We are a dedicated to bringing wellness and awareness to people who might not otherwise be able to access them. CTC was born from the urgency created by a society where mass shootings happen multiple times a day and we have increasingly high levels of burnout in critical professions like medicine and education. As healers, we want to bring our skills and knowledge to alleviating these problems. We do this both by using our skills to heal others and by using our knowledge to empower others to learn to heal themselves. We recognize that the key to living in a better society lies in our youth. 

We firmly believe that the human body has the power to heal itself, as we have experienced this capacity firsthand. Rather than keeping this knowledge as exclusive to those who have sought it, we believe that sharing this knowledge is of utmost importance to the future of our society and our species.

For these reasons, we are dedicated to helping alleviate our society’s current mental health crisis by bringing access to mental wellness to youth and their parents. We look forward to a society where everyone feels safe and empowered no matter their gender, race, age, or ability. 

Press Release

Compassionate Transformation Community launches with a mission to bring healing, mental health, and wellness to underserved communities.

Our Team

Winnie Chan Wang

Winnie Chan Wang

Chair
Winnie is a licensed acupuncturist, intuitive healer, and a professor in acupuncture at Alhambra Medical University. She is passionate about teaching people how to release the trauma from their bodies with Traditional Chinese Medicine and mindfulness meditations. She believes wellness belongs to everyone regardless of income level, and has been providing free resources online for everyone to access since 2018.
Jonathan Jay Dubois

Jonathan Jay Dubois

Executive Director
Jonathan Jay Dubois, PhD (Anthropology, UC Riverside 2017) has been teaching classes on race and gender at CSU San Bernardino and CSU Northridge for the last 10+ years. He has also been practicing healing arts for over 20 years. He is honored and excited to combine his academic research experience and his practical life skills to grow, guide, and execute the vision of Compassionate Transformation Community.
Howie Leang

Howie Leang

Treasurer
Going through life with undiagnosed, high-functioning autism, and then raising a son who is also on the spectrum has given Howie a unique perspective and profound feel for the heart of autism in children. Howie's mandate as a Kids Coaching Connection certified coach is to help parents better understand the inner plight of their autistic child in order to deepen their relationship and mutual appreciation for one another. Howie is grateful to serve the community with the spiritual empowerments and upliftments from his spiritual teacher Master Zhi Gang Sha to assist humanity in its transition to the New Earth.
Altimese Nicole

Altimese Nicole

Communications Director
Altimese Nichole is an award-winning, best-selling author, Publicist, Brand Strategist, and Founder of the MBE-Certified digital marketing and public relations firm, The Ezer Agency. Beyond her agency, she is a mother, daughter, friend, and diversity champion committed to bringing representation and access to the forefront of business.

Note: Programs 1 and 2 work hand in glove. Wherever possible, we bring education where we bring healing and we bring healing where we educate. This reduces our costs and expands and deepens our reach.

All programs are paid for through donations and grant money. Donations are sought one-by one and through events intended to raise money for the organization and awareness for its causes.

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  1. Traditional Chinese Medicine Education through events intended to raise money for the organization and awareness for its causes.

Join our organization’s mission to increase access to integrative healing modalities and empower youth and parents to heal themselves, creating a healthier society beyond the current mental health crisis.

Our organization is dedicated to empowering youth and their parents with healing and knowledge about how to heal themselves. We strive to increase proficiency with and access to integrative healing modalities and to grow the worldwide community of healers.

We believe that healing is not just about bringing healing to youth, but also about sharing our expertise in how to heal ourselves. Our approach aims to not only alleviate the current mental health crisis but also create a generation empowered to heal themselves and each other.

Our society faces numerous challenges, including mass shootings, burnout of public servants, and racial inequality. It is essential to increase trauma awareness and decrease burnout. According to CNBC, over 300,000 public school teachers left their jobs between February 2020 and May 2022. Morning Consult also reports that 1 in 5 healthcare workers quit their job during the COVID-19 pandemic. We can no longer tolerate living in toxic environments where trauma and stress are carried from person to person.

Our organization’s philosophy is that by healing ourselves rather than blaming others, we become empowered self-healers rather than powerless victims. We believe that by empowering youth to learn to heal themselves and solve their mental health issues, we can create a society that will thrive beyond the current crisis.

  1. Delivering Integrated Medicine Modalities

Compassionate Transformation Community is dedicated to bringing integrative medicine modalities to people who are unable to access them due to lack of awareness or affordability. These modalities, including acupuncture and reiki, have been shown to significantly improve health and quality of life for individuals with a range of ailments. In fact, a study found that acupuncture can increase lifespan by 24% (Han et Al 2007)! While 38% of US adults use complementary or integrative medicine, over 60% are not aware of its value or do not have access. Our mission is to bridge this gap by providing education about traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) to everyone (program 1) and access to integrative medicine for those who cannot afford it.

We achieve this through community clinics, where we subsidize the cost of acupuncture, reiki, and other integrative modalities for individuals in Southern California. Join us in our efforts to promote healing and increase accessibility to integrative medicine. Contact us today to learn more about our programs and services.

  1. Parents of Children with Autism Make Connections

Going through life with undiagnosed, high-functioning autism, and then raising a son who is also on the spectrum has given Howie a unique perspective and profound feel for the heart of autism in children. Howie’s mandate as a Kids Coaching Connection certified coach is to help parents understand the inner plight of their autistic child in order to deepen their relationship with and mutual appreciation for one another.