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Organization Leaders

Meet our Organization Leaders

Susan Olesek - THP Founder

Susan Olesek is the founder and practical visionary behind The Human Potentialists. An unapologetic idealist in passionate pursuit of what is possible for people, she works to bridge the human experience in support of reconnecting each of us to our divine wholeness, as well as our shared humanity. 

Halida Hatic

Halida Hatic is a board member, faculty member, and Community Weaver with The Human Potentialists. Leading with her magnanimous Type 8 heart, she brings to her work with THP, her passion, energy, and commitment to cultivating a more just and sustainable world. Through her work at Enneagram Prison Project, both as a guide of in-custody programs, and a builder of community, Halida has witnessed, firsthand, the personal and collective freedom that is possible through a shared understanding of self and others. She is convinced that a compassionate approach to understanding the Enneagram is a portal to ushering in systemic change and healing generations of trauma and disconnect. 

Halida has dedicated her time and energy over the past twenty years to nurturing partnerships with community members, nonprofits, corporations, and local and state governments to foster a better world for everyone. Whether it was working to develop innovative partnerships at the Environmental Protection Agency, collaborating with school districts in Eastern Kentucky to reduce energy consumption, or her current contribution to advancing the transformational work of Enneagram Prison Project, she creates meaningful spaces for collective impact in service to a shared vision. In recognition of her great leadership and compassion, Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer proclaimed May 28, 2019 Halida Hatic Day!

Halida has a Bachelor of Arts in International and Development Economics from the University of New Hampshire, Master of Arts in Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning from Tufts University, and has trained as an Enneagram practitioner in the Narrative Tradition through EPP’s IEA Accredited School, as well as the School of Conscious Living in Cincinnati, Ohio. She is also trained in the Barrett Values Centre’s Cultural Transformation Tools. 

Halida lives in Louisville, Kentucky with her husband, Jeff, two kids, and sweet dog, Reina.

Lance White - Founding Board Member

Lance White is a founding board member of The Human Potentialists, a lifelong entrepreneur, and retired CEO. He is also a compassionate advocate for individuals, families, and communities that have been impacted by incarceration. 
As the CEO of his company, Lance introduced the Enneagram as a tool for strengthening teams, and building a healthy corporate culture. Arguably ahead of his time, he understands the importance of creating a culture of care and connection, where all employees feel safe to bring their whole selves to the workplace. He believes that a thriving work culture is built around shared values, and meaningful personal connections. Inspired by his work with his own company, as well as what he has witnessed unfolding on the insides of prisons and jails around the world, Lance brings to THP his entrepreneurial spirit, leadership, and heart-centered approach to building a business that is a force for good. 
He has a Bachelor of Science in Finance from Miami University, and a Master in Business Administration from Harvard University. Lance is a Certified Enneagram Teacher/Trainer in the Narrative Tradition through the Conscious Living Center in Cincinnati, Ohio, and a graduate of EPP’s Guide Training Program. 
He and his wife, Diane, divide their time between Cincinnati, Ohio and Santa Fe, New Mexico where they rejoice in welcoming all to share food, laughter, and commune together.

Sue Braithwaite

Sue Braithwaite is a faculty member with The Human Potentialists. A believer in the sacred, precious possibility of each human, Sue supports people to recognise their own goodness and power, helping them to bring their whole selves to the world so they can make lasting and meaningful contributions to their families, workplaces, and communities.
Whether working as a guide with Enneagram Prison Project or as a coach and faculty member at Thirdspace and New Ventures West, Sue is passionate about the beauty and power of the Enneagram to support our individual development and collective healing by showing us all the ways we are each unique and perfectly imperfect.
Sue lives on the river Severn in Worcester, UK with her husband Oliver who is a musician. Together they are experimental, eco-house builders with a passion for sustainable, environmentally conscious living. 
MA Hons in Theology, Oxford University
ICF PCC Credentialed, Integral Development Coach
Certified Spiritual Companion with the Spiritual Companions Trust

Dana Vitorelo

Dana Vitorelo is a faculty member with The Human Potentialists. She finds immense joy in holding space for, supporting, and loving deeply those yearning to find a way back home to themselves.
Dana is a Guide and Faculty member with Enneagram Prison Project (EPP). Through her work with EPP, Dana is reminded daily of the sacredness and suffering that we all experience as part of the human condition. She feels honored and humbled to be part of growing a collective where the work of choice is to intentionally and continuously wake up to the inherent preciousness, perfection, and wisdom that is already living within each of us.
Dana currently lives in the North Bay with her dog Sophia. In her free time she is hanging out with family, stuffing her mind with new information, or simply enjoying solitude.
Dana holds a B.A. in Psychology from Chapman University and M.A. in Depth Psychology from Sonoma State University. She is dual certified through The Narrative Enneagram and is an IEA Accredited Professional.

Susanne Gawreluk


Susanne Gawreluk is a faculty member with The Human Potentialists. She is in service of collaborating to expand our individual potential and exploring the wonders of our collective humanity - one person at a time, and without boundary or exception. Susanne deeply aligns with THP’s mission and compassionate business model, which benefits social justice initiatives around the globe.
Utilizing the Enneagram as a transformational healing tool, she works as a Guide and Faculty member with Enneagram Prison Project (EPP). She integrates her lifelong passion for the healing arts as a certified medical massage therapist, healing touch practitioner and spiritual director through Wisdom to Wellbeing.
Embracing Minnesota’s winters with her husband and their extended family, a little creative artwork, and a good laugh are what feeds her soul.
Susanne holds a B.A. in Business & Interpersonal Communication from Concordia University, and a M.A. in Human Development from St. Mary’s University. She is certified through The Narrative Enneagram and is an IEA Accredited Professional.