POI–She is the Co-Founder of Global Youth Coalition on HIV/AIDS (GYCA).I call her Mother ICON. She was born to save world from disease, injustice, violence, hunger and poverty. Humanity Ambassador Feldman is an academician of global repute, a philanthropist of unflinching steadfastness, Advocate emeritus of HIV/AIDS vulnerable Communities. Janet Feldman is an International Writer, Publisher, Cooperate Governance Expert, an environmentalist and a passionate defender of Wildlife. Her Academic, Creative , diplomatic , philanthropic and civil society track record is an exhibition of an acclaimed encyclopedia of a great human being who invested her time in purpose , love ,life , passion ,positivity , creativity and humanity . Janet Feldman is a great Human personality whose prolific curricula vitae will lead many to peel off their dreams from the deep slumber of laziness and complacence and unleash them to light candles of hope in this world wounded by scars of vice . Dear young girl , dear young man ,dear young woman, dear reader , dear scholar , dear activist , dear artist and dear leader , take a breath and read the story of Janet Feldman’s life by ( MBIZO CHIRASHA-PUBLISHER/EDITOR)
JANET FELDMAN OF DIVERSE SKILLS
Nonprofit, Program, and Project Management
Healthcare, Health Advocacy and Promotion (Youth, Women, and seniors)
Communications: Social Networking, Multimedia, Publicity, Newsletters, Call Center and Retail Management
Problem-Solving, Conflict Resolution, Mediation
Supervisor of Volunteers, Interns/Students, Healthcare Professionals
Event Planning, Follow-Through, Post-Event Evaluation
Ability to Multi-task, Work Solo or as a Team Member
Successful Grant Writer and Fundraiser
Adept at Research and Translating Data into Results
Donor Recruitment and Management
Art: Exhibit Planning and Installation, Publicity, Budgets, Openings, Art-Making
Community Welfare and Sustainable Development
International and Multi-Cultural Focus and Experience
Writer, Blogger, Editor
Technical: Microsoft Office, Google, Adobe, Excel
Volunteer and Philanthropist
Advocate and Activist: Peace, Environment, Animal Welfare, Women’s Issues, Human Rights, Senior Issues, Worker’s Rights
Retail Sales: music industry, Target Corporation, Belk, Walmart Supercenter
Food Services 2014 (Brown University)-Worked in the food services program at Brown University, employed by temp agency CoWorx, in Cranston, RI. Learned how to prepare and serve a variety of foods, and work with a diverse public.
Art Collector and Major Donor 2006-present- Researched, selected, negotiated, and financed an extensive international art collection with a focus on Haitian, Mexican, and folk arts from around the world, donated to the Waterloo Center for the Arts in Waterloo, Iowa.
Co-Founder and Advisory Board Member 2004-2014-Global Youth Coalition on HIV/AIDS (GYCA)
Co-founder of GYCA, dedicated to working with young people infected or affected by HIV/AIDS, and empowering young people generally with the information needed to prevent infection and maintain their health. Task Force member who helped to steer the organization in its early years. Advisor on matters related to the mission and activities of the organization.
Life as a Caregiver (Senior Care 1982-2014)-Caregiver for my mother (1982-1985 and 1992-1998).
Caregiver for my father (2007-2012), disabled by strokes. Supervised a team of medical professionals who assisted us. Trained and worked (upon my father’s passing) as a senior companion, caring for elderly people wanting to stay in their homes.Handled all aspects of my father’s legal and medical matters while he was living, and took charge of our finances and home, then became the executrix of his estate when he passed away (2012-2014).
Author and Editor 2004-2012-Co-editor of the international arts journal, art’ishake, created by Art for Development, a nonprofit focusing on artistic responses to the Millennium Development Goals.
News editor for One World Beat, a global music festival focusing on fundraising and awareness-building about HIV/AIDS and other compelling human challenges.
Author of the e-guide, “Blogging Positively,” written for the global communications nonprofit, Rising Voices/Global Voices Online.
Author of an article on the ActALIVE arts coalition, included in the book, The Art of Grief (Routledge, 2007).
Co-creator and co-editor of the first African HIV/AIDS Youth Best Practices Handbook (2006).
Co-Editor of “Migrating Colors: Haitian Artists Assembly of Massachusetts (HAAM),” a 2018 publication of the history and artistry of Haitian artists in New England, with a concentration in Massachusetts.
KAIPPG International (1996-2012)
ActALIVE Arts Coalition (2002-2012)
Founded and directed these international nonprofits, comprised of artists, journalists, development specialists, and health professionals from over 20 countries who collaborated to provide education, treatment access, and other support for individuals and families living with or affected by HIV/AIDS.
Helped to obtain grants and donations from individual and institutional donors.
Co-created websites and other advertising material.
Organized cultural programs in venues from Africa and India to Europe and the USA.
Helped to design and introduce technology programs related to health and development to communities affected by HIV/AIDS and poverty in rural Kenya.
GRANT WRITING AND FUNDRAISING FOR “CAUSES”( 2003-2012)-Researched, co-created and co-wrote two start-up grants (2003 and 2005) given by the GenARDIS (Gender, Agriculture, and Rural Development in the Information Society) initiative, a project focusing on African, Caribbean, and Pacific countries, which introduced technology to women farmers affected by HIV/AIDS and poverty in Western Kenya. Our projects were chosen out of hundreds submitted.
Co-creator and developer of GRASSUP NOW (Grassroots Underpinnings: Poverty Alleviation and Nutrition Enhancement Online for Women), an international consortium that began in Kenya as a collaboration between four small nonprofits, with a technological approach to sustainable development for women. Did an extensive amount of research, networking, and collaboration on the design andimplementation of this project, and helped to secure funding from The Commonwealth of Learning, Canada.
Team Member 1980-2013
Women’s Foundation (1980-1984)
World AIDS Marathon (2004)
Pyramid of Peace (2007-2008)
Animal Advocate (2011-present)
Member of a group of women who organized a foundation for women in Western Massachusetts to access grants and loans for business and other purposes. As an adjunct to this group endeavor, I started an Emergency Fund that for two years helped women in need of small grants for rent, utility bills, and medical expenses.
Member of a small team that organized the first World AIDS Marathon, held in Mbita, Kenya, in 2004. It raised funds for local HIV/AIDS-related nonprofits and greater awareness about the pandemic among Kenyans.
Member of the Pyramid of Peace initiative, the name given to a 2007-2008 peace-focused project in Kenya, formed to address post-election violence that threatened to spiral into civil war. We used phone credits, cellphones, the Internet, and arts such as theater to ensure the safety of our Kenyan members and others on the ground, and to promote peace and understanding among the parties in conflict. This was organized under the auspices of a Lithuanian think-tank called Minciu Sodas, and through an online forum I founded called Holistic Helping.
Took part in a separate but similar effort to help Haitians affected by the massive 2010 earthquake.
Have worked with individuals and groups to advocate for the welfare of companion animals.
Mediator/Court Liaison 1987-1989-Harvard University Mediation Program
Received training and a certificate in mediation at Harvard Law School, then worked for two years at the Malden District Court in Malden, MA, steering selected cases towards mediation.
Director/Gallery Management 1979-1982
Herter Gallery, University of Massachusetts/Amherst
Directed a team of students and others in organizing, launching, and promoting numerous exhibitions at this dynamic public arts space that featured local, national, and international artists.
Oversaw all aspects of gallery management, including upkeep of the physical spaces, financial decisions and accounting, contact of artists, exhibit installation, and communications with a wide variety of news media and other interested parties. Trained students in gallery management practices.
Organized openings and other support activities for exhibits, planned and supervised workshops on special themes.
Retail Sales 1971-1973, 2014-2017-Ladd’s Music Store: worked here for two years between high-school and college, selling everything from records and tapes to concert tickets and music equipment.
Target Corporation: retail sales
Sales associate at Belk, the largest private department store chain in the US, with 300 stores in 16 states. Handled sales ranging from luggage, bath, china, and electrics to petite clothing and intimate apparel for women.
Walmart Supercenter in Clinton, NC: phone operator, fitting-room attendant, cashier, and sales associate in the clothing department. As a phone operator, I was the first line of communication with the public and with our customers. Have handled frequent calls from management, in addition to addressing customer needs in-store. Did extensive intercom paging, and helped to sell store merchandise via these communications, in addition to marshalling help wherever needed at the store level. Also on our store’s remodeling team, helping to build new infrastructure, and in that capacity was appointed as a “people-greeter” at the receiving door where all the service crews entered and exited. This had both a “friendly face” and security purpose. At Walmart, I worked all three shifts.
CERTIFIED EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENTS
Janet Feldman holds a M.A. Studies in International Law, Development, Conflict Resolution,
Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University, 1985-1990 AND
B.A. in Art History and History,Hampshire College, 1973-1979
Currently seeking new opportunities to share my leadership skills, broad knowledge, and the extensive experience gained working locally and globally to improve and enhance community and personal health and well-being, development, and sustainability through the strategic use of networking and collaboration, administration and communication, conflict resolution and creative intercultural programs.
CONTACT JANET FELDMAN
LinkedIn profile: http://www.linkedin.com/pub/janet-feldman/0/a08/171