About IRVA

Our Story

The International Remote Viewing Association (IRVA) was organized March 18, 1999, by selected scientists and practitioners meeting in Alamogordo, New Mexico in conjunction with the first professional conference on Remote Viewing in Ruiduso, New Mexico.

The concluded objective was to create an organization that would provide a mechanism for evaluating the discipline called “remote viewing”, encourage scientifically sound research, propose ethical standards and provide overview educational information to the remote viewing community and general public.

IRVA’s primary goal is to provide an unbiased approach relative to information, training, research and education regarding Remote Viewing.

One of IRVA’s major tasks is to maintain a credible and responsible Remote-Viewing focused internet site which presents:

Our Founders

The Founders of the International Remote Viewing Association

Photo Courtesy of Robert M. Knight

(Standing – left to right)

  • Hal Puthoff – Co-founder of  SRI’s remote viewing program
  • David Hathcock – Organizing facilitator and retired business executive
  • John Alexander – US Army Colonel (ret.) Special Forces and Intelligence
  • Lyn Buchannan – Former US Army remote viewer and trainer
  • Paul H. Smith – Former US Army remote viewer and trainer
  • Skip Atwater – Former US Army RV unit operations and training officer
  • Angela Thompson Smith – RV researcher, author and trainer
  • Macello Truzzi – Professor of Sociology Eastern Michigan University

(Seated – left to right)

  • Russell Targ – Co-founder of  SRI’s remote viewing program
  • Stephan Schwartz – Author and remote viewing researcher

Our Team

Debra Lynne Katz, Ph.D.

Debra Lynne Katz, Ph.D.

President | Director

Debra has a Ph.D. in Psychology & a Master’s Degree in Social Work. She is the founder of the International School of Clairvoyance. She is the author of: The Complete Clairvoyant: A Trilogy; You Are Psychic: The Art of Clairvoyant Reading and Healing; Extraordinary Psychic: Proven Techniques to Master Your Natural Abilities; Freeing the Genie Within, and Associative Remote Viewing: The Art & Science of Predicting Outcomes for Sports, Financials, Elections, and the Lottery. Debra is an accomplished remote viewer, clairvoyant, medium, energy healer, and a researcher. She’s a former Federal Probation Officer & TV show host.

Dale Graff

Dale Graff

Vice President | Director

With degrees in Aeronautical Engineering and Physics and an extensive background in research and applications of psi phenomena, Dale became involved with remote viewing research in 1976 as the Department of Defense contract manager for RV research at the Stanford Research Institute and then eventually a director of Stargate, the military Remote Viewing program. Currently, Mr. Graff presents seminars and workshops for individuals through Psi-Seminars-Initiative. His dream seminar focus is on precognition and healing potential. His published books include Tracks in the Psychic Wilderness and River Dreams.

Cindy Miller, Ph.D.

Cindy Miller, Ph.D.

Treasurer | Director

Cindy's interests include the broader topic of anomalous and non-local phenomena of which Remote Viewing may be a modality.   She holds a bachelors and masters degree in mathematics, doctorate in engineering management and systems engineering, completed over 50 hours of graduate work in international relations, and was President and Chief Operating Officer of an internationally focused non-profit organization. Her scientific and analytical experience includes contributing to projects and research in sensor systems, high-energy physics, dynamical systems, modeling and simulation, quantum theory, and artificial intelligence.

Julia Ashley

Julia Ashley

Secretary | Director

Julia earned a BS degree in Cartography from Ohio University.  She trained in CRV with Teresa Frisch and Lori Williams, and OPRV with Julia Mossbridge, PhD.  Julia prepared professional computer-aided design drawings for architectural projects for many years.  She brings twenty years of non-profit support experience with American Mensa involving convention planning, fund raising, and coordinating volunteers. Julia also served as a member of Mensa’s Board of Directors for four years and Regional Chair for the Mensa Foundation scholarship program. She assists in a volunteer capacity with IRVA online conferences and with the 2022 IRVA Ed program.

Luciano Arruda

Luciano Arruda

Director

Luciano is a software professional with 20 years of experience in the Globalization Industry having held leading positions in Operations, Product & Marketing in large global companies including Adobe, Google, Uber and fast-growing startups. He's the Director of Globalization Programs at Automation Anywhere managing global scalable programs and supporting growth initiatives in Asia Pacific, Japan, Latin America, Europe and the Middle East.  He is fluent in Brazilian Portuguese, Latin American Spanish and English and is a citizen of Brazil, Italy, and the United States.  Luciano is leading IRVA's New International Committee.

Elizabeth Barrera

Elizabeth Barrera

Director

Elizabeth is a developing remote viewer advanced level in many modalities. She is an energy healer using PEMF, natural empath and intuitive. Studied and certified in many modalities of consciousness and esoteric arts, with a passion to teach. Has 42 years automotive business development in the corporate sector with 27 years in IT.  She has extensive experience in project management, procurement, contract negotiations, education and training, network security, compliance and much more. Volunteers for organizations including but not limited to TEDx, Red Cross, Habitat for Humanity and Hospice. Currently serving as IRVA-Education Director, IRVA's volunteer/staffing management, International Program and Conferences.

 

Adam Curry

Adam Curry

Director
Adam is a technology executive in California. His background is in hardware and software development, but also in consciousness and psi research, advancing projects at places like Princeton's PEAR Lab and the Institute of Noetic Sciences. He is a frequent public speaker and interview guest on non-Standard Model science topics, and believes that exploring the unexplained can lead to important social and technical breakthroughs.
Patty Gallagher, M.S.W.

Patty Gallagher, M.S.W.

Director

Patty holds a Master’s Degree in Social Work from the University of Pittsburgh and has worked with outpatient and hospitalized developmentally disabled adults. She later pursued an art career studying at Pittsburgh Filmmakers, receiving a graphic art, digital media, and photography certificate. Her interest in RV began when the military programs were declassified. Since then, she has been active in practice groups, establishing the Signal Line Remote Viewers in 2000. She publishes an RV webpage and monitors a weekly target practice group. Patty was featured in Eight Martinis Magazine Vol. 14 “Trainers,” and has presented at the IRVA Conference.

Jenifer Prather MPH, RN, PhD(c),

Jenifer Prather MPH, RN, PhD(c),

Director
 
Jenifer is a long time remote viewer and IRVA member. She is now acting co-director for the IRVA Research Unit (IRU). She is a Clinical Researcher with 20+ years experience n the management of single/multi-site Phase 1-4 sponsored and Investigator-Initiated human subject clinical trials. Active in: C-Level Suite communication/reports/scheduling, KOL engagement, study coordination, data management, contract negotiations, regulatory oversight and submissions, quality assurance, clinical research compliance, auditing, monitoring, multi-site management, adverse event reporting, gap analysis, technical writing, writing standard operating procedures, drafting training manuals, clinical trial education/training, networking with support groups, and patient recruitment/retention.
 
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Our Past Presidents

John Cook

John Cook

2016 - 2022

John has been entangled with remote viewing since 1998. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Theology but has worked in information technology and as a business analyst for 24 years, most of that time at a multinational pharmaceutical company. John has contributed to research and operational remote viewing and psi projects as a viewer. He has a keen interest in the intersection of the physical and non-local aspects of consciousness, particularly how they relate to topics as diverse as precognition, synchronicity, art, artificial intelligence, and personal growth. John Cook is a former IRVA president.

Paul H. Smith, Ph.D.

Paul H. Smith, Ph.D.

2006 - 2010, 2015 - 2016

A retired Major in the United States Army,  Paul was a seven-year veteran of the military remote viewing program, and author of the remote-viewing program’s Coordinate Remote Viewing (CRV) Training Manual.  He is author of Reading the Enemy’s Mind: Inside Star Gate: America’s Psychic Espionage Program and The Essential Guide to Remote Viewing: The Secret Military Remote Perception Skill Anyone Can Learn.  He is a founder and former president and director of IRVA.  Paul is currently president and chief instructor for Remote Viewing Instructional Services, Inc., in Cedar City, Utah.

Glenn B. Wheaton

Glenn B. Wheaton

2015
Glenn B. Wheaton, Sergeant First Class, US Army (ret.) is the co-founder and president of the long-running non-profit Hawaii Remote Viewer’s Guild (HRVG), dedicated to the research and training of remote viewing. He is a retired military intelligence professional, having served in the Army Security Agency and later in Special Forces. He retired in 1993 as Senior SIGINT Advisor for the 1st Battalion, 1st Special Forces Group, and currently works in Honolulu as a radio frequency engineer.
Pam Coronado

Pam Coronado

2013 - 2015

Pam is the star of the popular television series Sensing Murder and has been involved in psi criminal work since 1996. She has consulted as a psychic detective to government and private agencies, including the Federal Bureau of Investigation, on some of the nation’s highest-profile crimes. A constant advocate for victims and their families, she is search and rescue certified and volunteers with the Fowler-O’Sullivan Foundation. Pam also provides training for those interested in assisting with psychic detective work. Pam Coronado is IRVA’s a former presi­dent and vice president of IRVA.

John P. Stahler

John P. Stahler

2010 - 2013

John, formerly president of a San Diego electronics design and manufacturing firm specializing in digital video processing devices, has been awarded several domestic and international patents. His designs have flown as experiments in NASA’s Space Shuttle Program. He is a co-investigator in the IRVA sponsored CRV-REG Study and served as IRVA’s secretary, vice-president, and board member. John studied CRV with Paul H. Smith, Lyn Buchanan, Ed Dames, David Morehouse, and through Psi Tech. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration and studied electrical engineering and computer science.

Stephan A. Schwartz

Stephan A. Schwartz

2004 - 2006

Stephan is a Senior Fellow at the Samueli Institute, former Research Director of the Mobius Group, and an Associate of the Cognitive Sciences Laboratory of the Laboratories for Fundamental Research. Author and researcher in extraordinary human performance for more than 30 years, focusing on anthropology and parapsychology. Stephan’s most recent book is Opening to the Infinite; his two classics, The Alexandria Project (1983) and The Secret Vaults of Time (1978) were revised and reissued in 2000. He has written and produced a considerable body of work in documentary film.

F. Holmes (Skip) Atwater

F. Holmes (Skip) Atwater

2002 - 2004

Skip is a retired United States Army Captain and was an Operations and Training Officer of the Army Remote Viewing Star Gate Unit from 1977 to 1987.  After retiring from the Army, Skip became Research Director at The Monroe Institute and later Executive Director. Since then he has published technical research on methods for expanding consciousness, authored the inspirational book, Captain of My Ship, Master of My Soul, and assisted hundreds of individuals in experiencing and exploring expanded states of consciousness.

Russell Targ

Russell Targ

1999 - 2002

Russell Targ, of Palo Alto, California, is a physicist, author, and retired senior staff scientist from Lockheed-Martin. He is founder of Bay Research Institute, and ESP Research.com. Russell was a pioneer in the development of remote viewing and co-founder of the Stanford Research Institute’s investigation into psychic abilities in the 1970s and 1980s. Russell has authored many titles including Do You See What I See?: Memoirs of a Blind Biker and Limitless Mind: A Guide to Remote Viewing and Transformation of Consciousness. He is a founder, former director, and President Emeritus of IRVA.

Our Member Honor Roll

Lifetime

  • Jodeau Anderson
  • David Barnes
  • Elizabeth Barrera
  • Fm Bonsall
  • Fulvio Boselli
  • Sean M Bowles
  • Arie Brandwijk
  • Ryan Burns
  • Jeremy Cooper
  • Mike Corriveau
  • Patricia S. Cyrus
  • Jerry V Di Trolio
  • Djdl
  • C Kelley Ellis
  • Dave Gannon
  • Tammy Haynes
  • Heather Hopkins
  • Shane Ivie
  • Christopher Jordan
  • Cheryl Kapitan
  • Ronald Kuhn
  • Sean Mahoney
  • Robert McGwier
  • David Omo
  • Tomi Christine Owens
  • Colleen Page
  • Sandeep Papudesi
  • Marshall Payn
  • Charles Peltosalo
  • Jeff Perry
  • Greg Radabaugh
  • Nancy Reinhardt Smith
  • Linda K. Rodkey
  • Craig Schwartz
  • Nancy Smith
  • Carla Stevens
  • Dr. Karen Stevens
  • Derrick Tate
  • Preska Thomas
  • Chandler Vreeland
  • Joyce Wahlberg
  • Che Wang
  • Елена

Tasker

  • Koprinka Aksaray
  • Amelia Alice
  • Angelika
  • Diana Anz-Meador
  • Tom Atwater
  • Michael Bacco
  • Alice Bain
  • Randy Baker
  • Ryan Bell
  • Michael Benton
  • Richard Bishop
  • Shane Blaufuss
  • Gregg Bowington
  • Ryan Brown
  • Bobby C
  • Mari Cartagenova
  • David Carty
  • Laura Castellanos
  • Angelica Castrellon
  • Michael Cei
  • Richard Coleman
  • Ashley Collins Couchois
  • Ron Courville
  • Michael Dagenais
  • Greg Dansereau
  • Laurentiu Dasca
  • Jay Davis
  • Floyd Deahl
  • Dionne Deschenne
  • Malachi Etoniru
  • Shannon Desalvo Ewald
  • Ed Falenski
  • Arnaldo Ferruggiaro
  • Rose Finney
  • Javier Flores
  • Joel Franks
  • Tammy Franks
  • Christina L. Frantz
  • Teresa Frisch
  • Catherine Garcia
  • William Gattis
  • Walter Lee Gibson
  • Dan Gilhooley
  • Jenifer Giudice
  • Arthur G Greene
  • Judy Griffith
  • Kyle Gustin
  • Tony (Anthony) Halaris
  • Susan Hansen
  • Kate Hendricks
  • Christian Hoerist
  • Laurie Hoogland
  • Elizabeth Hooper
  • Kim Hopkins
  • Richard Iardella
  • Edmund Chan III
  • Bastien Jalut
  • Gale Jesse
  • Walter Jordan
  • J. Matthew Judge
  • Sarah Key
  • John King
  • Jeff Paul Kramer
  • Richard Krankoski
  • Gea Kuil-De Vries
  • Claude Labrasca
  • Stéphane Lacroix
  • Lisa Lagerman
  • Paul Lane
  • Dirk Larimer
  • Jonathan D Lea
  • Amber Lee
  • Sue Lefebvre
  • Christa Lewis
  • Don Lewis
  • Frances M. Lockhart
  • Donnis Long
  • Aimee Renee Lopez
  • Mantas M
  • Josh Maitland
  • Linda Mallari
  • Gina Martin
  • Joseph R Matto
  • Erin McInerney-Prichard
  • Catherine McKenna
  • Kelly McKillip
  • Padraig O' Meara
  • Mick Montgomery
  • Greg Morochove
  • Julia Mossbridge
  • Gina Nagle
  • Johan Nestaas
  • David Nettinger
  • Jon Noble
  • Greg D Oswalt
  • Avery Owen
  • Dharamjeet Kaur Patel
  • Theon Paulino-Filippelli
  • Kevin Pendley
  • Joffre Perreault
  • Robert Jay Plotke
  • Gorsev Pristine
  • Hal Puthoff
  • Andrew Rhodes
  • David Rode
  • Jana Rogge
  • Shawn Rubin
  • Maria S
  • Anthony Saluta
  • Sam Sam
  • Bryan Schafroth
  • Tim Seears
  • Dave Sell
  • Justin Shoemaker
  • Lian Sidorov
  • Mike Simcock
  • Denise Vedprem Size
  • Dr. Jerry Smith
  • Jonathan St-Louis
  • Keli Stander
  • Brian Stanko
  • Michael Stanley
  • Christopher Summers
  • Thomas Sutton
  • Stormy Sweitzer
  • Violeta Teodoru
  • Dave Thall
  • Dr. C.M. Chantal Toporow
  • Kate Treacy
  • Nicholas Tsokris
  • Hung Tu
  • Alice Vanderlinde
  • Susan Vasiljevic
  • Beth Vaughan
  • Aedan W
  • Timothy Wargo
  • Kirsten Wells
  • Vance West
  • Shea Willis
  • Jeremy Winge
  • Patricia Woolaver
  • Emi Yagishita
  • Julie Zdravkovski