Bob VandePol

Meet Bob VandePol

Bob VandePol, MSW, serves as Director of Pine Rest Christian Mental Health Services’ Employee Assistance Program where he leverages behavioral health expertise to support healthy, productive people and work groups. Prior to this position, he was President of Crisis Care Network, helping to lead it from a startup to the world’s largest provider of Critical Incident Response services to the workplace. Active as a keynote speaker, Mr. VandePol has published and been quoted in business and clinical journals, co-authored book chapters…

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Tessy Anthony

Meet Tessy Antony de Nassau

Tessy Antony de Nassau is the Founder of Finding Butterflies Consultancy Ltd., with such clients as Montessori St. Nicholas Group in the UK, Vodafone Foundation Luxembourg, KPMG New Zealand, and Nexus. An advocate for education, she is an appointed associate at LSEideas at the London School of Economics and oversees a Foundation, Professors Without Borders, that brings global expertise to the doorsteps of students worldwide. Tessy is committed to strengthening basic human rights for all and empowering young women and…

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April Smith JD

Meet April Smith

April Smith, JD, is an attorney, public servant and advocate for the well-being of children. She manages a team of attorneys for the State of Texas where she ensures that children receive the support that they need and deserve from both parents. The daughter of a retired Colonel, she has a special interest in supporting parents who have served our country and advocates for the hiring of Veterans as State employees. April graduated from the University of Iowa, College of…

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Avi Saha

Meet Avi Saha

Avi Saha, PhD, is an aspiring philanthropist, innovator, business leader, and entrepreneur. Prior to founding and serving as CEO of ZetaOpt, LLC, a software and services company, he held senior IT executive roles at ADP and IBM.  A compulsive visionary, Dr. Saha has made significant contributions in the areas of intelligent systems, autonomic computing and has played a key role in setting the overall industry and IBM direction for many software technologies. He holds a Doctorate degree in Computer Engineering…

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Chuck Peters

Meet Chuck Peters

Chuck Peters, JD, spent 30 years in corporate management, leading large organizations such as Amana Refrigeration and small start-ups such as Breakthrough to Learning. More recently, he has focused on effective early education for children, co-authoring a Generative Education book (Generative Education paper available at https://bit.ly/2LSAjz2). Chuck has extensively served in community organization leadership positions, such as United Way, chambers of commerce, economic development organizations, and Junior Achievement. His service work in education includes 10 years as chair of Foundations…

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Ivy Kusinga

Meet Ivy Kusinga

Ivy Kusinga is the Chief Culture and Talent Officer at Chubb; a global property and casualty insurer serving large corporate, mid-market, small business, and lower-middle income to high-net-worth consumers through brokerage, agency and direct-to-consumer distribution channels.  With more than 25 years of work experience, she partners with other leaders to strengthen Chubb’s culture and provide an inclusive, equitable environment that enables high performance. She also works with leadership teams across Chubb to support a focus on attracting, developing and retaining…

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Rod Knecht

Meet Rod Knecht

Rod Knecht has 42 years of policing experience, including recently retiring from seven years of serving as Chief of Police for the Edmonton Police Service. Rod previously completed a 35 year career with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP), serving in 16 communities across Canada in varied duties that included Drug Enforcement, Customs and Excise, Money Laundering, Homicide, Undercover, Intelligence, Major Projects, Counter-Terrorism and Uniform and Indigenous Policing, along with over 20 years in leadership roles as a senior police…

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Niranjan Karnik

Meet Niranjan Karnik, MD, PhD

Niranjan Karnik, MD, PhD, is Associate Dean for Community Behavioral Health and Associate Chair for Innovation in the Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences at Rush Medical College. He is the Director of the Rush-University of Chicago ITM Center for Underserved Populations & Innovative Interventions and formerly served as the director of the Road Home Program: Center for Veterans and their Families. His research focuses on technology and community-based interventions for high-risk populations with psychiatric and substance use disorders. In…

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Kirk Ferguson

Meet Kirk Ferguson

Kirk Ferguson, who retired after 25 years in the Army, learned the core principles of resiliency through extreme challenges and finds his work with Worldmaker International a fulfilling channel to use his experience to help others. He spent 23 years in special operations, rising through the ranks of the Green Berets as a Special Forces medic, culminating his career as an Operator with 1st SFOD-D, Delta Force, where he completed nine combat tours spanning years of conflict. His military awards include…

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Liz Coenen

Meet Liz Coenen

Liz Coenen has been an educator, chaplain, and philanthropic leader whose work is rooted in the belief that mutual relationships inspire positive transformation in communities, individuals, and organizations. She currently works as an independent consultant building capacity among individuals, teams, and collectives facing uncertainty and complexities.  For 15 years, she served as the executive director of a private operating foundation whose primary work was using a strengths-based approach within socially and economically disadvantaged communities to support children and families through…

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Honoring a decade of work with deep roots and strong wings.

As a community resiliency project and national nonprofit building strength across America before, during and after traumatic disruptions, we planted deep roots.

Stepping forward to meet humanitarian needs without borders, we grew strong wings.

We now invite you to JOIN US at Worldmaker International.

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