Lee Sinclair – Founder, Program Director
Every GBV prevention organization in the world ought to have a strong Self-Defense component.
Jake Sinclair MD – Founder, Ujamaa
These girls are powerful. Just give them the tools. They’ll do the rest.
Comet Group Local
Comet Group Local is a group of 5 woman from various walks of life who meet once a month to discuss strategy, priorities and wise and appropriate courses of action for NMNW. They meet at Leeâ€™s office in San Francisco to debate, dialogue and yes, argue. They are invaluable to our effort to mainstream Self-Defense globally.
Maggie is yet another transplantedÂ New Yorker living in San Francisco. She designs web-based business software for a company that also pays her to volunteer a percentage of her working hours to her community. Sheâ€™s a long-time supporter of and believer in the NMNW mission.
Vida Merwin Sanford has a long history of active leadership in San Franciscoâ€™s human service and education arenas. Vida served as consultant to the SF Unified School District and is now working within the SF Mayorâ€™s Office of Interagency Planning as the Director of SFCANDO. Vida is the mother of a middle-school aged daughter.
Thuy Nguyen is a passionate educator who has worked with children and youth in San Francisco as a classroom teacher and within non-profit organizations. Currently, she is the director of The Thrive House for Youth and the co-founder of the SF Skate Club, a unique mobile skateboarding program for children.
Charlotte Mills Seligman
Charlotte Mills Seligman is President of Traversant, Inc., a San Francisco Bay Area brand communications firm she founded in 1999. She is a passionate advocate of equal rights and education for girls and women and works with numerous nonprofits, including Educate Girls Globally, the Hispanic Scholarship Fund, Refugee Transitions, and Project Homeless Connect. A former Peace Corps volunteer in Liberia, West Africa, she has two grown sons and three granddaughters.