Who We Are

EricEric Hoffman, J.D., Ph.D.
In addition to conducting the Essential Experience Workshop, Eric counsels individuals and couples. He is a certified Gestalt Therapist and Philosophical Counselor.   He also teaches philosophy full-time at St. Joseph’s University.Eric practiced law for over a decade and served as Executive Director of the American Philosophical Association. He served as Assisting Conductor of the EE Workshop for over 15 years before assuming the role of Conductor.
Fischer_JoAnne_headshot_webJoAnne Fischer, MSS
Assisting Conductor
JoAnne has been Executive Director of the Maternity Care Coalition for more than 25 years.  MCC sponsors the MOMobile, runs Early Head Start programs and advocates, locally and nationally, for women, infants and families.  JoAnne and MCC have received numerous awards for their work.JoAnne is also active internationally in Girl Scouts and Girl Guides.  She has been Assisting Conductor of the EE workshop since 1989.
David Crump, Workshop DesignerDavid A. Crump
Workshop Designer
David created the Essential Experience in 1979. Before retiring in 2007, he designed, produced and facilitated workshops for more than 40 years. An ordained clergyman in the Episcopal Church, he also studied with Carl Rogers and Virginia Satir.

David passed away in February 2016.

Tina Silverman
Enrollment & Administrative Manager 

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