Advisory Board

Colleen Quen

Colleen Quen earned an AA in Fashion Design from the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising (FIDM) in 1986. Certified in French Couture, she began her journey of couture design in 2000. Quen’s work has appeared in Flair, WWD, International Herald Tribune, and America’s 39’s Next Top Model.  Her designs have been showcased on celebrities including Paris Hilton, Tyra Banks, Vivica A. Fox and Geena Davis. A native of San Francisco, Quen was chosen by the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art to participate in its 75th Anniversary Muse Campaign. As a watercolor artist and ink wash painter, in 2014, she exhibited a solo show of 30 of her paintings called In the Spirit of Fashion: Chinese Watercolors by Colleen Quen at the China Brotsky Gallery in the Thoreau Center in San Francisco. Colleen is an associate board member of the San Francisco Opera Guild and the San Francisco Symphony.

Karenna Gore

Karenna Gore is Director of the Center for Earth Ethics at Union Theological Seminary and former Director of Union Forum of Union Theological Seminary. She received an M.A. in Social Ethics from Union, a J.D. From Columbia Law School and an A.B. degree from Harvard University.  She previously worked as a lawyer and as Director of Community Affairs for the Association to Benefit Children. She is the author of Lighting the Way:  Nine Women Who Changed Modern America.  She lives in New York City with her three children.

Laura Musikanski

Laura Musikanski is Executive Director and co-founder of The Happiness Alliance. Prior to that she was the Executive Director of Sustainable Seattle and Sustainability Director for a national firm. She has focused her career on sustainability indicators with the passionate belief that you get what you measure, and its time for our policy makers, businesses and society to measure and manage for the wellbeing of people and the planet. She has taught at the graduate level University of Washington MBA program, provided professional training for over six years and conducted workshops for businesses and government agencies. Laura is author of “How to Account for Sustainability: A Guide to Measuring and Managing Performance.” She is a lawyer with an MBA.

Doug King

Doug King was born in Charleston W. Va. and grew up in NE Ohio. (Go Buckeyes!) He graduated with a dual degree in Theology and Biblical Languages in 1973. He worked with his father, author, scholar and speaker Max King, to eventually form Presence International. Doug has a background in business, being founder and CEO of a technology company in Atlanta, Ga. for 20 years. Since 2010, Doug has been the president of Presence, leading this growing network to engage emergent, integral, and interspiritual organizations and idea leaders in shared goals for the common good. Doug lives with his wife, Denée, in Dacula, Georgia.

The time has come for people of the world from different backgrounds and beliefs, through open-minded discussion, study and research, to discover the reality of common, universal principles and willingly agree to implement such integrated principles for humankind to live by.