Joan Hogetsu Hoeberichts, Roshi LCSW, LMFT, MBA is a teacher in the White Plum lineage. She studied with Roshi Bernie Glassman, Roshi Taizan Maezumi and received Dharma Transmission from Roshi Nicolee Jikyo Miller in 2004. She founded and is now Abbot of Heart Circle Zen in New Jersey. She has been teaching Healthy Boundaries for Buddhist Leaders from the inception of the course.
She is also a psychotherapist in private practice where she specializes in trauma and family therapy. She has published chapters and articles on Zen practice and psychotherapy in various publications.
She received two awards for Outstanding Women in Buddhism for her work in Sri Lanka following the tsunami of 2004. She is also a wife, mother, grandmother of five and a hiker and kayaker. She and her husband now live in Tiburon, CA.