The Women’s Wisdom Initiative Board of Directors
Caroline Lovell, Founding Director of the Women’s Wisdom Initiative. Caroline is a Transformative Artist and compassionate counselor with a deep commitment to affecting change for women through creativity and self-expression. In 2009 she created Traveling Postcards, a movement that empowers women to share their unique wisdom across borders and bring awareness to humanitarian inequities facing women worldwide. She has a BA in Psychology and Fine Art from the University of Richmond, an MA in Transformative Art and a Masters Certificate in Leadership for Sustainable Change. She is the recipient of the 2012 Arts and Healing Network award. In 2013 she developed Shelter to Shelter a Women’s Wisdom Initiative designed to creatively empower women to speak out against domestic violence and to bring voice, healing and wisdom to women whose lives have been affected by oppression.
Heather Kantor serves on a volunteer basis as WWI’s Board Treasurer, Secretary, and CFO. She is currently the Chief Financial Officer of Peninsula Open Space Trust in Palo Alto. Prior to POST, she was the CFO/VP of Finance & Operations at several local nonprofits including the Marine Science Institute and Business for Social Responsibility. Prior to her non-profit work, she was the VP of Supply Chain Finance at Gap Inc. and a senior auditor at Coopers & Lybrand in Boston, where she received her CPA. Heather started her career as a park naturalist and environmental educator. She holds an MBA from Simmons College in Boston where she developed her interest in gender issues and women’s leadership. She also holds a Masters in Experiential Education from Minnesota State University and a Bachelor of Arts from Hampshire College in Amherst, MA.
Doreen Maller- MFT, PhD
Doreen Maller is an Associate Professor and Associate Chair at John F Kennedy University’s Counseling Psychology Specializations; Holistic Studies as well as a MFT in Private Practice. She holds a PhD in Transformative Learning and Change and a Master’s In Expressive Arts Counseling. Her publications and presentations indicate her broad interests in Academic and Clinical Humility, Expressive Arts, Juvenile Justice Reform, Post-Modern Feminism, Families and Addiction and Community Mental Health. She is the series editor of Praegar Handbook of Community Mental Health and is included on the panel of experts for the Addiction and Recovery website TheFix.com. Prior to a midcareer shift to service, Dr. Maller had a fruitful career in the private sector culminating with a Vice Presidency at Gap, Inc.
Executive Vice President Product and Operations at Ruby Ribbon. Apparel Retail Supply Chain specialist with 20+ years of apparel manufacturing and retail experience, focused on streamlining the product development and sourcing pipes in the supply chain through both operational efficiencies and technology.
Areas of expertise include :
Operations, Supply Chain Strategy, KPI development, PLM, liaison between business and technology. PLC (product life cycle) consultant.
Technical Design Expert
Professor FIT designed and implemented Technical Design course on site and online.
Director Technical Design Gap Inc.
Specialties: Supply Chain; VP Supply Chain Strategy, Sr. Dir. Supply Chain Ops Guess? Inc. Worked with executive leadership to develop and implement strategies that drive speed, or efficiency into the supply chain to achieve margin gains.
Wendy West Brenninkmeijer- MA Counseling Psychology
Wendy is the Founder of Healers West. She is an intercultural Holistic Health Coach for women and teens primarily dealing with issues related to career, relationship,marriage,cancer, chronic illness, birth death and grief. Combining her education in Depth Psychology, Integrative Heath , Complimentary and Alternative Medicine with her unique cross cultural experiences, Wendy appreciates how people from different backgrounds ( economic, religious, social, ethnic, educational and cultural) act, communicate and perceive the world. Wendy speaks Spanish, German and Portuguese and has traveled extensively all over the world. She is a firm believer that one’s journey through life’s challenges, can be understood as a unique opportunity for healing.
Robbin Rasbury- PsyD
Robbin is an Assistant Professor in the MA in Counseling Psychology program, in the College of Graduate and Professionals Studies, at John F. Kennedy University. She received both her MA in Clinical Psychology and her PsyD in Clinical Psychology at the California School of Professional Psychology (CSPP), in Los Angeles, California with an emphasis in Multicultural Community Psychology (MCCP). She is co-author of an article that is (in press) December 2014, Psychology of Sexual Orientation and Diversity Journal. As a clinician she has worked in various community mental health and hospital settings with youth, families, and adults, who were people of color & of immigrant status in the Los Angeles and Bay Area. In Alameda County, she worked individually and in groups with women survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault with substance abuse histories. In Los Angeles, she conducted a year-long weekly group for women survivors of sexual assault in an outpatient substance abuse treatment program.