Meet our Board of Directors

Come meet our Board of Directors and consider joining us to help promote in an artistic way Tolerance and Peace. 

 

Mission Statement

Art expressed in a way that promotes tolerance and peace in the diverse global communities. The conservation of the arts, in a manner, that preserves our global heritages.

STAFF

Joyce Steinfeld

CEO

EDUCATION

High School of Music and Art, New York City, NY

The Art School at Washington University, St. Louis

California College of Arts and Crafts, Oakland, California with a: 

Bachelor of Fine Arts

Joyce Steinfeld is entrepreneur, sculptor and artist with Exhibition Experience and Public Art permanent installations in the United States and Israel. She is also an author and poet, using her visual works and poetry to create art books.

For more information:

www.joycesteinfeld.com

Sangeeta Luthra, PhD

Board Member

Dr. Sangeeta K. Luthra is an anthropologist and educator. She has taught classes in cultural anthropology and gender studies in public and private universities. Her research interests are in political economies of development, gender and women’s studies, feminist theory, and Sikh studies. Her current research explores Sikh American institutions and identity. Her writing on diasporic Sikhs has been featured in Punjabi Beat Magazine, SikhChic.com, Sikhpoint.com. She is also a member of the editorial board of The Sikh Love Stories Project.
Sharla Kibel 

Board Member

Masters degree in Marriage and Family Counseling, over 25 years experience as a therapist, endorsement as a reflective practice mentor, participation on strategic planning groups for County Mental Health, participation in Diversity projects, including being a trainer and facilitator at conferences and inter group dialogues

Sonia Dhami

Friend of Art and Tolerance

Sonia is an M.B.A with extensive experience in art & cultural project management. She currently serves as Executive Director of the Sikh Foundation, a non-profit foundation.

www.sikhfoundation.org

Robert Jay Steinfeld

Treasurer

Bob is a retired Manager / Engineer for Apple Computer for 33 years. Managing an engineering group gave him the necessary skills to be the Treasurer. He is active in many charitable organizations such as the American Cancer Society and Habitat for Humanity. As hobbies, Bob is a “Maker” with skills in welding, metal machining and other metal working skills. He is also an expert on CNC computer driven Shop Bot work (rotor machine).

Carole Joan Kennemer

Board Member

Degree from San Diego State University is in Speech Pathology and Audiology.
She retired 2016 from San Jose Public Library where she worked since May of 1997.

I have been an art docent in the Union School district where we set up a program for Art Appreciation in elementary schools, that has continued for over 25 years.  We introduced art to children of diverse backgrounds and ages.  

I think this non-profit ArtandTolerance.com Inc.  has the potential to fulfill the aims of all of my previous endeavors to bring about self expression and exploration and acceptance of many worldviews.

 

Art and Music transcends language and cultural barriers and can promote communication and understanding while engendering inner peace, communal peace, and even world peace, by showing the creativity and expression of beauty and insights of a common humanity.  The effects can  go beyond the unsettling speed and transience of our technical and economic experiences.   Art and Music have the potential to bring enrichment and spiritual and emotional expression that can enhance life and be created and shared by people worldwide. 

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Simcha Moyal

Friend of Art and Tolerance

Simcha Moyal is a curator, an Artist Production, Exhibition and Public Art expert.

Simcha is an accomplished artist and Israeli Visual Arts founder and director. She has of over 30 years of Fine Arts experience. Born and raised in Israel, Simcha taught visual arts to both adults and children in private studios and public venues. She has exhibited her own sculpture in numerous galleries throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. Simcha’s artwork is comprised of creations in clay and painting with emphasis in acrylics and pastels. She represents many artists throughout the United States and Canada. She is a Fine Art Consultant for the OFJCC, Palo Alto.

For more information:

www.israelivisualarts.com

Lindsay Wyzsomirski 

Secretary

Lindsay is a Special Education teacher for the Fremont School District in Fremont, California. She will be going into her fourth year of teaching fall 2016. She has a Masters Degree in Special Education from California State University, East Bay. She has been active in charitable work with the American Cancer Society, Relay for Life, Courageous Kids and Avon 39 Walk for Breast Cancer.

Sarah Adams Model 

Board Member

Education:  Attended Sweet Briar College

BA in Economics from San Jose State University

Passed Series 7 Exam enabling me to trade stocks

 

Work History:

Administrative Assistant to Director of Radio and TV for Nelson Rockefeller, Governor of New York

Administrative Assistant to Vice President in Charge of Lease Financing at Goldman, Sachs & Co.

 

Assistant to Bond Trader at White, Weld & Co. under whose sponsorship I passed Series 7 Exam.

 

Worked as a contractor in high tech as an administrative assistant for the following companies:

Hewlett-Packard

Tandem Computer

Apple Computer

Mitsubishi

UB Networks

Worked as a contractor for Applied Materials helping with the economics unit of their SAP program.

 

Volunteer Activities:

Secretary of Friends of the Library, Saratoga, California - 2 years

Co-Editor and chief writer for the Grapevine - the newsletter of the American University Women's Newsletter