Meet the Staff

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Stevan J. Thayer

Stevan is the founding director of The Center of Being, Inc. He is an ordained Interfaith Minister, a certified Reiki Master, the creator of Integrated Energy Therapy®, a Master Instructor Trainer, the author of the book “Interview with an Angel”, and a channel for Angel Ariel. He and his wife Carol (pictured below) have been married for over 33 years.

Carol Armitage

Carol is the co-director of The Center of Being. She was the webmaster when we first set up our website, and helps with all things business.  She is a semi-retired telecom executive, sits on the Board of Directors of several high tech firms, and volunteers time through various organizations. She is always looking for new ways to improve the use of technology at The Center of Being!


Barbara Stepniak

Barbara is the Managing Director of The Center of Being, Inc. She is responsible for just about everything. She is knowledgeable about all things relating to IET.  Barbara lives in the Saugerties, NY area. You can contact Barbara at


Debbie Haubrich

Debbie is a valuable part time employee of the Center of Being.  She does database entry, as well as other computer tasks. When you send in your class lists, Debbie is the one who has to read them! You can contact Debbie at