Join us at Spectrum!


In the Bay Area today with everything speeding up, getting more crowded and competitive, psychological demands on all of us increase. Yet, we find fewer and fewer spaces to stop, reflect and find paths toward deeper understanding. That’s why it’s more important than ever for Access Institute to hold that place. And as a grass-roots, community-based institution, we can only do it with your support.

Every year Access Institute provides over 10,000 hours of free and affordable mental health services to more than 400 people. Through our collaborative partnerships, we work at community locations serving children, families and seniors who have no other option to receive care. We empower and support individuals of all ages and socio-economic backgrounds who are on the edge economically and psychologically. By investing in the human potential of individuals and families, we create a ripple effect that positively impacts many, many more people and strengthens entire communities.

Join us at Spectrum and together we will continue our vital work to heal individual minds and build a stronger Bay Area community!


Honorary Host Committee
  • Catharine Clark
  • Douglas Denton
  • Andrew Goldfarb
  • Nancy Kokolj (Chair)
  • Lee Slome
  • Gary Wiss


Art Curators
  • Douglas Denton
  • Ruixuan Li
  • Daphne Light
Event Committee
  • Ellen Klutznick (Chair)
  • Louise Brodie
  • Jane Christmas
  • Connie Cormier
  • Douglas Denton
  • Laila Dreidame
  • Carrie Evenden
  • Ruixuan Li
  • Daphne Light
  • Bart Magee
  • Elizabeth Plum
  • Aggie Quinn
  • Kristi Witt