WHAT I DID: Starting with a BA in psychology, my studies evolved through sociology, economics, international relations and global education. I them fostered and developed many projects and programs to help children, teens, adults and seniors, families and communities, locally in New York City and Long Island, nationally, and in the world. I was director of Community Partners for Coordinated Services for Suffolk Community Council, under a grant from Suffolk County, for at-risk and in-need families, developing school, and health and human service networks of support and care. I successfully managed the Dix Hills Performing Arts Center at Five Towns College where I developed programs for marketing, audience building, public relations, membership, customer service and training.
WHAT I DO NOW: Today, I contribute to the world is using psychology and communication training to further movements for political, economic, and environmental sustainability. I do research, development and training as a speaker and workshop leader, providing programs throughout Long Island libraries in personal growth, interpersonal relations and communication, and global education for peace and sustainability, and free programs for the community in a weekly Saturday Night Conversation Club, a monthly Goals Group and a quarterly Wisdom Circle. I developed the Sacred Earth Center website on Earth sustainability, love for nature, and self-care for people working to preserve nature for future generations. As a peacebuilder, I am in ongoing communication with leaders in the United Nations Association, USA, and the Palestinian and Jewish communities. I wrote 7 Keys to Love - Opening Love’s Door to Joy & Well-being.
WHAT I AM INTERESTED IN DOING: I clearly see that to survive as a species we must accelerate the evolution of consciousness, compassion, collaboration, co-intelligence and co-creativity. My current work interests are in: 1) consulting with or working for nonprofit or nongovernmental organizations on project or program development and management, 2) peacebuilding, 3) presenting workshops on human development, interpersonal communication, and global education for peace and sustainability, and 4) sustainable economics for a health planet.
My work is informed by extensive studies and experiences with: