WHAT I DID: Starting with a BA in psychology, my studies evolved through sociology, economics, international relations and global education. I then 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 and customer service. We went form being a start-up to having over 10,000 active, happy customers.
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. I provide programs in Zoom. 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.
* You can view the Commonwealth for Earth & Humanity YouTube Channel.
* You can join a special monthly Zoom program open to the general public on Recovery Wisdom.
WHAT I AM INTERESTED IN DOING: I clearly see that to survive as a species we must accelerate the evolution of consciousness, compassion, collaboration, creativity and wisdom. 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:
2020, Host, Zoom Group on Recovery Wisdom
2020, Cofounder, Conscious Evolution Roundtable
2020, Host, Producer, Commonwealth for Earth & Humanity YouTube Channel
2020, Writer, Creator, Sacred Earth Center website
2019-Present, Developer, The Earth Solutions Project
2019, Group Facilitator, Planetary Civilization Council
2018-2019, Founder, Facilitator, Quarterly Wisdom Circle
2016-2019, Facilitator, Saturday Night Conversation Club
2016, Proposed an annual Sacred Earth Conference
2015-Present, Founder, Commonwealth for Earth & Humanity
2014-Present, Workshop Presenter in Personal Development, Relationship Development and Global Development
2013-2020, Advisor, Lake Victoria Peace & Sustainability Center, Kenya
2009, Author, 7 Keys to Love
2006-2012, Founder, ABCD, African Business & Community Development Project
2005-2010, Founder, President, Long Island Men's Center
2002-2014, Executive Director, Dix Hills Performing Arts Center
2000-2002, Fundraiser, Three Village Boys & Girls Club and Central Suffolk Hospital
2000, UN Affiliation of the International Network of Peace Museums
1998-2000, Program Director, Suffolk Community Council
1995-1998, Founder, Metropolitan Peace Museum Project for NYC
1985-1990, Staff, NYC Parks & Recreation
1985, Initiated the Concert for the Earth with Paul Winter, United Nations Environment Program
1979-1985, Founder, Universal Children's Gardens, a UN affiliated NGO
1979-1981, Staff, Planetary Citizens, a UN affiliated NGO