Alexandra Karacostas, President
Alexandra is a professional consulting astrologer based in Chico, California. She has been an avid student of astrology since 1975 and has practiced professionally since 1984. She has contributed to various publications over the last 20 years and taught classes and workshops. She recently organized OPA’s annual retreat at Asilomar, California. Currently, she writes the Starvine column in the Career Astrologer, and contributes to the Lotus Guide, a publication serving Northern California. In addition, Alexandra is a group leader for ISAR’s Consulting Skills program and a contributing editor for the ISAR journal. Alexandra has also enjoyed a long career in the travel industry, amongst other things, leading small groups to her native land of Greece.
Arlan Wise, Vice President
Arlan Wise, C.A.P., is a professional consulting astrologer who has been in practice for 30 years. She teaches students of all levels. She wrote the astrology column for the Martha’s Vineyard Times for 17 years and continues that forecast on her website- www.arlanwise.com. She is a frequent contributor to the Career Astrologer, OPA’s newsletter. She is a group leader for OPA’s Astrologer’s Retreat where she teaches a Writing Workshop for astrologers.
Arlan has been on the Board of OPA since 1996, serving as Newsletter Editor and Membership Secretary. She recently ended a four-year term as president of OPA and remains on the Board as Director of Publications.
June Morrow, Director of Products and Publications
A professional consulting astrologer since 1980, June has also been lecturing, writing and teaching in Chicago and the surrounding suburban area. She is a member of OPA, NCGR, ISAR, AFAN and AFA and served on OPA's Board as Membership Secretary in 2009 and 2010. Her work as an astrologer is focus on encouraging her clients to realize that they can have their dream.
Maurice Fernandez, Community Outreach Director
Maurice Fernandez, author of the books Neptune, the 12th House and Pisces and Astrology and the Evolution of Consciousness—Volume One, is one of the leading Evolutionary Astrologers. He is also the organizer of The River of Stars Astrology conference in Hawaii. Currently based in Hawaii, his educational programs and reading practice have forged a worldwide reputation of depth and excellence. He organizes spiritual retreats in sacred places around the world where he combines Astrology, Kundalini Yoga, and animal communication for a holistic transformative experience. Visit his website www.mauricefernandez.com.
Phone: (808) 965 1217
Sandra Leigh Serio, Secretary
Sandra-Leigh is a full-time, professional astrologer with a Master's Degree in Psychology. She lives in Boulder County, Colorado. For 25 years, she wrote a weekly astrology column for a major newspaper and has over 30 years experience working with clients all over the United States.
Sandra-Leigh is certified by ISAR and AFA as a professional astrologer. She has written for Llewellyn Publications, Horoscope Magazine and StarIQ. Presently, she is President of the Rocky Mountain Astrologers (ROMA) and is the Secretary and a Group Leader for OPA (Organization for Professional Astrology).
Christine Ferraro, Membership Secretary
Christine Ferraro has been an enthusiastic student and practitioner of astrology for over 30 years. She has a passion for learning and sharing the knowledge and understanding she has gained and is in the process of establishing her own professional practice.
Christine is a member of OPA, NCGR and AFAN and lives in Pennsylvania with her husband, their dog and two cats.
Alice Kashuba, Treasurer
Alice is a personal facilitator who utilizes astrology to guide clients on a path of self-discovery and problem resolution.
As an administrator for 15 years, Alice has supervised research projects, facilitated problem solving, and managed department finances. She has counseled individuals encouraging them to move up the ladder of self improvement into more suitable positions.
Alice has a Master’s degree in education and is a Certified Astrological Professional (CAP).
She is past President of the South Florida Astrological Association (SFAA) and served as Treasurer on the Boards of the Organization for Professional Astrology (OPA), and the International Society for Astrological Research (ISAR).
Alice writes articles for Keyhole, the monthly newsletter of SFAA. Published book The Fairchild Symbols. In addition to her consulting practice, she has lectured for astrological associations in Florida.
Alice lives in Hollywood, Florida with her husband, Ed. The housefold is under the rulership of an orange tabby named Kittee.
Dvora Weil, E-News Director
Dvora is the OPA Enews editor and a psychotherapist with a PhD in clinical psychology. Her specialty is couples and individuals in relationship. Dvora have been studying astrology for 35 years and is proud to incorporate the astrological chart in the therapeutic process with her clients. "It enriches my work and deepens it immensely," says Dvora.
Dvora's mission is to introduce astrology to the public through teaching and lecturing. (Ninth house Sagittarius – of course). She is starting to teach in the adult education department in the American Jewish University in Bel Air California the combination between astrology and psychology.
Dvora came to the US from Israel 20 years ago. She lives in Calabasas California with her husband.
Twink McKenney began studying yoga and astrology in 1985. She held the position of Vice-President/Program Planning for the Berkshire-Fairfield Chapter of NCGR in Connecticut for 13 years before coming on as editor of The Career Astrologer. In addition to her astrology work, she has a graphic design business with a studio in her home in Southbury, CT. She also offers Hatha yoga classes where she weaves astrology and yoga together using planetary placements and moon phases to inform and guide the class.