Frank Dixon advises businesses, governments and other organizations on sustainability, system change and enhancing financial performance through increased corporate responsibility. For seven years, he was the Managing Director of Research for Innovest Strategic Value Advisors, the largest corporate sustainability research firm in the world. His work overseeing the sustainability analysis of the world’s 2,000 largest companies made it clear that systemic issues compel all companies to operate unsustainably by making full impact mitigation impossible. Read more...
Sue Alexander is Dean of Student Emerita at Wheaton College (Massachusetts) and currently works as an education consultant and an independent investigator for the Juvenile Court. She has a longstanding interest in nonprofit organizations which provide leadership development for women and girls
Mr. Tshering Jamtsho, the proprietor of Sky Travels, is one of Bhutan Nuns Foundation’s valued supporters. He serves as one of BNF’s Advisory Committee Members. Mr. Tsheirng Jamtsho lives in the US as well as in Bhutan, leading tours groups from around the globe. Because of his genuine care for humanity, he has been very kind in introducing donors to support the Buddhist nuns of Bhutan through the BNF
Silvia Hansel lives in Switzerland, where she has worked as a translator and editor. She is President of Bhutan Nuns Education Fund, a Swiss association, and a member of Switzerland Bhutan Society SSB. Her involvement with BNF dates back to 2012 and is particularly focused on creating and managing educational facilities for Bhutanese nuns
Sarah McKusick has a long history of fiber art design and photography, and now owns a small travel business for retreats and exploration around the world, including Bhutan. She has served on educational boards and raised money for various women’s health organizations. She has been involved with BNF since it’s inception. She and her husband run a farm in New England, USA raising goats and horses, and own and manage a guesthouse.
As a long-time friend, Ariane Krumholz, worked with Dr. Tashi Zangmo at the very start of BNF as an NGO, writing grant proposals to Global Fund for Women in 2009. Ariane was instrumental in gathering BNF's first western Advisory Committee, to aid in fund-raising and planning with Tashi for the further education of the Buddhist nuns of Bhutan. She brings 3 decades of senior public health leadership experience to the BNF committee. Ariane lives in Amherst, MA, and serves as Chair of the Health Care Administration masters' degree program of Marlboro College Graduate and Professional Studies in New England.
Kutira Decosterd is a heart-centered spiritual leader, author, musician, artist and an award recipient for her pioneering work in environmental sustainability. Born and raised in Switzerland she lives with her husband Raphael, an internationally recognized musician, in Hawaii/USA. They are co-creators of the Maui Eco Retreat, a sustainable organic paradise in Hawaii and founders and directors of the Kahua Hawaiian Institute established in 1985, where they offer their transformational work and teachings with students from around the world. Read more...
Her longtime friendship with HM the Queen Mother of Bhutan has inspired her in supporting the Nuns of Bhutan since its inception. In 2007 Kutira and Raphael produced the CD “The Sacred Feminine Voices of Bhutan”. This beautiful prayer album brings a steady flow of donations and awareness to the plight of the Nuns to the visitors and listeners worldwide. Her Sacred Journeys to Bhutan empower and celebrate the divine feminine spirit.
Carmen Busquets is Venezuelan by birth, but she lives and travels all over the world and Bhutan has become one of her favorite places on Earth. Recently she has come into contact with Bhutan Nuns Foundation and she is passionate about supporting the cause of the Foundation. She has met with Her Majesty, Queen Mother, Tshering Yangdon Wangchuck, Patron of the foundation on several occasions and discussed about how she might be able to help the Foundation. Read more...
Carmen is also known as fairy godmother in the fashion world. Pioneer of luxury fashion and e-commerce entrepreneur, her work has always been a platform for supporting craftsmanship, heritage and technology, and has thrived as a ‘laboratory’ of disruptive ideas that continue to grow. Since Carmen’s entry into the industry in 1992, approximately 10,000 jobs have been created from her investments. Supporting the Buddhist Nuns in Bhutan through Bhutan Nuns Foundation to become sustainable and self-sufficient may well turn out to be another disruptive idea of Carmen’s for many out there!