Mr. Steve Tumolo
President & Executive Director
Steve is an educator who specializes in accompanying learners through transitional and transformational moments of their lives. His unique approach brings together Marshall Rosenberg’s Nonviolent Communication, Christian faith and the body’s natural capacity for healing. He is Somatic Experiencing
Practitioner, T’ai Chi Chih instructor, and certified trainer candidate with the Center for Nonviolent Communication. Steve has a master’s degree in theology from the Maryknoll School of Theology and is a PhD candidate in leadership at Gonzaga University.
Steve brings his healing presence to people incarcerated in jails and prisons, trauma survivors, students, faith communities, businesses and people in recovery. Through his leadership the nonprofits Comienzos and Heart to Heart emerged and grew.
Steve’s work with incarcerated men and women has been featured in NBC News, the Philadelphia Inquirer, and New Jersey Monthly. He is the recipient of the Elizabeth Ann Bogert Memorial Award for the Study and Practice of Christian Mysticism, an OPUS Vision Award from Pacifica Graduate Institute, and the Environmental Achievement Award from the United States Environmental Protection Agency. His work in correctional facilities has been commended by the State of New Jersey Legislature.
Steve is committed to fostering a culture of relationship. This is a world, envisioned by many of us, in which we experience our interconnectedness with all of life and the sacredness of each moment.