Institute for Life & Care

Our Team


Meet The Team


Nancy Markham Bugbee

PsyD-c, MBA, BCC

CoFounder, CEO

Nancy is a Board Certified Clinical Chaplain, logotherapist (meaning-centered), and spiritual director. She lives her passion to help others find meaning and purpose in their lives in any circumstance through the power of the human spirit. She has developed the THRIVING FROM WITHIN ® model over 20 years of study and practice. She practices self-care by spending time in relationship with the sacred; being inspired by stories she hears in person, through films, and documentaries; and caring for her family, friends, and animals.


Kate Hoffmann


Chief Program Officer

Kate finds meaning and purpose in supporting those in the service of others. She appreciates how the THRIVING FROM WITHIN ® model shows individuals how to incorporate spirituality in their lives, work, and interactions with others. She practices self-care and renewal by playing with her grandchildren, reading, hiking, and taking time for herself.


Andrew c. bugbee

Director of Marketing and Outreach

Andrew is passionate about bringing to light the power of meaning and purpose. He is the community liaison for programs and offerings related to the Institute for Life & Care. He loves to network with individuals and organizations seeking a higher level of resilience for their personal and professional lives. He practices self-care by enjoying skiing, photography, biking, and reading about people.


Len wisneski


Chief Health and Wellness Advisor

Len is the author of The Scientific Basis of Integrative Health. He holds faculty positions at Georgetown University, George Washington University, and The University of Colorado. He has a passionate interest in a whole person approach to health, of which a core component is assisting others to find meaning and purpose in their life which will enhance wellness and well being.



Faculty Emeriti

Kelby Cotton, MDiv  

Barbara Dalberg, PhD

Kae L. Madden, MA

Mary Ann Van Buskirk, MDiv, MA, LMFT


Ginger L. Charles, PhD, Wilton, CA

Spirituality and Law Enforcement Expert

Author, "Leadership Resilience: Lessons from the Frontline of Policing"


Helen G. Drinan, Boston, MA

President, Simmons College


Charlotte R. Gillespie, Denver, CO

AV Hunter Trust


Frank W. Gold, Denver, CO

Exempla Lutheran Medical Center


Nerine Gregerson, MD, Auckland, New Zealand

Epigeneticist, Diplomate in Logotherapy


Harold G. Koenig, MD, Durham, NC

Director, Center for Spirituality, Theology and Health, Duke University

Professor of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, Duke University

Associate Professor of Medicine, Duke University


Lori Moore, PhD, Dallas, TX

Motivational Speaker, Former Judge


Wayne Muller, Albuquerque, NM

Author, Therapist

Charles J. "Chuck" Stephens, D.O., MDiv, Colorado Springs, CO

Board Certified Addictions Physician


Victoria Sweet, MD, San Francisco, CA

Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine, University of California at San Francisco

Author, God's Hotel, Slow Medicine


Robert J. Wicks, Psy.D. West Chester, PA

Pastoral Psychotherapist, Author