The Women of Tibet film project is fortunate and privileged to draw on the longtime support and vast array of experiences from an exceptional circle of advisors.  With their varied perspectives and voices of reason, these colleagues have dedicated time and energy to helping us excel in our mission.

 

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Jayme Gallenson

Jayme Gallenson is a tax and business strategies expert with over 40 years business experience with a Masters in Strategic Leadership. He resides in the San Francisco Bay Area.

 

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Marsha Clark

Marsha Clark

Marsha Clark was an integral part of The Dalai Lama Foundation (DLF) from 2002-2011. For six of those years she was a member of the Board of Directors and served as corporate Treasurer. Today, she continues her association on the DLF's International Advisory Council. During her time as a board member, Marsha generously contributed her extensive expertise in administration and management, program development and coordination, outreach, and fiscal oversight. With over 30 years' experience as a Speech Pathologist, Program Specialist, Quality Improvement Trainer, and Educational Consultant, Marsha is a consummate professional and team member. She has unflagging energy, dedication, competence, and compassion for her co-workers and colleagues. We are thrilled to have her on our Frame of Mind Films and Women of Tibet Circle of Advisors.

 

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Tendzin Choegyal

Tendzin Choegyal is the younger brother of the Dalai Lama. He was recognized as a reincarnate lama (Ngari Rinpoche) at the age of three, and underwent intensive training as a child before fleeing Tibet at the time of the Chinese invasion. Later he left the monastic life and has worked actively for the freedom of Tibet by serving in a variety of capacities, including as a resistance fighter, a Member of Parliament and secretary to H.H. the Dalai Lama. He currently resides in Dharamsala, India.

 

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Rinchen Khando Choegyal

Rinchen Khando Choegyal

Rinchen Khando Choegyal is the founder and director of the Tibetan Nuns Project, a former Minister of Education in the Tibetan Government-in-Exile, founding President of the Tibetan Women’s  Association, and sister-in-law of His Holiness the Dalai Lama. She resides in Dharamsala, India.

 

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Rajiv Mehrotra

Rajiv Mehrotra

Rajiv Mehrotra is an Indian writer, television producer-director and documentary filmmaker. He is a Trustee/Secretary of the Foundation for Universal Responsibility of His Holiness the Dalai Lama established with the Nobel Peace prize, Managing Trustee of The Public Service Broadcasting Trust and Chairman of The Media Foundation. He is a close personal student of HH The Dalai Lama. He resides in Delhi, India.

 

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Zoe Elton

Zoë Elton

As a long time film and video programmer, Zoë Elton serves as Program Director of Mill Valley Film Festival, California, one of the most prestigious film festivals in the United States. Since the festival’s inception, she has distinguished herself by pioneering the exhibition of new and digital media in the 80s, initiating the festival’s recent Active Cinema program, and conducting interviews with festival guests such as Ang Lee, Helen Mirren and Uma Thurman, both onstage and in print. Zoë has served on panels for the Rockefeller Foundation, the Haas Foundation’s Creative Works Fund and the Independent Spirit Awards. She is a graduate of New College of Speech and Drama in London.

 

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Peter Samuelson

Peter Samuelson

Peter Samuelson is an American and British TV and film producer and educator, and founder of the Starlight Children's Foundation. He is also the president of Film Associates, Inc, a media consultancy and production company. He currently lives in Los Angeles with his wife and two children.

 

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Marilyn Fowler

Marilyn Fowler

Marilyn Fowler is Founder and President of the Women’s Intercultural Network (WIN), a non-governmental organization consultative to the United Nations, based in San Francisco, California.  WIN links women across cultures globally and in U.S. communities for collective action and is founded on the idea that the voices of women and girls need to be heard around the world, and to understand a country’s politics we must understand its culture.

 

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Joan Porter

Joan Porter

Joan Porter founded the Stillheart Institute, a nonprofit retreat center in Woodside, CA, which served thousands of people by providing space and programming for transformation and spiritual growth. After her move to Kauai, Joan has provided space for community gardens and organic farms, and is a vocal proponent of healthy safe agricultural practices that honor the sacredness of the land. Together with her husband Bill, Joan has founded diverse businesses and nonprofits that benefit the Kauai community, including Pu’ukumu School, Anaina Hou Community Park, Wai Koa Plantation, and Kauai Fresh Farms. Joan has a Masters Degree in Marriage, Family and Child Counseling from San Jose State University and attended the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology as a doctoral student.

 

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