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

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 Director of Operations of premium visual display products to Fortune 500, Government, Military and Consumer companies across North America and the globe. 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, 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 lifelong learning has led her to study in traditional and non-traditional educational institutions that include studies in healing, shamanism, metaphysics, quantum physics, spiritual science, religions, mysticism, esotericism, philosophies, psychology, biodynamics, nutrition, alternative medicines, and the arts.  Esperanza’s teaching includes Waldorf schools, Spanish-foreign language programs, charter school programs, homeschooling collectives, private tutoring, prenatal & natural childbirth classes, adult enrichment programs, people with disabilities, life skills, job readiness, parent workshops, national conferences, community events, and private consultation. She has served as a director of independent charter school programs, an award-winning after-school art program, and as an Administrator of a private school. Esperanza’s professional career has included social services, nonprofits, faculty chair Board work, operations, and human resources. She is the author and illustrator of Girl Seeking Pearls and other inspired writings. Presently, she serves as the Executive Director of PureEsperanza wearing many hats. Esperanza is a mother, grandmother, Life partner, and soul with a commitment to the Consciousness movement, holistic wellbeing, 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 Secretary

ISAAC R. BETANZOS

Isaac R. Betanzos is a novel writer specializing in Quantum Psychology, with an academic background in research & Psychology. Originally from Spain, he has lived and cooperated in projects across different countries, such as the United Kingdom, South Africa, Kenya, Greece, and the Czech Republic. He graduated with honors in Clinical, Educational & Organizational Psychology in Spain, just before moving abroad. While living in England, Isaac completed an MRes in Research Methods in Psychology, in which dissertation the concepts of Quantum Psychology were first ever tested.

An active public speaker, member of Toastmasters International, with a multi-curricular career, and actively involved with different NGOs (Non-Governmental Organizations) and charity projects, such as the Do It With Boldness Foundation, which focused on the empowerment and equality spectrum. With almost 20 years of studying consciousness and existentialism from different perspectives and approaches, PureEsperanza’s vision to empower and promote self-awareness about our individual potential and powers shares most of Isaac’s own beliefs and principles, shared throughout his work.

Having cooperated in projects and webinars in the past, it was mutually agreed to join forces, 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 Treasurer

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

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 Members

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