ADR New Beginnings Team

New BeginningsDIRECTORS

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Advisor

Founder/Editor-in-Chief:
Deborah J. Levine

Deborah is an award-winning author of 14 books and Forbes Magazine top 10 Diversity & Inclusion Trailblazers. She coordinated the 1990 National Workshop on Christian-Jewish Relations, a speaker at the Parliament of World Religions, consultant to American Jewish Committee, and a former Exec. Director of Jewish Federations. Deborah serves on Chattanooga’s Council Against Hate, TN Advisory Committee of US Global Leadership Coalition (USGLC), Volkswagen Diversity Task Force, and TN Holocaust Commission. She founded: DuPage/Chicago Interfaith Resource Network,  Women’s Council on Diversity, Youth Multicultural Video Contest. She attended Harvard U. with coursework at Harvard Divinity School, New York U. and U. of Illinois at Chicago with degrees in Cultural Anthropology, Urban Planning, and Religion.  She was a blogger with The Huffington Post and is now an opinion columnist at The Chattanooga Times Free Press. 

BulindaDirectors USA and Africa: Bishop John & Mary A. Bulinda

Bishop John Abondi Bulinda and his beloved wife Mary V. Abondi, a former Deputy Head School Teacher, are humble Missionaries from Kambiri, a small village in Kakamega County in Kenya. The couple’s passionate love for God and people of all Nationalities and Cultures, led to their leaving their careers, siblings and motherland to engage in the noble calling of fighting evil by banishing HATE through Interfaith Harmony. Bishop Bulinda arrived in the USA in 2013 to seek opportunities to help solve tribal violence brought about by political differences that claimed 1,000 lives and displaced 600,000 Kenyans. In 2014, Ferguson, Missouri, was engulfed in riots following the shooting of a Black teenager by a police officer, bringing to a standstill business activities as well as property losses from the resultant chaos. The Bishop used the sound of the Jewish Shofar to Pull Down Walls of HATE and Bring Peace and Harmony back to Missouri. The couple are now Coordinators of the ADR New Beginnings 2020 USA/Africa, Board members of the World Council of Mayors, Trustees to the Center for American Studies/Concord MA, Liaison for United States Global Leadership Coalition (USGLC).

AdvisoryMission Security Director: Howard Gerald Comen

Howard holds S. Carolina Law Enforcement Division Private Detective License #30 and has investigated public officials from small-town Mayors to the United States President. He conducts investigations in South Africa, Nigeria, England, France, Canada, Mexico and had investigations featured by Geraldo Rivera, Bill O’Reilly, CNN, MSNBC and was published in The NY Times and Washington Post. He has a Political Science Degree from U. of South Carolina where he  developed a Student Marshall Program as a buffer during riots between students, administrators, and law enforcement. Since college, he’s worked to bring about Interfaith, Racial, Tribal, Ethnic and Gender Equity.  He teamed up with ADR’s Deborah Levine to develop  ADR New Beginning 2020 in association with the U.N. World Interfaith Harmony Week, World Conference of Mayors, and Historic Black Townships and Settlements Alliance.
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ADVISORS

Interfaith Advisors

Africa Advisors

  • Professor Nathan Kahara:  President of Former Mayors International, Former mayor of Nairobi, Chairman of Golden Rule International, Chairman of World Children Organization (WCO)
  • Dr. Joe Aketch, Secretary General for Former Mayors International [FMI]

USA Advisors

STAFF

Africa Staff

  •  Protus Bulinda: Coordinator
    • Hillary Abondi
    • Edward Abondi

USA Staff

  • Earl Berkun: Logistics/Website
  • Richard Wellington: Bookkeeper
  • Jonny Harris: Assistant, World Conference of Mayors
  • Akivah Ahavah Ben Joseph (Flip): Development Coordinator

Anti-terrorism Staff

  •  Ilan Hendelman:  Mission Security Coordinator

 

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