Supervisory Board

The Supervisory Board is composed of seasoned academics and administrators with expertise in accreditation processes. They serve in an advisory capacity to oversee the integrity and excellence of the Global Accreditation Council.

More members will soon be added to the Supervisory Board.

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Carroy Ferguson, PhD

Scherto Gill, PhD

Kyriakos Kouveliotis, PhD

Barbara Vacarr, PhD

Edgar Mora, MPA

Carroy Ferguson, PhD, is a tenured professor since 1979 and former Dean of the College of Public and Community Service at University of Massachusetts Boston. A practicing clinical psychologist, he co-founded two visionary organizations: Interculture, Inc. and Associates in Human Understanding.  He has been President of the Association for Humanistic Psychology for many years. He has been a clinical practitioner for over 35 years, and is a human relations, multicultural and organizational development consultant.  He is the author of many books, including Evolving the Human Race Game; A New Perspective on Race and Color, and Transitions in Consciousness from an African American Perspective. 

Scherto Gill, PhD, is Senior Fellow at the Guerrand-Hermès Foundation for Peace (GHFP) Research Institute, Associate Professor at the University of Sussex, and Fellow of the Royal Society of the Arts (FRSA). She directs a UNESCO/GHFP Initiative on Transformative Education and Collective Healing, and leads the G20 Interfaith Forum‘s Education Working Group. Through research, grassroots projects and published work, Scherto actively explores ways to implement innovative ideas such as deep dialogue, ethics of caring, positive peace and holistic well-being in social transformation. Her most recent publications include: Happiness, Flourishing and the Good Life: A Transformative Vision of Human Well-Being (Routledge), Beyond the Tyranny of Testing: Relational Evaluation in Education (Oxford University Press), Ethical Education (Cambridge University Press), Education as Humanisation (Routledge); and Critical Narrative as Pedagogy (Bloomsbury).

Professor Kyriakos Kouveliotis is currently the Rector and the CEO of the Berlin School of Health Sciences in Germany. In parallel, he is also the Provost and Chief Academic Officer of the Berlin School of Business and Innovation (BSBI) and the President of the educational organization Atheneum Liberal Studies.

He has a PhD in European Integration and International Relations completed at the Department of Politics, University of Newcastle upon Tyne, UK. He also holds an MA in Diplomacy awarded by Lancaster University UK, a certificate in Linguistics awarded by Bangor University UK and a BA in English Literature and Linguistics awarded by Aristotle University of Thessaloniki Greece.

Barbara Vacarr, PhD is a psychologist, adult educator and organizational consultant. She recently retired as CEO of Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health and is a former President and CEO of Goddard College. Barbara was a thought leader for, where she served as ambassador and strategist for progressive higher education. As an Associate Professor at Lesley University, she was Founding Director of the first hybrid competency-based PhD program in Adult Learning. She was named in 2015 one of 50 “Influencers in Aging in America” by PBS’s Next Avenue. She is the founder of an Intergenerational Women’s Mentoring Collective, served as an interviewer for USC’s Shoah Foundation Visual History Project and led the grant funded Cambodian Youth and Missing History Project.  Barbara is a regular contributor to Huffington Post’s Thrive Global.

Edgar Mora Altamirano, MPA was mayor of Curridabat between 2007 and 2018 and Minister of Education between 2018 and 2019. He studied journalism at the Universidad Latina de Costa Rica, urban planning at the Latin American Faculty of Social Sciences (FLACSO) and public administration at Harvard University. Under his administration, the Municipality of Curridabat received the Chapter Award for Best City Plan from the Congress for New Urbanism (CNU), the Most Inspiring Initiative of the UN-Habitat New Urban Agenda, the Prix Mondiaux de L’Innovation Urbaine «Smart Cities» from the Le Monde newspaper and International Urban Development Association (INTA) and Social and Environmental Sustainability of the Smart Cities Expo Congress.