“Scribes,” for Awakened World 2012 are experienced students, activists, and organizational leaders in their own right who have accepted the important role of keeping written reports of the key points and insights introduced in all working sessions. They will support the facilitation team and Core Group session leaders in all aspects of these proceedings, ensuring that the collective wisdom of each working group is represented fairly in plenary sessions and press conferences.


Diane DeTerra Liz Pavlovich Medhurst Nina Lynn Meyerhof Megan Stanek Stephanie Van Hook Diane Williams Quinntavious Williams Rev. Carolyn Wilkins




Diane de Terra
Diane de Terra, PhD, is an anthropologist and activist in international development and education, a linguist and an interpreter who devotes her life to engaged spirituality. The recipient of numerous awards: Fulbright, East-West Center, NEH, SSRC, and the co-author of Pioneering Spiritual Activism, she ensures sustainable
change in the 60 countries where she has served by training, empowering, fostering dialogue, unity and respect among all involved.


Liz Pavlovich Medhurst
Liz Pavlovich Medhurst is currently enrolled in the University of London International Programme / London School of Health and Tropical Medicine and pursuing an MSc in Public Health with a focus on Health and the Environment. Within the past three years she has lived and worked in South Africa, Uganda and Tanzania. In Tanzania she worked for a US non-profit organization that offered technical and infrastructure support to one of the largest hospitals and medical universities in the country. While still young in her career, her work has been recognized by the Pathway Women’s Health Humanitarian Award for community building and fundraising efforts.


Nina Lynn Meyerhof
Nina Lynn Meyerhof, Ed.D., President and Founder of Children of the Earth, has made a life of advocating for children and youth. The co-author of Conscious Education: The Bridge to Freedom, and Pioneering Spiritual Activism for Youth; she is recognized as a transformative educator committed to global responsibility. Nina has received many awards for her work from The Mother Theresa Award,the Sultana Award, the Citizens Department of Peace Award ,The International Educators Award for Peace as well as the State of Vermont passed a Resolution honouring her for her life’s work in PEACE.


Megan Stanek

As Executive Assistant for the Association for Global New Thought, Megan is the resident webmaster and graphic designer, and the International Task Force Coordinator for the Gandhi-King Seasons for Peace and Nonviolence. She is assistant coordinator of Awakened World 2012 in Italy, and was onsite manager for the New Thought Delegation at the 2009 Parliament of the World's Religions in Melbourne, Australia. Megan has also had the privilege of assisting Barbara Marx Hubbard at the Foundation for Conscious Evolution. She is currently working on the Evolutionary Voters project, aimed at increasing voter turnout in the 2012 US presidential election.


Stephanie Van Hook

Before assuming her responsibilities as Executive Director of the Metta Center for Nonviolence (, Stephanie Van Hook earned an M.A. in Conflict Resolution and Mediation from Portland State University and served in the United States Peace Corps (Benin 2005-2007). Stephanie is an earnest student of meditation, women's issues and Gandhian nonviolence and is a committed servant to ushering in the new paradigm through nonviolence education and practice. She regularly writes for alternative media on the heart of progressive change and is currently working on a book with her beloved mentor, Professor Emeritus Michael Nagler.


Rev. Carolyn Wilkins

A consultant, spiritual leader and lifelong advocate for ethical leadership, nonviolence and the arts, Rev. Carolyn has managed projects, produced events and distributed products and services in over 30 countries. Currently the director of global humanitarian and interfaith outreach programs at Agape International Spiritual Center, she teaches, speaks on and writes about values, nonviolence, business ethics and spiritual principles.

Diane Williams
Diane Williams is the Founder and President of The Source of Synergy Foundation. She served as first Chairperson of the NGO Committee on Spirituality, Values and Global Concerns (CSVGC) at the United Nations in New York. She also served as Co-Chair and Co-Founder of this committee at the United Nations in Geneva. She currently directs the Evolutionary Leaders: In Service to Conscious Evolution Circle. She has won a number of awards including the Spirit of the United Nations Award, the Golden Rule award and the PEMAC Peace Award.


Quinntavious Williams

Quinntavious Williams is a senior at Morehouse College where he is pursuing a BA in Philosophy. Quinn interned with the Martin Luther King Jr. Chapel last spring. He also was a Summer intern at the Los Angeles County Federation of Labor. During his stay in Los Angeles he regularly attended Agape International Spiritual Center. After Morehouse, he plans to relocate to Los Angeles to pursue his career in Public Affairs.


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