Photo by Mohammed Mahmoud, Jordan

[ Board of Directors ]

Kara Brook Brown

"Waxing Kara" developed organically from Kara’s artistic background. Kara began painting with encaustic, the unique method of painting with beeswax and, in 2010, started beekeeping to sustainably provide for her art.

Throughout this process, she learned more about the importance of bees and their role in supporting our entire planet and improving overall sustainability. Honey is a truly precious resource, and current research about declining bee populations worldwide inspired Kara to make her own contribution to this startling issue. Soon, her passion for natural skin care products inspired her to expand her business and Kara began creating delicious honey treats and skin-loving bath and beauty products.

At her busily buzzing farm in Maryland, Waxing Kara has created a little slice of honey heaven where bees can naturally thrive. Her organic products are made with a genuine passion for nourishing the mind, body, and spirit.  

Kara has served on the VisionWorkshops Board of Directors since the beginning!

Art Stevens

Art Stevens is a Senior Partner at 1863, focusing on mentoring and accelerating New Majority entrepreneurs. He has been an Innovator in Residence at American University, and previously worked with PayPal as the Director for Social Innovation Projects, focusing on efforts to create economic opportunity for underserved populations. Prior to this, he was responsible for MicroPlace, an online marketplace for investments in Microfinance. His traditional investment experience includes over a decade of work for larger firms Morgan Stanley, Franklin Templeton, and TCW Investment Management. Art began specializing in the non-profit community in 2002, helping to launch a social enterprise in the elder care sector and working with a social enterprise focused on health care in southern India. He received his BA from The George Washington, University.
Art enjoys photography and has begun shooting short films in the DC Area.

Hank Libby

Hank Libby serves as President of the Carol M. Jacobsohn Foundation, which focuses on funding educational, social and medical outreach programs to benefit persons from underserved communities, primarily women and children. Hank attended the Wharton School of Finance, University of Pennsylvania, earning a BS in Finance, and also received a J.D. degree from the University of Pennsylvania Law School and an LL.M. from the George Washington Law School. He practiced Corporate, Securities, and Venture Capital law for over twenty years in Washington, D.C., and operated a venture capital partnership and an investment advisory firm for twelve years.

In 2013 Hank received the Advocate for the Community Award, in Annapolis, Maryland. He currently serves on the boards of four other charitable organizations in Annapolis and in Stuart, Florida. Hank previously served as Chairman of the Board of Vision Workshops, as a member of the Community Foundation of Annapolis and Anne Arundel County, and as a Director of the Anne Arundel Medical Center Foundation.

An active boater and wildlife photographer, Hank moved to Florida in 2014, where he continues to improve the communities he lives in and cares about through his philanthropic efforts.

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