DIVERSITY, EQUITY AND INCLUSION INITIATIVE MEMBERS
Christina Yap, global HR professional, author and speaker, She/Her/Hers
Christina Yap is an award-winning Human Resources professional. She has worked with some of the world’s largest organizations to move the needle on their diversity, equity and inclusion programs. She acknowledges her privilege in her background–“Advanced Diversity and Inclusion” certificate from Cornell University, Masters in Human Resources, lawyer, coach, certified yoga instructor and wellbeing specialist. Having lived in several countries and worked with teams across 100+ countries, Christina’s diverse background and experience inspire innovative approaches to build more agile and inclusive communities. She is an international speaker and writer (published by Forbes, PwC, Thrive Global and the United Nations).
Larry Ward, Director of the Lotus Institute, author and speaker, He/Him/His
Dr. Larry Ward (he/him) is author of “America’s Racial Karma” and co-author with his wife Peggy of “Love’s Garden, A Guide to Mindful Relationships”. Larry brings 25 years of international experience in organizational change and local community renewal as Director of the Lotus Institute and advisor to the Executive Mind Leadership Institute (Drucker School of Management). Larry, whose dharma name is “True Great Sound”, is a senior teacher in Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh’s Plum Village tradition. He holds a PhD in Religious Studies and is a knowledgeable, charismatic and inspirational teacher, offering insights with personal stories and resounding clarity.
Director of Brand & Marketing at Miraval Resorts & Spas, United States, she/her/hers
Dina Fenili holds over 16 years of hospitality experience in various luxury and lifestyles hotels throughout America. She specializes in brand consumer awareness and significant wellness trends of today. As the Director of Brand & Marketing at Miraval Resorts & Spas, Dina oversees marketing and communications efforts for their three award-winning properties. Her proudest accomplishment is their partnership with the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), the nation’s leading voice in mental health. Dina also celebrates her previous volunteer role as the Vice President of the 501C3 nonprofit, Daisie Foundation, in Chicago, Illinois, encompassing event management and fundraising initiatives.
Chief Excellence Officer at Inspired Journey Consulting, United States, she/her/hers
Jackie Roby is Chief Excellence Officer at Inspired Journey Consulting (IJC). As a sales solution strategist & brand ambassador for healing & wellness resorts, she helps clients stand out as authentic wellness to reach their ideal guests. She is a DEI advocate, host of the podcast “Through Inspired Eyes”, & brings 19 years of travel & hospitality sales experience. Jackie is a coach for wellness travel designers to guide them in communicating the magic of their missions. Through a message of #TravelCanHeal, IJC’s vision is to encourage healing through travel for a kinder, more inclusive world.