GIFT Board of Directors 2017-06-14T12:09:08+00:00

GIFT Board of Directors

Sam Beard

President & CEO

Wilmington, Delaware

Outside Directors

Suzanne Hall

President and Founder, Be Intent
New Zealand’s leading for-profit company marketing mindfulness to corporations and schools. Auckland, New Zealand

Mark Holden

President, Lion’s Peak Capital, LLC
Markets the music and programming in the Canadian Broadcasting Company archives. Vancouver, Canada

Ndaba Mandela 

Founder and Chairman, The Africa Rising Foundation. The vision is to create a new breed of young Africans to lead Africa’s development.

Co-Founder & Executive Director of MM Afrique Investments

Bachelor’s degree in Political Science and International Relations, University of Pretoria.

Named one of the “28 Men of Change” by BET (Black Entertainment Network)

Grandson of Nelson Mandela. Johannesburg,

South Africa.

Sandon Nixon

Entrepreneur. Real Estate. S 4 Group. Phoenix, Arizona

Rika Saionji

Vice President, Goi Peace Foundation
The Goi Peace Foundation fosters a sustainable and harmonious global society by promoting consciousness, values and wisdom for creating peace. Tokyo, Japan

Rachna Sharma

Founder & Managing Director –  Magnum Opus India
Founder & Managing Director – Vision 2021 one million youth for peace
Alumni of Harvard Business School
Author of “Epigenetics of Peace” & “Globalization and voices from indian practitioners”
Award winner – Femina Women entrepreneur award 2017
Leading woman hospitality II GLOBAL 2013
Goodwill Ambassador – Global Pashmina Goat Project 2014 –  2015

Pierre Sornin

President and Founder, Es-sense
One of Europe’s leading for-profit personal empowerment and mindfulness companies. Brussels, Belgium

Inside Directors

Alex Beard

Artist. President, Alex Beard Studio New Orleans, Louisiana

Morgan Beard

Art Therapist, Glen Island Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation, New Rochelle, New York.

Nancy Leonard

Part time. GIFT Secretary-Treasurer. Middletown, Delaware