Heart-Based Science
for Real World Solutions

The solution to today’s most pressing challenges demands a different approach, based on:

●The Latest Scientific Discoveries of the Intelligence of the Human Heart

●Cutting-edge Methods and Technologies Proven to Work in the Real World

●A World-view Recognizing Our Oneness as a Foundation for our Optimal Future, Individually and Collectively

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Testimonials
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NEW CLIENTS

MEMBERS

PRACTITIONERS

WELCOME TO HEART AMBASSADORS®

The solution to today’s most pressing challenges demands a different approach, based on:

●The Latest Scientific Discoveries of the Intelligence of the Human Heart

●Cutting-edge Methods and Technologies Proven to Work in the Real World

●A World-view Recognizing Our Oneness as a Foundation for our Optimal Future, Individually and Collectively

WHAT IS HEART AMBASSADORS?

We are an organization of change-makers, social activists, artists, scientists, health-care professionals, leaders, visionaries and peace-makers . . . dedicated to a world that works better for all - including you!

There's a shift happening . . . beginning in the human heart.

You know if yours is one of them.

It’s a shift toward caring for ourselves in a way that fuels our hearts, minds and bodies, facilitating our care for one another.

It is a shift toward caring more about supporting each other than getting ahead of one another.

It is a shift toward caring more about taking care of the planet than taking advantage of its resources.

This inner shift operates almost like a key code to a secret passageway, which leads to a new world- a world that works better for all. Including us.

It does serve self, but from a new definition of “Self” that includes our connection to the whole.

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HEART BASED

SCIENCE

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REAL WORLD

SOLUTIONS

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HEART BASED

SCIENCE

FOR

REAL WORLD

SOLUTIONS

New Clients

What is it?
Testimonials
Free Consultation
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Appointments
Payment
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welcome all to

Heart Based
Science for
Real World
Solutions

NEW CLIENTS

What is it?
Testimonials
Free Consultation
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Members

Appointments
Payment
Progress Portal
Resources

PRACTITIONERS

Schedules
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RESCUING ANIMALS FROM DISASTERS AND WAR

The Fyera Foundation is proud to donate and co-sponsor the incredible work of our friends and partners at ASSERT, who rescue animals from natural disasters and war zones using advanced drone technology and veterinary care. Once rescued, they reunite animals with their loved ones and where that cannot be done they find them forever homes.

SPECIES CONSERVATION

MAX'S FUND

HELPING DELIVER VETERINARY CARE WHERE IT IS MOST NEEDED AND LEAST AFFORDED

Sponsoring Safari West's Species Diversity and Conservation efforts

Max's Fund includes support to Safari West

Sponsoring Safari West's Species Diversity and Conservation efforts

MATTHEW

Board Member

Matthew Mitchell 

Matthew Mitchell has over 30 years experience in sales, business development, and relationship management. He is an international speaker and consultant specializing in high performance and human potential.  He gives people the tools and guidance necessary to eliminate the limiting beliefs and behaviors that hold them back so that they can achieve excellence in their personal and professional lives.

Matthew received his Masters of International Management from The American Graduate School of International Management in Phoenix, Arizona and his MBA at ESADE, (Escuela Superior de Administraccion y Direccion de Empresas) in Barcelona, Spain.

Matthew’s diverse career has spanned a number of industries. He spent ten years doing finance deals for large corporate clients with US Leasing and GE Capital. He made a career change in the early ‘90’s by going to work for Lucasfilm Ltd. in the Entertainment industry.  He headed their electronic editing systems division and represented their proprietary technology to the major studios and production companies.

Matthew later served as VP of Television sales for two top post-production facilities in Los Angeles, once again cultivating relationships with studio heads, and independent film companies.  He spent several years in the Communications industry with Qwest Digital Media being one of the first to sell the ability to deliver content over the Internet.

In 2004, he began his own consulting practice specializing in teaching high level skills to the fortune 100. 

At present, Matthew is a keynote speaker, an expert in “Negotiation Skills”, “Organizational Savvy”, “Power Messaging”, and “Executive Presence” skills.  He travels nationally conducting public seminars in negotiation skills.  He has consulted and trained some of the biggest companies in the world.  Current and former clients include: UPS, VMware, EMC, GE (multiple divisions), Honeywell, Tektronix, Ciena, Fujitsu Networks, Pratt & Whitney, Exxon Mobil Chemical, Microsoft, ATT, Sprint, Yahoo, Earthlink, Oracle, Cisco, HP, Intel, AMD, Aetna, Prudential, Siemens, Owens Corning, Cardinal Health, Care Fusion / Becton Dickenson, Autodesk, Caremark, Citigroup, Wells Fargo, Abbott Labs, Wellpoint, United Healthcare, Optum Health, Ingenix, Hersheys, Applied Materials, Kronos, Ceridian, Unisys, Intelsat, Colgate Palmolive, and Medela.

CAROLD

C.O.O - Nicaragua Region

Carold Garcia

16 years overseeing the operations of our programs in Nicaragua while raising her 16 year old daughter Lidia.

I am Carold García Castillo, Nicaraguan, graduated in Business Administration (UNAN-MANAGUA) with training in the HeartMath techniques and Regional Director for Fundación Fyera Nicaragua. I was born in January 1979 in Managua. I come from a family of limited resources and numerous, I am divorced and single mother of a lady of 15 years. I have vague memories of bittersweet childhood, my crib was the arms of my parents, my food the hope of my humble family and a people afflicted to see a new sun until the end of the Sandinista popular revolution of 1979-1990. In 1991 I heard Sheva’s name for the first time, her influential person formed in me a firm spirit, an integral character, a strength, and a deep desire to face everything. My life mission is at the service of families, to make a difference in the beating of their hearts.

MAI

Vice President

Mai Shbeta

Lawyer, Mediator, Project Manager and Group Facilitator

Mai is a peace activist, human rights lawyer, mediator, and group facilitator. She was born and raised in Wahat al Salam-Neve Shalom (Oasis of Peace), the only intentional Jewish-Arab village in Israel. Her mother is Jewish and her father is Palestinian and her dream is to be a bridge between the two people. Since she was young, Mai has been active in programs that promote peace, leadership, and human rights in different organizations like Global Changemakers, Creativity for Peace, V-Girls (V-Day) and UNESCO’s Young Peace Ambassadors Workshop. She is a board member of the Fyera Foundation and is primarily working on a project that seeks to end human trafficking (the project includes a feature film, documentary film and online platform). In 2011, when she was 19, she participated and gave a speech about her work at the World Economic Forum in Davos. Mai completed her legal internship at Michael Sfard’s human rights law office in Tel Aviv. She studied mediation and is seeking to give workshops and mediate between people in different conflict zones. Right now she is working as a project manager at the “Elmina” Jewish-Arab theatre in Jaffa and at the Center for Multiculturalism and Diversity at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and she is also developing a mediation project between Israeli and Palestinian leaders and politicians.

Cheryl Geoffrion

Cheryl Geoffrion is certified as a trainer, facilitator and coach by The Institute of HeartMath and The International Center for Attitudinal Healing.  She has facilitated one-on-one coaching, support groups, and workshops for more then 24 years utilizing these principles and practices as well as many other transformational life techniques.  She has also worked with Fortune 100 companies, Non-Profits, and individuals as an expert negotiator, facilitator, and coach in sales and negotiation skills, leadership development, interpersonal communication and conflict resolution.  She is a published co-author of The Three Value Conversations, How to Create, Elevate, & Capture Customer Value at Every Stage of the Long-Lead Sales with a feature article of the same theme in Top Sales World Magazine.  An international motivational speaker, teacher, and former TV talk show host, Cheryl brings experience, compassion and vision to her work.

For more than two decades, Cheryl has been highly sought as a keynote speaker and consultant to a wide variety of public, private and educational institutions. Her experience, passion, sense of humor, and ability to drive high-impact performance execution enable her to be both entertaining and remarkably effective at producing transformational results.

Additionally she has the unique privilege to specialize in comprehensive international and domestic sport sponsorship and corporate hospitality programs working with the Olympics and FIFA World Cup implementing programs for Top Sponsors in Asia, Brazil, Canada, Europe, Mexico, South Africa, and the United States.   She also served as the Managing Director of the Avon Breast Cancer 3-days and the National AIDSRides during which time she was responsible for many multi-million dollar charitable events nationwide.  Cheryl’s global experience ensures a strong cultural awareness.

Cheryl started her professional career as an Air Traffic Controller (ATC) for the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) where she honed a skillset that enabled her to achieve great success as one of the youngest certified in ATC nationwide. She went on to pioneer unique performance enhancing coaching programs for Air Traffic Managers and Supervisors.

Affiliations:
-Fyera Foundation
-Institute of HeartMath
-The International Center for Attitudinal Healing
-CMCM T.V./Talk Show Host
-Summer Olympics: Beijing, London, Rio de Janeiro
-FIFA World Cup, South Africa
-Winter Olympics, Vancouver

CHERYL

Chief of Staff & Communications Officer

Robert Browning

Director of HeartMath Healthcare and Consultant to / Trainer with Fyera; Co-Vice President of United Nations Peace Messenger Organization ‘Pathways To Peace’

Robert Browning, PhD (h.c.) is Co-Director for HeartMath Healthcare and a Senior Master Trainer. For over 25 years with HeartMath, he’s trained more than 20,000 individuals in heart-based living and leads programs at: Stanford, U.C.L.A., Brigham & Women’s and Kaiser Permanente. He oversees HeartMath’s strategic healthcare alliances focused on self-care, human caring and wholeness healing. In April, 2015, Robert received an Honorary Doctorate in Human Caring and Caring Science from Dr. Jean Watson, Founder and Director, Watson Caring Science Institute and Dean Emerita-University of Colorado, Denver, College of Nursing. It was given “to honor devotion to the betterment of humankind through human caring – heart centered teachings and practices.”

He holds a faculty position with the Esalen Institute and Watson Caring Science Institute and adjunct faculty with the University of Colorado-Anschutz Medical Campus, College of Nursing. Robert graduated from U.C.L.A., Magna Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa with a B.A. in Communications.  His passion and 20 year focused inquiry on the power of the heart, care and healing has informed the depth of his work, practice and message.

ROBERT

BOARD MEMBER

MELINDA

Secretary

Melinda Dewey

Board Certified Coach. Trainer. Speaker. Mentor. Operations Officer. The Fyera Foundation Board Member and Secretary

Following a successful 17-year business career in roles as a Corporate Controller, Project Manager and bank Loan Officer, Melinda now combines her business expertise and passion for health, empowerment, and resilience as Operations Officer in addition to her private practice as a certified Life and Breath Coach and HeartMath Coach and Trainer to individuals and groups. Some of her related certifications, training, and 30 years of full-time wellness-related experience include:

Licensed HeartMath® Coach and HeartMath Certified Trainer

C.O.O. of Fyera! Inc since 2010

C.O.O. of HeartMath’s HeartMastery online learning program since 2011, managing and leading HeartMath Course Group Coaching Calls for students from around the world

Certified Mindful Change Life Coach, with Wellness Coaching specialty training At the Institute of Life Coach Training

Employee Wellness Coach to Fortune® 100 employees cross the Nation for over five years

Board-Certified Coach Credential

Owner, manager of InnerLight Healing Arts in Costa Mesa, CA for 10 years, with chiropractic and allopathic physicians and practitioners of various holistic modalities and group class offerings.

Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration and Communication

It is also my privilege to serve as a board member and secretary of non-profit The Fyera Foundation since 2011.

It is my joy to engage in awakening authenticity, potential and heart intelligence with the power of the heart to generate inner and outer peace.

SHEVA

Founder, CEO, President, Executive Director

Sheva Carr is a visionary, humanitarian, creator, lover of life, author, speaker, doctor of Oriental Medicine, Board Certified Polarity Therapist and Registered Polarity Educator, and expert HeartMath trainer and coach. She loves to help people find fulfillment and peace within the power of their hearts! She is the founding CEO of Fyera! Inc and Heart Ambassadors, a global network of endeavors sharing a common purpose of creating measurable social ROI to transform the world’s story with heart. Under the umbrella of that mission she is the architect of HeartMath’s www.heartmastery.com program, the founding Executive Director of the Fyera Foundation and Sunflower SunPower Kids, and Co-Vice President and Head of UN Delegations for the United Nations Peace Messenger Organization Pathways To Peace www.pathwaystopeace.org . The author of “Being the Source of Love” and “Where the Sky Meets the Earth,” she is featured as a “love luminary” in Marci Schimoff’s New York Times bestselling book “Love for No Reason.” She cofounded (with Global Womens Empowerent Network and The Representation Project) the annual Women Illuminated Film Festival. She is also the founding visionary behind www.operationbigsister.org designed to enroll a Civilian Army to contribute to efforts to end sex trafficking and modern day slavery. She mentors teens from Israel and Palestine in peace dialogues with www.creativityforpeace.org under the motto “An enemy is a friend whose story you have yet to hear.”

She has created her own trauma relief interventions with her knowledge of the autonomic nervous system, and has been published in respected medical journals as “Perspectives in Biology and Medicine,” and other publications including “The UN Special.” She has trained and mentored medical staff from C-level executives to bedside nurses at distinguished medical centers, including Mayo Clinic, Harvard, Stanford, Cedars Sinai, Kaiser Permanente, and more. She also founded the first HeartMath hospital patient education program at Earl Bakken’s Heart-Brain Institute. She co-authored HeartMath’s Stopping Emotional Eating Program with Doc Childre and Deborah Rozman and was the coach and manager of the participants involved in the study done on that program. Previously on the Faculty of Alternative Medicine at University of Minnesota, and a professor of Oriental Medicine at Emperor’s College, she has worked as a coach and consultant to leading cardiologists, heart-brain researchers, and physicists. She has also trained United Nations staff and numerous international government agencies, and soldiers preparing for deployment to Iraq and Afghanistan.

She did her undergraduate work in fine arts, cross cultural international studies, Spanish, and premed at Carnegie Mellon Universty, Yale, Friends World College, and Dalhousie University. She received experiential credits for her work in Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Holland, England, and Canada. Her Masters Degree is in Traditional Chinese Medicine from Yo San University. 

Sheva speaks to people all over the world on how to access heart intelligence and peace of mind, in order to receive the benefits of the heart’s impact on their relationships, health, performance, creativity, contribution, legacy, social change, and the building of a global culture of peace. 

Please see Sheva Carr’s full bio HERE

And CV HERE

PHOENIX RISING

Wildfire Relief

Phoenix Rising Has Provided Support to Many Individuals Facing Wildfire Recovery, as well as grants to:

Wildfire Protectors Corps

Additional Support provided by:

Participating in and donating training and resources to William Ury’s 3rd Side Design Sprint for Peace in the Middle East

WATER PROJECTS

Water is the source of life. And when clean water flows in a village, which is now happening in multiple regions thanks to caring Fyera Foundation donors, life flourishes.

One great example is our collaboration with Sisters To Sisters in Zimbabwe. As a result of receiving wells (or boreholes) from The Fyera Foundation, they’ve been able to plant sweet potato farms. And because girls no longer have to carry water long distances they have time to study and we are now partnering with them to send their girls to school!

Access to safe water for drinking and sanitization purposes is an ongoing problem around the world- one that takes very little effort and resources to solve when we work together to do so.

The Fyera Foundation aims to bring 10,000 people clean drinking water every World Water Day, March 22

Including grants to one of our partners:

MAX'S FUND

Helping deliver veterinary care where it is most needed and least afforded

Commission On The
Status of Women

Panel to end human trafficking.

First presentation at CSW.

Commission on the Status of Women in Media 2018.

Read this paper on a UCLA professor’s experience as one of our delegates at the CSW

MEDICAL AID PARTNERSHIPS

Bringing Life Giving Surgeries
To Those In Need With Our Partner

WOMEN'S VOICES IN MEDIA

Women Illuminated
Film Fest

Commission on the Status of Women in Media 2018

Rebuilding Homes in Nepal Post Earthquake ...with Heart!

Acupuncturists
without borders Partnership

Partnering with Acupuncturists Without Borders to embed resilience training in their disaster relief clinics.

partnership with Creativity for Peace

now called
"TOMORROW'S WOMEN"

Bringing applied heart intelligence to peace dialogues between teens from Israel and Palestine under the motto, “An enemy is a friend whose story you have yet to hear” with our partner Creativity for Peace. Fyera Foundation provided university scholarships to young women peace builders.

GIVE

WELCOME LETTER TO THE WORLD'S REFUGEES

There are more displaced people in the world today than there have ever been in human history, due to climate change, violent conflict, and oppression. The average person who flees their country will spend 18 years in a refugee camp before being welcomed to a new home. Now more than ever it is important that we come together as a human family and global citizenship, living into the motto that home is where the heart is and the earth is our shared home.

Download and distribute WELCOME LETTERS
BY SELECTING A LANGUAGE BELOW

International Day Of Peace

Fyera Foundation is honored to collaborate with Pathways To Peace, a co-founder of the International Day of Peace, and other peacebuilding organizations to emphasize the measurable changes that happen in the earth's field when a large percentage of humanity is focused on peace. Watch the video to learn more!

Fyera Foundation is an authorized provider of Amma’s IAM Meditation Instruction, taught to thousands of people around the world at no charge.

Collect "OUTER" PPE Donations

Collect monetary support to purchase “outer” PPE and donate to frontline organizations most in need.

DISTRIBUTE "INNER" PPE MESSEGES

Distribute messages of gratitude from the public to frontline workers, boosting moral and emphasizing appreciation.

NEW SUPPLIER RELATIONSHIPS

Work to facilitate new supply chains and creative solutions for facilities with funding but expended resources. 

HIGH LEVEL POLITICAL FORUM
2019 (UNTV)

Chosen by UNDESA and UNITAR to deliver the above training program on UNTV at the High Level Political Forum in July 2019

UNSG 16 peace justice and strong institutions
UNSG 17 partnership for the goals

SPONSOR A CHILD PROGRAM

Thank you from the depth of our hearts for your interest in sponsoring a Sunflower Kid in our Sunflower SunPower Kids Program in Nicaragua. Your interest in their lives means more for their future than you could possibly imagine. Your willingness to jump in is a huge boon to their self esteem, courage to move forward, and self respect. It helps us help them remain committed to their education and a better future, and to avoid the many potholes at-risk and impoverished youth can fall into. Your human heart to heart connection with the children is as important, if not moreso, than the $50 per month donation which gives them access to clothes, medical care, needed nutrition, and schooling.

To learn more about our child sponsorship programs, here are a few documents to inform you:

SANDRA

Chief Medical Officer, Treasurer

Sandra Solano

M.D., M.S. 

Sandra is a healthcare professional with more than 20 years of experience as a Healthcare Executive and consultant and now has her own Holistic Wellness practice in New Albany, Ohio. Dr. Solano successfully implemented large scale transformational projects in the private and public sector and was recognized as a successful disruptor and change agent. Through her career, Dr. Solano experienced personally and professionally the detrimental impact that stress and lack of emotional regulation has in productivity, communication and efficacy in the work place and family life. Through her practice, she works with individuals, teams, groups and organizations to bring evidence-based tools and skills that empower the individual to develop emotional fitness and stress management. 

While she enjoyed a successful and fulfilling career in public health, Dr. Solano felt disconnected and unfulfilled. She continued studying alternative health modalities and how they could improve wellness. After extensive research and training, Sandra chose a combination of methods that facilitate the regulation of emotions and management of stress as the foundation of her holistic wellness practice. Dr. Solano is a certified trainer of HeartMath’s Resilience Advantage™ program; certified practitioner Shuniya Tibetan Bowl Sound Healing©; a Reiki Master; and a practitioner of Holographic Memory Resolution©.

After personally experiencing and practicing these tools, Dr. Solano feels connected with her authentic self and feels a sense of hope and peace that she wants to share with others. Learning about and experiencing these techniques brought her a new understanding of health as a state of balance and wholeness. Her concept of health sees every person as a fundamentally perfect being. Her passion is to help others to find that connection, authenticity, peace, and hope that she is now able to experience

Regina Shuvanova

The universe that we all call home is made up of amazing energy accessible to all of those who are willing to see it and embrace it. This energy can make any dream a reality. It has been my life journey and passion to help those who are distracted and unable to see clearly, find their path. This energy is everywhere and present in everything we do, from basic daily short term activities, to long term complex life discoveries. I was born in Tashkent Uzbekistan, a product of 2 Russian parents. I am bilingual in Russian and English. Having moved from Uzbekistan to Russia, and then to the United States, I have always wanted to bring people of the world together, to learn from each other, to grow, and to harness that energy. I received a Masters degree in Diplomacy & International Relations from Seton Hall University. I worked on developing international business relationships and cooperation through my role with the Mid-Atlantic Eurasia Business Council (MAEBC/MARBC) in Philadelphia, PA. With my career moving forward, a wonderful gift was given to me midstream. I became a mom. Life moves in mysterious ways and has its own path at times, yet, this energy I speak of is found in all things, at times, where you least expect it. I relocated from the West Coast and now live in San Diego California. I am currently in a leadership role with Caesars Entertainment, live with a loving husband, and a beautiful son. Without a doubt, being a mom has taught me more than I could have ever imagined, and has helped me in my own journey to find that energy.

REGINA

Board Member

Butterfly Kids and Farm IN Zimbabwe

in collaboration with Sisters Connected Trust

Reduce inequity by befriending and sending a child in Zimbabwe to school with your monthly sponsorship.

By supporting our 150 acre regenerative farm in Zimbabwe, you will help to restore the earth, and empower the local community to pay for their own children’s education through their organic farming efforts.

Nicaragua

Gratitude from our Sunflower SunPower Kids program in Nicaragua

RAGS TO RICHES FOR THE WORLD

95 year old Margaret Zeidler,
whose daughter is one of our Heart Ambassadors, contributes to the world by weaving dish rags and donating them to our foundation. Purchasing these rags helps fund our projects. Woven into the fabric of these works of art are the meditations Margaret does as she weaves, working into the woven fabric an intention not just for cleaning, but also cleansing the world of its suffering and increasing love for all.

PRECIOUS

Regional Director
Zimbabwe

Precious Nyadogo

I am a 35 year old mother of 5 girls who grew up in Magwegwe old Bulawayo, Zimbabwe. l was raised by my grandmother and did my primary education at Magwegwe Primary School from the year 1992 to 1998.

My goal in life is to leave my footprints on the sands of time by joining hands with like-minded people in making a difference in this world through helping the needy and vulnerable. I grew up in a very poor neighborhood with 3 of us in a 2-room house, my grandma, my young brother and me. Every year during the month of December our 2-roomed house would accommodate more than 10 people. It is at that younger age that my grandmother’s generosity rubbed off on me and l learned to share the little l had with the person next to me. I grew up knowing that sharing is caring. l hope to pass this on to my 5 girls.

A few years ago l started Sister to Sister Association. We started off with empowering fellow women in my community through having community gardens where they grow vegetables and sell them so that they get money to take care of their children. With help of The Fyera Foundation we also had a bore hole drilled in my village and another one in a nearby village, providing clean reliable water to minimize the distance girls had to walk to get water for their families and to provide water for the vegetables we grow.

It is my dream to eradicate poverty in my community and in our third world countries and also end world hunger.

UN ECOSOC
Consultative Status

Play Video

The Fyera Foundation has Special ECOSOC Consultative Status to the United Nations

Would you like to attend a UN Event as our delegate?

The Business Plan for Peace PARTNERSHip

From Peace Day 2018 to Peace Day 2019, 3 time Nobel prize nominee Dr. Scilla Elworthy collaborated with The Fyera Foundation and Heart Ambassadors to deliver a year long course based on the marriage of her Business Plan for Peace and our expertise in creating a heart based world.

"We Need Individuals like Dr. Elworthy to start the work of preventing war... This has been my personal dream for many years."

~His Holiness the Dalai Lama

We invite you to sign up for the 12 part course - the proceeds of which go to benefit peacebuilding projects and organizations Scilla and the Fyera Foundation work on.

Hurricane Relief in Nicaragua

ARTICLES FOR THE WHO/Un SPECIAL

UN Special is the official magazine of the International Civil Servants

download the special to see
article on pages 30-31

download the special to see
article on pages 14-16

FIRST NATIONS SCHOLARSHIPS

We are honored to have provided scholarships for Resilience Training Certification to Kathleen Westcott in order to enhance her healing work with intergenerational trauma, primarily in the Native Communities in need. Kathleen is an Elder in the Turtle Clan of the White Earth Reservation in Minnesota and co-author of chapters in Honoring Elders: Aging, Authority, and Ojibwe Religion by Micheal D. McNally & American Indian Religious Traditions, edited by Suzanne J. Crawford.
As Kathleen would say, "Miigwetch!"

Zimbabwe

Pictures and movies from beneficiaries in Zimbabwe bringing access to fresh water in local communities

Four girls living alone without a roof

Today, after years of sponsorship, one of the girls, Yaritza (pictured grown up in the photos below), is graduating in Bio-Med and works full time at the local hospital. One of her sisters is in law school and another is in nursing school- still sponsored by us! A true success story!

Newsletter from 2005:

WE PROVIDE PPE

Words and images of gratitude to & from fontline workers and organizations coming from those who benefited from WeProvidePPE.org
initiatives during the COVID-19
PPE shortage

The Pollinators, Germinators and Progenitors

Adrian Alecu
Alamelu Deivanayagam
Alex Riggs
Amy Ruggiero
Arana Hagan
Avon Mattison 
Ben Schumacker
Bella Merlin
Cheryl Geoffrion
Chrissy Stamm
Christian Paddison
Colin Ashfield 
Cornell Carelock
Cristina Escobar
Curt Micka
Cynthia Jaggi
Darshan
David Dante
David Wick 

Deborah Owen-Sohocki
Diane Graham
Donnette Mosely
Dora Corral
Eileen Gold
Elizabeth Darroch
Erin Toppenberg
Eva Cristina Calderon
Evonne Heining 
Fred Fuchs
Gemma Vestal
Greg Wendt
Gudrun Jonsdottir
James Gillis
Jeff Perlis
Joanie Ciardelli
Jorina Elbers
Julia Bickram
Kata Kinszely-Toth

Karl Johnson
Karyn Wilds
Katherine Barkley
Kevin Crowe
Lauren Brenner 
Libby MacDuffee
Lidia Cristina Silva Reyes
Lily Hills
Linda Galasso
Linda MacIntyre
Lola Moonfrog
Lynne Jensen
Mai Shbeta
Manuel Abuanza
Marielle Abuanza
Marilyn Barrett
Marilyn King
Mati Munoz
Matthew Demerritt

Matthew Mitchell
Mel Duncan
Melinda Dewey
 Melinda Weber
Michelle Auerbach
Miles Anderson
Monica Lamp
Nancy Carr
Nancy Griffis
Nikolai Giefer
Ohbeeb Calvacante
Paul Saltzman 
Perry Downes
Prabha Sankaranarayan 
Regina Shuvanova
Robert Browning
Robyn Grant 
Roslyn Cook
Ruth Gomez

Sandra Solano
Scilla Elworthy
Sharon Lanier
Shayndel Kahn
Sheva Carr
Siobhan McCafferty
Siwar Hamati
Stephen Barrie
Stephen Steitler 
Sylwia Patrzalek
Tanja Mutze
Teohna Williams
Tess Cacciatore
Tezikiah Gabriel
Thordis Elva
Tiffany Worthington
Tory Haslinger
Tracey Chew
Vednita Carter

Thank you to all our volunteers!

Resilience Training for
Red Cross Staff + Volunteers

To learn more about the Red Cross, click HERE

GRASSROOTS SUPPORTERS

Recognizing individuals, families, organizations, and foundations supporting up to $499

Abby Kail
Adeline Alex
Aidan Barry
Aimee Gregory
Alain Gauthier
Alain Loize
Alberta Balasic
Aleisha Hicks
Alice Lyman
Alison Anderson
Alta Mae & Alex Stevens
Amber Stockham
Andrea Aid Still Needed
Andrew Gregory
Andrew Helgesen
Andy Traines
Ann Begin
Ann Leslie Uzdavinis
Ann Quinlin
Ann Wilds
Anna Long
Anna Paton
Anne Ehresman
Anne Marie Clear
Annette Woodward
Anonymous
Anthony Deifell
Anthony Putrino
Antoinnette Heath
April Powell
Assurant Foundation
Astrid Brodahl
Athena Drew
Austin Marx
Azreal Lower
Baltimore Monthly Meeting of Friends
Barbara and William Nickel
Barbara Lamb
Barbara Muller
Barbara Rice
Barbara Thomas
Barry Polsky
Bella Merlin
Benjamin Portman
Benjamin Quinto
Berje Barrow-Kaiswer
Bernice Vaca-Vigil
Beth Young
Betty Gilson
Betty Hargas
Bill Schoenbart
Blanche Roberts
Blueheron Beadwork
Bob Riddle
BodyMatters, Inc.
Bonnie Hartley
Bonnie Shulman
Bonnie St. John & Allen Haines
Brandon Hamilton
Brian Etting
Brian Schill
Brigg Bloomquist
Bronwyn Leslie
Brunilda Musikant
Bryan Carr
Candace Emmer
Candy Capogrossi
Carmina Tolentino
Carmine Marzano
Carol Bentley
Carol Grey
Cheryl Handy
Carol Leibowitz
Carol Turner
Carold Garcia
Carole Gailor
Caroline Caselli
Carolyn Chene
Carolyn Dixon
Carrie Francey
Carrie Levin
Cassie Galster
Cate Wallenfels
Catherine St Claire
Cathy Beltran
Celeste Demilio
Chandrika Desai
Charlcie Mosser
Charleen Maghzi
Chris Boyd
Christel Guna Kramer
Christina Ritzman
Christine Gust
Christine Hodgson
Christine Martell
Christoph Neumann
Cindy Matthews
Claire Geddes
Claire Londa
Clare McDermott
Colin Donohoo
Connie Baker
Conrad Smith
Constance Culley
Corporate Prana
Corrine Fabie
Courtney Sherman
Craig McGray
CrowdRise
Cullen Mediation & Collaborative Law PC
Cynhia Jurs
Cynthia Chalmers
Cynthia Doty
Dan Vivoli
Dana Hooper
Dani and Crhis Biship
Dania Edwards
Daniel DelRocci
Daniel Fanta
Danielle Peretz
David Damico/Parkview Cafe
David Dante
David Farrow
David Hazen
David Kahane
David Nicol
David Wick
Dawn Jones
Dayna Sanders
Debbie Coles
Debbie Cusimano
Debbie Weisman
Deborah Kaufman
Deborah Moldow
Deborah Morgan
Deborah Taylor
Deborah Wilber
Debra Cookson
Debra Weisman
Deepa Health
Devin Strategies LLC
Diane Tate
Diane Williams
Diane Wotus
Dinah McQueen

DJ Wexler
Dominick Gatto, Susan Gatto
Dominik Michalzik
Dona Cullen
Donna Newman-Bluestein
Donnette Mosley
Doreen Wong
Dottie Indyke
Dr W McCarty
E & S miss_mcclain
Edalew
Eddie Graham
Eileen Chodos
Elene Hammerel
Elissa Smith
Elizabeth Davies
Elizabeth Elliot
Elizabeth Flagg
Elizabeth Hughes
Elizabeth MacDuffee
Elizabeth Phinney
Elizabeth Sherman
Elizabeth Shiota
Elizabeth Stevens-Nafai
Ellen Elphand
Ellen Synakowksi
Emily Carlyon
Emmanuelle Barone
Erik Peterson
Eva Calderon
Evans Family
Eve Reynolds
Evonne Weinhause
Faith Dohmen
Faye Sahai
Ferdinand Garcia
Frances Salles
Francine Roby
Frank and Vi Nicholson
Frank Chindamo
Frank Rotondi
Frank Ruggiero
Fred Vinciguerra
Gabrielle Raumberger
Gail Jimandcyn
Gary Nesmith
Gauthier Family
Gayle Steffens
Gemma Vestal
Gene and Anne Reynolds
George Anthony
Georgie Chapman
Gerry Waniewski
Gina Rathbun-Dilles
Ginger Young
Gloria Phillips
Gloria Winter
Gordon Davidson
Gregory Tarsy
Gres Nelson/Westfield Pharmacy
Gretchen Sweeny
Guillaume Loize
Gwen Yaeger
Hanna Bullard
Heather Hinkel
Heather McCorkindale
Hebe Woo
Heidi Podjavorsek
Henrik Tomblad
Henry Lescault
Holly Kelly
Home Zeman
Ian and Alison H Scales
Ida Urso
Integro
Irene Kai
Jacqueline Karkazis
Jakie Kakuska
James & Beatrice Dante
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James and Genenne Nettleton
James Keefe MD
Jamie Coughlin
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Jamielle Stanley
Jan Hurren
Jane Hills
Jane McCord
Jane Peteshel
Jane Washburn
Janet Jai
Janet Walden
Janet Welsh
Janet Will
Jared Shapiro
Jason Bender
Jason Mitchell
Jason Paul
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Jeff Moeller
Jena Priebe
Jennifer Minchik
Jessica Headey Gandolfi
Jill Roff
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Joan Matheson
JoAnn Batey
Joe Terry
John Heeg
John Joseph
John Prince
John Thompson
Jon Zieve
Jonathan Wald
Joyce Johnson
Judi Norman
Judy Lennon
Judy Sladen
Julie Leavitt
Julie S. Nelson
K E Reed
Karen Berzanski
Karen Glowacki
Karen Katz
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Karen Smith
Karen Wendler
Kate Dougherty
Kate Durkin
Katherine Puckett
Kathleen Casey
Kathleen Gilkey
Kathleen McConaha
Kathleen Morgan
Kathleen Sheldon Smith
Kathleen South
Kathleen Welcome
Kathryn Keating-Kay
Kathryn Twinfeathers
Kathy Barrio
Kathy Hansen
Kathy Kroesche
Kathy McNamara
Kay Dundorf

Kelly Haslinger
Kelly, Patricia, Michael Palmer
Kent and Robin Thomas
Kevin Crowe
Kevin McCarthy
Kim Nguyen
Kimberly Rylicki
Kirsten Szykitka
Kristen Conn
Kit Pleck
Kory Clement
Kristin Hogan
Kristine McCann
L Gold
Lamia Faruki
Larry Glover
Laurie Nisson-Migliore & Edward Migliore
Layla & Monte
Leaders Network Intl/Jim Kettering
Lee and Bonnie Hirsch
Leif Kothe
Leoard Johnson
Leona Bombaci
LeRoy Horn
Leslie Cohn
Leslie Meehan
Leslie O’Neill
Linda and Larry Scheer
Linda Anderson
Linda Hamilton
Linda Bruce
Linda Galasso
Lisa Brown
Lisa Clayton
Lisa Goore
Lisa Hogan
Lisa Sommerfeld Kaplan
Lisa Walters
Lissi Holloway
Lorena Dinger
Lorraine Brown
Lorraine Jablecki
Lorraine Lewis
Louise Doran
Lynda Kahn
Lynne Stylianou-Jensen
Lynnette Rice
Lyra Rider
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Marc Siegel
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Margaret Oakes
Margot Garritt
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Mark Northcross
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Mark Segelman
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Marlena McMahon-Purk
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Martha Hackett
Mary Barnes
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Mary K. Taylor Barrios
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Mary Waldvogel
Marya McCullough
Mati Munoz
Matthew Albracht
Maureen Masters
Megan Glover
Meghan Peedicord
Mia Ellis
Michael and Camellia Nazny
Michael Montgomery
Michael Ogden
Michael Ruggiero
Michael Turley
Michael Zajac
Michele Newman
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Michele Sharvit
Michelle Daly
Michelle Willix
Miguel Castillo
Mike Miller
Mimi Hensel
MiX-LA (Laurie Kaman)
Mom’s Club of Studio City
Monica Wilkard
Monique Veillette
Morgan Stanley Gift Fund
Morris Ridgeway
Nancy Clayman
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Nicole Cooke
Nikolai Giefer
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Nutri Focus
Ohbeeb Calvacante
Ojo Onakule
Olga Blandon
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On Purpose Life Design
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Pam Hamilton
Pam Hay
Pamela Barnslee
Pamela Mohle
Pamela Neuharth
Pamela Pappas
Paraclete Elder Care Services
Patricia Ahlbrandt
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Patricia Sullivan
Patrick Kronfili
Paul Murphy
Paul Saltzman

Paula LeRoy-Antaki
Paula West
PayPal Giving Fund
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Penelope McGill
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Primavera Salva
Quad Systems
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Rabbi Suri Krieger
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Rachel Sherer
Randall Bird
Ravi Ravindra
Rebecca Blouin
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Rebecca Reber
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Repatterning Practitioners A.
Rev Lebaredian
Reva Gillian
Rhonda Nease
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Richard & Marcia Templar
Richard Gridley
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Richard Shealey
Rita De Backer
Rob Perrilleon
Robert and Sandra Vernon
Robert Browning
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Robin Beobinjill
Robin Bowman
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Rosa Cartagena
Rosalina Flores
Rosemary Ford
Ruchita Acharya
Russell Schaeffer
Ryan Shrout
Sadie Monghan
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Sailesh Saxena
Sally Balasic
Sally Mahe
Sandra Solano-McGuire
Sandra Wells
Sara Fritz
Sara Krider
Sara Nesmith
Sarah McKimmy
Sarah Whitmire
Scilla Elworthy
Scott Wilson
Sean Kelly
Sebastian Giefer
Serrina Davis
Shalom Compost
Shannon Harder Ronald
shanti817
Shari Brown
Sharon Wacks
Sheila Ryan
Sheldon Mitchell
Simant Kerkins
Simcha Zevit
Sol Khazani
Soya Clapp
Spiral Publishing
Spirit Capture LLC
Stefanie Krueck
Stephanie Walters
Stephen Barrie/DSP
Stephen Dinan
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Stephen Hopkins
Steven Hearst
Suan Zipp
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Susan Crimley
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Susan Laurenzi
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Suzuki Ingerslev
Swank
Sylvia Heisey
Sylvia Villalobos
Tammy Skelton/Brazil’s on Main
Tanja Muetze
Taylor Bucci
Teri Pusheck
Teri Wayne
Terry Hill
Tezikiah Gabriel
Thomes Knowles
Tiffany Elie
Tim Bartels
Tim Rowse
Timothy Reisterer
Timothy Roets
Timothy Sheehan
Tirsa Schonhoff
Tirza Verbrugge
TLC Mindfulness Mentor
Todd Sweet
Tom Carney
Tom Jones
Tom Schmidt
Tomas German-Palacios
Tomas Seipel
Tony Putrino
Tory Haslinger
Valerie Buxton
Valerie Koger
Vanessa Ragan
Victoria Stewart
Virginia Berman
Vivianne Bentley
Waila Dungan
Wanda Todd
Wellness Plus
Wendy Kuhn
Whitney Fragoso
William Mannon
William McCarthy
Worcester State University

SUNFLOWER SUSTAINING SUBSCRIBERS

Recognizing recurring monthly support members ($50 - $250/month)

Amy Ruggiero
Ania Borysiewicz
Anne Parker
Arana Hagan
Avalon Barrie
Beth Young
Betsy Sanders
Brooke March
Caara Shayne
Cheryl Geoffrion
Christina Beneman
Darshan Darshan
Deb Peterson
Deborah Lockwood
Deborah Owen-Sohocki
Donna Almon
Erin Toppenberg
Eugenia Smirnova
Furqan Nanji and Denise Chin
Jeanne Marie Moore

Jennifer Cooke
Julia Levergood
Julie Shanklin
Kansas Carradine
Karyn Wilds
Kathleen Westcott
Kato Wittich
Kim Gallmeyer
Kristie Kambarn
Kristin Kurtz
Kristina Katt
Laura Shore
Leslea Babcock/Wolf
Lucas Donat
Marije Miller
Marty Kupper
Mary Hagerth
Mary Kostman
McKerrin Kelly
Melanie Marx
Melinda Dewey

Michael Learned
Michele Jewett
Mike Babcock
Mistler Family Foundation
Nancy Carr
Nancy Griffis
Norman and Twyla Blanco
Paul Templer
Rebecca Dalby
Robin Moneyhun
Roger M. Lockwood
Roxana Fernandez
Sandra Solano
Scott Kelly
Sheva Carr
Siobhan McCafferty
Steve Moeller
Tanya Marcia
Terry Gladstone
Victoria Shemaria

SEQUOIA DONOR CIRCLE

Recognizing individuals, families, organizations, and foundations for their donations of $500 to $2999

Amazon.com
Art & Science of Transformation
Avon Mattison
Benjamin Strock
Branden Barber
Brent Lilienthal
Brooke March
Bryna Berkowitz
Charles Gibbs
Clare Rosenfield
Craig Flynn
Deanna Riddle
Deborah Lockwood
Deborah Mitchell
Deborah Owen-Sohocki
Diane Browning
Donald and Adele Delsi
Dr. Joel Matta
Dukh Niwaran K Whipp
Elizabeth Darroch
Fumi Johns Stewart
Furqan Nanji and Denise Chin
Gerald Jampolsky
Helene Graham
Hermosa Redondo
Manhattan School
Hieronimus
Hilary Nicole
Jane Leikind
Jean Bolen
Jean Brewer
Jean Westney
Jeff Fisher
Joanie Ciardelli
John H. Newton
Mark & Roberta Joiner
Julia Birch
Julie Shanklin
Kathleen Westcott
Kathy Hepinstall
Katrina Nelson

Kelli Clark
Kristina Katt
Laura Shore
Laurie Thompson
Linda Acosta
Linda McIntyre
Matthew Mitchell
Michael Davidson
Mike Babcock
Nancy Graham
Nancy Griffis
Network for Good
Nicci Hammerel
Paige Phillips
Pat Rypinski
Pathways to Peace
Rachel Linnett
Rebecca Mitchell
Rhonda Reed Schlosser
Robin Moneyhun
Roxana Fernandez
Sandra Solano-McGuire
Santa Cruz Elks Lodge #824
Sarah Uplinger
Scott Kelly
Sheldon Hughes
Shift Network Inc.
Siobhan McCafferty
Ssara Ann Bassler
Strategic Energy Coaching
Susannah Hardaway
Terri Todd
Terry Gladstone
The Barnes Videgain Trust
Thiru Sinnathamby
Thomas Petersen
Tina Benneman
Tracey Chew
Twyla Blanco
Wade Puckett
Wende Dasteel & Neil Cuthbert
WorldVentures Foundation

FOREST
DONOR CIRCLE

Recognizing individuals, families, organizations, and foundations who donate $3000 to $4999

Ania Borysiewicz
Benevity Fund
CEK Educational & Cultural Foundation
Diane Graham
Eileen Gold
Francis Parker School
Furqan Nanji and Denise Chin
Jim Stonehouse
Julia Levergood
Kristie Kambarn
Kristin Kurtz
Mary Hagerth
McKerrin Kelly
Melanie Marx
Michael Learned
Michele Jewett
Mistler Family Foundation
Nancy Griffis
Norman and Twyla Blanco
Roger M. Lockwood
Sharon Lanier
Tanya Marcia
Victoria Shemaria

REFORESTATION DONOR CIRCLE

Recognizing charitable legacy gifts through estate and gift planning. Those who choose to donate $5000 or more.

Amy Ruggiero
Arana Hagan
Avalon Barrie
Barthold Family Foundation
Betsy Sanders
Caara Shayne
Cheryl Geoffrion
Corporate Visions Inc.
Darshan Darshan
Deb Peterson
Donna Almon
Erin Toppenberg
Eugenia Smirnova
Fyera! Inc.
Jeanne Marie Moore
Jeff Perlis
Jennifer Cooke
Jewish Federation of Silicon
Valley
Kansas Carradine
Karyn Wilds
Kato Wittich
Kim Gallmeyer
Leslea Babcock
Lola Moonfrog
Lucas Donat
Marije Miller
Marty Kupper
Melinda Dewey
Nancy Carr
Paul Templer
Phillip Trotter
Pond Foundation
Rebecca Dalby
Richard Seigel Foundation
Sean Evans
Sheva Carr
Steve Moeller
Susan Shayndel Kahn
Tora Isi & John Wilhelm

In collaboration with
FISCA &
Pathways To Peace

You Are the UN

Being a pathway to Peace

Thursday Lunch N' Learns

Sustainable Food Security

All proceeds from our hydroponic towers go to bringing towers to refugees in Kurdistan, families in Nicaragua, and others in need of food security.

Subpod composter: This link will give 5% off to the purchaser and they will donate 10% to Fyera Foundation for our reforestation and food security projects!

KEVIN

Chief Gratitude & Giving Officer

Kevin Crowe

Kevin is an innovative senior executive who brings expertise in philanthropy, communications, non-profit management, and organizational development. Most recently he held a national philanthropy position focused on providing education to physicians and clinicians on the science of gratitude and building an organizational culture of gratitude within a national non-profit health system. He is an international speaker and consultant, and as a certified trainer of HeartMath’s Resilience Advantage™ program, Kevin has facilitated individuals and teams all over the world in creating heart focused personal change initiatives.

In addition to 29 years in healthcare administration and overlapping with 18 years in philanthropy, Kevin’s career has included hospitality management and higher education. He is passionate about institutional culture transformation and over the years and in several roles, has led multiple initiatives in his organizations that focus on service, satisfaction, and gratitude. Kevin has served on multiple boards including The Board of Visitors of the University of Wisconsin–Madison School of Nursing and The Board of Directors of the Association of Fundraising Professionals – Chicago Chapter.

Kevin holds a Bachelor of General Studies in organizational management and leadership from North Park University in Chicago and is certified by The Institute of HeartMath and the Nonprofit Leadership Alliance. He is also a certified trainer and facilitator of multiple culture change and operational efficiency programs. He is a Reiki Master and Reiki Master trainer and an Akashic Records consultant. Kevin uses a combination of these modalities with mindfulness and resilience practices in bringing his best self forward to be present and in service to others.

Pathways To Peace
Partnership

UN Peace Messenger Organization Pathways To Peace has been an instrumental bridge in giving us access to the United Nations. They have mentored us in service to peace and to the United Nations. Their 8 Pathways To Peace provide one of our core tenet frameworks. Our missions are closely aligned and intertwined and we are forever grateful for their lasting and ongoing contributions to our work and to the world.

ENDING HUMAN TRAFFICKING

Operation Big Sister

What if human slavery could end in our lifetime?

What if all it would take is for people like you and me to get involved?

Mediators Beyond Borders Partnership

We are a proud member of Mediators Beyond Borders International and participate in their United Nations and Sustainable Development Goals working groups while also partnering with them in Nicaragua and other zones of civil unrest to bring dialogue in place of violence. 

Care Counts

for kids

This cutting-edge hands-on curriculum was produced in collaboration with Gratts Elementary School for the Los Angeles Mayor's Day of Service, to reach at-risk youth grades 3-5 being recruited into gangs. The program works to guide children of all backgrounds, and their educators, to a specific state of heart centered well-being, scientifically proven to reduce stress, promote overall health, and generate positive psychological effects that also measurably improve academic performance.