Advisory Board Members

Advisory Board Members

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Andre Roberfroid

Andre Roberfroid, former President of Association Montessori Internationale (AMI), was UNICEF Deputy Executive Director for programme and strategic planning, in charge of developing the overall UNICEF strategies in the field of child health, education, nutrition and child protection until his retirement in 2003. His past work involved work for children in Congo, Gabon, Central African Republic, Equatorial Guinea, and Cameroon. In 1984 he became senior planning officer in the UNICEF regional office for the Middle East and North Africa, and advised governments on policies for children in all countries of the Middle East (from Morocco to Iran).

Ari Zoldan

Entrepreneur, television personality, motivational speaker, and humanitarian Ari Zoldan has gained national attention in the technology and media sectors.  

A regular on FOX, CNN, CNBC, and NBC, Ari provides expert commentary on technology, media and emerging trends. He is quoted regularly in The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, Fox News, Bloomberg, and CNN Money. He is a contributing writer for The Huffington Post, Fox News and TheStreet.com. Ari  spends time in emerging countries such as South Sudan, India, Uganda, Kenya, Nicaragua, Guinea, China, Haiti, Korea, Thailand, Burma, Colombia, Jordan and Egypt, and as part of his humanitarian support donates technology to under-served countries. His experiences and belief that strong spiritual business strategies can add to an organization’s bottom line, is reflected in his soon-to-be published book, Holy Business, 7 spiritual principles to great success.

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Bobby Kumar Kalotee

Bobby K. Kalotee is a charismatic and hard working individual who has grown from a simple beginning to a respected individual in our society and is the National Chairman of the Sapient Party (party of wisdom). The Sapient Party’s goal is to be the voice of the people. While serving as the Chairman Independence Party of Nassau County, Bobby was a Vice Chairman of New York State Independence Party, National Executive Director of the Independence Party of America. He was a former Trustee of NYS University at Stony Brook and was Vice Chairman of the Republican Party of Nassau County from 1994 to 2005. A friendly and passionate person who loves and respects the people very dearly; he is the recipient of numerous awards. Bobby is currently the Founder and Chairman of Friends for Good Health whose mission is “there is no better gift that you can give to humanity than good health”.

Bremley Lyngdoh

Bremley W.B. Lyngdoh

Bremley was born in Shillong, the Scotland of the East located in the highlands of Meghalaya in North East India. He left home at the age of 17 on a mission: To see Sustainable Development pushed and practiced across the planet. His experience at the 1995 UN 50th Anniversary Assembly in New York left him convinced that helping people build a better life through social, environmental, and economic development was what he wanted to do. He returned to India to join the Consortium of Indian Scientists for Sustainable Development and worked on a project to combat desertification and to regenerate the desert ecosystem in Rajasthan. Soon followed the prestigious WWF Prince Bernhard Scholarship for Environmental Leadership.

Bremley received postgraduate degrees from Columbia University in the USA, the London School of Economics in the UK, the University of Geneva in Switzerland and the Intercultural Open University in the Netherlands. He has a dual Ph.D. in Sustainable Development from the Azteca University in Mexico and the Central University in Nicaragua. He is the Founder & CEO of Worldview Impact, the Co-Founder of the Global Youth Action Network, a Co-Chair of the United Nations CSD Education Caucus, and a member of the MMUN Advisory Board.

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Dr. Elisabeth Coe

Dr. Betsy Coe is a founding teacher coordinator of MMUN, internationally known and respected Montessorian who has made significant contributions to peace education. She is the principal of the Middle School and High School at School of the Woods in Houston, TX, and has been a pioneer in helping schools all over the world to spread Maria Montessori’s vision.

Dr. Betsy created the first AMS secondary education course while serving as executive director of the Houston Montessori Center, a teacher education center that hosts 100+ students each year from all over the world. Additionally,  she served on the AMS Board of Directors for 20 years, longer than anyone else in the history of the organization. 

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Egleé Karam

Egleé Karam is a philanthropic entrepreneur and investor born in Venezuela, where she represented the state of Trujillo in the Miss Venezuela 2003 pageant held in Caracas.  Her business experience includes senior executive positions in Venezuela and Panama in broadcasting, and public relations.

As an active volunteer for the Health and Humanitarian Aid Foundation, Eglee has contributed to help improve the lives of children in Africa. She is collaborating with MMUN on projects that can help enrich the lives of children in the developing world. Egleé graduated from a business management program at Harvard University and is currently attending Berkeley College in New York City.

 

Tobi Rubinstein Schneier

Tobi Rubinstein Schneier is the Chief Creative Director of The Tahor Group a division of Beacon Capital, a fashion advisory firm that specializes in unique brand management , public relations and high profile events . Her career spans over 30 years with Victoria’s Secret, Nicole Miller, Mattel, Kmart and Crunch Gyms to name just a few .  In the past 5 years, she hosted a national radio show The House of Faith and Fashion, as well as a national  TV series of inspiring conversations with fashion designers about the spiritual fusion of fashion and faith. Active in community service Ms. Rubinstein Schneier has served on the Board of Directors of the Or Movement, Keren Or and  Steven Spielberg’s Chabad’s Children of Chernobyl (CCOC), an organization that evacuates children from radioactive Chernobyl and gives them medical care. She has chaired their annual  celebrity fantasy auction for the past 17 years . In addition, she serves as a board member of The Zambrano Foundation promoting education in Latin America.

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