New York Times best-selling author and PR specialist, GIFT Communications Director
Los Angeles, California
President, Pizazz Media & GIFT Film Director
GIFT Secretary-Treasurer & GIFT Board Member
Pastoral Counselor & GIFT Delaware Director
Founder and President GIFT and worked for 8 US presidents
Board of Directors
Founder and President GIFT and worked for 8 US presidents
Auckland, New Zealand
CEO, Be Intent, GIFT Board Member & Co-Creator 2018 Superpower Summit
President, Lion’s Peak Capital, LLC
Founder & Chairman, The Africa Rising Foundation
Entrepreneur, Real Estate, S4 Group
Vice President, Goi Peace Foundation
President & Founder, Es-sense
GIFT Secretary-Treasurer & GIFT Board Member
Board of Advisors
BIG NAMES, BIG HEARTS
Happily, many of the world’s top scientists, psychologists, educators, business persons, spiritual and religious leaders, and self-empowerment trainers share the GIFT mission. They have signed on to advise and support GIFT.
The Board encompasses all ranges of diversity, gender, age, geography, and background. GIFT is committed to a special emphasis on young and emerging leadership. The Advisory Board is in formation and has 43 members.
DR. MICHAEL BAIME
Founder and Director of the Penn Program for Mindfulness, University of Pennsylvania Health System. Leading pioneer in integrative medicine and mindfulness training.
JUDSON BREWER MD PHD.
Director of Research, Center for Mindfulness, University of Massachusetts Medical School. Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Yale University School of Medicine.
Co-Founder and Co Executive Director – We Are Here movement. Co-Founders, Leigh and Alicia Keys adopt social causes and enlist world celebrities. Beginning in 2003, with celebrities, foundations and corporations, Leigh raised $50 million to provide AIDS drugs and services to save 2.3 million African and Indian children.
CEO, Geneva Global, Partner with the PVBLIC Foundation and the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals. World leader in international development evaluation, risk assessment, governance and reporting. 300 experts in over 100 countries. $1 billion of giving influenced.
Writer, Author, Communications. Co-authored Tyler Perry’s #1 New York Times best seller, Don’t Make A Black Woman Take Off Her Earrings. Co-authored Florence Henderson’s best seller, Life’s Not A Stage. 1986, created the idea for “Black Family Reunion Celebration” festivals. Attendance now exceeds 20 million.
Co-Founder, K2 Adventures Foundation (KAF) Where others see limitations, we see potential. KAF sponsors a school in Tanzania for blind, albino orphans. In 2009, 25 KAF enthusiasts climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro in Kenya – eight were blind; one had no arms or legs. (The subject of a PSA during the NFL Super Bowl.
GEORGE DE LAMA
President, Eisenhower Fellowships, Created by former U.S. President Dwight Eisenhower. Global Youth Leadership Development. Annually sponsors 40 to 45 extraordinary youth around the world.
YASMINE EL BAGGARI
Founder and CEO, Voyaj, social enterprise using technology as a driver for peace. Voyaj is an online platform connecting world travellers to local hosts so that individuals better understand other cultures. Native Moroccan. Hampshire college graduate.
Author, Leading mindfulness and self empowerment practitioner in Japan. Author of 130 books. Significant social media following.
Founder and Director of The Declaration Initiative (TDI), a national movement to alleviate poverty in America. Former President of Connecticut College Her directorships include: The Henry Luce Foundation; MBIA Inc., the Council for Economic Education and The Philanthropic Collaboration.
Chair and CEO of the Institute for InterGroup Understanding. Retired Chair and CEO for Kaiser-Permanente, grew the ten billion organization to fifty billion dollars. A world leader in early childhood development. Brain research shows that birth to age three is critical as our brain’s neurological passages are forming.
SERGIO FERNANDEZ DE CORDOVA
Chairman & CEO PVBLIC Foundation. Communications and media partners for the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals. 90 participating media partners, reaching 193 countries, citizen reach: 2 billion +. Includes Viacom, Cincepolis, IMAX, Univision, OmnicomGroup. 102 participating ad agencies, 450 corporate partners and 27,000 NGO’s.
Executive Director YES! www.yesworld.org, a non profit organization that connects, inspires and collaborates with young change makers from over 80 countries worldwide. Founding coordinator for Global Youth Leadership Collaborative, non profit hosting international conferences of young change makers while providing incentive funding for small-scale grassroots innovations.
Executive Director, Rhine Research Center Founder, Rhine Education Center Independent, non-profit parapsychology research center. The successor to the Parapsychology Laboratory at Duke University. Considered the oldest and most reliable source for information on the science of parapsychology in the United States.
Founding Director, Conscious and Healing Initiative (CHI) Assistant Professor in Psychiatry, the University of California San Diego; Chair of the Center for Integrative Medicine’s Research Committee.
Secretary General, Junior Chamber International (JCI). 200,000 to 250,000 active members in 200,000 cities and 150 countries enlisting youth in global service.
President of the Robert F. Kennedy Center for Human Rights.
Executive Director of the Dalai Lama Fellows. First Director of the Aspen Institute Seminars. Founding President of the American Leadership Forum. Honors at Princeton University, MBA Harvard.
Consultant and Collaboration Catalyst Former Chief of Staff for Zappos founder Tony Hsieh’s Delivering Happiness Supports individuals and organizations that cultivate the maximum potential in people doing amazing things to impact communities worldwide. Founding staff member, University of California Merced Center, for leadership development and student life programming. Graduate BA in Political Science, University of California Santa Barbara.
Digital pioneer and entrepreneur. The United States Manager for Pozible, the third largest crowdfunding platform in the world. Co-CEO of Kula, Inc., a global multi-generational community of people focused on solutions. At age 20, in September 2011, as unpaid Executive Director of United Nations ASPIRE, Patrick spearheaded the first-ever public program and youth event to galvanize more than five million students in over 700 colleges and universities in over 100 countries into global service projects.
President & Founder of Mindvalley, Asia’s largest organization seeking to spread mindfulness to one billion people. Malaysia-based.
Founder and President, Energetic Solutions Author. Business advisor. Master coach. Energy thought leader for entrepreneurs.
Co-Founder, ServiceSpace.org, an all volunteer-run global organization that leverages technology to inspire greater volunteerism. ServiceSpace allows our inherent generosity to blossom out into small acts of service for the community around us, and creates a space to learn how outer change is closely tied to our own inner transformation. It’s about changing ourselves, to change the world. Weekly, reaches more than 500,000 folks.
President and Co-Founder, UniteUs.World (UUW), a non profit digital start up that sets out to transform philanthropy worldwide. Corporate advertising exceeds $600 billion per year. UUW will use modern technology to link global non-profits and NGO’s and their social media data bases to become the ‘eyeballs’, potential customers for the advertisers. In five years, UUW projects that more than $200 billion per year will flow directly to nonprofits.
LISA MILLER, PHD.
Professor of Psychology and Education. Director of Clinical Psychology Program at Columbia University, Teachers College. Author, The Spirited Child, the next big idea in psychology: the science and the power of spirituality in health and personal development.
President and Founder, iBME, Inward Bound Mindful Education. iBME offers in-depth mindfulness programming. An important pioneer training teens and young adults in in developing self-awareness, compassion, and ethical decision making.
2014 Time Magazine Person of the Year. Founder and CEO, More Than Me, an organisation in Liberia building schools and transforming education in developing nations using modern technology.
President and Founder of Motivating The Masses, the only publicly-traded personal and business training company – reaching more than 30 million people. Author. 7th book – Abundance Now! World leader in individuals reaching their full potential.
Founder and CEO, Vision For and From Children. Lillian was born with cataracts and would have been blind by age nine. She had access to the sight-saving operation. At age eight, Lillian wanted to afford others opportunity for the same care. Now sixteen, Lillian is responsible for providing the gift of sight to 26,200 children worldwide. Active partnerships with international ophthalmology societies bring Lillian into more than 100 countries.
Co-Founder, Unify, a nonprofit seeking to unite humanity through meditation and global consciousness to promote world peace. Unify partners with the United Nations annually on the UN’s ‘Day of Peace’ to host synchronized peace events. September 2015: 1,412 events in 108 countries reached an estimated one billion people via social media.
Founder and President, Silver Lining LTD, an online software company with a mission to provide management expertise to small businesses creating jobs in poverty areas in America and developing nations worldwide.
Chief Scientist, Institute of Noetic Sciences (IONS). IONS was founded in 1973 by former astronaut Edgar Mitchell with a clear mission: “To broaden the knowledge of the nature and potentials of mind and consciousness and to apply that knowledge to the enhancement of human well-being and the quality of life on the planet.”
Top Sports Psychologist in the World. Pioneered the global field. Clients have won 74 golf major championships. They include Rory McIlroy, Padraig Harrington and Davis Love, as well as NBA MVP Lebron James.
Co-Founder, K2 Adventures Foundation (KAF). Where others see limitations, we see potential. KAF sponsors a school in Tanzania for blind, albino orphans – In 2009, 25 KAF enthusiasts climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro in Kenya – eight were blind; one had no arms or legs. (The subject of a PSA during the NFL Super Bowl.)
Co-Founder and President, Project Victory. Nationally renowned speaker, author, trainer, facilitator and consultant. Nonprofit Project Victory has taught conflict resolution, mediated dialogue, and personal leadership to thousands worldwide.
Founder & Managing Director – Magnum Opus India. Founder & Managing Director – Vision 2021 one million youth for peace. Alumni of Harvard Business School. Author of “Epigenetics of Peace” & “Globalization and voices from indian practitioners”. Award winner – Femina Women entrepreneur award 2017. Leading woman hospitality II GLOBAL 2013. Goodwill Ambassador – Global Pashmina Goat Project 2014 – 2015.
DAN SIEGEL, MD
Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the UCLA School of Medicine. Founding Co-Director, Mindful Awareness Research Center, UCLA. Medical degree, Harvard University Post Graduate medical education, UCLA.
President and Founder, Biofluent Technologies. Co-Founder, The Transformative Technology Conference. Teacher, Stanford University Significant youth leader exploring and developing breakthrough technologies to enhance the hidden powers of our minds.
Founder, Search Inside Yourself Leadership Institute. Author, best selling ‘Search Inside Yourself’ Team leader, PeaceJam One Billion Acts of Peace. #107 employee at Google where he introduced Mindful-Based Stress Reduction programming.
President & CEO – Institute of Noetic Sciences (IONS). IONS was founded in 1973 by former astronaut Edgar Mitchell with a clear mission: “To broaden the knowledge of the nature and potentials of mind and consciousness and to apply that knowledge to the enhancement of human well-being and the quality of life on the planet.”
Global Operations Director, Nexus Global Youth Summit.
Author, Publisher, Diplomat. 5 Professions. 100 Countries. 7 Continents.
CEO is the founder of Mission Be, Mindful Education and has successfully brought mindfulness into 62 schools from Big Sur, California to Brooklyn, New York- scaling their impact to over 42,000 students in the first three years. She has been studying the work of mindfulness for over 20 years and is a talented meditation teacher, gifted speaker and visionary.Carin holds an LMSW with a clinical background and 15 years of experience working with youth in schools, foster care and the juvenile justice system. Carin is also an advisory board member to the Jesse Lewis Choose Love Movement in Sandy Hook.