Judith Brown Meyers

She is presently the owner of The Judith Brown Company, which provides strategic planning and organizational development assistance to international non-profits and for-profits. Judith also facilitates group processes and conducts public opinion and market research studies, particularly in areas of public policy and communications. Previously, she owned Research and Decisions Corporation in San Francisco, was a partner in the development of the Santa Lucia Preserve in Carmel Valley, and created a nation-wide public affairs department for United Telecommunications (now Sprint).

Ms. Meyers has lived and/or worked in India, Bhutan and Nepal and is presently consulting with several civil societies in Bhutan. During her extensive travels in the Himalayan Mountains and Tibetan plateau, she focused on photographing the Tibetan Buddhist cultures and dramatic landscapes of the region. Examples can be seen at www.himalayanphotos.net.

Judith received a M.A. in Hindi and South Asian Studies from the School of International Service at American University. Her Ph.D. is from Columbia University where she focused on the role of mass communications in international development and was an International Fellow. She was awarded a Parliamentary Fellowship by the Indian Government where she studied for a year with Indian and international professionals. Judith also trained Peace Corps volunteers bound for and in India.

During the 1990s she served on the Board of Directors of the Monterey Institute of International Studies, where she chaired the Planning Committee. Past non-profit board memberships include SFJAZZ, the International Association of Political Consultants, the Development Fund and the Tenzin Gyatso Institute, where she also served as Executive Director for six years. Present board affiliations include Drokpa and the International Buddhist Film Festival.