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About Us

MEET OUR FOUNDER AND BOARD CHAIR       


Reverend Dr. Gwen Finestone Hecht, MFT, PhD

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

Ordained Interfaith Minister

Certified Thanatologist (death, dying, & grief)

Expert Witness:  Grief & Loss Issues                                   

Reverend Dr. Finestone Hecht began her career 35+ years ago, as one of the founders of a rape crisis center, and served as its executive director for 5 years.  She is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (Lic. MFT- #47627 in the name Gwen A. Finestone), with many years of experience conducting individual and group therapy.                       

She is a nationally certified thanatologist (death, dying, and grief) and a  licensed, ordained interfaith minister with many years of experience in hospice as an interfaith chaplain and as a therapist.              



MEET OUR BOARD OF DIRECTORS (2020-2025):

Officers of the Board:

Chairperson/President

Dr. Gwen Finestone Hecht 

California 



Vice-Chair

Ms. Anastasia Selberis, BA 

For-profit executive

California



Secretary and Treasurer

Ms. Linda Ginex, BA

Administrative professional

California



Board Members: 

Mr. Kevin Connors, MFT Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, California 

Mrs. Lilian dela Paz, M.A., Public School Teacher (Retired), California

Ms. Magdalena Gomez, B.A./ Public and community relations professional, California



Meet our Volunteer Staff for the House of Ruach:

Dr. Gwen Finestone, MFT, PhD, Executive Director 

Mrs. Linda Ginex, B.A., General Manager


We do NOT accept donations from the public.   



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Global Headquarters in Costa Mesa, Ca.

714.658.7488

drgwenfinestone@gmail.com

www.drgwenfinestone.com


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