SERVING
OUR WORLD

BOARD MEMBERS AND ADVISORS

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

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Founder, President and CEO

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Vandana Erin Ryder
General Counsel

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Darcy Belanger
Executive Director

ADVISORS

Ief Winckelmans
Founder, Oceans Impact Alliance

Carl Gustaf Lundin
Director of Global Marine and Polar Program at IUCN, International Union for Conservation of Nature

 
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PARVATI.ORG LEADERSHIP TEAM

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Darcy Belanger, Executive Director

As the executive director, Darcy leads a team of highly talented and capable volunteers in the realization of Parvati.org’s projects. Darcy works to find opportunities and partnerships for environmental advocacy that are aligned with the vision and objectives of the organization. Since 2010, Darcy has been involved in Arctic protection, particularly in regards to the effects of global warming and the exploitation of natural resources in the region. He has professional experience in project management, leadership development, marketing and communications, professional and organizational development, and public education.

Darcy is a recognized Climate Reality Leader, personally trained by former US Vice President Al Gore.

Rishi Deva, Executive Producer and Director of Marketing and Communications

Rishi is a gold record winning music industry veteran specializing in artist management for over 25 years and versed in all sectors of the music industry. Rishi is the CEO of the music label Kupid’s Play, dedicated to bringing commercially viable artists to the pop mainstream to inspire millions of people to live in a world of positive possibilities.

He has helped numerous multi-Grammy-winning and platinum sales artists navigate to profitability. Rishi combines his passion for the arts, ecology, corporate wellness and goodwill with his MBA in marketing and entrepreneurial studies and a BBA in accounting to create sponsorship events that marry artists with brands. Rishi has created and run successful branded events to increase awareness, adoption and loyalty worth millions of dollars in revenue, for some of the largest national and multinational brands.

Rishi is a recognized Climate Reality Leader, personally trained by former US Vice President Al Gore.

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Parvati, CEO and Creative Director

Parvati, the Positive Possibilities Lady, brings to life the message of “Love yourself, love others, love our world. We are one Earth family”, through her visionary work as a musician, yogi, author and activist. She founded parvati.org following a trip to the North Pole to raise awareness of the melting polar ice by giving the northernmost musical performance ever.

Parvati has performed at Madison Square Garden in New York City, Earls Court in London and the former Club Maria in Berlin. She self-produces her music and performances. Repeatedly hitting #1 on the Canadian Electronica charts, Parvati is heard on Top 40 radio internationally.

Parvati is a recognized Climate Reality Leader, personally trained by former US Vice President Al Gore.

Pranada McBurnie, Manager, Publicity and Social Media Advocacy

Pranada has over a decade of experience in government communications, supporting and advising high-profile officials on media appearances and issues management. She directs the PR and booking teams for the Kupid’s Play record label. A longtime volunteer with humanitarian organizations, Pranada advises, directs and/or personally executes all aspects of Parvati.org’s online presence and media relations.

Pranada is a recognized Climate Reality Leader, personally trained by former US Vice President Al Gore.

 
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EVENT LEADERSHIP AND MARKETING PRODUCERS

Rishi Deva, Executive Producer and Director of Marketing and Communications

Rishi is a gold record winning music industry veteran specializing in artist management for over 25 years and versed in all sectors of the music industry. Rishi is the CEO of the music label Kupid’s Play, dedicated to bringing commercially viable artists to the pop mainstream to inspire millions of people to live in a world of positive possibilities.

He has helped numerous multi-Grammy-winning and platinum sales artists navigate to profitability. Rishi combines his passion for the arts, ecology, corporate wellness and goodwill with his MBA in marketing and entrepreneurial studies and a BBA in accounting to create sponsorship events that marry artists with brands. Rishi has created and run successful branded events to increase awareness, adoption and loyalty worth millions of dollars in revenue, for some of the largest national and multinational brands.

Rishi is a recognized Climate Reality Leader, personally trained by former US Vice President Al Gore.

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Parvati, CEO and Creative Director

Parvati, the Positive Possibilities Lady, brings to life the message of “Love yourself, love others, love our world. We are one Earth family”, through her visionary work as a musician, yogi, author and activist. She founded parvati.org following a trip to the North Pole to raise awareness of the melting polar ice by giving the northernmost musical performance ever.

Parvati has performed at Madison Square Garden in New York City, Earls Court in London and the former Club Maria in Berlin. She self-produces her music and performances. Repeatedly hitting #1 on the Canadian Electronica charts, Parvati is heard on Top 40 radio internationally.

Parvati is a recognized Climate Reality Leader, personally trained by former US Vice President Al Gore.

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Harvey Goldsmith, Producer

Harvey Goldsmith CBE, is a legendary and visionary producer and promoter of concerts, charity events and television broadcasts. He has produced, managed and promoted shows with most of the world’s major artists and was responsible for the two largest music events in the world, ever; Live Aid and Live 8.

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Sat Bisla, Producer

Sat is the founder and president of A&R Worldwide, which oversees the Musexpo conferences in Los Angeles and London. He is a producer and tastemaker who helped break Coldplay, Dido and Imogen Heap in America.

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Chris Porter, Producer

Chris is a record producer and engineer with over 40 years experience in the music industry. He has worked with some of the most successful international artists of the past three decades (including David Bowie, Wham, Pet Shop Boys, Tina Turner, Hall and Oates, and Sir Elton John) and has produced tracks which have become enduring pop classics. He has recorded every genre of music from Rock to Classical, from bands to symphony orchestras, as well as working in film and DVD. Chris works at Stanley House in London W3, a studio complex which he co-owns with record producer Hugh Padgham.

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Adam Nathan, Producer

Adam is a globally serving creative designer who has worked as an artist, DJ, producer, designer and art director, and been the creative lead on design and music projects for clients such as MTV, CTV, Space Channel, Comedy Network, Virgin Mobile, Canwest, Roots, Four Seasons Hotels, microCastle music and more.

He is the founder and principal of Jellyfunk, a Toronto-based boutique studio that embraces music and design to serve the music, entertainment and hospitality industries.

Adam is a recognized Climate Reality Leader, personally trained by former US Vice President Al Gore.

 
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PORTFOLIO LEADS

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Uttama Anderson
Team Lead, Administration and Presentations

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Eric Benchimol
Team Lead, Grassroots Outreach

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Pam Bryan
Senior Strategic Advisor, Productions and Fundraising

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Joy Elkayam
Team Lead, Marketing

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Dr. Karen Ho
Team Lead, Research

Shawna-McLeod
Shawna McLeod
Team Lead, Creative



 
 
 
 
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