Mary is founder and executive director of the Global Peace Foundation. 1998 she began working with HH Dalai Lama's Dept of Religion and Culture to assist Tibetan refugees throughout the Himalayan region. Establishing the Compassionate 2000 Sponsorship Program for 100 refugee monks and nuns. Jampa Project with the Tibetan Center for Human Rights and Democracy, India, assisting refugees fleeing torture in Chinese prisons in Tibet. Peace Seed Gardens Project. Emergency Fund Refugee Medical Aid Project. With the assistance of many devoted sponsors and volunteers we established long term projects throughout the Himalayan region including Bhutan with the assistance and guidance of Mr Nim Dorje.
Under the guidance of Lakota Elder Delores White Hat, Mary directed projects to assist Elders on Rosebud Reservation, South Dakota.
BA Psychology and Religious Studies SUNY.Board Certified Crisis Counselor and fire fighter / first responder.
Mary received the United States President's Call to Service Award from President Bush in recognition for life time achievement of 4000 hours of volunteer work to assist communities and individuals at home and abroad.
Jo Todd PhD
Senior Board Member and Intercultural Advisor
Pacifica Graduate Institute
MA Counseling Psychology St Edward's University
Human Services / Counseling St Edward's University
President Austin Jung Society
Dr Todd's years of experience of intercultural dialogue and exchange is invaluable to our foundation. Her guidance has benefited our board of directors and our projects for many years.
Margaret H. Berggren MBA
Senior Board Member and Financial Director
MBA University of Texas
Maggie has shared her vast financial experience and direction with the board for many years.
Her dedication to multiple projects has benefited the board and recipients of the projects we operate. She continues to advise us on all matters financial and other important project development matters. Her expertise and dedication has benefited our foundation for many years.