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International Center People

Our Team and Fellows

The International Center Team

Ari Cowan

Ari Cowan, Director GeneralInternational Center for Compassionate Organizations; Louisville, Kentucky, USA
Ari Cowan bio

Tony Belak, JD

Tony Belak, JD, Associate Director GeneralInternational Center for Compassionate Organizations; Louisville, Kentucky, USA
Tony Belak bio

Lorena Lasky

Lorena Lasky, Chief Engagement OfficerInternational Center for Compassionate Organizations; Louisville, Kentucky, USA

Lorena Lasky bio

Darran Trute

Darran Trute, Executive Director - UKInternational Center for Compassionate Organizations - United Kingdom; Nottingham, UK

Darran Trute bio

Jeff Buck

Jeff Buck, Associate Director - UKInternational Center for Compassionate Organizations - United Kingdom; Nottingham, UK
Jeff Buck bio

Matt Fisher

Matt Fischer, Special Projects — PhD candidate, University of Louisville, Department of Urban and Public Affairs; Louisville, Kentucky, USA

Matt Fischer bio

Luisa Trujillo

Luisa Trujillo, Special Projects — Masters candidate, University of Louisville, Department of Urban and Public Affairs; Louisville, Kentucky, USA

Luisa Trujillo bio

The International Center team
is supported by volunteers and
university graduate student interns.

International Center Fellows

The International Center for Compassionate Organizations includes those who have been named Fellows of the International Center. Our Fellows help guide us, connect us, identify activities in which we should be engaged, and organizations we should support. Current Fellows of the International Center are:

James R. Doty, MD

James R. Doty, MDDirector and Founder, the Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education (CCARE); Clinical Professor of Neurosurgery, Stanford University; Stanford, California USA

Jane Dutton, PhD

Jane Dutton, PhD Robert L. Kahn Distinguished Professor of Business Administration and Psychology, Stephen M. Ross School of Business, University of Michigan; Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA

Vicky Edmonds

Vicky J. EdmondsPoet; Seattle, Washington, USA

Paul Gilbert, PhD

Paul Gilbert, PhD, FBPsS, OBEConsultant Clinical Psychologist, Derbyshire Mental Health Services NHS Trust; Professor of Clinical Psychology, the University of Derby; Founder of The Compassionate Mind Foundation; Derby, UK

Joseph S. Grant, PhD

Joseph S. Grant, PhD Faculty, Criminal-Justice, Indiana University Southeast; New Albany, Indiana, USA

Mesut Idriz, PhD

Mesut Idriz, PhDFaculty, University of Sarajevo; Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Jason Kanov, PhD

Jason Kanov, PhD Assistant Professor of Management, College of Business and Economics, Western Washington University; Bellingham, Washington, USA

Farhad Karamally

Farhad Karamally Director, Funverks; Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan

Tori Murden McClure, MDiv JD MFA

Tori Murden McClure, MDiv JD MFAPresident, Spalding University; Louisville, Kentucky, USA

Helen McConnell, PhD

Helen McConnell, PhD Senior Development and Communications Professional; Washington, DC, USA

Lidewij Niezink, PhD

Lidewij Niezink, PhD Independent scholar, psychologist, educator; Bergerac, France

Lynn Rippy

Lynn Rippy 2014 - 2015 YouthBuild Director of the Year; Louisville, Kentucky, USA

Vinciane Rycroft

Vinciane RycroftDirector and Co-Founder, Mind with Heart; Coordinator and Co-Founder, Empathy and Compassion in Society; London, UK



David C. Yamada, JD — Professor of Law and Director, New Workplace Institute; Co-Director Employment Law, Suffolk University; Boston, Massachusetts, USA

Monica Worline, PhD

Monica Worline, PhD CEO, EnlivenWork; Faculty Affiliate, Center for Positive Organizations, University of Michigan; Research Scientist, Center for Compassion and Altruism, Stanford University

David Yamada, JD

David C. Yamada, JD Professor of Law and Director, New Workplace Institute; Co-Director Employment Law, Suffolk University; Boston, Massachusetts, USA

Robin Youngson

Dr. Robin Youngson Co-Founder Hearts in Healthcare; Anesthesiologist and Honorary senior lecturer, University of Auckland; Auckland, New Zealand

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