Leadership Team

Sean Fitzpatrick, PhD, LPC, Executive Director

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Sean Fitzpatrick, PhD, LPC, holds master’s degrees in religious studies (Rice University) and clinical psychology (University of Houston – Clear Lake) and received his doctorate in psychology through Saybrook University’s program in Jungian studies. Sean is a psychotherapist in private practice and has been employed at The Jung Center since 1997. His research interests include the intersection of psychology and spirituality, ethics and the imagination, and vicarious trauma and the self-care needs of helping professionals and social service providers. He is a senior fellow of the American Leadership Forum and serves on the boards of the Houston Museum District Association and the Network of Behavioral Health Providers.

Elissa A. Davis, Director of Retail Sales and Customer Service

713.524.8253, ext 18
Elissa has sixteen years of experience in the area of nonprofit retail management and is a graduate of the University of Houston. Prior to joining The Jung Center in 2001, Elissa was the Assistant Director of Retail Sales for the Houston Museum of Natural Science. Her work at The Center has included coordinating all aspects of the Bookstore and Library and providing service to students and customers. She is also the secret Chocolate Quartermaster for The Jung Center. Next time you are at The Jung Center, greet her as “Diana, princess of the Amazons” and she will share a piece of her precious bounty with you.

Andria Frankfort, Director of Development

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Andria organizes fundraising events and campaigns for The Jung Center. She is responsible for communicating with individual donors as well as foundations and other benefactors. Additionally, Andrea oversees the Mandala Society, a group of The Jung Center’s most generous supporters. Andria holds a BA from Tulane University and an MA in Advertising from The University of Texas at Austin. She has participated as a volunteer and board member for numerous nonprofits in Houston and around the country.

Jennifer Wilkins, Manager of Curriculum and Exhibits

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Jen Wilkins graduated summa cum laude with a B.A. in Liberal Arts from the University of St. Thomas, with concentrations in art history and theology. Her primary interests are in performance and other ephemeral art forms, and the spiritual nature of creativity. At the Center, Jen manages curriculum, the rotating art exhibits and the permanent art collection.

Chris Powers, Development Associate

Chris’ first connection with The Jung Center was in 2000 when she started taking yoga classes. Art classes followed which lead to her volunteering for the annual Student/Member Art Show. She joined the development team in 2009 working on fundraising events, annual campaigns, membership drives and retention, and graphic design. After attending the University of Colorado for two years she graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a BS in Advertising.

Michael Craig, Logistics Coordinator

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Michael Craig received degrees in music composition from both the University of Houston (BM) and the State University of New York at Purchase College (MM).  He first came to the Jung Center in 2012 as a volunteer and student, and now manages the logistical aspects of the Center’s programs and classes.  Michael punctuates his day by reading, writing, listening to music, practicing piano, and composing for his friends.

Mary Oleyar, Online Education Designer

Mary comes to The Jung Center with many years of experience in information technology and software development and an innate love of computers, design, and learning. Along with developing and launching  the online learning program, she will also maintain the database and the public facing side of the website. When fate guided her to the front door of The Jung Center as a student in 2011, it was love at first sight. She realized she had a found a place of integrity, connection, depth, knowledge, and growth, a place with which she wanted to form a lasting relationship.

Chris Becker, Registrar

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Chris studied music theory and composition at Capital University in Columbus, OH. In addition to his duties as registrar, Chris is an active composer of music for dance and video, and writes about music, art and culture for Houston CityBook. He is the author of Freedom of Expression: Interviews with Women in Jazz, and one of the contributors to the book Punk Ethnography: Artists & Scholars Listen to Sublime Frequencies (Wesleyan University Press). Chris is very pleased to be part of such a wonderful and supportive team at The Jung Center of Houston.

Jyoti Iyer, Business Manager

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Jyoti Iyer is a native of Mumbai, India and immigrated to Houston, TX 12 years ago. She graduated Summa Cum Laude from the Bauer College of Business, University of Houston, with a concentration in accounting. She has worked in accounting & tax firms, and non-profits in India and the U.S. At the Center, Jyoti is responsible for planning, coordinating and analyzing the financial operations, human resources, facilities maintenance and general office management. Jyoti loves reading a good book, and spicy chai to go with it. When she is not introverting, she loves 80’s music, R&B, Bollywood dancing, and board games. She is passionate about financial literacy, women’s issues, and mental health causes.

Allegra Fradkin, Bookstore and Programs Assistant

Allegra Fradkin, a native Houstonian, began her relationship with the Jung Center as a volunteer. She studied anthropology and writing at Wesleyan University in Connecticut, and is now back home helping out with the day-to-day operations of the Center.

James Hollis, PhD, Jungian analyst and Director Emeritus

For Dr. Hollis’ national speaking schedule, visit his website www.jameshollis.net