WHO WE ARE

For years, professional facilitators have been called upon to serve community needs in places and situations where the communities do not have the economic resources to pay for these services. Global Facilitators Serving Communities (GFSC),an outgrowth of the Community Outreach initiative of the International Association of Facilitators (IAF), began as an organized effort to respond to these requests and expand the base of professionals with specific skills/techniques to address communities’ needs in times of change and/or crisis.

OUR MISSION

 

OUR VISION

OUR GUIDING PRINCIPLES

BOARD OF DIRECTORS AND ADVISORS

We are grateful for the contributions of all our volunteers and particularly our past and present Board members, and our Advisory Council for their contributions to shaping GFSC.

FOUNDING BOARD MEMBERS

  • Melaku Abozen
  • Gilbert Breson-Lazan
  • Maria Mercedes Sarmiento Diaz
  • Karen Brill, BJ Diamond
  • Lenny Diamond
  • Francisco Fernandez, Mirja Hansen
  • Tim Karpoff
  • Larry Meeker
  • Maria Begona Rodas Meeker
  • Ofelia Ruiz
  • Deborah Starzynski
  • Jim Troxel
  • Wayne Vick.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Our dedicated Board brings a wealth of experience and commitment to supporting facilitators who help communities strengthen their resilience and self-reliance.

Ximena Combariza President

 

Mark Pixley Vice-President
Tim Karpoff Secretary | Treasurer

GFSC COUNSELORS | ADVISORS

The GFSC Advisory Council helps our organization increase effectiveness and visibility. We are grateful for the advice, support, expertise and influence Council members offer to us.

  • BJ Diamond
  • Francisco Luis Fernandez
  • Gary Austin
  • Gilbert Brenson-Lazan
  • Izzy Gesell
  • Lenny Diamond
  • Marieann Shovlin
  • Mirja Hanson
  • Sybil Stershic
  • Viv McWaters
  • Parcia Sanszary Gómez

PARTNERS AND FRIENDS

Partners

Friends