Dr. Robert Gamble, Executive Director
1514 N Grandview Ave.
Daytona Beach, FL 32118
828 318 2149 in the USA
+380 63 936 01 27 when I am in Ukraine
Robert Gamble is a graduate of the US Coast Guard Academy, and served five years as an officer. He is a graduate of Columbia Seminary in Atlanta, GA (D.Min.) and Princeton Seminary, Princeton NJ. (Th.M.) He has served churches in Florida, Georgia, New Jersey, New Mexico, Western Maryland and Tennessee. He began to work in Peacemaking in the 1980's during the conflict in Central America, chairing the Peacemaking Committee of Memphis Presbytery, traveling to Nicaragua and helping coordinate Peacemaking Conferences in Montreat NC, and helping write curriculum for the Peacemaking Program of the Presbyterian Church. has been at work in Ukraine with This Child Here since 2006
BOARD MEMBERS OF THIS CHILD HERE
Nancy Gard, Paralegal
Vice President, Secretary
245 Seaview Ave.
Daytona Beach Fl 32118
Nancy Gard has served as a Paralegal for Cobb Cole Attorneys at Law for many years. She has also been an elder at the First Presbyterian Church of Daytona Beach, FL. Nancy has traveled to Ukraine and has served as the Vice President of This Child Here since 2006.
Susan Coleman, Retired CPA
735 North Halifax Ave.
Daytona Beach, FL 32118
Susan H. Coleman, retired CPA, is a long-time resident of Daytona Beach, Florida. She is a member and ruling Elder of First Presbyterian Church of Daytona Beach, where she came to know Dr. Gamble. Present during the formation of This Child Here, she has served on the Board of Directors since its inception in 2006.
Board of Directors
7301 Foothills Drive,
Farmington, NM 87402.
Karen has served as an Elder for First Presbyterian Church in Farmington NM. Educated as an accountant, she chairs the Finance Committee for the church. Karen serves on the board for several not-for-profit organizations in NM. She has been particularly active in Leadership New Mexico serving on the curriculum committee for many years and chairing it in 2018. LNM is dedicated to developing leaders in New Mexico by educating them on current topics as well as encouraging team-building and self-esteem.
Claudio writes: I earned a PhD in Biology at Memorial University of Newfoundland, in Canada, where I studied the behaviour of Humpback whales. After working for a year at the Whale Center of New England in the USA, I moved back to Italy in 2008. Here I studied to became a Transpersonal Counsellor and also funded the Siena Dong Tai chi School. In the same year I started volunteering in Ukraine with the organization This Child Here, and subsequently funded and directed a charitable nonprofit called Nirodha to support homeless kids in the Ukraine. Now I live in Siena where I run my tai chi school and I work as counsellor in private practice. I also like to travel and in 2016-2017, I created and completed the Mindfultrail: A one-year journey from Canada to Argentina to share Mindfulness Practices (25 workshops, www.mindfultrailproject.com).
Dr Peter McGuire
Dr. Peter McGuire is an Elder at Druid Hills Presbyterian Church in Atlanta. A retired Professor and Dean at Georgia Tech, he worked as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Ukraine from 2008 to 2010, serving as a visiting professor at Ukraine's National Aerospace University in Kharkiv. He has previously served as a Board member of The Global Village School, a middle school for refugee girls in Atlanta, and of the Atlanta Center for Self-Sufficiency, which offers rehabilitation services and job training for the city's homeless.
Epp Adler is Self-Mastery coach, trainer and speaker. She holds an MA in European studies and a Diploma in social work management from Tartu University, Estonia and has most recently taken a Diploma in Life Coaching, at Blackford Centre for Life Coaching, UK. She is the founder of Self-Mastery training and coaching company, Leela, and youth empowerment non-governmental organisation, HeadEst. She is a lecturer in the Tartu University Skytte Institute. She has resided long-term in Estonia, Finland, Ukraine and USA and has worked short-term in 30+ countries. Epp served as European Volunatry Service volunteer in Odessa, Ukraine in 2005-2006.
Her work there with street children influenced strongly her understanding of basic human needs, the relationship to authority - be it a parent, caregiver, teacher or manager, and their effect on our lives and choices. Her revelations about human fragility and resiliance, need for safety, trust and unconditional love have created the foundation for her work of building safe group environments, which nurture and enable authentic individuality, true empowerment and the sense of belonging.
Jo Ann Wheeler
Vero Beach, Fl
Jo Ann Wheeler is an elder in the Presbyterian Church (USA) serving at the First Presbyerian Church of Vero Beach. She has served on the Mission Committee for many years as a member and chairperson. Jo Ann has taken classes at Columbia Seminary in the Continuing Education Department; she has also studied International Peacemaking in Israel. Wednesday will be her last day with me here in Ukraine. She has been on a trip that included, South Africa, Madagascar, Kenya and Ukraine.
Dr. Nicholas Bayless,
San Francisco, CA
Dr. Nicholas Bayless is a research scientist at the Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy in San Francisco, California. He completed a bachelor's degree in biochemistry at Yale University and a master's degree in biotechnology at NYU, after which he joined Avatar Biotechnologies and worked on development of an HIV vaccine. He continued his education and research at Stanford University, where he completed his Ph.D. in the laboratory of Dr. Catherine Blish, focusing on viral infections (influenza and Zika viruses) and their impact on pregnant women. Now at the Parker Institute, Nick works to bring new data analysis tools to researchers and clinicians, to accelerate cancer cures and improve patient outcomes through unique collaborations.