Co-Director and Board Member
Co-Director and Board Member
Tracy Bindel is a protagonist of economic and spiritual transformation and is set on creating a livable economy for all people. Based in Minneapolis, Tracy works at the intersections of spirituality, law, and finance. She has spent the last 10 years supporting people to listen deeper–to themselves and others–in pursuit of their true calling as a facilitator, lay minister, mediator, and friend. As a member of the Boston Wisdom & Money circle, Tracy is currently working on a book to share the story of what has transpired over the last 15 years as this circle used money as a doorway to personal and collective transformation. Her formal education has been through Suffolk University Law School, Still Harbor, and Wellesley College but she has learned the most among the trees and in beloved communities.
Chairperson of the Board
Bernard C. Murphy CFP
A native of Dublin Ireland, Bernard earned his degrees (BA & MA) in Economics and Sociology from the University of Dublin, Trinity College (TCD), in Ireland. He earned his CFP® designation in 2011.
Bernard is the founder of Dovetail Financial, offering Financial Planning, Advice and Management services to individuals and selected organizations. Dovetail Financial is located in Capitola CA and is affiliated with Arista Advisory Group LLC, a Registered Investment Advisor.
Prior to starting his firm, Bernard worked for close to thirty years to support the lives of children and adults with varying disabilities, in his responsibilities as CEO, CFO and President of four organizations including seven as the president/CEO of a public Foundation..
Bernard also served as a trustee and/or director of a number of non-profit organizations. He is a former trustee and past president of the Camphill Association of North America. He served as a director of the Board of Camphill Foundation from 1992 until 2010 where he also held the office of Board president and CEO between 2003 and 2010. Bernard was a co-founder of the North American Council for Curative Education and Social Therapy. In addition, Bernard currently serves as an advisor to three non-profit entities.
Bernard has and continues to co-initiate a number of educational workshops and seminars on topics such as Mission Related investing and understanding money in the context of an individual’s, and/or an organization’s, unique biographical journey.
A descendent of German Jewish immigrants, Noa lived her early years in Israel. Her community activism which began at the age of 9, was key to her learning and core to what sustained her. In high school and college Noa sought non-traditional experiential education through Friends World College–based on international independent field study. Her 16 year marriage with Douglas, a Sotho /Tswana South African, who she met living in exile in Kenya, gifted Noa with 2 children, joy, and a broadened perspective. Noa’s participation in Be Present, inc. brought her in partnership with Rose during an 18 month Training Institute on Race, Gender, Power and Class at the same time as Noa was challenged to grow her learning edge working with the complexity of expanded financial privilege that came with an inheritance from family. With a MA in Human Development (specialization in Parent/Community Work), Noa worked in non-profit organizations for over 50 years, most recently with Wisdom & Money. Life today with her wife, Demetra, is full of love, family – (5 children, 9 grandchildren and great grandchildren), building community at the base of Mt. Shasta, and their CoCreation Arts business.
Lillie P. Allen, MPH