Lenneal Henderson, Ph.D. is a Distinguished Professor of Public and International Affairs Emeritus, Senior Fellow at the William Donald Schaefer Center for Public Policy at the University of Baltimore. He is currently a faculty member of the Fielding Graduate University and a Visiting Professor of Government at the College of William and Mary, where he teaches ethics and Public Policy. He obtained his AB, MA and Ph.D degrees from the University of California, Berkeley and was a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Paul Nitze School of Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins University. He has served as Chair of the Board of the Maryland Humanities Council and is currently on the Boards of the Virginia Humanities Foundation and Lifenet Health.
Trina Nahm-Mijo Ph.D. is a Professor of Psychology, Dance, and Women's Studies since 1979. She served as Chairperson of the General Education and Public Services Division from 1988-91 and Chair of the Social Science and Humanities Division from 1996-2003. She is currently the Chair of the Social Science and Public Services Department since 2011. She has received many awards and grants for her innovative, holistic approach to teaching the whole person. She has actively fostered integrative learning and curriculum by pioneering the human services certificate program, the expressive arts curriculum, and the learning communities teaching model at Hawai`i Community College. Trina is a nonprofit founder serving youth in at-risk environments: Offering skill-building and entrepreneurial training in the areas of digital media arts, sound recording engineering, permaculture, and culinary arts as a means of engaging youth in pathways to higher education and work. Dr. Nahm-Mijo was also President of the Board of Family Crisis Shelter, Inc. (now Turning Point for Families) for 15 years and has started at least 20 programs and organizations still in existence today in the areas of innovative education, culture and the arts, women’s issues, and mental health.
Sandra Silva is a CPA and has worked with several non-profits professionally and as a board member. She works with all sorts of businesses but especially enjoys working with non-profits and socially responsible enterprises. She is a UH alumni and has lived in Hawaii since 1991. She has raised five children here and is an active community member.
Laura is a Ph.D. candidate at Fielding Graduate University. She received a MA in Leadership and Change from Antioch. Laura is deeply interested in art as a tool for social and personal empowerment. Her research includes an in-depth study of Photovoice methods and female activists using art to mobilize social change in India. Laura has created programs in both higher education and nonprofit sectors utilizing art to empower the voices of vulnerable communities, i.e., individuals recovering from addiction, LGBTQIA communities, and survivors of sexual abuse. She is a past board member of GLESN Hawaii, Hawaii HIV Foundation, and Community Grassroots Organizations.
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