ANTHONY WALTON (PRESIDENT)
Anthony is the founder of numerous not for profit organisations: Body and Soul Gyms; Zeal - youth and education programmes; Romania child aid and the Body and Soul national care network. Anthony is the founder of The Rock, a contemporary church based in Wellington New Zealand. Over the past 20 years The Rock has pioneered innovative ways of actioning Church including Global Cafe's - Cafe Style Churches. Anthony has authored a number of books and has been a guest speaker for various organisations throughout New Zealand, Australia, Asia, Europe and the USA. He was also the leader of Future New Zealand, a political party that has gone on to have a significant role within the New Zealand government.
DR STEVE JENSEN
Dr. Steven Jensen is an advisor to the Red Cross in disaster risk management and a lecturer at California State University Long Beach. With thirty-five years international experience and a focus on emerging patterns of globalization and leadership, Dr. Jensen is able to advance disaster risk management from a unique perspective. His work started in the 1970’s managing refugee camps for the United Nations in Southeast Asia. He has since worked as a firefighter, emergency manager and academic in New Zealand and the United States. Field work has taken him to East Africa, the Philippines, China, Japan, Mexico and El Salvador. Dr. Jensen received his BA in International Studies from Whitworth University, a MS in Emergency Management from California State University and a Doctorate in Policy from the University of Southern California. His research is at the intersection of leadership, hazards and globalization.
Shirley is a scholar-practitioner with a broad international background in Public Health. Her research interest is at the intersection of infectious disease, disaster and policy. The need to prepare the next generation to recognise and understand the patterns characteristic of disasters has drawn her to be a lecturer in the CSULB Emergency Services Administration master of science degree program. She is dedicated to fostering excellence in students and translating theory into practice.
As senior pastor at Antioch Church of Long Beach, Chaney’s passion spans both inside the walls of his church and beyond. He is a seasoned entrepreneur, an accomplished philanthropist, a swank fashion icon, and a pronounced author. Chaney made his television debut on “Preachers of L.A.” which is a crowd-pleasing show that reaches an average of 1.1 million households each week.
Based in Hollywood, Chris divides his time between writing (songs and stories) and performing (music and telling stories) for audiences of between one and one hundred thousand. He is a founding partner of Sounds Dangerous, a music production and licensing company based in Hollywood. Some of his production credits include Blast 23, Immortals, Cats and Dogs 2, October Road, Cover Me, Men in Trees, Win a Date with Tad Hamilton, Without a Trace, Star Trek, Castle, Brothers and Sisters, Las Vegas, Yes Dear, Punk’d, Avon Breast Cancer, Bloodwork, Tavis Smiley, CSI, CSI NY, NCIS and CSI Miami.