Chaeli Mycroft

Chaeli Mycroft

Board Member & Global Ambassador

Chaeli Mycroft is a South African ability activist with cerebral palsy who won the International Children’s Peace Prize in 2011. In 2004 Chaeli (aged 9) co-founded The Chaeli Campaign in Cape Town to raise funds for her motorized wheelchair. The organization now runs several programs that impact the lives of more than 7,000 beneficiaries annually. In 2012, at the World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates in Chicago, she was awarded the Peace Summit Medal for Social Activism on behalf of all Nobel Peace Laureates. She was also awarded the 2013 World of Children Award (Youth category) and 2018 Obama Foundation African Leader. She is the first female quadriplegic to summit Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, the highest free-standing mountain in the world.

chaeli@chaelifoundation.org

Robert Smith

Robert Smith

Board Member

Robert Smith entered Wall Street with lessons passed down from four generations of family members who had worked in the investment industry before him. In 2014, Robert founded ICV to connect his network of family offices and fund investors to maximize social impact beyond financial returns. ICV is focused on asset management and catalytic philanthropy. He serves as Advisor to the Permanent Secretariat of the World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates, the Kennedy family’s New Frontier Bio, the United Nations Capital Development Fund. Thomas Jefferson University and the Africa Rising Foundation.

Zelda Mycroft

Zelda Mycroft

Consultant to The Board / CEO Chaeli Campaign

Zelda Mycroft has been CEO of The Chaeli Campaign SA since its founding in 2004. She is also CEO of the Chaeli Sports & Recreation Club and the Inclusive Arts Collective. She is passionate about unearthing individual potential, focusing on ability, living with possibility and normalizing society through the effective inclusion of people with disabilities. Zelda takes seriously her task of being a guardian of the work done through the Chaeli Group of organizations. She is instrumental in keeping the spirit of the movement alive.

zelda@chaelicampaign.co.za

Jean Altomari

Jean Altomari

Board Member

Jean is an American disability and human rights activist who lost the use of her legs from a car accident in 2010. A Pennsylvania State Trooper, Jean admits that her training in law enforcement was easy compared with the rigors of rehabilitation. “When you have an injury like this, you have to grieve it. But then you need to do something good because of it,” she says. She has resumed driving and, just seven months after the accident, returned to her position as a State Trooper on limited duty status. She has her sights set on the Paralympics and has completed Comrades Marathon with Chaeli in South Africa.

Grant Schreiber

Grant Schreiber

Board Member

Grant Schreiber is the Founding Editor of Real Leaders, the world’s first sustainable business & leadership magazine – a mainstream title found on newsstands across the US and globally. Thirty years of publishing, media and design has seen him launch new companies and magazine titles for clients in South Africa, UK and the US. He has developed communication and media strategies for top brands, including Laureus and the Parliament of South Africa. He is also a best-selling author, known for writing light-hearted books around dark topics in an effort to heal social divisions through humor.

Justine Terry

Justine Terry

Board Member

Justine is a co-founder and Board Member of The Chaeli Campaign (SA). She and Chaeli are lifelong best friends, both 9 years of age when the organization was founded. She serves as Chairman of the Board of the Chaeli Sports & Recreation Club and is a Board member of the Inclusive Arts Collective. Inclusive education is a particular passion of Justine’s, having first-hand experience as a change-agent and ability activist. As a Year 4 educator, Justine creates a platform for accepting and inclusive interactions, changing her students’ perspective on the right to an equal education for all children.

David Ives

David Ives

Board Member

David Ives is the Executive Director Emeritus of the Albert Schweitzer Institute at Quinnipiac University Connecticut. The Albert Schweitzer Institute promotes the ideas and values of the 1952 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Dr. Albert Schweitzer on a worldwide basis. He is also an Adjunct Professor of International Business, Political Science, Philosophy, and Latin American Studies at Quinnipiac University. He is an Emmy Award Winning Executive Producer of a documentary on the life of the 1952 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Albert Schweitzer. David serves as a Member of the Board of the Arias Foundation for Peace and Human Progress, Centers of Compassion for Children and Pax Natura.

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