Several senior retired employees of the United Nations World Food Programme have shown a lot of excitement about Palms for Life and have offered to help. This is the case of Bodo Henze who has an invaluable expertise working with WFP as Country Representative and Senior Evaluation Officer and joined Palms for Life as Program Director; German Valdivia who was Director in Pakistan; and Judit Katona-Apte who is a retired nutritionist and lives currently in Bangkok.
Our Board of Directors comprises in addition to the President, two exceptional individuals: Jody Weiss and Eduardo Mirsky. Both offer their professional expertise, their contacts and their strong social commitment. Our Advisory Board has family, friends and former colleagues who have in common a thorough understanding of poverty issues, a strong social commitment and have already made invaluable contributions to Palms. Naama and Maayan Laufer have spent most of their young life in poor countries and have provided an unconditional support to Palms since its early stages; Cara Yarkhan has lived in Asia and Latin America and currently resides in Shanghai from where she shares with us her creative ideas; Daniel Ahmad has lived in Africa and Latin America and does not miss one opportunity to help make new contacts for Palms; Dan Silverstein is the most creative social marketer; Kathy Hansen the most dedicated fundraiser and program manager; and David L. Rottman enlightens every day of Palms for Life’s… life with his brilliant ideas, his enthusiasm and his Jungian approach to ending poverty.