Alison Thompson is a humanitarian and disaster relief veteran. She is a nurse, math teacher, investment banker and filmmaker. Following the Asian tsunami 2004 disaster, she traveled to Sri Lanka for two weeks to volunteer and ended up staying for two years running a refugee camp and field hospital at Peraliya Village. There, she launched the Community Tsunami Early-warning Center (CTEC), the first and only center of its kind in Sri Lanka which she still runs and funds six years later. Upon her return from Asia, Thompson directed an award-winning documentary called “The Third Wave” about the volunteering tsunami experience. Follow her on Twitter @lightxxx
Bryn Mooser is the Country Director for Artists for Peace and Justice (APJ) and lives and works in Haiti. He just helped open APJs secondary school in Port au Prince, the only free secondary school serving the slums. Bryn lived in a hut in West Africa for two and half years building school, then hitchhiked from Bangkok to Berlin. He speaks two African languages, Creole and parts of many more. Bryn is a musician, filmmaker and writer; he grew up in Los Angeles, New York City, Maine and Zimbabwe. Read Bryn’s blog here
Clare Munn and Maria Bello are partners in The CQ Matrix, or CQ: Expressive and Receptive Intelligence™. Munn is also founder and Strategic Officer of tcg:agency and leads tcg with uncommon insight into persuasive communication and exceptional strategic and creative design. Bringing over 15 years of creative and entrepreneurial experience, she has background in start-up’s, philanthropy, and integrated brand and social media strategies. Her executive management experience spans learning online technologies (Playback Media and Employment Law Training) and multimedia development. Advertising experience includes LR Young and Rubicon and Tim Arnold, London. Board and Advisory board includes; Artists for Literacy; pangeaday.org; environment 2000; Women’s HIV Program; 140 Women. Follow Clare Munn on Twitter @ClareMunn, Facebook and read her blog here
Barbara Guillaume is a human rights activist born and raised in Haiti. She is a popular Haitian folk song artist known for her social justice lyrics. In 2006, she ran for mayor of the poorest area of Haiti, Cité Soleil, and was arrested on the day of the elections. She has wide support in Cité Soleil as an advocate of the poor and is running again in April 2011. She runs an IDP camp in Cite Soleil of 5,000 people and immediately after the earthquake opened a women’s community and outreach center in Delmas 64 that services 100 women a day with NO funding. (You can learn more about our organization, We Advance, here).