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

Photojournalist Paola Gianturco has documented women’s lives in fifty-five countries. In 2012, Paola’s photographic book, Grandmother Power, A Global Phenomenon, was released. One hundred percent of her royalties go to helping grandmothers in 15 African countries who are caring for AIDS orphans. In 2017 Paola released a book co-written with her granddaughter, Wonder Girls, chronicling 15 girl-led groups around the globe who have spearheaded significant social change. 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.

Jodi Morris

Jodi Morris

Advisor

Jodi Morris is founder and CEO of Connecting Growth Globally. Previously working in investment strategy and business-building globally with notable firms like JP Morgan and Matthews Asia, Jodi now applies her talents to leadership development, girls’ education, and global investing. She believes that girls’ education and empowerment is the best global investment opportunity of our lifetime. Jodi lives in San Francisco, California.

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.

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.