Leadership

  • Princess Best Program Facilitator

    Princess Best is a HIPHOPMOMMA, wife, arts educator and transformational speaker in addition to acting on stage. Best has over 20 years of experience in performing arts and arts education and has dedicated her life to service of feminine empowerment.

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  • Jean-Jacques Guest Facilitator

    Jean-Jacques was born the last child of a magical mother and a powerful painter. His first years in Haiti were filled with color, kite flying, shoeless foot races, sugarcane, nightly serenades to the moon, storytelling and untold hours painting in his father’s studio. He continued the wide-eyed wonder and creativity of his ever-growing childhood shifted to the northeast USA.

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  • Baba Ras D Guest Facilitator

    Baba Ras D, which means “Father of Kings and Queens” is one of One Common Unity’s most veteran facilitators. From 2003 – 2007 he directed our Revel Youth Shine youth program, designed to keep young men and women between the ages of 7 – 25 years of age engaged in positive self, family, and community oriented activities through music.

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  • Andy Shallal Advisory Council

    Since opening his first restaurant in 1985, Andy Shallal has reveled in the role of host— first in Annandale, Virginia and then in Washington DC. His first DC restaurant was Skewers, specializing in Lebanese and Middle Eastern fare at the top of the steps at 1633 P Streets NW.

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  • Colman McCarthy Advisory Council

    Colman McCarthy, born in 1938, is an American journalist, teacher, lecturer, pacifist, anarchist and long-time peace activist. From 1969 to 1997, he wrote columns for The Washington Post. His topics ranged from politics, religion, health, and sports to education, poverty, and peacemaking.

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  • David Foreman Advisory Council

    David Foreman, aka ‘Jali-D,’ is an accomplished percussionist and spoken word artist who simultaneously combines his talents into an art form he calls “Rappercussions.” His intelligent and creative rhymes have entertained and educated both children and adults nationwide.

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  • DJ Kim Advisory Council

    Dreamer, Founder and Caretaker of Java Green Coffee & Tea Inc., DJ Kim is interested in nature, life, and peace and harmony for all beings. One of the key leaders of the green movement in DC, DJ is still active in many organizations he helped found, including One Common Unity and Live Green.

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  • James Gordon, MD Advisory Council

    James Gordon, MD, a Harvard educated psychiatrist, is a world-renowned expert in using mind-body medicine to heal depression, anxiety, and psychological trauma.

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  • Katie Capano Advisory Council

    Katie Capano works as a Family Nurse Practitioner, and weaves the sacred technology of yoga into her healing arts. She also holds certifications in Holistic Healing, Reiki, Shiatsu, Indian Head Massage, Thai Yoga Therapy, and Mind Body Medicine.

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  • Krishna K Roy Advisory Council

    Ms. Krishna K. Roy has worked in the nonprofit sector for 25 years as a consultant and in senior management positions specializing in development, marketing, event planning, and public relations.

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