George founded the Institute for InterGroup Understanding to help reduce InterGroup conflict and stress in America, and to offer advice to people who face InterGroup conflicts in other areas of the world. George is chair of the First 5 Commission for Children and Families for the state of California, and he is the author of four books on intergroup understanding — one on early brain development in children, and seven on health care quality improvement and reform. George has served as CEO for multiple health care delivery systems and financing organizations for more than three decades.
George has served on nearly 40 health care delivery and reform, and public policy related boards, commissions, and task forces — and has chaired nearly a dozen of them. He founded the Institute because he believes that issues of InterGroup Understanding will determine the future success (or failure) of our country. He wants to create a resource that will help InterGroup Peace become the culture, the shared commitment, and our functional future reality. George deeply believes we need to save every child, and that we need to collectively achieve the goals, and "do the right things at the right times" to save every child in order to give Peace a chance.
The Institute is advised, coached, guided, influenced, inspired, intellectually challenged, incented, supported, encouraged, and motivated by a cadre of wise, experienced and competent people who have been individually and collectively invaluable in the thought processes that have created the core knowledge base and the experiential underpinnings for The Institute.
Joe has more than two decades of experience in web design, strategy, implementation and operations, and is a highly regarded graphic designer and electronic media and print artist. He designed the covers of the InterGroup books along with key graphics materials.
Leah oversees the Internet Marketing Strategy for the Institute for InterGroup Understanding. She has an extensive and solid working understanding of social media, blogging, community outreach, content marketing and search engine optimization.