Roxana F. Bonderson

bonderson-roxanaTitle: Founder, Executive Director
Company: Worldhealer, Inc.
Location: Santa Barbara, CA United States

An active member of the humanitarian community, Roxana F. Bonderson has dedicated her life to serving others and making a difference in the world. She has authored and designed several nonprofit proposals for development projects within emerging countries over the years, but is currently focusing her attention on her newest endeavor, Worldhealer, Inc. The 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization consists of young professionals and students from around the world. The programs she has created and implemented are comprehensive educational and leadership programs that promote community development based on encouraging long-term systemic and behavioral change. The goal is to cultivate understanding and appreciation of global diversity, and to lead the participants to find ownership and responsibility in the changes they want to see in the world, then trains them to develop and lead those programs themselves.

Ms. Bonderson’s work was inspired by her love for learning and her passion for sharing what she’s learned with others. In the past, she has completed private research across the globe, including in Italy, Germany, South America and Cuba, Far East Asia, Australia, North Africa, and the United States, especially in Santa Barbara County in California. She also participated as an assistant to one of the architects and project managers at Habitat for Humanity – Jimmy Carter Work Project in Valdosta, Georgia, in 2003, designed a proposal for the Latin American and Caribbean office of Habitat for Humanity, and was involved in projects in collaboration with COSPE (Cooperation for the Development of Emerging Countries). Further, she was the project manager of “The Sustainable Regional Development Group Tourism Proposal” for the UNESCO Biosphere Reserve Rhön (Bavaria Unit) in Germany to develop sustainable tourism in the area.

To prepare for her career, she earned a Bachelor of Architecture and a Master of Architecture, studied domestically and abroad in Italy, Germany and Cuba, and became fluent in English, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, German, and Farsi. She attributes her success to staying positive and continuously working to grow as a professional. Further, her experiences and background have made her an expert in urban design, global studies, sustainable development, global management, marketing, and intercultural communications. Looking to the future, Ms. Bonderson hopes to be known for making a difference in how people view other people and cultures, and for helping the world be better, kinder and more peaceful through education, understanding and awareness.

Ms. Bonderson is an honored member of The International Women’s Leadership Association, recognized for her contribution to family, career and community. She remains updated in her field through her affiliation with the National Association of Professional Women, the International Women’s Leadership Association and The American Institute of Architects. She was named Woman of the Year by NAPW in 2011, and was given the Philanthropist award and the Mentor Appreciation award in both 2011 and 2012.

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