Wayne was a co-founder of GEM in 1981. At the time he was a high school social studies teacher in the Springfield School District in Springfield, PA. He has served as President of GEM since its creation and continues in that capacity today. After taking an early retirement from teaching in 1995, Wayne has worked fulltime at GEM's headquarters at Chestnut Hill College in Philadelphia. He provides a lot of the over-all vision and programming for GEM
Huan is the US Director of GEM's work in China. She found GEM as a graduate student at Chestnut Hill College and has been associated with GEM for about 5 years. She is currently a mental health clinician at Child Guidance Resource Center.
Her areas of concentration include:
(1) The Student Conference on the Paris Agreement (SCoPA-Climate Change)
(2) The Student Leadership Conference on Development at the UN (SLCD-Sustainable Development Goals)
(3) Her special work related to youth and International students' mental health awareness and action.
Ellen Wilson is a UN representative for GEM. She works primarily with SCoPA and manages the GEM Staff. She has M.S.Ed. in College Student Personnel from the University of Wisconsin - La Crosse. She has a B.S. in Hotel, Restaurant and Institution Management and a Spanish minor from Iowa State University. In addition, she has taken summer classes in Spanish at Middlebury College and Yale University.
Michelle Asim is a youth representative for Global Education Motivators (GEM). She is currently in medical school at Jefferson University. She started working with GEM since she was a high school student.
Now every year, she trains students from her high school for GEM’s annual Student Leadership Conference on Development.
Edmond graduated from Chestnut Hill College in Math and Computer Science. Born in the Republic Democratic of Congo, he has been involved in many extra curriculum activities in his community with the Kuvuna Foundation Academy at a very early age. He is currently working with Global Education Motivators (GEM), on different projects and activities which includes empowering youth in today's world. In his free time, Edmond loves playing and listening to music (Jazz and Classical music especially).
Caitlin currently serves as a consultant for GEM. She has a dual master in International Development and Service, and Business Administration from College of Mount Saint Vincent in Bronx, NY. Her background is in family social services and education. She first connected with GEM at the annual Global Solutions Lab at Chestnut Hill College.
Jawaria Ali is a graduate with a Bachelors in Psychology and a concentration in clinical psychology who got introduced to GEM and has been working with them since her undergraduate years. She is very passionate about mental health and education, and working towards aligning the sustainable development goals in local and global scenarios. Her interests and hobbies include writing, reading, painting and making as many hand-made crafts as possible.
Alexander Groce is a youth representative for Global Education Motivators (GEM). He graduated from Chestnut Hill College in Global Affairs and Spanish and minored both in Political Science and European Union studies.
Director of Communication & Media
Hajrah graduated from Chestnut Hill College in Political Science and minored in Global Affairs and Philosophy. She is a youth representative at the United Nations. In her free time
she likes to draw.
Financial Assistant/ Support Staff
Thomas graduated from Chestnut Hill College with BA in French and Political Science and a minor in EU studies. In Spring 2019, Thomas studied abroad in Paris, France.