Admitted to the bar in New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Florida and California, Elizabeth’s legal work focuses primarily on helping new and emerging social entrepreneurs. As a non profit executive with over a decade of experience, she has vast experiences in this area and has helped ensure the success and safety of dozens of organizations.
She also serves as the Executive Director for Keren Or, Inc., The Jerusalem Center for Blind Children with Multiple Disabilities, a position she has held since 2012.
Elizabeth holds a Juris Doctorate from Brooklyn Law School where she attended night school while working full time; a Masters in Writing from the University of Warwick, UK where she received the Student Bursary Award, and a Bachelors in Psychology from Boston University where she graduated summa cum laude.
Elizabeth is a member of the Administrative Law Committee of the New York City Bar Association serves as and Advisory Board Member to a number of organizations. Her immigration works focuses on asylum and family petitions.
Elizabeth is a published poet and novelist.
Visionary, Founder, and Artistic Director of the Vancouver Biennale, a not-for-profit charitable organization created in 2004, Barrie Mowatt has a history of initiating public and community projects and has been the recipient of several awards, including the Vancouver Business in Arts Award (from the Vancouver Board of Trade) and the Ethics in Action Award (from Vancouver City Savings and the BC Work Ministry). He has twice been nominated for Western Canada’s Entrepreneur of the Year in the category of socially responsible businesses.
Philanthropist, educator, psychologist, entrepreneur, art collector, and former contemporary art dealer/gallerist, Barrie Mowatt has integrated his passion for education, learning, the arts, and community engagement into the creation of the Vancouver Biennale. His vision includes the celebration of the public space of the cities in Metro Vancouver via a biannual, 24-month OPEN AIR MUSEUM exhibition of the world’s finest public-art installations that encompass sculpture, new media, performance, photography, and film, free for all to enjoy wherever they live, work, play, and transit.
Additionally, he has helped to create an unparalleled legacy for the province and region by facilitating an International Residency Program for emerging artists, securing the donation of major public-art installations by many of the most renowned artists of the 20th and 21st centuries, and establishing numerous cultural and educational programs that invite the world to Vancouver to celebrate its architecture, public space, and cultural diversity.
Artnet president Bill Fine began his art publishing career as an executive at Hearst, where he and former director of The Metropolitan Museum, Tom Having, went on to launch the American edition of Connoisseur magazine in 1981.
Bill has also worked at Brant Publications, where he oversaw titles such as The Magazine Antiques, Art in America, and Interview for over 13 years.
In 1996, he made the jump from print to digital, joining artnet founder Hans Neuendorf to manage the artnet Sales Team. The leading resource for the international art market, artnet is the destination to buy, sell, and research art online.
Dr. Lorne Schussel
Lorne Schussel, M.A.,M.S. PhD in clinical psychology at Columbia University, Teachers College and an instructor at the Spirituality Mind Body Institute currently teaching a graduate level course in Frontiers in Mind Body Medicine: Post Materialism in the 21st century. Lorne is the Project Director of the Contemplative Neuroscience and Connectivity Project in the Spirituality and Psychology research lab.
His research focuses on the utilization of novel mind-body practices and on human connectivity within the framework of a post-materialist science. Lorne developed a psychological healing practice known as “The Best Self Visualization Method” which has been cited in the New York Times, ABC-online, and the Huffington Post. He has also been an invited speaker at the United Nations Mission to Nigeria and United Nation Church Center where he adapted the technique for global conflict resolution.
The method has been added to a curriculum for mental health and resilience at LIJ-North Shore Hospital, and he has recently worked as visiting faculty at the California State Judicial College, teaching about consciousness, meditation and loving-kindness to appointed state judges. In his spare time Lorne enjoys creative endeavors in spiritually themed film and music. He is currently based in Los Angeles.
Jan R. Lewis
Jan is an art enthusiast, art collector and arts patron. She has served on the boards of the Institute of Contemporary Art, Miami, the Front International Cleveland Triennial, the Music Association of Miami, Florida, and the Cleveland Orchestra. Additionally, Jan is a member of the Seidman Cancer Research of University Hospitals of Cleveland.