Founder and CEO
Knellee Bisram, M.A. transitioned from her career in international relations and international consulting to dedicate her efforts to AHAM Education and partnerships that build mindful, resilient communities. Serving as Lead NGO Representative to the United Nations, she leverages regional, national and global multi-stakeholder partners to bring a nature-based, mindful approach to meeting 21st century global challenges affecting children, women, marginalized communities in education, water and climate justice, and women's well-being. A student of meditation, mindfulness and various mind-body modalities for over 35 years, Knellee is a Certified Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) instructor and Certified Center for Mind Body Medicine (CMBM) facilitator and is the co-creator of the Be Nature program. She has designed curricula and taught Mindfulness, Mind-Body and Emotional Intelligence to youth and disabled individuals, educators, counsellors, health practitioners, veterans, business, government, 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.
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 meditation, and present moment awareness for over 35 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 has also developed a mentorship program for teen boys at his law firm integrating mindfulness at work principles. His staff have all participated in AHAM's Live and Work (LAW) Balance training and he continues to incorporate meditation practice in their professional development. Stephen earned his Law Degree at Nova Southeastern University.
Alexander Easdale, M.A. is Executive Director of the South East Climate Action Network (SCEN) and Principal of Forging Alliances Inc., an internationally focused consulting firm. Alexander has held multiple leadership positions in the non-profit sector, academia, business and government. He has been practicing mindfulness and meditation since 2014, and continues to provide opportunities for integrating conscious workplace and mindful activist practices among the network of grassroots organizations working toward climate justice. Alex is currently on the Fundraising and Collaborative Committee, to leverage and maximize resources for local and transnational programs. He holds a Master’s degree in International Relations/Latin American and Caribbean Studies from Florida International University.
Piero is an author and an educator of Mindfulness Meditation, Mindful Living and acclaimed programs such as the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR), the Center for Mind Body Medicine (CMBM) model, and Mindful Leader. Piero is a Certified MBSR Teacher, Certified Center for Mind-Body Medicine (CMBM) facilitator, and Certified Mindfulness in Schools Teacher. He co-created the Be Nature program with Knellee, and is our UN NGO Representative on Sustainable Development. He has written several books, including the highly praised 3-book series Mindfulness for a Better Mind, Life and World, and has created a variety of courses on how to apply mindfulness for the improvement of overall well-being and enjoyment of life. Piero also leads Insight Meditation Silent Retreats and organizes Silent Peace Walks. Before teaching mindfulness, Piero designed and taught several human relations improvement programs in corporations, civic groups, and schools, and occupied upper management positions in the corporate world doing business internationally. Piero studied Business Administration and Urban and Regional Economics in Brazil, Economic Development and Planning in Italy, and Public Administration in Japan.
Emeritus Board Member
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 40 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.