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PRESIDENT: Armand Diaz Ph.D.

Armand is an NCGR-PAA Level IV certified Consulting Astrologer. He is President of NCGR, as well as acting Publications Director. Armand is Books and Articles Editor for the Astrology News Service, and Contributing Editor to NCGR’s e-News. His book credits include Integral Astrology: Understanding the Ancient Discipline in the Contemporary World and Transpersonal Astrology. Separating Aspects, his most recent book, is about relationship astrology.   

CLERK: Ramya Krishnamurthy

Ramya is a practitioner of both Western and Indian (Vedic) astrology. She hails from a family of traditional Indian Vaidhyas (Ayurveda practitioners) and astrologers. She combines findings from both Western and Indian astrology to offer a complete perspective. She has served as the treasurer of the Boston Chapter and is currently serving as the Clerk for National NCGR as well as Director of Outreach for the Boston Chapter. She has been active in national conferences as a volunteer and speaker.  


Linda has been Treasurer for NCGR National since 2012. Her astrological studies began after attending a NYC fall membership meeting, where she became hooked and studied with many outstanding teachers. Linda was Treasurer for NCGR NYC for approximately 15 years and then became Treasurer of NCGR National. In her non-astrological career, Linda has been an HR Director, an elementary school teacher, a curriculum writer for adults with intellectual/developmental disabilities and a Care Manager for individuals with I/DD. Serving as Treasurer for NCGR is Linda’s way of giving back to the community that has given her so much.


MEMBERSHIP:  Shirley Prisco

Shirley’s interest in astrology began in the dark ages when it was not so popular and information was hard to get. Her education in the field was haphazard until she discovered NCGR. Here was a thorough grounding in the basics and beyond in the subject she held so dear. From her work in Human Resource she developed people and problem-solving skills. With a BA in English from the University of Rhode Island, she put that knowledge to work writing a Sun-sign column for a local monthly newspaper that publishes pieces about art, culture and politics. On occasion she writes Astro-profiles about local celebs, politicians and folks in the news. She has taught beginning astrology classes.

CHAPTERS: Leigh Westin

BS,Education; MS,Management/Dietetics; MA,Psychology; Minor, Marketing; university instructor, registered dietitian, product manager, corporate advisor, editor. CA, NCGR; DF Astrol.S.; researcher, author, lecturer, editor, NCGR-PAA Examiner.) Pioneered research founding a declination premise from Earth’s dynamics; the LunarSeasonsTM theory; Venus and Mars out-of-bounds in fixed signs; and delineation basis for true antiscia. The late Dave Roell’s “best books list” cited Leigh’s Beyond the Solstice as, “rich in analysis…and startling insights”; while The Mountain Astrologer noted its “wealth of information …by a highly creative astrological thinker.”


Lars Mellis is a professional astrologer based in West Hollywood, CA. In addition to meeting with clients, he hosts an astrology-themed YouTube channel that contains series including “Taking the Scare Out of the Square” and monthly Astro weather reports. In 2021, Lars was elected to the NCGR Board of Directors. He also currently works as the Outreach Director for NCGR-LA.
In addition to astrology, Lars has a well-rounded educational background which includes a Bachelor’s in Environmental Science focusing on honeybee research from Franklin & Marshall College and a Master’s degree in University Management and Student Affairs from USC. Outside of counseling clients within his astrology practice, he is a competitive recreational tennis player and stand-up comedian.


Advisory: Christeen Skinner
Education: Jackie Slevin
Research: Manda Selva
Technology: Meira Epstein
Social Media: Maria Wander
Outreach: Rachel Lang
International Relations: Monica Escalante-Ochoa



Executive Secretary: Alvin Burns
E-news: Rita Chabot
Around the World: David Perloff
Advertising: Sara Priebe


Bernadette Brady Ph.D.
Nicholas Campion Ph.D
Gary Christen
David Cochrane
Priscilla Costello M.A.
Adrian Duncan
Michael Erlewine
Monica Escalante-Ochoa
Linda Fei
Steven Forrest
Robert Hand Ph.D.
Kitty Hatcher
Madalyn Hillis-Dineen

Baris Ilhan
Babs Kirby M.A.
Alphee Lavoie
Joyce Levine
Michael Lutin
Grace Morris
Michael Munkasey
Ingrid Petroff
Bill Sarubbi
Gloria Star
Rod Suskin
Richard Tarnas Ph.D.

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