John Perkins is a co-founder of the Pachamama Alliance. He has advised financial institutions, Fortune 500 corporations, and leaders of countries around the world as Chief Economist at a major international consulting firm. His book Confessions Of An Economic Hit Man based on those experiences made the New York Times non-fiction bestseller list. He has written 10 books on global intrigue, shamanism, and transformation.
Maisa Arias is the Global Engagement Manager at Pachamama Alliance. She comes from a family dedicated to social change and equality. Influenced by her family’s vision, she came to discover her true passion while working in the nonprofit field and with children for 10 years in San Francisco. During that time, it became evident to her that the younger generation needed and deserved a just world; the world that her own parents envisioned for all.
Lynne Twist is a co-founder of the Pachamama Alliance, and founder of The Soul of Money Institute. She has dedicated herself to alleviating poverty and hunger, and supporting social justice and environmental sustainability through her ongoing work as a speaker, author, and fundraiser.
Sara Vetter is the Major Gift Fundraiser for the Pachamama Alliance and Business Development Director of the Soul of Money Institute. She has worked side by side with Lynne Twist for over 12 years as a coach, consultant, workshop leader, keynote speaker, and strategist to support the work and financial well being of both organizations.
Belén Paez has been the Director of Fundación Pachamama, Pachamama Alliance’s sister organization in Ecuador for nearly 25 years. Now she serves as the President of the Board of Directors of Fundación Pachamama and also plays a key coordinating role in the Amazon Sacred Headwaters Initiative to permanently protect over 86 million acres of rainforest.
Narcisa Mashienta is a Shuar woman from the Ecuadorian Amazon rainforest and has lived in Achuar territory for many years. She’s the co-founder and Coordinator of Fundación Pachamama’s Ikiama Nukuri program (formerly known as Jungle Mamas) and has dedicated 10+ years to supporting Indigenous women in the Amazon region of Ecuador with maternal and infant health care.
Reverend Deborah Johnson (Rev D.)
Reverend Deborah Johnson is an activist, spiritual leader, and Pachamama Alliance Board Member. She brings decades of experience and deep embodiment around the intersection and distinctions of spirit and justice. In addition to founding Inner Light Ministries, and offering talks and workshops on matters of race and spiritual fulfillment, she’s been actively involved in the advancement of LGBTQ rights.
Butterscotch, the vocal percussionist virtuosa, uses her powerful voice to defy gender and music social constructs. Butterscotch blends Hip-Hop, Jazz, Soul and Reggae and her shows are emotionally and physically invigorating with her trifecta fusion of singing, beatboxing, and playing either piano or guitar simultaneously, or creating endless layers on her loop station. Her philanthropic mission is to empower and elevate people through music and compassion.
Find your role in the climate justice movement
Take grounded, spirit-based, climate justice action in your community with Pachamama Alliance’s programs. You’ll discover the difference you can make, what systems and structures to shift, and the skills to make it possible.
Get a taste of what you can experience in our programs in our upcoming call, Spirit and Justice. In this call, activist, spiritual leader, and Pachamama Alliance board member Reverend Deborah Johnson will explore how connection to spirit and the Earth can inform the action we take for justice for all people.
Wednesday, December 7 | 12:00 PM PT | 75-minutes
Experience the Amazon Rainforest
Imagine yourself staying in an Indigenous-owned lodge deep in the rainforest, engaging in intimate conversations and experiencing interpretive rainforest hikes, river trips in canoes, cultural practices, and shamanic ceremonies with local tribes.
Not only will your soul be enriched, but you will be supporting people who are defending the Amazon from oil, logging, and mining.
Fill out the form and Pachamama Journeys director Steve Torneten will help you plan and book the trip of a lifetime.