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Spiritual Playdate is honored that you are interested in joining our Advisory Board. Our Board is composed of authors, educators, experts, and even faith-specific or interfaith clergy who use their knowledge and talents to support us in developing the best content that supports the wellness of body, mind and soul. If you are excited about our mission to bring social, emotional and spiritual life skills to the next generation and create a more peaceful world, please join us.

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Afri Atiba

Afri A. Atiba is an activist scholar and native of Chicago, IL. She completed her undergraduate studies at Columbia College of Chicago, a Master of Di...

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Ani Zonneveld

Ani Zonneveld is founder and President. Since its inception, Ani has presided over MPV’s expansion to include chapters and affiliates in 12 countrie...

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Billy Kaplan

Billy Kaplan’s work is being his wife’s husband and his daughter’s father. To support that work, he is a Clinical Social Worker and a singer-son...

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Cilvia Osborne

Cilvia Osborne, who now adds author to her list of amazing accomplishments! A passionate and driven educator with a strong desire to help people deve...

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David Zinner

David Zinner is the founder and Executive Director of Kavod v'Nichum, (Honor and Comfort), which has worked to restore to Jewish death and bereavement...

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Dilnaz Waraich

My faith base is Islam. I am a member of the Muslim Community Center and believe we all can be better neighbours by sharing our commonalities and buil...

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Dr. Marty K. Casey

Dr. Marty K. Casey is a Global Peace Ambassador, transitional trauma coach, speaker, and so much more. Her portfolio of contributions and body of work...

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Ellen Price

Ellen Price was 25 years old and an Episcopalian when she found and joined the Bahá’í Faith in 1986. For the last twenty years, she has worked for...

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Etan Boritzer

Etan Boritzer is the author and publisher of the best-selling ‘What is?’ series of children’s books on universal life concepts, now published in...

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Father Corey Brost

Father Corey Brost brings a wealth of experience to the table from his many roles as a priest and brother in the Viatorian order as well as being a la...

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Hanna Brown Schock

Hanna Brown Schock is a nationally certified school psychologist, experienced teacher, curriculum writer, and blogger who is passionate about helping ...

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Jamie Marie Robinson

Mambo Jae is an initiated priestess in the Vodou Pantheon. She was born into a family of passionate practitioners and herbologists. From a young age, ...

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Judith Quittner Seizys

Judith Seizys is a Circle Sanctuary Pagan priestess. Circle is a 501(c)(3) non-profit Nature Spirituality church, located on a 200-acre nature preserv...

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Kate Jordan

Kate is the Director of Youth & Family Ministry at Unity on the North Shore in Evanston, Illinois, just outside of Chicago. A long-time volunteer...

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Kate Trnka

Kate Trnka is a writer, educator, workshop facilitator, and small business owner. She is the founder of The Sacred Earth Institute and is the owner/op...

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Kathryn Magnusson, M.Ed.

Meet Kathy Magnusson, M.Ed., speaker, trainer, and founder of Wildewood Learning. With 25+ years in education, Kathy, a licensed teacher, champions tr...

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Kavitha Ramachandran

Kavitha Ramachandran, her mother, Mrs. Visalakshi Ramachandran and her other family members has been in the practice of promoting positive, healthier ...

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Kristin Wintermute

Kristin Wintermute is the Education Director at the American Humanist Association’s Center for Education. She has BA degrees in Psychology and Art S...

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Naomi Priddy

Naomi is the Multicultural Learning Librarian at Oak Park Public Library, where she curates the Multicultural Collection, a circulating collection of ...

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Rabbi Ari Poster Moffic

Rabbi Ari Poster Moffic was ordained in 2007 from Hebrew Union College. She has an undergraduate degree from Indiana University in Religious Studies, ...

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Rabbi Rami Shapiro

Rabbi Rami Shapiro is an award-winning author of over thirty books on religion and spirituality. Rami received rabbinical ordination from the Hebrew U...

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Rabbi Steve Hart

Throughout his 32 years in the rabbinate, Rabbi Hart has worked very closely with interfaith matters and concerns. He has served as the clergy chair o...

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Rabbi Wendi Geffen

Rabbi Wendi Geffen has served as one of North Shore Congregation Israel’s rabbis since 2002. She is passionate about Judaism, Torah, and the way the...

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Scott Paeth

Scott R. Paeth is an Associate Professor of Religious Studies at DePaul University in Chicago, IL. He works in the fields of Christian Social Ethics a...

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Shefali Ajmera

Shefali Ajmera is a Jain educator, activist, and filmmaker and also an artist who paints on Jain religious themes. She dedicates herself to promoting ...

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Shiv Talwar

Shiv Talwar was born in 1937 in pre-partition India. Life took him to greener pastures in the United States, Britain and Canada, where he received a P...

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Shiva Singh Khalsa

Shiva Singh Khalsa is the President & Chief Executive Officer of the Spirit Rising Foundation. Shiva Singh’s parents were first-generation immig...

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Soraya Deen

Soraya Deen is the founder of the Muslim Women Speakers Movement, and Co-founder of Peacemoms (Promoting Christian Muslim /Dialogue).She is a spiritua...

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Steph Janzen

Steph Janzen is a certified hypnotherapist and owner of Mindscapes Records, an independent record label specializing in relaxation albums for kids, te...

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Susan Cottrell

Susan Cottrell is the prominent voice for faith parents of LGBTQ children. She is a national speaker, teacher, theologian and counsellor with years of...

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Tura Foster Gillespie

Former bookseller, Children's Minister, Aunt and Activist, Tura works with diverse children's books to help ensure all children can grow up seeing the...

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Twila York

Twila York is the former organizer of Chicagoland Pagan Pride. She has been an organizer of fundraisers and educational events in the American pagan c...

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Vicki Garlock

She is the author of We All Have Sacred Spaces (July, 2020), a children’s book for kids age 4-10 and Interfaith Made Easy: Unit #1 – Peace (2018-2...

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Wade Fransson

Wade Fransson is the Founder of Something or other Publishing (SOOP), a groundbreaking company that combines the potential of Social Media and Self-Pu...

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Ying Goh

As a teacher, she is passionate about instilling strong moral values in children. She guides children towards showing gratitude to others and being th...

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Zenly Diansuy

Zenly Diansuy, known affectionately as Coach Zen, embodies a remarkable journey that seamlessly integrates her profound musical expertise with her unw...

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