Skip to content
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.

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
Executive Director & Psychedelic Recovery - Danielle specializes in building conscious community, providing psychedelic education, addiction recovery services and integration.

Seth Warner

Deputy of Communications
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.

Damla Gungor

Art Director
Damla builds communities that explore different realms of consciousness through the power of arts and creativity.

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.

Jen Mendez

Secretary of the Board
Jen is trained in Neurolinguistic Programming, Somatica Sex & Relationships, Leadership Coaching. She currently leads a team in the tech world. Jen uses her leadership, organizational and communication experience to help grow and scale SFPS.

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.

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.

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
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.

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

Howie Whitehouse

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

Sonia T

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.

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.


Use of this art was donated for this page by / Jack Lightfoot