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Dr Diana Sanchez. Ph.D joins our Board

We are thrilled to announce that Dr. Diana R. Sanchez has officially joined the Sacred Waters Sanctuary as a Board Advisor!

Since Diana first connected with us in September last year, she has played a central role in helping our community to find its feet and grow! Apart from being an active Sangha member and trusted friend and advisor to our team, Diana grew up in our Sacred Waters Sanctuary House, and her generosity in helping us have a space to gather and pray has blown our hearts open with gratitude and appreciation!

Impressive does not begin to describe Diana. She is a mother of 3 young children and a dedicated wife. Additionally, she has successful a corporate career and is an Associate Professor at a major University. She is truly a wellspring of wisdom, strength and love. The thing that we appreciate most about Diana is her kindness and how authentically she shows up in any space that she occupies.

In the past 8 months, Diana has stepped up in many ways, including to lead a Prayers for Peace Circle and has advised on our Spiritual Integration Programs. Her husband, Robert Pelipez, has also been an invaluable voice in the community, co-leading our men's integration circles and being an active part of our growing family.

We are so honored to have her officially join the team, and look forward to weaving tapestries of healing and spiritual empowerment with her in the years ahead!


Dr. Diana R. Sanchez is an Industrial / Organizational Psychologist with 20+ years of experience in People Operations and Human Resources. She currently is an Associate Professor at San Francisco State University, training Master's students and running the Workplace Technology Research Laboratory. Additionally, she is a Leader in Learning & Organizational Development at Ross - Dress for Less.

Diana is deeply passionate about mental well-being, trauma healing, and empowerment practices. Being a 20+ year yoga practitioner and a certified yoga teacher, she believes deeply in an individual's power to self-heal. She is dedicated to supporting resources, programs, and alternative practices that promote holistic healing.

She has been working with Sacred Waters since September of 2023 and was immediately moved by the strength, support, and love of the community. She is proud to provide ongoing support to these resources that nurture those who are struggling.

To learn more about our team, visit our website.

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