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 Bolstiens-Peetermans

MartineBolstiens-PeetermansMartine joined GWLN in 2010 as Volunteer Manager, moved on to Fund Development in May 2011, participated in the Women Leaders for the World program in 2012, and acts as GWLN’s Global Ambassador carrying the vision of all graduates as her own. As Programme Manager, she leads the 2015 Women Leaders for the World programme. Prior to joining GWLN, Martine’s career included Customer Relations Manager at a major financial institution, French teacher for junior high and high school, and a variety of Board/volunteer positions within her church community. As Director of Development at Most Holy Trinity School in East San Jose, she focused on donor cultivation. Today, Martine is actively engaged with the Tech Awards, and sits on a variety of Boards including the Visionary Circle of the tech start-up Entefy, the Board of Fellows at SCU, US Board of Destiny Foundation, and is affiliated with the Catholic University of Leuven. She supports Dream Project, a local program for single moms working towards finishing their college degree. She feels privileged to play a unique role as bridge-builder connecting the passion of her peers with the needed resources to accomplish their dreams.

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 Edwards

Anne is an AnneEdwardsoccupational therapist and after years of working with adults in neurological rehabilitation, she has recently started working with children with physical disabilities. Anne enjoys the work and has found that it enabled her to volunteer abroad in many capacities. She’s lived in several countries doing volunteer work and hope to return abroad again someday. In 2012, Anne volunteered with an organisation that fights human trafficking that has an office in Kolkata, and that is how she first got connected to Destiny Reflection. She was instantly impressed by the quality of their products, and has tried to support Destiny Reflection in small ways, like selling products at her church’s Christmas market and placing some products for sale at a local gallery.