Jane Reis


Board Member

Jane Lister Reis is the founder/director of a Seattle-based organization, A Center for Transformative Learning. For the past 30 years, she has provided quiet and dialogic spaces for people to investigate aspects of reflective practice (such as stillness, alignment, flow) that serve as windows to understand and experience more clearly the dynamic, inter-related relationship between formlessness and form, intentionality and creation, aliveness (life force) and healthy, living organisms (families, communities, organizations). In 2011 as a way to help address health issues related to diet and nutrition and the disparities in our food systems, she and her husband started First Light Farm in Carnation, Washington with a mission to support community farming and u-pick vegetables for families and communities. Since 1997 Jane has also been an adjunct faculty member in communications at North Seattle College where she has taught in interdisciplinary, team-taught learning communities. Jane received her undergraduate degree in English from New York University and her master's degree from Seattle Pacific University where she received an interdisciplinary degree in psychology/counseling and world religions. Jane and her husband Don have lived in the same Seattle neighborhood for over 30 years and have helped create a sustainable community of neighbors, family and friends.