We engage in transformative discourse focusing on education and edification, from emerging voices to wisdom traditions, co-creating generative and resilient futures by bridging gaps and weaving wholeness by and for all our children, living in wellness beyond belief… as a legacy of brave, deep, and abiding love. We are listening.
“The greatest happiness of life is the conviction that we are loved; loved for ourselves, or rather, loved in spite of ourselves.”
– Victor Hugo
Andrea Cohen – Andrea is a passionate human rights defender and supporter of the UN. She is Executive Director of the Iowa United Nations Association dedicated to informing, inspiring, and mobilizing Iowans to support the ideals and vital work of the United Nations: we pursue our desire for actions to speak louder than words.
Lynnclaire Dennis – Lynnclaire is a transdisciplinary scientist, she is a gifted facilitator, able to cross disciplines and business domains. She is the co-founder and visionary of The Mereon Legacy CIC, a nonprofit, Community Interest Company based in the UK; and serves as the director of educational projects, BeLonging.Life and LYNNCLARTY.LOVE.
Dianne Dillon-Ridgely – Dianne is a Board Member on the Center for International Environmental Law, ciel.org and National Wildlife Federation, nwf.org. She has been involved in international environmental protection for over 35 years and with seven US and several UN administrations.
Margaret Ann Goldstein – Ann is Professor Emeritus of Medicine and of Molecular and Cellular Biology at Baylor College of Medicine and Life Member, Clare Hall, Center for Advanced Studies, University of Cambridge. For 40 years she has been training doctors, making medicine of the future in the space program. She has a new deeper broader theory of biology, that each human is designed to function as a seamless whole: M&M 2017 “Human Vision, Cosmic Forces, and the 21st Century Scientist”
David Gould – David is Program Director of the Provost’s Office of Outreach and Engagement and Administrator of the Belin-Blank International Center for Gifted Education as well as founder of the Green Room, Community Conversations.
Laura A. Jana, MD – Laura is the Dr. Spock of our generation and her recent book, The Toddler Brain: Nurture the Skills Today That Will Shape Your Child’s Tomorrow, is both transformative and far-reaching in its impact and insures positive outcomes for future generations. As a pediatrician, early educator, parent, health communicator, and public health professional, her innovative work cuts across silo’d professions, and is sought after by the US Chamber of Commerce. www.drlaurajana.com
Jennifer New – Jennifer is Associate Director at the Obermann Center for Advanced Studies. She facilitates programs, community engagement, and event planning, including RIPE (Reimagining IC Public Education.) She is the author of three books, Dan Eldon: Safari as a Way of Life (Chronicle Books, 2011) being the most recent. She has curated exhibits and co-directed two short documentaries. Jennifer is a lifelong student of yoga and teaches in Iowa City.
Gemma Owusu, is involved in transformative dance and children’s empowerment through creative arts expression, particularly of children whose access to agency is not always evident. She has an interest in geometry and intersections of new languages. Originally from London, she lived in Spain, until moving to Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
Chuck Peters – Chuck spends most of his time on transformational educational practices, with a focus on early reading. He is one of the authors of the Way of Generativity, found at http://www.resonancecenter.com. He is also Board Chair at folience.com.
Daniel Tardy – Daniel is a Visionary. Engineer, Entrepreneur and Socially Conscious Real Estate Developer, Daniel is involved in innovative projects, including, House2Home, Inc, at http://www.contract2home.com and StaynGrow, a better Airbnb that composts, gardens, displays local art, furnishings, and opens for gatherings fostering meaningful community.
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