Voices of Compassion: Leading the Emotional Recovery

Children's Health Council

  In this moment, our community can show its power more than ever before and we believe this event will contribute to much-needed healing. We are truly in this together and your compassionate voice matters. Our world has been turned upside down in the past several months. The uncertainty of the pandemic combined with concerns…

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The Voices of Compassion Blue Ribbon Panel brings varying experiences and perspectives ― education, behavioral health, mental health and family ― sharing insights, inspiration and creativity.

 

Dr. James Doty, DIRECTOR & FOUNDER, CCARE, CLINICAL PROFESSOR OF NEUROSURGERY, STANFORD UNIVERSITY
James R. Doty, M.D. is the founder and director of the Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education (CCARE) at Stanford University of which His Holiness the Dalai Lama is the founding benefactor. He works with a variety of scientists from a number of disciplines examining the neural bases for compassion and altruism. He is also a clinical professor in the Department of Neurosurgery at Stanford University School of Medicine. Dr. Doty is an inventor, entrepreneur and philanthropist. He holds a number of patents on devices which are used on patients around the world. He has founded multiple start-ups and is the former CEO of Accuray (NASDAQ:ARAY). He has provided support to a number of charitable organizations supporting peace initiatives and providing healthcare throughout the world. Dr. Doty has funded research, provided scholarships and endowed chairs at multiple universities. He is a veteran of the U.S. Army having spent 9 years on active duty service in the Army Medical Corp.

He is on the Board of a number of non-profits and is the former chairman of the Dalai Lama Foundation and the former vice-chair of the Charter for Compassion. Doty is the Senior Editor of the recently published Oxford Handbook of Compassion Science and is the author of the New York Times bestseller, Into the Magic Shop: A Neurosurgeon’s Quest to Discover the Mysteries of the Brain and the Secrets of the Heart that has now been translated into 36 languages. His work has been cited in media throughout the world including The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, The Guardian, Time Magazine and many others.

 

Wanda Holland Greene, MA, HEAD OF HAMLIN SCHOOL IN SAN FRANCISCO
Wanda M. Holland Greene is Head of School at The Hamlin School in San Francisco, a mission-driven institution dedicated to best practices and innovation in the education of girls and young women. She is nationally recognized and respected as an experienced leader in education with a passionate voice and powerful presence that inspire communities to achieve equity and excellence for all children. For the past thirty years, Holland Greene has focused her professional time and attention on a wide and varied range of issues in education: mental health and emotional well-being; anti-racism and cultural competency; neurodiversity and learning differences; gender inequity and stereotype threat in the classroom; effective performance appraisal systems for teachers; and global citizenship. She has taught, mentored, and inspired thousands of children on the east and west coasts, and her writing, speeches, seminars, and professional presentations have permeated the educational and political landscapes from San Francisco to Cape Town.

 

Dr. Ramsey Khasho, CHIEF CLINICAL OFFICER AT CHILDREN’S HEALTH COUNCIL & LICENSED CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGIST
Dr. Ramsey Khasho has over 20 years’ experience evaluating and treating children, teens and families. He specializes in pediatric anxiety and depression, ADHD, ASD, forensic assessment and family therapy. Dr. Khasho is a court-appointed expert for the State of California, and has provided testimony about the psychological evaluations of children and adolescents. He has over 10 years of non-profit executive management experience and is actively involved in the supervision and training of graduate students. Dr. Khasho is also an adjunct faculty member at the University of San Francisco teaching graduate level courses for the School of Education, Counseling Psychology Department.

 

Julie Lythcott-Haims, JD, MFA, WRITER. SPEAKER. HUMAN.
Julie Lythcott-Haims believes in humans and is deeply interested in what gets in our way. She is the New York Times bestselling author of the anti-helicopter parenting manifesto How to Raise an Adult. Her TED Talk on the subject has more than 5 million views, and in 2020 she became a regular contributor with CBS This Morning on parenting. Her second book is the critically-acclaimed and award-winning prose poetry memoir Real American, which illustrates her experience as a Black and biracial person in white spaces. A third book, Your Turn: How to Be an Adult, will be out in April 2021.

 

Byron Pitts, CO-ANCHOR OF ABC’S NIGHTLINE & AUTHOR, BE THE ONE
Known for his thought-provoking coverage and commitment to exceptional storytelling, Byron Pitts is a multiple Emmy award-winning journalist and co-anchor of ABC’s Nightline. In 2013, Pitts became an anchor and Chief National Correspondent at ABC. Prior to working for ABC, Pitts was the Chief National Correspondent for CBS Evening News with Katie Couric. He was also CBS’s lead correspondent at Ground Zero immediately following the September 11th attacks and won an Emmy for his coverage.

 

Dr. Denise Pope, FOUNDER OF CHALLENGE SUCCESS & SENIOR LECTURER STANFORD GRADUATE SCHOOL OF EDUCATION
Denise Pope, PhD, is a Senior Lecturer at the Stanford University Graduate School of Education, where she specializes in student engagement, curriculum studies, qualitative research methods, and service learning. She is co-founder of ​Challenge Success​, a research and intervention project that provides schools and families the tools they need to raise healthy, motivated students. Challenge Success is an expanded version of the SOS: Stressed-Out Students project that Dr. Pope founded and directed from 2003-2008.

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