Who are We?


Founders of Further ShoreThe visionary and founder of Further Shore is Aleia O’Reilly, LMT-AM. Aleia and her husband, Robert McCarter, join together with the governing board and advisory board to anchor the mission of Further Shore.

Aleia N. O’Reilly LMT-AM is a licensed massage therapist, writer, and spiritual counselor. She has been teaching and practicing metaphysical and healing arts for over thirty five years. In her private practice the focus is on balancing spiritual and practical matters for a conscious, love-filled life. She has served as visionary, founder, and executive director for several nonprofit organizations; each one expanding on the concepts and service of the previous. Her purpose in forming these businesses is to expand and improve social systems for a more compassionate world.  Aleia has learned by working with people from all walks of life, that reflection on our own mortality inherently gives way to enriched relationships and a more conscious way of living. She has developed programs for learning the value of hospice and palliative care, expressing end of concerns/wishes, and exploring the ways grief teaches, heals and changes us.

Robert McCarter has a background in theater, visual arts, and computer sciences. He is a computer programmer, entrepreneur, and artist, specializing in computer-generated fractal art, photography, and more recently cover designs for his own written works. Robert is a skillful story teller and is now a published author of several novels, novelettes, and short stories. His writing is informed by his life-changing experience as a hospice care giver for our friend, Wayne and the deaths of other dear family members and friends.  His story genres include mystery, science fiction, fantasy, contemporary and ghostly tales. Often the writing invites the reader to go deeper into the meaning of mortality, life right now and the ways that death and grief teach us.

Board Meeting

Board of Directors

Aleia N. O’Reilly, President
Eileen Westphal, Secretary
Robert McCarter, Treasurer
Current Advisory Board Members:
John Bifano
Mary Damskey, Ph.D.
Shayna Diamond-Atonna
Emmalee Kennedy, M.D.
Peter Klein
Meg Leander, M.A.
Grace Marks
Debby McCormick, Ph.D.
Elizabeth Morgen, R.N.
Eliot Schipper
Past Advisory Board Members:
Susana Acosta-Cavert
Rev. Anne Ainsworth
Nikki Baldwin
Amber Belt, N.D.
Rajean Bifano-Elzey
Melissa Bowen
Isha Braun
Dannion Brinkley
Merry Byrd, R.N.
Mark Carroll, M.D.
Penny Cook
Dot Dunn, PhD, FNP-BC
Nancy Gedney
Rebecca Hayes, R.N.
Frances Hill, Ph.D.
Grace Iverson
Amanda Kapp
Jean Malecki-Friedland, M.D.
John Mead
Devon Moughan-Phillips
Susanne One Love, R.N.
Sean Orlando, N.D.
Connie Ott
Jack Pelton
Frances Reimer, Ph.D.
Jill Rundall
Janine Schipper, Ph.D.
Kat Seekatz
David Spivey
Denise Stanga
Laura Theimer
Bee Valvo, R.N.
Judith Waidelich
Adrianne Ward