Board of Directors 2018-2019


The Kabbalah Experience Board of Directors comprises a diverse group of donors and students who generously devote their time and effort to the fiscal stability and strategic growth of the organization.

Mel Wernimott, PhD, is the current Board President, a board member for the past 3 years, and the board’s expert on accelerated growth of small organizations. His goal is for KE to become internationally known as a spiritual learning environment.

For him, “Kabbalah is about learning to identify the energies that make up the unseen world and to connect more closely with the spirit world. KE is a network of caring people, all in search of a greater understanding of life’s mysteries and our role in those mysteries”.

Joe Costello, CEO, Arcadia Settlements Group, Inc. “Kabbalah Experience has provided me with new and refreshing perspectives in living life on this “Big Ball” named Earth. Beyond coming to an understanding that there are really no ‘coincidences’ in life, KE has enabled me to look at the world around me, my experiences, problems and opportunities in ways that make every facet of life understandable. “Unseen reality” now comes to life.

My role on the board is to head up our fundraising efforts, a responsibility supported by every KE board member. At the heart and soul of every non-profit organization is the need to adequately fund the mission of the organization and it has been a pleasure to contribute to KE in this and other ways.

Andrew M. Freeman MD, FACC, FACP, joined National Jewish Health in Denver, CO after completing his training in Philadelphia at Temple University. He completed his internal medicine training at Brown University and medical school at SUNY Buffalo with research honors,  after graduating summa cum laude from Cornell University.

At National Jewish Andrew is an Associate Professor of Medicine. He serves as the director of clinical cardiology and the director of cardiovascular prevention and wellness.

In his practice of general cardiology, he incorporates four pillars of prevention into everyday practice: eating a plant-based diet, exercising more, practicing mindfulness, and working on connectedness. It is in these last two practices that Freeman uses the power of Kabbalah to increase awareness and further improve connection and support with others.

He is a past president of the board, a board member for 5 years, and the board expert on technology and social marketing.

Phil Mason grew up in Boston and enjoyed living on both coasts and has spent the last 25 years in Denver. Phil is married to Linda Malman and they have 5 wonderful children and two fantastic grandchildren. Phil has a MBA from Pepperdine University and a Master’s Degree in Food Science from Rutgers University. He is an expert in bringing new food products to market. Phil believes that David Sanders is a tremendous inspirational leader who helps guide people to greater heights and insights. In his own life he experiences the principles of Transformational Kabbalah through an awareness of what manifests in his life.

Michelle Saxer brings over 25 years of experience to her practice in physical rehabilitation and trauma therapy, treating individuals with chronic pain, injuries
and nervous system dysregulation and helping them experience a new level of wholeness; active presence in their lives. She has devoted most of her life to understanding intimately what it means to be present and aware on a physical, psychological and spiritual level. While NeuroKinetic Therapy, Somatic Experiencing and Shiatsu are core to her approach, her strengths as a practitioner and teacher are rooted in intuition, an ability to deeply connect with people and an intense commitment to helping others live their lives to the fullest and thrive.

Her excitement with Kabbalah Experience and serving on the Board of Directors stems from her desire to be more intimately involved in a spiritual community, to continue to learn and grow, as well as to support others in gaining awareness and presence. Michelle sees spiritual guidance and self-reflection as key elements to deepening our lives and facilitating the understanding of our interconnectedness.