Leadership

  • Maryrose Dolezal Advisory Council

    Maryrose has been working with FOR since 1999. She has a BA in Women’s Studies and Anthropology from Hamline University, a certificate in Peace and International Development from Universidad de Jueme I, and expects her MA in Nonprofit Management from Hamline in 2006.

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  • Michael Nesbitt Advisory Council

    Michael Nesbitt is a 27 -year old Washingtonian. He is a proud graduate of the DC’s public school system. In 2006, Michael earned a BA in Sociology/Anthropology from Carleton College in Northfield, MN.

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  • Michelle James Advisory Council

    Michelle James is a creativity catalyst and coach who has been using universal creative principles and the process of emergence as the basis for her work with thousands of people – individuals, corporations, and communities – for the past 14 years.

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  • Mikuak Rai Advisory Council

    In 2000, Mikuak helped co-found OCU, an inter-generational community of healing artists, spiritual warriors, and peace workers. It is through this organization that Mikuak has been able to serve the greater community, by providing alternatives and solutions to violence via creative self-expression and self-development.

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  • Nicole Bacon Advisory Council

    Nicole Bacon is a staff attorney with Legal Services of Northern Virginia in the Alexandria office. She obtained a B.A. in Psychology with a minor in Spanish from the University of Virginia and later earned her J.D. from American University Washington College of Law.

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  • Shahid Buttar, JD Advisory Council

    Shahid Buttar joined American Constitutional Law in May 2005 as Associate Director for Communications and Outreach, and graduated from Stanford Law School in 2003. In addition to his work at ACS, Shahid is a poet, media activist and grassroots organizer committed to helping kickstart countercultural (r)evolution.

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  • Suchinta Abhayaratna Advisory Council

    Suchinta Abhayaratna practices and teaches Creative Holistic Integration (CHI) – a comprehensive, educational and experiential energy-based process that facilitates and supports holistic self-care through individual sessions and group workshops.

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  • Taj Anton Brown Advisory Council

    Taj Anton Brown is the Senior Manager of Capacity and Development for the Children’s Defense Fund Freedom Schools program, based in Washington, DC.

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  • Dr. Tracee Jamison-Hooks Advisory Council

    Dr. Tracee Jamison-Hooks (formerly Dr. Tracee Lynn Jamison) received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering from Howard University, a Master of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering from Michigan State University, and a PhD in Electrical Engineering from North Carolina A&T State University.

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  • Vincent Guang Hu Advisory Council

    Vincent Guang Hu is a graduate of the Institute for Integrative Nutrition in New York, accredited with the American Association of Drugless Practitioners, and certified as a Health Counselor in Integrative Nutrition through Columbia University’s Teacher’s College, also in New York.

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