ABOUT OUR BOARD

We are thankful for the energy-momentum of PureEsperanza’s Board of Directors! We are ecstatic to have these genuine and brilliantly creative individuals taking up the work of growing PureEsperanza. Thank you for sharing our Mission and Vision with the unified hope of greater consciousness for All.

Board President

Ross Swan

Ross Swan is a perceptive, responsive, and highly accessible leadership consultant, coach, and trainer. He is noted for his proactive style, through which he dovetails individual leadership with corporate culture. Ross’s worldwide corporate and consulting experience spans a variety of industries and spans many cultures.

He is a people-focused leader and a strong mentor/motivator. Ross is also a dynamic speaker and podcaster with outstanding skills in communication, presentation, training, and interpersonal relations.

His business, Soul-Inspired-Leadership is about bringing something essential back into leadership – soul. In today’s business, being an authentic and well-balanced leader is a well-intended goal. Ross also believes, that in order to do this, it starts with being able to lead yourself.
Ross holds an M.Sc. in Training and Performance Management from the University of Leicester, UK, and received his Graduate Certificate in Business Education from the Queensland University of Technology he currently mentors students at both universities.
The Pure Esperanza ideology of providing equitable education, and creative, and spiritual resources for every individual is congruent with Ross’s belief that encouraging people to positively leading themselves is key to our global future.

Board Treasurer

Steven Smith

Steven Smith received an Honorable Discharge from the United States Marine Corps after four years of service, remaining in the USMC Ready Reserve for another eight years. After discharge, he started his career by purchasing a small printing business. While attending college, he fostered the business into a multimillion-dollar company. With his strong desire to do the right thing, Steven sold the business after five years to spend more time with his new family. Over the next years, Steven was recognized within the manufacturing industry as a leader, planner, and builder of strong-performing teams. His positions have included leadership roles in Financial Forecasting, Production Forecasting, Strategic Planning, International Production Control, and Logistics for a Global Automotive OEM supplier, Corporate Manager of Integrated Tactical Planning, IBP, directing planning and manufacturing for premium product labels to Fortune 500 beverage, food, nutraceutical, and pharmaceutical companies across North America, to his current position serving as President of RR Donnelley in Philadelphia, PA. RR Donnelley is a leading global provider of multichannel solutions for marketing and business communications, with more than 50,000 customers and 43,000 employees across 34 countries. Steven’s strong desire to be mindful, aware, and present has led him on his path. He is a firm believer in empowerment, building the strengths of those around him, and giving back.

Board Member

BALAKA GHOSAL

“The values upheld by PureEsperanza resonate with my belief in the oneness of all humankind in the seeking of peace and love. PureEsperanza’s mission of educating others and growing this positivism is powerful to me. I’m gracefully aligned with it. It is my way of giving to this beautiful movement. My business journey is based on the idea of giving and serving. Helping this good cause gives me a closeness with my inner peace. I’m looking forward to growing with PureEsperanza to help this beautiful organization reach its full potential.”

Balaka Ghosal is trained to do all of the writing styles that help improve online visibility—blogs, emails, newsletter planning, optin, and sales funnel with A&B testing, social media promotions, etc. around marketing needs, fundraising, and event planning. As a copywriter, she can share ideas and help create content for the newsletter, emails, fundraisers, press releases, and promotion organically on social media and monitor the application and progress. (See full Bio on Community page)

Board Member, Executive Director & Founder

Esperanza Smith

Esperanza Smith is a holistic healer & educator, published author, writer, artist, Executive Director & Founder of PureEsperanza, NFP. She is a certified  Master Practitioner of Shamanic Energy Medicine.  She has studied & trained with Four Winds Society and Waldorf Education Teacher Training, spanning energy medicine and human development. Esperanza has taught holistic education for 25+ yrs in diverse settings and worked with energy medicine her entire life. Her love for life-long learning has led her to study in traditional and non-traditional educational institutions that include studies in healing, shamanism, metaphysics, quantum physics, spiritual science, mysticism, esotericism, philosophies, psychology, and biodynamics, nutrition, alternative medicines, the arts. Esperanza has served as a director and administrator of educational and nonprofit institutions. Esperanza’s teaching includes Waldorf schools, alternative education programs, adult enrichment programs, natural childbirth classes, social services, and disability programs, parent workshops, tutoring, facilitating, and speaking at national conferences and community events, and private consultation. She is the author and illustrator of Girl Seeking Pearls and other inspired writings. Esperanza is a mother, grandmother, Life partner, and a soul with a commitment to the Consciousness movement, holistic well-being, energy medicine of our future, and serving humanity in this evolutionary time of rapid transformations with a vision to dream a new world into being.

Board Member

DANIEL MANGENA

Dan Mangena is a best-selling author, entrepreneur, philanthropist and public speaker. He is completely self-made having spent decades perfecting his world-class coaching methodology. His books, podcasts, events & retreats continue to help captains-of-industry and private individuals alike live an abundant, joyful, purpose-driven life. He offers many unique and effective free tools via his website.” –The Wall St Journal, “Masters of Success” (2020)

Daniel has created a simple, four-step system called the Beyond Intention Paradigm, authored several books, “Do it With Dan”, has a podcast series, and all have all helped thousands across the globe, in addition to coaching, being an outspoken promoter of entrepreneurial philanthropy, an ambassador for the Mangena Foundation, and working with charities across the globe.

“PureEsperanza felt to me to be a manifestation of a charity wholly aligned with my mission to spearhead an uplift in universal consciousness.” (See full Bio on Community page)

orces, inviting Isaac to become a board member to help with the ongoing projects and growth of PureEsperanza. “The aim is to explore and share ideas to increase our knowledge and self-belief towards achieving the highest version of our own individual consciousness, born from the collective energy that links all of us as beings. Combining Positive Psychology and Quantum Physics, through Quantum Psychology we will be able to re-think time, space, and interpersonal connections the way we do.” (See full Bio on Community page)

Board Member

Elizabeth Terry

A proud Jamaican by birth and parentage, Elizabeth is passionate about healthy living, her spiritual development, “being the change you want to see” and helping to facilitate personal, organizational and societal transformation. She believes in the concept of sustainable development and living in harmony with Mother Earth and all its inhabitants, since at our core, we are all inter-connected.

Against a professional background of training, HRD, ICT4D and project management, she has consistently pursued her own personal transformation through training and certification in areas such as Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP), Positive Intelligence©, and other courses. This led her to the work in which she is currently passionately engaged – mindset and personal development training and coaching for individuals, professionals, and leaders. She operates her own company Limitless Transformation Coaching and Training Services Ltd. and offers unique NLP-infused training with a partner company in customer service and consulting. She is currently developing a culturally relevant edutainment game app for youth in Jamaica which puts to use all her ICT4D and coaching skills and experience in order to support them in making better life choices. In this way, she plans to further contribute to building a world that works for everyone.

Board Member

Roman Vaynshtok

Roman Vaynshtok is a former army engineer, educator, and energy medicine practitioner. After almost 30 years as an educator for special needs kids, and an energy practitioner in the USA, Roman Vaynshtok retired and moved to Portugal. His primary focus is to educate people on how to live a happier and healthier life. He writes monthly blog posts on his website and newsletter to his clients and subscribers. In his spare time, Roman volunteers at a local clinic where he offers Reiki sessions. He still occasionally provides healing or mentoring sessions.

“I am happy to join PureEsperanza on its mission to make a global community a better place. Our world is too small to be divided; we are here to love, share, and create.”

Board Member

Tim Bridges

Tim, a results-driven professional with eight years of experience in retail and a remarkable 16-year track record in pipeline construction and specialty services, has joined Pure Esperanza, a nonprofit organization committed to making a positive impact on communities.

Over the last five-plus years, Tim has achieved remarkable success, establishing multiple six and seven-figure online businesses in fields such as Recruitment Services, Business Design Consultancy, and E-Commerce Retail. He has proven his ability to excel in various sectors and translate his extensive experience into successful entrepreneurial ventures.

Throughout his career, Tim has overseen a multitude of high-profile maintenance and pipeline construction projects, not only boosting revenues but also ascending to key leadership roles within organizations. His hands-on involvement in real-time sales management, operations, and business development has encompassed multimillion-dollar initiatives, offering invaluable insights to his network and clients alike.

As a business founder, Tim has confronted and triumphed over numerous challenges in highly competitive markets, sharpening his skills in navigating complexities with integrity and compassion. He takes pride in being recognized as a strong empathetic communicator, diligent researcher, adept problem solver, trusted counselor, strategic thinker, accomplished recruiter, and skilled bridge builder. This multifaceted skill set, coupled with his technical acumen, equips him as a versatile professional.

Tim is known for his down-to-earth demeanor, collaborative spirit, tireless work ethic, hands-on approach, artistic flair, and passion for technology. As a devoted father, he is always willing to go the extra mile for his family and community. Ethical assistance and the promotion of integrity in mutually beneficial endeavors are principles he holds dear.

Networking is more than just a pastime for Tim; it’s a passion. He is always delighted to meet and applaud fellow dedicated networkers. His commitment lies in supporting and creating opportunities for others to thrive, forging meaningful connections, and leveraging the power of networking firsthand. With Tim on board, Pure Esperanza gains a dedicated advocate for positive change and community growth.
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I am proud to join the board at PureEsperanza in its noble endeavor to establish a haven for a global community dedicated to consciousness education. At this time our world is full of conflict, in dire need of resolution, and in need of higher vibrational ideation. Crafting a sanctuary where educators, creators, and sages can unite to impart knowledge and bolster the growth of others stands as one of the greatest deeds we can undertake during our brief life journey.

Arvell B. Anthony

Advisory Council

11+ Yrs providing Business Strategy & Strategic Mgmt., 16+ Yrs Project Mgmt., streamlining business operational models, organizing pitch decks, and helping to obtain funding capital.

Crystal C-Anthony

Advisory Council

25+ Yrs in the industry, shifted from a thriving Hollywood career to become a frequency advocate and healing frequency producer. She founded “Level Up Your Frequency” for positive change through education and advocacy.

Board Members

Seeking talented individuals aligned with our mission and ready to create with us.

Could this be you?