BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Dr. and Master Zhi Gang Sha
Dr. and Master Zhi Gang Sha is a New York Times bestselling author and a pioneer in modern day spirituality. He is a medical doctor in China and a doctor of traditional Chinese medicine in China and Canada. From a very early age, he studied several Eastern arts and is a Grandmaster of tai chi, qigong, feng shui, and the I Ching. In 2016, he was appointed to the position of National Calligrapher Master and Honorable Research Professor by the State Ethnic Academy of Painting. Master Sha has traveled worldwide for many years to teach ancient wisdom and modern spiritual practices.
In 2010, Master Sha founded Love Peace Harmony Foundation. He has been recognized widely for his extensive humanitarian activities. His awards include the Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Commission Award for his outstanding work in promoting peace. Master Sha has also been honored by the Council of the City and County of Honolulu and was named an Honorary Member of the Budapest Foundation, an organization dedicated to resolving social, economic, and ecological challenges of the twenty-first century. In addition, he was one of the founding members of the Fuji Declaration, whose mission was to create lasting peace on Mother Earth.
Master Sha received a Commendation from Los Angeles County for his humanitarian efforts both locally and worldwide, and in 2017 was honored with the International Tara Award from Ven. Mae Chee Sansanee Sthirasuta of Sathira-Dhammasathan, for being a person who acts like a Bodhisattva, doing good for society. Master Sha is the founder of the Tao Academy and has trained Master Teachers around the world. He has devoted his life to universal service for all humanity. He continues to deliver free webcasts, teleconferences, and events that attract viewers and listeners from around the world.
Marilyn Tam is the CEO of Universal Soul Service, Inc., a global speaker, corporate consultant, and bestselling author of The Happiness Choice. A business leader and humanitarian, she was formerly the CEO of Aveda Corp., President of Reebok Apparel and Retail Group, and Vice President of Nike Inc., and is a successful entrepreneur who has built four companies. She was awarded The Reebok Human Rights Award for her humanitarian work.
Marilyn is the co-founder and Executive Director of the Us Foundation, whose mission is to facilitate global action plans and dialogue to address social, economic and environmental issues. Us Foundation is one of the partners for United Nations Habitat-II, and was nominated as a candidate for the “Best Practice Award” from the United Nations’ Habitat II. She was honored with the Artemis Award for her business and humanitarian work by the Greek government and the Euro American Women’s Council in Athens, Greece. eWomenNetwork presented her with their Lifetime Achievement Award.
Listed by Brand Channel as one of the four most prominent names in Ethical Business globally, Marilyn was recognized as one of the Top 30 Female Entrepreneurs in the USA by Fempreneur magazine, and rated by Inc. Magazine as one of the top 100 Leadership Speakers in the world.
Alexandre Gheysen is the Chief Financial Officer of Universal Soul Service Corp., based in Toronto, Canada. He is also the director of multiple subsidiaries and manages financial strategy, corporate finance, systems implementation, data security and management and oversees all legal and contractual issues for the company.
ADVISORY BOARD MEMBERS
Arun Gandhi, the grandson of India’s legendary leader, Mahatma Gandhi, is the author of several books and worked for 30 years as a journalist for The Times of India. An Indian-American socio-political activist, Gandhi has given many speeches about nonviolence in many countries around the world.
Together with his late wife Sunanda, Arun started many projects for the social and economic uplifting of the oppressed using constructive programs, the backbone of Gandhi’s philosophy of nonviolence. In 1991, they founded the US-based MK Gandhi Institute for Nonviolence, a nonprofit that equips people to use nonviolence to create a sustainable and just world for all. They also began a Center for Social Change, which transformed the lives more than half a million people in over 300 villages and they still continue to grow. In 2008, Arun founded the Gandhi Worldwide Education Institute to promote community building in economically depressed areas of the world through the joining of Gandhian philosophy and vocational education for children and their parents.
Bishop Dr. Barbara L. King
Dr. Barbara King, affectionately called “Dr. Barbara,” is the Founder Minister/World Spiritual Leader of Hillside International Truth Center, Inc., a New Thought, inclusive, healing ministry open to all people, headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia. Hillside began with a prayer group of twelve in Dr. Barbara’s home in 1971 and now has thousands of members and supporters worldwide.
She is a native of Houston, Texas. She has a B.A. in sociology from Texas Southern University and a Master of Social Work (MSW) degree from Atlanta University. With a continued belief in lifelong learning, Dr. Barbara received her Doctor of Ministry degree from the Ecumenical Theological Seminary of Detroit, Michigan on June 2, 2012 at the age of 81. She has also received several honorary doctoral degrees.
Dr. Barbara has authored ten books and monographs, received numerous honors, awards and recognition, and has appeared as a guest on shows produced by Oprah Winfrey and Tavis Smiley. She continues to create a legacy that heals hearts and transforms lives.es bestselling author and a pioneer in modern day spirituality.