Our Council is our governing body. It creates the structure needed for Heartlight to provide the opportunity for individuals to feel the healing power of love, choice and forgiveness. It guides our Facilitators and supports our participants in their desire to experience inner peace in their lives.
All positions within Heartlight are voluntary works of commitment and love.
Sara Farchione, president
Dr. Sara Farchione is a pediatrician who has brought heart-centered medicine to children and their families for 30 years. Sara also is a long-time supporter and board member of InterFaith Works. In 2009, she was introduced to the Principles of Attitudinal Healing, and with the guidance of their creator, Dr. Jerry Jampolsky and his wife, Diane Cirincione, she helped found Heartlight Center for Inner Peace. Sara has continued to share her passion for the power of love through Heartlight as a member of Council and an active Facilitator of Heartlight's Study Groups.
Patty Probert, Secretary
Patty Probert is a pediatric nurse who also is a Founder of Heartlight. Working with children and parents is an everyday reminder of the power of love and joy in healing, both physical and emotional. Patty is grateful to have learned what an incredible tool these Principles are in finding and teaching inner peace.
Barbara Duttweiler, Correspondence
Barbara Duttweiler, a Coordinator of Human Services with P. E.A.C.E. Inc., was introduced to Attitudinal Healing in 1982 with her dear friend Wilma. Barbara’s passion is sharing the Principles of Attitudinal Healing with others through the vehicle of Heartlight’s Study Groups. Her excitement for sending it forward has not waned in the past 35 years. Barbara’s connection with the other Founders and her belief in Jerry Jampolski’s Attitudinal Healing Principles, was the driving force in the establishment of Heartlight. Barbara honors the beauty of Attitudinal Healing as it has enhanced her work life, family life and her relationships.
barbara gilbert, marketing and social media
Barbara Gilbert holds degrees in Elementary Education and Human Services, is a certified Naturalist Guide, and has been a jewelry artist for 16 years. As a Study Group Facilitator with Heartlight, she has found the experience of sharing and exploring the Principles to be life-changing. Barbara believes the path to inner peace is found in every choice she makes and Attitudinal Healing has given her the tools with which to make choices aligned with love . . . for others and for herself. The mindful process of learning to make choices of compassion, rather than judgement, is ongoing and continues to transform her life.
Nancy West, Facilitator Liaison
Nancy West is retired from office positions in various organizations, with two of her favorites being the Edgar Cayce Foundation in Virginia Beach and The Syracuse Newspapers. Nancy is a Facilitator for both Heartlight Study Groups and A Course in Miracles group. Her long term interest in A Course in Miracles led her to Attitudinal Healing, as the Principles are based on the Course. She loves, and is grateful for, the opportunity to bring these life-transforming Principles to others through Heartlight.
Lauri Pepe Bousquet
Lauri Pepe Bousquet has been an educator for 39 years. She is currently a Professor of Practice in the Department of Education in the Purcell School of Professional Studies at Le Moyne College. Lauri believes that the transformative power of love, strengthened by her work with Heartlight, brings greater insight to her professional and volunteer activities, while enhancing her personal and spiritual life. Lauri is a facilitator and enthusiastic participant in Heartlight’s Attitudinal Healing Study Groups.
Susan Farchione, Treasurer
Susan Farchione is a retired elementary school teacher who taught in the Syracuse City Schools for 32 years. She discovered Attitudinal Healing in 2009 while still teaching and felt the need to share the Principles. She introduced it to the other Founders because she truly knows and understands the need for heart-centered compassion and communication in all aspects of life.