Board of Directors

Richard Ennis,
Chairman

MS, Certified Rolfer™, Chair of the Rolf Institute® Board
Email: bodatlarge2@rolf.org
 
Rich Ennis is a Certified Advanced Rolfer™ and graduate of the Rolf Institute® of Structural Integration. Rich Ennis is on the Board of Directors at the Rolf Institute of Structural Integration and on the Rolf Institute Research Committee.Rich studied at the University of Illinois and has degrees in Biology, Biochemistry and Developmental Biology. Prior to becoming a Rolfer™, Rich was a Senior Research Scientist and Global Project Manager at Gilead Sciences, focusing on anti-retroviral therapies. Rich was also the founder and President of Pharmaceutical Consulting Services, which he operated for 10 years. Rich now operates a private practice in Menlo Park, California and Whidbey Island, Washington and enjoys swimming, biking and running in his free time.

Ellen Freed

Certified Advanced Rolfer™, Rolf Institute® Faculty Member, 
Rolf Institute® Board


Ellen Freed has been a member of the Rolf Institute of Structural Integration since 1990 and has been a member of the RISI Faculty since 2003. She was Past-Chair of the RISI Executive Education Committee (EEC) and is currently the Faculty Representative to the RISI BOD and the Chair of the Continuing Education (CE) Committee. She lives and maintains her practice in
Hockessin, Delaware.

Linda Grace

Certified Advanced Rolfer™, Rolf Institute® Board

Linda Grace, CAR and Rolf Movement Practitioner, is in her 31st year of full time practice of structural and movement integration. Her first mentor, Louis Schultz, Ph.D., provided inspiration to become a resource for helping aspirational Rolfers™ get their practices going, and she is an approved mentor for the Rolf Institute in both structural and movement integration.

Linda has served on numerous Board appointed committees. In the beginning she was on the Public Relations committee with the leader Don Hazen. More recently she has been on the Membership Committee and Board Development/Recruitment committee. She has also been active, as well as served as Chair, of the Northeast Region section of the Rolf Institute where she has organized several meetings including the 40th anniversary NE Region meeting with Alan Demmerle and Joy Belluzzi. She is currently Chair of the Membership Committee and the elected At-Large Representative to the Board of Directors, which is elected globally.

Linda has done many Rolfing® presentations at varying conferences and schools, including medical and music schools. Most recently she presented programs for the International Association of Bassists and for the Juilliard School conducting program under the direction of Alan Gilbert.

Amy Iadarola

MA, Certified Advanced Rolfer™, Secretary of the Rolf Institute® Board
Amy Iadarola is a Certified Advanced Rolfer™ practicing in the Washington, DC-metropolitan area. A member of the RISI Board of Directors, she represents the Western Region and will be serving as Board Secretary beginning April 2016. Amy also serves on the Editorial Board of the Rolf Journal of Structural Integration and has 15 years of experience as a medical writer for the National Institutes of Health. Her passions are yoga, dance, and modern art and design.

Les Kertay

Certified Advanced Rolfer™, Rolf Institute® Board

Les Kertay, Ph.D trained at the Rolf Institute in 1979 and completed his advanced training in 1984. He retired from active practice in Rolfing Structural Integration in 2001, but has remained connected to the community. He also is a licensed and board certified clinical psychologist. Les’s 40-year career working at the intersection of mental and physical health includes 15 years in executive leadership positions in corporations related to health, disability, and workplace productivity.

Currently Les is the owner and president of Dr. Les Kertay & Associates, LLC, a consulting private practice for individuals and organizations, and he is employed full time as Chief Medical Officer with R3 Continuum. In addition to his business expertise, Les brings to the Rolf Institute board 10 years of experience as a board member for a large non-profit hospice, five years as the former Chair of the Rolf Institute Ethics Committee, and six years on his state psychological ethics committee.

Les describes himself this way: Professionally, I’m a writer, speaker, leader and guide who works with individuals and companies to get to their best “next;” Personally, I’m a husband, dad, Buddhist, and general geek who believes in social justice through radical civility.


Larry Koliha

Certified Advanced Rolfer™, Rolf Institute® Faculty Member, 
Rolf Institute® Board

Larry Koliha started his career in bodywork in the mid-90s, training in various types of energetic bodywork and attending college classes in anatomy and physiology. Rolfing SI created such a meaningful shift in his own life, that he left his first career as a mechanical manufacturing engineer and immersed himself in the world of structural integration.

Larry completed his basic training in 1999 with instructors Ray McCall and Liz Gaggini, and six years later, became an Advanced Rolfer under the tutelage of Jan Sultan, Tessy Brungardt, and Sally Kleem. He certified in Rolf Movement Integration with Lael Katherine Keen in Brazil. Other mentors who have strongly influenced his work include Rolfers Til Luchau and Jane Harrington. 

Larry was an avid trail runner and volleyball player in Colorado where he had his first Rolfing practice but now practices in the Raleigh/Durham area in North Carolina.


Ron McComb

Certified Advanced Rolfer™, Rolf Institute® Board

From 1965 - 69 in Seattle and NYC, Ron McComb was a member of an antipropaganda multimedia artist group. In 1967, he was Invited by Sidney Janis Gallery to participate in a group show in NYC, "Homage To Marilyn Monroe," along with 50 other artists including Warhol and Dali. From 1969-70 in Hollywood, he worked on a film for AFI. In 1971 in Rancho Santa Fe Ca., Ron audited and received the Ten Series in Dr. Rolf's class. To help him understand the work, he was asked to illustrate it through photo's and drawings. In 1971 at the Esalen Institute, Ron continued studying with Dr. Rolf while photographing Rolfers™ and models in her classes. In the Fall of 1971, he finished his training in the Ten Series with Peter Melchior. In 1976 in Cherry Hill NJ, Ron was invited by Dr Rolf to train in the five Advanced Series. During the 1970s and 80s, he helped teach Rolfing® SI while practicing in the Pacific Northwest. From the 1990s to 2016, Ron had been practicing in the Pacific NW. Starting in 2013, he has been serving as the Eastern Region Representative to the Rolf Institute Board of Directors.

Hubert Ritter

Certified Advanced Rolfer™, Rolf Institute® Board European Representative, Treasurer of the Rolf Institute® Board
 
Hubert Ritter is a native of Austria. After graduating from the Rolf Institute in Boulder, Colorado in 1994, he worked as a Rolfer™ in private practice in Washington, DC. He currently lives and practices Rolfing® SI in Berlin, Germany.

From 2003 to 2007, he served as Chairman of the Board of the European Rolfing Association. He is currently serving as European Representative on the Board of the Rolf Institute. He is the Past Chairman of the Board and was elected Treasurer of the Board in 2014.

In his spare time, Hubert enjoys speaking Spanish, sailing and running.

Keiji Takada

Certified Advanced Rolfer™, Rolf Institute® Board

Keiji Takada is a Certified Advanced Rolfer™, a Rolf Movement® Practitioner, and a Certified Massage Therapist. Keiji studied economy and graduated with a Bachelors from Kansai University in Japan (2002). He completed a 1000-hour massage therapy program and Associate of Occupational Studies at Boulder College of Massage Therapy. He then became certified as a Massage Therapist and an Orthopedic and Sports Massage Therapist (2004-2006). After graduating from the Rolf Institute in Brazil (2007), he started a private practice in Yokohama, Japan(2008). For two years, Keiji served on the Board of Directors of the Japanese Rolfing® Association (2010-2012). In 2014, he became a member of the Board at the Rolf Institute of Structural Integration. He represents Rolfing associations in Brazil, Canada, and Japan. His passion is a somatic embodiment of Structural Integration. He has studied movement from a Master of Japanese Martial Arts and from a Ninja. He is currently moving and transitioning his private practice to Boulder.