About Carl and Julia

Carl and JuliaCarl Ferré has studied macrobiotic principles since beginning his practice in 1975. He began work at the George Ohsawa Macrobiotic Foundation in 1978. He is the current President of the Foundation, editor ofMacrobiotics Today magazine, and director of the French Meadows Summer Camps. Carl is author ofEssential Guide to Macrobiotics, Acid Alkaline Companion, and compiler of Essential Ohsawa. He and family live in Chico, California.

Julia Ferré began her macrobiotic practice in 1980 and began work at the George Ohsawa Macrobiotic Foundation in 1981. She currently works for the Foundation. Julia is author of Basic Macrobiotic Cooking, Twentieth Anniversary Edition and French Meadows Cookbook. She offers Reiki and is working on a new book about developing intuition. Julia and Carl have 4 boys, all macrobiotic since before birth.

Special Members

Special Members of the George Ohsawa Macrobiotic Foundation consist of those persons who are members of the Foundation and who are elected to Special Membership by the Board of Directors. The criteria for selecting Special Members of the Foundation are:

1. contact with the Foundation for at least five years unless special circumstances apply;

2. has demonstrated a willingness to help and support the Foundation either in time spent or financially;

3. has some area of expertise that would be beneficial to the Foundation, especially if less than five years contact with the Foundation; and

4. has no apparent or perceived conflict of interest with the Foundation.

Here is a current list of Special Members:

Michael Brown of Walnut Creek, CA

Barbara Johnston-Brown of Walnut Creek, CA

James Brunkow of Portland, OR

Carl Campbell of Portland, OR

Robert Carr, Jr of Cleveland, OH

Anita Catron of Salt Lake City, UT

David Catron of Brazil

Maria Chen of Seattle, WA

Michael Chen of Seattle, WA

Michael Clennan of Houston, TX

Packy Conway of Portland, OR

Carl Ferre of Chico, CA

Julia Ferre of Chico, CA

Gus Ferre of Chico, CA

Bob Fritz of Muncie, IN

Tim Galanek of Emeryville, CA

Francine Harper of Westland, MI

Joel Huckins of Mesa, AZ

Susanne Jensen of San Francisco, CA

Will Hoglund of Fargo, ND

Andy Johns of El Sobrante, CA

Regina Izyderczak of Darmstadt, Germany

Sue Hunter of Frazer Park, CA

Beth Kaufman of Philadelphia, PA

Kathy Keller of San Francisco, CA

Dan Lennox of Santa Rosa, CA

Bob Ligon of Cuyahoga, OH

Kathy Ligon of Cuyahoga, OH

Kerry Loeb of Fairfax, CA

Mary J. Lore of West Bloomfield, MI

Chuck Lowery of Oceanside, CA

Gerard Lum of Mountain View, CA

Karen Malley of Anaheim, CA

Neil Malley of Anaheim, CA

Saci McDonald of San Rafael, CA

Peter Milbury of Chico, CA

Friedmar Moch of Darmstadt, Germany

Robert Nissenbaum of Emerald Hills, CA

Missy Peebles of El Cerrito, CA

Michael Potter of Clinton, MI

Pete Pulis of Belmont, CA

Fred Pulver of Carbondale, CO

Michael Rossoff of Asheville, NC

Bob Ruggles of Oroville, CA

Sue Shimmon of Truckee, CA

Lino Stanchich of Asheville, NC

Laura Stec of Portola Valley, CA

George Sweet of Oroville, CA

Hugh Tinling of Salyer, CA

Shirley Tung of Phoenix, AZ

Cynthia Vann of Prescott, AZ

Verne Varona of Miami, FL

Mark Vilkaitis of Rockville, MD

Kazuko Yagi of Chico, CA

Marketa Zeleznikova of Chicago, IL

Board of Directors

The George Ohsawa Macrobiotic Foundation currently has 5 Board of Directors.

Carl Ferre of Chico, CA

Peter Milbury of Chico, CA

Tim Galanek of Emeryville, CA

Anita Catron of Salt Lake City, UT

Neil Malley of Anaheim, CA

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