Bridges to Empowerments (also known as Bridges to Patient Empowerment) is a 501 C (3) non-profit that helps empower people going through life transitions by bridging them with resources that help their physical, emotional, spiritual, and social wellbeing.

Find out more about our different programs and resources by contacting us to help determine which programs and resources would be best for your individual needs. Below find out more about some of our our team members.

Rev. Lynsie Program Director and President of Bridges To Empowerments

Rev. Lynsie is the author of the upcoming book Blooming out of the Rough that uses her personal experiences in creating art and the study of symbols to empower her healing process through close encounters with death. Through this work, Blooming out of the Rough offers a blueprint to restoring balance and offering tools for dealing with stress and crisis for those facing illness or other life changes. Lynsie also practices integrative ministry by helping each individual to formulate an individualized plan to support their best physical, emotional, and spiritual health.

Joyce is our director of operations and administrator of program support. Joyce brings over 26 years of Human Resources experience, non-profit administration and twelve years of teaching life and soft skills with several job programs  and another 26 years of experience as a clinical hypnotherapist.  Because of her own personal experiences supporting a child with chronic illness Joyce has a special place in her heart for Bridges to Empowerments.

Board Members

Dr. Ray

Serves as Secretary for this organization. Garrett is a Nephrologist and Intensivist specializing in the treatment and diagnosis of patients with difficult renal metabolic issues, rare diseases, and the critically ill. He has been recognized as an outstanding physician by patients, medical staff, and in various publications. Dr. Garrett is not just known for being a great practicing doctor but for also being a great educator in the training of other doctors.

Dr. Silberman 

Dr. Silberman was Chief of Neurology and Psychiatry at San Francisco Veterans Administration Hospital and has served on the faculty of Stanford and UCSF Medical Schools. He has worked in many different collaborative and independent health settings. Present interests including providing tools for better healthcare such as medical phone answers now.


Serves as treasurer for this organization. He has passion for this organization’s mission of helping chronically ill patients.


Is a director of the board and talented artist that has been a big part of the Healing Notes Outreach Program. She has experience being a health care aid and experience in art therapy.


Is a director that is passionate about this organization’s mission. Her passion stems from witnessing and helping friends and family embers that were chronically or complexly ill try and wade through the medical system when they knew very little about it. As a hospital midwife and advocate for patients, she is aware of the problems caused by medical miscommunication and passionate about helping to develop solutions for patients.

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