Our Board


(in alphabetical order)

Sharon Bean
Sharon Bean is a senior-level program manager with over 20 years of experience in democracy and governance, conflict and international capacity building.  Ms. Bean is an analyst, program manager and trainer/facilitator in support of peace building and conflict prevention efforts.   Ms. Bean has led strategy development, design of innovative capacity building curricula and provided key contribution at the  interagency level to innovative multi-agency conflict prevention interventions including measures of effectiveness.  Over the course of her career, she has led and managed teams with USAID and the DoD in pre- and post-conflict settings in Haiti as well as North, West and Central Africa. Ms. Bean brings extensive experience working with USAID both in Washington and with Missions in the field.  Ms. Bean resides in Washington DC and is fluent in English, French, and Haitian Creole.

Karen Brown, LMHC, (Secretary)
Karen is a body-centered therapist practicing in Manhattan.  She has a private practice specializing in issues related to traumatic stress and high intensity life events.  Karen has a keen interest in helping individuals and communities develop resources to cope with traumatic life experience.  She has developed and served as the coordinator for disaster response projects in New York City after the World Trade Tower attacks and in Haiti after the 2010 earthquake.  She has served as a consultant, trainer and developer of curricula related to educating professionals in traumatic stress theory and amelioration.

Karl J. Ferguson (Vice President)
Karl has been working in the non-profit arena for the past 19 years. In 2005, Karl was hired as the Foundation Coordinator of the St. Vincent Hospital Foundation. Previous to that position Karl was the Executive Director of the Lambi Fund of Haiti, Executive Director of the Parkinson Association of the Rockies, and the Development Director of the Rocky Mountain Survivor’s Center (RMSC). Before joining RMSC in 1998, Karl ran an AmeriCorps program in Glenwood Springs, CO for disadvantaged youth. Karl has also worked internationally in Honduras, East Africa, and Haiti.

Karl holds a B.S. in Accounting from Babson College and an M.A. in Intercultural Relations from Lesley College. After college Karl served in the Peace Corps in Honduras and that led to him pursuing his graduate degree and eventually working in the healthcare non-profit field.

Karl has served on the Board of Directors for Community Health Charities of Colorado and was their Board President from 2003-04. Karl currently is the Vice-President of the La Nueva Casa Solana Neighborhood Association.

David B. Hudson, MA, LPCC, ATR-BC (Treasurer)
David Hudson is a psychotherapist specializing in the treatment of combat trauma and military sexual violence.  He presently works for the Department of Veterans Affairs as a readjustment counselor, where he provides individual and group counseling to veterans and their families using a variety of modalities such as EMDR, contemplative science, cognitive interventions, as well as the creative arts.  He holds dual, national board certification as a Clinical Mental Health Counselor and Art Therapist, has served honorably as an officer in the U.S. Army, worked as a research historian on holocaust reparation initiatives and enjoys sculpting.

Anna Huserik, LMT (President)
For 30 years as a Licensed Massage Therapist (LMT) Anna has maintained a thriving private practice cycling between clients in Los Angeles, CA and Santa Fe, NM. Her practice includes many established long-term client relationships throughout the United States and internationally. Anna has developed a unique style of Bodywork that she offers as a completely natural loving modality to reach people in a non-manipulative way. Her unique blend of modalities has found unusual success with many of her client’s hard-to-treat conditions.

Her disciplines include training in Cranial Sacral modalities, European Osteopathic techniques, Life Impressions Bodywork, and Reflexology as well as employing a variety of additional modalities. Careful observation helps suggest which of these can be the most effective for each patient. Over the past three decades she has learned this: No matter how effective one approach may be, there is no single blanket approach which is best for all.

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