Board of Directors

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AJAY GUPTA

Ajay is a Founding Partner of Gupta Wealth Management, an independent, fee-only registered investment adviser. Located in San Diego, California, the Firm currently manages over $500 million for more than 100 clients, primarily families, endowments and foundations. Most recently, Ajay lead the largest wealth management team for UBS in San Diego, CA. Prior to that, he worked at Merrill Lynch for high-net-worth families from around the country. Ajay is a graduate of Champlain College and Concordia University, earning a bachelor of commerce with a major in finance. He received the Certified Investment Management Analyst (CIMA) designation after attending the Advanced Training Program at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business. He also completed the Private Equity and Venture Capital (PEVC) program at the Harvard Business School and the Certified Private Wealth Advisor Education Program from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. Ajay lives in Carmel Valley with his wife, Silvia; son Connor; and twin daughters, Natalia and Anjali.

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ALAN H. FLEISCHMANN

Alan H. Fleischmann is President & CEO of Laurel Strategies, the global strategic communications firm. For several years, Fleischmann was Principal and Managing Board Member of Albright Stonebridge Group and Senior Vice President & Chief Marketing Officer of PSB Associates, the global strategic communications & polling firm. He serves as a Senior Counselor to the firm.

Fleischmann is a Co-founder and Board Member of ImagineNations Group, a global network that promotes youth investment, youth-led enterprise, and entrepreneurship. ImagineNations and its partners support initiatives that create access to capital, business/leadership coaching and an on-line portal that connects mentors to entrepreneurs.

Previously, Fleischmann was Maryland State chief of staff to Lt. Governor Kathleen Kennedy Townsend, a Staff Director of the U.S. Congress Committee on Foreign Affairs and its Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere, and served as a Senior Associate of JP Morgan Chase Bank (formerly Chase Manhattan Bank). He served on the board of directors of OffitBank, the wealth management private bank.

Fleischmann was a Lead member of the Obama Presidential Transition from 2008–2009, and in 2010, Fleischmann was appointed by the Obama White House to serve as a Delegate to the Presidential Summit on Entrepreneurship. In March 2011, President Obama announced that he was appointing Fleischmann to serve as a Member of the White House Commission on Presidential Scholars. He was appointed by the Obama Administration to serve as a member of the Board of Advisors of the Export-Import Bank of the United States (ExIm Bank) and serve on the International Trade Advisory Commission (ITAC).

Fleischmann is a lifetime member of the Council on Foreign Relations and a Board Member of the Atlantic Council. He is a member of the Robert F. Kennedy (RFK) Leadership Council and an original member of the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) .

Fleischmann was appointed by Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley to serve on the Board of Directors of the University of Maryland Medical System. He serves on its Executive Committee. He also serves on the board of the R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Medical Center of the University of Maryland Medical Center.

He is a board member of the Cal Ripken Sr. Foundation and the Just Capital Foundation.

Fleischmann is a Trustee of the Phillips Collection art museum.

He and his wife Dafna Tapiero are member s of the Global Philanthropists Circle (GPC) founded by David Rockefeller and his daughter Peggy Dulany. They have two daughters and live in Washington DC.

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DEEPAK CHOPRA

Deepak Chopra, MD, serves as the Founder and Chairman of the Board for The Chopra Foundation.

As a global leader and pioneer in the field of mind-body medicine, Chopra transforms the way the world views physical, mental, emotional, spiritual, and social wellness. Known as a prolific author of more than eighty books with twenty-two New York Times best sellers in both fiction and non-fiction, his works have been published in more than forty languages.

Chopra’s medical training is in internal medicine and endocrinology.  He is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians, a member of the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists.  He serves as the Co-Founder and Chairman of the Board of The Chopra Center for Wellbeing, Founder of The Chopra Well on YouTube, Adjunct Professor at Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, Adjunct Professor at Columbia Business School, Columbia University, Assistant Clinical Professor, in the Family and Preventive  Medicine Department at the University of California, San Diego, Health Sciences,Faculty at Walt Disney Imagineering and Senior Scientist with The Gallup Organization. GlobeIn acknowledges Chopra as “one of top ten most influential spiritual leaders around the world.” TIME magazine has described Dr. Chopra as “one of the top 100 heroes and icons of the century and credits him as “the poet-prophet of alternative medicine.” ​  The World Post and The Huffington Post global internet survey ranked Dr. Chopra #40 influential thinker in world and #1 in Medicine.

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DOLLY LENZ

Dolly Lenz, is a real estate executive with over 25 years of sales, marketing and branding experience. Dolly has become an industry legend having sold over $8.5 billion in properties during her career, a record that has earned her the ultimate “Stratosphere Award”, a level of achievement of which she is the sole recipient.

While pursuing a Masters degree in managerial auditing/accounting, Dolly worked in the motion picture, retail and insurance industries, experience which served her well in developing her real estate career. Initially, Dolly worked weekends at what she now refers to as “mom-and-pop” agencies, switching to full time employment as her part time real estate earnings began to eclipse her full time salary. Her impressive sales results caused industry insiders to take notice and led to her to being recruited by Sotheby’s. Dolly’s ability to continually set sales records soon led to her being featured in New York Magazine as one of the City’s top ten real estate power brokers. She spent 10 years at Sotheby’s as their top real estate broker before moving to Insignia Douglas Elliman in 1999. Dolly was key to bringing about the sale of Insignia Douglas Elliman to Prudential Real Estate Inc. and in 2003, after several years of outstanding sales results and other contributions to the company, she was promoted to Vice Chairman. Dolly is currently a member of the US Trust-Bank Of America Business Advisory Board and Lincoln Center’s Women’s Leadership Council.

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FRED MATSER

Fred Matser is a leading humanitarian and businessman and the founder and co-founder of a wide range of charitable foundations that span the fields of healthcare, environment, conservation, peace and global transformation. One of his bigger initiatives is StartFund, a fund that aims the empowerment of people in a sustainable context. This fund has co-financed about 300 projects in over 50 countries. Previously the director of one of the most successful real estate and project development companies in the Netherlands, since the last 30 years he concentrates on philanthropic projects aimed at inspiring individuals and groups towards the creation of a more functional society. He has been honored with several international awards for these projects.

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JENNIFER SMORGON

Jennifer is the Co-Founder, Board Director/Partnerships of 1 Giant Mind. She is a teacher of meditation and widely connected to the philanthropic world. As an experienced philanthropist and seed donor of 1 Giant Mind, she brings her skills in fundraising and identifying key priorities in program development as 1 Giant Mind expands. Jennifer sits on the board of the Jack and Robert Smorgon Families Foundation, which is a non-profit organization committed to Australian and world wide philanthropic pursuits.  

Born and raised in San Francisco, she now resides in Australia with her husband and their 5 children.

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PAUL JOHNSON

Paul Johnson is a Principal and former managing partner of Johnson O’Connor Feron & Carucci, LLP in the greater Boston area. He has extensive experience in business advisory services, high net worth strategic planning and estate and trust services. Paul is a member of the Board of Trustees of a number of not-for-profit organizations including Hartwick College where he chairs the Financial Affairs Committee, Treasurer and chair of the Finance Committee for Bethany Homes, a national leader in senior housing with services, the Strazzula Foundation in Boston and other organizations including the Chopra Foundation.

Paul has committed significant efforts over the past 21 years as sole Trustee of a private foundation that provides education grants to inner city youth annually, supports summer enrichment program opportunities for students and provides funding for youth development and education programs that have deep, lasting impact. His foundation also provides annual grants to organizations working to build and revitalize neighborhoods into healthy, happy places to raise families. His efforts providing  much needed financial resources directly benefit the lives of parents and their children in the most underserved neighborhoods of the greater Boston area.

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PAUL SCIALLA

Paul spent 18 years on Wall Street, most recently the last 10 years as a Partner at Goldman Sachs where he ran the US Interest Rate Cash Trading businesses, including Government Bond Trading and Agency Mortgage Trading. Prior to joining Goldman, Paul spent 6 years at Morgan Stanley as the Head of Mortgage Bond trading. In addition to his roles on Wall Street, Paul’s interest in both altruistic capitalism and in sustainability led him to found Delos, the pioneer of Wellness Real Estate. He is also a founding board member of the JUST Capital Foundation. Paul graduated from New York University with a degree in Finance, and currently resides in New York City.

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RINALDO BRUTOCO

Rinaldo S. Brutoco is a successful entrepreneur, executive, author and futurist and the Founding President of the World Business Academy. Rinaldo has published numerous cutting-edge articles and books that address the role and responsibility of business in relation to the critical moral, environmental and social concerns of the day.   A keynote speaker at business schools and conferences for over 25 years, Rinaldo is widely recognized as a practical visionary, change agent, and futurist. Rinaldo is President of the Chopra Foundation, Chairman of the Unstoppable Foundation and serves on the board of the JUST Capital Foundation. Rinaldo has served on the Board of Directors of The Men’s Wearhouse since its IPO in 1992 and has served on numerous non-profit boards, including the Gorbachev Foundation.   In 2007 Rinaldo co-authored Freedom from Mid-East Oil, a comprehensive treatment of the energy and climate change landscape. His most recent book is Liftoff: The Rise of the Hydrogen Economy. Rinaldo holds patents for the design of an advanced aircraft, the H2 Clipper, which utilizes advanced aeronautical, clean energy, and materials technologies.   Previous corporate experience includes co-founding and serving as COO of the nation’s first pay cable television operation, and as CEO of one of the first companies to offer over-the-air TV transmission of major motion pictures. Core areas of Rinaldo’s work include clean energy, climate change analysis and mitigation; sustainable business strategy; values-driven leadership; the development of the human potential at work; global reconstruction; and creating innovative financial products and strategies for Sustainable Responsible Impact Investment (SRI).

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SONIA JONES

Sonia Jones is a wellness advocate, impact philanthropist, and cofounder of Sonima Wellness and the Sonima Foundation. Her passion is achieving meaningful change in global communities by sharing best practices in health & wellness. The Sonima Foundation has contributed to the development and implementation of health and wellness curriculum in underserved communities and charter schools.

Sonia’s newest venture, Sonima Wellness, builds on the mission of the foundation to bring health and wellness to households across America by curating best practices in the health, wellness and lifestyle disciplines. Sonima Wellness focuses on delivering educational and practical content in an easily consumable way to help the whole family “Live Better”.

Sonia is the mother of four children and is a dedicated practitioner in the discipline of Ashtanga Yoga.