Board of Directors

This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it (Co-Chair) has been in the field of Health and Prevention Education for over 30 years. He has done extensive work with high-risk and incarcerated youth. A traveling trainer for the education programs of Discovery Communications Inc. (Discovery Channel), he also provides consults and trainings for youth organizations around Washington State. Bob was raised in a family that had a high priority for community service. Because of these values, he was attracted to The Giraffe Heroes Project, and was instantly impressed with the values and the efficiency of the Project.

This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it (Co-Chair) is the Founder and Executive Director of the nonprofit Reel Grrls, an after-school media & technology training program that empowers girls to critique media images and to gain media technology skills. A fifth-Dan aikidoist, she is a founder of the aikido dojo, Puget Sound Aikikai, where she is an instructor. Her video company, Small Planet Productions, produced Holding up Half the Sky: A video portrait of women aikido instructors. She has contributed her video skills to Giraffe, creating a film of kids doing Giraffe actions.

This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it (Vice Chair) is Founder and Executive Director of the Giraffe Heroes Project. Her background includes editing Viet Nam Presse in Saigon; chairing the Children’s Cultural Foundation in New York; freelance writing for magazines and corporations, and media consulting for Western Union, AT&T and the US Maritime Administration. She has been editor-in-chief of Children’s Express, a curriculum developer at Macmillan and Science Research Associates, and speechwriter to the Aga Khan. Medlock is active on Facebook and blogs for the Huffington Post (she would be delighted if you signed on as a fan). She earned a magna cum laude in English from the University of Maryland, and has published one novel and one book of poetry.

Jayasri Ghosh (Secretary) is President of Offsite/Insights, a consulting service for teachers and school administrators in the US and abroad. The former Head of School at the Annie Wright School in Tacoma, Washington and at the Seattle Country Day School, Dr. Ghosh holds a PhD in Educational Psychology and Gifted Education.

Aaron Davis (Treasurer) is a Sales Manager for the Seattle Space Needle, where he is responsible for booking and coordinating social and corporate events. He graduated from Central Michigan University in 2003 with a BS in Industrial Technology and Management. While at Central Michigan, he became very involved in civic engagement and helped coordinate and participate in one of the nation’s largest Alternative Spring Break Volunteer Programs.

Staff

This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it is the Project's founder and its Executive Director. She writes most of the Project's website and all of the monthly Heads Up e-zines. She created the Project's Stan Tall & Bea Tall characters for the very young, and wrote the K-2 curriculum, the Giraffe Heroes Training Kit, and much of Voices of Hope. See Board above.

This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it is the Project's Director of Operations and its principal speaker/workshop leader. He was a US diplomat for 15 years, where his assignments included revolutionary Libya, Viet Nam, NATO, the US Mission to the UN and a stint as foreign policy advisor to Senator John Glenn. Since leaving the Foreign Service in 1980, he has lectured and led seminars worldwide, helping individuals, organizations and communities successfully tackle the challenges of risk and change (more). He joined the Giraffe Heroes Project staff in 1983. His degrees are from Harvard and Stanford, and his mountain climbing credits include the first ascent of the north wall of Mt. McKinley, a climb that’s never been repeated. He is the author of Outdoor Leadership, It’s Up to Us, Stick Your Neck Out and Sit Down Young Stranger.

 

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