FAVACA volunteer work with partner La Red, Tulua, Colombia.
FAVACA volunteer work with partner La Red, Tulua, Colombia.

As a certified philosophical practitioner my work is applying philosophy to everyday questions and problems at the societal, organizational and individual levels. Through presentations, teaching, coaching and counseling, my wish is to serve as a guide aiding others in achieving their highest end.

As a researcher and project manager for the Florida Institute of Government, I work with public and non-profit organizations to help them develop a culture of innovation based upon leadership, learning, and processes. I also design leadership and e-learning programs. My work is based on applying philosophical teachings to real world issues, and in particular applying the leadership ideas of the work of Ray Jorgensen, Peter Senge, Ed Schein, and the Society for Organizational Learning, as well as the principles of cultural change from the writings of philosophers such as John Dewey, Paulo Freire, Jurgen Habermas, and Michel Foucault.

As associate editor of Philosophical Practice, the journal of the American Philosophical Practitioners Association (APPA), I solicit and preview articles and manage the article review process. APPA is a professional association and certifying body for philosophical counselors, professional philosophers who use philosophy as a means of counseling individuals through life’s problems.

As a board member of the Florida Association for Volunteer Action in the Caribbean and Americas (FAVACA), I promote international collaboration and assistance and help guide FAVACA in its strategic mission. FAVACA’s mission is, through training and technical assistance, to improve environmental, social and economic conditions in the region.

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