The Sanctuaries | Washington, DC


Meet our Advisors

We're always better together.

That's why we've enlisted the expertise and support of a small team of Advisors. They bring decades of experience in the arts, academic scholarship, faith-based organizing, and social entrepreneurship. We're honored to get to work with and learn from them.

Mozella Ademiluyi

Mozella Perry Ademiluyi leads forward-thinking individuals and teams to fresh creative perspectives, united purpose, and inspired leadership, which empower their path to extraordinary results. She is a poet, public speaker, and the CEO and Founder of Mountain Peak Strategies and Love Is A Mountain

Laura Gibson, PhD

Laura Gibson is a Research Director at the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania. Her research interests focus on how to make effective public health interventions with the capacity to improve the health of large numbers of people. She has primarily been involved in the development and evaluation of anti-tobacco mass media campaigns. She is a talented singer who received her PhD from Harvard University. 

Omar Sultan Haque, MD, PhD

Dr. Omar Sultan Haque is a psychologist, physician, and philosopher, who teaches in the Department of Psychology at Harvard University and in the Program in Psychiatry and the Law at Harvard Medical School. He is a co-Director of the UNESCO Chair in Bioethics, American Unit. His research investigates empirical as well as normative questions at the intersections of psychology, medicine, religion, and philosophy.

Dan MacCombie

Dan MacCombie is a successful entrepreneur with ground-level experience in conservation, fair trade, consumer products, branding, and entrepreneurial finance. He co-founded the beverage company Runa, which works with community cooperatives in Ecuador to support market-driven restoration and new production models for unique plants with thousands of years of history of use in the Amazon. He holds an ScB from Brown University.

Rev. Kerry Maloney

Rev. Kerry Maloney serves as the chaplain and director of the Office of Religious and Spiritual Life at Harvard Divinity School. She has organized initiatives addressing the intersection of intellectual and spiritual formation, as well as developed university-wide projects on urban social change, service learning, women and religion, and prayer. She is an ordained clergyperson in the United Church of Christ and a licensed social worker.

Geraldine Wang

Geraldine Wang is a a senior fellow at Partners for Sacred Places and a consultant with the Wyncote Foundation. She joined the Foundation after 16 years at the William Penn Foundation, where she directed the Environment & Communities program, and initiated several initiatives, including the Next Great City campaign to advance sustainability, and a night markets program to revitalize commercial corridors. She has also served as an ArtPlace reviewer.

Maimouna Youssef

Maimouna Youssef aka "Mumu Fresh" is a Grammy-nominated singer, emcee, songwriter and producer. She released her first Solo EP, 'Black Magic Woman,' in March of 2011, and her first full length solo album, 'The Blooming,' in September of the same year. Maimouna's latest project, “The Reintroduction of Mumu Fresh,” showcases her strong commitment to providing a balanced perspective on current social, racial, political, gender and class issues.

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