Board of Directors

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Richard Ennis, Chairman

MS, Certified Advanced Rolfer, Chair of the Rolf Institute® Board

Email: bodatlarge2@rolf.org

Rich Ennis is a Certified Advanced Rolfer and graduate of the Dr. Ida Rolf Institute®. Rich Ennis is on the Board of Directors at the Dr. Ida Rolf Institute® 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.

Nicole Black-Gonthier

Certified Rolfer, Secretary of the Rolf Institute® Board

Nicole Black-Gonthier has been a Certified Rolfer since 2016 and licensed massage therapist since 2000. She studied Business Administration and graduated with honors from Colorado Technical University. She currently has a private Rolfing practice in Santa Barbara, California. In her spare time Nicole enjoys yoga and writing.

Libby Eason

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

Libby Eason first experienced the transformative effects of Rolfing Structural Integration in 1975. She trained as a massage therapist in 1986. In March, 1992, Libby graduated from the Rolf Institute, completed her Rolf Movement® certification in 1994, and advanced training in 1997. She became an assistant instructor in 1998, and lead instructor and faculty member in 2005. Libby also graduated from the Feldenkrais Training of Baltimore in 2016, and maintains a full time Rolfing and movement practice in Atlanta, GA.

Libby continues to explore the continuum of Structure - Function - Energy as it applies to the art of Structural and Movement Integration. She served for 10 years on the Board of Directors of the International Association of Structural Integrators® as law and legislation chair, and 2.5 years as board president. Libby has served as president of the Ida P. Rolf Research Foundation since March, 2012, and was instrumental in producing the Fascia Research Congress in 2015 and 2018.

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.

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 Klemm. 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.

Cosper Scafidi

Certified Advanced Rolfer, Rolf Institute® Board

Cosper Scafidi has been practicing Rolfing Structural-Integration in Northern Virginia since 1980. He has studied numerous body-work modalities and techniques including studying with all of Dr. Rolf's original teachers. He completed the Basic Basic Training in 1980 and Advanced training in 1995 and again in 2009. He has completed many specialized workshops and advanced training to further his understanding of the integration of structure and function.

Cosper has and continues to serve in a number of leadership capacities. He was the regional Clinical Director in the Washington, DC area for American Whole Health as well as being on their Health Care Policy Council. He is a past President of the Rolf Institute and has worked with the Federation of Massage Therapy, Bodywork and Somatic Practice as well as serving on the Board of Directors of the National Certification Board of Therapeutic Massage Therapy and Bodywork (NCBTMB). He was also a founding member of the Board of Directors for the Ida P. Rolf Research Foundation.

He has a B.A. from Eckerd College, and MBA from the University of Maryland, as well as continuing and graduate education studies at the University of South Florida, NLP University, the Esalen Institute and Naropa University, among others.

Greice Gobbi

Certified Advanced Rolfer, International Representative, Rolf Institute® Board

Greice Gobbi is a Certified Rolfer and Rolf® Movement Practitioner since 2008, by the Brazilian Association of Rolfing®. She studied physical therapy and worked with many manipulation and movement techniques.

She maintains a private practice in Sao Paulo, where she offers Rolfing® sessions, Functional Training, Pilates and Tensegrity Touch. In her spare time, Greice likes to take circus classes, because they strengthen the connection between her body and work.

Greice was elected Board Member of the Rolf Institute® in 2018, representing Brazil, Canada and Japan.

Ines Hoffmann

Certified Advanced Rolfer, Rolf Institute® Board

Ines Hoffmann has been a certified Rolfer and a Rolf Movement® practitioner since 2013. Ines studied Economics in Leipzig, Germany, before moving to the Silicon Valley Area in the USA. She spent eight years working in the software localization department at Apple Inc. In the year of 1996 Ines moved to Sao Paulo, Brazil, where she worked in the export and import business of organic food products. Four years later she got her Bachelors degree in Physical Education and taught at an international school before becoming a full time Rolfer.

Today Ines practices Rolfing in the cities of Sao Paulo and Campinas. In her spare time she likes to travel, play sports and enjoy her family.