Meet Our Team

About the Psychedelic Society

Today the San Francisco Psychedelic Society is a bay area 501(c)(3) non-profit organization devoted to weaving community with people from all walks of life who share an interest in the exploration of altered states of consciousness.

We are dedicated to helping individuals, and the global community, unlock the healing and transformative potential of psychedelics while seeking to honor their Indigenous lineages.

Our mission is to educate and advocate for altered states of consciousness by providing community, support and integration resources to those seeking harm reduction, addiction recovery, spiritual growth and personal development. We emphasize honoring indigenous lineages, access without dogma and the destigmatization of all drugs.

Danielle Negrin

Executive Director
Danielle Negrin specializes in building conscious global community where she provides education into the responsible use and science of psychedelics. Danielle coaches individuals through addiction recovery, microdosing, psychedelic integration and transforming their lives. The intention of her work is to assist people and communities through sacred intentional practice, to ultimately make this a better world for us all to live in. Danielle is the Founder of Psychedelic Recovery, Executive Director of the San Francisco Psychedelic Society, was on the founding team of Decriminalize Nature Oakland and on the advisory board for Project New Day.

Emily Ruth

Sorceress
Emily Ruth (also known as UNICORNFACE) is a California-based content creator, artist, author, lifelong witch, psychedelic advocate, microdosing coach, and independent researcher of esoteric subjects. She has graduated from Oaksterdam University, worked as an herbalist, and is currently the social media sorceress of the San Francisco Psychedelic Society. She is also the creator behind California Witchcraft, a book and blog about creating your own unique magic. You can view her work and book services on her website, californiawitchcraft.net.
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Andrew Hammond

Chair of the Board
Andrew built the client engineering team at Pandora radio. He is passionate about creating environments that support connection, healing, and growth and believes our psychedelic community can help to re-weave the fabric of our global society, one individual thread at a time.

Hannah Koch

Community Advisor
Hannah advocates for and supports the psychedelic community by providing guidance on program management, video creation, membership, and support group facilitation. Hannah is passionate about her work both in the tech space and as well as building community and connection in the psychedelic community.

Brian Metzler

Treasurer of the Board
Brian brings his experience in both the for profit and non-profit sectors to his work with the Society. He is excited about the psychedelic renaissance and is honored to work with the talented team at the SFPS.

Jahan Khamsehzadeh Phd

Mushroom Integration Circle Facilitator
Jahan Khamsehzadeh Phd- Jahan is the author of the upcoming book “Psychedelic Revolution” and medicine guide with Atman Retreats. He mentors at the School of Consciousness Medicine. His website is www.PsychedelicEvolution.org

Kufikiri Imara

BIPOC Entheogen Integration Circle Facilitator
Born and raised in Oakland, California. He works with Sacred Garden Community, deepening his craft as a facilitator working with ethnically diverse communities. He works to increase access to opportunities to change one’s life for the better.

BeQui RAMSAL Frankel

Sorceress Of Newsletter and OCD Support Network Facilitator
BeQui builds bridges between the SFPS Teamily and Community via the SFPS Newsletters. She also frequently plays the role of Official Jester for the Teamily by entertaining them with comedic relief throughout their busy workdays.

Damla Gungor

SF Integration Circle Facilitator
Damla builds communities that explore different realms of consciousness through the power of arts and creativity.

Howie Whitehouse

SF Integration Circle Facilitator
Howard Whitehouse PhD - Explorer of Transpersonal Models of Human Evolution for Addressing Our Arrested State of Development.

Sonia Troiani-Doulton

SF Integration Circle Facilitator
Sonia Troiani-Doulton holds a masters degree in Integrative Psychotherapy from Middlesex University, London. She has worked in mental health since 2009 and is is the co-founder and director of Healing Arts of Ceremony Health, offering ketamine-assisted group psychotherapy.

Adam Bramlage

Microdosing Support Network Facilitator
Adam Bramlage is Founder and CEO of Flow State Micro. He works daily as an educator, coaching clients on performance enhancement, diet, meditation, neutral thinking and Flow State optimization. Bramlage spent more than a decade as an advocate, farmer, distributor and manufacturer in the California legal cannabis space. He sold his cannabis companies and pivoted into psychedelics after successfully using micro-dosing to cure his own treatment-resistant depression and enhance his physical and mental performance.

Ian Bollinger

Resident Psychedelic Scientist
An international scientist advising for harm reduction through education. Working with the decrim movement in the SF Bay Area since passing, Ian works with churches, non-profits, and public benefit corporations to bring scientific insights from the growing entheogen space to the public.

Jennifer Dumpert

Dream Circle Facilitator
Jennifer Dumpert is a San Francisco-based writer, lecturer, and consciousness hacker. She is the author of Liminal Dreaming: Exploring Consciousness at the Edges of Sleep and the founder of the Oneironauticum, an international organization that explores the phenomenological experience of dreams.

Adam Strauss

OCD Support Network Facilitator
Adam Strauss is a writer and performer based in New York. His monologue The Mushroom Cure is the true story of how he treated his debilitating obsessive-compulsive disorder with psychedelics. The New York Times said it "mines a great deal of laughter from disabling pain," The Chicago Tribune called it "arrestingly honest and howlingly funny" and Time Out New York called it "riveting; a true-life tour de force" and named it a Critics' Pick.

Seth Warner

Mushroom Q+A Facilitator
Seth’s intentions are to increase access and to a good psychedelic education and democratize the knowledge around safely cultivating and consuming sacred mushrooms for access and healing.

Bob Otis

Resident Entheobotanist
Bob Otis brings decades of Sacred Garden love to SFPS. With gratitude and carel respect, Bob has been permitted and instructed to return sacred plants and practices to local communities by traditional and modern lineages. He loves to share.

Our Roots

Daniel Jabbour birthed the first ever Psychedelic Society in December of 2011 during the MAPS Psychedelic Science conference in Oakland. He rapidly began holding a variety of meetings and events for the group, from harm reduction to digital security and even speaking at Burning Man. Sadly, two years after the group’s inception Daniel Jabour passed away, leaving the community at a massive loss and with uncertain leadership.

In April of 2018 there was a search for new leadership and several people stepped up to share the responsibility of the society and dedicate themselves to this work; Danielle Negrin, Damla Gungor, and Seth Warner have remained the core team with help from a wide range of contributors. We rebirthed this organization into existence after many years hiatus and incorporated as a non profit organization 501(c)(3) in 2019.

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