Therapies, psychotherapist, author, international lecturer
Served on the board 2006 - 2012

Photograph of Diane Corcoran Diane Corcoran, RN, PhD
President Emerita
Chair of Education and Research Committees
Residence: North Carolina
Occupation: Nurse, Educator, Retired Army Colonel, currently doing legal nurse consulting
Joined the board in 2004 - 2017
Past IANDS president and board member, written several articles on NDEs for health care professionals; currently sponsoring research on combat related NDES.
Photograph of Debbie James Debbie James, MSN, RN, CCRN, CRS 
Conference & Education Committees
Residence: Texas 
Occupation: Critical Care Clinical Nurse Specialist 
Served on the board 1995-2008; Rejoined the board in 2011-2017
National conference coordinator from 1996 - 2006, 2010
bobsiress3 Bob Siress
Groups Representative; A/V Committee
Residence: California
Occupation: Proprietor, Siress Enterprises, Inc
Joined the board in 2010-2016
Photograph of Yolaine Stout

Yolaine Stout, B.A.
Chair of the Integration/Support Committee
Past president of IANDS
Residence: California
Occupation: Self-Help Writer, Life Coach, Nonprofit Consultant
17 years experience in non-profit leadership and development. Honors graduate UC Berkeley. 25 year educator in Austria and the United States.

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