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Shayne Simpson

A senior at Corona Del Mar High School who also serves as the Vice President of National Honor Society and the color group leader in Youth and Government. As our Youth Ambassador Leader he has been recruiting a group of peers to research and update our list of children who have committed suicide due to bullying for our new set of vigils

Kelly McKinnon
MA, BCBA, Director of Behavior Intervention at the Center for Autism and Neurodevelopmental Disorders in Santa Ana

Steve Dicterow 

5th time City Councilman, previously elected 4 times as the Mayor of Laguna Beach remains a strong, well-known and trusted leader of our community for the past 17 years. Mr. Dicterow has always been determined to engage the community in improving the quality of life in the city of Laguna Beach.

"It’s amazing what we can do when we come together."

Our Leadership team

Kamran Sotoohi
A graduate of UC Santa Barbara, Kamran has enjoyed playing and coaching soccer. Currently, he is Operations Manager at GreenTwist . Having coached children’s soccer he has always
strived to be an advocate for the underdog and for team building.


Bullying hurts everyone. We all know the pain of bullying and exclusion and know how it negatively effects our children, their safety, and our society. Bullying related suicide is the third leading cause of death among children and I for one could not stick my head in the sand and pretend this is not happening. I am certain that we can do better because the status quo is unacceptable! I believe bullying should not be part of growing up and that planting the seeds of kindness at an early age is the key in building a safe, strong and united world. Children need to learn compassion, empathy, non-judgement as well as the importance of tolerance, respect, inclusion and understanding that every individual has something unique to contribute to our collective humanity regardless of our differences. We all have one world and we need to be unified to take care of one another and our beautiful planet. 

 

Together we can put an end to bullying and lead our next generation towards a greater social interconnection along a humanistic path.

                                               

Shadi Pourkashef,

​Founder of Ability Awareness Project

Goodwill Ambassador of World Kindness for the City of Laguna Beach​

Voted "Best Activist", 2019 Laguna Beach Vibe

​Voted the 2019 Irvine Valley College Outstanding Alumnus

Alyssa Antoci 

A freshman in high school in Santa Barbara County, who wrote a book about bullying at age 8 called "The Purple Marble". The book was adapted into a one act musical by pcpa.org and is being performed in schools all over through their outreach program. She has her book at 150 schools so far with the goal to get it into every elementary school in America. 

Sande St. John
74th Assembly District Woman of the Year 2017, Sande has served the Laguna Beach community for over 30 years helping children, seniors, local businesses and the homeless. She was also the winner of 2017 Best Local Volunteer voted by the Laguna Beach Vibe and as Stu News calls her she's an "incomparable volunteer extraordinaire". She's been a Founding Board members of Woman’s Club Resource Center, No Square Theater, Laguna Beach Film Society, M.A.C.Y. Awards, Laguna Beach Relief & Resource. Along with that she's been a board member of Resource Center, Orange County United Way, VFW, Exchange Club, past president of Patriot's Day Parade, Chairwoman of Annual Pancake Breakfast Memorial Day & Labor Day, Community Liaison of Laguna Beach Chamber of Commerce, the CoExecutive Director of Laguna Beach Chamber of Commerce 1993/94 and has served on the committee of Laguna Beach City HIV Committee, Laguna Beach City Vision Laguna Committee, Laguna Beach Community Clinic
Annual Easter Egg Hunt, Back to School Party for Low Income Children/Families, Hospitality Night (40 years), Santa’s House, St Vincent de Paul Outreach, Laguna Beach Police Awards Banquet, Laguna Beach Fire Awards Banquet,
Laguna Beach Marine Safety/LifeGuards Awards Banquet, Golden Deeds Awards, Adopt A Family – Thanksgiving & Christmas, Laguna Beach Live and Laguna Beach Community Band.


Kate McCallum
Founder of the non-profit corporation, C3: Center for Conscious Creativity, an LA based collective creative futuristic conscious media makers to transform society and culture through the power of art and media.

A NOTE FROM OUR founder

Cece and "The Kindness Cat"
Aragon The Cat- Actor, Comedian, Social  Activist. Best known for his role as Lord Tubbington for 5 years on the Emmy award winning show Glee. Aragon's fame as Lord Tubbington sky rocketed to celebrity appearances around the country and several television appearances on the Animal Planet Network. As a Celebrity cat and a nationally recognized Pet Partners Animal Therapy Cat Aragon has traveled nation wide sharing his message of love, hope and Kindness.


William E. Levin

Juris Doctor from University of Miami Law School, Mr. Levin's experience includes legal services in diverse fields and industries ranging from food and beverage, real estate, entertainment, apparel , and financial , to music, art, publishing,  automotive, and many others.  Renowned for his expertise in intellectual property law, including trademarks and related litigation, the author of a leading trademark treatise, Trade Dress Protection­,  now in a second edition,  Mr.  Levin has served on the Advisory Board of United States Patents Quarterly (Bureau of National Affairs), the Editorial Boards of Trademark Reporter(INTA), Trademark World®,and San Francisco Attorneymagazines, the Advisory Board of Whittier Law School and the Executive Committee of the Los Angeles Complex Inns of Court.  Mr. Levin served as a Committee Chair of the American Bar Association, Patent, Trademark and Copyright Section and as an editor for one of its publications... & much more!

Corinne Capiaux 

BS from Texas A&M and Masters from University of Pennsylvania. Local and International work experience, mother of 3, passionate about our mission, filled with new innovative ideas to expand our impact.

Justin Phan

Humanitarian, activist, passionate about building a peaceful bully-free world for our next generation. Creator of our hundreds of vigils of children who’ve committed suicide due to bullying that we take to events for raising awareness.

Ragan Thomson-O'Reilly
Mother of 5, Transformational Life Coach and Spiritual Counselor of Healing Hub Santa Barbara, facilitating healing for families and individuals.

Sandra Thornton

Former Executive Director of School Power Educational Foundation, Board of Boys and Girls Club in Laguna Beach, Board of CSP Shelters in Laguna Beach, Co-Manager of Chamber of Commerce Laguna Beach, Board member of Laguna Beach community clinic.

Catalina K. Jackson
BS degree on Business Administration from University of Sonora. Secretary of nonprofit Ex-Alumni Association of CEBATIS. President of non-profit Alumni Association of CESUES. Fluent in both English and Spanish. Passionate seeker of spiritual truths and dedicated to the task of helping humanity with our dream of a better world.