Evens Anozine has eight years’ experience as a restaurant executive, and is currently a part owner of a café in Manhattan where he is responsible for sales, operations and marketing. Prior to this, Evens was a sales executive at Hammerstein Ballroom, a 2,500 seat event space in the heart of Manhattan. Evens began his professional career as an independent consultant on various projects specializing in Japanese-American business relations including entertainment event promotion and fundraisers. While spending six years in Japan, Evens coordinated the release of an album in Creole and Japanese with Japanese and Haitian musicians, spearheaded a series of lectures at Japanese universities by best-selling author Edwidge Danticat culminating in the publication of her novel Krik? Krak! in Japanese. He also taught English to business professionals. Evens is fluent in English, Japanese, Creole, and French. He also has a Black Belt in Shotokan and Goju Ryu Karate. He is a 1996 graduate of Central Connecticut State University.
Jason Buchheit, RA
Architect, educator and design activist, Jason is a Project Architect at Garrison Architects and was a founding member of Architecture for Humanity New York and acted as the organization’s founding director. He has a longstanding interest in the use of prefabrication in buildings and has explored it through a number of projects during his career. He has worked on projects around the world for cultural institutions and corporate organizations, as well as a number of academic projects around the United States.
“From knowing Jim Luce and his work over the last seven years, I see an ambition and drive to change the world for the better seen only the greatest idealists married with an uncompromising ability to make that change happen which you typically only see in the greatest entrepreneurs. This marriage of idealism and entrepreneurship makes this endeavor captivating on many levels, not just for the extent of change for the better being undertaken… but the intelligence and broad thinking that is applied while doing so.”
A New Mexico native, Montgomery Frazier began his creative career following a four year stint with the Hyatt Corporation, in Manhattan’s artsy Soho District as the Creative Director for the then trendy fashion boutique, Parachute, where he was responsible for dressing an up-and-coming pop icon, Madonna, for ‘Live Aid’ and then such superstar pop idols as Cher, Peter Gabriel, and Duran Duran. His talent and capacity for working with new talent led to editorial and advertorial collaborations with emerging photographers Mario Testino and David LaChapelle. Always ahead of the game with his hand on the ‘pulse of New York,’ Frazier was then offered as staff position as Fashion Director for the revolutionary pop culture medium, MTV. There, Montgomery introduced a generation of “Rock & Rollers” to the world of fashion and style. He styled such MTV classic shows as ‘Remote Control,’ the first season of ‘House Of Style,’ the popular dance show
‘Club MTV’ and the hugely popular ‘Club MTV Tour’ with Paula Abdul, Ton Loc, Milli Vanilli, Lisa Lisa and The Cult Jam, and Information Society. Helping to develop and create a distinctive and signature style for VJ and 80’s pop diva, Downtown Julie Brown, Montgomery was then invited to step in front of the camera as an on-air Fashion Commentator for ‘Club MTV.’ As imaging and style are ultimately a form of communication, it was a natural segue way for Montgomery to lend his talents and resources as Special Features Editor for the extremely hip, youth culture magazine, ‘Project X’ where the term “Generation X” was coined by the New York Times and Vogue. Yet again, Frazier was identifying and profiling pop talents such as Moby, Beck, Bjork, and starlets-in- training Liv Tyler and Mila Jovovich in designs by Alexander McQueen and Hussein Chayalan. From 1998 on, Frazier founded his own production company, MVM Productions to produce events and provide talent with fashion and image strategizing. He is co-chairing the Contemporaries Committee for the Whitney Museum of Contemporary Art. Mr. Frazier is also the consultant for “dressing for success” a series of seminars created for Credit Suisse-First Boston and other corporate and entertainment entities. Frazier’s new company, The Guru Image Development, is an image development “think tank” for product launches and image development.
Émer is the Vice President Environmental Safety and Health Monsanto. She has held a range of positions with increasing responsibility at Monsanto including Director of Manufacturing, Latin America and Director of Manufacturing, Asia Pacific. She has worked at three different manufacturing plants, had two international assignments and been associated with 8 different divisions including Crop Protection, Seeds & Traits, Vegetables, Phosphates, Rubber Chemicals and Animal Science.
She was born in Wick, Scotland and is a dual U.S. / Irish citizen. She received a B.S. Degree in Chemical Engineering from West Virginia University and an MBA in International Business from St. Louis University. Emer’s global business and broad manufacturing experience has had a significant impact on Monsanto employees and contractors on and off the job. Under her leadership, injuries have been reduced at Monsanto by over 50% in the last 8 years, the company’s eco-efficiency has improved significantly, the conditions for migrant workers globally have been enhanced and Monsanto is helping transform safety and human rights in agriculture worldwide.
Émer has served on the Wildlife Habitat Council (WHC) Board of Directors since 2003. She was Chairman of the Board of Directors from 2007-2009 and has been a member of the Executive Committee of the Board since 2005. In 2003, she was recognized at the YWCA Leader Lunch in St. Louis. She has been a member of the St. Louis YWCA Leader Lunch Steering Committee since 2011. Émer is a Global Advisor for Orphans International Worldwide and was a recipient of their 2010 Global Citizenship Award for Leadership in Helping Humanity. Émer is actively involved in turtle conservation efforts, emergency preparedness, and other community projects in Playa Junquillal, Costa Rica. She was recognized by the Playa Junquillal School for her support in 2008.
Through her doctoral study from 2005, Eunhee developed an Intercultural Virtual Exchange pro-gram of Classroom Activities (IVECA) to promote intercultural competence of young students around the world. The goal is to raise interculturally competent global citizens who can contribute to peace and prosperity of their society and the world. For the sustainable implementation of IVECA, she collaborates with universities, technology firms, NGOs, offices of education, and international organizations. Through the IVECA programs, Eunhee internationalizes K-12 school education, teacher professional development, and university courses. By using affordable exiting ICT, she strives to help any students in the world share quality education and foster their understanding towards cultural diversity. Her enthusiasm has been grown from her previous career as a teacher in Korea. She played a key role in the School System Automization campaign under the Ministry of Education, conducted action research to enhance language education lessons, trained peer teachers on the use of technologies, and contributed to several model school projects. Eunhee obtained her Ph.D. and M.Ed. in instructional technology from the University of Virginia in the U.S. She earned her B.Ed. in Elementary Education with concentration in Science Education from Seoul National University of Education in Korea.
Adam is executive director of the Evan B. Donaldson Adoption Institute, a national nonprofit that is the pre-eminent research, policy and education organization in its field. Pertman – a former Pulitzer-nominated journalist – is also Associate Editor of Adoption Quarterly, the premier research journal dealing with adoption and foster care. And he is the author of Adoption Nation: How the Adoption Revolution is Transforming Our Families – and America. In addition, he is the author of many chapters and articles on adoption- and family-related issues in books, scholarly journals and mass-market publications. Before embarking on his current career, Pertman was a senior journalist with The Boston Globe for more than two decades. His positions included Foreign Editor, Washington News Editor, Diplomatic Correspondent, National Political Correspondent, Family and Children’s Issues Reporter, and restaurant reviewer. Adam was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize for his writing about adoption in The Boston Globe.
“Genuinely helping people is not just about getting them through a disaster (though that’s obviously essential); it also must consist of a sustained, sustainable effort to keep them on their feet and then help them to succeed over the long term. That is the goal of this project, and I am very proud to be a part of it.”
Mr. Ray Ricciardi
It was not long after the Internet began making its presence felt that Ray Ricciardi began his pioneering career in Internet sales and marketing. With a visionary spirit, Ray was instrumental in growing the businesses of several technology leaders before founding his own web design and marketing firm, AMMA Marketing. Prior to launching AMMA, at which he designs and markets websites for small businesses and non-profits, Ray was an early search engine marketer. Propelling the growth of the vertical search engine Global Spec, Ray broadened his experience at Jumpfly and YesLocal, where he developed innovative sales and marketing programs that are still in effect today. Living on New York’s Upper East Side, Ray enjoys playing golf, playing music, the ocean, children, and giving back.
“Under the leadership of Jim Luce I see the ambition, talent and drive to change the world for the better!”
Mr. Carl Skelton
Born in Toronto in 1961, carl now lives and works in New York City. In his spare time, he’s the founding director of the Brooklyn Experimental Media Center (BxmC), and the Integrated Digital Media programs of NYU’s Polytechnic Institute. Carl’s current BxmC initiatives include partnerships with people and organizations as diverse as the Municipal Art Society of New York City and the M2C Institut für angewandte Medienforschung, Bremen (Betaville), the Music Technology program at NYU Steinhardt (Emotive Association project), and Microsoft Research (Games for Learning Institute).
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