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International Adviser B-Gifted Foundation


Jenn Joy: Jenn is currently the Owner of Thrasher Rose Vineyard a healthcare advising and consulting service firm in Las Vegas, NV. She previously served as Chief Financial Officer of Nevada Cancer Institute, and consulted in the planning and development of over 25 comprehensive cancer programs on the Southwest Coast and abroad in India and Mexico. Jenn joined B-Gifted in 2016 as a member of the International Advisory Committee and was elected to the Board of Directors. Jenn is dedicated and privileged to develop strategies for modern, cutting edge quality of care in the markets she serves. Jenn is sincerely passionate about healthcare and children’s well being on a global level. With a Tennis Scholarship and a Bachelor's Degree in Business and Nutrition Studies from California State University San Bernardino, Jenn currently lives in the Palm Springs area, CA.  

 

Dan Moody

International Adviser B-Gifted Foundation

A passion for peace has been Dan's focus for decades. He has a genuine interest in people, has used that interest to work for reconciliation across countless religious, racial, and financial boundaries, and has done so in many practical ways. Dan has the ability to work with almost any situation and group of people, whether those people are prison inmates, members of street gangs, churches or synagogues or mosques---or elected public servants in Congress and the White House. Though Dan has served as an ordained minister who was exceptionally well-respected by his congregation, he is most comfortable with real-life interactions and works with people across all denominational barriers. In founding a large prison ministry, in working with government representatives to bring aid to Africa, in effectively working with gang members, and traveling to the front lines of a war zone, Dan has continued to effectively relate and interact with all he meets.

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Mia Matilainen

International Adviser  B-Gifted Foundation

Mia Matilainen,Th.M., is a teacher and a doctoral candidate at the Department of Applied Sciences of Education, University of Helsinki, Finland, doing her Ph.D. (educational sciences) on human rights education in Finnish upper secondary schools. Earlier she worked as a teacher of philosophy, psychology, secular ethics, and religious education in upper secondary schools and had two years with a research grant from the A. Kordelin Foundation. She has also written some teaching materials (guidebooks for teachers) for upper secondary school teachers. Now (2009-ongoing) in addition to doing her Ph.D. she is also teaching teacher-training students at the University of Helsinki. 

 

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John Graham.

International Adviser at B-Gifted Foundation

John Graham was a U.S diplomat for 15 years. His assignments included revoluntionary Libya, Viet Nam, NATO, the US Mission to the UN; and a stint as foreign advisor to Senator John Glenn. Since leaving the Foreign Service in 1980, he has lectured and led seminars worldwide, helping individuals, organizations, and communities successfully tackle the challenges of risk and change.  He joined the Giraffe Project staff in 1983, where he currently serves as Project President and principal speaker/workshop leader.

Mr. Graham has degrees in Geology from Harvard and Engineering from Stanford. He is the authro of 'Outdoor Leadership',  from Mountaineers Books; 'It's Up to Us,'  form the Giraffe Project; and 'Stick Your Neck Out' - A Street Smart Guide to Creating Change in Your Community and Beyond, published by Berett-Koehler.

He tells his audiences and readers that 'courage and caring are crucial to solving tough public problems, and to finding meaning in a world that often seems to be spinning out of control.'  Mr Graham's Philosophy is noted in his very words:  'Life’s an adventure,” he says, “sometimes a risky one. The key is knowing what to take risks for, and how to take them well.”

We at B-Gifted Foundation are proud to have him on board as a strong champion in our efforts and mission..

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