Presenter Formal Title City State/Province Country Presenter Bio
Abby Stamelman Hocky Philadelphia Pennsylvania United States

Abby Stamelman Hocky has served as Executive Director of the Interfaith Center of Greater Philadelphia since its inception in 2004. She has a special interest in collaborative models of social change, and in the role of faith and culture in strengthening society. Abby came to the Center after working in intergroup relations and public policy for over two decades at the Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater Philadelphia, including as Director of Interreligious Relations. Abby served on the 2015 Police Department Community Oversight Board in Philadelphia. Abby attended Lafayette College and Yeshiva University’s Wurzweiler School of Social Work.

Abigail Crick Traverse City Michigan United States
Acharya Gina Singh Brampton Ontario Canada

Under the guidance of Swamini Shivapriyananda at Chinmaya Mission Toronto, Gina Singh joined the Mission’s Residential Vedanta Course in Trinidad and Tobago in 2013. After almost two years studying Vedanta and Sanskrit, Gina decided to serve the Mission full time. She is currently posted at Chinmaya Mission Toronto, conducting study classes in Bhagavad Gita and Ramayana, teaching Sanskrit, and managing various ashram activities including the value-based Bala Vihar education program for families.

Acharya Judith Simmer-Brown Ph.D. Boulder Colorado United States
Agnotti Cowie Chicago Illinois United States
Aileen van Ginkel King City Ontario Afghanistan

Aileen van Ginkel has worked with The Evangelical Fellowship of Canada since 1989, facilitating various trans-denominational conversations and partnering endeavours. She is one of the founding members of the Canadian Interfaith Conversation, which was established in 2011 following the success of the 2010 Religious Leaders Summit that took place in Ontario at that time. As Conversation co-chair, Aileen facilitates "deep dialogue" and strategic interfaith collaboration that enables Canadian faith communities to play a positive role in Canadian society. She is a Toronto native, now living north of the city, and participates actively in her local Anglican Church.

Aisha Ansano Cambridge Massachusetts United States

Aisha is an MDiv candidate at Harvard Divinity School, Unitarian Universalist ordination track. She is a Co-founder of the HDS Religious Nones, and has identified as agnostic, spiritual but not religious, and with various Christian denominations before becoming UU. Aisha has worked with the Interfaith Youth Core, as an Interfaith Fellow for the Office of Religious Life at Stanford University, and as a Faith Fellow in the Office of Spiritual Life at Simmons College.

Aj Johnston Eastville Virginia United States
Ajisebo Abimbola HUMAROCK Massachusetts United States
Alaina Buffalo Spirit Lame Deer Montana United States

Alaina Buffalo Spirit is a self-taught artist from the So'taa'ee band of the Northern Cheyenne Nation, whose work honors the women that made a difference in her life. Alaina Buffalo Spirit's artwork is based on the traditional ledger art, originated by Indian warriors who were incarcerated in the 1800s. Using the materials that were available to them, these warrior artists recorded their powerful stories through images made on the ledger paper issued by the government for tallying and record-keeping. Inspired by these early images which depicted life on the Plains, both before and during times of conflict, Ms. Buffalo Spirit uses ledger paper made during this period in much of her work.

Alberta Iron Cloud Miller Porcupine South Dakota United States

Alberta has served as the Legislative Liaison for President Theresa Two Bulls, Oglala Sioux Tribe from 2008-2010. Prior to that she served as the Attorney General for the Pine Ridge Reservation and was also a Tribal Judge. Alberta has extensive experience in program development, grant writing, program facilitation, and grant management for justice and human services programs.
Alberta completed a Criminal Justice Studies degree at Chadron State College, a M. Ed. degree at Montana State University, and all requirements for a PhD in Education except the dissertation.

Alexa Lennon Salt Lake City Utah United States

Alexa Lennon is an IHA board member and volunteer and joined their Uganda mission in January 2015. She has been a Jung Society of Utah board member since 2009, volunteering her time to bring events on dreams, spirituality and depth-related topics to Salt Lake City. Her interest in health, sustainability and holistic living is apparent through over a decade of work and education in the fields of massage therapy, dance, and expressive arts therapy.

Alexandra Mccorkle Elon North Carolina United States

Alexandra McCorkle graduated from Elon University in 2018 with majors in Psychology and Religious Studies. During her undergraduate career, Alexandra conducted independent research in Religious Studies, founded the Elon Yoga Club, and worked at the Truitt Center for Religious and Spiritual Life. Most notably, she served as the student director for The Ripple Conference in 2018. Alexandra is currently pursuing a career in Museum Education, and is interested in the intersection between art education and interfaith dialogue.

Alice Minaachimo-Kwe Olsen Williams Curve Lake, ON Ontario Canada

Certified school teacher, born in Trout Lake, Ontario, Canada, on the traditional territory of her mother’s people. While mothering four children Alice completed a B.A. from Trent University, while developing her skills in beadwork and sewing. In 1980 she discovered quilting, blending her cultural heritage, her central motifs depict the symbols/themes of Anishinaabe culture, surrounded by conventional North American quilting blocks and patterns developed and evolved by women and their descendants who came from Europe, the legacy of her father’s people. Through her understanding of the teachings of the Elders, Alice has created her own Life Symbol.

Alice Stevens Bear Delaware United States

Alice Stevens is a member of the Baha’is of New Castle County West of Delaware, USA. She is an International Certified Prevention Specialist, motivational speaker, educational consultant and the founder of Holistic Elevation LLC. Alice believes that equity combined with the right methodology can cause healthy growth and create an environment conducive for social change. Mrs. Stevens is also the Prevention Program coordinator at Jewish Family Services of Delaware, where she offers prevention education sessions to at-risk youth to build awareness on prejudice, power of the youth, violence, substance abuse, healthy self-image, and abnormal social norms. As an element of the program, Alice directs the media production component which helps build community awareness through pro-social messaging including public service announcements, radio advertisements, posters, billboards, and impact videos.

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