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Executive Committee

Riane Eisler

SAIV Executive Committee

Biography: Riane Eisler, JD is President of the Center for Partnership Studies and consults for business and governments on applications of the partnership model introduced in her work.

She is internationally known for her groundbreaking contributions as a systems scientist, attorney working for human rights, and author of numerous books, including The Chalice and the Blade: Our History, Our Future (Harper & Row, 1988), now in 25 foreign editions, and The Real Wealth of Nations: Creating a Caring Economics (Berrett-Koehler, 2008), which inspired the Caring Economy Campaign.
She taught at UCLA and other universities, keynotes conferences worldwide, and has spoken at numerous platforms, from the United Nations General Assembly, Congressional briefings, and the U.S. State Department, to major universities and corporations.
She is a member of the Club of Rome; serves on many boards and councils, including the World Future Council and the Global Council of the International Museum of Women; is a fellow of the World Academy of Art and Science; founded the Caring Economy Campaign, dedicated to moving us to a more sustainable, equitable, and caring economy; and co-founded the Spiritual Alliance to Stop Intimate Violence with Nobel Peace Laureate Betty Williams to stem the global pandemic of violence against women and children.

Dr. Eisler has received many honors, including honorary Ph.D. degrees and the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation’s 2009 Distinguished Peace Leadership Award.

Naomi Tutu

SAIV Executive Committee

Biography: Apart from speaking to diverse groups about apartheid and the continuing struggle in South Africa, Naomi Tutu, daughter of South African Archbishop Desmond Tutu founded and was chairperson of the Tutu Foundation, helping South African refugees in African countries. She also served on the advisory committee of the Archbishop Tutu Southern African Scholarship Fund.

Later, Naomi carried out consulting work in South Africa looking into educational and professional opportunities for Black women and has since taught courses on development issues and education in Africa at the Universities of Hartford and Connecticut and Brevard College in North Carolina. She has also worked at the University of Cape Town where she was a Program Coordinator at the African Gender Institute. She was in charge of programs on Race and Gender, and Gender-based violence in education. From 1999-2002, Naomi served as Program Coordinator for the Race Relations Institute at Fisk University and at the beginning of 2003 took up the position of Associate Director of the newly formed Office of International Programs at Tennessee State University in Nashville. Since 2005 Ms Tutu has worked as a motivational speaker, conference diversity facilitator and women’s retreat leader.

Naomi holds a BA in Economics and French and an MA in International Economic Development. In addition she was awarded an Honorary Doctorate by the Universal Orthodox College of Ogun State, Nigeria in 1985.

Licia Rando M.S.W.

SAIV Executive Committee

Biography: Licia is a social activist, children’s book author, and author of Caring & Connected Parenting: A Guide to Raising Connected Children. She spends her time working to “make a more loving and peaceful world. ”Licia enjoys reading the latest neuroscience research that relates to children, parenting, and trauma.

Licia has a B.S. degree in Holistic Health Studies, a Master of Elementary Education degree, and a Master of Social Work degree.

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Joe Rando

SAIV Executive Committee

Biography: Joe is an entrepreneur, primarily focused on retail real estate software. He is the CEO & Cofounder of Trade Area Systems, the world’s leading provider of business intelligence technology for retail real estate.

Joe is interested in the application of evolutionary theory to human behavior and culture with the goal of finding insights for solutions to problems found in all modern societies. This has led him to domestic violence and child abuse as major leverage points.

Joe has a B.S. in Physics and an MBA with a concentration in real estate.