Our team

Apela Colorado PhDFounder and President
Chyna ColoradoProgram Manager
Samantha CarderExecutive Assistant
Carol PenedoMarketing Director
Kit Cooley Archivist
Jurgen Kremer PhDISPS Academic Partner
Matthew TuckerSound Engineer
Venus HerbitoDocumentary Film Producer and Editor
Nargiza RyskulovaCentral Asia Program Coordinator
Nanette FlemmingSouth Africa Program Coordinator

Cultural Advisors

Mary Jones, in memoriam
Hale Makua, in memoriam
Mahilani Poe Poe, in memoriam
Grace Nono
Zhaparkhul Raimbekov
Alessandra Belloni
Timoti Huia Bramley
Eiichi Maiwa
Ergeshbai Ata
Keola Sequeira, in memoriam
Kapi’iohookalani Naone
Ilarion Merculieff
Tashka Yawanawa
Tata Yawanawa, in memoriam
Dabassa Guyo, kidnapped /still missing
Erick Vidjin Agnih Gbodossou, M.D.
Ernesto Olmos
Baba Credo Mutwa

Board of directors

Dorothy Ninham
Fania Davis, Ph.D., J.D.