Olivia McIvor, Director, CEI Education Advisor
Olivia is an international social researcher, author and people advocate with 3 decades in human resource management and organizational development. Throughout her career her work has played a critical role in influencing change with corporate clients across a wide spectrum of industries. Known as a ‘people champion’ since early in her career, Olivia was told she would never be successful if she continued to “wear her heart on her sleeve”; today this proclamation has become her trademark. As the author of three best-selling books, The Business of Kindness, Four Generations, One Workplace, and Turning Compassion into Action, Olivia serves on the Board as a Director of the Kindness Foundation of Canada and is an education advisor to the Global Charter for Compassion movement. She also teaches in the business faculty at the British Columbia Institute of Technology.
Nancy Rushlow Bray, CEI Education Advisor
Nancy Rushlow Bray is an Emmy award wining producer and recipient of several Clio Awards for excellence in advertising. She excels in her ability to combine business prowess and the creative experience. She began her career producing visual effects for the acclaimed PBS series Cosmos and continued on as the executive producer/producer for academy-award winner, Robert Blalack, (Star Wars) also becoming the studio’s vice-president of operations & business development. She has produced for such notable companies as Praxis Films, 20th Century Fox, and ABC as well as advertisers such as Coca-cola, Kodak, Panasonic, Chevrolet, and Toyota.
To say Nancy is a “people person” is an understatement. She is an enthusiastic and compassionate champion for the human spirit and contributes her success to her insatiable appetite to engage. Recognizing each person’s inherent worth and appreciating their individuality is her trademark.
LinkedIn: Nancy Rushlow Bray
Kelley Haynes-Mandez, CEI Advisory Board
Kelley Haynes-Mendez received her Psy.D. degree in clinical psychology from the California School of Professional Psychology (Los Angeles) and is a licensed psychologist in the state of Texas. She is presently an associate professor of psychology at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. She has taught a wide variety of coursework, but specializes in diversity and international cross-cultural studies. While not currently in private, she previously specialized in psychotherapy treatment with individuals from diverse backgrounds. Her specialized treatment focused on helping individuals from diverse backgrounds understand and healthily incorporate the impact of socially constructed narratives into their daily lives.
Dr. Haynes-Mendez is a member of the American Psychological Association and serves as Committee Chair for the International Relations Committee for the Society for Teaching Psychology. She is currently completing a Diploma in Social Innovation with the UN Mandated University for Peace in Costa Rica. In 2008, she completed a guest lectureship with Cornerstone College in Cape Town, South Africa. Her favorite past-times include reading and vegetable gardening.
Faculty bio; The Chicago School of Professional Psychology: http://www.thechicagoschool.edu/online/faculty/byname/Kelley_Haynes-Mendez/
Debra Scholten, CEI Advisory Board
Debra Scholten seeks to empower peace and kindness in individuals, communities, and the world! She has pursued this mission via a variety of roles: Career Counselor, Vocational Rehabilitation Specialist, Writer, and Project Manager. She currently empowers personal growth and professional development as a Project Manager/Consultant in Human Resources. She continues to expand her own practice of peace and kindness by supplementing her two Masters degrees in Counseling with the study of Taoism, Yoga, and Buddhism. Debra is the author of Flow Forward: Find Your Way, Grow Resilient, and Enjoy Your Life. Learn more at PeaceAndKindness.com