Our Founders

November, 1996. Founding staff and members of the NQA, signing the Articles of Incorporation
(from L to R): Hongfei Lin, Jessie Dammann, Russell DesMarais, Roger Jahnke, James MacRitchie,
Mark Johnson, Damaris Jarboux, Richard Leirer, Berkley Freeman (legal counsel), Gunther Weil

NQA*USA - Origins

Jim MacRitchie
July 2020 
Liverpool, England, UK

The original idea for the Association came out of discussions in 1991 with a wide range of practitioners and teachers.