Meet Our Team

Jack Labanauskas Co-Founder, Editor-in-Chief

Jack’s childhood in a refugee camp after his parents fled Lithuania in 1945, was an intellectually stimulating environment for studying cultural and ethnic differences—a kind of childhood “boot camp” for personality studies.

As a young man, Jack extensively traveled the world, immersing himself in learning languages and exploring esoteric, spiritual, psychological, and medical subjects. His practice includes Transcendental Meditation and studies of various healing modalities such as Traditional Oriental Medicine, visual diagnosis, macrobiotics, and natural healing techniques.

After the 1994 Stanford Enneagram Conference, Jack realized that he and his then partner, Andrea Isaacs, could best contribute to the community by launching the Enneagram Monthly in March 1995.

SueAnn McKean Editorial Advisor

SueAnn’s upbringing as a child of a US Marine Corps pilot included long stays in Japan and Thailand that laid the foundation for her multicultural perspective. After attending a teacher training course at Maharishi International University, she embarked on her Aikido journey, turning it into a fulfilling career. Currently holding a black belt (6th dan), she continued to share her expertise by teaching at Sofia University, formerly the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology (ITP).

In the early ’90s, SueAnn earned certification from Helen Palmer and David Daniels, later becoming a facilitator at their teacher certification trainings. Integrating Aikido principles with the Enneagram, she crafted courses at ITP focused on “Enneagram and the Body.”

During a transformative visit to India in 1990, SueAnn discovered Vedic Astrology, sparking her deep dive into the study of Jyotish. She completed a 6 year intensive course under the guidance of Pundit Sanjay Rath in 2011. She seamlessly combines her Enneagram training and Jyotish astrology understanding in her practice as a Vedic astrologer. Schedule a session with her here.

Stephanie Lor Online Assistant Editor, Digital Content Editor

Growing up as the youngest of 7 children and in a family of immigrants, Stephanie has always felt a bit lost in the midst of other people’s stories and emotions. After losing her mother in 2020, it prompted her to re-focus her energies inward, leading her on a soul-searching journey. She had been introduced to the Enneagram during times of mourning and only embraced it years later. Currently, she lives in Springfield, Missouri as she pursues her own interests of tarot reading and is constantly surprised by her self-discoveries. Discover more of Steph’s story on Instagram.

Krishna Chedumbaraum Content Management Specialist

Krish is on a self-discovery journey, exploring various aspects of himself. His pursuits include delving into Vedic Astrology and a profound interest in spiritual matters. Krish is not only an engineer but also a dedicated practitioner and learner in the realm of Martial Arts. His guiding motto is, “the Truth, in all ways and all things.” Krish currently resides in London, England.

Christopher L. Heuertz Associate Managing Editor

While living, working, and traveling in nearly 70 countries over a 20 year career with an international humanitarian organization, Chris Heuertz was first introduced to the Enneagram in a slum in Southeast Asia. Since then, Chris has trained under some of the great living Enneagram masters — including Marion Gilbert, Helen Palmer, Father Richard Rohr, and Russ Hudson.

As an International Enneagram Association Accredited Professional, Chris now works as an Enneagram one-on-one coach and consultant, a facilitator for the Youth Enneagram Program, teaches the Enneagram all around the world, hosts the Enneagram Mapmakers podcast, is a TEDx speaker, and has published seven books, including two bestselling Enneagram books: the award-winning “The Sacred Enneagram” and “The Enneagram of Belonging.”