Kindness is what we all have in common. We value kindness and believe that every person touched by kindness will be happier and healthier.
Board of Directors
Dr. Charlyn Belluzzo is a doctor of public health and tropical medicine and has earned an MBA degree. She is also the owner of Amorosa Bella, an online luxury marketplace. She and her husband, Rick, a technology executive, live in San Francisco, CA. Together, they find fulfillment in philanthropy and humanitarian service in developing regions of the world as well as in their local community.
Charlyn earned graduate degrees and received post-graduate training from LaSalle University, University of Colorado School of Business, Georgetown University School of Medicine, and Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine.
Charlyn is author of "Authentic Sensual Living”. She is an expert in global health research, business leadership, and economic development and is a frequent speaker and panelist at international forums and conferences.
Deborah Luster served as former President of Annies Homegrown Inc. a highly successful natural food company that was sold to Solera Capital. She currently serves as Founding Chairman of Can Do Kid, Inc. a natural food company and publisher of information that encourages kids to fulfill their potential. In her early career she was a banker and financial advisor. Deborah has three children and currently resides in Mill Valley California. She serves as strategic advisor to several corporations and non-profit foundations.
Andrew McGovern Martin is Founding Chairman of CommonKindness. He has extensive experience creating successful US and international corporations. Andrew served as the founding chairman and former CEO of both SmartFood Corp. and Annie's Inc. SmartFood became a case study at Harvard Business School and was eventually sold to Pepsico/Frito Lay Corp. Under Andrew's leadership Annie's Inc. acquired Raw Materials Corp. and Tamarind Tree Corp and was sold to Solera Capital in 2002. Andrew serves as chairman and strategic director for Kea Corp. Ltd., a New Zealand based international management company. He is also chairman of the Tauroa Organic Education Trust, a 750 acre fully operational organic horticulture, sheep and cattle farm, wildlife preserve, and organic education center in New Zealand. Andrew has been the founding director of numerous non-profit programs for the homeless, women, children, education and the environment. Some of these projects include the "Bottle Bag" program for the homeless, "Be-Green", an environmental awareness program and Support American Volunteer Efforts (S.A.V.E.). Andrew has received multiple awards for philanthropy and service to the community. Andrew is currently Founding Chairman of a Sovereign Wealth Fund research group. He has been a speaker at a variety of engagements on the subject of Human Rights, Business Formation, and Democratic Economics.
Heather Smith was "born green" and is a dedicated environmentalist, soil biologist and co-founder and managing director of Tauroa Station, a 750-acre organic, biodynamic farm in New Zealand that teaches organic agriculture to students and visitors from around the world. Heather previously worked with Earth Island Institute, documenting black market trade of endangered species in Vietnam and reporting to the US government and non-profit organizations. Heather has also worked on conservation and habitat restoration in Alaska and Hawaii, helping to preserve endangered species. Heather holds a Bachelor of Science in Biology from the University of Vermont.
Sarah Schloemer President and Co-founder of CommonKindness. Sarah is the recipient of Progressive Grocer's Top Women in Grocery award for 2013, a prestigious award that recognizes the integral role women play across all areas of the dynamic retail food industry. Sarah has served as an account executive with advertising agencies Saatchi & Saatchi in New Zealand and BBDO Interone in Germany. Clients have included CPG’s and Foodstuffs supermarket retailers as well as BMW, Sparkasse, Estee Lauder, Contact Energy and Interislander. Sarah also led the brand development, public awareness, marketing and promotions to establish PrideLands Ltd. In addition she has more than 7 years experience as Graphic and Website Director for New Zealand companies including Moa Foods Inc, Kea Ltd. and Garratt Print Company.Sarah and her team of developers created CommonKindness and have designed the website and its functionality. Sarah currently manages the website strategy, product development, media partnerships, social media, email marketing, online communications, Advertiser and Consumer support.
Mike Hoffman, Chairman of Changing Our World
Sal LaGreca, Retired Vice Chairman, McCann Worldgroup and Former Partner, KPMG