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The Team


Executive Director

Doug Wysockey Johnson

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I have been the Executive Director at Lumunos for over 15 years now. Along with overall management of the organization, I particularly appreciate the daily opportunities I have to interact with the people we serve. I have been facilitating groups around the country for decades – in business settings, retreat centers, churches and beyond. My work centers on a deep commitment to helping people clarify their priorities and find their calling – and to stay connected with those ideas as they navigate the complex challenges of modern life.


Through the years, I have also been busy publishing my thoughts and perspectives about this work, including the connection between living a fulfilled life and the positive impact on the communities we work in and live in.

Facilitators and Consultants

Dr. Larry Wood


I am a physician who practiced both outpatient and hospital internal medicine for many years in Littleton, Colorado before becoming the Chief Medical Officer at Littleton Adventist Hospital. I have also been on the clinical faculty of the University of Colorado Medical School, teaching medical students how to improve their communication and relationships with their patients. Through all my professional activities, I’ve learned the importance of healthy and resilient physicians to the quality and safety of patient care.


A Lumunos Physician Colleagues program at Littleton was part of our efforts to reconnect our medical staff with the joy of practicing medicine and caring for patients. After I retired as CMO in 2015, I am pleased to be able to continue this important work with Lumunos.

My wife and I have two adult children and three grandchildren. We enjoy all that is wonderful about life in Colorado.

Dr. Paul Michalec

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I am a Clinical Professor in the Morgridge College of Education in the Department of Teaching and Learning Sciences at Denver University. In this role I teach classes in the Foundations of Education and supervise apprentice teachers in the Teacher Education Program. As a facilitator, I am trained as a Courage to Teach facilitator hosting retreats for K-12 educators, health care workers and religious leaders designed to renew their inner calling to teach/lead. I find the wellness dialogues with physicians renewing and engaging because of the striking similarity between the professional challenges/gifts of doctors and the lived experiences of K-12 educators. All of the helping professions are experiencing an intense period of societal and institutional scrutiny that threatens the heart and soul of the work. So I find it a fulfilling mission to create sacred spaces for professionals to reconnect their call to serve with the very real demands, challenges and joys of caring for others.

I have been married to my Barbara Hulac, for 45 years, and we have three adult children and five grandchildren. I enjoy traveling and growing dahlias and grafted tomato plants.

David Specht


I am a professional consultant, facilitator and educator. In this capacity I serve on the faculty for Champlain College’s Master Program in Mediation and Applied Conflict Studies.


I am a trained mediator, certified coach, and big fan of baseball in general, and the Boston Red Sox in particular. I live in Western Massachusetts with my wife Claire, and have two adult children living in various places around the world.


Mark Vickstrom

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Within the established area of physician well-being and beyond to other industries, my primary focus is business development. I’m a bit of a renaissance man with an entrepreneurial spirit. I practiced securities and business law with Denver’s Holland & Hart; founded Colorado Capital, an SEC-registered investment firm; and pastored St. Andrew Presbyterian Church. This diverse background in law, finance and theology gives me a broad skill set with which to help Lumunos develop and realize its own entrepreneurial, multi-disciplinary potential.

In addition to helping grow businesses, I love to help people grow into their best, true selves. I’m an experienced group facilitator, and am privileged to work with multiple Lumunos groups in Colorado and Texas. I’m also part of a design team working to provide wellness services to physicians in rural Colorado.

Lastly, I’m a family man. I’m married to Anne, a writer and designer, and we have three children, Will, Elizabeth, and Caroline. I love sports, am a sometime musician and actor, and spend way too much time reading! Both Colorado natives, Anne and I make our home in Evergreen, located in the foothills of Rockies, and probably enjoy the mountains most of all.


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