"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has."
~ Margaret Mead
Board of Directors
The Wiraqocha Foundation is governed by a small group of unpaid, volunteer global citizens.
Committed to the mission of the foundation, board members serve a term of two years
and are responsible for fiscal and strategic oversight of the foundation.
Elizabeth B. Jenkins
Founder + Executive Director
A renowned spiritual teacher of the Inka-Nature Wisdom Tradition, Wiraqocha Foundation Founder & Executive Director Elizabeth B. Jenkins is the international bestselling author of The Fourth Level, The Return of the Inka, and Journey to Q'eros. She is also a licensed psychotherapist, cultural investigator, sought-after public speaker and organic farmer.
With more than six million copies of her books in print throughout the world, Elizabeth B. Jenkins' works have been translated into 24 languages. She and her family live and work on an organic farm on the Big Island of Hawaii.
M. Kalani Souza
Kalani is a gifted storyteller, singer, songwriter, musician, performer, poet, philosopher, priest, political satirist, and peacemaker. A Hawaiian practitioner and cross-cultural facilitator, he has experience in promoting social justice through conflict resolution. Executive director of the Olohana Foundation, a non profit focused on community capacity, his workshops and lectures inspire, challenge and entertain the listener while calling all to be their greater self. His native roots allow him a unique perspective of the collision of two worlds; one steeped in traditional culture; the other a juggernaut of new morality and changing economic and political persuasion. He is a messenger of integration and collaboration in a world normally rife with exclusion, oppression and hopelessness. His work in behavior modification research, leadership, team-building and political strategy gives him generous insights into group dynamics and systems of governance.
Suzy Ross, Ph.D, CTRS, RTC
Dr. Suzy Ross is currently Director of Recreation Therapy for the Department of Health Science and Recreation at San Jose State University College of Applied Sciences and Arts. She also serves as consultant to the Veterans Administration and to individuals in private practice. As a therapist, she specializes in the treatment of women survivors of sexual trauma, post-traumatic stress, and adventure therapy. Her doctoral research examined the underlying archetypal phenomenon of personal transformation and is the subject of her forthcoming book, The Map to Wholeness: Finding Yourself through Crisis, Change, and Reinvention.
Audrey Peterman is President and Co-founder of Earthwise Productions, Inc., an environmental consulting and publishing firm focused on connecting the public lands system and the American public. Audrey serves on the board of the National Parks Conservation Association, the Association of Partners for Public Lands, and the National Parks Promotion Council. She is co-author with her husband Frank of Legacy on the Land: A Black Couple Discovers Our National Inheritance and Tells Why Every American Should Care, and the recently-released travel guide, Our True Nature: Finding a Zest for Life in the National Park System.
Elizabeth Kapu'uwailani Lindsey
Elizabeth Kapu'uwailani Lindsey, Ph.D., is the first female National Geographic fellow and the first Polynesian explorer at the National Geographic Society. An award-winning filmmaker and anthropologist, she is committed to ethnographic rescue, the conservation of vanishing indigenous knowledge and tradition. A descendant of Hawaiian chiefs, English seafarers, and Chinese merchants, Lindsey was raised by native Hawaiian elders who prophesied her role as a steward of ancestral wisdom. Lindsey's expeditions now take her to some of the most remote regions of the world. Lindsey has shared her passion for indigenous science with audiences throughout the world, including at Oxford University, Harvard University, the Smithsonian Institution, the American Museum of Natural History, and on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C.
Chrystelle Hadjikakou is a healer, teacher, filmmaker, writer, translator in German, English, and Spanish, and an initiate in the Scandinavian, Toltec, Mexica and Andean paths of energy techniques for self-empowerment and self-healing. A resident of Mexico City, she was featured as a contributing author in the international best -seller Transforming Through 2012, published in 2010.
Fredy Conde Huallpa
Fredy is the first Mystical Tour Guide authorized by the Peruvian Tourism Authority in Cuzco, Peru. He is a most excellent guide, a master of organizational details and an expert simultaneous Quechua to English translator. Fredy has worked with Elizabeth Jenkins and Wiraqocha Foundation for more than 15 years.