Ethics Advisory Committee Members


Jamee Culbertson

Jamee Culbertson headshotJamee Culbertson is an Alexander Technique teacher/trainer at the Boston Conservatory at Berklee in Boston, Massachusetts, USA. Jamee’s education includes study at the Neighborhood Playhouse School of Theatre in NYC and Berklee College of Music. Her Alexander Technique training journey began with Tommy Thompson in 1990. Jamee is a charter member of ATI and served as Chair on the Board and numerous committees. Jamee currently serves on the Vision-Mission committee and is Co-Chair on the Ethics Committee and is an ATI Sponsor. Along the way Jamee became a Senior Instructor and teacher trainer in the Universal Healing Tao System teaching tai chi, qigong and meditation techniques. Jamee shares her knowledge and experience with numerous institutions in the Boston area: hospitals, sports centers, colleges and women centers. She is also part of a team of Universal Tao Boston Instructors involved with Tai Chi studies via Harvard and Brown Universities. Jamee has a private practice around Boston, Massachusetts, USA.

Rachel Prabhakar

Rachel Prabhakar headshotRachel Prabhakar teaches the Alexander Technique and Pilates at her metro Boston studio. Her practice serves people with a wide variety of medical conditions and injuries, as well as dancers and athletes.

Rachel trained with Tommy Thompson at the Alexander Technique Center at Cambridge and with Debi Adams at the Boston Conservatory, graduating in 2013 and receiving ATI sponsorship in 2014. She went on to complete further post-graduate work with Tommy Thompson.

Rachel received her Pilates Level 2 Instructor certification from the Australian Pilates Method Association (APMA) in 2009, and then completed an advanced apprenticeship at the renowned Melbourne studio Balance & Control. Prior to undertaking Pilates certification, Rachel spent a decade working as a software engineer. She holds a BA from Cornell University and an MA from the University of Chicago.

Rachel lives in Brookline, MA, USA with her husband and two daughters.

Committee Members

Minseong Kim

Minseong Kim headshotMinsong Kim established the Soma Taichi in Seoul, Korea, and teaches Alexander Technique, Tai Chi, Daoin-Qigong, and meditation. His class is aimed at general people interested in health enhancement to experts who want to approach their bodies-minds in depth in practical areas.

In Afghanistan, he helped Afghan students as an expert of International Development and Cooperation for two years and received his first AT lesson with Kay Kim right after returning to Korea in 2014. At ATIS(Alexander Technique International School) of Korea, run by Kay Kim as a director, he became a teacher after completing the training course in 2019 and then became an ATI teaching member. Since he started exploring the self, he has had lessons with the great teachers who are uniquely experienced and have deep insights as follows; Tommy Thompson, Bob Lada, Bruce Fertman, Sakiko Ishichubo, and Midori Shinkai.

He has been practicing Tai Chi before starting the AT training course, and in the spring of 2019, he entered the Balgunvit Tai Chi family so that he got entered lineages of the representative six Tai Chi styles as the 22nd generation of Chen Tai Chi, 9th generation of Hao Tai Chi, 7th generation of Yang Tai Chi, 8th generation of Wu Tai Chi, 6th generation of Sun Tai Chi, and 6th generation of Thunder Tai Chi.

Also he is a member of board director of the Seoul Wushu Association.

Jim Paisner

Jim Paisner headshotIn his earlier years, he was a carpenter and ran a Macrobiotic restaurant in Philadelphia, teaching about Yin and Yang. He next moved to Japan with his young family, graduating from Meiji University of Integrative Medicine’s 2.5-year acupuncture course and passing the national exam – in Japanese.

Returning to the U.S, after a brief stint practicing acupuncture, he used his experience in marketing and product development to start and run an import and distribution company, retiring after 30 years in 2018. At the same time, he taught yoga (15 years) and attended the Alexander Technique Center at Cambridge, MA with Tommy Thompson. He was certified by ATI in 2005.

After moving to North Carolina, he worked with The Poise Project. In 2019 he taught two courses in person: one for care partners of people with dementia (10 weeks) and another 16-class course, Poised for Parkinson’s, for people living with Parkinson’s disease and their partners. He taught two more of those courses via Zoom in 2020 and 2021. Jim is currently teaching AT locally, and continuing to learn, recently taking classes with Jeando Masoero.

Irene Schlump

Irene Schlump headshotIch bin seid seit 2011 Mitglied bei ATI. Ich durfte schon als ATI Küken im ersten vollständig internationalen Vorstand (5 Posten-5 Länder) tätig sein und ATI sehr praktisch und vor allen Dingen lernend kennenlernen. Ich begleite seid Beginn meiner Mitgliedschaft die Übersetzungstätigkeit als Koordinatorin für Deutschland. In meiner Vorstandszeit hat es einen Fall gegeben, der vom Ethischen Rat behandelt wurde und in seiner Konsequenz so weitreichend war, das der Vorstand mit einbezogen werden musste. Der Anspruch des Ethischen Rates, eingebettet in die Terms of References hat mich damals zutiefst beeindruckt. Der Ethische Rat ist bestenfalls ein Komitee, das im verborgenen blüht- und dennoch entscheidend für die Integrität von ATI. Ich freue mich ein Teil davon zu sein.

In meinem weiteren Leben arbeite ich als Lehrerin für Alexander-Technik (seit 2006) und als Schauspielerin in Bochum, Deutschland mit einem Schwerpunkt auf theaterpädagogische Arbeit mit Kindern zum Thema Sexueller Missbrauch, Recycling und Demokratiethemen im weitesten Sinne. Zuvor habe ich eine Ausbildung zur Krankenschwester gemacht und Theater-, Film- und Fernsehwissenschaft studiert.1996 habe ich für 3 Monate am Oasis Theatre in New York gearbeitet.

Ich arbeite integrierend und bin streitbar. Ich bin zäh und warmherzig. Ich kann den Überblick behalten und habe eine Liebe fürs Detail. Zur Zeit bin ich ebenfalls engagiert im Adhoc Komitee Rassismus und Diversität. Ich bin eine 54 jährige, weiße cis-Frau. Juni, 2021


I have been a member of ATI since 2011. As an ATI fledgling, I was privileged to be part of the first fully international board (5 posts - 5 countries). I got to know ATI in a very practical and above all learning way. Since the beginning of my membership I have provided support for ATI's translation activities as coordinator for Germany. During my time on the board, there occurred a case that was dealt with by the Ethic Advisory Committee and was so far-reaching in its consequences that the board had to be involved. At that time I was deeply impressed by the Ethic Advisory Committee's objective, embedded in the Terms of References. The Ethic Advisory Committee is, at best, a committee that flourishes quietly and yet is a crucial part of ATI's integrity. I am grateful to be a part of it.

In my further life I work as a teacher of Alexander Technique (since 2006) and as an actress in Bochum, Germany with a focus on theater pedagogical work with children on the subjects of sexual exploitation, recycling and democracy issues in the broadest sense. I am on faculty of the AlexanderAlliance, Germany. Earlier I became a nurse and studied theatre-film-, and television science. 1996 I have worked or three month at the Oasis theatre in New York.

I work in an integrating way and can be controversial. I am tough and warmhearted. I can keep the overview and have a love for the details. I am also involved in the Adhoc Committee Racism and Diversity. I am a 54 yr white cis-female. June, 2021


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