Mershona Parshall LCSW, LISW, ATR-BC
Shipibo Joi Director, Founder
Mershona began traveling to the Peruvian Amazon in 2007. In 2009 she became involved with the newly created Shipibo-Konibo-Xetebo council, COSHIKOX, as their International Coordinator. As her relationships with the Shipibo-Konibo-Xetebo deepened, she initiated Shipibo Joi in 2011.
Since then, Shipibo Joi has been involved in many collaborative projects with the Shipibo Konibo people and has provided support to projects that benefit the Shipibo Konibo directly. Shipibo Joi will continue this tradition of listening and responding to contemporary needs. The driving force of Shipibo Joi, as ally and bridge with the Shipibo Konibo people, has always been about reciprocity and right relationships.
In the USA, Mershona is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in private practice, artist, and art therapist living in Arizona. She also provides plant medicine preparation and integration coaching.