With a strong commitment to personal growth and social transformation, Cheryl Fraenzl has served as the Director of Programs for Esalen Institute since 2006. Cheryl has work in a leadership capacity supporting emerging ideas through the Wellbeing Project, Esalen Program Ambassadors, the Holistic Centers Network, and numerous other strategic partnerships. Prior to Esalen, Cheryl focused on transformative education as well. For more than five years, she worked as the Central States Regional Manager for Programs Abroad for AFS International Exchange Programs. For more than three years, she was the Director of Volunteer Development for the Girl Scouts of San Francisco Bay Area and for more than five years she served as the Program Coordinator at the Saint Paul Area Chamber of Commerce Business/School Partnership program. Cheryl resides in Carmel, California, where gardening, beekeeping, and meditation play a major role in her life.