INDEPENDENT CONSULTANT FOR NGOS (PRAGUE/ISLAMABAD)
DR. MARILYN WYATT
Dr.Wyatt holds a PhD in Comparative Literature from John Hopkins University, USA and has served as the Director of Communications at the Aspen Institute, as the Cultural Attache at the U.S. Embassy in Prague and currently serves as the Director of Global Programs for BoardSource, the Global Forum on NGO Governance. Marilyn currently lives in Islamabad, Pakistan with her husband, U.S. Ambassador Cameron Munter.
PARTNER & CO-CHAIR, INTERNATIONAL ARBITRATION PRACTICE, DLA PIPER NYC
The Global Arbitration Review has named Ms. Salomon one of the world's top 30 women in international arbitration and one of its "45 under 45" in international arbitration. Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business cites her, noting that clients describe her as "a fantastic lawyer who is a key driving force behind the firm's growth in international arbitration." She is included in the International Who's Who of Commercial Arbitration, where she is one of only 532 commercial arbitration lawyers worldwide recognized by that publication, and in the International Who's Who of Business Lawyers and the Guide to the World's Leading Women in Business Law. In 2005, Ms. Salomon won a Burton Award for Legal Writing Excellence for her article analyzing the major international arbitration rules.
PSYCHOLOGIST, NEWPORT BEACH, CALIFORNIA
DR. BOBBY LOVELL
Bobby has a Dr. of Psychology, a Masters in Social Ecology from University of California, Irvine; a MA and PhD in Psychology from CSPP, San Diego, California. Her Bachelors of Art was in English and Political Science from UCLA and she has practiced for over 20 years. She ran a nursery school for visiting foreign families in Los Angeles, matching them with up to 50 American volunteers per week, all meeting in her yard. Dr. Lovell also ran a business helping home owner associations on all kinds of environmental issues and was very active in environmental groups. She was chair of the Coastal Commission Advisory group that helped write the Master Plan for the City of Newport Beach which helped to keep public access to the beach and bay. She is a very proud grandmother, while still running her practice.
PRESIDENT AND CEO OF INDEPENDENT TELEVISION SERVICE (ITVS)
ITVS is the leading provider of independently produced programs for PBS in San Francisco, California. Since 1991, ITVS has funded and presented more than 500 shows for public television. She is also Executive Producer of Independent Lens, a 29-week national series for PBS. Prior to taking the helm at ITVS, she spent nine years as the executive director of the Bay Area Video Coalition (BAVC). She is the co-editor with Doug Hall of Illuminating Video, a widely used textbook on video art. She has received fellowships for executive training from Stanford and Harvard Business Schools, and holds a BA from the University of California, Berkeley and an MA from Stanford University.
Kofi is an Environmental Scientist with five years of experience in marine pollution studies. He has a Masters degree in Environmental science from Brunel University London and has worked with the Nigerian Institute for Oceanography and Marine Research as a research officer, carrying out studies on the impact of priority pollutants in the Nigerian coastal zone. He is part of a team that works with Ocean Conservancy’s International coastal cleanup to organize beach cleanup activities and raise awareness on marine debris affecting the Nigerian coastal zone. He lectures regularly on marine pollution and protection issues, including international conferences such as the 5th Marine debris conference in Hawaii in 2010.
DIGITAL MARKETING CONSULTANT FOR NGOS
Eddie Barcellos holds a BA in Marketing with a minor in Psychology from San Diego State University. Having lived half his life in Rio de Janeiro and half in California, Eddie has been involved in digital marketing since 1998. With a passion for socio-environmental causes, Eddie enjoys using his professional skills to help NGOs achieve higher visibility to further their goals. Two of his own projects, PreserveAssim.org and SOSniteroi.org, achieved enough mainstream media visibility to create positive impact in his native Rio de Janeiro prior to 2013, when Eddie moved back to Los Angeles to work with other projects.