In addition to the above positions, we are sourcing people in every city from our classrooms to our staffrooms and from our boardrooms to those residing in the corridors of government to become official Goodwill Ambassadors taking on a voluntary leadership role. Goodwill Ambassadors are working and connecting with organisations to create collective diverse networks in each community. Our networks are designed to collaborate to create initiatives which promote a national campaign and provide opportunities for engaging the nation to embrace the courage to choose the kinder option in all matters, understanding every act of courage is tempered with kindness because both are selfless and should never be mistaken for weakness.

Director -World Kindness USA (San Francisco CA)
Mr. Will Glennon
Will is seen as the original pioneer of the kindness movement in the USA being the founder of Random Acts of Kindness Foundation which was established in 1996 . A lawyer by trade and successful book publisher, Will found himself becoming a voice for Kindness, representing the USA at the international table following a series of serendipitous events. In 2012 he served as a member of the International Council, having been one of the founding members of the World Kindnesss Movement in 1997. Since stepping down from his involvement with the global movement, he had been observing the energy and growth of the kindness community within the United States for some years  with increasing optimism. It became very clear to him that the moment had arrived for the US kindness community to take the next step of evolution to organize in a way that will facilitate collaboration, innovation and the inclusion of all sectors. It is in that spirit that Will has re-entered the space to encourage a nation to join with  World Kindness USA on a national platform of collaboration based on a foundation of kindness.   director@worldkindnessusa.org

Executive Member WKUSA National Board  (Denver Colorado)
Ms Cam Vuksinich
Was on of the first to join World Kindness USA and has provided a tremendous value add as a respected member of her community who shared the values and mission of World Kindness USA long before the was a WKUSA. Cam is the Founder of One World One Heart Project, a non profit which was established in 2010, dedicated to helping people live healthier, more fulfilling lives through altruism: she’s based out of Denver and became a founding member of World Kindness USA in April 2018 . In addition to this, Cam has run her own successful business as a highly regarded facilitator, trainer and executive coach at Creative Insights LLC for over 20 years. Cam was an easy first choice to be a Goodwill Ambassador having worked in this space delivering workshops to corporations exploring the power of purpose over the bottom line. With over 30 years invested in independent research of psychology, philosophy, comparative religions, adult learning, group dynamics, cultural and consciousness studies, Cam is well qualified to play a lead role in assisting organizations meet the KPI’s (Kindness Performance Indicators).  Her passion and commitment to seeing a kinder world realized in our lifetime is truly authentic as she embodies the spirit of kindness in her daily life. We are grateful Cam’s path has crossed ours and look forward to bringing a diverse range of people togther to bridge the divides. Goodwill.Ambassador@worldkindnessusa.org.

Executive Member WKUSA National Board  (Los Angelas CA)
Ms Michel A. Powers Esq
Firstly, Michele is mom to a 10 year old and knows firsthand about the demands and joys of having a fulltime profession and family. Michele has almost 20 years of experience (over 10 as a partner) in a large 900+ corporate law firm handling high stakes trials, litigation, dispute resolution and consulting on regulatory compliance. She understands the corporate environment and mentors clients to increased confidence and success. Michele is a Certified Life Purpose and Success Coach, by the Life Purpose Institute© an International Coaching Federation (ICF) accredited institution. Michele empowers successful lawyers and executives to step more fully into your leadership vision. Create the legal practice and high-level career that you desire. Understand emotional intelligence and why it is integral to your success. Michel guides her clients to have a successful legal practice, executive career or meaningful life ensuring they are equipped with the skills that promote inclusion, team building, creativity and an understanding of oneself as well as others.  Her business Elite Lawyer Coaching became a Founding Member in April and together we are in discussions with the American BAr Association to place Kindness on The Agenda.

 

 

Chief Advisor To The Board  Strategic Planning  (Sydney Australia )
Mr Michael Lloyd-White
Michael is an agent for positive change with an extensive background in strategic planning, having consulted on staffing strategies for the Olympics and Commonwealth Games. Since 2011 Michael has been the Chair of the peak national body, World Kindness Australia and in 2012 at the London 7th General Assembly, became the first elected Secretary General to the prestigious peak international body, The World Kindness Movement, representing 27 nations. In this capacity , Michael secured former non-member nations’ participation in the global campaign for a kinder world delivering the Australian Prime Minister’s Message at the launch of World Kindness China in Hong Kong in 2013. Following chairing the 8th International Council Meeting in Paris, he met with the Minister of the Prime Minister of Thailand to discuss hosting the 1st World Leaders Kindness Summit in Bangkok. In 2017 he delivered the current Australian Prime Minister’s Message of Support in Seoul, & chaired the  9th General Assembly for the World Kindness Movement’s 20th Anniversary, where he successfully presented Australia’s City of Gold Coast bid to receive an international endorsement as a “World Kindness City.” Michael was presented with the President’s International Achievement Award to recognise his accomplishments on behalf of the movement during his 5 year term. He was later honored in Australia as
“Most Inspiring Man of the Year 2018  for mens mental health” (Previous recipients include the Australian Deputy Prime Minister and Australian Minsiter for Foriegn Affairs & Trade).  Since stepping down as Secretary General in Sept 2017, Michael has accepted the challenge to be the  Chief Advisor to the Board for World Kindness USA. He continues to deliver passionate keynote addresses to engage, inspire and influence leaders and people of influence, on how a kinder world can be realised in our lifetime. Email info@worldkindnessusa.org

Member WKUSA National Advisory Board  Health Care & Research (New York)
Dr Stephen G. Post, Ph.D
Stephen is the best-selling author of Why Good Things Happen to Good People: How to Live a Longer, Happier, Healthier Life by the Simple Act of Giving (Random House). He has been quoted in more than 4000 national and international newspapers and magazines, including The New York Times, Parade Magazine, “O” Magazine, The US News & World Report, and Psychology Today. He has been interviewed on numerous television shows including Nightline, The Daily Show, and John Stossel. Dr Post has taught at the University of Chicago Medical School, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine (1988-2008), and Stony Brook University School of Medicine (2008-), where he is Founding Director of the Center for Medical Humanities, Compassionate Care, and Bioethics (designated as a special strength of the Stony Brook School of Medicine by the LCME visiting committee 2011). He is an elected member of the College of Physicians of Philadelphia, the New York Academy of Medicine, and the Royal Society of Medicine, London. Post served as a Becket Research Fellow at St. Hugh’s College, Oxford. His research had been supported by the National Institute on Aging, the National Human Genome Institute, and the National Institute of Mental Health, as well as by numerous private foundations. Dr Post addressed the U.S. Congress on volunteerism and public health, and received the Congressional Certificate of Special Recognition for Outstanding Achievement. He was selected as the Public Member of the United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE) Composite Committee (2000-2005), and reappointed for “greatly appreciated contributions.” In 2012, Dr Post received the Pioneer Medal for Outstanding Leadership in HealthCare from the HealthCare Chaplaincy Network. He received the Kama Book Award in Medical Humanities from World Literacy Canada in 2008, and the “top notch” public speaking award from the Ohio Endowment for the Humanities. We welcome Stephen to the team and look forward to collaborating on the strategic plan to create a kinder world. info@worldkindnessusa.org

Member WKUSA National Advisory Board  Health Care (Philadelphia Pennsylvania)
Dr Lorraine Dickey MD MBA
Lorraine is a physician with 30 years in health care as a board certified physician in Neonatology and Palliative Medicine. She is also a patient for17 years in the US healthcare system after catastrophic ski accident in 2001 including head injury and living with breast cancer since 2013. Her passion is improving the experience of receiving and providing health care for patients, family members and staff. Lorraine has made it he mission and founded The Narrative Initiative, LLC, to provide opportunities for professionals and the public to share short personal stories in a safe, facilitated narrative fashion demonstrated by research to immediately improve critical listening and communication skills, enhance resilience, improve team cohesion, and validate difficult experiences. Committed to research that advances the fields of narrative work and narrative medicine. In April 2018 The Narrative Initiative, LLC became a Founding member of World Kindness USA and Lorraine was invited to sit on the WKUSA National Advisory Board. The Narrative Kindness Project: gives handmade Japanese origami cranes to recognize authentic kind acts –performed through words, actions, or kind acts of omission — to promote KINDFULNESS, the intentional and mindful expression of kindness. info@worldkindnessusa.org

Goodwill Ambassador (Laguna Beach CA)
Ms Shadi Pourkashef

Shadi Pourkashef is a mother, composer/conductor and a teacher, recognized for her fierce advocacy to find a solution to bullying inspired by her son in 2011, she was chosen by the Woodcanyon Elementary school principal to become the CAC (Community Advisory Committee) Representative of the school for the Capistrano Unified School District. For Shadi the urgency to address her son’s situation quickly turned into an urgency to address this epidemic within her community. Shortly after, Shadi became a board member of the CAC, serving on the Ability Awareness Programs Committee. While this committee had developed wonderful teaching programs on tolerance, acceptance and understanding towards children with special needs, it became apparent that the area of bullying wasn’t being directly addressed. In December of 2012 she saw the opportunity to fill in where their proposed programs had limited reach and founded Ability Awareness Project, a non-profit based in Laguna Beach, California with the mission to build a united interconnected world, free of bullying. Ability Awareness Project has developed an online educational platform at www.KindAndSafeSchools.org and a total of 7 presentations for parents, educators and students K-12+ providing anti-bullying education She became a founding Member in June 2018 and a Goodwill Ambassador for Laguna Beach. With the support of her city council she has acheived so much in a short time and we are very grateful for her commitment and passion to the global campaign for a kinder world. . Email info@worldkindnessusa.org

Goodwill Ambassador  (Phoenix Arizona)
Ms ShaRon Rea
ShaRon Rea is a champion for outstanding family relationships, as owner, author and
communication specialist with The Whole Family Coaching . Her joy and purpose is to
educate and inspire parents, children and adults to live together with love, respect and
cooperation. ShaRon is a dynamic facilitator, teaching tools to achieve “family wholeness” by
combining evidence-based curriculum with real life effective relationship and communication
skills. The magic happens for everyone when they learn to process information differently,
making it possible to find understanding between what someone said, what was heard and what
was really meant. Families can now triumph because everyone has the opportunity to be
accepted for exactly who they are. ShaRon has a strong business background that encompasses more than 30 years’ experience in the fields of communication, education, childcare, government and public service. A sampling
where her leadership talents drove success are: lobbyist representing clients before the New
York State Legislature; communications director and event manager with a NY law firm; project
manager for the Make-A-Wish Foundation® of Arizona and executive board member for a
variety of non-profit organizations. She is founder of the global movement No Judgment Just Love whose mission is to inspire humanity to live together withunconditional love…one courageous action at a time. No Judgment Just Love shifts negativity, smooths discourse and brings peace to every soul. info@worldkindnessusa.org

Goodwill Ambassador – Community (Denver Colorado)
Ms Cher Cruz

Cher has worked in the field of finance for the last 25 years. She has expertise in lending and international equity sales trading and has worked in New York, Hong Kong, Europe, Latin America and currently resides in Lakewood, Colorado.  Cher is a connector who loves to learn, share, and inspire to ignite meaningful conversation. She believes we can bring individuals and businesses together to become opportunity makers to foster collaboration that is impactful for the greater good of community.  She is a leader in business and the service community.  As the Chairperson of the Lakewood Services Organization Coalition and President of South Jeffco Rotary, Cher is passionate about supporting programs that focus on literacy, peace and the environment.   Cher founded the Lakewood Bully Awareness Project, and is President of Hog Haven Farm, an animal rescue.  She believes kindness bridges all divides and loves to mentor and work with all members of society.  Cher has been married for 29 years and has twin boys who are 19. World Kindness USA welcomed her as a Founding Member in April 2018 and Cher hit the ground running providing a tremendous value add with the introduction to the school district and city. info@worldkindnessusa.org

Goodwill Ambassador  (San Diego CA)
Ms Tristaca McRay

Tristaca McCray is the Founder of NERDS RULE INC, a leading humanitarian organization that gives communities, schools, partners in the United States and around the world a healthy start, the opportunity to learn and become effective leaders. In 2011 her first year the helm of NERDS RULE INC., Tristaca deployed a bold strategic framework to guide and grow her hometown humanitarian organization’s impact for youth, teens and young adults dealing with Bullying, Domestic Violence and Suicide Prevention by 2020 through scale and innovation. As a respected and nationally recognized leader in the community and nonprofit sector, her organisation NERDS RULE INC is now a Founding Member of the World Kindness USA. Tristaca is is the recipient of San Diego’s Most Influential Person In The Community Award  and in 2016 the White House Award for Nonprofit Global “Change Maker” by The First Lady Michelle Obama and President Obama— United State Of Women.​ We welcome NERDS RULE to the campaign for a kinder world look forward to working with Tristaca as a WKUSA Goodwill Ambassador for the City of San Diego.   email info@worldkindnessusa.org

Goodwill Ambassador  (Miami Florida)
Ms Lizette Restrepo
Liz is a former MTV Host, originally from Queens, New York, she lived in Colombia exploring her roots and in Mexico establishing her NFP.  Her rich tapestry of life lived experiences inspired her dedication for kindness after experiencing abuse, violence, emotional abandonment and neglect first hand as a child. As a result Lizette wears many hats as a community minded business women, life coach, and founder of  two Non Profits, I AM BENEVOLENCE and Help and Happiness Foundation. I AM BENEVOLENCE is a global movement designed to inspire people of all ages, race, color, religion, and gender to come together as one human family by performing guided kindness through random acts of kindness for their neighbors and community. Her Help and Happiness Foundation, provides hospice to severely ill. Personally, she has opened the doors of her home to people in distress due to life’s hardships. As a life coach, Liz’ focuses on those struggling with depression, divorce, career and major life transitions, family counseling, at-risk teens and teen pregnancy. Despite her hectic schedule she finds time to volunteer as a guardian for foster children. Her story is currently being chronicled in her memoirs, set to be published in 2019. We welcome liz to the team and are greatful for her authentic representation as an emissary of kindness email info@worldkindnessusa.org

Goodwill Ambassador  (Boulder, CO)
Ms Victoria St.John
Victoria is known as A “ballsy” city girl, Having made her mark with bold concepts and an intrepid desire to find and/or create the next big idea. She raised over $2million in funding, branded 50+ businesses, served on several Chamber Boards and was featured on 20/20. At 40, diagnosed with ADD her career focus shifted, she spent 9 years working to better understand ADD and related disorders, identifying critical social & economic problems in the process. Advocating for Neurodiversity, looking to empower other adults who sit in the state of confusion she once knew only to well, Victoria sees global collaboration as imperative when the world is divided by Politics, Hierarchy, Racism, and Religion.  As co founder of  Sexy Genius  she has built a social platform for the Neurodiverse community and felt it was the perfect timing to become a Founding Corporate Member and add value World Kindness USA’s big picture supporting the global platform to challenge the stigma associated with Spectrum Disorders and promote awareness, acceptance and intrigue around the Neurodivergent mind. Her  personal philosophy, “We are leaders, risk takers and big thinkers. We embrace our fears and accept our failures. We do not stand in judgment of others, we accept everyone for exactly who they are, and where they are in their own journey.We are so grateful to have Victoria’s amazing mind join with others in our quest to create a national platform for collaboration based on a foundation of kindness. info@worldkindnessusa.org

Goodwill Ambassador  (Solvang CA)
Ms Karen Palmer
Karen is President and CEO of Eco-Angel Enterprise; a non-profit organization dedicated to bringing environmental education, compassion, kindness, and mindfulness to schools and in April 2018 became a founding member of World Kindness USA. . She is the Founder of her local Earth Day and creator of “Let’s Save Our Earth” a board game to empower children.   She believes in being a #voiceforthevoiceless and helps many other non-profit organizations and animal rescue. Karen is also a professional public and motivational  speaker hosting several several popular online shows. She was Event Director for “Global Women’s Summit” and currently Director of Marketing for “Global Prosperity and Peace Initiative.  Karen is a successful non-profit business leader, Best-Selling Author, Game Designer, with a strong social media presence, An Angel to many, Karen is also an award-winning  singer and songwriter and will be going on tour for “The Spirit of Love” in 2018 teaching self-love, kindness, and cooperation through concerts, workshops, and community events  . email info@worldkindnessusa.org

Goodwill Ambassador  (San Francisco CA)
Nanci Besser-Reed
Nanci became a Founding member of World Kindness USA in April 2018 and as a writer, speaker, and conscious lifestyle engagement specialist it seemed a natural progression to join the USA’s first national platform for collaboration based on a foundation of kindness. Nanci meets her clients where they are in the present and help guide them along their journey towards remembering that empowered living is our natural state.  She is the founder of Go Kindly and has been working in this space for 10years. As a new mum the mission to create a kinder world for our children to inherit is just as important as when she wrote her first book. Nanci says, “Go Kindly is empowered living through conscious decision-making and practical spirituality. It’s not a “random” act; it’s a conscious Kindness lifestyle.”Whether you want to relate better with coworkers, employees, family members, romantic partners, strangers on the street, customers, or to yourself and to your own body, kindness is the key to improved interactions. Naci’s Go Kindly philosophy is made up of three components. You may choose to engage me for one, two, or all three, depending upon your desired results. 1) Work Kindly 2) Live Kindly 3) Move Kindly. We welcome Nanci’s contribution to the team and have no doubt her wealth of experience in this space will add incredible value. info@worldkindnessusa.org

Goodwill Ambassador  (Entertainment, Music, Arts, Film ,Theater, Galleries, Museums) Wanted
The arts is an influential sector on the nations cultural mindset and as more artists join the campaign for a kinder world we are seeking nominations for industry professionals and artists who would like to play a lead role to assist others in their sector become involved and collaborate on developing a culture of kindness within an industry industry which too often can become compromised by fame and money. email
info@worldkindnessusa.org

Goodwill Ambassador (Business) Wanted As more and more businesses join the campaign for a kinder world and become Corporate Members, we are seeking nominations for business leaders who would like to play a lead role to assist others in their sector  become involved and collaborate on developing a culture of kindness within our business communities and Chambers of Commerce. email  info@worldkindnessusa.org

Goodwill Ambassador   (Education & Research) Wanted As more schools and educational institutions join the campaign for a kinder world we are seeking more nominations for individuals who would like to play a lead role to assist others in their sector become involved and collaborate on developing a culture of kindness within our US school communities. info@worldkindnessusa.org

Goodwill Ambassador   (IT) Wanted IT is an absolute essential sector to address as society moves more into the world of high tech digital space and it is important we have representation to ensure kindness is considered in these development so as not to disonect us from our humanity. We are looking for leaders in social media to join the campaign for a kinder world we are seeking more nominations for individuals who would like to play a lead role to assist others in their sector become involved and collaborate on developing a culture of kindness within a growing IT sector. info@worldkindnessusa.org

Goodwill Ambassador   (Sport) Wanted
Seeking roles models in sports, whether its be Basketball, Tennis, Golf,  Baseball,bFootball. Soccer, or our Olympians to ensure that the way we conduct ourselves on the sports field inspires our youth to be the best they can be. We are looking for leaders in ithis space to be emisaries of kindness encouraging the nation to join in the campaign for a kinder world by plaingy a lead role to assist others in their sector become involved and collaborate on developing a culture of kindness within a US Sport’s sector so what happens on tour is something we are proud to share on Facebook. info@worldkindnessusa.org

Goodwill Ambassador   (Media) Wanted
The Media is an influential sector on the nation’s cultural mindset and as more journalists join the campaign for a kinder world we are seeking nominations for industry professionals and journalists who would like to play a lead role to assist others in their sector become involved and collaborate on developing a culture of kindness within an industry which too often can become compromised by the headlines. email
info@worldkindnessusa.org