Statement of Purpose

The mission of the NCGR-Professional Astrologers' Alliance is to serve as a trade association to promote the common interests of astrologers and to improve the status of the profession of astrology primarily through the implementation of a certification program, the promotion of high ethical standards in the practice of astrology, as well as any other matters relevant to the professional astrologer.

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NCGR-PAA Board

Bruce Scofield - President

Bruce Scofield, an astrological consultant for over 40 years, has authored seven books and numerous articles on astrology and frequently speaks at conferences. He has served on the education committee of NCGR since 1979 as both member and director. He holds an M.A. in history, a Ph.D. in geoscience, and teaches at Kepler College and the University of Massachusetts. His website www.onereed.com contains information on Mesoamerican astrology and other topics.

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Madalyn Hillis-Dineen -Clerk

Madalyn Hillis-Dineen,  began her association with NCGR in 1979 as an officer of the Northern New Jersey chapter. In 1986, she expanded her involvement to a national level when she became editor of the NCGR memberletter, a position she held until 1994.

From 1990-1994, Madalyn also served as NCGR's Executive Secretary and, as such, maintained its national headquarters, was involved in conference planning, public relations and created the first NCGR Directory of Professional Services. She comes to her current position after having served as NCGR Clerk. Madalyn has also served on NCGR's Publications and Education Committees. Winner of the 1995 UAC Regulus Award for Community Service, Madalyn was elected to two terms on the AFAN Steering Commitee.

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Warren Kinsman -Treasurer

Warren KinsmanAfter graduating from Syracuse University with a B.A. in Liberal Arts, Warren Kinsman spent two years in Turkey as a Peace Corps Volunteer, teaching English as a Foreign Language to Turkish junior and senior high school students. The Peace Corps offered him a job upon completion of his volunteer service, and he came to Washington, DC where over the years he worked as a high school teacher, consultant, astrologer and director of an after school enhancement program for inner city youth. In 2004 he retired and in 2005 moved to San José, Costa Rica.

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Liane Thomas Wade - Recording Secretary

liane-wadeLiane Thomas Wade lives on Roosevelt Island, a part of New York City. She has been President of The Uranian Society (which is a Special Interest Group of the NCGR, the National Council of Geocosmic Research) since 2004. . Liane has been studying astrology for over 20 years, specializing in American politics and politicians. She has lectured worldwide to astrologers, using the Uranian system of astrology. She is the Executive Secretary of the National Council for Geocosmic Research (NCGR) and is an Advisor on the NCGR-PAA Board of Directors. Prior to retirement she was Executive Director of the Antiquarian Booksellers Association of America.

 
Loretta Lopez- Web & Media Advisor

Loretta LopezLoretta Lopez is an avid student of astrology for more than 20 years. She holds a BFA in Fine Art from Pratt Institute, and is a published children's book author and illustrator.  She works as a freelance illustrator, designer, writer and astrologer in in El Paso, Texas, and has been an active member of NCGR NY since 2002.

 
Shirley Soffer -Director of Education

Shirley Soffer is a counseling astrologer with an active practice in New York City, where she is also on the teaching faculty of the NYC Chapter of NCGR. She has written, lectured, and conducted workshops on a variety of astrological topics and is the author of The Astrology Sourcebook: A Guide to the Symbolic Language of the Stars. In her work, Shirley draws from the teachings of Carl G. Jung by integrating psychology, mythology, and dreams with astrology's rich symbolism. To enhance these skills, Shirley participated for five years in the Jung Center's Professional Training Seminars, a series of courses of study geared to those in the helping professions.

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