Women and Girls Leadership

    Women and Girls Task Force

    saraSara Jamil is a Muslim Woman, born and raised in Denmark, of Pakistani heritage, and she currently calls Toronto, Canada home. She is a Mother, Mentor, Author and Spiritual Activist. She is a skilled intercultural communicator, navigating various cultures as a world citizen. She engages with ease in interfaith dialogue and bridge-building. Sara uses her agency in disrupting stereotypical narratives and advocating for several initiatives near and dear to her heart.

    Sara holds a Bachelor of Education and has 20 years experience of mentoring women and girls. She is the proud Founder and Visionary Leader of CompassionFirst, a mother-daughter venture on a mission to create a better world one woman at a time. Sara lives compassion by modeling the affirmation, which she coined: "A Better World Starts With Me".

    Lastly, Sara dedicates many volunteer hours as Co-lead Facilitator of the Charter for Compassion International Women and Girls sector.

    donnamillsDonna Mills lives in the aesthetically stunning Pacific Northwest, specifically in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. She is a woman committed to all things that elevate human consciousness. She is a practitioner of the healing arts, an advocate for civil conversations, and a community educator. She is the founder of HumanWell Integrative Healing and Wellness where she sees private clients healing through trauma and grief. On the consulting side of HumanWell she designs integrative workplace wellness programs for large and small businesses. The name HumanWell was created out of her unwavering need to know “How do we human well? We can see where we are missing the mark in society, but where and how are we getting it right?” 

    Donna is a certified caring economy advocate and partnership practitioner through Riane Eisler’s Center for Partnership Studies. She is a fierce advocate for a new narrative of economic success that elevates our collective human wellness and ability to thrive. Donna is a social healing practitioner, a narrative disruptor, and a cultural change agent. She is here to invite society into a deeper conversation about civility and connectivity. She believes that, “and justice for all” means just that. For all.

    Donna earned a degree in Sustainable Small Acreage Farming and Ranching with an emphasis on Small Farm Advocacy, Community Education and Development, and Local Economics. She is a local food systems educator, and thrills in leading community members on local and regional farm tours to meet their farmers, ranchers, and other local artisan and cottage industry craftspeople. She is committed to investing her money in local spending first and foremost.

    Donna is also a Lay Pastoral Minister through the Unitarian Universalist Association and is ordained to perform all many celebrations of life, from unions to end of life doula services. In this work she gently guides humans through the sacred journey of living and dying. She is often called upon to share her insightful wisdom on the divine, and has most recently stepped fully into her role as High Priestess in her Pagan faith. 

    Donna is a mystic, a tarot reader, an intuitive healer, and a conscious thought leader for these changing times. She practices a very intentful and cyclical lifestyle that includes loads of joy, playful exploration, good food, and always, always, more beautiful humans. Indeed, she produced two such beautiful humans herself, her son Dane, and her daughter Rowan. She excels at growing food and wild foraging, loves to be on the water, is a collector of smiles, and can be found spending teatime with her favorite feline, Professor MooseySoftpaws.

    betsyBetsy Spano, Director of Relationship Outreach

     

     

     

    brendaBrenda Gustin, Regional Women and Girls Co-Director Capitol Region, California

    Brenda has always been interested in freeing ourselves from suffering, loosening beliefs and providing tools to clarify our view. Becoming a mother led her to co-create a Sudbury School for children to create from the innate desire to grow into responsible citizens. At The Radiant Health Center she and her colleagues assist adults in doing the same. As VP of Mercey Springs Foundation, she actively engages to highlight the work of great people and co-create the CA Vision 2020 Conferences with The Shift Network. As a BraveHeart Sister, women are healing to prosper and thrive. The Charter for Compassion Women & Girls Sector provides opportunity to share tools and exampleship to those who desire

    collaboration in creating a new world based in peace, harmony and pleasurable experiences for all. Sacred Geometry provides opportunity to learn about the nature within us all. The yantras of the chakras, planets, goddesses and their relationship to our bodies, mind and souls enhance our life journey. Through asana, drawing and painting yantras and mandalas, Brenda and her students open doorways leading to the Art of all things.  

    joanmarieJoan Marie, Regional Women and Girls Co-Director Capitol Region, California
    -- Producer of V2020 Webinar Series

    Joan is an artist, Conscious Touch Educator, and massage practitioner since 1990, serving all ages from infants to elders, foster children, and hospice. She studies the ways of the Magdalene and Our Divinity. Owner of Mirth to Earth, Director with Compassionate Women & Girls, steward of The Red Tent and co-founder of Compassionate Capitol Region. In 2017 Joan received a Certificate of Recognition by the California Legislature Assembly for her work with veterans. Joan has produced InterDependence Day, UN International Day of Peace and in 2014, this Carmichael event represented the United States globally with seven other countries. She is currently producing the webinar series V2020 for CW&G.

    ClayBoykinClay Boykin

    Raising consciousness among men is Clay Boykin’s calling. Clay has recently dedicated his next twenty years to creating circles of men around the world who gather, physically and virtually, to engage in contemplative conversations on the over-arching theme of male spirituality. Using his thirty-eight years as an organizational change agent, and with his deeply held principles of servant leadership, Clay founded the Men’s Fellowship Network. Since 2012, over 20,000 collective man-hours have been invested in exploring the divine masculine and divine feminine essence within every person. Clay’s recently published book, Circles of Men, examines how men come together in a contemplative setting to learn about vulnerability, cultivate trust, hold space, explore the many religious and spiritual traditions, and learn from one another’s life journey. Recently, Clay accepted a volunteer position as Assistant Director of Compassionate Austin, and is developing an initiative for the Charter for Compassion focused on Men and Boys

    breciaBrecia Kralovic-Logan, Regional Director for San Diego, California

    Brecia is an artist, author, and advocate for creativity and women. She is a creative life coach and the author of “The Spiral of Creativity- Mastering the Art of a Spirited Life.” She founded the International Women’s Festival Northwest to honor women’s accomplishments and highlight issues facing women globally; and the Pebble Rebel Award which honors women making a positive difference in their communities. Kralovic-Logan serves as the Southern California representative for the Global Art Project for Peace, and is a member of UNA-USA San Diego. She is the founder of the Women’s Woven Voices project, an international art collaboration that empowers women through writing, weaving and sharing their stories. www.breciacreative.com www.thespiralofcreativity.com www.womenswovenvoices.com breciakl@gmail.com

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