Carole Armel is a management consultant specializing in organization development, matrix management systems, and course design including “Creative Thinking/Critical Thinking” developed with Philip Stein.
Khaled Hassouna, Ph.D. is the Associate Director for Middle East and North Africa Initiatives at the Office of International Research, Education and Development at Virginia Tech. An accomplished environmentalist and
Mahavir (Robert) Homsy, Ph.D. is a retired applied mathematician and electrochemical computational fluid dynamicist. The last half of his career was spent applying decision theory in support of US Government policy in
He and his wife, Maggie, and their two young children spent a year living in the World Community in Bedford following the 2015 loss of all of their possessions in a California wildfire that destroyed 1200 homes, including theirs. No doubt this has been one of the most tangible experiences of impermanence that he will live through in his lifetime. Mahavir and family are living now in St. Helena, CA in the Napa Valley wine country. Among his avocations is a long-standing love of sailing and performing East-Indian music.
Judith Larson has been a teacher for more than 20 years, teaching in both traditional classrooms and schools using the Montessori Method of education. She holds a Masters in Education and is certified in the
Phil Louer studied sociology at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. After college he began working in the building trades and has been operating as a Class A residential contractor since 1980.
Edward Stern worked in the US Department of Labor in Washington, DC for 41 years, as a senior policy/program analyst and supervisory economist. After joining OSHA in 1985, he supervised research
These delivered OSHA decision-making expertise to the public via the Internet. In 1999 and 2000, Stern was the spokesperson on this strategy for Vice President Al Gore’s National Partnership for Reinventing Government. In 2002, he was appointed by the head of EPA to the 2nd Compliance Assistance Advisory Committee. Later, he also served as OSHA’s technical advisor to the U.S. Surgeon General’s workgroup on Second-Hand Smoke. Currently, Stern writes on workplace violence in occupational safety and HR magazines.
Anne Elise Thomas, Ph.D. is a trained ethnomusicologist with expertise in the music and culture of the Middle East. She spent several years living in Jordan and Egypt while she completed her doctoral research.
Shanti Thompson is an executive staff member of Legacy International (Vice President: Training) with more than 30 years experience in program administration, financial management, and grant-writing.