Using the Tavistock group relations tradition of open systems and psychodynamic theories, CSGSS develops group relations conferences, meetings, and other events to further learning about group processes. For more info, email us at info@csgss.org

The mission of CSGSS, Center for the Study of Groups and Social Systems is to further the understanding of groups and organizations as social systems, with particular attention to unconscious and covert processes in group and organizational life, the dynamics of authority and authorization, power and other differences within and among socially diverse groups, and the negotiated use of interpretation to facilitate collaborative learning.

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Meet Our Board

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Megan Kolano, PsyD. President, is a licensed clinical psychologist and psychoanalyst working at the Austen Riggs Center in Stockbridge, MA. She served previously as a Member-at-Large on the Board of CSSS and as president-elect.


Rebecca Abell, PsyD, CGP is a licensed clinical psychologist at MedStar Washington Hospital Center in Washington, DC. She is a certified consultant with the A.K. Rice Institute, is a Certified Group Psychotherapist, and also serves on the board of the Mid-Atlantic Group Psychotherapy Society. She is the current President-Elect for CSGSS.


Julia Moore, Member at Large, is a psychodynamic therapist and executive coach. She has been on the board of Austen Riggs for 16 years.

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Glenn, Secretary  is the Senior Director of Organization and Talent Development for Equity Residential, a Real Estate Investment Trust, and has over 25 years of HR/OD experience. He has both a Masters and Doctorate in Leadership and Organizational Psychology from William James College in Boston. While studying at William James, he has taken group relations courses, attended conferences and received Whole Systems Consulting training through AKRI. He uses group relations as a diagnostic lens for coaching, consulting and facilitation. He is an avid reader, classical music and opera enthusiast, theater lover and life-long learner. He lives in Washington, DC  

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Tyler Bean, CPA, Treasurer is a Senior Consultant in the Forensic & Integrity Services practice at EY LLP. He is a member of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners and a graduate of the Boston College Carroll School of Management. He is also on the Board of Ambassadors of Silver Lining Mentoring, a non-profit serving youth in foster case, and is a mentor for undergraduates at Boston College through the Freshmen League program.

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James Krantz, Ph.D., Member at Large  is a consultant and researcher from New York City. His writing focuses on the unconscious background of work organizations, the impact of emerging trends on management practice, and the socio-psychological implications of new forms of work organization. As a principal of Worklab he consults with organizations on issues of organizational, team, and leadership development. He has been on the faculties of Yale and Wharton and is past President of the International Society for the Psychoanalytic Study of Organizations (ISPSO), Fellow of the A.K. Rice Institute and former Director of the Center for Socio-analytic Studies at IPTAR.

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Rosette Cirillo, Ed.M., is a Phd Student at the University of Wisconsin- Madison, studying Philosophy of Education, Ethics and Education, and Historiography in the Curriculum & Instruction department. As a former Chelsea public schools teacher, she believes that studying group dynamics and social systems is essential for educators, school leaders, and policy makers. She is a consultant at Leadership Lab International and serves on the CSGSS board as a Member-At-Large.