Shelley Pearce

Shelley Pearce | Board Member

Shelley Pearce joined Global Bridge in 2009.  Previously, Shelley held the position of Director of the Conservatory at Wilkes University and head of Cultural Outreach at the institution. In this capacity, she oversaw hundreds of performances and events, counseling students and collaborating with faculty and regional groups. She has volunteered with numerous nonprofit organizations throughout her career, and her talent for making connections among individuals to better the community resulted in her being awarded Community Leader of the Year by the six county Northeast Pennsylvania Educational Intermediate Unit. 

Shelley served four terms as chairperson of the Cultural Council of Luzerne County, a nonprofit agency to which she's contributed for sixteen years.  During this time she collaborated with regional and state government, educational institutions, nonprofit agencies, and foundations to develop and fund numerous initiatives.   Programs included presentations by esteemed spiritual teachers, retreats with Tibetan lamas, collaborative events featuring unique ensembles and individuals, lectures, concerts and theatre performances, and art exhibitions. She produced numerous videos, albums, and edited several publications, and served for seven years as an adjudicator to the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts.  Shelley also helped facilitate multi-tiered environmental awareness programs, collaborating with over 30 cultural, political, and ecological organizations along the eastern seaboard.

Shelley holds an M.A. in Psychology and a B.S. in finance, and is an ordained minister. She founded and ran a small corporation and was an investment advisor early in her career.  Wall Street training, geographic exposure, charitable, and spiritual work, gave her a perspective of the economic dissonance in today's environment, and helped catalyze a desire to focus on cultural, therapeutic, and humanitarian initiatives in support of a more creative, compassionate and peaceful world.  Shelley currently has a private counseling practice in Santa Monica.

Projects In Focus

Humanistic Spirituality

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