Meet The Team
khanyisa mnyaka
Education director
M.A. Gender and Peace Building (United Nations mandated University for Peace)
B.A. Psychology (University of the Western Cape, South Africa) 
Certified English as a Second Language Teacher

Khanyisa has compassion for underprivileged youth to educate them for a better future.

Coming from a small town in South Africa that lacks resources for personal artistic development, Khanyisa has a desire to enhance individuals gifts and talents in rural communities.
Lisa Maria Rhodes
Social Services Director
B.A. Pyschology and Foreign Languages (University of Miami)
Certified Spanish teacher K-12
Zumba Fitness Instructor

Lisa is a teacher, polyglot, world traveler, and 12-step program advocate who loves connecting people across a spectrum of interest (including language, class and ethnicity) to increase intercultural exchanges and resolve conflict in the US & abroad.

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DR. Patricia Sebastian 
Health and Human Services Director
Doctor of Medicine - Internal Medicine and Pediatrics (Howard U)
Graduate Studies in Nutrition (Emory University)
B.S. in Nutrition (U. Connecticut)

Dr. Sebastian serves as the Foundation’s primary advisor

Dr. Sebastian has practiced the art and science of combining alternative and preventive medicine with western medicine for over 30 years. She is dedicate to helping individuals achieve true health and complete healing by addressing the whole person - their physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual body.
Southeast Asia Liaison 
Bachelor in Chemical Engineering (Environment) from University of Technology PETRONAS, Malaysia

Sue is passionate about helping others overcome their personal challenges and battles against poverty. Having witnessed corruption and acts of injustice, Sue is committed to empowering underserved populations to give them hope for the future and strengthen their self-esteem.

Sue believes that even the tinniest step can make a vast difference in the life of another individual.
Julie Sebastian 
water, sanitation, & health director
M.S. Environmental Engineering & Science (Nanyang Tech, Singapore & Stanford, USA)
M.A. Environment, Development, and Peace (United Nations mandated University for Peace)
B.S. Environmental Engineering
B.S. Ecosystem Science & Policy 
(U Miami)
Julie has a passion for working with young people.
She has made it her life mission to help address the millennium development goals of increasing the amount of people with access to clean water and proper sanitation.