Meet our Leadership Team
Iris Ratcliffe, Board Chair
Iris Ratcliffe, M.A. is a Curriculum Specialist, Professor of Humanities, and Board Chair of AHAM Education. She has been a student of present moment awareness and meditation for over 35 years, and a teacher of Presence for many years in New York and Florida. Iris has undergone the Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction and Mindful Schools Programs, and has designed curricula to employ these tools in the performing and creative arts. She has applied mindful coaching in educational and wellness contexts. Iris holds a Master’s Degree in Theater Studies from New York University.
Stephen Cameron, Board Member
Stephen Cameron, Esq. is a Litigator, Business Leader and Owner of Cameron Law Group LLC, a Fort Lauderdale law firm with offices in Miami, Jacksonville, and Tampa. Stephen has been a student of secular meditation and present moment awareness for over 30 years, and applies mindfulness to law practice and leadership. He is currently on the MEILAC (Mindfulness and Emotional Intelligence for Leaders in Latin America and the Caribbean) Committee, which offers these tools within organizations, government and businesses. He earned his Law Degree at Nova Southeastern University.
Alexander Easdale, Board Member
Alexander Easdale, M.A. is Principal of Forging Alliances Inc., an internationally focused consulting firm that specializes in fundraising, leadership development, capacity-building and education management. Alexander has held multiple leadership positions in the non-profit sector, academia, business and government. He has taken courses in Practical Philosphy and Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction, and practices mindfulness and meditation regularly. He is currently on the Fundraising and Collaborative Committee, to leverage and maximize resources for local and transnational programs. Alexander has a Master’s degree in International Relations/Latin American and Caribbean Studies from Florida International University.
Knellee Bisram, Founder & CEO
Knellee Bisram, M.A. is a Professor of Social Sciences, an International Development Consultant, and Founder and CEO of AHAM Education. She is a student of meditation and Present Moment Awareness for over 27 years, a Certified Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction instructor under the UCSD Mindfulness Based Professional Training Institute, and has designed curricula and taught Mindfulness and Emotional Intelligence to youth and disabled individuals, teachers, counsellors, health practitioners, veterans, business and community leaders in English and Spanish throughout the Americas. She holds a BA in languages, and a MA in International Relations and Latin American Studies.
Susan Woods, Mindfulness Curriculum and Research Advisor
Susan Woods, MSW, LICSW is a licensed Clinical Social Worker and was in psychotherapy practice for many years where in addition to her clinical practice she offered the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) and the Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) programs. Since 2005, Susan has been a leading professional trainer in MBSR and MBCT and teaches at venues worldwide. She developed the MBSR and MBCT professional certification programs at the Mindfulness-Based Professional Training Institute, University of California San Diego, is a senior MBSR/MBCT mentor and supervisor, and a professional advisor on mindfulness-based clinical trials. She has presented on the clinical application of mindfulness at numerous conferences and is a published author on the training of health professionals in mindfulness-based skills.