Dorothy has 30+ years’ experience engaged in US and international policy to advance human rights protection, democratic governance and civil society program development, as well as issues related to trauma healing. She has worked in the United States Congress, the US Agency for International Development, and the nonprofit sphere. Representing the US Government and Members of Congress, she has defended the human rights and dignity of men and women in virtually every continent around the globe, with particular focus on violence against women and children, torture of political and religious prisoners, accessibility for those with disabilities, and the crime of human trafficking. Her commitments have taken her to more than 60 countries. Dorothy serves as a lay counselor and family mediator. She and her husband James live in Alexandria, Virginia.
James has over 20 years’ experience bringing products and services to the global market. He began his career as a consultant working at Northrup Grumman and PricewaterhouseCoopers. In 1997 he began working in the computer and network security industry and has started, grown, and sold companies and technology to companies including Microsoft, Symantec, Telefonica, Verizon Wireless, AT&T, Citrix, and Cisco. James has founded two non-profit organizations that operate around the world. He serves on the Board of Directors of Serge and is Chairman of the Board of The Elisha Foundation that serves families with children with physical and mental disabilities. James has a degree in biology and chemistry from Point Loma University. He lives with his wife Dana and six children near Portland, Oregon.