Meet Our Team
We have staff members from all over the world working together to help us to realize our vision of bringing the teachings of Sufism and Sufi Spiritual Healing to all who long for more closeness to God and to walk the path of spiritual transformation. Each of our staff members is dedicated to helping our students to achieve their dreams of a fulfilling life. They find great joy in helping you along the way. The ISH family works hard to come together in heart-centered service to bring each student the best possible experience.
Chief Operating Officers
Kamila Carolyn Shenmen, Ph.D., Dipl.Ac., Dipl.C.H., M.Div.
Co-President of the University of Sufism
Kamila serves in the role of Co-President of the University of Sufism. She holds a Master’s of Divinity degree from the University of Spiritual Healing and Sufism and also holds a Doctorate in Computer Science and Molecular Biology. She worked for 18 years at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland and received that institution’s prestigious NIH Director’s Award. She is also co-author of the Amazon best-selling book “A Drop in the Ocean of Love”. She is a certified practitioner of Oriental Medicine and has practiced as a healer in the Sufi tradition for almost 20 years.
Kamila’s search for true healing at the deepest levels led her to Shaykh Sidi Muhammad al-Jamal and the ancient spiritual healing practices of Sufism. Having found, on the Sufi Way, the peace and healing that comes from opening the heart to God’s Love, Kamila is blessed to be able to share this healing path and its teachings with her students, community and clients. Her greatest wish for every human being is that they come to know the beauty, wholeness and truth they carry within.
(Jannah) Bianca Guerra, MDiv, BSPT, PT, ICC, CMH
Provost of the Institute of Spiritual Healing
(Jannah) Bianca Guerra is the provost and faculty member of the Institute of Spiritual Healing. She holds a Master of Divinity degree from the University of Sufism and is a certified Master Spiritual Healer. She also holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Therapy and Biology and formerly practiced in this field for over 40 years in both acute care and rehabilitation hospitals, as well as in her private practice. She is certified as an international life coach and is also an award-winning author.
Ms. Guerra is a life member and diplomat of The American Association of Integrative Medicine, former advisory board member of The American College of Wellness, a member of the International Coach Federation and International Association of Coaching.
Ms. Guerra lives in San Antonio, TX and offers Sufi spiritual healing to her students and clients and is opening the doors to lead spiritual retreats and zawiyas.
Personal Assistant Dr. Jaffe, Sessions and Appointment Manager
Chances are, if you are looking for an appointment with a Master Healer or a session with Dr. Jaffe, that Huda will be introducing herself to you! Her medical background as a clinical nurse coupled with her 23+ years training in spiritual healing, give her the skills needed to connect deeply with clients who undertake the healing journey. She is compassionate and kind, as well as wise and will direct you to the services that fit your particular issue or problem.
Warda Elizabeth Smith
Warda’s background with a Master’s in both Psychology and Healing, as well as over fifteen years’ experience in business and marketing, has made her an integral part of the Institute and Dr. Jaffe’s team. Working with many spiritual teachers on her path of over 25 years brought her to Sufism in 2009. She is dedicated to serving God through the skills that Allah provides her. It leaves her heart filled with so much love and gratitude for each and every face of God that comes through the Institute. She feels deeply humbled and thankful to be a part of this organization.
Jamila Carol Sontag
Director of Communication & Enrollment for Institute of Spiritual Healing
Carol Jamila has worked in enrollment for Dr. Jaffe for over 24 years. Before working with Dr. Jaffe, Carol Jamila owned her own businesses, became a certified coach in 1990 when coaching was first becoming known, and worked for many years with Landmark Education in their Communication Department.
She uses her extensive background in coaching and communication to help people find the right programs for them. She has high levels of integrity and honesty when supporting people and works with everyone as if she is working with her own family. Carol Jamila cares about participants and is always available to answer questions and listens deeply as she shares her own healing journey through Dr. Jaffe’s programs.
Ahmed Darrell Forbes
Tech Lead, UOS and ISH
Ahmed Darrell is a healer, a teacher, and a seeker of knowledge, and has a strong himma to be of service to the Shadhuli tariqa. He wears a lot of hats, playing many different roles in the community, and he’s happy to be a go-to “tech guy” facilitating different programs and projects for our beloveds.
Rayhannah Elizabeth Shoop
Social Media Team
Elizabeth Rayhannah is a graduate of the University of Sufism with a concentration in Ministry and Spiritual Healing. She is on our social media team and you will see some of her work if you follow us on Facebook or Instagram. She has a private spiritual healing and coaching practice in addition to her work with us at ISH. Rayhannah loves to hear from you, so be sure to look for us on social media and comment or message her.
Lauren Habiba Smith
Marketing & Customer Service Associate
Lauren is finishing up her degree in Business Administration & Accounting Sciences, went to school for the Literary Arts, and is now attending the Institute of Spiritual Healing to deepen her understanding of the subtle realms. She specializes in email and website copywriting, working with customers, and designing Ontraport systems to support the vision of the business.
With more than 18 years of visual design, web and multimedia development experience, Andrew is responsible for overseeing web development at UX Media House. His ability to of combine the latest technology with creative contemporary design solutions has been a proven model contributing to client growth. Andrew is an experienced programmer, proficient in HTML5, CSS, PHP and JS. He has built numerous database-driven websites using Word Press and Squarespace!
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