The Social intelligence Institute, founded in 2013, is a 501(c)(3) tax exempt research and educational organization. Our mission is to help individuals and organizations embrace healthy human connection and turn away from detachment, disengagement, and disregard of others. We accomplish this by:

  • Promoting awareness of Social Intelligence principles.
  • Developing and implementing science-based training programs for specific populations across all levels and sectors of society.
  • Measuring and evaluating processes and outcomes to continuously improve mission-centered program effectiveness.
  • Contributing outcomes data to aid in scientific research conducted by others who are studying the value and role of human relationships.

Our Team

Board of Directors

Project Managers

 Academic Advisory Board

David Coon, PhD., Nancy Gonzalez, PhD., Pauline Komenich, PhD., RN, Suniya Luthar, PhD., Morris Okun, PhD., Frank Infurna, PhD., and Jose Ashford, PhD.

Social Intelligence Volunteers

Faculty and students from Arizona State University, business leaders and marketing experts, social media/technology  experts, and community members. This group is the life-blood of our organization. Their selfless dedication to our mission is awe-inspiring and we are so grateful for everything they do!

Partnership Organizations

Local, state, and federal organizations including the Herberger Young Scholars Academy, Metropolitan Arts Institute, Arizona Departments of Health and Education, Arizona Department of Juvenile Corrections,  Arizona’s Area Agency on Aging, The National Institutes of Health, Arizona Leading Age, City of Phoenix Prosecutors Office, and Ithaca College Gerontology Institute.


In loving memory. Alex is Arizona State University Foundation Professor of Clinical Psychology. He has dedicated his career to the study of psychological, social and organizational roots of resilience, and the design of interventions that enhance well-being for individuals, organizations, and communities. His current research focuses on the resilience across the life-span, funded by grants from the National Institute on Aging (NIA), and the National Institute of Arthritis, Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases. His most recent work includes the development and testing of interventions for depression, chronic pain, and social intelligence. His most recent book with co-authors Reich and Hall, is entitled Handbook of Adult Resilience, by Guilford Press He is also the author of Emotions, Stress, and Health, published by Oxford University Press.
Executive Director

Eva has over 20 years of professional experience in health care and classroom instruction. She is the founder and creative inspiration for the Social Intelligence (SI) Institute. Her work centers on the translation of complex concepts and the latest scientific evidence from social neuroscience and psychological research into easy-to-understand on-line/mobile learning programs in social intelligence. In addition, she is the creative director of the Resilience Solutions Group LLC., where she has designed web-based behavioral medicine interventions to treat patients with chronic pain and depression.

John is Emeritus Professor of Public Affairs at Arizona State University. As a founder and former Director of the Arizona State University School of Public Affairs, Center for Urban Studies, Morrison Institute for Public Policy and Co-Director of the Resilience Solutions Group, Dr. Hall has specialized in linking the University to pressing community public policy and governance issues. He is co-principal investigator of a $2.2 million grant from the National Institute on Aging to examine resilience contributions to health and well-being in diverse social areas of the Phoenix region. In 2007, he was awarded the inaugural Arizona State University Faculty Achievement Award for Defining Edge Research in Public Policy. He is the author or co-author of over 150 books, articles, reports and papers about urban, regional, and intergovernmental governance issues.
Scott Erickson is an AV-rated Certified Specialist in Estate and Trust Law, an eight-time Super Lawyers honoree, and a past chair of the State Bar of Arizona’s Estate and Trust Advisory Commission, which assists the Arizona Board of Legal Specialization in the certification of estate and trust law practitioners.
Dr. Reich is Emeritus Professor of Psychology at Arizona State University. His professional focus is on the analysis of personal and social factors in human emotions and resilience. His research is focused on these processes in community-residing populations. His most recent projects involve implementing interactive communication technology to enhancing personal mastery and efficacy in community residents. His most recent contribution in the area of resilience is as co-editor of The Handbook of Adult Resilience (Guilford, 2010) with his colleagues Dr. Alex Zautra and Dr. John S. Hall.
Director of IT

Adrian earned a Master degree in Programme in Information and Knowledge Society from the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya and a Bachelor’s of Science in Biology from the Universidad de Sevilla.

He has extensive experience in project management, e-Learning development and Web Content Management (CMS) with 9 plus years of commercial experience in large Education and Training projects for the public sector, private sector, Universities, and projects co-funded by the European Union.

He is the lead developer of our complex and challenging web developments and integrations.

Director of SII InternationalCarmen, a professor at Universidad Rey Juan Carlos in Madrid, Spain, holds a PhD in Psychology, a Master in Clinical Psychology, and a Master in Epidemiology and Health. She has dedicated her career to the study of psychological, social, and emotional processes in chronic pain, as well as the design of interventions that enhance well-being and health. She has more than 6 years of experience as a clinical psychologist, addressing problems from a scientific approach based on psychological well-being, positive psychology, and quality of life. She is always looking to improve deficits in positive affective resources that appear critical to enhancing physical and psychological functioning in patients, and sustaining health and well-being over the long term. Her current research focuses on utilizing social intelligence training as health promotion training in education. Because the goals of the SI Institute match her own personal scientific research goals, she is pursuing an SI initiative in Spain-a career she chose that permits her to intertwine her research, clinical work, and a long-standing personal interest and practice in education.