Jamie Price, J.D., Executive Director, left the ranks of Fortune 500 America in 1997 with the intention of creating positive change in our world. Since then she has worked to establish the American Foundation for Tibetan Cultural Preservation and it’s imprint program, Tools For Peace™. Jamie is the Chief Editor of the Tools For Peace Personal Mandala Workbook.
Linda Maxwell is Co-Executive Director and Co-Founder of We Care for Youth, a California not-for-profit dedicated to the well-being of youth and their families. She has been teaching methods of non-violence and violence prevention since 1991.
Dr. Marilyn Stoner’s interests in Tools For Peace are a reflection of her commitment to social justice and work as a nurse. Marilyn works in several countries, assisting people who are dying and helping others to understand the dying process.
Loren Witcher, Lead Facilitator and Trainer, a graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design, is a graphic artist by trade and has taught art to children in museums and after-school programs since 2004. His tremendous dedication and talent help to provide a truly memorable experience for all participants as he works closely with the staff and the Tibetan Lamas in Tehachapi.
Caitlin Kara, Program Coordinator and Facilitator, graduated from Mills College in 2009 with a degree in Child Development, Education, and Alternative Learning. She completed a yearlong study, How To Be Mindful When Your Mind Is Full on countering bullying in school-age children using Mindfulness and the Tools For Peace curriculum. Since graduating, she has worked on implementing Tools For Peace in classroom environments by aligning the curriculum with academic courses of study.
Erin Phillips, Facilitator, is originally from the San Francisco Bay Area. She holds a BFA in acting from Cornish College of the Arts, a master’s degree in Dramatic Arts from the University of California at Santa Barbara, and a MFA in playwriting at the University of Texas at Austin. Her plays have been produced in Seattle, Albuquerque, Aspen, NYC, Austin, Santa Barbara, and San Francisco. Erin’s experience has mostly been in theater education and facilitation and she is currently a facilitator with Tools for Peace in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Shannon Tanton, Facilitator, originally from LA now resides in San Francisco. Shannon was a former tutor for middle and high schools students, and she also worked for Jumpstart where she implemented language and literacy lessons to low-income preschoolers. She initially came to Tools for Peace as a counselor and co-facilitator for our annual Teen Summer Camp and now she is a part-time facilitator with TFP. She is currently a student at the University of San Francisco studying psychology and she is also part of a teaching program to acquire her teaching credential. She is planning to be done with school with her BA degree in 2012 and her master’s degree in 2013.
Yeshe Tungkhar, MPH, Fundraising & Administrative Manager
Yeshe works primarily with TFP’s day-to-day operations and is responsible for overall project and budget management, as well as working with donors, board of directors, advisors, staff, volunteers, governmental agencies and program participants. She is also splits her time with TFP’s parent organization, Ari Bhöd – The American Foundation for Tibetan Cultural Preservation. Prior to joining Tools for Peace, Yeshe worked and served on the Board for The Swedish Tibetan Society for School and Culture, a non-profit organization in Stockholm, Sweden, as the events coordinator where she was the liaison between offices in Tibet, the US and Sweden. She also received her MPH degree in collaboration between Stockholm University (SU) and Karolinska Institutet (KI).