Empower communities to be a catalyst for change & equal opportunity through sustainable programs that promote safety, health, & inclusion, in collaboration with residents, volunteers, civic leaders & business coalitions.
Founder and Executive Director of Trauma to Triumphs, Inc. (bKind), Lisa provides resources to transcend trauma, poverty, and deprivation; and collaborates to honor diversity and advance the quality of life in NYC communities. Educated at Emma Willard School & Boston College, she transitioned from a career in Business and Marketing to directly serve individuals in need of basic necessities and programs for mental and physical wellness.
Julian has played a pivotal role helping Trauma to Triumphs, Inc provide accessible programs for all children and young adults. His attention to detail, compassion, and experience with youth facing unprecedented challenges including language barriers, anxiety, depression, and so much more make Julian an invaluable asset to any team. Julian's own words reflect the cherished values and mission of bKind: "I focus on the positive things that brighten a moment because each can make a positive impact; like a pebble dropped in a pool, there is a ripple effect. One action, even if seemingly small, can be a source of inspiration that results in an individual or collective achievement"
Macy joined the bKind team in March 2020 to launch emergency response initiatives when NYC shutdown due to the pandemic. She played an invaluable role in hunger relief, senior care, and academic support for youth who had no access to computers/WiFi for virtual learning. Her youth outreach activities include spearheading toy/clothing drives, mentoring, and supporting Voices of Youth. Macy oversees social media platforms and develops strategies to promote bKind programs where bKind programs, events, and partnerships.
In partnership with bKind, Vincent Green spearheaded a worldwide children's publishing project, Voices of Youth, in 2022. Vincent was honored in February 2023 at annual Black History celebration for his unparalleled service, leadership, wisdom, and integrity that continue to shape our communities, our youth, and our world.
Raymond Russell spearheaded programs for safety and positive thinking helping countless individuals achieve a state of overall joy and wellbeing. He has over 30 year investigative service and has been honored for his unparalleled service, Ray is a 2nd Degree Black Belt: Nabi Su Martial Arts (incl Tai Chi & Kung Fu) & previously trained in Vee Arnis Jitsu & Kansai Self Defense.
With great respect and admiration to Doris Ling-Cohan for a lifetime of unwavering, consistent dedication to making our city a better place and inspiring countless individuals to overcome all obstacles.
"We have the collective power to be the catalyst for change, so no group is considered "foreign" or "lesser"; so that equality and kindness are directed to each of us. bKind bONE!" Doris Ling-Cohan
Certified in Yoga for Children, Family Yoga, Trauma-Sensitive Teaching Methodology, and Y12SR Yoga, she has developed programs for all age groups, through affiliations with New York Cares, Gilda’s Club, Lincoln Square Neighborhood Center, “Inhale to Exhale,” “Womankind,” Sanctuary for Families, Henry Street Settlement, and University Settlement. Collaboration with community members, business associates, civic leaders, corporations, and volunteers has facilitated neighborhood food drives, hunger relief, and sustainable programs, designed to teach Safety, Positivity, Physical, Mental, and Emotional Wellbeing. The NYS Assembly has supported the mission of bKIND; and awarded its CITATION for the vital role of compassionate, visionary individuals uniting to serve the community and promote dignity, equality, safety, security, and equal opportunities for all.
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