Advisory Committee


These amazing leaders are providing expert guidance and support to help insure that our 2018 conference is an outstanding experience for participants and contributes to moving California forward as a beacon of positive change. We thank them for their passion and enthusiasm for our conference!



Shariff Abdullah
Founder/President, Commonway Institute

Joan Blades
Founding Partner, Living Room Conversations

Rinaldo Brutoco
Founding President, World Business Academy

Kevin Danaher
Co-founder, Global Exchange

Brenda Gustin
Vice President, Mercey Springs Foundation
Charter for Compassion

Laura Hansen
Board President, Chill Sacramento

Asif Haq
Learning Director, SALAM Community

J Manuel Herrera
Trustee, East Side Union High School District

Sister Jenna
Spiritual Leader, Director, Radio Host
Brahma Kumaris Meditation Museums
America Meditating Radio

Pastor Joy Johnson
Senior Pastor
Higher Hope Christian Church

Anodea Judith
Founder, Sacred Centers

Stacey Lawson
Executive Vice Chairman, Ygrene

Jared "Gagan" Levy
Board Chair, Social Venture Network

Diana Martinez
Vice President, International
World Peace Rose Gardens

Marcelo Garzo Montalvo
Educator, Transnational Indigenous Activist

Belvie Rooks
Co-Founder, Growing a Global Heart

Bill Shireman
President/CEO, Future 500

Marc Strauch
Partner, Living Economy Advisors

Daniel Sunshine
Co-Founder, CEO, Responsive Intelligence

Sylvia Villalobos
Co-Creator/President, International
World Peace Rose Gardens

Gregory Wendt
Co-Founder, Living Economy Advisors

Felicia "Fe Love" Lenee Williams
Founder, Compassionate Arts in Action

Elaine Whitefeather
Executive Director, A Community for Peace

Conference Leadership Team

Executive Producers:
Stephen Dinan, Lora O’Connor and Anasa Troutman

Lead Producer:
Janet Walden

Michelle Alexander