Elizabeth and Stephen Alderman

Elizabeth and Stephen Alderman

The death of their son on 9/11 brought Elizabeth and Stephen Alderman merciless grief. Soon afterward, they learned in a news report that a billion people around the world had experienced severe trauma. The Aldermans could relate. They understand: Suffering is...
Susan M. Anderson

Susan M. Anderson

Susan Anderson was a chemist, a housewife, and an artist and arts marketer until 12 years ago, when a trip to Bosnia changed her life. For the first time, she witnessed the destructive effects of war on children and adults firsthand. “Slowly I closed down my company...
Randal Charlton

Randal Charlton

Bored with retirement and ripe for a new challenge, Randal Charlton walked into the office of the president of Wayne State University in 2007 and asked if he had a job – any job – for a lifelong entrepreneur. Charlton brought a versatile background to the table. In...
Susan Burton

Susan Burton

At 46 years old, Susan Burton didn’t have a lot going for her. It was 1997. She was fresh out of jail, and not for the first time. On her way out the prison guard said, “I’ll see you back in a little while.” It wasn’t unlikely. Years before, Burton’s 5-year-old son...