Board of Directors

 Way of Compassion Foundation Board of Directors

Jessica Sylvanson

President – Jessica Sylvanson, L.Ac., M.Ac.O.M. is the owner and practitioner at Here and Now Acupuncture and Asian Medicine located in the Here and Now Center in Gunnison Colorado.  She practices using acupuncture, massage, herbal medicine, and other tools from traditional Asian medicine systems.  She is also a Kundalini yoga instructor and integrates mindfulness and meditation techniques in her daily life.


John Bruna

Treasurer – John Bruna is the founder of the Way of Compassion Foundation, an author, educator, mindfulness and dharma teacher. In addition to careers in teaching, addictions counseling, and his years as a  Buddhist monk, John has been in continuous recovery since 1984 and is an active participant in the recovery community. John’s personal mission statement is to provide resources and teachings that are accessible, practical and help people live a healthy and meaningful life in accordance with their own values and belief systems.

Patrick Stewart

Secretary – Patrick Stewart, is in charge of labor relations for the Electricians Union IBEW Local 11. Patrick lives in Glendora, California and is happily married with two wonderful children. He has a passion for running and the outdoors, spending as much time as he can with his family at their cabin in Green Valley Lake. Patrick devotes much of his time helping others on a volunteer basis and is committed to helping spread compassion in the world.

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