USA Board Profiles

Becky Bavinger

BeckyBavingerBecky is the Co-founder of Destiny Reflection and lived in India from 2007 – 2010. She returned to the USA to attain her Masters in Public Administration from New York University, and after graduating she joined Bloomberg Philanthropies in 2012. There, she works in the public health department on the reproductive health, road safety, and drowning prevention programmes. She co-leads a volunteer group at Exodus Transitional Community and serves on the Young Professional Board of Urban Assembly’s School of Global Commerce and on the board of the NYC Fair Trade Coalition.

 

 

 

 

Martine Bolsens-Peetermans

I believe that we are all connected to each other, and that we all hold a moral and human responsibility to each other. I believe education is the most powerful tool in empowering communities to break through the constraints that are holding them back, allowing individuals to envision a new future in which each has the opportunity to thrive in a dignified life. I believe in giving back and reaching out, and that there is richness in diversity. I am an advocate, a bridge-builder and a connector. I belong to a global network of passionate agents of change and feel privileged to be a link in the chain of positive global transformation.

As the co-founder of Kenya Women Rising, I facilitated the Inaugural Transformational Leadership Program at Egerton University in February 2017.

In the Bay Area, I work with disadvantaged women with a background of emotional and substance abuse, often with a history of incarceration, and who are now looking forward to a brighter future. These courageous women are eager to have their hands on the steering wheel of their life so the vicious circle may end with them, opening up never-imagined opportunities for the next generation.

Through my work as Global Ambassador with Global Women’s Leadership Network, I have the honor and privilege of meeting a number of outstanding women game changers. Adding my voice to theirs, and carrying their vision forward allows me to be part of the global change movement.

I proudly serve on the board of a variety of organizations and non-profits:
– Santa Clara University, Santa Clara, USA: Executive Committee of Board of Fellows
– Destiny Reflection, Kolkata, India: US Board Member
– Amici Lovanienses, San Francisco, USA: Director of West Coast Operations
– Healthier Kids Foundation, Santa Clara, USA

Bachelors of Arts, Karel de Grote Hogeschool, Berchem, Belgium.
Co-Founder of the Student Care Group for Junior High and High School Students,
St. Michielscollege, Brasschaat, Belgium.


Cathy Clayton

CathyClaytonCathy is a physician in private practice in Plant City, Florida and has been very involved in her community. She plays on the local tennis team and is a member of various social clubs. She has assisted Destiny Foundation from Day 1, and took a trip to India in
2008 to see the production facility and meet the young women working at Destiny Reflection.

 

 

 

Sharan Dhanoa


Sharan has SharanDhanoaworked for over ten years in non-profits. This includes crime research, work on youth violence prevention, and prison reform. She continued her studies by completing a Masters in Criminology as well as a law degree. Sharan has mental health experience, having worked in a emergency psychiatric facility. She currently coordinates efforts in the South Bay area as Coordinator for the South Bay Coalition to End Human Trafficking. She also works in indigent criminal defence in San Francisco County.

 

 

 

 

Anne Edwardson
AnneEdwardsAnne is a pediatric occupational therapist, providing therapy to children with a variety of physical disabilities. Anne enjoys her work as it enables her to volunteer abroad in many capacities. In 2012, Anne volunteered with an organization in Kolkata that fights human trafficking and thereby became connected with Destiny Reflection. Anne watched Destiny Reflection fill a vacuum of unmet needs by providing vocational training and emotional support to survivors of sex trafficking. She was instantly impressed by the quality of Destiny Reflection’s products, as well, and enjoys selling items at her church’s Christmas market and at a local gallery.