Advisors

Shirley Caine

Shirley Caine

Advisor

Recently retired from a 40 year career in early childhood education, Shirley was inspired by Diana’s concept of Global Grandmothers. Shirley is married with two married sons and one grandson. A passion for quilting keeps her making baby blankets for friends and family.

Paola Gianturco

Paola Gianturco

Advisor

A photojournalist and former marketing executive, for the past twenty years Paola Gianturco has documented women’s lives in fifty-five countries. In 2012, Paola’s latest photographic book, Grandmother Power, A Global Phenomenon, was released. One hundred percent of the author royalties from this book go to the Grandmothers to Grandmothers Campaign of the Stephen Lewis Foundation which helps grandmothers in 15 African countries who are caring for AIDS orphans. Paola lives in Mill Valley, California.

Jayne McDonough

Jayne McDonough

Advisor

Jayne, a licensed architect with a degree from Cornell University, now works as a graphic artist designing websites, logos, and online publications – when she isn’t doing art projects with her twin children. Global Grandmothers website, logo, and all associated graphics emanate from her creative mind. Jayne lives in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Sandy Piotter

Sandy Piotter

Advisor

After 15 years as a community volunteer, Sandy re-entered the field of education as a high school administrator. She has two children and four grandchildren. Social justice and community activism have been her hallmarks and drew her into Global Grandmothers.

Sarah Pruden

Sarah Pruden

Advisor

Sarah joined Global Grandmothers in January 2011 as our first member! Sarah’s early and enthusiastic support of GG naturally followed from her lifelong commitment to children’s issues, starting when as a child her family supported a war orphan in Italy. As a parent, Sarah served as a school board member, and later a high school college/career advisor. Now, as a grandparent of four, Sarah gives time and money to make the world a better place. Sarah lives in Sausalito, California.

Kari Rodgers

Kari Rodgers

Advisor

Kari worked for twelve years in the communications industry, mostly with the firm of Young and Rubicam, where she was a partner. In 2007 she took a break from her career to spend time with her three young children, including newborn twins. Now Kari’s putting her skills back to work, advising Global Grandmothers on communications and marketing, especially in the social media world. Kari lives in San Francisco, California.

Lynda Storek

Lynda Storek

Advisor

An educator for 40 years, Lynda ran her 4th and 5th grade classrooms as teacher, and then her middle school as principal, with high standards, incredible energy and a hilarious sense of humor. She brings those same qualities to grandmothering her eight grandchildren and advising Global Grandmothers on the Kids’ Page. Lynda lives in San Rafael, California.