White Dove Circle Associates

White Dove Circle is very proud of its many effective and experienced healing practitioners, teachers, and volunteers. Some of our associates live in other cities. All work together for the very best and highest good of all. Service is the way we live our life, and unconditional love is the foundation on which we are built. Come share your heart with us!

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Douglas Blue Feather

Recording artist and performer, teacher

Douglas Blue Feather is an internationally known recording artist and performer of music featuring the Native American flute. Recognized as one of the most accomplished flutists of today, he has released 19 CDs which have been heard on radio stations and TV music channels worldwide including Pandora, Soundscape, Sirius, ReverbNation.com, and NativeRadio.com

As a multi-national award winner, the highlights of Doug's career include the 2015 Indian Summer Music Award for "Best Contemporary Instrumental", the 2013 Indian Summer Music Award for "Best Native American Flute," the 2012 Indian Summer Music Award for "Best Contemporary Instrumental," the 2010 Indian Summer Music Award for “Best Native American Flute,” four Native American Music Awards including “Flutist Of The Year” and “Best New Age CD,” and the Coalition Of Visionary Resources Music Award for “Best New Age CD.”  In total, Douglas has received over 50 various award nominations and has been a voting member of the Grammys since 2007.

As a world-class flutist, Douglas Blue Feather has been recognized by ReverbNation.com as a Top 10 Artist and comes with a proven track record of being one of the most talented performers on the Native American flute in the world. Douglas has performed at the Native American Awards, on Fox and NBC TV, and at numerous nationally advertised powwows, festivals, expos, universities and churches throughout the United States.


Kathryn L. Brinkman

Board member, ordained minister, teacher, healing practitioner, life coach/wellness advocate, recording artist and performer, volunteer

Kay has been on her spiritual journey for over 15 years. Over the years she has taken several classes and workshops to develop her intuition/connection to all, including Spirit, Human and Animal. Her love of animals has led her to develop a special connection with them. Kay loves to bring joy to others. She is certified in several healing modalities. Her perseverance to overcome obstacles on her journey has included many different experiences which have strengthened her belief in Miracles, Faith, Love, and Compassion. Kay has two sisters and four nieces and nephews. She lives in Ft. Mitchell, KY with her two four-legged human cats, Abbey and Kubota.  She loves to read, sing, and spend time with family and friends.

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Shannon Burks

Healing practitioner, volunteer

Shannon began coming to White Dove Circle in 2017 at A Taste of Healing events. She loved being a part of the energy and everything took place at these events. Shannon received her Reiki certificate from White Dove Circle and is working to receive her certificate as a Life Coach/Wellness Advocate (something she has done naturally for a long time). Shannon also works with tuning forks, oracle cards, crystals, and does house blessings.

Shannon is also a freelance photographer and caregiver to two beautiful adult children with Retts Syndrome. She has two daughters, one who lives with her in Chicago and another who lives in California following her dream. Shannon loves to read, especially fantasy fiction.

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Marcia Hayes Cox


Since 2006 Marcia has been crocheting blankets for premature babies. Marcia puts her love into the blankets while crocheting, then healing energy is later infused into the healing blankets. They are then given to a prominent Dayton hospital for disbursement. The blankets go home with the babies. Healing time is drastically reduced, thanks to these beautiful blankets filled with great love!

Sharry Cummins

Healing practitioner, volunteer

Sharry retired from the Dayton Daily News after 23 years of service as a supervisor. She is a Reiki practitioner, working at White Dove Wellness Clinic. Her love for animals brought her to volunteer sending Reiki to dogs in need of healing at a local animal shelter. Sharry has a daughter who is a nurse and lives in Indiana. She loves music of all kinds and to read mysteries and metaphysical books, hiking, swimming, sewing, and making crafts.  

Beth Downs


Beth is a dental hygienist and science teacher (physics and other sciences). Beth especially loves coaching children and teenagers. Through her guidance, she has helped many teens struggling through their adolescent years turn out to be strong, successful young adults. Her interests are gardening and a holistic approach to health care. Beth has two children and one grandchild. She loves living in the country with her dogs, cats, and horses.

Monika Firth


Monika is our 60's hippy that never wanted to grow up. She retired from Miami Valley Hospital after 30 years of service and now volunteers her time helping out at our front desk . Monika is a mother of two, grandmother of four, and a great-grandmother of six. Monika enjoys crystals and reading mystery, sci-fi, and spiritual books. 

Edwina Hatton

Jewelry designer

Edwina's passion has always been jewelry-making. Having taken many classes in jewelry-making, silversmithing, and sewing bracelets, Edwina began making jewelry in 2006.  She even had her own jewelry-making business while working at the hospital. Edwina worked at a local hospital for six years in their healthcare unit before resigning, a result of cancer. Thanks to many prayers (hers and others), her spiritual training, and her extremely positive attitude, Edwina made it through some very challenging times successfully. She is here today to tell her story and to help others along a similar path! Edwina began studying metaphysics many years ago, knowing deep down inside there was more to learn than what she had been taught. Edwina soon became a student of life, learning to do Reiki and other forms of healing.

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Jenny enjoys using Reiki and tuning forks to assist those desiring to heal in a natural, non-invasive way. She is currently working to become a crystal surgeon as well. Jenny is a WDC practitioner working out of her home in New Bremen, Ohio, and at White Dove Wellness Center in Springboro.

Married to her soul mate, Mitch Hays, for twenty years, they have a blended family of six children (more of four, stepmother to two) and one grandson. Jenny has worked at Honda in Anna for over thirty years and loves watching their youngest two children compete in high school sporting events.

In Jenny’s spare time she loves to read spiritual, metaphysical, and holistic health books. Jenny is grateful to have found a place at WDC that allows her to continue her spiritual and metaphysical growth and to use the knowledge she has obtained over the course of thirty years to help others to heal themselves.

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Margaret "Peg" M. Huneke

Treasurer / Board member, teacher

Peg has been a business advisor of White Dove Circle of Light and Love for many years. Peg keeps busy with her own business, Huneke Accounting Service, and doing charitable work to improve the human condition.  Peg has four sisters, one niece, and two nephews who live nearby. She loves Harry Potter and spending time with family and friends over a good meal. 

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Diane Jackson

Healing practitioner

Diane is a certified QXCI/SCIO practioner, Reiki Master/Instructor, Ordained Minister, and Quantum Touch Therapy healer. Diane provides treatments through the QXCI Biofeedback consciousness for those seeking a non-intrusive modality to heal themselves. She travels with her husband Elliott presenting their I Am, You Are, We Are One workshops. She was a pharmacist for many years. Now she has dedicated herself to holistic based healing, assisting others in raising their vibrational level to the point where they may create what they desire in their lives, and achieve optimal spiritual, physical, mental, and emotional health.


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Elliott Eli Jackson

International channel and best-selling author

In 2007, God/Source began to speak through Elliott Eli Jackson. Spontaneously entering an unconscious state, Elliott spoke of things that he could have no knowledge of. Elliott is a world-renowned channel and five-time published bestselling author. He and his wife Diane travel the globe presenting the I Am, You Are, We Are One Workshops with Source that have been attended by thousands. He is the President of Quantum Matrix Inc., a holistic-based program that assists others in achieving optimum spiritual, mental, emotional and physical health. He is a Motivational Speaker, certified QXCI/EPFX practioner, Ordained Minister, and Reiki Master/Instructor.

Erika Lemons


Erika’s interest in a broad array of subjects makes her an avid student of life. She believes in encouraging open conversation among diverse perspectives to answer life’s questions. As a member of the White Dove community, she experiences learning and teaching moments alike which reciprocally transform her own diverse perspective and spur her spiritual growth.

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Kristen Lewis

Healing practitioner, volunteer

Kristen has worked in healthcare industry for well over 15 years and is now integrating her healing work with holistic healing because she knows it works, based on her own personal experience. Kristen is a Reiki practitioner and is currently enrolled in White Dove Learning Center’s Advanced Course to be a Life Coach/Wellness Advocate. Once she has completed her course study, Kristen will specialize in helping people with addictive behaviors. Kristen has lived in the Dayton area her entire life. She is married and the mother of two adorable children.

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Assunta Lickliter

Healing practitioner, volunteer

Assunta began her healing journey about fifteen years ago.  At the time, a student of health and nutrition, Assunta found herself counseling others to improve their traditional eating habits to more nutritional diets. From there she moved to Ayurveda, a system based on the belief that health and wellness depend on a delicate balance between the mind, body, and spirit.  Assunta has also studied the use of therapeutic essential oils.  

Now at White Dove, Assunta has attained her Masters certificate in Reiki, and is currently pursuing a certificate as an Advocate in Life Coach/ Wellness. She is The Mother of two daughters and Grandmother of four grandsons. Sixteen years ago, she married her high school sweet heart.

Barbara Markowski

Teacher, jewelry designer, volunteer

Barbara, a former accountant and travel agent, turned a long-time hobby into an adventure when Barbara began making gemstone jewelry as a fundraiser for White Dove Circle of Light and Love. She taught her first jewelry-making class in 2016, which was a success. All projects were completed beautifully, and it was a fun day for all. Barbara feels the Community of White Dove is a very special group; they are very caring for each other. 

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Beverly McCaw

Ordained minister, alchemy change facilitator, spiritual life coach

Beverly grew up in the Midwest as the eldest of four siblings. She was a special sister to many troubled teens fostered by her parents, especially unwed mothers.  In a family rich with teachers and ministers, Beverly sought to find the answer to her childhood question: “Where were all the miracles that Jesus did today?” Beverly is a registered nurse who incorporates Reiki, Crystal Surgery, Access Consciousness Bars, life coaching, and many other healing services in her healing work. She uses tools and quantum techniques to enhance the energy field and can teach how YOU can feel more connected and experience transformed relationships within you and others to maintain health on all levels. Beverly is ready to help you love and accept yourself unconditionally, to start feeling more joy, and to create a better life, flowing free of past impingements.


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Gayatri Pestonjee

Healing practitioner, volunteer

Gayatri works as a full-time registered nurse anesthetist in a hospital in Fairfield. She is a practitioner using Reiki and Quantum Healing. Gayatri also volunteers at White Dove Circle of Light and Love. Gayatri is guided by a spiritual belief that everyone has a purpose on this earth and that we are all called to serve in some capacity. She lives with her daughter and their rescued dog, Abby. She loves to travel and sightsee and enjoys cooking and baking.

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Alex Rivers

Healing practitioner, volunteer

As a practitioner and volunteer at White Dove Circle of Light and Love, Alex incorporates Reiki and Tuning Forks in her healing work. She is also an excellent surrogate for Life Line (past-life regression) work. Alex is currently studying to be a life coach/wellness advocate in White Dove Learning Center’s Advanced Course of Study.

You can also find Alex working alongside her mother in a family-owned cafe in Springboro, Ohio, where she loves the opportunity to connect with both new and familiar people each and every day. Alex has her AAS in Business Management and Entrepreneurship and is married to her soul mate. Alex shares a deep love for Mother Earth and all She has to offer.

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James Ruttkay


James Ruttkay has been teaching Alexander Technique lessons for over 15 years. He loves to teach the technique to others, as it was life-changing for him, and has proved to be a powerful change agent with long-lasting results for over 100 years.  He is certified through, and a member in good standing of the 'American Society for the Alexander Technique.'

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Brooklyn Shackleford

Healing Practitioner, Volunteer

Brooklyn has worked at Heather’s Coffee & Café in downtown Springboro for many years and is now a healing practitioner at White Dove Wellness Center, incorporating Reiki and tuning forks in her healing work.

Always wanting to learn more, Brooklyn is studying to get her degree in Zoology from Miami University of Middletown. She is also studying to receive her Life Coach / Wellness Advocate certificate from White Dove Learning Center. Brooklyn’s passion is to help heal animals and their environments through her healing work. She has a great future ahead of her!

Even though Brooklyn is one busy lady, she always finds time for her significant other, her dog, Kira, and her cat, Seymour.

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Heather Sukola

Board member, healing practitioner, volunteer

Since opening White Dove Circle’s Wellness Center in Springboro, Heather Leuzinger Sukola has been drawn to White Dove Circle. She has always found herself connected and wanting to help those around her.

Heather is now one of White Dove Circle’s wonderful, effective healing practitioners and will receive her certificate as a Life Coach / Wellness Advocate from White Dove Learning Center’s Advanced Course program by the end of this year. As of August 2019, Heather is also a board member of White Dove Circle.

As someone who has always had a phenomenal work ethic, a passion for life, and an unconditional love for all that is around her, Heather knew she was capable of so much more. When she opened Heather’s Coffee & Café in downtown Springboro, it quickly became a place of solace of peace. It has not only been a safe place for her, but for so many others. Heather has loved the experiences and the people she has connected with over the past ten years and is looking forward to even more new experiences and people she will meet at White Dove Circle.

Heather is the mother to two amazing children, Stephan and Alex. Stephan lives in New Jersey with his soon to be wife, Char. Alex lives in Springboro with her husband Hunter and her Fur Grandbaby Willow. Heather also gained two additional children with her life partner, Tim Winship. Logan and Karlie have been an amazing addition to her life.


James J. Wachter

Founding board member, ordained minister, healing practitioner, teacher, shaman, volunteer

Jim is an ordained minister in the Order of Melchizedek through White Dove Circle of Light and Love. His spiritual awakening journey began in 1980 with reading and courses in personal mind control and the Silva UltraMind ESP System. Jim spent vacations during the last ten years at the Tom Brown Jr. Tracking, Nature and Wilderness Survival School, in intense classes of nature awareness and spirituality, tracking, healing, philosophy and shamanism, classes and ceremonies with Native teachers, home study and many classes in other metaphysical schools. Jim is certified in many different healing modalities, is an active shamanic practitioner, teaches courses in awareness and healing, and assists with the ascension ceremonies. He is also an avid gardener and promoter of Native bee keeping. Jim is married, with three adult sons, and two grandchildren.


Donna Wilbers

Healing practitioner, teacher

Donna married the love of her life in 1990, and in 1992 gave birth to their only child, a beautiful son and very great blessing.  Their son has autism, as well as other afflictions, and has been the driving force behind their spiritual journey, which they've been on for over 20 years now.

Many read and applied spiritual books of truth, many years of learning from spiritual healers, and many experiences from life itself has brought Donna to a place of healing, understanding, gratitude, and peace.  She is here to share her life wisdoms with anyone who is searching for their own answers, for their own healing, and for their own peace.

Many mothers and fathers of special needs children suffer very great depression.  Many feel inner guilt, and a loss of hope.  Many have lost any joy in life.  Donna has experienced and made it through years of these very dark days.  She learned to look at life from a spiritual perspective, from the perspective of truth.  And she wants parents to know and experience release in the truth that "It's not your fault." That everything is in perfect divine order, that there is reason and purpose for everything, and that freedom of choice is the greatest gift that we all have, given to us from our Source, our Creator.

Donna lives with her family in Erlanger Ky., and invites anyone who so desires, to join her support group of sharing, inspiration, healing, hope, and peace.


Allison Zimmerman

Teacher, volunteer

Allison is a student at Youngstown State University majoring in Art Education. She lives on a farm where she raises dairy goats and other animals. She has worked with teaching art to students of all ages and all types of media and volunteers with her church's youth group and other youth organizations in the Youngstown area. While Allison loves spending time with her animals, friends, and family, her passion is art. The mural in the Gathering Room at White Dove Wellness Center was painted by Allison, along with other pieces of art found around the center. Ally is also the illustrator of several children’s books written by Elliott and Diane Jackson.


Patricia M. Zimmerman

Founder, ordained minister, spiritual counselor, teacher, healing practitioner, author, motivational speaker

Pat Zimmerman began her spiritual journey over 25 years ago and throughout this time has spent time reading a countless number of spiritual books and taking numerous courses in spirituality, metaphysics, and healing. Pat was ordained a minister in May of 2004. She has been on her spiritual journey her entire life, desiring to be a nun when she grew up. Instead she married her husband and has two grown children and five grandchilden. Pat Zimmerman began working as a healing practitioner in 2003 and began teaching in 2004. She has received certificates in many different healing services (i.e., Reiki, Crystal Surgery, past-life regression, and more.) and teaches courses in health and healing, self-improvement and self-empowerment, metaphysics, sacred teachings, and more. She is also a published author of several books. Pat teaches classes on how to live life, looking at the “self” to bring about change. Her greatest teacher is life itself.

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Marcella Zircher

Healing practitioner, teacher, volunteer

Marcella is a Licensed Practical Nurse. Her personal experience with pharmaceutical medications (negative reactions and side effects) brought her back to her roots. Marcella’s grandmother used Native American herbs to heal. They were effective, completely natural, and did not harm the body. Eventually Marcella began using therapeutic essential oils because they were more convenient for her busy life. Eventually Marcella found Touch for Health. Because of its quick results and scientific-based truth of Kinesiology (muscle testing using meridian points), Marcella found her passion for healing using all three natural methods. Marcella is married to her husband, Kevin. She is a mother of three and "Nana" to three grandchildren. Marcella enjoys spending time with family and friends, camping, swimming, and spending time at the lake.