Board of Directors

Danica Anderson, PhD

Founder and Board Member of the Kolo: Women’s Cross Cultural Collaboration

It’s always been about what I learned and witnessed.

My doctorate in Clinical Psychology, concentration in Somatics only added to my knowledge. My intensified learning began with my mother who survived WWII concentration camp Jasenovac, former Yugoslavia. I had the realization that my grandmothers and mother survived a century of wars in former Yugoslavia. I knew their trauma is passed down through the generations; transgenerational.

I define trauma as intensified learning where no one wants to enroll but are pitched into traumatic events and situations. Clinically, I do not define trauma as a mental illness. Rather, the trauma symptoms tell me your neurology and body are healthy. At best a memory disorder where your survival mechanisms need to discern between ‘Do I need survive right now?’ or ‘Do I need to thrive?’ [READ FULL BIO]

Angela Davison, JD.    

Angela is a Board Member of the Kolo: Women’s Cross Cultural Collaboration.  She is an enthusiastic volunteer, having served as a judge for twelve years (and counting!) for the FIRST Robotics Competition, an organization inspiring Pre-K – 12 students to embrace STEM subjects.  She has also served on the board of directors for Dearborn, MI – based Vista Maria, an organization serving at-risk youth, girls in foster care, and victims of sex trafficking, and on the board of directors for the Women’s Bar Association.  Currently employed in the public service sector as a patent examiner with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, Angela’s previous employment experiences include serving as in-house counsel to a large, multi-national packaging company and a privately-held pneumatics manufacturer, and as a private practice corporate and intellectual property attorney.  A Chicago native and long time Michigander, Angela now resides in Charlotte, NC with her husband and cat.  She enjoys reading, yoga, travel and singing Adele songs in the shower; the cat is not a fan of the latter.

Dr. Martin Milner

Dr. Milner is Board Member of the Kolo: Women’s Cross Cultural Collaboration.  Dr. Milner is medical director and founder of the Center for Natu­ral Medicine, Inc., one of the oldest integrative medicine clinics in the Northwest. He has devoted the focus of his medical practice to naturopathic cardiovascular medicine since 1985.

Dr. Milner has evolved a very effective protocol using amino acids and nutritional cofactors in the management of neurotransmitter deficiency diseases including adrenal exhaustion, fatigue, depression, anxiety, insomnia, tremors, concentration and memory impairment, chronic pain, unresponsive allergies and stress decompensation.

A 1983 graduate of the National College of Naturopathic Medicine, Dr. Milner has been NUNM’s instructor of car­diovascular and pulmonary medicine since 1987. In 1999, Dr. Milner became an NUNM clinical faculty member and founded the Heart & Lung Wellness program to enhance patient care and student training in naturopathic cardio­vascular medicine.

Linda Malanchuk-Finnan

Since 2002, Linda serves as President of the Board of Directors of the Kolo: Women’s Cross-Cultural Collaboration.

Wahu Kaara

is Board Member of the Kolo: Women’s Cross Cultural Collaboration.  She is winner of the Nobel Peace Prize in 2005 and one of the leading advocates for social justice in Kenya and the world. She is one of the main person in the establishment of various organizations in Africa for the promotion of human rights, democracy, general education, good governance and gender equality. Wahu Kaara is a globally renowned Kenyan educator, activist and campaigner for social justice. A prolific writer, poet and speaker, Wahu has devoted her time and energy to civic engagement and incisive analysis of the global political and economic architecture, with a special focus on the impact of globalization on the countries of the South, especially Africa.

Advisory Board

Genevieve Vaughn, Gift Economy

Ida SefeRoche, Bosnian-American Genocide Institute

David Pettigrew, Bosnian-American Genocide Institute

Refik Sadikovic, Bosnian-American Genocide Institute

Djenita Svinjar, Bosnian-American Genocide Institute

Azra Smailkadic-Brkic, Bosnian-American Genocide Institute

Belma Sadikovic, Bosnian-American Genocide Institute

Carol McLaughlin, US AID- Afghanistan Development Officer